Terms such as “Audax,” “Audax Group,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Audax Management Company, LLC, Audax Management Company (NY), LLC and their related subsidiaries and affiliates.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit and browse this Website, we may collect three different types of information about you: (i) information you provide to us, (ii) information we collect through technology, and (iii) information we collect from third parties.
Information you provide to us. In general, you can visit this Website without telling us who you are. You may, however, chose to contact us by using the options provided on the Website, including via email. If you do choose to contact us, we will collect your name, email address, and any other information you chose to provide us. Depending on your interactions with us, we may also collect information, such as your home address, job title, employment position, telephone number, facsimile number, educational history, and the type of investor you are. Additionally, we may collect and retain a record of all of our communications with you. Please do not provide us with personal information that you do not want us to have.
As well as the technical information above, we may collect information about your visits to the Website, including the full web addresses that you access, your path of clicks (through and from our site, including whether you used a search engine), download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
We may also use third-party web analytics services on our Sites, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how visitors use the Website. The information obtained for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) may be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers.
The providers of third-party plugins and widgets on the Website, such as embedded videos, may also use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the Sites and your interactions with the plugins and widgets. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the providers of the plugins and widgets.
Information we collect from third parties. We may also collect information from third parties, such as a CV received from a recruiting firm, background information received from a background check provider, information we view on social media, or details obtained from publicly available lists of individuals or organizations. We also collect information from business partners and vendors to support our provision of investment services. The data we collect from such third parties is often in aggregate form and not individually identifiable, though at times it may include personal information. We do not provide individual notice upon receipt of such personal information, and our receipt and use may be governed by these third parties.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may aggregate the information we collect for any purpose, including for research and marketing purposes, and may also use, disclose, or otherwise handle your information for one or more of the following business purposes:
We consider the protection of sensitive personal information to be a sound business practice, and to that end, we employ appropriate organizational, physical, technical, and procedural safeguards in an effort to protect sensitive personal information in our possession or under our control to the extent possible from unauthorized access or improper use.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information and data via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of any information or data transmitted to or through this Website. Any transmission of information or data by you to or through this Website is at your sole risk.
DO NOT TRACK
Your browser and other mechanisms may permit you to send do-not-track signals or other similar signals to express your preferences regarding online tracking. We do not currently respond to such signals.
Third parties, such as our analytics providers, may collect data that relates to you on the Website, across time, and over other websites. We cannot control third-parties’ responses to do-not-track signals or other such mechanisms. A third party’s use of data relating to you and responsiveness to do-not-track signals is governed by their respective privacy policies.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION
The laws of some countries require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose your personal information. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing your personal information are as follows:
Legitimate Interests. We process personal information to accomplish our legitimate interests in pursuing commercial activities, including, for example: (i) providing our investment advisory services, (ii) communicating with you, including responding to your inquiries, (iii) addressing information security, (iv) providing and maintaining the Website, (v) analyzing and improving our business, and (vi) managing legal and regulatory concerns. Where we do process personal information, we seek to do so in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals.
Legal & Compliance. We need to use and disclose personal information in certain ways to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
Consent. Where we collect personal information from a third party that has obtained your consent, we may process your personal information on the basis of that consent.
Comply with our Contractual Commitments. We also process personal information in order to meet our contractual obligations to our clients or in anticipation of entering into contracts with them.
Effective: January 1, 2020
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
We may collect the following categories of personal information about you online or offline. The types of personal information we collect about you depends on the nature of your interaction with us. The categories of personal information we may collect include the following:
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 16.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share each of the categories of personal information collected in connection with this Website with affiliates and service providers and as otherwise set forth above in HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE CCPA
If you are a natural person who is resident of the state of California, you may have the following rights in relation to personal information that we collect about you. To exercise these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, at 1-877-392-2805, or write to us at Audax Group, c/o Compliance, 101 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02199
Disclosure and Access Rights: You have the right to request additional information about what personal information we have collected and shared about you and our purposes for doing so. You may also have the right to request disclosure of the specific pieces of information that we collect about you.
Deletion Rights: You may have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we retain, subject to applicable law or regulation.
No Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA, including by denying service, suggesting that you will receive, or charging, different rates for services or suggesting that you will receive, or providing, a different level or quality of service to you.
How to Exercise Your Rights: To exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, or to access this notice in an alternative format, please submit a request using any of the methods set forth in the contact information above. We will review your requests and respond accordingly. The rights described herein are not absolute and we reserve all of our rights available to us at law in this regard.
If you make a request related to personal information about you, we will need to verify your identity. To do so, we will request that you match specific pieces of information you have provided us previously, or, in some instances, provide a signed declaration that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request. If it is necessary to collect additional information from you, we will use the information only for verification purposes and will delete it as soon as practicable after complying the request. For requests related to particularly sensitive information, we may require additional proof of identification. If you make a request to exercise one of the aforementioned rights through an authorized agent, we will require written proof that the agent is authorized to act on your behalf.
We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law.
SALE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The CCPA sets forth certain obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information. Pursuant to the definition of “sell” under the CCPA and current guidance, we do not engage in such activity and have not engaged in such activity in the past twelve months, including for minors under 16. Please note, we do share certain personal information with our service providers and certain other entities as set forth in HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.