PRIVACY POLICY for Startupmatcher AS (SUM) and associated digital publications and services.

Last updated [15/03/16]

Startupmatcher (SUM) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We treat personal information in accordance with the Personal Data Act and the prevailing legislation. This privacy policy describes what personal information we receive and collect when you use digital publications and underlying services (hereinafter also referred to collectively as "digital solutions"), and what we do to protect your personal information. We encourage you to make yourself familiar with this privacy statement. By adopting our services, you agree to our processing of personal data in accordance with this Policy and within the framework established by current legislation.

1 Responsibility

SUM is responsible for processing personal data in connection with the digital publication and underlying services published on Startupmatcher.com.

2 Personal information

2.1 Information you give us

When you have entered your personal profile on SUM, you accept that we can provide this information to employers and users of SUM. You also accept that they may contact you.

SUM will display the personal information you provide when you register with us and information you otherwise voluntarily provide, for example, when you create a user profile, provide information regarding your name, address, email address, phone number, age, and interests.

Should you register a profile that lacks mandatory information, SUM holds the right to fetch this data from other publicly available sources and list it on the profile you have registered.

2.2 Information we collect when you use our services

When you are using our services, SUM use various analytical tools to monitor your activity. SUM also collects information from your device to monitor when you are visiting our digital solutions and information about your IP address, operating system, browser and network. We gather information about the usage and traffic on our site, such as information about login history, usage, and navigation patterns, such as, but not limited to, which pages users read, and the number of users on the site. We also collect information about newsletter subscription, including the newsletters sent to you, which ones you have opened, which email client you use, where you are when you open your newsletter, and what you click on in these e-mails.

If you use location-based services, SUM collect and process information about your location. We will notify you separately and ask for consent before we collect such information. You can always withdraw your consent in accordance with applicable law.

2.3 In particular about the use of cookies

In our digital solutions, we use cookies. Note that when using SUM you accept the use of our cookies.(Link to cookies)

3 Our use of personal information

We use personal information you have provided in order to provide the services you have signed up for, and to communicate with you about these. Furthermore, we collect and process information when using our services as described above in order to customize content and target advertising based on behavior and assumptions about preferences, analyze market trends, and improve our services and to prevent and detect abuse.

3.1 Individual Profiles

Sometimes we compile Personal Information we have received from you with information from other third party sources. This may be data such as the name and address that you have provided and information about which parts of the site you are using. This may also apply for login history or data about your usage patterns, linked together via anonymized user-ids. Furthermore, we could segment such personal profiles into defined segments. We do this in order to adapt our content, target advertising and marketing communications to you, and to further develop our digital publications and related services.

3.2 Marketing

We use personal information to provide you with information about relevant jobs and other relevant information and services you may be interested in based on information you have entered or the information we have collected with our digital services (personal profiles). We may send you marketing online, such as e-mail and SMS, in accordance with the requirements applicable by law, until you tell us that such communication unwanted. You can always opt out of receiving such communications.

If you have not registered an account with us or entered your contact data in connection with a customer relationship, we will only send newsletters and online marketing if you have explicitly consented to receive such communications.

4 Supply of personal information

When you have entered your personal profile, you accept that we can provide this information to potential employers. We share personal information we hold about you with other companies within our group and external companies that are responsible for the technical and administrative operation of our digital publications and related services. When we give third parties access to personal data in this way, we ensure that these third parties comply with our requirements for processing of personal data and current legislation. We may disclose personal information if there is a legal basis for this or we are required to do so by a court or other public authority. We may also allow third parties access to accumulated and anonymous data.

5 Our handling of personal information

Only authorized staff of SUM have access to personal information. We secure access to personal data with passwords. We use advanced technology to prevent unauthorized access to our systems. We have written procedures for internal control and information security to ensure and document that our processing of personal data carried out in accordance with applicable law. In accordance with this privacy statement and applicable law in general, your personal information will only be stored as long as we objectively need it. When an objective need no longer exists, we will delete the data or make it anonymous.

6 Your rights

You are at all times entitled to inspect the information recorded about you and may demand rectification and deletion in accordance with applicable law.

7 Changes to this privacy policy

SUM may revise this Privacy Policy if the way we process personal data is changed or when necessary because of changes in the law. When we make changes to this statement, we will change the revision date at the top of this page, and the amended Privacy Policy is effective as of its publication date. We will make major changes clearly visible, but recommend that you read the privacy statement regularly when visiting our digital solutions. We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive, so you have easy access to them.

8 Inquries

For more information about our handling of personal information, please contact us at hello@startupmatcher.com