Privacy

Policy

Welcome to return.bg

Thank you for visiting our website. We, the Bulgarian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), take to heart your privacy. We continue and strengthen our commitment to provide adequate protection of any personal information you give us that might be deemed as personal data within the meaning of the applicable European Union and Bulgarian data protection laws.

Who is BVCA

BVCA (www.bvca.bg) is a non-profit organization based in Bulgaria, that unites the private equity and venture capital funds in the country. It is the owner of the re:turn website and the main driving force of re:turn initiative, in partnership with three organizations: America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF), Solutions for the Future Foundation and the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center (BEC).

What information is collected

When you browse our website, we collect general information about you in order to ensure the continuity of the session and the seamless functioning of the website. We use cookies to achieve this.

A cookie is generally considered to be a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Obtaining consent is not required for cookies strictly necessary to ensure the normal functioning of the website. Below we provide a description of those types of cookies in particular:

Cookie name Duration Purpose
devicePixelRatio Browser default (1 year) Used to make the site responsive to the visitor’s screen size.
wordpress_test_cookie Session Tests that the browser accepts cookies.
__qca 5 years Quantcast
__utmа 2 years Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb 30 minutes Google Analytics – Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing
__utmb cookies exists.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics
__utmc Session Google Analytics – Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit
__utmt 10 minutes Google Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.
__utmz 6 months Google Analytics – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
wp-settings-{user_id} 1 years Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.
wporg_logged_in wporg_sec 14 days if you select “Remember Me” when logging in. Otherwise, Session Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.org user.
welcome-{blog_id} Permanent Used to record if you’ve chosen to hidden the “Welcome” message at the top of the corresponding blog.
showComments 10 years Used to determine if you prefer comments to be shown or hidden when reading the site.
trac_form_token Session Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.org user
codexToken 6 months Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.org user. Only set if you select “Keep me logged in” when logging in.
codexUserId
codexUserName
6 months Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.org user
codex_session Session Used to check whether the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.org user
camptix_client_stats 1 year Used to track unique visitors to tickets page on a WordCamp site
wp-saving-post 1 day Used to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being
edited. If exists then let user restore the data
comment_author_{hash} 347 days Used to tracked comment author name, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checked
comment_author_email_{hash} 347 days Used to tracked comment author email, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checked
comment_author_url_{hash} 347 days Used to track comment author url, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” checkbox is checked
wp-postpass_{hash} 10 days Used to maintain session if a post is password protected
wp-settings-{user} 1 year Used to preserve user’s wp-admin settings
wp-settings-{user} 1 year Used to preserve user’s wp-admin settings
wp-settings-time-{user} 1 year Time at which wpsettings-{user} was set
tix_view_token 2 days Used for session managing private CampTix content
tk_ai Browser default Used for tracking
jetpackState Session Used for maintaining Jetpack State
jpp_math_pass Session Verifies that a user answered the math problem correctly while logging in
stnojs 2 days Remember if user do not want JavaScript executed
wordpress_logged_in_{hash} Session Remember User session
wordpres_test_cookie Session Test if cookie can be set
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_ 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
cookie_notice_accepted 1 month Used by Cookie Notice plugin whose function is “to elegantly inform users that your site uses cookies and to comply with the EU cookie law GDPR regulations.” (according to the plugin info itself)
wordpress_sec_{hash} session Current user location – Logged in users only

For more information: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/cookies/

When you wish to contact us, you can do so by filling out our contact form. In this case, we will ask for your consent to collect your e-mail address and we will use it only to reply to your inquiry. We may also collect your name should you choose to disclose it to us.

Finally, we will collect certain information about you which you have submitted through the ticketing and registration platform, Eventbrite, for re:turn and BVCA events only. This includes, in particular:

  • your first and last name;
  • your job position;
  • interests;
  • your email;
  • additional information about past events or engagement with us.

We use this information to pursue our legitimate interest to organize events, programs and other activities that fulfill the mission of the re:turn initiative. Further information about how we collect your data is available in Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy.

BVCA constantly updates its database regarding contacts’ needs and manages unsubscribed individuals as well as new contacts. Personal data described above are only stored until unsubscribed.

Who is this information shared with

The organization is committed to applying the highest standards of ethical and legal practices in all its activities, including the protection of the personal data of all users of the website. Except in the cases provided below, we will not disclose, nor allow any person outside the organization to access or use your personal data as described in this privacy notice.

We may share your personal data with: (i) service providers of the organization and re:turn for the purposes of implementing a contract, incl. for improvement and optimization of our website; (II) partners of the organization in collaborative initiatives, co-organizers of events and other activities, i.e. Solution for the Future Foundation, America for Bulgaria Foundation, Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center, for their promotional purposes in regards to the event; (III) third parties, including competent authorities, when required by law. We will make sure that these data recipients are legally or contractually obliged to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data. They are not authorized to use, disclose or modify this information in any way except for the purposes of performing the services assigned by BVCA.

We will not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area.

Your rights in respect of your personal data

You are entitled to exercise your rights with respect to your personal data under the conditions and within the limits set forth in the applicable European Union and Bulgarian data protection laws. In particular, you have the right to:

  • access your personal data;
  • to request the correction of your personal data if you believe that any information about you is incorrect, incomplete or not up to date;
  • to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • to object to the processing of your personal data where it is based on our legitimate interests;
  • to data portability; and
  • to request their erasure.

We do not carry out any type of automatic decision-making, including profiling.

In the cases where we have collected your personal data by obtaining your consent, you also have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing until such withdrawal.

You can exercise the above rights by sending an email to re:turn at info@return.bg. If you are not satisfied with the way we process your personal data, please let us know and we will investigate your concern using the above communication means.

You are further entitled to lodge a complaint to the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection.