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Privacy policy

Advent International Corporation

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 22, 2014.

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”) and other information that Advent collects in connection with visitors’ (“you”, “your”) use of our Web site (the “Site”).

Information We Collect:

Personal Data: We collect Personal Data from you only when you voluntarily provide such information to us. By providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for the purpose for which it was provided.

Other Information:

Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with us through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to identify you specifically. Advent may store such information or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents or service providers. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

We use a technology called “cookies” to automatically collect information about usage of the Site and to enhance your experience with the Site. A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. The Site uses cookies to recognize repeat users and to allow us to observe behavior and compile aggregate data in order to improve the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For example, cookies will tell us whether you viewed the site in a particular language. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Site, we may conduct research on demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and we may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, business partners, licensors and/or service providers. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may also 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.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information
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Advent uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Advent and its affiliates may also use the Personal Data and other information you provide in connection with your use of the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site and to better understand our users. If at any time you wish to review your Personal Data or have your Personal Data deleted, please contact us as indicated below. 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.

Affiliates: We may also share your Personal Data with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Business Partners, Licensors and Service Providers: Advent, like many businesses, sometimes hires or works with other companies to perform certain business-related functions. When we employ or work with 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 will 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 will be deemed to be non-confidential and Advent will 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.

Other Terms and Conditions
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Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use http://advent-international.com/terms-conditions.

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 will indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

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.

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