Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website ("Site") of Apax Partners. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy "Apax Partners" (and "we" and "us") shall mean Apax Partners LLP, Apax Partners UK Ltd, Apax Partners Europe Managers Ltd and their related affiliates and its or their partners, members, directors, officers and employees, as the context requires. An important part of Apax Partners' commitment to you is our respect for your privacy as a user of the Site.

This Privacy Policy seeks to help you understand whether and how we collect information about you when you visit the Site, and how we use such information. Your visit to the Site is subject to this Privacy Policy. By visiting the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy, which may be updated by us at any time. You should review this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not agree with it, please do not continue to access the Site.

This Privacy Policy concerns only the Site and does not concern any website to which the Site may link. Should you choose to visit these third-party websites, you should review their privacy policies to ensure that you understand and are comfortable with their practices concerning your personal information. Similarly, this Privacy Policy does not concern your interaction with Apax Partners in any matter other than your use of the Site. Finally, this Privacy Policy does not address our privacy practices with respect to any non-public personal information we may collect from you as an investor in us or in funds that we manage or advise.

 

The types of information we collect about you

When you enter and browse the Site, we may collect two different types of information about you: information you provide to us and information we collect through technology.

 

A. Information you provide to us

In order to obtain access to certain information or materials provided via the Site, you may have to provide information that we collect and store in a way that allows us to relate it to you personally, including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, facsimile number. We refer to such information as personally identifiable information. By providing personally identifiable information to us, you consent to its use as set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

B. Information we collect through technology

We may collect information about you through technology. For example, we may collect your IP address each time you request a page during a visit to the Site. (An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the internet.) At times, we may also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which you browse various parts of the Site. The Site may also use cookies. (Cookies are pieces of information that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing the website.) For instance, when you return to the Site after logging in, cookies provide information to the Site so that the Site will remember who you are. By accessing the Site, you consent to our use of cookies in this way.

Using the settings of your internet browser, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Consult your browser "Help" menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you choose to turn off cookies, you may not have access to some features that make your browsing of the Site smoother, and some of our services may not function properly. You may at any time delete any cookies set by using the relevant option of your internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive.

The Site may also use other technical methods to track and analyze the traffic patterns on the Site, such as the frequency with which you visit various parts of the Site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We may also use these technical methods in e-mails that we send you to determine whether you have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. We may collect the information from use of these technical methods and associate it with your personally identifiable information. If so, we will only use that information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouseovers), and methods used to browse away from the page. We may use this non-personally identifiable information to measure Site activity and to develop ideas for improving the Site.

 

How personally identifiable information we collect about you is used

We may use your personally identifiable information in several ways. We may use certain personally identifiable information we collect about you when you visit and browse the Site as part of our internal business operations, or to send you administrative communications either about your interactions with us or about features of the Site, including any future changes to this Privacy Policy, to the extent permitted by law.

We may also store your personally identifiable information and use it for marketing our funds and services, research and other business purposes, and we may associate your personally identifiable information with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, in each case to the extent permitted by law.

 

Disclosure of personally identifiable personal information

Although we will not sell personally identifiable information to third parties, we may share it with our agents, consultants and service providers who assist us in running our business and who are subject to security and confidentiality obligations.

In addition, we will disclose personally identifiable information when we believe that such disclosures are required by law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We may also do so to help enforce the Site's terms and conditions, protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you, or protect the safety and security of our Site, databases or third parties, including the safety and security of tangible or intangible property that belongs to us or to third parties. Also, in the event that Apax Partners, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired, personally identifiable information may be one of the transferred assets.

 

Transfer of information abroad

Apax Partners operates internationally and, as such, personally identifiable information may be used in countries outside of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), which may not have data protection regulations as stringent as those in Europe. By providing your personally identifiable information to us, you consent to the transfer of such information to each country in which Apax Partners conducts business, or has a service provider, for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

How non-personally identifiable information we collect about you is used

Non-personally identifiable information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data. We may use this information to understand better how our visitors use the Site, research our visitors' demographics, interest, and behaviour, improve the Site, provide visitors with customized services and information, and for other similar purposes. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. We may share this non-personally identifiable information with others for information, promotional or any other purposes permitted by law.

 

Protection of information; No guarantee of security

Apax Partners endeavours to protect your personal information. We use both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, including firewalls. Please be aware though that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We will not be responsible or liable for any damages, losses or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

 

Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial change to our Privacy Policy, we will post a prominent announcement on the Site and will post the updated Privacy Policy here. Any such changes will be effective upon posting.

 

Updating your personally identifiable information

If any of the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel a request for information, please let us know by sending an email to Communications@apax.com.

 

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of the personally identifiable information we hold about you, to have any inaccurate information corrected or any part or all of such information deleted and to object to the use of your information. To do so, please send your request to Marketing@apax.com.