Privacy policy

Advent International Corporation
Email Alert Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 23 2012.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the policy of Advent International Corporation (“Advent”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”) with respect to personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) that is collected by Advent in connection with user email alerts (“Email Alerts”) offered to visitors (“you”, “your”) to our Web site (the “Site”). 
Information We Collect:
We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information by signing up for Email Alerts. By providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  
Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information:
Advent may use the Personal Data you provide in connection with registering for Email Alerts to provide you with the Email Alerts. We may also use your Personal Data to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site and Email Alerts. If at any time you wish not to receive Email Alerts or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please use the opt-out feature available on our Site or contact us as indicated below. We may also use Personal Data on an aggregate basis to conduct research on customer demographics, interests and behavior. Advent may share this aggregate data with its agents, business partners, licensors and/or service providers. We may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes. If we intend on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:
Advent is not in the business of selling your Personal Data. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
 Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, any change in control, dissolution, or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets. 
 Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
 Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Advent, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function. 
 Legal Requirements: Advent may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Advent, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
Exclusions:
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Advent other than Personal Data collected in connection with our Email Alerts. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Advent through this Site or any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited email submissions arising from contact information listed on the Site (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Advent shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.
Links to Other Web sites: 
This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site. This Site may contain links to other Web sites not operated or controlled by Advent (“Third-Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply that Advent endorses or has reviewed the Third-Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.
Security:
Advent takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us through our Site. We assume no liability for any unauthorized third-party actions or transmission errors that may result in the disclosure of information about you.
Changes to Advent’s Privacy Policy:
Advent reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy regularly. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.
Use of Cookies
In addition to the information which you supply via email alerts, information and data may be automatically collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files the Site can use to recognise repeat users and allow us to observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in order to improve the Site for you. For example, cookies will tell us whether you viewed the site in a particular language. Cookies also allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors to our Site. You can configure your Internet browser to accept or reject certain cookies or inform you when a cookie is saved. We do not share information recorded in the cookies with other organisation .The information is used to enhance your experience of the website.
Accessing Your Personal Data/Contacting Advent:
If you wish to access and review any Personal Data or if you have any questions about Advent’s Privacy Policy, please contact Andrea Ramsey in Boston, +1 617 951 9400, aramsey@adventinternational.com.