Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains the personal data GetNorthwards processes, how GetNorthwards processes it and for what purposes.

GetNorthwards offers a investment services, including equity, debt and structured finance used to assist enterprises, students and agents use to profile investment opportunities. References to GetNorthwards products in this statement includes and is not limited to GetNorthwards services, websites, management information systems, apps, software, network, servers and devices.

Please read this privacy statement, which provide relevant information on how GetNorthwards handles your information. This statement applies to the interactions GetNorthwards has with you and the GetNorthwards Services.

GetNorthwards collects data from you, through our interactions with you and through the platform. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use and experiences within the platform. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with GetNorthwards and the choices that you make, including your privacy settings and the products and features that you use. We may also obtain data about you from third parties.

You have choices when it comes to the technology you use and the data you share. When we ask you to provide personal data, you can decline. Our platform require some personal data to provide you with a service. If you choose not to provide data necessary to provide you with a product or feature, you may not use that product or feature. Likewise, where we need to collect personal data by law or to enter into or carry out a contract with you and you do not provide the data, we will not be able to enter into the contract; or if this relates to an existing service you are using, we may have to suspend or cancel it. We will notify you if this is the case at the time. Where providing the data is optional, and you choose not to share personal data, features like personalization that use such data will not work for you.

How we use personal data

GetNorthwards uses the data we collect to provide you with rich, interactive experiences. In particular, we use data to:

  • Provide our services, which include investment management, investment sourcing, as well as facilitating the investment. It also includes sharing data, when it is required to provide the service or carry out the transactions you request.
  • Improve and develop our services.
  • Personalise our services and make recommendations.
  • Publicise and market to you, which includes sending promotional communications, targeting and presenting you with relevant offers.

We also use data to operate our business which includes analysing our performance, meeting our legal obligations, developing our workforce and doing research.

In carrying out these purposes, we combine data we collect from different contexts (for example, from your use of GetNorthwards Services) or obtain from third parties to give you a more seamless, consistent and personalized experience, to make informed business decisions and for other legitimate purposes.

Reasons we share personal data

We share your personal data with your consent or to complete any transaction or provide any services you have requested or authorized. We also share data with GetNorthwards-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the legitimacy of our services; and to protect the rights and property of GetNorthwards and its customers.

How to access and control your personal data

You can also make choices about the collection and use of your data by GetNorthwards. You can control your personal data that GetNorthwards has obtained, and exercise your data protection rights, by contacting GetNorthwards or using various tools we provide. In some cases, your ability to access or control your personal data will be limited, as required or permitted by applicable law. How you can access or control your personal data will also depend on which services you use.

If you want to access or control personal data processed by GetNorthwards that is not available through your personal account profile, you can always contact GetNorthwards at hello@getnorthwards.africa.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are small text files placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by a web server in the domain that placed the cookie. We use cookies and similar technologies for storing and honouring your preferences and settings, enabling you to sign in, providing interest-based advertising, combating fraud, analysing how our services perform and fulfilling other business purposes. GetNorthwards apps use additional identifiers, such as the profile ID's, for similar purposes.

We also use "web beacons" to help deliver cookies and gather usage and performance data. Our websites may include web beacons, cookies or similar technologies from third-party service providers.

You have a variety of tools to control the data collected by cookies, web beacons and similar technologies. For example, you can use controls in your internet browser to limit how the websites you visit are able to use cookies and to withdraw your consent by clearing or blocking cookies.

GetNorthwards account

With a GetNorthwards account, you can sign in to GetNorthwards services, as well as those of select GetNorthwards partners. Personal data associated with your GetNorthwards account includes credentials, name and contact data, payment data, device and usage data, your contacts, information about your activities, and your interests and favourites. Signing in to your GetNorthwards account enables personalization and consistent experiences across services, permits you to use cloud data storage, allows you to make payments using payment instruments stored in your GetNorthwards account, and enables other features.

If you sign in to a service offered by a third party with your GetNorthwards account, you will share with that third party the account data required by that service.

Other important privacy information

It is your responsibility to ascertain the security of the device and software you use to access our Services.