At 1MillionStartups we care about your privacy! You entrust us with sensitive information, and we take that responsibility seriously.
On May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR (which is a European Union privacy law) has become enforceable and we are GDPR compliant!
1. The information 1MillionStartups collects
You are not required to provide any personal information to view the content on the Website. However, you may have to do so by completing the application forms on various sections of the Website, e.g. when you subscribe for the 1MillionStartups updates (newsletter), ask questions via contact form, by giving personal details relating to you in the application form when applying to become a member of 1MillionStartups (as a contact person for your startup), when signing the Global Entrepreneurship Declaration, answering questionnaires and surveys sent by us, entering competition or using the integrated chat bot connected to your social media channel. Examples of this personal data include your name and surname, your email address, link to social media channels (that allows us to see the content you post there, mostly regarding your startup, but can contain personal data).
We do not collect or process special categories of personal data, as defined under GDPR. Also, we do not knowingly collect or solicit any personal data from anyone under the age of sixteen. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under age sixteen without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
2. How 1MillionStartups uses this information
We use your personal data to enable us to register you and provide you with access to 1MillionStartups services and the 1MillionStartups content on the Website. It will also enable us to contact you by email or social media channels provided where necessary concerning EU-Startups. 1MillionStartups will only use the information you provide on the relevant sections of the Website or in the application form in order to
1) process the relevant form (answer your query, register you as a member etc.)
2) provide you with access to content
3) provide you with relevant research, information and commercial materials selected by 1MillionStartups.
Please note that you have the option to opt out of receiving any further research, information and commercial materials by contacting hello@1MillionStartups.com, and we will also provide that opportunity every time we contact you.
1MillionStartups will only disclose your information to third parties where you have given your consent or where 1MillionStartups is required to do so by law or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend 1MillionStartups’ legal rights and, as the case may be, those of its partners and members. When working with third parties (such as MailChimp that helps us make sure you get our e-mails), we are always checking that our third-party partners meet EU privacy standards and we limit the data they can access to only what is necessary for them to perform their contracted tasks (your e-mail address and name in this case).
We collect information about your activity linked to our Website. This is not personal information but aggregated user traffic information, such as page visits, article clicks, demographics. We monitor anonymous, aggregated information about Website and social media traffic so that we can improve our Website, advertising, and promotions, and to understand user browser activity, produce insights about the reach and audience for our products and services. For example, based on an anonymous, aggregate data analysis, we will assess the impact and interest in certain topics or features. We may share these insights with customers or in our promotional material. We may also use them internally to improve our product and communications. Just to be clear – we will never identify you personally in such communications and will never report data in such a way that you could be identified.
3. Logs and Cookies
What are cookies? When you visit the Services, we may send one or more “cookies“ – small data files – to your computer to uniquely identify your browser and let us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Website. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.
What cookies do we use? Our Website uses the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:
Type of cookie - Purpose
Essential Cookies - These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Website and to enable you to use some of its features.
Analytics and Performance Cookies - These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Website and how users use our Website. The information gathered via these cookies does not “directly” identify any individual visitor.
Social Media Cookies - These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Website or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. The social network will record that you have done this.
How can you disable cookies? You can typically reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Website and some features of the Website may not function properly.
Log Files: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page.
Clear GIFs Information (Web Beacons): When you use the Website, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons or tracking pixels) from an ad network to anonymously track online usage patterns.
Third Party Services: We may use Google Analytics and more tools to help understand the use of the Website. These tools collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. These tools also receive this information and their use of it is governed by their respective privacy policies.
Use of Facebook User Data: If you choose to provide a link to a Facebook profile while registering or use the integrated chatbot to ask questions, we will have access to the certain information obtained from Facebook regarding your account (name and email address as well as information on the particular profile you connect, including your profile picture). This data will only be used by us to provide you with the service you expect and will not be shared with any third parties.
4. IP addresses
The Website does not collect IP addresses from Website visitors. IP addresses are temporarily checked only to block a blacklist of dangerous IPs and networks.
1MillionStartups uses up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All 1MillionStartups team members and any third parties it engages in processing your personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data.
Please note that the Internet is not a secure medium and although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted to the 1MillionStartups Website or through 1MillionStartups itself. Any transmission is at your own risk, just like everywhere else on the Internet.
Personal data, which you have voluntarily provided to us during registration, can be stored for commercial and tax reasons for up to 10 years.
6. Your rights
You have the right to access the personal data 1MillionStartups holds about you.
You also have the right:
• to request your data to be deleted and forgotten (we’ll make sure your personal data is permanently removed from both our server as well as from any third party partners)
• to know how we are storing and handling your data
• to correct any previously given data that is incomplete or incorrect
• any other info and ask any question regarding the data you have provided us
• to stop receiving marketing materials from 1MillionStartups at any time
7. Contact information
The processing of personal data in the framework of this Website is done under the authority of the 1MillionStartups, having its registered office in Obermüllnerstraße 11/5, c/o Brainswork GmbH, 1020Vienna being the data controller. To contact 1MillionStartups, please email hello@1MillionStartups.com
If you currently receive marketing information from 1MillionStartups, which you would prefer not to receive in the future, please email 1MillionStartups at hello@1MillionStartups.com.
All email messages sent to and from 1MillionStartups may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect 1MillionStartups’ interests.