Romanian Startups (“Romanian Startups“) operates RomanianStartups.com and may operate other websites. It is Romanian Startups’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Romanian Startups collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Romanian Startups’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Romanian Startups’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Romanian Startups may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Romanian Startups also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on RomanianStartups.com blogs/sites. Romanian Startups only discloses logged in user and IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the Website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Romanian Startups’ websites choose to interact with Romanian Startups in ways that require Romanian Startups to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Romanian Startups gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at RomanianStartups.com to provide a username and email address. We are also asking identifying information about the entities added to our database by the registered users (entities like startups, events, accelerators/incubators) and personally-identifying information about the founders/organizers of those entities (those information include photos). The website needs these kind of information in order to function properly and be informative (some information is mandatory while other kind of information is not – like the addressess or phone numbers). Also, those who engage in transactions with Romanian Startups are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Romanian Startups collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Romanian Startups. Romanian Startups does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. The visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. By filling out and submitting the Add Startups/Events/Accelerators/Incubators forms you agree with this information being displayed publicly (the phone numbers are only displayed to the visitors who are registered to the website while the email is never displayed). If you don’t want this information to be displayed publicly then don’t register to the website and don’t add any entity.
Romanian Startups may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Romanian Startups may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Romanian Startups does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Romanian Startups discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information (like the IP addressess or email addresses) only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Romanian Startups’ behalf or to provide services available at Romanian Startups’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Romanian Startups’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Romanian Startups will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Romanian Startups discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Romanian Startups believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Romanian Startups, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Romanian Startups website and have supplied your email address, Romanian Startups may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Romanian Startups and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Romanian Startups takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Other kind of information, like photos, addressess and description details (especially for founders/organizers) are displayed publicly by default because this is what makes the website useful. By filling out and submitting the Add Startups/Events/Accelerators/Incubators forms you agree with this information being displayed publicly (the phone numbers are only displayed to the visitors who are registered to the website while the email is never displayed). If you don’t want this information to be displayed publicly then don’t register to the website and don’t add any entity.
If you are one of which personally-identifying information was entered and displayed publicly (like the phone number, address, email address or photo), information which you didn’t add or consent to yourself (other than information which is already on the Internet), and wish that information to be taken down please contact us using the Contact page. You have to understand that this is an information website, its usefullness stays in the information it offers to the public. Depending on your request, we may have to take down your whole profile (if you are a founder/organizer), including the profile of the entity you are associated with.
If Romanian Startups, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Romanian Startups goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Romanian Startups may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.