This policy was last updated on April 10, 2019.
Kickstart is committed to protecting your privacy and providing you with a positive experience on its website and in using its services.
For a better experience while using our service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name and email address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.
We collect information about you when you:
We also collect personal information such as usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and similar technologies from trusted third-party sources and engage third parties to collect personal information to assist us.
We and the third parties may combine the information we collect from you over time and across our website with information obtained from other sources. This helps us improve its overall accuracy and completeness and helps us better tailor our interactions with you.
We may use your personal information for the purposes of operating our business, delivering, improving, and customizing our website, sending marketing and other communications related to our business, and for other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law. Some of the ways we may use personal information include:
You can edit your communication preferences at any time.
We may share your personal information with third parties for the purposes of operating our business, delivering, improving, and customizing our Offering(s), sending marketing and other communications related to our business, and for other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law or otherwise with your consent.
We may share personal information in the following ways:
By applying for Kickstart, you agree that the data and information provided will be shared for evaluating and selecting applications. Data related to your organisation and associated people – such as name / company, email address, business and product information, revenue, product demo video, team information, revenue model etc. – will be shared within Kickstart Team and with external experts and jury members. Some non-sensitive information associated with your application (e.g. company location) might be published on the Kickstart website and other online and offline communication and marketing channels. Our program partner, ETH Zurich is conducting a research about the Kickstart program. Therefore they might contact you for research purposes. None of the sensitive data or exact details in the applications will be used for the research. Your application data will be archived at Kickstart, not accessible for any third party. You also agree to the jury’s decision, which is final and cannot be appealed.
Third party websites
Kickstart sends out a regular newsletter, which provides you with exclusive background information and the most important updates regarding our program, our partners and our (alumni) participants. Each newsletter contains a link that you can use to unsubscribe.
If you would prefer not to receive newsletters or other mailings from us, you may unsubscribe from these mailings by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message or contact us. Your email address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
Irrespective of your nationality or place of residence, among other rights, we grant to you all the rights relating to your personal data that the European General Data Protection Regulation provides for data subjects. These rights include:
The right to access your data
You have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you and to request specific information and insights on how we treat, share, store and otherwise process this personal data.
The right to rectification
If Personal Information you have submitted through any of the websites is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon appropriate request, we will be glad to update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful.
The right to erasure / withdrawal of consent
For the most parts we are processing your personal data on the grounds of the consent that you give that us by reading and accepting this data policy or by conclusive conduct. At all times you are absolutely free to withdraw this consent by stating so in an email or by initiating the deletion of your personal profile.
The right to object to processing of your information, asking us to restrict processing of your information, or requesting the portability of your information.
The right to opt out from receiving marketing communications that we send you at any time.
You can exercise this right by unsubscribing from these mailings by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message or contact us.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You use the Services and provide us with information on your initiative and risk.