Privacy Policy

Last Updated  : September 20, 2019

Korux LP (“Koru”, “we”, “us” or “our”), we recognize how important personal privacy is to you.  This privacy policy outlines how Koru collects, uses and discloses your personal information gathered about you, in conformance its applicable privacy law obligations. Our privacy policy applies to your use of our website located at hellokoru.com (“website”) and any other interactions you may have with us (by telephone, email, and in person). 

When you submit personal information to Koru, including on a voluntary basis as part of your participation in a service offered by Koru, when you apply for a job with us or authorize us to obtain personal information from other sources, you are agreeing to be bound by this privacy policy. Accordingly, by visiting our website, submitting information or applying for a job you acknowledge that you accept the then current privacy policy (available at: https://www.hellokoru.com/privacy-policy ) and website Terms of Use (available at: https://www.hellokoru.com/terms-of-use ).

About Koru

Koru provides organizations with ideation, validation, incubation, and launch services for new digital ventures.

What is personal information?

Personal information is any information, whether factual or subjective, about an identifiable person. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, birth date, and e-mail address.

This privacy policy is not intended to cover information other than personal information, such as business or anonymous information.

Koru will obtain your consent (through this privacy policy or other means) to collect, use and/or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent.

Information we collect about you and how we collect it

We collect several types of information from and about users of our website, including:

Information about you

We may collect personal information when you:

Often it is optional for you to provide your personal information, but other times some personal information is required in order to provide you with certain services. You may choose not to provide your personal information even in such cases, but that may result in our inability to serve you.

In all cases where you voluntarily provide personal information to us, we undertake to collect, use and/or disclose it in accordance with this privacy policy and applicable laws.

Collection Through Cookies

We may also obtain general, non-identifiable information related to your use of our website, through cookies and similar technologies. A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information (such as a user ID) that the website can use to track the pages you have visited and to record your preferences for future visits.

We use cookies on certain web pages to help us analyze our web page flow and measure promotional effectiveness. We use cookies to help improve your future visits. We may also use such information to provide you with a customized online experience and to improve our products & services, communications, and marketing.

You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the website. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. The website is not designed to override “do not track”, “disable cookies” or other browser settings and signals regarding online tracking or preferences. For more information on blocking cookies or targeted advertising, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada page at http://youradchoices.ca/choices/ or go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Collection Through Google Analytics

Koru also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses information obtained by the cookies to evaluate your use of the website for us, to create reports on website activities and to provide further services related to the website and the internet usage for us. This information may be transmitted to a server in the USA and stored there. Please note that Google Analytics information may be disclosed to marketing agency partners that use the data to optimize marketing campaigns. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For more information on Google’s privacy policy in general and Google Analytics, please visit their website at <www.google.ca/policies/privacy/> and <www.google.com/analytics>. You can deactivate the Google Analytics function with a browser add-on, which you can download at <https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout>. To do this you must install that browser add-on. This will prevent the analysis information from being sent to Google.

Koru will not collect information indiscriminately and will limit collection of information to that which is reasonable and necessary for the purposes it was collected or as authorized by law.

How we use your information

Personal information collected by Koru will only be used for purposes described in this privacy policy, for other purposes disclosed to you at the time of collecting such personal information, for example, as described when you sign up for an event, or for purposes to which you have otherwise given your consent. From time to time, we may wish to use your personal information for new or additional purposes. We will obtain your consent to use your personal information for such new or additional purposes before doing so  .

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

Job applicants

If you apply for employment, Koru, in order to process your job application may collect and process data about your career interests and employment history (“job applicant data”). Job applicant data is used for staffing and recruitment activities, and to maintain an inventory of candidates for current and future work opportunities.

De-identified, aggregate or anonymized information

We may also de-identify, aggregate or anonymize information to identify trends, manage our business, develop statistical information, understand how we are performing, or develop relevant products, services or offers. Such information may also be shared with third parties for other analytical purposes but will not personally identify any individual and therefore is not subject to this privacy policy.

Disclosure of your information

Koru may disclose your personal information to:

We may transfer your information to other offices or stores of Koru and our affiliates for internal management and administrative purposes on our behalf. We may disclose your information for debt collection purposes, and for loss and fraud prevention.

If Koru discloses personal information to third parties engaged to perform services for us, Koru prohibits the third party from using personal information for any purpose other than the specific purpose for which Koru supplies it. Koru requires third parties who receive personal information to use safeguards equivalent to those in place at Koru to protect that information.

In certain circumstances, Koru may have a legal duty or right to disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent. For example, Koru may need to disclose personal information in order to comply with tax or corporate governance legislation, to assist law enforcement or to collect a debt.

Retention and storage of your information

Koru retains personal information only for the amount of time needed to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as permitted by law, after which the personal information is destroyed or made anonymous. Unless you tell us otherwise, your consent remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.

Koru may store your personal information in its databases located in the United States, Canada, or other countries. Additionally, some of our service providers may store personal information in the United States or other countries and will be subject to the laws of the local jurisdiction. As a result, in certain circumstances, the United States and other foreign governments, courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies may be entitled to access the personal information collected and held by Koru. In addition, if you are visiting our website from a country other than Canada, your communication through our website or any of our services may result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By using our website or any of our services, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in Canada, United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.

Safeguarding personal information

Personal information under Korus’s control is protected by physical, organizational and technological safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Koru will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Koru maintains physical security over its premises and also maintains computer and network security. Koru requires its employees to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by Koru.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. [We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the website like the comments section or on message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the website.]

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to us. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.

Koru website may contain hyperlinks allowing users to visit other sites operated by other companies. Koru is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any of such websites to which we link. If you access such third party websites, either directly or via the website, you should review the privacy policy of each site.

Special note for parents

The website you are visiting is not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Accessing or correcting personal information

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and updated as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is used. You can contact Koru to request access to your personal information to review its accuracy or to update your personal information. Please make a request in writing using any of the contact methods outlined below.

Resolving privacy issues

If you have any questions about privacy and confidentiality - or any concerns about the way a request for personal information was handled, please contact us in writing using any of the contact methods listed below.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or about Koru’s handling of your personal information, please contact us in writing at: info@hellokoru.com.

Please note that we may need to confirm your identity or request additional details in order to process your request.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, without notice, in our sole discretion, so please review it frequently. This privacy policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices and services. The revised privacy policy will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy policy in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent. Whenever you need to refer to this privacy policy you should refer to this website to ensure you have the most up to date version.

This Policy was last updated on September 20, 2019.