Open Horizon Ventures is committed to be transparent with our customers and Users regarding the data we collect from you and how it is used and shared. Please read the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). They govern your use of this website and its associated services, including email newsletters, associated content distribution platforms, and public Open Horizon Ventures online social media accounts (collectively, “the “Services”). By using the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

We may update these Terms from time to time and any modifications will be effective immediately upon posting unless we indicate otherwise. If you use the Services after any changes to the Terms have been posted, that means you agree to all of the changes. We suggest that you review these Terms periodically for changes.

Third-Party Websites

The Services may link to or integrate with other websites operated or content provided by third parties, and such other websites may link to this website. Open Horizon Ventures has no control over any such other websites or their content and will have no liability arising out of or related to such websites or their content. The existence of any such link does not constitute an endorsement of such websites, the content of the websites, or the operators of the websites. Open Horizon Ventures is providing these links to you only as a convenience. You release and hold Open Horizon Ventures harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or service.

Privacy Policy

Open Horizon Ventures is considered a controller of your personal data for the purposes of data protection legislation. You can contact us about this policy by writing to ‘Open Horizon Ventures, 28-32 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland’ or you can contact electronically by sending an email to

Open Horizon Ventures is committed to protecting your data and puts information security at the forefront of its processes.


By ‘information’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share, store and transfer in physical and electronic form. This information can be grouped together in the following categories:


We collect and use information from those who visit our website, and our associated websites. Our website automatically logs the IP address that was used when you accessed our website. We also gather information about your visit to our website. This includes what content was accessed, information that could have been requested, the date and time that requests were made or data was accessed and also the source of access to our website. This could include the URL link which linked you to the website or perhaps the browser used.

Application Forms

We collect information that you provide to us when applying to join Open Horizon Ventures programmes including your email address, name, nationality, ethnicity, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational and employment details and telephone number.


We collect your personal data when you submit a job application to us or if you choose to submit a job application or CV to us in any other way. This may include but not be limited to your contact information, such as your home address and contact details (including your mobile telephone number), your date of birth; your educational and professional qualifications, your right to work, visa status, employment status; and any other information about you that you disclose to us during the application process.

In considering your application we may also obtain information from third party sources, including any referees that you specify, educational institutions and publicly available sources such as LinkedIn and Facebook.


When we receive an email to the addresses displayed on our website, Open Horizon Ventures collect the email address and any information that is provided within that email. This could be classed as personal information such as name, telephone number etc. Information you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters including your full name, email address and interests.


If the contact is made by telephone, then we also process the telephone number that made the phone call and any information provided to the company on that call. Our telephone calls are not recorded.


If information is provided to us, in person and by the use of a form, then we shall collect the information that has been highlighted there.

Other Information in the Ordinary Course of Business

We also process the personal data of certain individuals (e.g. founders, directors, shareholders, representatives of suppliers) in the day to day running of our business activities.


We use your personal data to administer the business of Open Horizon Ventures. Specifically personal data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Administration purposes
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
  • Improvement of our products/services and to ensure that the content from our site and other communications is presented in the most effective manner for you
  • Recruitment purposes
  • Transmission by email of materials in which you may have expressed interest
  • Contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the website

If you do not want us to use your data in this way please ensure you opt out of these kinds of communication if you have already opted in.

Lawful Basis

Our processing of your personal information is necessary:

  • For the performance of contracts to which you will be a party to and in order to take steps at your request prior to you entering into those contracts
  • For the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us
  • In order to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject

In relation to any processing of special categories of personal information such as information about your health, we will generally rely on obtaining specific consent from you at the time unless there is otherwise a legal requirement for us to process such information.

Legitimate Interests

Where our processing is based on the legitimate interest grounds described above, those legitimate interests are: collecting personal information to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience and running our business.

Security Of Your Personal Data

All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation and to ensure that your data is protected we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures on our website and other data processing systems.

We endeavour to do our best in order to protect your personal data. However as you will be aware the transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Personal Data

Unless we are obliged to or permitted by law or regulatory requirements to do so, and subject to third party disclosures specifically set out within this policy, your data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and/or companies within the group.

Open Horizon Ventures may, for the purpose of running our business, share your information with the following categories of companies:

  • Professional service providers, such as marketing agencies, advertising partners and website hosts who help us run our business
  • Analytics and search engine providers that may assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site
  • Third parties who support our information technology or handle mailings or events on our behalf
  • Law enforcement agencies, other governmental agencies or third parties if we are required by law to do so, or in other limited circumstances (for example if required by a court order or regulatory authority, or if we believe that such action is necessary to prevent fraud or cyber-crime or to protect the Site, our technology assets or the rights, property or personal safety of any person)
  • Other third parties for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the circumstances in which the information was submitted
  • Other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity
  • Any successor in interest, in the event of a liquidation or administration of Open Horizon Ventures

International Transfers of Personal Data

Information which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). This is includes: the United States of America.

When we, or our permitted third parties, transfer your information outside the EEA, we or they will impose obligations on the recipients of that data to protect your information to the standard required in the EEA or otherwise require the recipient to subscribe to international frameworks intended to enable secure data sharing. In the case of transfers by us, we will put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that your information remains adequately protected.

How Long We Will Keep Your Information For

Open Horizon Ventures shall not keep or process your personal data for a longer period of time than is necessary for the purpose or those purposes. We will retain documents including electronic documents containing personal data:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law
  • If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any on-going or prospective legal proceedings
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

Your Rights

Subject to limitations on certain rights, you have the rights set out below in relation to your information, which you can exercise by writing to or to ‘The Data Controller at Open Horizon Ventures, 28-32 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland’

At any time, you have the right to:

  • Request access to or a copy of any information which we hold about you
  • Rectification of your information, if you consider that it is inaccurate
  • Ask us to delete your information, if you consider that we do not have the right to hold it
  • Withdraw consent to our processing of your information (to the extent such processing is based on previously obtained consent)
  • Ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages as described below in the marketing section
  • Restrict processing of your information
  • Data portability (moving some of your information elsewhere) in certain circumstances
  • Object to your information being processed in certain circumstances
  • Not to be subject to a decision based on automated processing and to have safeguards put in place if you are being profiled based on your information

Access to your information

The General Data Protection Regulation allow any data subject affected by the processing of personal data, the right to request at any time, information about them and a copy of the personal data stored about their person. This is free of charge and will take a maximum of 30 days to return.

At any time, you have the right to:

  • Request access to or a copy of any information which we hold about you
  • Rectification of your information, if you consider that it is inaccurate
  • Ask us to delete your information, if you consider that we do not have the right to hold it
  • Withdraw consent to our processing of your information (to the extent such processing is based on previously obtained consent)
  • Ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages as described below in the marketing section
  • Restrict processing of your information
  • Data portability (moving some of your information elsewhere) in certain circumstances
  • Object to your information being processed in certain circumstances
  • Not to be subject to a decision based on automated processing and to have safeguards put in place if you are being profiled based on your information

As the data subject, you will also have the right to be informed about whether your data has been transferred to a different organisation or country by law.

Open Horizon Ventures reserves the right to change this policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be posted on the website.

Wherever you are required to submit sensitive data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that data. This may include sharing data with third parties. By providing us with your personal data, including sensitive data such as your health, gender, race you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy policy.

IP Address and Cookies

Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.

Open Horizon Ventures only use cookies from a functional standpoint. For further information on how we use cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

Open Horizon Ventures will collect data on how you browse our website to help us improve it. We will use Google Analytics to collect data on:

  • The pages you visit
  • The links that are clicked on
  • The terms you enter in the search box

When visiting our website, and our associated websites, you will notice a cookie file at the bottom of the screen that you can read more on and that shall collect data. Cookies collect information by:

  • Recording the ways in which you use the websites and content provided
  • Recording the notifications and advertisements that are presented to limit repetition

We shall not use cookies for any other reason and the reasons highlighted will enable us to improve our services.

If you are not happy with any of the cookies that are used on or via our website by changing your browser settings. This can sometimes have an effect on the way you use the services provided including some of the features of the website. For further information about cookies you can visit

The website and this privacy policy are owned and operated by Open Horizon Ventures Limited. We were incorporated in Ireland under registration number 406782, and our registered office is 28-32 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Submissions to Open Horizon Ventures

Due to the large number of business plan ideas and related materials that Open Horizon Ventures reviews, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, we cannot agree to obligations of confidentiality, non-use, or non-disclosure with regard to any information or materials submitted or provided to or otherwise shared with us. By submitting information or materials to Open Horizon Ventures, you (or anyone acting on your behalf) agree that any such information or materials will not be considered confidential or proprietary, and that Open Horizon Ventures is free to use it without condition. In no event will Open Horizon Ventures be limited in, or restricted from, the pursuit of any opportunities, either alone or with third parties.


Although certain individuals are identified in the Services as “Partners” or “General Partners,” such titles are not intended to indicate that any such individual is actually a partner or general partner of any partnership as those terms are used for legal purposes. Such titles should not be construed to indicate that an individual has any ownership interest in Open Horizon Ventures or an Open Horizon Ventures affiliate nor should such titles be construed to indicate that an individual has any particular decision-making authority or responsibility.

Legal Notices

You are responsible for all information, content, and materials you contribute, disclose, or share in any manner on or through the Services and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so. You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services. Nothing on the Services constitutes professional or financial advice of any kind (including business, employment, investment advisory, accounting, tax, and/or legal advice). Advice from a suitably qualified professional should always be sought in relation to any particular matter or circumstance. Nothing on the Services constitutes or forms a part of any offer for sale or subscription of, or any invitation to offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities, nor should it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract or commitment whatsoever.

You acknowledge and agree that neither Open Horizon Ventures nor any other person (including, without limitation, any affiliate of Open Horizon Ventures) is in any way obligated to invest in any business you are associated with or offer you to invest in any Open Horizon Ventures entity or affiliate. Further, Open Horizon Ventures makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee that any use of its services will result in your employment or engagement as a consultant or receiving career development services of any kind.


To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise, will Open Horizon Ventures or its affiliates be liable to you or any other person for (i) any amount in excess of $100 or (ii) any consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or exemplary damages, regardless of whether Open Horizon Ventures or its affiliates have been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold Open Horizon Ventures, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third-party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third-party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. You and Open Horizon Ventures agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and Open Horizon Ventures and supersede all prior agreements and understandings relating to such subject matter. These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the European Union, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. Any disputes relating to these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the Irish Courts. These Terms are binding on you as well as your successors and permitted assigns. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.