Sixth Annual East Meets West



Privacy Notice for Coatue East Meets West

Effective Date: February 2020

Thank you for your interest in Coatue’s East Meets West event (“EMW”), a program sponsored by Coatue Management L.L.C. and its affiliates (collectively, “Coatue,” “we”, “our”).  By accessing or using the Coatue EMW website or its corresponding mobile application, or providing information in connection with EMW or related activities (collectively “Activities”), you acknowledge and agree to these information collection practices (the “Privacy Notice” or “Notice”). If you do not agree to this Privacy Notice, then you should not participate in EMW, access the EMW website or app, or submit information to Coatue in connection with the Activities.

Coatue may collect and use information relating to your use of the website or application (collectively the “Site”) or the Activities, in accordance with this Privacy Notice. This Notice does not address our privacy practices with respect to information that we may collect from you as an investor in funds or accounts that we sponsor or manage or as persons with whom we otherwise conduct business.

Information We Collect

We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us and when we passively collect information from or about you, such as from your browser or device. We may combine all of the information we collect from or about you from these various sources.

Information You Provide to Us 

We collect any information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, when you (1) submit an application to participate in EMW or contact us in connection with the Activities; (2) when you sign-up to receive information about the Activities or benefits associated with the Activities, as well as other products or services; (3) when you participate in any aspect of the Activities; (4) when you provide feedback in an online survey; and (5) when you submit other content and suggestions.  Such information may include:

  • Full name;
  • Contact information (e.g., email address, phone number);
  • Employment information (e.g., company name, your  title, assistant name and contact information);
  • Professional bio and photo;
  • Physical characteristics (e.g., height, weight, or clothing size) so we can provide you with appropriately sized gear for certain activities or EMW clothing;
  • Wellness-related information, such as dietary restrictions;
  • Information from you about your guests where you chose to bring them to events, including name, age, and any information needed to include them in the Activities, where relevant; and
  • Content you post (e.g., text, images, photographs, videos, or any other kind of content) on our Site or in connection with the Activities. We will store that information on our servers and other users of the Site or Activities will be able to see it if you post it in an area made public, such as comments on our Site.

On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain other information, materials and services.

Information Collected from Third Parties 

We may receive information about you from other sources. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you through our Site or Activities in order to improve the Site or our Activities.

Information Collected from Social Networking Sites

You may share information with us via social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (each an “SNS”). In some cases, you may be able to access the Activities using your SNS account information. By sharing your SNS profile, you are allowing us to access some of your SNS information depending on your SNS settings or as allowed by you (such as profile information and profile photo). We may receive that information from your SNS profile and that information may be imported to the Site or included in the Activities. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of SNSs and that it is your responsibility to review the terms of use and privacy policy of the third party provider of such SNSs. We will not be responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such SNSs; (ii) the content, products or services on or availability of such SNSs; or (iii) your use of any such SNSs. If you disconnect an SNS account that you have previously connected, the SNS public profile data and SNS-provided-email will be deleted from our active databases upon your request, which may be sent via email to

Information We Collect Through Automated Means

We also collect information through automated and technical means as you browse our Site or otherwise engage in the Activities.

  • Website Usage Information. As you browse the Site, we and our service providers (which are third party companies that work on our behalf to provide and enhance the Site) use a variety of technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting information about how you interact with the Site. For example, our servers automatically record certain information in server logs. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, domain name and settings, referring / exit pages and URLs, how you interact with links on the Site, pages viewed, mobile carrier, mobile device identifiers and information about the device you are using to access the Site and other such information.
  • Location Information. We collect and process general information about the location of the device from which you are accessing the Site (e.g., approximate geographic location inferred from an IP address).
  • Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We and our service providers may also collect data about your use of the Site through Internet server logs and online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website that enables us to: (a) recognize your computer; (b) understand the web pages of the Site you have visited; (c) recognize repeat users; (d) facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of a website (e) allow the Site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising; (f) enhance your user experience by delivering content and advertisements specific to your inferred interests; (g) perform searches and analytics; and (h) assist with security administrative functions.

Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the Site and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. We and our service providers may also include Web beacons in email messages, newsletters and other electronic communications to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics, personalization and advertising. As we and our service providers adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.  You can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). However, note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain Site features or offerings.

Use of Personal Information

We may use the Personal Information we collect from and about you through the Site and Activities for the following business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined in applicable law):

  • For the purposes for which you provided it;
  • To maintain, provide, operate, and improve the Site and the Activities;
  • To identify you by your device(s) and to match your device(s) with other browsers or devices you use for the purpose of providing relevant and easier access to content and other operational purposes;
  • To send you information or other communications;
  • To enhance your experience with the Activities and on the Site;
  • To prevent or address technical or security issues, including bug detection and fraudulent activity;
  • To engage in internal analytics, research, auditing, and reporting;
  • To comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of the Site and the general public;
  • To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Activities or the Site; and
  • Other purposes for which we notify you.

Please note that we may combine information that we collect from or about you (including automatically collected information) with information we obtain about you from our affiliates, subsidiaries, and/or non-affiliated third parties, and use such combined information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Site or the Activities. We may use aggregate or de-identified Information for any purpose, including without limitation for research and analytics, and may also share such data with any third parties, including partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, services providers, and others.

Sharing of Personal Information

We may disclose and/or share your information as described below and elsewhere in this Notice, including with:

  • Third Parties Designated by You. If you direct us to share information with a third party partner or other entity or as necessary to provide you with a service you request, then we may share your personal information.
  • Affiliates and Subsidiaries.
  • Business Partners.
  • Service Providers. We may provide access to or share your information with select entities that use the information only to perform services on our behalf.
  • Business Transactions. We may disclose your personal information in connection with the evaluation of or entering into a corporate transaction where all or a portion of our business or assets (including any associated lists containing your personal information) change ownership, are sold, or are transferred.
  • Third Parties for Legal Purposes. We may disclose your personal information in connection with any legal investigation; (ii) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served; (iii) to protect or defend the rights or property of Coatue, users of the Site, or participants in the Activities; and/or (iv) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Notice, or any associated Terms of Use.

 Website Analytics and Do-Not-Track

  • Website Analytics. We may use third-party web analytics services on our Site to collect and analyze usage information through cookies and similar tools; engage in auditing, research, or reporting; and provide certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here:

  • Notice Concerning Do Not Track. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Site for third party purposes. However, we do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.

For California Consumers

 If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding how we collect, use, and share your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)).

Categories of personal information we collect.  Throughout this Notice, we discuss in detail some specific pieces of personal information we collect from and about users.  Under the CCPA, we are also required to provide you with the “categories” of personal information we may collect.  The categories we may collect are:  identifiers (such as name, address, email address); commercial information (such as transaction data); financial data (such as credit card information); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or Site usage); audio or visual information (such as CCTV video or call recordings if you do not opt out); biometric information (such as height or weight to provide appropriate sized apparel); potentially protected classifications (such as gender); and physical characteristics or description (e.g., if you voluntarily submit a photo); professional or employment related data (such as information about your type of work, title, or profession); general geolocation information (e.g., your city and state based on IP address, contact information including your physical address, or precise location, with your consent); and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you.

How we use these categories of personal information.  We and our service providers may use the categories of personal information we collect from and about you for the following business purposes (as those terms are defined in applicable law): 

  • Our or our service provider’s operational purposes;
  • Auditing consumer interactions on our site (e.g., measuring visitors);
  • Detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents and fraudulent or illegal activity;
  • Bug detection and error reporting;
  • Customizing content that we or our service providers display on the Site (e.g., contextual ads or content specific to any Activities that you have chosen to participate in);
  • Providing the Site (e.g., customer service, advertising and marketing, analytics, and communication about the Site);
  • Improving the Site or Activities and developing new services or offerings (e.g., by conducting research to develop new products or features);
  • Other uses that advance our commercial or economic interests, such as third party advertising and communicating with you about relevant offers from third party partners; and
  • Other uses about which we notify you.

Examples of these types of uses are discussed throughout this Notice and specifically in the section on Sharing of Personal Information above.  We may also use the categories of personal information for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and we may combine the information we collect (“aggregate”) or remove pieces of information (“de-identify”) to limit or prevent identification of any particular user or device.

Categories of personal information we disclose for business purposes

We may disclose any of the categories of information noted above about you or your use of the Site or Activities for business purposes (as defined by applicable law) or as required by applicable law.

California Consumer Privacy Act Rights.  The CCPA provides certain rights to California residents in connection with personal information that is collected and sold, as defined under the statute.  For instance, if you are a California resident, you may request that we:

  • Provide you the categories of personal information we have collected or disclosed about you in the last twelve months; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom we shared personal information.
  • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you.
  • Delete certain information we have about you.

You may have the right to receive information about the financial incentives that we offer (if any). You also have the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising certain of your rights. These rights are subject to certain exceptions or qualifications, including that Personal Information subject to Gramm-Leach-Bliley is not covered by CCPA.

California Shine the Light Disclosure. The California “Shine the Light” law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.

Do Not Sell Notice.  CCPA sets forth certain obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information.  Based on the definition of “sell” under the CCPA and under current regulatory guidance, we do not believe we engage in such activity based on information collected via the Site or the Activities and have not engaged in such activity in the past twelve months.

If you have questions about Coatue’s practices in connection with the Site or the Activities or want to exercise any of these rights, then please contact Coatue at

You will be required to verify your identify before we fulfill your request. To do so, you will need to provide information in connection with your submission to EMW or other materials associated with your participation in EMW. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide us with written authorization or a power of attorney, signed by you, for the agent to act on your behalf. You will still need to verify your identity directly with us.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

 We may update this Privacy Notice to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.