Last Updated: December 4, 2018
In order to secure your personal information, all communications between you and the Startups.com website are secured. Furthermore, your personal information cannot be accessed by other users. Therefore, other users will never be able to see this private information unless you provide it to them deliberately.
Startups.com Web Site Information
Startups.com is an online service that allows its members to create and share business plans as well as connect and interact with other members. Users are represented on the site with personal profiles. You choose the information in your profile and therefore control what can be seen by other users. Startups.com must collect certain pieces of information in the normal course of its business and Startups.com retains the ownership rights to this information including text and all media formats.
Primary Information Types
There are several primary types of information that are collected including Contact, Profile, and Internet information. Credit Card information may also be accepted for membership fees and other services. Startups.com is in no way limited to the collection of only this type of information and may deem it necessary to collect other data. You will be notified if any changes are made to this policy via a posting on this website.
Upon registering as a Startups.com user, certain contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address may be collected. This serves as an example and is not intended to be a complete list of information that may be collected at registration.
Following registration, Startups.com users will be prompted to complete a profile. Current users can also make changes to their own user profile. A user profile may contain, but is not limited to, your name, a personal statement, your photo, your video, and other information that may be used in a casting or other contact proposal. You should use good judgment about the information that you post in your profile since this can be viewed by others on the Startups.com. Your personal contact information CANNOT be viewed unless you release this information. Additionally, the information in your profile can be edited at your discretion at any time.
As part of our efforts to provide better services to Startups.com users, Startups.com collects certain information related to the Internet and your computer. In order for us to analyze trends and provide superior service to our users, Startups.com retrieves the web address (URL) of both the website that you visited directly before and directly after visiting the Startups.com site. We also receive certain other information about your personal computer such as the unique IP address. Startups.com also follows a standard practice of using cookies and logs to analyze website usage. Cookies are extremely small files that are stored on your computer and help us to provide you with a better experience by automatically recalling your preferences each time you visit our site. Cookies will not harm your computer in any way and can be deleted at any time.
You may make changes to your Startups.com account and any associated preferences at any time. To make changes, you must log onto Startups.com and make any edits through the Account section. You may also request to terminate your Startups.com account. To request a removal of your account, please contact us.
System Generated Emails
As part of the normal functioning of Startups.com, users may receive email requests from Startups.com or for contact from other users. However, Startups.com will NOT reveal your email address to any other user until you chose to do so. Additionally, Startups.com will send you system generated emails and promotional materials. These communications may begin during the registration process and continue while your account remains with Startups.com. If you wish to opt out of promotional emails, you may do so in your account area once you login.
Affiliate and Partner Services
We will not release your personal information to any party unless required to do so by law or if it is requested by you or part of the normal functioning of Startups.com. We do intend to use a third party to verify and process credit card information for any fees or purchases made on Startups.com or with Startups.com. All third parties are required to use your information in a secure manner and only for the purpose given to them and cannot store or release this information. Certain non-sensitive profile information may be released to our affiliates and partners for the purpose of marketing and improving our service to you.
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