Privacy Shield Notice

Privacy Shield Notice

Dynamo Software’s Notice of Certification  Under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework


Effective as of October 5, 2016

Updated on April 04, 2018 with regard to the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework


Dynamo Software has certified certain of our services, for which we act as a data processor, under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as well as the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (the certification can be found here).

Scope: Dynamo Software, Inc. adheres to the principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework with respect to personal data submitted by Dynamo Software’s customers in reliance on the Privacy Shield to the following online services: Dynamo, Dynamo Investor/ Client Portal, DynamoAnalytics, DynamoExchange and the mobile application DynaMobile.

Data processed: Dynamo Software provides online tools that our customers use to operate aspects of their businesses. These include tools for investor/client relationship management, fundraising and marketing, event management, investment research management, deal management, portfolio management, data integration and analysis, fund manager due diligence and performance tracking, partnership accounting, reporting and compliance, among others. While Dynamo Software is the provider of these tools and assists clients to process data related to their investors, investments, and users of our software solutions (which may or may include limited personal data, such as name and contact details), our clients remain owners of the data they store with us and are solely responsible for managing it. This includes deciding what data will be stored, how it will be used, how it will be categorized, to whom it will be disclosed and for what purposes.

Purposes of data processing: Dynamo Software processes data submitted by customers for the purpose of providing our online services in accordance with the contracts we have with such customers. Dynamo Software does that by accessing the provided data to perform specific technical tasks (within the scope of our services and as requested by customers), to correct and address technical or service problems, or to follow other instructions of a customer who submitted the data, or in response to contractual requirements.

Inquiries and complaints: If you believe Dynamo Software maintains your personal data in one of the services within the scope of our Privacy Shield certification, you may direct any inquiries or complaints concerning our Privacy Shield compliance to [email protected]. We suggest that you put in the subject line “Privacy Policy” or “Privacy Complaint.” Dynamo Software will respond within 30 days.

Dispute Resolution: If we fail to respond to your complaint in time, or if our response does not address your concern, before a claim is filed or any other dispute resolution option is sought, you should send us a written notification of dispute (via certified mail or personal delivery) arising out of or relating to your use of the Site or Dynamo or this Privacy Policy and both you and Dynamo Software should attempt in good faith to negotiate a written resolution of the matter. If the matter remains unresolved for forty-five (45) days after the notification that a dispute exists, all parties shall join in mediation services in Boston, Massachusetts with a mutually agreed mediator in an attempt to resolve the dispute.

Our alternative dispute resolution provider JAMS is available to assist in resolving disputes under the Privacy Shield program, up to the point of any final arbitration invoked in accordance with the procedures and conditions set forth in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. You can find more information about opening a Privacy Shield case with JAMS here.

Should you file any arbitration claims, or any administrative or legal actions without first having attempted to resolve the matter by mediation, then you agree that to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will not be entitled to recover attorneys’ fees, even if you would otherwise be entitled to them.

If, after attempting to resolve your complaint or dispute via mediation you still believe that your concerns have not been addressed and you need to continue the dispute, you can invoke binding arbitration as a last resort (if permitted with respect to your complaint), by providing notice to us in the manner indicated in the Annex, and following the procedures set forth in Annex I to the Privacy Shield Principles. The location of the arbitration will be the United States, and, although in-person participation will not be required, you may choose to do so or to participate remotely – you will be provided with an opportunity for video or telephone participation at no cost. However, you agree that to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will not be entitled to recover attorneys’ or arbitration fees, even if you would otherwise be entitled to them.

Finally, EU and Swiss individuals have the right to initiate a private cause of action. Dynamo Software commits to follow up in its verification that the attestations and assertions made in the Privacy Policy are true, and to remedy problems that arise as a direct result of our failure to comply with the Privacy Shield Principles.

Third parties who may receive personal data: Dynamo Software uses affiliated companies from the same economic group, based in the European Union, to assist us in providing our services to customers. Authorized representatives of our affiliates may access or process personal data in the course of assisting us to provide our service to clients. In addition we use third-party service providers to provide data storage services. Dynamo Software maintains contracts with all third parties which assist us in providing our services, restricting their access, use and disclosure of personal data in compliance with our Privacy Shield obligations, and Dynamo Software may be liable if they fail to meet those obligations and we are responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

Your rights to access, to limit use, and to limit disclosure: EU individuals and Swiss individuals have rights to access personal data about them, and to limit use and disclosure of their personal data. With our Privacy Shield certification, Dynamo Software has committed to respect those rights. Because Dynamo Software personnel have limited ability to access data our customers submit to our services, if you wish to request access, to limit use, or to limit disclosure, please provide the name of the Dynamo Software customer who submitted your data to our services. We will refer your request to that customer, and will support them as needed in responding to your request.

U.S. Federal Trade Commission enforcement: Dynamo Software’s commitments under the Privacy Shield are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission.

Compelled disclosure: Dynamo Software may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]