Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Forest Road Company, LLC (“Forest Road,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, shares, and safeguards your personal information. This Privacy Policy also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your personal information, and how you can reach us to get answers to your questions.



Contents

  • Types of Information We Collect
  • Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies
  • How We Use and Process Information
  • How We Share Information
  • Your Choices
  • How We Protect Personal Information
  • Other Important Information
  • Contact Information


Types of Information We Collect

We collect information about you in a variety of ways depending on how you interact with us and our websites and services, including:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us, such as when you sign up to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us or contact us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.
  • Automatically when you interact with our websites or emails through the use of cookies, server logs, and other similar technologies.
  • From other sources, including, for example, third parties, business partners, our affiliates, or publicly available sources.  For example, if you submit a job application, or become an employee, we may conduct a background check.

The following provides examples of the type of information that we collect from you and how we use that information.  


Context

Types of Information

Primary Purpose for Collection

and Use of Information

Business and Contact Information

We collect the name, and contact information, of our past, current, and prospective portfolio companies, and business partners and their employees with whom we may interact.  

We have a legitimate interest in contacting current, prospective, and past portfolio companies and business partners and communicating with them concerning normal business administration such as projects, services, and governance.

Employment

If you apply for a job posting, or become an employee, we collect information necessary to process your application or to retain you as an employee.  This may include, among other things, your Social Security Number or National Insurance Number. Providing this information is required in some jurisdictions to be considered for employment.

We use information about current employees to perform our contract of employment, or the anticipation of a contract of employment with you.  In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about our employees.  We also have a legitimate interest in using your information to have efficient staffing and work force operations.

Inquiries, Comments, and Feedback

If you contact us, we collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us.

We have a legitimate interest in receiving, and acting upon, your feedback or issues.

Mailing List

When you sign up for one of our mailing lists, we collect your email address or postal address.

We share information about our company and services with individuals that consent to receive such information.  We also have a legitimate interest in sharing information about our company and our services.

Social Networks

If you connect with us through social networks, submit user generated content or participate in our online forums, we collect any content that you choose to provide, which may include your social media handle or account profile.

We have a legitimate interest in communicating with you, understanding your opinions, and providing tailored services.



Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies

We and our service providers use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies to collect certain information when you interact with our website.  The types of technologies we may use include:


Context

Types of Information

Primary Purpose for Collection

and Use

Cookies and First Party Tracking

We use cookies and similar technologies when you interact with our websites and applications. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to a computer’s hard drive while a web site is viewed.

We have a legitimate interest in making our website operate efficiently, including improving our website.  Where required by law, we will obtain your consent for the deployment of cookies on our own websites.

Email Interconnectivity

If you receive email from us, we use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases.

We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our communications to you.

Website interactions

We use technology to monitor how you interact with our website. This may include which links you click on, or information that you type into our online forms.  This may also include information about your device or browser.

We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our website to better improve it, and to understand your preferences and interests in order to select offerings that you might find most useful.  We also have a legitimate interest in detecting and preventing fraud.

Web logs

We collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors.

We have a legitimate interest in monitoring our networks and the visitors to our websites.  Among other things, it helps us understand which of our services is the most popular.



Third-Party Analytics

We may use third-party analytics services on our website to monitor and analyze the use of our website.  For example, we use Google Analytics to help us analyze your use of our website and other properties, software, or applications (each a “Site,” and collectively “Sites”).  To learn more about how Google collects and processes data, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.  For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.



How We Use and Process Information

In addition to the purposes and uses described above, we use information in the following ways:

  • To administer, maintain, evaluate, and improve our Sites.
  • To communicate with you, such as to respond to and/or follow-up on your requests, inquiries, issues or feedback.
  • To conduct analytics and develop new features and offerings on the Sites.
  • To send marketing and promotional materials.
  • To detect and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, including violation of our policies and terms and conditions, security incidents, and harm to the rights, property or safety of Forest Road and our users, employees or others.
  • To debug, identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of our Sites.
  • To make decisions about recruitment and in anticipation of a contract of employment.
  • To comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, to establish or exercise our rights, and to defend against a legal claim.
  • To operate and improve upon our business and lawful business activities, such as to maintain our accounts and records, to conduct research and perform analytics, to manage our relationships, and for any other business purpose that is permitted by law.
  • For such other purposes as you may consent (from time to time).

Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your information, in many situations we have more than one purpose.  For example, if you inquire about our services or career opportunities online, we may collect your information to perform our contract with you, but we also collect your information as we have a legitimate interest in maintaining your information after your transaction is complete so that we can quickly and easily respond to any questions about our services.  As a result, our collection and processing of your information is based in different contexts upon your consent, our need to perform a contract, our obligations under law, and/or our legitimate interest in conducting our business.



How We Share Information

In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this policy, we disclose information in the following situations:

  • Affiliates and Acquisitions.  We may share information with our corporate affiliates (e.g., parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control).  If another company acquires, or plans to acquire, our company, business, or our assets, we will also share information with that company, including at the negotiation stage.  
  • Other Disclosures with Your Consent.  We may ask if you would like us to share your information with unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this policy.
  • Other Disclosures without Your Consent.  We may disclose information in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, or to comply with relevant laws.  We may also share your information in order to establish or exercise our rights, to defend against a legal claim, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our policies.
  • Public.  Some of our websites may provide the opportunity to post comments, or reviews, in a public forum.  If you decide to submit information on these pages, that information may be publicly available.
  • Service Providers.  We may share your information with service providers.  Among other things service providers may help us to administer our website, provide technical support, and assist or support our business operations.


Your Choices

Choices

You can make the following choices regarding your personal information:

  • Access To Your Personal Information.  You may request access to your personal information by following the instructions described below.  If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the personal information that we have about you.  If applicable, you may request your personal information be provided in a portable format.  
  • Changes To Your Personal Information.  We rely on you to update and correct your personal information.  You can contact us by following the instructions described below in order to request that your information be modified.  Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law.  
  • Deletion Of Your Personal Information.  Typically, we retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  You may, however, request information about how long we keep a specific type of information, or request that we delete your personal information by following the instructions described below.  If required by law we will grant a request to delete information, but you should note that in many situations we must keep your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for another one of our business purposes.  
  • Objection to Certain Processing.  You may object to our processing of your personal information by contacting us at the address described below.  
  • Revocation Of Consent.  You may revoke consent to processing (where such processing is based upon consent) by contacting us at the address described below.  If you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information, then we may no longer be able to provide you services.  
  • Do Not Track Feature.  While some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked, these features are not yet uniform, and we are not currently set up to recognize or respond to these automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms.
  • Promotional Emails.  You may choose to provide us with your email address for the purpose of allowing us to send you newsletters, updates, and other promotional materials.  You can stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the e-mails you receive from us.  If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service-related communications.
  • Cookies.  Most web browsers allow you to reject or delete cookies through their settings preferences.  Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Sites.  


How to Submit a Request

To submit a request to access, modify, or delete your personal information, please contact us by email at legal@forestroadco.com or call us at +1 302-265-0167.


In order to process your request, we must be able to verify your identity to make sure you are the person about whom we have collected personal information or an authorized representative.  Depending on the type of request, we may conduct the verification process by email or phone using information that matches our records.  The information you must provide as part of the verification process may include name, contact information (such as email address or phone number), relationship with us, and residency.  We may also ask for additional information as needed based on your relationship with us.


If you are a California resident, you may designate an authorized agent to submit requests to exercise certain privacy rights on your behalf.  We will require verification that you provided the authorized agent permission to make a request on your behalf.  You must provide us with a copy of the signed permission you have given to the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf and verify your own identity directly with us.  If you are an authorized agent submitting a request on behalf of an individual, you must attach a copy of the following information to the request:


  1. A completed Authorized Agent Designation Form indicating that you have authorization to act on the consumer’s behalf.
  2. If you are a business, proof that you are registered with the Secretary of State to conduct business in California.

Please note, we may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized to submit such request.


Review of Requests

In some cases, we may limit or deny your requests to access, modify, or delete your information, or to revoke consent or object.  This may occur because the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity.



How We Protect Personal Information

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure.  While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.  In the event that we are required by law to inform you of a breach to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.



Other Important Information

The following additional information relates to our privacy practices:

  • Transmission Of Information To Other Countries. Your information may be processed in a foreign country where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country.  Nonetheless, where possible we take steps to treat personal information using the same privacy principles that apply pursuant to the law of the country in which we first received your information.  By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States.  If you would like more information concerning our attempts to apply the privacy principles applicable in one jurisdiction to data when it goes to another jurisdiction you can contact us using the contact information below.
  • Third Party Applications/Websites.  We have no control over the privacy practices of websites or applications that we do not own.
  • Changes To This Privacy Policy.  We may change our privacy policy and practices over time.  To the extent that our policy changes in a material way, the policy that was in place at the time that you submitted personal information to us will generally govern that information unless we receive your consent to the new privacy policy.  Our privacy policy includes an “effective” and “last updated” date.  The effective date refers to the date that the current version took effect. The last updated date refers to the date that the current version was last substantively modified.
  • Additional Information for California Residents.  California law indicates that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of information are collected, “sold” or transferred for an organization’s “business purpose”(as those terms are defined under California law).  You can find a list of the categories of information that we collect and share below.  Please note that because this list is comprehensive it may refer to types of information that we share about people other than yourself.  If you would like more information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for those parties to use for direct marketing, please submit a written request to us using the information in the "Contact Information" section below.  We do not discriminate against California residents who exercise any of their rights described in this Privacy Policy.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices please contact us at the appropriate address below.  We will attempt to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.


legal@forestroadco.com

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor #101, New York, NY 10036

+1 302-265-0167


If you are not satisfied with our response, and are in the European Union, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.


Effective Date: 7 April 2022

Last Update: 7 April 2022



California Information Sharing Disclosure

The following describes the categories of personal information we collect and to whom we disclose such information for business purposes. We do not “sell” personal information (as such term is defined under California law).  Please note that because this list is comprehensive, it may refer to types of information that we collect and share about people other than yourself.  In addition, we may disclose information when requested to government entities, auditors, lawyers, consultants, and other parties as required by law concerning any category (e.g., in response to a subpoena).



Categories of Personal Information We Collect

To Whom We Disclose Personal Information for a Business Purpose

Identifiers – this may include real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, email address or other similar identifiers.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Additional categories of personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) – this may include signature, physical characteristics or description,  education, bank account number, and other financial information.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Characteristics of protected classifications – this may include age, sex, race, ethnicity, physical or mental handicap, etc.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Commercial information – this may include information about products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Internet service providers
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Internet or other electronic network activity information – this may include browsing history, search history, and information regarding an individual’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Internet service providers
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information – such as audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information (e.g., pictures, a recording of a customer service call, security video surveillance footage).]

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Professional or employment-related information– such as occupation and professional references.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Inferences drawn from any of the information listed above  drawn from any of the information listed above to create a profile.

  • Service Providers
  • Data analytics providers