Privacy Policy & ESG disclosures

This page was last modified on 14/01/2022.

We see it as our responsibility to protect your privacy. On this page we let you know what information we collect when you use our website, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your user experience. This privacy statement applies to the services of the Bioqube Factory Fund. You should be aware that the Bioqube Factory Fund is not responsible for the privacy statement of other sites and sources. By using this website you agree to the privacy statement.

The Bioqube Factory Fund respects the privacy of all users of its site and ensures that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially.


PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING

The Bioqube Factory Fund can process personal data about you because you use our services and / or because you provide these yourself when you fill in a contact form on the website. The Bioqube Factory Fund can process the following personal data:

•             Your full name

•             Your phone number

•             Your email address

•             Your IP address


WHY THE BIOQUBE FACTORY FUND NEEDS DATA

The Bioqube Factory Fund processes your personal data in order to be able to contact you by telephone if you so request, and / or to be able to contact you in writing (by e-mail) if you cannot be reached by telephone.

In addition, the Bioqube Factory Fund may use your personal data in the context of the execution of an assignment agreement concluded with you.


HOW LONG THE BIOQUBE FACTORY FUND STORES DATA

The Bioqube Factory Fund does not store your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data are collected. Your data will not be stored for longer than a year if no agreement is reached with you.


DATA SHARING

The Bioqube Factory Fund will only provide your personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the implementation of an agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation.


MAP WEB SITE VISIT

General visitor data is recorded on the Bioqube Factory Fund website, including the IP address of your computer and the time of retrieval and data that your browser sends. This data is used for analysis of visit and click behavior on the website. The Bioqube Factory Fund uses this information to improve the functioning of the website. This data is made anonymous as much as possible and is not provided to third parties.


GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The Bioqube Factory Fund uses Google Analytics to keep track of how users use the website and how effective our Adwords ads are on Google search result pages.


The information thus obtained, including the address of your computer (IP address), is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Read the Google privacy policy for more information. The Bioqube Factory Fund has not given Google permission to use Analytics information obtained through our website for other Google services.


SEE, MODIFY, OR DELETE DATA

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. You can send a request for inspection, correction or removal to info@bioqubefactory.com. The Bioqube Factory Fund will respond to your request as quickly as possible, within four weeks.


TO SECURE

The Bioqube Factory Fund takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized changes.

If you have the impression that your data is not properly protected or there are indications of abuse, or if you want more information about the protection of personal data collected by The Bioqube Factory Fund, please contact us at info@bioqubefactory.com.


ESG Disclosures

At Bioqube Factory Fund I CommV, a private privak under Belgian law and Bioqube Ventures NV, its fund manager, we are aware of our responsibilities towards society, including those relating to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) matters. The transition to a low-carbon, more sustainable, resource-efficient and circular economy will affect all operators of the economy including the portfolio entities that we invest in. By taking sustainability factors into consideration when making investment decisions, we cannot only contribute to a more sustainable economy and society. We also believe that, in order to make good investments, sustainability factors should not be overlooked.

  1. Sustainability risk policies

Investing responsibly and avoiding sustainability risks will enhance the value of our investments: certain ESG-related events or conditions could potentially have a (negative) impact on the value of our investments.

We therefore integrate an assessment of sustainability risks in our decision making process when considering an investment. We mitigate sustainability risks by carefully selecting potential portfolio entities for investments, as well as the sectors that they are active in. In addition, through the long-term investments that Bioqube Factory Fund I CommV takes in portfolio entities, we may influence such portfolio entities’ activities and policies relating to sustainability and thereby diminishing sustainability risks for our investments.

Prior to making any investment, we conduct a thorough due diligence research on target entities. Such due diligence research, among others, focuses on the target’s compliance with applicable legislation, among which also ESG-related legislation. The outcome of the due diligence findings and assessment of the target’s compliance with (ESG) legislation is taken into consideration when an investment decision is taken by us.

As an active investor, we seek representation on the governance bodies of our portfolio entities. Throughout the lifespan of our investments, we monitor portfolio entities’ compliance with (ESG) legislation and human rights. We encourage our portfolio entities to take initiatives that lead to reducing carbon emissions, contributing to a more sustainable, resource-efficient and circular economy and increasing diversity (including, but not limited to, representation of minorities and people with disabilities and striving for gender equality).

  • No consideration of sustainability adverse impacts

We are aware that our investment decisions, as well as our portfolio entities’ activities may have an impact on sustainability factors. By selecting portfolio entities for investment and monitoring them during the lifespan of our investment in relation to ESG matters as set out above, we try to reduce any sustainability adverse impacts that our investments may have and contribute to a more sustainable economy.

However, for the purpose of article 4 of the Regulation (EU) no. 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”), Bioqube Ventures NV does not consider the adverse impacts of our investment decisions on sustainability factors. Bioqube Ventures NV does not consider those adverse impacts because (i) we are a small organisation with limited resources and personnel and we are not capable of determining precisely what the adverse impacts of our investment decisions would be based on the different criteria set forth in the SFDR and the legislation implementing the SFDR, (ii) we invest in small entities and start-ups that, due to their size and limited resources, are not capable of providing the information required to determine precisely the adverse impacts of our investment decisions in accordance with the SFDR and the legislation implementing the SFDR and (iii) our investment scope is limited to a sector and geographic area that, in our opinion, entails limited adverse impacts on sustainability.

Bioqube Ventures NV does not intend to consider adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors in the future in accordance with article 4 of the SFDR for the aforementioned reasons.