LN understands how important privacy is to our members. We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to make sure that you understand how your personal information is used.
When you apply for membership, we ask for basic information such as your name, company name and information, and contact information. We keep track of your participation in LN or LN activities and member services so we can understand our members' interests and evaluate the effectiveness of our offerings.
We also collect demographic information from other sources to help us learn more about member characteristics and needs. When you register with LN, we may collect your name, email address, physical address, phone number and other background information, and you may also be asked to provide additional information in your profile, such as but not limited to your location (city, country), professional experience, educational background, link to your LinkedIn profile, company website, interest in co-investment deals, a photo and other interests.
When you visit Lorange Network, we receive data about your interaction with various functionalities on the network, such as when you join an eventual group and share information with other members, reply to Chats, participate in Discussions or utilize the “Ask Peter Lorange” or “Ask the Community” options. We may also receive information about you from other members, such as when they contact you, add you to a group (Discussion, Q&A, etc.) or “tag’”/cite/mention you.
As explained in the Questions and Answers below, we may ask for additional information in your visits to LN. All of this information helps us better serve our members and improve our programs.
Please note that by registering at www.lorangenetwork.com, or by otherwise providing information on the platform, you have given us your express and informed consent to transfer the data that you provide to us.
We share your personal information only with companies we have selected to provide member services or support our operations. Our contracts with these companies require them to keep the member information confidential, and allow them to use the information only to offer the contracted services to LN or LN members. We may release personal member information on the rare occasions when we are required to do so by law, or when necessary or appropriate to comply with legal process or to protect or defend LN and its members. We do not sell or rent member information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers or any other companies.
For more detailed information about our privacy practices, and about privacy on LN, please review the frequently asked questions below.
To ask questions about your personal or other membership information, please contact us at the below, via Phone, Mail or email:
Lorange Network AG
6403 Küssnacht am Rigi
The following Questions and Answers address LN privacy issues in more detail. We want to make sure that you understand the types of information that are collected at LN and through LN and the ways in which that information is used and protected.
1. Do I have to submit any personal information in order to use LN?
2. Does LN collect non-personal information, using "cookies" or otherwise?
3. How is this information used, and can I control its use?
4. Is any information shared with other companies or organizations?
5. What privacy rules apply when I "click" over to other web sites?
6. How does LN protect security and confidentiality?
8. Who can I contact with questions or comments about privacy issues?
If you want to take advantage of being a member of LN or use of the member services available through the network, we will sometimes request information that allows us to identify you. If you use the online form or an email application to join LN or renew your membership, for example, we will ask for certain information to process your application (which may include but is not limited to: name, company information, role/position at company, phone number, mailing address, email address, credit card number and other various pieces of information). You will receive email newsletters and we may also ask for personal information when you participate in other activities or services on the LN, such as surveys and event registration.
We also have relationships with certain providers and vendors that we have selected and approved to offer services and benefits on linked sites. On some of these sites, you may be asked to enter personal information in order to take advantage of their services or programs. If you decide to purchase or enroll in services on the website of one of our member benefits service providers, the contracted member benefit provider offering the services may ask for your name, member number, address, and email in order to contact you about the services.
On LN, you can create a profile that will be visible to LN contributors and members, and possibly their spouse or partner or other family members, or colleagues, who have been granted access to members-only portions of LN. LN also provides forums, applications, and functionalities that allow you to communicate and share information with other members, possibly their spouses or partners or colleagues, and other family members. The information that you share with others can then be copied or re-shared by them. When you use these social networking tools, you control what information and how much information you share. You can also choose not to use these social networking tools. The information you provide to LN may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion and other aspects of your life. Supplying information to LN, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part.
Again, regardless of whether you are visiting LN or an affiliated site, you do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to. We are only interested in offering you convenient services that match your interests and needs.
We also collect other types of information that do not allow us to identify your name, email address, or other personal characteristics. This "non-personal information" includes the number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet ("IP address"), and the type of browser you use. None of this non-personal information allows us to identify or contact you. We use this information to help us evaluate how the site is being used. By gathering this information, we can learn, among other things, how many people visit the platform, which pages/insights/sections/features are the most and least popular, and which other web sites are the most frequent referral sources for LN.
We may also assign a "cookie" to your computer in some situations. Like an IP address, a “cookie" is a kind of online identification tag that allows us to recognize your computer each time you visit LN.
We currently use Google Analytics to capture the GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) for each user, geographical region, age range, gender and user type, although we may use other similar tools in the future. The GUID is personally identifiable by LN but not by Google. The information is stored in the cookie Google places on the computer for web analytics. In addition, we use a cookie to store the user login name when he or she chooses the “Remember Me” option on the login page. We also use an authentication cookie that lets the site know the user has a valid login.
If a user disables session cookies, the site may not work. Users can only disable first party and third party cookies.
Our primary purpose in collecting this information is to provide you with the services you request, provide you with curated content, allow you to interact with other members and contributors, and to evaluate and improve other services that we offer now and in the future, both on the site and offline. As explained above, for example, we ask for information so that we can process your membership application, send you the email newsletters, and allow your use of the functionality on the site. We may also use this information for other purposes. For example, we may review demographic information, survey results, and statistical analyses regarding site usage in order to help us evaluate, modify, and develop services that are likely to be of interest to our members. On occasion, we will also use your membership information to send you information about special member benefits and offers, and new features and groups on LN. If you initiate communications with other members or contributors through LN, those communications will include your name, email address or other communication identifier, and, if applicable, group information.
LN takes seriously its responsibility to keep your personal information confidential and private. We do not sell or rent any of our members' personal information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or any other companies that are not offering LN endorsed services or benefits. As explained above, we share member information with the limited number of companies that we have selected to provide LN member services. Like most organizations, we may also hire companies to provide certain administrative services that require access to member information, such as processing address labels, managing databases, administering invoicing, and sending mailings ("approved vendors”).
We require all of these LN service providers and approved vendors to hold member information in confidence. These providers and vendors are contractually required to maintain the security and confidentiality of all member information, and are prohibited from using that information for any purpose other than providing the services specified in their contracts with LN. We may, at our discretion, audit and monitor these companies to ensure that the member information is protected.
We may also disclose personal information when required to do so by law or when such action is necessary or appropriate to comply with legal process served on LN, to protect and defend the rights or property of LN, or to protect the personal safety of users of the site. We reserve the right to contact the appropriate authorities in our discretion when visitors' activities appear to be illegal or inconsistent with our policies.
In order to protect your personal information, we use technologies and processes such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. These measures increase, but do not guarantee, the security and privacy of information traveling to, from, and within the site. Only our authorized employees, agents or independent contractors carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access personal information. Employees who violate our privacy access policies may be subject to disciplinary actions, including termination when appropriate.
In order to receive our services, we will require you to use a password to protect your membership account from unauthorized access by others. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your communications on the site at all times. If you do allow others, including family or household members, or any assistants or colleagues, to access LN members-only services through your personal password or to use your membership account number, please understand that you are responsible for the actions of those individuals. Please note that emails, instant messaging and similar means of communication with other members are not encrypted, and we advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
From time to time, we may collect different types of information and use that information in different ways - for example, when we add features or services to the LN platform. In these cases, we may edit this policy to explain the new practices. Because protecting members' privacy is very important to us, we do not expect major changes in policy. However, if we do make significant changes in our practices, we will include announcements on the LN home page and/or contact you via email or written letter so that you will know to review the revised policy. If you object to any changes, you may delete your account by contacting us. By continuing to use LN after notice of changes has been sent to you or published on the site, you are consenting to the changes.
Lorange Network AG
6403 Küssnacht am Rigi