Privacy

Privacy Policy

Effective date: 6/17/2016

We at Startup Secrets know you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously.  This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that we gather when you are accessing or using the Website. By using or accessing the Website in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you provide or we otherwise collect through other means than the Website.

Remember that your use of the Website is at all times subject to the Terms of Use, which incorporates this Privacy Policy.  Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Use.

 

What Information does Startup Secrets Collect?

Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us.  For example, if you register for an account on the Website, we may collect Personal Information such as your name and email address for registration purposes.

The publicly available portion of our Website does not require you to disclose any information to us. However, you may decide to voluntarily provide Personal Information to us through the Website. For example, you may submit your name and email address through the Website along with a request for more information about Startup Secrets.

We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you informational emails on behalf of Startup Secrets. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by sending an email to info@startupsecrets.com.

Information Collected Automatically

Whenever you interact with our Website, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Website, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Website are visited and by how many people.  You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.

Also, if you click on a link to a third party website or service, a third party may also transmit cookies to you.  This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties, and we aren’t responsible for their privacy policies and practices.  Please be aware that cookies placed by third parties may continue to track your activities online even after you have left our Website, and those third parties may not honor “Do Not Track” requests you have set using your browser or device.

We may use this data to improve the Website – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Website, and we can use that knowledge to make the Website interesting to as many users as possible.

Our Use of Your Personal Information.

We will only use your Personal Information for the purpose for which you provide it, such as responding to your inquiry or sending you our newsletter.

Will Startup Secrets Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?

Startup Secrets will not share Personal Information with any third party for commercial purposes. Startup Secrets may, however, disclose Personal Information if (1) it is reasonably necessary to provide the Website and Content, such as to third party service providers who help Startup Secrets provide the Website, (2) it has been authorized by you, (3) it is required to do so by law or (4) it has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable laws or comply with any legal, regulatory or similar requirement or investigation, to protect or defend the rights or property of Startup Secrets or another user or to enforce our Terms of Use. You also acknowledge that if you include any Personal Information in a User Submission that is publicly available on the Website (such as in a comment to a video on the Website), other users will be able to view that Personal Information.

In addition, we may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

Is Personal Information about me secure?

If you have access to the password protected area of the Website, your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security.  You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security.  Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

What Personal Information can I access?

If you have previously provided us with your Personal Information, you can request that we edit or delete the information by sending an email to info@startupsecrets.com. We will update or delete the information per your request. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion for archival purposes.

We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.

Changes to Policy; Questions

Startup Secrets reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy to the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, please send us a detailed message to info@startupsecrets.com, and we will try to resolve your concerns.