Introduction

Venture Technologies (“Venture”) needs to gather and use certain information about individuals. This information can include customers, suppliers, business contact, employees and other people the organization has a relationship with or may need to contact. This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the company’s data protection standards – and to comply with laws in the US and other countries.

Why this policy exists

This data protection policy ensures Venture:

  • Complies with data protection law and follows good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
  • Is transparent about how it stores and processes individuals personal data

Protects itself from the risk of a data breach

What is “Personal Data”?

“Personal data” is defined as any information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person. So in many cases online identifiers including IP address, cookies and so forth will now be regarded as personal data if they can be (or are capable of being) without undue effort linked back to the data subject.

Information collection and tracking

When you visit our website.

You can visit our website (http://www.ventech.com/) or any subsidiary or Venture owned and managed website without giving away your personal information. Venture uses cookies in order to improve our service, user experience and analyze how our website is used. Aside from the approximate location (IP address), the information collected by our web analytics partner, Google Analytics, is mostly anonymous traffic data including browser information, device information, language. We do not collect additional information, such as your age, gender, interests, bank details or clickstream.

The collected information is used to provide an overview of how people are accessing and using the Venture website. It is not used for any additional purpose, such as to profile those who access our website.

Social media plug-ins

Our website features three plug-ins for easy sharing and following our social media pages:

  • Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
  • LinkedIn, operated by LinkedIn, 2029 Sterling Court Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
  • Twitter, operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103

Being on our website does not automatically result in sharing data on these social media networks. These plugins remain inactive (idle) until clicked upon. Once clicked upon, you will be taken to the said social media networks with their own specific privacy policies you are recommended to consult.

California and Delaware “Do Not Track” Disclosures

California and Delaware law require Venture to indicate whether it honors “Do Not Track” settings in your browser concerning targeted advertising. Venture adheres to the standards set out in this Privacy Notice and does not monitor or respond to Do Not Track browser requests.

Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any Personal Information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us Personal Information, please contact us at privacy@ventech.com

When you contact us

While you can use our website without giving out your personal information, once you contact us via the Venture website, Venture collects information about you.

The information you fill in (personal information such as your name, email address, organization) will be processed and stored so that it is possible for us to contact and respond to your request, and/or allow you access to our services.

When you visit us or contract for services from us

We receive and store information you provide directly to us. For example, when setting up new users, we collect Personal Information, such as name and e-mail address, to provide them with Services. The types of information we may collect directly from our customers and their users include: names, usernames, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, job titles, transactional information (including Services purchased), as well as any other contact or other information they choose to provide us or upload to our systems in connection with the Services.

We may use the information we collect from our customers and their users in connection with the Services we provide for a range of reasons, including to:

  • To set up a user account,
  • Provide, operate and maintain the Services;
  • Process and complete transactions, and send related information, including transaction confirmations and invoices;
  • Manage our customers’ use of the Services, respond to enquiries and comments and provide customer service and support;
  • Send customers technical alerts, updates, security notifications, and administrative communications;
  • Investigate and prevent fraudulent activities, unauthorized access to the Services, and other illegal activities; and
  • For any other purposes about which we notify customers and users.

When you use the Services

  • Usage information – we keep track of user activity in relation to the types of Services our customers and their users use, the configuration of their computers, and performance metrics related to their use of the Services.
  • Log information – we log information about our customers and their users when you use one of the Services including Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
  • Information collected by cookies and other similar technologies – we use various technologies to collect information which may include saving cookies to users’ computers.

Recruitment

If you apply for a job with Venture, we will collect, process and store the information you have sent us for recruitment-related purposes, such as contacting you. Additionally, Venture may keep your data for a period of time for the purpose of considering you for a different opportunity.

How do we share and disclose information to third parties?

We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to anyone. We may share and disclose information (including Personal Information) about our customers in the following limited circumstances:

Vendors, consultants and other service providers

We may share your information with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who we employ to perform tasks on our behalf. These companies include (for example) our payment processing providers, website analytics companies (e.g., Google Analytics), product feedback or help desk software providers (e.g. ConnectWise), CRM service providers (e.g., Salesforce), and others.

If Venture receives your Personal Information in the United States and subsequently transfers that information to a third party agent or service provider for processing, Venture remains responsible for ensuring that such third party agent or service provider processes your Personal Information to the standard required by this Privacy Policy.

Business Transfers

We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

Venture Technologies Companies

We may also share your personal data with our subsidiaries and/or affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Protection of Venture and Others

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as necessary to comply with the law or a court order; enforce or apply our agreements with you and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Venture, our employees, our users, or others.

Disclosures for National Security or Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Information Security

Venture strives to ensure the security of personal data. When Venture collects information about you, we also make sure that your information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorized disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures.

Access to information

You have the right to request access to the information we have on you. You can do this by contacting us at: privacy@ventech.com.

We will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data we process about you. In order to comply with your request, we may ask you to verify your identity. We will fulfil your request by sending your copy electronically, unless the request expressly specifies a different method. For any subsequent access request, we may charge you with an administrative fee.

Information Correction & Deletion

If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact us so we can update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specified in Information Collection and Use will be deleted.

If at any point you wish for Venture to delete information about you if you are not a current customer, you can simply contact us at the email address supplied above.

When this Privacy Policy applies

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the services offered by Venture directly via our websites. Our websites may contain links to other websites. Once redirected to another website, this Policy is no longer applicable.

This version of the Privacy Policy is effective from September 2018.

Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. We constantly review our Privacy Policy and strive towards making it better. Venture will not reduce your rights stated in this Policy without asking for explicit prior consent to the changes. All changes to our Privacy Policy will be available on this website. You can access the previous versions of this Policy here.

In Summary

In accordance with applicable law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for improving our service. We do not use profiling, we do not sell or in any other way spread your data to third parties, and we do not use your data for purposes other than what we specified. We also make sure that your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed no longer necessary. We constantly review our Privacy Policy in order to make it better and protect you more.

You can contact us at any time to:

  • Request access to information that Venture has about you
  • Correct any information that Venture has about you
  • Delete information that Venture has about you

    If you have any additional questions about Venture’s collection and storage of data, please contact us at:

    Venture Technologies 860 Centre Street Ridgeland, MS 39157

    Privacy@ventech.com

    International Data Transfers – Additional information for users in the European Economic Area (“EEA”)

    The General Data Protection Regulation

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

    Venture visitors, customers or other interested parties

    Please note that for users located in the EEA, the term Personal Information used in this notice is equivalent to the term “personal data” under applicable European data protection laws.

    We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints or disputes regarding the use or disclosure of personal data within 45 days of receiving your complaint.

    Venture Technologies is required to disclose Personal Information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

    If you feel that your complaint or dispute has not been resolved properly, please send an email to: John Little (john.little@ventech.com), EVP Cloud and Enterprise Solutions and he will review your complaint and respond as soon as possible.

Cookies Policy

Venture Technologies (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on http://www.ventech.com, and other web sites run for subsidiaries, partners, or special services (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How Venture Technologies uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising, and to help identify you on future visits to the site.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

There are three different types of cookies:

Session cookies: these are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed

Permanent (persistent) cookies: these remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies stipulates that they need to be deleted after a period of six months

Third-party cookies: these are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behavior, demographics etc.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

  • AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
  • Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/

    Glossary of terms

    Cookies

    Cookies are small files or other pieces of data which are downloaded or stored on your computer or other device that can be tied to information about your use of our website (including certain third party services and features offered as part of our website)

    A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

    Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

    Device

    A device is what you use to reach our website, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer.

    IP address

    Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is connected to your device. An IP address can be used to determine the location of your device typically within a 40km radius, thus not being an exact determination of your location. IP addresses are basically how the Internet functions.

    Personal information

    Personal information is information that can identify you. This can be your name, email, contact information or other types of information that can be traced back to you.