Privacy Policy


This is the Privacy Statement and Policy (“Privacy Statement”) for New Venture Advisors LLC (“NVA”). This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by (the “Site”).

NVA understands that your privacy is important. NVA is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information you provide or as you access and use materials on the Site, including the Site subscription pages or other websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Statement. In addition, information that you submit to NVA in response to an email request for information or other outreach from NVA will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

NVA may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites, which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. NVA does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.


Your Acceptance of this Privacy Statement

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing our website and expressly consenting where required (for instance, when creating an account or contacting us), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.


Information That We Collect, and How We Use It

What information do we collect?

NVA collects information from you when you create an “NVA Toolsite” account on the Site, subscribe for email newsletters, and seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities through our “Contact Us” button. If you do not provide such information, you will not be able to create an account for the Site, subscribe for email newsletters, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities.

Personal information that we collect includes: your name, organization, e-mail address, and phone number.


How do we use personal information?

The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the personal information provided. We process your personal information:

(i) for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by NVA. This includes:

  • informing you about updates to the service and notifying you about other products and services offered by NVA that may be of interest to you, including information regarding publications and events
  • improving our web content and navigation

(ii) on the basis of your consent. Insofar as you have granted us consent to the processing of personal information for specific purposes (for example, a contact regarding employment), the lawfulness of such processing is based on your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

(iii) for compliance with a legal or regulatory requirement.

(iv) requests and communications from competent authorities.

We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services.  Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that NVA itself is permitted to process that data.


How We Might Share Your Information

We do not share your information or data with third parties outside NVA except in the following limited circumstances, in order to help us provide services and products to you and to run our Site:

  • facilitators for email collectors to send surveys by email to respondents.
  • software application to deliver and help us track our marketing content.
  • analytics platform to help us track website conversion success metrics.

Retention of your Personal Information

NVA retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if that information may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.


If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us. When subscribing to NVA e-mail newsletters, you are given the opportunity to select which news and information you would like to receive at the time of sign up, and you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from such communications.


NVA may use cookies on this Site and in our communications with you to keep track of your visit to our Site and our communications with you. A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent from a Web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place a small amount of data on your devices to monitor your website activity to allow us to collect information about how you use our Site and our services. With most internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions or you can visit which will give you more information. Once you have given your consent to use cookies we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time you access the Site. If you wish to withdraw consent at any time you will need to delete our cookies using your web browsers settings. Please be advised that certain sections or functionalities of the Site may be inaccessible to you if your browser does not accept cookies.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • session cookies” to enable your use of our Site and to remember your settings. Session cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your visit.
  • web analytics cookies” are used by NVA or third-party providers to analyze how the Site and our services are used, including:

Google Analytics.  This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate 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 may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. 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 and accepting the use of the cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To find out more about Google Analytics, Google’s privacy policy and opting out of its cookies please visit:

By continuing to browse or use our Site and services, you agree that we can store and access cookies and other tracking technologies as described herein.

Security Processes

NVA has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, NVA cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons and NVA cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.

Links to Other Web Sites

Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) which are linked to other websites not operated by NVA. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content.

NVA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-NVA web sites to which we link from the Site. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other websites and sites not governed by our Privacy Statement. We cannot control the content or security of such websites. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred by a user as a result of visiting such websites. No links are intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website.

Compliance With Law

NVA complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. NVA may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.

CA Privacy Rights: Do Not Track and Behavioral Advertising

This Site does not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals, and does not authorize collection of personally identifiable information by third parties or sharing of personally identifiable information with third parties except as provided in this Privacy Statement.

Access Rights

In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information.  If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it, please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing.  This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.


NVA understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Site is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.

Outside US

This is a U.S.-based Site and is intended for U.S. users. This Privacy Statement governs the information collected by NVA including information collected at this Site irrespective of where you are located when you access it, browse it, interact with it, or submit information to it. This means your personal information may be stored outside the province, state, and/or country in which you reside (including in the U.S.), and processed by us, or a third party provider as described in this Privacy Statement. Moreover, governmental and regulatory bodies that have jurisdiction (e.g., courts, regulators, and law enforcement agencies) may be entitled to access your personal information.

If we learn that you are located in the EU and are accessing this Site, we will not intentionally collect any information from you without your consent and will delete all automatically collected information concerning your visit to the Site.

Contact Us

For further questions you may contact the appropriate data protection point of contact:

New Venture Advisors LLC
Attn: Data Protection
2506 North Clark, #436
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 245-3570


 Whatcom County Food System Plan

In 2021, the Whatcom County Food System Committee conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors partnered with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan focuses on five key goals for building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system, and was informed by an inclusive community engagement process. The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2023)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a collaborative production kitchen benefitting food access, school system, and community organizations. The goal is strengthening Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. The facility will also feature an incubation kitchen, demonstration kitchen, event and classroom space, collaborative office and conference facilities, and housing.  New Venture Advisors developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development through engagement and operational development. (2023)