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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which Real Investment Management Inc. (“Real Ventures”) collects, uses, discloses, and otherwise manages personal information in connection with the realventures.com website, which includes our Job Portal (defined below) located at the subdomain jobs.realventures.com (the “Website”).

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Job Portal

As part of our hands-on approach to helping our portfolio companies grow, we make a job board and talent network (collectively, the “Job Portal”) available to companies and top talent through the Website. Our Job Portal allows you to explore career opportunities by searching jobs posted on our job board or by connecting with potential employers through our talent network.

  • Job Board: When you apply to a job posted on our job board, your application is submitted directly to the company you are applying to and any third-party service providers used by such company to process your application. We do not have control over the manner in which such companies and their service providers will treat your personal information.
  • Talent Network: To access our talent network within the Job Portal, you must complete a profile by: (1) answering certain questions about your job preferences, such as type of roles you are seeking and location, and (2) by writing a brief cover note and a personal biography to potential employers. Although you are not required to answer all of the profile questions, a  complete profile will get you the most out of our service.

You will also need to create an account by providing your first and last name, email address, and a password that you select, or by using your LinkedIn account credentials. If you use your LinkedIn account, you authorize us to access certain LinkedIn account information (consistent with your LinkedIn privacy settings), including your name and email address.

You must have a LinkedIn account to create a talent network profile. To complete your profile, you must provide your LinkedIn public profile URL. We do not have control over the manner in which LinkedIn treats your personal information. You can review LinkedIn’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy, which apply to your LinkedIn account.

Once your profile is complete, we receive a notice as the administrator of the talent network to review it. If your experience, preferences and general profile fit what our portfolio companies are looking for, you will be added to our network. You can choose to set your profile to public to allow all potential employers to view your profile in search results and contact you about opportunities, or private, in which case your profile is only revealed to potential employers if you have requested an introduction. Potential employers may use your profile information and other information you provide to them to contact you about opportunities (in accordance with your choices) and to process and respond to you about current and future job opportunities.

Careers at Real Ventures

In connection with a job application or related inquiry, including when you join our talent network, you may provide us with certain personal information about yourself (such as that contained in a resume, cover letter, your talent network profile, or similar employment-related materials). We use this information for the purpose of processing and responding to your application for current and future career opportunities.

Communications

We may use your personal information to contact you and facilitate email communications between you and potential employers. We may also send you email communications about our services including requests for potential employer introductions, suggested jobs available on the job board, and security or other service-related issues.

Contact Us

When you contact us to arrange a meeting, to discuss an opportunity to partner with us, or otherwise with an inquiry, comment, question, or complaint, you provide us with your name and email address along with additional information you include in your message to us. We collect and use this information to promptly answer your question or respond to your request. We may retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service, product and service offerings, and our Website.

Additional Information about our Website

Visiting our Website

You can visit the Website without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information. However, we and our service providers (such as Google Analytics) collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system, and average time spent on our Website. If you access and use our Job Portal, we may receive certain aggregate information that does not identify any individual user from Monday, our third party Job Portal provider, such as job and company clicks and email open rates. We use this information to help us understand our Website activity and to monitor and improve our Website. You can obtain additional information on Google Analytics’ collection and processing of data, including how to opt out, by clicking on the links provided: Privacy & Terms and Data Privacy & Security.

Cookies

Our Website uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Website sends to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so that we can recognize you when you return. We use cookies to improve our Website and to help us understand our Website activity and your preferences. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Website, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of our Website.

Third Party Links and Integrations:

Our Website may contain links to other websites or services, including social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, that we do not own or operate. Also, links to our Website may be featured on third-party websites on which we advertise. When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking services, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the service. Linked websites and services (including social networking services) have separate and independent privacy statements, notices, and terms of use. We do not have control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites or services may collect, use or disclose, secure, and otherwise treat personal information.

Sharing of Personal Information

We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell, or otherwise share personal information, without consent, except as otherwise set out herein or as permitted or required by law. 

Service Providers

We may transfer (or otherwise make available) personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to host our Website, operate certain of its features, and host data for the Job Portal on our behalf. Personal information may be maintained and processed by third party service providers in the US, Canada or other jurisdictions. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions and are not authorized to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

Business Transactions

We may transfer personal information as an asset in connection with a proposed or completed merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of Real Ventures or as part of a corporate reorganization, financing, or other change in corporate control.

Legal

We and our Canadian, US or other service providers may provide personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order (which may include lawful access by Canadian, US, or other foreign governmental authorities, courts, or law enforcement agencies), or to other organizations in the case of investigating a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or detecting, suppressing, or preventing fraud, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US, or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.

Safeguards

We and our service providers maintain your personal information on servers in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions, or at our premises in Montreal, Quebec. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to safeguard the personal information in our custody or control against theft, loss, and unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure. We restrict access to your personal information on a need-to-know basis to employees and authorized service providers that require access to fulfil their job requirements.

Access and Correction

You may request access, updating or correction of your personal information in our custody or control at any time, subject to limited exceptions prescribed by law, by contacting us as set out in the Contact Us section below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records. You may also edit and update your talent network profile information by logging in to your account at any time.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website.

Contact Us

Please contact us  at privacy@realventures.com if:

  • you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy;
  • you wish to access, update, and/or correct inaccuracies in your personal information; or
  • you otherwise have a question or complaint about the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information.

Last updated: October 15, 2018, 2018