Privacy Notice for Coatue
This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) describes the practices of Coatue Management L.L.C. (“Coatue” or “we”) as they pertain to information collected through our websites that link to this Notice (collectively, “Sites”) or in connection with Coatue-sponsored events, conferences and related activities (collectively, “Events”). If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or United Kingdom, Coatue is the data controller with respect to the processing of your personal data pursuant to GDPR. Please note that this notice does not apply to information collected from our investors in connection with our financial products and services. We address such practices in separate notices as required by applicable law and regulation.
Please read this Notice carefully to understand our information practices with respect to our Sites and Events. If you do not agree to this Notice, then you should not use the Sites or participate in Events.
Coatue may change this Notice from time to time, and any modifications will be effective immediately upon posting, unless indicated otherwise.
Information We Collect
We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us and when we passively collect information from or about you, such as from your browser or device. We may combine all of the information we collect from or about you from these various sources.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect any information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, when you (1) register for Events; (2) inquire about Events or otherwise contact us through our Sites; (2) sign up to receive information about Events or related activities; (3) participate in Events; (4) provide feedback in online surveys; and (5) submit other content and suggestions. Such information may include:
Contact information (e.g., email address, phone number);
Employment information (e.g., company name, your title, assistant name and contact information);
Professional bio and photo;
Physical characteristics (e.g., height, weight, or clothing size) needed to provide you with appropriate gear for Events you choose to participate in;
Wellness-related information, such as dietary restrictions when attending Events;
Information about guests accompanying you to Events, such as name and age;
Content you post (e.g., text, images, photographs, videos, or any other kind of content) on our Sites or elsewhere in connection with Events; and
Content you submit in connection with contest and competition Events;
Survey responses; and
Any other information you choose to include when you contact us.
On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain other information, materials and services.
Information Collected from Third Parties
We may collect or receive information about you from other sources, including publicly-available websites and resources. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you through our Sites or Events in order to enhance and improve the services we provide to you, or use such information for our and/or our affiliates’, subsidiaries’ and portfolio companies’ business and operational purposes, such as recruiting.
Information Collected from Social Media and Other Content Platforms
In some cases, you may be able to access Sites via social media or other third-party platforms (such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google and Twitter). By using these services to connect with us, you may allow us to access information from your social media profile, such as name, gender, and profile picture, consistent with your privacy settings or as allowed by you on that service. If you do not wish to have this information shared, do not use such third-party platforms to access our Sites or Events. Please note that your use of such third-party platforms is governed by those services’ privacy policies. We have no control of, and assume no liability for, the privacy practices of third-party services.
Information We Collect Through Automated Means
We also collect information through automated and technical means as you browse our Sites.
Website Usage Information. As you browse the Sites, we and our service providers (which are third party companies that work on our behalf to provide and enhance the Sites) use a variety of technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting information about how you interact with the Sites. For example, our servers automatically record certain information in server logs. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, domain name and settings, referring / exit pages and URLs, how you interact with links on the Sites, pages viewed, mobile carrier, mobile device identifiers and information about the device you are using to access the Sites and other such information.
Location Information. We collect and process general information about the location of the device from which you are accessing the Sites (e.g., approximate geographic location inferred from an IP address).
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We and our service providers may also collect data about your use of the Sites through Internet server logs and online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website that enables us to: (a) recognize your computer; (b) understand the web pages of the Site you have visited; (c) recognize repeat users; (d) facilitate the ongoing access to and use of a website; (e) allow the Sites to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising; (f) enhance your user experience by delivering content and advertisements specific to your inferred interests; (g) perform searches and analytics; and (h) assist with security administrative functions.
Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the Sites and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. We and our service providers may also include Web beacons in email messages, newsletters and other electronic communications to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics, personalization and advertising. As we and our service providers adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods. You can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). However, note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings on the Sites.
Use of Personal Information
We may use the Personal Information we collect from and about you through the Sites and in connection with Events for the following business and commercial purposes:
For the purposes for which you provided it;
To maintain, provide, operate, and improve the Sites and Events;
To identify you by your device(s) and to match your device(s) with other browsers or devices you use for the purpose of providing relevant and easier access to content and other operational purposes;
To send you information or other communications;
To enhance your experience on the Sites or in connection with Events;
To prevent or address technical or security issues, including bug detection and fraudulent activity;
To engage in internal analytics, research, auditing, and reporting;
To support our and our affiliates’, subsidiaries’ and portfolio companies’ recruiting efforts;
To connect with vendors and service providers to business operations;
To comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of the Sites, Events and the general public;
To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Sites or participation in Events; and
Other purposes for which we notify you.
Please note that we may combine information that we collect from or about you (including automatically collected information) with information we obtain about you from our affiliates, subsidiaries, and/or non-affiliated third parties, and use such combined information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Sites or in connection with Events. We may use aggregate or de-identified information for any purpose, including without limitation for research and analytics, and may also share such data with any third parties, including partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, services providers, and others.
Legal Bases for Use of Your Information
The legal bases for using your information as set out in this Notice are as follows:
Where use of your information is necessary to perform our obligations under a contract with you (for example, to process your registration for an Event pursuant to the terms of the Event contract);
Where use of your information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others (for example, to operate and secure our Sites and Events; ensure safe environments for Event staff; comply with legal requirements and defend our legal rights);
Where we have your consent, in accordance with applicable legal requirements, to use your information for a particular purpose; and
Where we use your information to comply with applicable legal obligations (for example, keeping track of purchases made in connection with Events for tax and auditing purposes).
Disclosing of Personal Information
We may disclose and/or share your information as described below and elsewhere in this Notice, including with:
Third Parties Designated by You. If you direct us to share information with a third party partner or other entity or as necessary to provide you with a service you request, then we may share your personal information.
Affiliates and Subsidiaries.
Service Providers. We may provide access to or share your information with select entities that use the information only to perform services on our behalf.
Business Transactions. We may disclose your personal information in connection with the evaluation of or entering into a corporate transaction where all or a portion of our business or assets (including any associated lists containing your personal information) change ownership, are sold, or are transferred.
Additionally, if you choose to share information in public portions of our Sites or at Events, such as in our Comments section, members of the public may be able to view and access that information.
We will retain your information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Website Analytics and Do-Not-Track
Website Analytics. We may use third-party web analytics services on our Sites to collect and analyze usage information through cookies and similar tools; engage in auditing, research, or reporting; and provide certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Notice Concerning Do Not Track. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Site for third party purposes. However, we do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.
Additional Information for California Consumers
If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding how we collect, use, and share your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)).
Categories of personal information we collect and how we use them. We collect and disclose the following categories of personal information for the business purposes described in our main Notice, above: identifiers (such as name, address, email address); commercial information (such as purchase information); financial data (when you pay for an Event via our payment processor); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or Site usage); audio or visual information (such as CCTV video or call recordings); gender; physical characteristics or description (such as your photo or height/weight/clothing size to provide you with appropriate-sized apparel for Events); professional or employment related data (such as information about your type of work, title, or profession); general geolocation information (e.g., your city and state based on IP address, contact information including your physical address, or precise location, with your consent); and other categories of information, with your consent.
Categories of parties to which information is disclosed. We disclose the above categories of personal information to our Coatue affiliates, subsidiaries, portfolio companies, our service providers, resellers, and entities for legal purposes.
California Consumer Privacy Act Rights. The CCPA provides certain rights to California residents in connection with personal information that is collected and sold, as defined under the statute. For instance, if you are a California resident, you may request that we:
Provide you the categories of personal information we have collected or disclosed about you in the last twelve months; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom we shared personal information.
Provide access to and/or a copy of specific pieces of personal information we hold about you.
Delete certain personal information we have about you.
You also have the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising certain of your rights. These rights are subject to certain exceptions or qualifications, including Personal Information provided in connection with our financial services that is subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
If you have questions about Coatue’s practices in connection with the Sites or Events, or want to exercise any of these rights, then please contact Coatue at email@example.com. Note that you will be required to verify your identity before we fulfill your request. To do so, we will request certain information that you have provided to us. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide us with written authorization or a power of attorney, signed by you, for the agent to act on your behalf. You will still need to verify your identity directly with us.
California Shine the Light Disclosure. The California “Shine the Light” law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
Do Not Sell Notice. CCPA sets forth certain obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information. We do not “sell” personal information and have not engaged in such activity in the past twelve months.
Additional Information for Residents Outside of the United States
Transfers. Coatue is a United States company, but operates Events globally. As such, we may store your information in the United States, and transfer your information to service providers and other parties (as described in “Sharing of Information” above) located outside of your country of residence, including in the United States. This is necessary to provide the Sites and Events, and for the purposes outlined in this Notice. Data privacy laws vary from country to country and may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, the laws in your home country. We take steps to ensure that reasonable safeguards are in place to provide an appropriate level of protection for your information, in accordance with applicable law. These measures include data transfer agreements. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage or use.
Your rights. Local legal requirements, such as those in the EEA, may afford you additional rights. Your local laws (such as those in the EU) may permit you to request that we:
provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you;
prevent the processing of your information for direct marketing purposes (including any direct marketing processing based on profiling);
update information that is out of date or incorrect;
delete certain information that we are holding about you;
restrict the way that we process and disclose certain of your information; and
revoke your consent for the processing of your information.
We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period required under applicable law. Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances such as if we need to continue processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request that you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request.
Additional Information for Individuals Located in the Cayman Islands
If you are an individual (including, for purposes of this section of this Notice only, an individual associated with an investor in a Coatue fund) and the fund in which you are invested is organized in the Cayman Islands (including any master fund in which you are indirectly invested), such fund and Coatue are considered to be data controllers in respect of any personal information we hold about you for the purposes of the Cayman Islands Data Protection Law 2017 (the "DPL"). This means that the fund and Coatue (alone or jointly, as applicable) determine the purposes and the means of the processing of your personal information. We may share your personal information with the fund's services providers or others who are located outside the Cayman Islands. It may also be necessary to share your information with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority or the Tax Information Authority, which may, in turn, exchange this information with foreign tax authorities, regulatory or law enforcement agencies. Any transfer of your personal data by us or our service providers outside the Cayman Islands will be carried out in accordance with the DPL. You may have certain rights under DPL, including: (i) the right to be informed; (ii) the right of access; (iii) the right to rectification; (iv) the right to stop or restrict processing; (v) the right to stop direct marketing; (vi) rights in relation to automated decision making; (vii) the right to seek compensation; and (viii) the right to complain to the supervisory authority. A complaint in respect of a Coatue fund organized in the Cayman Islands may be lodged with the Office of the Ombudsman in the Cayman Islands.
If you would like further information in relation to your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Notice explains:
What are cookies?
Types of information collected and reasons for collection
Types of cookies we use
Duration of storage of cookies on your device
Consequences of deactivation of all cookies
Changes to the Cookies Notice
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and store certain information about Site usage. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user's device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to all about cookies.org.
The term “cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our “Glossary” section below.
Types of information collected and reasons for collection
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our Site and, as a result, allow us, among other things, to offer our web visitors a more personalized and consistent experience. Here are examples of the types of information that we may collect through cookies:
The number of users visiting our Site, the frequency with which the Site was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Site and the total duration of navigation on the Site;
The webpages you have visited including the name of the website visited prior to the Coatue Site;
Whether you are visiting our Site for the first time or not;
Where applicable, your user name, your password, the type of browser used and your IP address, so that we can identify you during your next visits.
Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language, etc.); and
Note that we do not collect your name or email address through cookies.
In addition, cookies allow us to do the following:
Customize your visit: We may use information collected during your visit to facilitate your next visit to our Site;
Customize and enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your inferred interests;
Recognize your computer;
Facilitate the ongoing access to and use of our website
Allow the Site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements;
Analyze visitor trends: We perform searches and compile information on our Site visits and analyze them.
Assist with security administrative functions
Type of cookies we use
We use first-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons for our Site to operate and/or provide basic functionality to you, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Site. The specific types of first-party cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described in more detail below.
These cookies are created by Coatue. They are, for the most part, used to allow you to navigate our Site and use its features. They may also assist in analytics activities.
The types of first- and third-party cookies we use on the Site are:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Site and cannot be turned off. These cookies allow you to use some of the Site’s features, such as access to secure areas that require registration (if any) or setting your privacy preferences.
Functional cookies: These cookies allow you to browse our Site or benefit from some of its enhanced features, such as memorizing language preferences. Similar to strictly necessary cookies, if these cookies are disabled, it could impact your experience to use some Site functionality, such as your set preferences.
Analytics cookies: These cookies allow us or our third-party analytics providers to collect information and statistics on the use of the Site by you and other visitors. Thanks to this information, we are able to improve the features offered on our Site.
To refuse these various types of cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section “Cookie management."
Duration of storage of cookies on your device
The duration of storage of cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.
We use temporary cookies on all our secure pages to assign and register a session ID. You can browse our entire Site without interruption. This identifier is also used for internal reporting purposes. It does not allow us to identify you by name and this type of cookie does not leave any information recoverable on your hard drive. Most of our proprietary cookies fall into this category and expire when you close your Internet browser.
Our proprietary analysis cookies are permanent cookies. They allow us to understand visitors’ browsing behavior over a longer period of time or to provide you with additional features related to your Site customization requests and the content that you have saved or stored. They can stay on your computer for 24 hours, a week or several years, depending on their function. This means that these cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our Site to recognize your computer when you reopen your browser later.
For visitors in Europe, you have the option to adjust what cookies you allow us to place on your browser through our Cookie Preference Center. You can modify these settings at any time. For these sites, you should follow instructions for managing cookies via your browser (below).
All cookies: You can exercise your preference to receive all types of cookies by managing cookies from your web browser. As the means by which to activate or deactivate cookies varies from one web browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. Cookies do not under any circumstances read the data from your hard drive and you can delete them from your computer at any time. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your settings between your browsers and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device. Please note that if you choose to disable or deactivate cookies, this will apply to all cookies and have the consequences on Site functionality discussed in the section “Consequences of deactivation of all cookies” below.
Analytics cookies: To disable analytics cookies managed by our third-party analytics partners, either use the browser disablement mechanisms discussed immediately above, or use the analytics opt-out mechanisms maintained by our analytics providers: Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add On
Consequences of deactivation of all cookies
If you choose to deactivate cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Site. However, some useful features may not work anymore, depending on which cookies you deactivate.
Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out cookie once a cookie has been deactivated.
Changes to the Cookies Notice
Cookies are text files that contain information about site usage information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are then returned to the original website each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them.
Log files are Web server files (storing information such as domain names or IP addresses, URLs, the http response code, the website from which you access ours and/or the date and length of your visit) that are created automatically when a user visits a site.