Our products or services may contain links to a third party’s website or service. Unless that third party is processing your personal data on our behalf, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such a third party. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy notice for such third parties.
We will collect your personal data typically when you register for our services, make a purchase, enter a sales promotion or otherwise interact with us. Below are examples of the categories of the data we collect on you.
You may also indirectly provide us with information through your consents, preferences and feedback.
For the most part, you may visit our websites without having to identify yourself, but certain technical information is normally collected by us as a standard part of our services. This information relates to your IP-address, information about your device and other technical information your browser provides us with, and metadata about your use of our websites (such as when you use the website and how you interact with content). If you call us, additional information such as your telephone number may be saved as a standard part of that communication. To allow us to provide you with the products and services you have requested, or to communicate with you, we may ask you to provide us with certain information such as your name, date of birth or age, email address, home or postal address, or financial situation. In registering for our services, you create user names, passwords and other credentials that we use to authenticate you and to validate your actions. You may send us copies of your personal identity documents or details about other financial products to which you may be a party.
VCLink is the controller of your personal data.
Generally, some of the Services require us to know who you are so that we can best meet your needs. When you sign-up on our Website, access the Services, submit information, or through any interaction with us via application or registration forms, emails, telephone calls, short messaging services, texts or other correspondence, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with certain information that personally identifies you or could be used to personally identify you.
Without prejudice to the generality of the above, information collected by us from you may include (but is not limited to) the following:(a) contact information (Full legal name, national ID, passport or other identification number, telephone number(s), mailing address, email address, and any other information provided us in any forms you may have submitted to us, interaction with VCLink and its agents/employees, or through opening an account with VCLink); other information that you voluntarily choose to provide to us (such as information shared by you with us through emails); financial information; information received by body corporate under lawful contract or otherwise; your use of our Services, including data of investment history, volume, patterns, predictions, trends; email and telephone call data records; your use of our Website and Services, including cookies, IP address, policy and usage history information; and your usage of and interaction with our Website and/or services including computer and connection information, device capability, bandwidth, statistics on page views, and traffic to and from our Website.
The information collected from you by VCLink may constitute Personal Data under the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”).
VCLink will be free to use, collect and disclose information that is freely available in the public domain without your consent.
Information that is business contact information such as your name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business electronic mail address or business fax number and any other similar information about you, which are not provided by you for personal purposes, will not be regarded as Personal Data under the PIPA. Your consent to us collecting, using and disclosing any business contact information will not be required.
We collect and process your data for one or more of the following grounds:
VCLink is required by to process and store some of your data in order to fulfill our regulatory obligations. This may include the information we need to establish your needs and requirements to provide you with a personalized recommendation or advice. We may capture and share your personal data with organizations who can confirm your identity and provide information necessary to prevent fraud or other financial crimes. We may also be required to share your personal details where requested to by legal authorities or financial supervisory authorities.
We use your personal data as is necessary to provide you with our products and services in line with our overall contract. We process and use your personal data to provide you with a personalized service and the product or service you have requested, to fulfil your other requests, process your order(s), and as otherwise may be necessary to perform or enforce the contract between us.
Where you have given your informed consent, we will process your data in accordance with the permission you have given us and this Notice. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
VCLink collects and uses the Personal Data that you provide to us depending on your relationship with us (e.g. as an invited customer, or any other person relating to VCLink or VSC).
VCLink will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party. Information you provide to VCLink will be disclosed to third parties where: you have expressly consented to such disclosure; such disclosure is a necessary part of the process of seeking funding, investors, or backers; necessary to provide you with the products and/or services you have requested for, or to respond to your queries; necessary for the operation of website or internal processes; required by any government, statutory, or regulatory authority, or to comply with any applicable law, court order, directive, or proceeding of such authority; you disclose such information to third parties in the course of participating in any competitions or promotional programs on our Website.
A cookie is a small piece of code, sent from a website sends to a user's internet browser, which allows that website to track the user's previous activity when they return to that website. This allows us to provide you with the experience that you expect from us and lets us continually improve our service.
You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser, but if you do you will not be able to access all or parts of our website. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
If you want more information about how cookies operate, or how to manage them, please visit About Cookies.
VCLink will take appropriate steps within its capability, ability and capacity to ensure that, the recipient of the personal data who is legally obliged (e.g. via contractual mechanisms) to provide to the personal data a comparable a standard of protection.
VCLink will retain all information collected for as long as you continue to use our Website or VCLink's services. If you are a Member and terminate your VCLink account, VCLink will retain the information, including personal data, collected during your membership for as long as reasonably necessary for any business or legal purpose. Generally, we do not retain Personal Data for a period of longer than Five (5) years after the original purposes for which the Personal Data was collected have ceased to be applicable, unless otherwise required by law or other mandatory directions by court or government authorities or for purposes of legal proceedings or other similar proceedings or investigations.
You may at any time inform VCLink that you wish to withdraw your consent to such transfer, storage, or processing of your personal data.