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Alchemy respects the privacy of visitors to this website and the importance of protecting your personal information.
Alchemy takes privacy and its use of your personal information seriously and acknowledges the importance of protecting any personal information that it holds, i.e., data from which you can be identified (such as your name, address or IP address) ("Personal Information").
We will ensure that your Personal Information is handled in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, including the UK Data Protection Act 2018, the UK General Data Protection Regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (as relevant) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
Use of your Personal Information
What sort of Personal Information do we collect?
When contacting us online, via telephone, in writing or otherwise you may provide Personal Information about yourself to us including your name and contact details (e.g. your address, email address and telephone number).
Information about individuals associated with our portfolio companies and assets (or potential portfolio companies and assets)
When we acquire or invest in a business or asset (or are in a process of doing so) we may obtain some information about: (i) the employees and other staff who work in a business; (ii) the clients of that business; and/or (iii) individuals who may be associated with a relevant asset. We process this Personal Information to operate our business in the pursuit of our legitimate interest.
Information about investors/potential investors/those who work for or are connected with investors
If you (or an institutional investor or investment vehicle with which you are associated) consider investing with us, you may also provide us with your financial information and various other necessary Personal Information. This processing will be justified by the performance of a contract concluded with you, or for the purpose of corresponding with you for business purposes, providing any support you may require or to process an investment application in accordance with our legitimate interests. In certain circumstances, we may also process your Personal Information for the purpose of complying with our KYC or AML obligations.
Information about those related or otherwise connected to our staff
We sometimes ask members of our staff to provide details of their next of kin for the purposes of our emergency scenario planning or in case an incident occurs at work. We may also ask for details of their dependents, spouses and/or other people in relation to their employee benefits arrangements. We will only ever use this information for the benefit of our staff and only when justified by our legitimate interest to support our staff.
Information about job applicants
If you apply for or enquire about a job with us, we may also ask you to provide details of your previous job title, your employment history, a copy of your CV and references - and we may also seek references and carry out checks with third parties if appropriate for the role you have applied for.
Information about individuals who are our suppliers or other business contacts (and individuals who are employed by our suppliers and business contacts)
If you provide services to us or have a business dealing with us (or are employed or engaged by an entity which provides services or has a business dealing with us), we may acquire your name, contact details, some employment information and we may acquire copies of ID documents or similar information for the purpose of corresponding with you, carrying out and improving our business, analysing the use of our website and services in the pursuit of our legitimate interests.
Grounds for processing
Under the Data Protection Legislation, there are various grounds on which Alchemy can rely when processing your Personal Information. In some contexts, more than one ground applies. We have summarised these grounds as Contract, Legal Obligation, Legitimate Interests and Consent and outline what those terms mean in the following table:
|Ground for processing||Explanation|
|Contract - processing necessary for
performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request to enter a contract
This covers carrying out our contractual duties and exercising our contractual rights.
Legal Obligation - processing necessary to comply with our legal obligations
Ensuring we perform our legal and regulatory obligations.
Legitimate Interests - processing necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests
We or a third party have legitimate interests in, for example, the day-to-day operation, management and planning of our business; effective recruiting and hiring of job applicants, including checking whether they are legally entitled to work in the UK; protecting our interests and legal rights; preventing fraud; managing the performance and security of our premises and equipment.
Your Personal Information will not be processed on this basis if our or a third party’s interests are overridden by your own interests, rights and freedoms.
You may have given specific consent to processing of your Personal Information.
How long do we keep your Personal Information?
We will only keep your Personal Information for as long as we reasonably require and, in any event, only for as long as the Data Protection Legislation and our own internal rules and policies allow.
Your rights and data accuracy
How and why we share your Personal Information
Contact us and complaints