Privacy policy

Alumni Startups Ltd (“we”) commit to respect and protect your privacy. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website www.alumnistartups.com.

However, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites to which this Site provides links. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us at contact@alumnistartups.com.

Data collection

When you use our Site you provide information to us through the following means:

  • Filling in forms and profiles as well as uploading documents to our Site;
  • Information collected as part of your visits to the Site, including any emails, letters, correspondence or any other interactions that you have with us;

The information collected includes:

  • Personal contact information such as name, email address, your social media profile if you choose to load it, identification codes such as user name and password
  • Company information such as company name, location, business intentions and staffing requirements
  • Details of any interactions occurring via our Site
  • Information automatically gathered by our Site, which does not identify individual users, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

Use of data

We use the personal data held about you to:

  • Present your profile to and enable communication with other registered users and their companies related to:
    • Investing in/raising funds for startups
    • Seeking advice related to starting up a business
    • Employment opportunities
    • Collaboration opportunities
  • Complete and support immediate activity required to provide you with information and deliver products and/or services that you request.
  • Ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Comply with any requirements of law.

Data that is anonymous is used to:

  • Analyse trends, track user movements and gather information about our user base for the purposes of ongoing product and service development.
  • Manage and administer our Site and ensure that the presentation of the material on our Site is appropriate for you and your computer.

Your permissions for the ways in which we may contact you are set out within your user profile and can be amended by yourself at any time through our Site. Alternatively, in order to change your user preferences, you may email us at contact@alumnistartups.com.

Where our Site allows you the facility to share information with others or make comment, you must be aware that others (whether defined groups or any users) may read and use those comments elsewhere. We cannot be held responsible for how others use any data that you post onto Site.

Data storage and security

The Site and the information is stored on Amazon Web Services whose European servers are located in Dublin. We incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your personal data. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the Site and provide us with your information at your own risk.

All personal data stored will be:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate
  • Not kept longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the data subjects rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection

Where passwords are used to enable access to any of our Site or services, it is your responsibility to keep this password secure and confidential and we request that you do not share your password with any other person or party.

Information disclosure

Information included in your personal profile and your company’s profile will be able to be viewed by other registered users.

Information about you will also be disclosed only to our staff and representatives (whether employees or contractors) to enable them to undertake the necessary activities related to the delivery of information, goods and/or services.

If you have submitted a pitch for funding this will only be accessible by self-certified investors.

We do not spam, rent or sell your information. We believe that when you share your personal information with us, it is our responsibility to live up to your trust by preserving your privacy.

We may share your data with third parties in only the following ways:

  • We will not disclose your identifiable personal information to any third party for advertising purposes without your permission. However, we may provide aggregated, anonymous data about our user base to third parties and we may make use of personal data to enable us to assist sponsors to display advertisements to an appropriate target audience.
  • If Alumni Startups Ltd or the assets belonging to it are acquired by a third party, your personal data held will be transferred as an asset of the business.
  • In order for us to meet our legal and regulatory requirements or if it is necessary to enforce any agreements with us or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our employees and representatives, our customers or any others. This includes, but is not restricted to, any data transfer required for the purposes of fraud prevention or credit risk assessment.

Cookies and tracking technologies

Our Site use tracking technologies, including cookies in order to make the Services provided easy to use, useful and reliable. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites and they cannot be used to identify you personally. Our cookies benefit you by:

  • Enabling us to recognise your device so you don’t have to repeatedly provide the same information.
  • Recognising that you may already have provided a username and password so you do not need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Enabling us to measure how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
  • Remembering your settings during and between visits

By using this Site, we are seeking to obtain your consent to use these various cookies. If you choose to disable cookies or flash cookies on your computer or device, some features of the Site may not function properly. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website or any other website, you can typically do this through your browser settings. Comprehensive information on how to do this across a wide variety of browsers can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

We use Google analytics which sets a cookie to evaluate a visitor’s use of our website. Google stores the information collection by the cookie on their servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using our Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and the purposes set out above. For more information on the cookie set by Google analytics, including information on how to opt out please go to http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

The use of cookies by sponsors, supporters and web sites that may be linked to this Site is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. You should check their websites to confirm how your information is collected and used.

Our Site also includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube or Vimeo video. We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as Youtube and Linkedin. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from these you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the use of these cookies. You should check third party websites for more information on these cookies.

Our Site may also carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the Site to easily share articles with their peers through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to or otherwise using their service. We have no control over these cookies and you should check for more info from their website on these cookies. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Contact us

If you have any further questions please contact us at contact@alumnistartups.com or using the contact details provided on this Site.