SAP Ventures (“SAPV”) created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to each individual’s right to privacy. This policy outlines our personal information handling practices for this website. Our privacy practices reflect current global principles and standards for handling personal information. These principles include notice of data use, choice of data use, data access, data integrity, security, data transfers, and enforcement/oversight.


By using this Website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described herein. If we decide to make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it. From time to time, as may be required by applicable law, we may also seek your explicit consent to process certain data and information collected on this website or volunteered by you.

Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data

To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, SAPV collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.

When you visit our web site, we may record your IP address and use cookies and other Internet technologies (referred to below as Automated Tools and Embedded Web Links) to gather general information about our visitors and their interests. The technologies used and the information collected are described in more detail below.

We may further collect and process any information and data that you volunteer to us, e.g. when you register for events, subscribe to newsletters, or participate in online surveys or discussion groups.

Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

The information SAPV collects to understand your needs and interests helps SAPV deliver a consistent and personalized experience. We will use such information only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent, as required by applicable law.

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. We may also use IP addresses or other information to determine which pages on our sites are being visited and topics that may be of interest so we can provide you with a user experience that is tailored to your preferences., SAPV will aggregate such data only in an anonymous way and will not tie it to a particular individual unless he or she has given consent.

SAPV may also collect IP addresses (and other technical information such as browser type) when you connect to so that we may identify your session, deliver content based on the technical capabilities of your browser, and for quality control purposes. This information will not be used to identify you unless you provide your prior consent.

SAPV will only gather information related to your visit to the site. We do not track or collect personal information from your visits to companies or entities outside the SAPV Group of companies.

Automated Tools

In addition to the information you provide, SAPV may also collect information during your visit to an SAPV website through automated tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, embedded Web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website from which you arrived at an SAP website. Using these tools, SAPV is also able to confirm receipt of e-mails that the recipient consented to receive, and can track other information such as pages visited on the SAPV site and whether or not the recipient registers for an event offered by SAPV and certain other aggregate data that is not related to a particular individual.

Embedded Web Links

Emails from SAPV often use links designed to lead you to a relevant area on the Web, after redirection through SAPV’s servers. The redirection system allows SAPV to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.

In emails, such links may also allow SAPV to determine if you have clicked on a link in the email, and the information about this interaction may be connected to your personal identity. If you do not want SAPV to collect information about the links you clicked, you can simply choose not to click on the links in an e-mail that SAPV sends you.


We may use cookies to deliver personalized content and to tailor our information to how you and others use the site.

E-mail Addresses

If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside the SAPV Group of companies. You can choose not to receive any more e-mail at any time.

Depending on how your e-mail application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send e-mail to SAPV.

If you choose to register for third-party services, we may need to send some information from your registration to the service provider, possibly including your e-mail address.

Event Registration

Our site may include forms that you fill out to request information or register for an event. Completing and sending SAPV such order form may include the transfer of your data to third parties involved in executing the transaction.

Sharing Your Personal Data

Any data and information that you volunteer or that is otherwise collected on our web site may be sent electronically to a server in another country. We safeguard your privacy interests around the world by ensuring that this server will adhere to our data protection principles described in this statement.

Companies in the SAPV Group may use the information internationally in connection with processing your inquiries.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, SAPV decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is SAPV’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

We may collect and possibly share personal data and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of SAPV’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

While visiting SAPV’s website you may be directed to content or functionality that is hosted by a third-party supplier, not on Most often, this is done to host special events. When information is collected on behalf of SAPV exclusively, the appropriate SAPV entity’s privacy statement will be referenced on the site and will govern how information is used. For other, non-SAPV sites, the site’s owner’s privacy policy will be referenced.

Security of Your Personal Data

SAPV is committed to protecting the personal data you share with us. SAPV uses a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. SAPV supports online security using secure server technology because we want your data to be safe. There are state-of-the-art security arrangements and facilities on SAPV sites to prevent abuse.

We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

Links to Other Sites

This site may contain links to other sites. SAPV is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites outside the SAPV Group of companies.

Data Retention

SAPV will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

If you have any other questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact:


Revised and posted as of September 30, 2013