Privacy Policy

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STRV s.r.o., established in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic, with its registered office at Rohanské nábřeží 678/23, Karlín, 186 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic, ID no. 28888286, entered in the Commercial Register at the Municipal Court in Prague, Section C, Insert 151238 (“we” or the “Startup Fund”) is the owner and operator of the Startup Fund web application.

When you use the Startup Fund web application you entrust your data to us, including your personal data.

This privacy policy will inform you of the data we collect, why we collect the data, how long we store the data, and what we do with the data.

If you want to use the Startup Fund web application, please thoroughly acquaint yourself with the content of this privacy policy and confirm your consent to the privacy policy and the processing of personal data by the company STRV as the administrator of the personal data by clicking on “I consent to the privacy policy and the processing of personal data”.

What data do we collect and process?

STRV collects and processes personal data (such as your name or date of birth) and other types of data.

Information you provide

When registering on the Startup Fund web application, you may use the registration form or register through LinkedIn.

When registering with the registration form, you provide the following information: your name, e-mail address and photograph.

When registering through your LinkedIn account, you provide information from your public profile on LinkedIn (in accordance with your privacy settings on LinkedIn), such as your name, profile photo and your LinkedIn ID (user number). In addition, you can provide the following information to the Startup Fund web application: your e-mail address and photograph.

You may also provide additional information and personal data in the Startup Fund web application, such as your current job and position.

Startup Fund web application also allows you to set personal preferences when searching for suitable connections, such as age and distance.

Sensitive personal data

Although we do not intentionally collect or process any sensitive personal data, registration on the Startup Fund web application or use of the Startup Fund web application could be considered as sensitive personal data. As optional data in the Startup Fund web application, you may also provide information about your job or and working relations with other users.

Information we collect when you use the Startup Fund web application

We collect and process information about how you use the Startup Fund web application.

This information includes, for example, the language setting of your device or information about how you have used our services.

Voluntary nature of personal data

Providing any personal data is completely voluntary.

However, if you want to use the Startup Fund web application, you must at least provide the minimum scope of information about your startup specified in the section “Dashboard”. The minimum required data are marked as “Required” or “Recommended”. Providing other information is completely voluntary for the user. User can use Startup Fund web application without these information for a free.

How we use the information we collect

We use the information we collect for operating the Startup Fund web application, for improving and developing new services, and for protecting our company and the users of the Startup Fund web application.

In addition, we use this information for marketing and commercial purposes so that we can offer you relevant products and services from our company and third parties. Thus, we can send you a commercial communication (such as an SMS, MMS, e-mail, etc.) using the electronic contact you provided to us. You are entitled at any time, even when sending individual messages, to decline any other commercial communication.

We can use the data we collect for the following purposes in particular:

  • Operating the Startup Fund web application and providing related services,
  • Managing your profile, providing customer support, and communicating with you,
  • Making an analysis relating to how you use the Startup Fund web application and what products and services you are interested in, including collecting and assessing data in analytic tools, such as Google Analytics, and
  • Creating, displaying, and monitoring advertisements adapted to your interests.

Startup Fund web application displays your profile created in the Startup Fund web application, especially your name, profile photo and any other information acquired from your profile on LinkedIn. When displaying your profile in the Startup Fund web application, we respect the privacy settings for your profile and restrictions on displaying certain information.

Our automatized systems analyze your data and content so that we can offer you connections and content directly relevant to you.

We are able to connect all of the personal data we collect on the Startup Fund web application with information (including personal data) from other services associated with the Startup Fund web applicationn.

To whom do we disclose the information we collect?

Disclosure to other users of the Startup Fund web application

Your profile in the Startup Fund web application is NOT visible to other Startup Fund web application users.

When displaying your profile in the Startup Fund web application, we respect the privacy settings of your profile and the restrictions on certain information.

Third-party disclosure – personal data processors

We can provide information that we collect, including personal data, only in the necessary scope to third parties that provide us with services, in particular, cloud data centers, services for automatic evaluation of the content of data.

Other disclosure

We could be required to provide your personal data under law or for fulfilling mandatory duties (e.g. for criminal, court, or administrative proceedings).

We are authorized, if necessary, to disclose your personal data in order to protect our rights or the rights of third parties or in order to protect users of the Startup Fund web application.

We are authorized, if necessary, to disclose your personal data also for transactions relating to our company or its assets, such as corporate transformations, the sale of companies, or the sale of their assets. In such a case, we ensure the confidentiality of all personal data. We will notify you prior to transferring the personal data or prior to applying other of personal data protection policies and request your consent.

Access to and updating personal data

We provide you access to your personal data each time you use the Startup Fund web application.

You may change or update any of the personal data at any time in Settings.

You may also cancel your profile in the Startup Fund web application at any time in Startup - Settings– Delete Account.

After you delete your profile in the Startup Fund web application, some of the data may still be stored in our databases or the databases of our partner for a limited period of time it is possible due to technical reasons.

You may also request information about processing your personal data by sending a request to the e-mail address: privacy@startupfund.com.

If you believe we are processing your personal data in contradiction with law, you may request an explanation by sending a request to the e-mail address:privacy@startupfund.com or request that we remedy this situation by blocking, making changes to, supplementing, or deleting personal data. If your request or complaint is not handling to your satisfaction, you may contact the relevant personal data protection authority with your case, in particular, the Czech Data Protection Office.

Period for granting consent to processing personal data and recalling consent

You grant to us consent to process personal data for the duration of your profile in the Startup Fund web application and use of the Startup Fund web application, provided you do not recall your consent at an earlier time.

You are authorized to recall this consent to process personal data at any time. In such case, delete your profile in the Startup Fund web application and send us a request to recall your consent to processing personal data by e-mail to privacy@startupfund.com. After recalling your consent, we will ensure that all of the data from your profile in the Startup Fund web application are deleted as soon as possible.

Protection and security of personal data

We make every effort to protect you from unauthorized access or unauthorized changes, publication, or deletion of the information we collect.

We disclose personal data only to employees and contractual partners who need to process the data on our behalf. All employees and contractual partners are bound by the duty to uphold confidentiality.

We protect personal data to the maximum extent possible with the help of advanced encryption technologies.

We regularly inspect and update the process of collection, storage, and processing of information in order to prevent unauthorized access to our systems.

However, we are not liable for any unauthorized infringement by third parties, as a result of which these parties obtain unauthorized access to your profiles or personal data and misuse these data or disclose them to third parties.

Where are your data collected?

Your personal data are collected and processed mainly at our headquarters in the Czech Republic.

In view of the fact that we use cloud services for the Startup Fund web application, in particular, data centers of the most important providers of these services, your personal data may also be transferred to other EU countries and to the USA. All processors of personal data with a processing location in the USA are registered under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Changes to the privacy policy

Our privacy policy may be amended from time to time.

The current version of the privacy policy, all changes, and all previous versions will be available on these web pages. If it involves significant changes, we will prepare for you a summary and explanation.

You express your consent to these changes to the privacy policy by continuing to use the Startup Fund web application after notification of the changes and their effective date. If you do not agree to the changes, discontinue your use of the Startup Fund web application and delete your profile from the Startup Fund web application.

How to contact us

Should you have any questions or comments relating to the privacy policy, please contact us at the following e-mail address: privacy@startupfund.com.

Version 1.0, valid on 5 April 2017


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