Privacy and Cookie Policy

Welcome!

We are Newton Venture Education Limited. Our company details and our registration with the UK’s data protection regulator are available here.

We aim to train the tech investors of the future to back the companies of tomorrow, and in doing so, the people we work with and their personal data is at the heart of what we do. We therefore want to be clear and open about how we collect your personal data and what we do with it. 

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us at privacy@newtonprogram.vc. 

 

How do we use your data?

 

  • When you apply to join a Newton program we will collect details you provide to us as part of your application form that may identify you as an individual. We do this in order to take steps to enter into a contract with you. 

We use a third party provider (this is Applied – you can find out more about how they process data here) at this stage in order to ensure an unbiased application process and application. To ensure the application process is unbiased, we only receive personal data in connection with your application if your application is successful.

  • When you are successful with your application to join a Newton program. We will collect your name, email and address to take steps to enrol you on the relevant program and provide you with the course itself – we will receive these from Applied upon our request after your application has been successful. We do this in order to perform our obligations under the contract between us. 

  • When you attend one of our events or a third party event. When you attend one of our events or a third party event, we may collect your personal information including your name, address, email address and phone number. We collect this information because it’s in our legitimate interests to know who’s attending our events and to help promote our business at third party events. 

  • When you contact us. When you contact us either by phone, email, via social media (e.g. on LinkedIn) or via our “contact us” page with general queries, we will usually collect your name, social media handle and contact details, because it’s in our legitimate interest to make sure we can properly respond to your query.

  • When you join our community to receive our news updates and course application openings. We will handle your personal information (such as your name and email address) to provide you with our news updates in line with any preferences you have told us about.

When we send you our news updates because you have opted-in to receive them, we rely on your consent to contact you. If you have not opted-in and we send you our news updates emails, we do this because of our legitimate interest to promote our business, this includes where you are an alumni of our courses and you become a member of our alumni community. 

You will also be automatically added to the community newsletter list upon applying to the Newton program, Newton Venture jobs and/or registering to any Newton related events.

You can unsubscribe from our updates at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails, by emailing privacy@newtonprogram.vc.

  • Technical information when you use our website. When you consent, we collect information about how you use our website. We use this information to improve our website and to better understand how people use it. More detail on the information we collect and how we do this is set out in our cookie policy below.
  • When you apply for a job with us. When you enter into the recruitment process with us we may collect your name, contact details, recruitment information (e.g. right to work documentation and references), qualifications, accreditations, test results (inc. psychometric) and any additional information we may receive from our recruitment partners. 

As part of our recruitment process we may also invite you to undertake a written exercise or present to us, we will therefore also process any additional personal data that forms a part of these activities. 

We will use your personal information to assess your suitability for our available roles. We do this to perform a contract or to take steps at your request, before entering into a contract. Where we process your right to work documentation, we will do so to comply with our legal obligations.

  • If our business is sold or merges with another. We process your personal information for this purpose because we have a legitimate interest to ensure our business can be continued in its future state. If you object to our use of your personal information in this way, our future business may not be able to provide services to you.

 

Who do we share your data with? 

 
 
  • Business partners, suppliers and subcontractors for the performance of the contract we enter into with them or you. 

  • Promotional events and marketing organisations, we do not sell data for marketing purposes, but may share your data with an event organiser including where we run workshops with co-presenters. We will always tell you before (usually on the event registration form) and you will be given the chance to opt-out before we do this.

  • Regulators/ Authorities/ Enforcement Agencies if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our clients or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.

  • Prospective buyers or mergers of our business under our legitimate interest to ensure our business can be continued by the new entity.

 

Where is my data stored?

 

We store your data on third party cloud storage providers and where possible we aim to ensure that your data is stored in the EU. 

However, there may be circumstances where we store/ transfer your personal information outside of the UK and the EU. If we do, we ensure it receives additional protection as required by law. To keep this privacy notice as short and easy to understand as possible, we haven’t set out the specific circumstances when each of these protection measures are used. You can contact us at privacy@newtonprogram.vc for more detail on this.

How long do we keep your data for?

 

We will only retain your personal information for as long as we need it unless we are required to keep it for longer to comply with our legal, accounting or regulatory requirements. 

Where you undertake a course you will be enrolled as a member of the alumni community and have access to an alumni specific newsletter and Slack chat (or other social messaging app). As stated above, you can opt-out if you’d rather not be involved in this! 

In some circumstances we may carefully anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, and we may use this anonymised information indefinitely without notifying you. We use this anonymised information to analyse our programmes and support other similar programmes around the world.

 

Cookies Policy

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. We only use (and store) non-essential cookies on your computer’s browser or hard drive if you provide your consent. 

We use Google Analytics to help us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Cookie

Purpose

Duration

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This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

_gid

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

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This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.

1 minute

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This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.

1 minute


You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

What are my rights under data protection laws?

You have various other rights under applicable data protection laws, including the right to:

  • access your personal data (also known as a “subject access request”);

  • correct incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you;

  • ask us to erase the personal data we hold about you;

  • ask us to restrict our handling of your personal data;

  • ask us to transfer your personal data to a third party; 

  • object to how we are using your personal data; and

  • withdraw your consent to us handling your personal data.

 

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your relevant supervisory authority, you can find which one applies to you here.

Please keep in mind that privacy law is complicated, and these rights will not always be available to you all of the time.

Questions, Comments and More Detail

Your feedback and suggestions on this notice are welcome. 

We’ve worked hard to create a notice that’s easy to read and clear. But if you feel that we have overlooked an important perspective or used language which you think we could improve, please let us know by email at privacy@newtonprogram.vc.

This privacy notice was last updated on 6 July 2021