Privacy Policy

Effective as of May 1, 2015

Spectrum Equity (“Spectrum,” “we,” “us” or “our”) respects your privacy. Please take a moment to read the questions and answers listed below, which set forth our privacy policy for our website at (the “Site”). By visiting the Site, you consent to this privacy policy, which is incorporated into, and part of, the Terms of Use.

What Information Do We Collect on the Site?

Spectrum may collect both personally identifiable information (“PII”) about you and non-personal information about your visit when you access the Site. The PII we collect is limited to information you submit to us. For example, we may collect your e-mail address or other information you provide when you contact us through the Site. We may also collect names or other types of PII from you when accessing the Restricted Website (as defined in the Terms of Use) to help verify that you are authorized to access the Restricted Website.

How is Your Information Used?

In the ordinary course of our business, Spectrum does not disclose PII. If you submit your e-mail address or other PII to us via the Site while requesting information or contacting someone at Spectrum, we will use this information only to the extent necessary to respond to your request(s). In addition, PII voluntarily provided by you when accessing the Restricted Website may be used to verify approved access to the Restricted Website and may be shared with the third-party service provider of the Restricted Website.

We use the non-personal information collected about site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on the Site, to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Site.

We may disclose PII and any information collected over the Site or concerning its use (personal and non-personal) to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a legal request, subpoena, or other legal process, to enforce or protect our rights in, or the safety of, the Site or to protect the safety or rights of other users of the Site.

What About Cookies and Web Beacons on the Site?

Spectrum and certain partners working on behalf of Spectrum may use technologies such as cookies and web beacons to learn about your visit. You can decide if and how your computer will accept cookies by configuring your preferences option within your web browser. If you choose to decline cookies, however, some of the functionality of the Site may be impaired.

How Do We Protect Personally Identifiable Information Collected on this Site?

We take reasonable precautions to protect the PII in our possession from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, Spectrum does not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any particular standard or guarantee the security of our Site. No Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free and any information you submit via the Site is at your own risk.

What About Changes to This Privacy Policy?

Spectrum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this privacy policy at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. We will notify you of material changes to this privacy policy by posting the revised policy with the date it was revised on this page. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy.

What About the Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites?

The Site may contain links to third party websites. This privacy policy does not apply to such third party websites and we encourage you to review the policies that are applicable those websites. In particular, the Restricted Website is maintained by a third-party service provider who may have its own privacy policy. We encourage you to review the policies that are applicable to the Restricted Website. We are not responsible for any such policies.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact Spectrum at 1-617-464-4600.

Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit:
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.