Kiko Ventures Limited – Website Privacy and Cookie Notice

This website (the “Site“) is operated by Kiko Ventures Limited (“Kiko“, “we” or “us“).

Kiko is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and this Privacy and Cookie Notice (“Notice”) explains how we will handle any personal information that you provide to us or that we collect from you in connection with your use of the Site and the rights you have under data protection law. Kiko is the data controller of the personal information collected via or in connection with the Site.

If you have any questions in relation to this Notice or Kiko’s handling of your information please get in touch using the contact details outlined at the end of this Notice.

  1. Information we collect about you through the Site

We collect information related to your use of the Site. To do this, we use cookies or other related technologies. Cookies and related technologies are small files, usually a unique string of letters and numbers or a snippet of code. They are commonly used throughout the Internet and are stored on, and accessed from, your device when you visit a website (including this Site). This allows the website to recognise your visit and differentiate you from other users of the Site.

We may collect information about you where you decide to provide us with this information directly – for example by getting in touch with us using the contact details outlined at the end of this notice.  

The categories of personal information we may collect include the following:

  • information collected using cookies and related technologies (see section 3 of this Notice for more detail on cookies);

  • records of your correspondence with us, if you have contacted us; and

  • your name, email address, and other contact details, if you have contacted us.

  1. How do we use your information?

Depending on how you use our Site, your interactions with us and the reasons for which you provide your information, your personal information will be used for the following purposes:

  • to understand how the Site is being used, for example how many visitors it receives and the most and least popular pages on our Site (see section 3 of this Notice for more detail); and 

  • to respond to an enquiry, if you have contacted us.

We will only process your personal information where we have a legal basis for doing so, and this will be determined by the purpose for which your personal information is processed. Typically, we process your personal information on one of the following legal bases:

  • because you have provided your consent; or

  • because it is in our legitimate interests to do so (and these are not overridden by the impact on your privacy or other rights). Our legitimate interests include responding to your enquiries if you have contacted us.

You are not obliged to provide us with any personal information and you will still be able to use the Site if, for example, you decide not to consent to analytics cookies that tell us how the Site is used.

  1. How do we use cookies?

Our Site uses cookies for the following purposes:

Cookie & Categorisation

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Duration

Purpose

Cookie Preference

(Strictly Necessary)

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1 year

These cookies are used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our Site. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored using this cookie. This cookie is strictly necessary for the operation of our Site. This means we do not ask you for consent before we set this cookie

Google Analytics

(Analytics)

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2 years

1 day

1 minute

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an aggregated form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You will not be identifiable from the aggregated information. We use the information to compile statistic reports of our users’ browsing patterns so that we can improve the Site. These cookies are optional.


Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.

  1. Sharing your personal information

We generally do not share personal information collected via the Site with third parties. However, personal information may be shared with third parties as follows:

  • within Kiko’s group of companies (including IP Group plc and its subsidiary undertakings);

  • where we are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to disclose your personal information;

  • where we are using a third-party service provider to provide services that involve data processing (for example, providing data analytics);

  • with any new owner, in the event that we sell or merge our business.

  1. Where we store your personal information

In providing our services, we may sometimes transfer to and store information outside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA).

Wherever we transfer personal information outside of the UK or EEA, we will take legally required steps to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect it. You may contact us for an explanation of the basis on which we have transferred your personal information and, where relevant, to request a copy of the legal safeguards which we have put in place.

If we engage a third party to process personal information on our behalf, we contractually require them to handle your personal information appropriately.

  1. Links to third party websites

The Site may contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any third-party website, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their handling of your personal information.

  1. How long we store your personal information

We will store personal information for as long as we need it for the purpose set out above. For example, if you contact us we will keep your personal information so that we can respond to your enquiry and until we no longer have a need for it. Where we no longer have a need to keep your information, we will delete or anonymise it. 

  1. Your rights

Rights over your personal data

Under certain circumstances, you have specific rights in relation to your personal information, including the right to object to, restrict and/or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information (including withdrawing consent to the use of cookies, see below for more information), the right to access or erase your personal information, and the ability to receive a machine readable copy of your personal information. You also have the right to ensure that we correct or delete any inaccurate or out-of-date personal information which we have about you. 

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us at hello@kiko.vc

Any request to exercise one of these rights will be assessed by us on a case-by-case basis (other than the right to withdraw consent to cookies, see below). We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

You also have the right to raise any concerns with the relevant data protection authority (In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office) if you think we have processed your personal information in a manner which is unlawful or breaches your rights. If you have any such concerns, we kindly ask that you initially contact us at the email address above so that we can investigate, and hopefully resolve, your concerns.

Refusing or withdrawing your consent to the use of cookies

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by emailing hello@kiko.vc

 

Most web browsers also allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Opera

  • Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  1. Updates to this Notice

This Notice may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically to inform yourself of any changes. It was last updated on 17.06.2022.

  1. How to contact us

If you have any questions, need further information about our privacy practices, or would like to let us know that your details require updating, please contact us at hello@kiko.vc or write to us at Kiko Ventures Limited, 2nd Floor, 3 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.