1. Consent and Modification
We recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any Personal Information you share with us. We collect two general types of information from Site users: (1) non-personal information concerning the use of the Site and (2) personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual. Non-Personal Information: As is the case with many Web sites, our servers automatically collect your browser type and IP address when you visit the Site. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site. Data captured may include, for example, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the country from which you are conducting your browsing session, the next Web site you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site. Such data does not identify you personally. The personal information we collect is limited to information you submit to us. For example, we may collect your e-mail address or other information you provide when you contact us through the Site. We may also collect names, home addresses, or other types of personal information from our investors and business partners to help verify that they are authorized to access the pages of our website dedicated to them, if any such pages exist.
You are under no legal obligation to provide us with personal information, if provided, you are providing it to us knowingly, freely and willingly. You acknowledge that without providing us personal information we may not be able to offer you our services and/or products, and we may not be able to process your enquires or contact you.
The personal information which you provide us will be stored in a database owned by us and/or a party acting on our behalf, operated in accordance with applicable law (the “Database”).
3. The Way We Use Personal Information
We consider the personal information that we receive to be confidential. We will not use your personal information without your consent, except in accordance with this policy.
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To set up user accounts
- To identify and authenticate user access to services;
- To provide services to our users;
- To send you relevant push notifications, which may be based on different features offered by our services;
- To support and troubleshoot our services and to respond to your queries;
- To communicate with you and to keep you informed of our latest updates;
- To obtain user feedback regarding our services;
- To investigate and resolve disputes in connection with your use of our services;
- To detect and prevent fraudulent and illegal activity or any other type of activity that may have an adverse effect in our services; and
- To investigate violations and enforce our policies, and as may be required by law, regulation or other governmental authority, or to comply with a subpoena or legal process or respond to a government request.
We use the non-personal information collected about Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on our Site, in the aggregate to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our Site. Aggregate information is anonymous.
4. Sharing with Third Parties
We generally do not share personal information collected through the Site. We may, however, share your personal information (i) with trusted third parties who work with us and/or provide services to us, (ii) as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a court order or other legal process, or (iii) in connection with a corporate change including a merger, acquisition or sale of assets. In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate Site usage information that we obtain. You hereby agree that we may transfer your personal information outside the borders of the State of Israel, including to countries which may provide a different level of data security than as provided under Israeli law. In these instances, we will enter into legal agreements ensuring an adequate level of data protection
5. Commercial Communications
Grove shall be entitled, but not obligated, to send you offers, promotions, discounts, updates, innovations, etc. (together, the “Communications”), from time to time, including by means of electronic mail or SMS messages, subject to receiving your lawful consent, including as set forth in Section 30A of the Communication Law (Broadcasts and Transmissions), 5742 – 1982. Such Communications may include services we offer or other products and services by third parties.
If you do not want to receive Communications from us, you may at any time notify us, at our contact details below or in accordance with the details appearing in the relevant Communication. It is clarified that we will be entitled to send you Communications based on the products of processing and characterizing your personal information provided by you and/or information about your activity on the Site and/or information stored in our systems, in order to offer you various products or services we believe you may be interested in.
6. The Right to Review Information
Subject to exemptions provided by law, and us receiving proof of your identification to our satisfaction, you may have the right to certain actions to your personal information such as:
- Viewing your personal information on our systems;
- Accessing your personal information;
- Deleting, amending or updating any personal information relating to you which is incorrect, undated, unclear or incomplete
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our contact details below. When handling your request, we may ask for additional information to confirm your identity (which may include personal information).
In addition, if your personal information in the Database is used for direct marketing, you are entitled under the Protection of Privacy Law, 1981, to request in writing that the Personal Information relating to you will be deleted from the Database.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information in our care, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
8. Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Our Site may contain links, banners, widgets or advertisements that lead to other Web sites, including personal blogs written or edited by members of our staff. We are not responsible for these other sites, and so their privacy policies (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of such Web sites to understand how your information is treated.
9. Sexual Harassment and Predatory Conduct
As party to the initiative on addressing and eradicating ‘Sexual Harassment and Predatory Conduct in Israeli Venture Capital Funds’, Grove Ventures has adopted a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to any predatory practices by an investor against an entrepreneur seeking capital. If you believe that you have been subjected to sexual harassment, other unlawful harassment, or discrimination, or have witnessed or otherwise become aware of such an incident, and if you are comfortable doing so, you should consider making it clear to the offender that such behavior is offensive. You are not, however, required to confront the offender. In either instance, you should promptly report the incident either verbally or in writing to Ms. Dina Efrati (Retired Judge regional labor court of Tel Aviv) via email [email protected], or Ms. Liat Koren Grove’s CFO & COO via email [email protected].
10. Contact Us
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to [email protected]