This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how SurgeVentures, LLC. and its related companies (“Company”) collect, use and sharepersonal information of consumer users of this website, surgeventures.com, andany of our other websites that post this Policy (collectively referred to as“Surge Ventures ’s Web sites”, “the Company’s Web sites”, or the “Site”) andindividuals who register to attend the Company’s events (“Attendees”). ThisPolicy does not apply to websites that post different statements.  

Surge Ventures  is committed to be transparent withour customers and Users regarding the data we collect from you and how it isused and shared. By using Surge Ventures ’s Web sites and services provided bySurge Ventures  (“the Service”) you accept and agree to our use of yourdata under this Privacy Policy. 

Surge Ventures ’s Web sites may contain links to otherWeb sites. The information practices or the content of such other Web sites isgoverned by the privacy statements of such other Web sites. The Companyencourages you to review the privacy statements of other Web sites tounderstand their information practices. 

Users may be subject to different protection standardsand broader standards may therefore apply to some. In order to learn more aboutthe protection criteria, Users can refer to the applicability section. 


We get information about you in a range of ways. 

Information You Give Us: Wecollect your‎ name, email address as well as other information you directlygive us on our Site through Contact Forms. When you register for or attendcorporate events, the Company will ask you to provide basic contactinformation, billing information, and information on your participation in theevents on the Company’s Web sites. 

Information We Get From Others: We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this toinformation we get from this Site. 

Information Automatically Collected: We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example,when visiting our Site, we log your computer operating system type, browsertype, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site,pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and informationabout your use of and actions on our Site. 

Cookies: We may loginformation using “cookies”. Cookies are small data files stored on your harddrive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once youclose your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computeruntil you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactiveexperience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Sitemore useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your specialinterests and needs.  

Embedded Content From Other Website: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images,articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact sameway as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collectdata about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitoryour interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interactionwith the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to thatwebsite. 


We use your personal information as follows: We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve oursites, products, and services. We use your personal information to respond tocomments and questions and provide customer service. We use your personalinformation to send information including confirmations, invoices, technicalnotices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages. Weuse your personal information to communicate about promotions, upcoming events,and other news about products and services offered by us and our selectedpartners. 


The Data concerning the User is collected to allow theCompany to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes:Analytics, Managing contacts and sending messages and Contacting theUser. 

Users can find further detailed information about suchpurposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for eachpurpose in the respective sections of this document. 


Personal Data is collected for the following purposes andusing the following services: 

The services contained in this section enable the Company to monitor andanalyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior. 

Google Analytics (Google Inc.) 
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Site,to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Googleservices. 
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads ofits own advertising network. 
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. 

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant. 

Contacting the User 
Mailing list or newsletter (this Site) 
By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s emailaddress will be added to the contact list of those who may receive emailmessages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerningthis Site. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result ofsigning up to this Site or after making a purchase or registering for anevent. 
Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name. 

Contact form (this Site) 
By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Siteto use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any otherkind of request as indicated by the form’s header. 
Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name. 

Managing contacts and sending messages 
This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts,phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with theUser. 
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when themessage was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it,such as by clicking on links included in the message. 

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.) 
MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service providedby The Rocket Science Group, LLC. 
Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name. 

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shieldparticipant. 


We may share personal information as follows:  

We may share personal information with your consent. Forexample, you may let us share personal information with others for their ownmarketing uses. Those uses will be subject to their privacy policies. 

We may share personal information when we do a businessdeal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or apart of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing,acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding. 

We may share personal information for legal, protection,and safety purposes. 

We may share information to comply with laws. 

We may share information to respond to lawful requestsand legal processes. 

We may share information to protect the rights andproperty of Surge Ventures  Inc, our agents, customers, and others. Thisincludes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use. 

We may share information in an emergency. This includesprotecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or anyperson. 

We may share information with those who need it to dowork for us. We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with othersfor their own uses.  


Personal Information shall be processed and stored for aslong as required by the purpose they have been collected for. 


  • Personal Information collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Company and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed. 
  • Personal Information collected for the purposes of the Company’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Company within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Company. 
  • The Company may be allowed to retain Personal Information for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Company may be obliged to retain Personal Information for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority. 

Once the retention period expires, Personal Informationshall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, theright to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforcedafter expiration of the retention period. 


Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Dataprocessed by the Company. 

Users entitled to broader protection standards mayexercise any of the rights described below. In all other cases, Users mayinquire with the Company to find out which rights apply to them. 

In particular, Users have the right to do thefollowing: 

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Information. 
  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details are provided in the dedicated section below. 
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if Data is being processed by the Company, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing. 
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected. 
  • Restrict the processing of their Data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, the Company will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it. 
  • Have their Personal Information deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from the Company. 
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which the User is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof. 
  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority. 

Details about the right to object to processing 
Where Personal Information is processed for a public interest, in the exerciseof an official authority vested in the Company or for the purposes of thelegitimate interests pursued by the Company, Users may object to suchprocessing by providing a ground related to their particular situation tojustify the objection. 

Users must know that, however, should their PersonalInformation be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to thatprocessing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whetherthe Company is processing Personal Information for direct marketing purposes,Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document. 

How to exercise these rights 
Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Company through thecontact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised freeof charge and will be addressed by the Company as early as possible and alwayswithin one month. 


While most provisions of this document concern all Users,some provisions expressly only apply if the processing of Personal Informationis subject to broader protection standards. 

Such broader protection standards apply when theprocessing: 

  • is performed by a Company based within the EU; 
  • concerns the Personal Information of Users who are in the EU and is related to the offering of paid or unpaid goods or services, to such Users; 
  • concerns the Personal Information of Users who are in the EU and allows the Company to monitor such Users’ behavior taking place in the EU. 


Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt out”. If youopt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emailsinclude emails about your accounts and our business dealings with you. 

You may send requests about personal information to ourContact Information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt outof our sharing with others, and update your personal information. 

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Sitewith your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until youchange your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect howour Site works for you.  


By using this Site, you consent to this Policy. 


We welcome your comments or questions about this privacypolicy. You may contact us at info@surgeventures.com.  


We may change this privacy policy. If we make any changes, we willchange the Last Updated date above.