Privacy Policy

At Nova Growth Capital (Nova) we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy outlines details of the information that we collect, store and process, and the measures we take to protect and safeguard this information.

Who are we?
Nova Growth Capital Limited (Nova) is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (Company Number  11591402). With registered address 57 Jordan Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, L1 0BW. Nova Growth Capital Limited (FRN:  826519 ) is an appointed representative of Sapphire Capital Partners LLP (FRN: 565716), who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For the purposes of this privacy policy Nova Growth Capital is the ‘Data Controller’ and assumes that role under UK and European Law.

Nova is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and we’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you requested from us. From time to time, we would like to contact you about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. Our processing basis for this communication is Consent, which you will be requested for at the time you submit the form:

Information you provide through the website

If you fill in our contact form, you provide us with some details:

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Email address (required)

Phone number

Message

Your email address will be used to contact you to directly answer your general enquiry. Our processing basis for this communication is consent, which you will be requested for at the time you submit the form.

If you fill in our mentorship & investment form, you provide us with some details:

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

City (required)

Email address (required)

Phone number (required)

What stage is your startup (required)

Tech Category (required)

Explain your startup idea including the problem it solves, the opportunity you would like to explore and how you think technology will be used (required)

Will your startup be building a Hardware or Software product? (required)

How did you hear about us? (required)

Your email address will be used to contact you (by Nova only) about our Startup Programme or to respond directly to your general enquiry. Our processing basis for this communication is consent, which you will be requested for at the time you submit the form.

How long do we hold data for?
Nova only retain data for as long as it is strictly required. This means data that you provide through the general contact form is held for no more than 24 months. After this time all stored data will be removed from our live systems in accordance with our data policy.

Nova only retain data for as long as it is strictly required. This means data that you provided through the Mentorship & Investment forms will be held for as long as you want to be contacted about our startup programme. If you opt out of communications your data will be held for 12 months and then deleted in accordance with our data policy.

Who has access to your data?
We won’t share or sell your information or allow the use of your information for marketing from third parties, however we may share relevant information with our suppliers to help us deliver our services to you.

Nova will not sell or rent your information to third parties, and we do not share information for marketing purposes with any third parties. Nova may share data with 3rd party suppliers working on our behalf – this includes contractors, agents and other subcontractor who work for Nova to provide services and complete tasks for the delivery of our service. Where such a relationship is in place there are contractual safeguards in place to protect your information. Nova will only share data that is relevant to the tasks being completed and to the delivery of service to you, and where possible the data will be anonymised. None of these organisations and individuals are permitted to use the data for any other purpose.

At any time you will be free to remove consent by contacting us at fund@novagrowthcapital.co.uk

How will we keep your data secure?
All of our services run over HTTPS using TLS ensuring data transmitted between the application/website and our servers is secure. We take lengths to ensure that the network environment in which the application/website is hosted is kept secure by following best practices and ensuring that security updates are applied in a timely fashion.

How do we support your rights?
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email unless you have given your prior consent. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: fund@novagrowthcapital.co.uk

 The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at fund@novagrowthcapital.co.uk

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Nova Growth Capital holds about you. We will provide any information free of charge, please email fund@novagrowthcapital.co.uk with a copy of a valid ID (passport or driving license).

Right to remove consent
Where we rely upon your consent to perform data processing we allow you to revoke the previously granted consent by contacting us at fund@novagrowthcapital.co.uk whereupon we will comply with your request.

Use of cookies
Like many other websites and apps, Nova uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer or device and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better, more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

First-party cookies set for other services

HubSpot
Our Site also employs HubSpot, which collects personal identifying information by using javascript and cookies to help us analyse how visitors use the site. HubSpot’s products help us to identify site visitors, analyse email campaigns, track site contact forms and monitor Google AdWords click through. Anonymous visitor tracking information may be shared with other HubSpot customers. For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.

Please visit https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser for more detailed information on the cookies below:

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Google Analytics
Our site uses Google Analytics, a web analytic service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses javascript ad cookies to help us analyse how visitors use the site. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This allows you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

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HotJar
Hotjar is an analytics and feedback tool that we use to understand how our website is used and improve usability. Hotjar sets cookies to help us track behaviour across pages and to control visitor polls. The cookies carry no personally identifiable information.

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Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

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Third-party cookies

Facebook – Duration: 180 days. We use the Facebook Pixel to understand conversion tracking, for optimisation and remarketing purposes. For information on how to opt out visit: http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/. To view Facebook’s privacy policy visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

YouTube (PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC) – Used by YouTube and areas of our website with embedded YouTube videos. These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.

YouTube (GPS) – Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

Review of Policy
We regularly review our policies – the last review of this policy was undertaken in June 2020.

Contact Us
We can be reached with any inquiries by either email or phone:

Email: fund@novagrowthcapital.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0)151 317 4250

Nova Growth Capital Ltd
57 Jordan Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, L1 0BW

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RISK WARNING
Please read our full risk warning and disclaimer: https://invest.novagrowthcapital.co.uk/risk

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. The risks include illiquidity where shares may not be able to be sold easily, lack of dividends and dilution. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Investors should only invest a proportion of their available investment funds into Nova Cofoundery SEIS & EIS Fund as these investments are high risk.

The availability of any tax relief, including EIS and SEIS, depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and of the company concerned, is only available for UK investors in qualifying companies and may be subject to change in the future. If you are in any doubt about the availability of any tax reliefs, or the tax treatment of your investment, you should obtain independent tax advice before proceeding with your investment.

Nova Growth Capital Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (Company Number 11591402). Nova Growth Capital Limited (FRN 826519) is an Appointed Representative of Sapphire Capital Partners LLP (FRN 565716), who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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FUND INVESTMENT FEES
5% initial fees and 2% annual fees paid by the Fund Investee Companies, resulting in 100% allocation of investment for tax reliefs with no additional fees. 20% performance fee only once on original investments that return over 150%.

Registered address: Nova Growth Capital, 57 Jordan Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, L1 0BW

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