Cooperative Ventures Privacy Notice

Last Updated: September 22, 2022


This Privacy Notice covers Cooperative Ventures and its corporate affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Cooperative Ventures” or “we”) collection and processing of your personal data. This Privacy Notice applies to personal data that we collect through our website at (“Site”), indirectly from your use of our Site, applications, and services, and from you through other offline interactions, in some cases (the “Services”). As used herein, “personal data” means information that can be linked to an identifiable or identified person. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, Cooperative Ventures is a controller (i.e., responsible party) for the personal information practices described in this Privacy Notice. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. Providing your personal data is voluntary, and by accessing or using the Site and/or the Services, you: (i) acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Notice; and (ii) agree that your access to and use of the Services are subject to the Privacy Notice and other related policies available on the Site (including any applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes).

You can access specific topics on this Privacy Notice by clicking on the relevant links below:

Personal Data Collected

The personal data that we may collect about you varies depending on the context of our interactions with you. This broadly falls into the following categories:

Data that you provide voluntarily

We may collect the following data directly from you acting in your professional capacity:

  • Basic Data: name and contact data (e.g., mailing address, email address, telephone number), date of birth, job title and responsibilities, company, trade association data, and any other personal data that you submit to us during the course of conducting business with us.
  • Registration and Marketing Data: data required to fulfill requests to receive newsletters, download or subscribe to content, service, credentials, and/or otherwise to receive marketing information.
  • Compliance Data: government identifiers and eligibility data.
  • Financial Data: billing and account data.

Data that we collect automatically

When you visit our Site or use our Services, we may collect certain data automatically from your device. Specifically, the data we collect automatically may include information such as your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, geographic location, and other technical data. We may also collect data about how your device has interacted with our Site or our Services, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this data enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site or use our Services, where they come from, and what content on our Site or Services is of interest to them. We use this data for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site and our Services to our visitors and customers.

Data that we obtain from third party sources

From time to time, we may receive personal data about you from third party sources (including from companies that also provide marketing lead data and/or your employer to the extent your organization is acting as our customer).

Use of Your Data

The data listed above is collected for the following purposes, as applicable:

  • For everyday business purposes, such as account management, contract management, website administration, corporate governance, and reporting obligations.
  • To respond to your requests or provide you with data about our Services.
  • To communicate with you about the Services.
  • To provide support, personalize, maintain and enhance the Services and the Site.
  • To comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, agreements and policies.
  • To develop and improve our marketing activities including identifying new customer opportunities, sending marketing communications and displaying personalized advertisements and content.
  • To prevent, detect, identify, investigate, respond and protect against potential or actual claims, liabilities, prohibited behavior and criminal activity.
  • For other business purposes such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our Services and to enhance, customize and improve our features, products and Services.
  • To perform other activities consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Disclosures of Personal Data

We may disclose, or in the past 12 months have disclosed, your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

  • Affiliated Companies. We may disclose personal data with companies that are affiliated with us (for example companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with us). We may also disclose data that is collected between websites that we, or our affiliates, control.
  • Organizations that Provide Services. We may disclose your personal data with companies that perform services for us, such as fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mails, facilitating electronic communication with you, analyzing customer data, providing marketing assistance, investigating fraudulent activity, conducting customer surveys, and providing customer service.
  • Potential Buyers or Business Partners. We may transfer your personal data to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization, to a purchaser of all or a portion of our assets, or pursuant to a financing arrangement or co-promotional agreement. Any successor entity shall be bound by terms and conditions reasonably similar to this Privacy Notice.
  • Other Parties. We may disclose your personal data with other parties to comply with a legal obligation; to protect the legal rights of (or otherwise participate in a legal process pertaining to) our company, our employees, our agents, our clients, and our affiliates, to protect the safety and security of our visitors, or to protect against fraud; or with your consent.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described above will depend on the personal data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, in most instances we collect personal data from you based on the following legal grounds:

  • With Your Consent: If we request your specific consent to process personal data (such as when you provide your personal data to join our mailing list), provision of your consent is voluntary, and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
  • When Pursuing Legitimate Interests: We process your personal data for our legitimate interests and those of third parties as further described in this Privacy Notice. As a Business-to-Business organization, we typically collect and process limited personal data about customer contacts and individuals acting in their professional capacity as part of our overall effort to reduce the privacy impact on individuals.
  • To Perform a Contract With You: We will process your personal data when processing of your personal data is necessary for the execution or performance of a contract with you (such as when you provide your personal data to acquire one of our Services).
  • When We Have Legal Obligations: We will process your personal data when we have a legal obligation to do so, for example, if we are responding to a legal process or an enforceable government request.

You are not required to provide all of the personal data defined in this Privacy Notice in order to use our website or to interact with us offline. If you do not provide certain personal data, however, certain functionality will not be available to you, and we may not be able to respond to your requests, perform a transaction with you, or provide you with marketing that we believe you would find valuable.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us using the contact details provided under the How to Contact Us section below.

Security of Your Personal Data

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal data.

International Data Transfers

Your personal data may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you live. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country. However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal data will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

If we transmit personal data across national boundaries, we may take reasonable steps do so in compliance with any national laws that govern the cross-border transfer of data, including laws in the EU and/or the UK. For example, we have taken steps to facilitate the transfer of personal data that we receive about residents of the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. These steps may include implementing the European Commissions’ Standard Contractual Clauses and the UK Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data.

Depending on your location, our standard contractual clauses can be provided to you on request. We have implemented similar appropriate safeguards with our third party service providers and partners and further details can be provided upon request.

Data Retention

How long we retain your personal data depends on the context in which, and purposes for which, we collected it. We generally retain personal data for as long as necessary for achieving the purposes for which it was collected or processed, unless a different retention period is required by applicable law, including the retention periods required under the GDPR.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal data, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal data has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your Data Protection Rights

Depending on where you live and the types of personal data at issue, you may have certain rights with respect to your personal data. For example, under local applicable laws, including those in the European Union/European Economic Area and United Kingdom, you may have the rights listed below. Please note that many of these rights are subject to exceptions and limitations.

  • Right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct or supplement any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we process about you.
  • Right to erasure/deletion (i.e., right to be forgotten): You have the right to request that we delete your personal data or, as applicable, anonymize your personal data.
  • Right of access: You have the right to know whether your personal data is being processed, and, where that is the case, to request access to, including a copy of, the personal data undergoing processing.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to request that we provide the personal data which you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format; and you have the right to transmit such personal data to another entity.
  • Right to withdraw your consent: Where our processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal.
  • Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.
  • Email marketing: You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), please contact us at the link provided below.

You may learn more about these rights or exercise these rights by contacting us as set out in the How to Contact Us Section below.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more data, please contact your local data protection authority. This data can be found under the How to Contact Us Section below.

If you choose to assert any of these rights under applicable laws, we will respond within the time period prescribed by applicable law. Please note that many of the above rights are subject to exceptions and limitations. If we are not able to provide the requested data or make the change you requested, you will be provided with the reasons for such decisions. Under local law, you may be entitled to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.

Your rights and our responses will vary based on your state or country of residency. Please note that you may be located in a jurisdiction where we are not obligated, or are unable, to fulfill a request. In such a case, your request may not be fulfilled.

We do not discriminate against individuals who exercise any of their rights described in this Privacy Notice. However, Cooperative Ventures may require use of your personal data to provide access to the Services. Therefore, when you exercise your deletion right, in particular, you may lose access to certain aspects of the Services that require your personal data.

Data Related to Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal data from anyone under the age of 18 or the applicable age of majority in the country in which you are located. If you are under 18, please do not use the Site or send any personal data about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under age 18, we will delete that data as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 18 may have provided us personal data, please go contact us as set out below in the How To Contact Us section.

Linked Third-Party Sites

We may provide links to other third party websites through the Services solely as a convenience to you. However, such linking does not mean, and should not be interpreted to mean, that Cooperative Ventures endorses, is affiliated with or makes any representations concerning such third party websites. Cooperative Ventures neither reviews, controls, nor is responsible for these third party sites or any content therein. By using such links, you will leave the Services. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk. Cooperative Ventures shall not be liable for any consequences arising from use of any third party websites to which the Services link.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Notice changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

You can see when this Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal data or you would like to exercise your rights in relation to your personal data, or if you wish to lodge a complaint about our privacy practices, please send your inquiries to the following contact: