Last Updated: July 1, 2010

Privacy Policy

StartupAgents Privacy Policy

Throughout this Privacy Policy we may refer to StartupAgents, Inc. as "StartupAgents," "we" or "us." BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND IN OUR TERMS OF SERVICE.

Your privacy is our main concern. Your trust is important to us, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
  • We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes;
  • We do not share your contact or business information with other users without your consent;
  • Any sensitive information that you provide to us will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.

We know that when you're searching for a startup to join or for someone to join your team it is vital that you control who knows about your search. As a result, we have developed StartupAgents.com (the "Website") and related services (the "Services") with your privacy in mind every step of the way. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, or if your trust in StartupAgents is ever in jeopardy, please contact us immediately.

StartupAgents reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, update, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice to you. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Website and/or the Services after the posting of any changes to the Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.

  • What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

    This Privacy Policy covers StartupAgents's treatment of personal information that StartupAgents gathers when you use the Website and the Services.

    This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that StartupAgents does not own or control, or to individuals that StartupAgents does not employ or manage.

  • Use and Sharing of Information

    "Personally Identifiable Information" is any piece of information which can be traced back to a specific individual user and thus potentially be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate that specific individual. Examples of personally identifiable information include names, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and other unique identifiers. We will not give, sell, rent, share, or trade any of your personally identifiable information, or the data that you store using our service to any third party, except as outlined in our Terms of Service and in this privacy policy.

    You may access the Website without creating an account, but you must create an account to access and use the Services. In order to create an account, we may ask you to provide information including, but not limited to, your name, telephone number, and email address, that may be personally identifiable information.

    In the event that we discover that personal information has been or is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

    Non-personally identifiable information is information that cannot be tracked, by itself, to a specific individual. Examples of non-personally identifiable information include, but are not limited to, log files, web beacons, the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, your IP address, the time and date of your use of the Services, and whether or not you clicked on hypertext links within the Services. We may collect non-personally identifiable information while you use the Services, and we reserve the right to share such information in the aggregate to our partners and advertisers.

    StartupAgents uses a third party vendor to manage all credit card processing, and may partner with other parties to provide other specific services. We may share names and other user information as is necessary for the applicable third parties to provide these services. These parties are not permitted under their contract with us to store, retain, or use your information for purposes not directly related to their provision of services to us. Specifically, our contracts with such third parties prohibit the third parties from using your personal information for purposes of marketing or promotions.

    Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to share personally identifiable information in connection with an acquisition, merger, or sale of all or a substantial portion of our business, with or to a company in a substantially similar business, provided that the other company agrees to comply with this or with a reasonably comparable privacy policy. In the event of any such sale or merger, you will receive notice of any changes in such policy. We also reserve the right to disclose any information to a third party if (a) we have your express written consent, (b) we are compelled to do so to comply with applicable state and federal laws or a court order or investigation, or (c) to protect our rights, property, or other interests, including those of our customers or users or to prevent illegal activities or violations of our Terms of Use.

  • Accessing and Changing Your Account Information

    You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your StartupAgents account, at any time by logging in to your account on the StartupAgents website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also disable your account through the StartupAgents website. If you disable your StartupAgents account, your profile will not be searchable and your name and other personally identifiable information will not be publicly viewable. We may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the StartupAgents Privacy Policy that you have previously agreed to. To request that we close your account and remove your information from the StartupAgents service, please send your request to Support [ @ ] StartupAgents.com. Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with StartupAgents under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent to Support [ @ ] StartupAgents.com within three business days of our receiving it.

  • Cookies

    Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. The cookies we use do not collect personal information, and we do not use information collected through cookies to identify you.

    You may change the settings on your browser regarding cookies, including disabling cookies. If you disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access and use many of the features of the Website and the Services. We strongly recommend that you do not disable cookies.

    Advertisements of third-party advertisers may be displayed on the Services. If you choose to click on a third-party advertisement or link, we may provide non-personally identifiable information to the owning advertiser and/or web publisher. Also, any such advertiser or web publisher may use cookies or other technologies to collect information when you are visiting their web sites. The information advertisers or other third parties collect is governed by their individual privacy policies. StartupAgents does not take responsibility nor can guarantee the content of such third-party privacy policies.

  • User Submitted Materials

    You should be aware that if you upload, post, and/or distribute to the Services material, including but not limited to, PII, questions, feedback, reviews, data, comments, ratings, suggestions, information, text, data, software, sounds, photographs, podcasts, audio, audiovisual, video, images, graphics, messages and other content or materials of any nature ("User Submitted Materials"), those materials and the substantive information contained in them may be accessible by third parties. The activities of third parties are beyond the control of Faculte. Please do not post any information that you expect to keep private on the public areas of the Websites.

  • Security

    In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on StartupAgents is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure, including regular internal audits of our system for possible vulnerabilities, but we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. We cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure of such information. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

  • Children Under Age 18

    StartupAgents does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for StartupAgents or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on StartupAgents. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at Support [ @ ] StartupAgents.com.

  • Notifications

    We may use information we gather from you to send you email messages and other notifications relating to the Services and your use of the Services. We reserve the right to notify you through e-mail, facsimiles, text or voice messages, written or hard copy notices, messages posted to your user account, or notices posted on the Website, as determined by us in our discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, StartupAgents reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or web site users. By using the Services, you consent to receiving such notifications.

    Where applicable, you may opt-out of receiving certain notifications through the Services by logging into your account and changing the notification settings; opting-out of such notifications, however, will limit the effectiveness of the Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may not opt-out of receiving notifications relating to support of the Services or other notices as required by law. If we have provided any third party with your personal information, you will have to contact the third-party directly with any opt-out request.

  • Conditions of Use

    If you decide to visit the Website or use the Services, your visit and/or use, including any possible dispute regarding such visit or use, is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of California state law.

  • Questions or Comments

    If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at Support [ @ ] StartupAgents.com or contact us at:

    StartupAgents, Inc.
    Attn: Privacy Policy Issues
    440-A 9th Street
    San Francisco, California 94103