This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Surge Ventures, LLC. and its related companies (“Company”) collect, use and share personal information of consumer users of this website, surgeventures.com, and any 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”) and individuals who register to attend the Company’s events (“Attendees”). This Policy does not apply to websites that post different statements.  

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

Surge Ventures ’s Web sites may contain links to other Web sites. The information practices or the content of such other Web sites is governed by the privacy statements of such other Web sites. The Company encourages you to review the privacy statements of other Web sites to understand their information practices. 

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


We get information about you in a range of ways. 

Information You Give Us: We collect your‎ name, email address as well as other information you directly give us on our Site through Contact Forms. When you register for or attend corporate events, the Company will ask you to provide basic contact information, billing information, and information on your participation in the events on the Company’s Web sites. 

Information We Get From Others: We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this to information 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, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Site. 

Cookies: We may log information using “cookies”. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests 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 same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. 


We use your personal information as follows: We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve our sites, products, and services. We use your personal information to respond to comments and questions and provide customer service. We use your personal information to send information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages. We use your personal information to communicate about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by us and our selected partners. 


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

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document. 


Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services: 

The services contained in this section enable the Company to monitor and analyze 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 Google services. 
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its 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 email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Site. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to this Site or after making a purchase or registering for an event. 
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 Site to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind 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 the User. 
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message 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 provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC. 
Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name. 

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


We may share personal information as follows:  

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

We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part 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 requests and legal processes. 

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

We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or any person. 

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


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


Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period. 


Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Company. 

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

In particular, Users have the right to do the following: 

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

Users must know that, however, should their Personal Information be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the 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 the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Company as early as possible and always within one month. 


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

Such broader protection standards apply when the processing: 


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

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

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


By using this Site, you consent to this Policy. 


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


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