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Ethics Statement and Disclosures

I worked for Alphabet (including its subsidiaries Google LLC and GV) for more than fourteen years. I have a financial interest in several GV funds. Whenever possible I’m careful to disclose when I am an investor in a particular company, either through GV or personally. Sometimes I cannot disclose an investment if the company has chosen not to make it public yet or if the investment was made after I departed GV and I’m not aware of it. You can see a comprehensive list of GV portfolio companies on their website. I also continue to own stock in Alphabet Inc., the parent company of GV and Google LLC.

I may have individual coaching clients who are employed by companies I write about. In many of these cases the company is covering all or a part of my coaching fee. Because I do not share client identities without their explicit written permission, I may not be able to disclose that financial relationship. I am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and I adhere to ICF’s Code of Ethics, of which strict confidentiality is an essential principle.

I want to process as little personal information as possible when you use this website. That’s why I’ve chosen Fathom Analytics for my website analytics, which doesn’t use cookies and complies with the GDPR, ePrivacy (including PECR), COPPA and CCPA. Using this privacy-friendly website analytics software, your IP address is only briefly processed, and I (running this website) have no way of identifying you. As per the CCPA, your personal information is de-identified.

The purpose of me using this software is to understand my website traffic in the most privacy-friendly way possible so that I can continually improve my website and business. The lawful basis as per the GDPR is “Article 6(1)(f); where our legitimate interests are to improve our website and business continually.” As per the explanation, no personal data is stored over time.

You can always contact me with questions at ken@kennorton.com.

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