When you visit this Site, in addition to any information you may provide as described below, Vatera also collects certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies and web server logs.
You Are Not Required to Provide Information. You are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit the Site. Vatera does not solicit requests for information through the Site.
Types of Information. You may choose to provide personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address and telephone number, to Vatera. Examples of information you may provide to us include:
- contact information; and
- content you provide (such as investment ideas, resumés, articles and comments).
How We Use Provided Information. Vatera may use the information you provide to, among other things:
- respond to your inquiries and otherwise communicate with you;
- operate, evaluate and improve our business (including managing our communications, analyzing our services, performing data analytics and performing internal functions); and
- comply with applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.
If you do submit information through the Site (including any personal information such as your name, mailing address, email address and telephone number), anything that you transmit to the Site becomes the property of Vatera, may be used by us for any lawful purpose and is further subject to disclosure as we deem appropriate, including to any applicable legal or regulatory authority, as described below. Vatera does not accept any information you submit on a confidential or proprietary basis and may therefore use and disclose any submitted information without restriction.
- your device type;
- your browser type and operating system;
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address;
- standard server log information;
- web pages you visited; and
- average time you spent on the Site.
Along with obtaining information through cookies, Vatera’s web servers may log details such as your operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your device is located. The web server logs may also record information such as the address of the web page that linked you to the Site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.
Third-Party Web Analytics Services. Vatera may use third-party web analytics services on the Site. The service providers that administer analytics services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use the Site. The information collected through these means (including IP addresses) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the Site.
How We Use Information Collected by Automated Means. Vatera may use the information collected through automated means on the Site for maintaining the security of the Site, data analytics, facilitating navigation, enhancing website content, design and functionality, system administration purposes, compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures, including compliance with relevant industry standards and the enforcement of the terms and conditions of our User Agreement, and other lawful purposes.
Vatera may share your information with:
- our affiliates, representatives, consultants, investors and other third parties; and
- our service providers, including entities that provide web hosting and analytics.
Vatera may also disclose your information (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (2) to legal or regulatory authorities or other government officials or (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity.
Vatera reserves the right to transfer your personal information in the event we sell, transfer or restructure all or a portion of our business or assets.
If you are under 13 years of age, you may not provide personal information to Vatera. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and Vatera does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 on the Site.
Vatera operates the Site from New York, New York in the United States of America. Any information you provide through the Site or that is obtained as a result of your use of the Site may be processed and transferred to the United States and become subject to U.S. law. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence.
Vatera may transfer information we collect about you, including personal information, to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information.
The Site may contain links to websites, content or services owned and operated by third parties, including the websites of Vatera’s portfolio companies. Vatera provides these links solely as a convenience and has no control over these third-party websites. Your access to and use of any third-party websites is governed by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such websites.
Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request access to and receive details about the personal information we maintain about you, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal data and have the information blocked or deleted, as appropriate. The right to access personal information may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements.