Privacy Policy

1. Purpose

This document sets out StartupBlink’s commitment to your privacy and to the protection of personal data (the “Data”) collected and processed in connection with your use of the Website, under the terms and conditions set out in the General Terms of Use.

2. Data collected

We collect and subsequently process the Data that you voluntarily provide on the registration form on the Website and information you voluntarily provide to other sites to whom we access via API’s. The only Data automatically collected by the Website is your IP address (the address of your computer). Please note that whether or not you are a registered user, the Website may implement an automatic tracking process (cookie), which you may block by changing your browser settings.

3. Purpose of processing

Data indicated on the Website as mandatory is required in order to use the Website’s features (content uploads, comments, etc). Data automatically collected by the Website allows us to compile statistics on web page visits. The Data is collected and maintained in Germany. For your information, this processing has been reported to the relevant local authority.

4. Data recipients

Your Data is not transmitted to third parties. However, StartupBlink may release Data if the law requires it to do so or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or to protect StartupBlink’s rights and interests. It is StartupBlink’s policy, whenever possible and legally permissible, to promptly notify you upon receipt of a subpoena, and not produce your Data until approximately two weeks after receipt of the subpoena, so that you will have adequate opportunity to move to quash the subpoena in court.

5. Data security

StartupBlink attaches great importance to the security of your Data, and takes all appropriate steps to limit the risk that it may be lost, damaged or misused.

6. Data retention

Personal Data is stored on the premises of the Website host and is kept only as long as necessary for the purposes set out above. After that point, data is kept only for statistical purposes and shall not be used for any other reason.

7. Youth Restrictions and Parental Control

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to register with StartupBlink. It is StartupBlink’s policy not to collect any information from anyone under the age of 18.

In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 18, as the Website is not intended for children under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, do not use or access the StartupBlink website at any time or in any manner.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 18, and that child has somehow registered with StartupBlink, please send an e-mail to info@startupblink.com for instructions on how to cancel your child’s registration. In the e-mail, please provide your full name and address, your child’s full name and address, your relationship to the child, your daytime and evening telephone numbers, your email address and a signed statement that you are the child’s parent or legal guardian. StartupBlink will use this information only to verify that you are the child’s parent or legal guardian and for no other purposes.

8. Your rights

You are entitled to access and correct your Data by requesting to do so via the Contact us section.

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