Privacy policy

Startups4.eu (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Startups4.eu”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy.

1. Contact details

If you have any queries in relation to our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: yourstartup@startups4.eu

2. Introduction

We process personal data in accordance with the relevant European Data Protection Regulations.
This Website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.
If we change our Privacy Policy, we will place notices on the Website and post the changes on this page. If you are not happy with any changes to the Privacy Policy we must ask that you stop using the Website.

3. Personal Information and Company Facts Collected

It may be necessary for us to collect personal information from you and information on company facts. The types of information collected by us will vary depending on your use of the Website, as described below.
Registration for startup or SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise)
In order to register with the portal “startups4.eu” you need to complete the application on http://www.startups4.eu/startup-application including name, address, contact details, contact person (personal information) and, after the submission of your application, you will be requested to send us a three-minute video via e-mail. All company facts and personal information will be treated confidentially. Solely registered investors will have access to all company facts and personal information.
We have the right to use your contact details (e-mail, phone) to invite the contact persons representing business and science of your company to the face-to-face meeting of the investors. Moreover, the e-mail address will be used to invite you to special events, e.g. face-to-face meetings in Düsseldorf, Germany, or any other place with business angels and institutional investment organizations or State Development Banks respective partners of the EIT Health consortium. Moreover, the e-mail address will be used to send a note or mailing about new companies having registered on the website www.startups4.eu

Registration of an investor

In order to register as an investor you need to send an e-mail to info@bioclustermanagement.de and provide us with your personal data and an investor “history”. In addition we ask to submit at least two references and declare that you have the right to share this information with us.

Upon our acceptance of you as investor, we will send your login-data via e-mail. After login, you can edit your profile and change your password on http://www.startups4.eu/investor-profile . You can also choose your profile visibility (public or only shown to other investors).
You are asked to keep all personal information and company facts of startups confidential. In case you do not comply with this confidentiality of information obligation, we have the right to exclude you from the portal without further notice.

Newsletters:

To subscribe for newsletters and news updates you need to register with us by supplying your name and email address. To unsubscribe, email us at: yourstartup@startups4.eu

Events Registration:

We will invite you by e-mail to events especially regarding the topics biotech/life science/financing. In case we make use of a special registration form as a delegate for an event you must complete a registration form. During registration you are required to give your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address). This information enables us to process your enrolment online and contact you about the events for which you have expressed interest. You may also elect to provide demographic information (such as company name and position). Provision of such information enables us to provide you with a more personalized background on our Website. If you elect to pay by credit card, you must provide financial information such as credit card number and expiration date. Credit card orders are processed securely with the use of SSL technology.

4. Use of Personal Information and Company Facts

This information will only be used: for the purpose for which you have provided it and to perform services that you have requested; to communicate with you about your use of the Website and/or changes to the Website; to send you newsletters and updates which we believe may be of interest to you.

If you choose to allow us, we may also use your information for marketing purposes and to send you e-mails informing you of other services and products or the portal “startup4.eu”. If necessary, we may pass your information between the members of the EIT Health consortium as listed on this Website. We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times we will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

Apart from the above, we will never pass your personal information to anyone else without your consent unless we are obliged to do so: by law and/or pursuant to government or regulatory requests; by a law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence (once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request); to protect our users and ourselves or to ensure the proper operation of our systems.

If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive communication or marketing emails from us, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove your details. This can be done by emailing us at yourstartup@startups4eu.

5. Consent

By using our Website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. Whenever there will be made use to apply cookies, we will inform you upfront.

6. Cookies

A “Cookie” is a small piece of information sent by our web server to your web browser, which enables us to record anonymous details and allows you to move around the Website faster. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify a logging on process, to help ensure the security and authenticity of users and to enable traffic monitoring.

Browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you turn off the cookie function your use of the Website may be impaired.

7. Security

As required by EU data protection directives, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, in order to prevent unauthorized access. However, the Internet is not a secure environment in general and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information which you send to us.