Effective Date: 19 August 2015 [Updated 19 August 2015]

Your privacy is important to us.

The Startup Kitchen and its affiliates (“The Startup Kitchen”, “us”, “our” or “we”) are dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of our users (“users” or “you”). This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes the ways we collect, store, use, and manage the information, including personal information, that you provide or we collect in connection with our websites, including www.thestartupkitchen.co.uk (the “Sites”). Please note that the scope of this Policy is limited to information collected or received by The Startup Kitchen through your use of the Service. The Startup Kitchen is not responsible for the actions of third party people or companies, the content of their sites, the use of information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer. Any link to those sites does not constitute our sponsorship of, or affiliation with, those people or companies.

By using the Service, you are acknowledging that your data, including your personal information, may be collected, used, processed and disclosed in the manner provided in this Policy. If you are not willing to have your data treated as described in this Policy please do not use the Service.

Information Collection and Use

The Startup Kitchen collects information as described below. The Startup Kitchen’s primary goals in collecting and using information is to create your account, provide Services to you, improve our Service, contact you, conduct research and create reports for internal use. We store information on servers located in the United States and may store information on servers and equipment in other countries.

Social Networking Websites

We may collect and record information through the social networking website you use to access the Service (“SN Website”) or other third party source in accordance with the policies and terms of the SN Website or service provider. The information we collect when you access the Service on an SN Website may include: (1) your name, (2) your SN Website user identification number and/or user name, (3) locale, city, state and country, (4) sex, (5) birth date, (6) email address, (7) profile picture or its URL, and (8) the SN Website user identification numbers for your friends that are also connected to The Startup Kitchen.

If you want us to delete the data we receive from Facebook about you, please contact us at hello@thestartupkitchen.co.uk We may also collect (1) your name, (2) your email address, and (3) your age or birthday directly from you when you access our Service on a SN Website. If you provide your email address in connection with a The Startup Kitchen, the email address will be retained by The Startup Kitchen and we may use that email address to contact you about your experience with The Startup Kitchen and notify you about company news and promotions.

Your birth date may be used to analyse user trends and target certain promotions.

The Startup Kitchen's Sites

While you are browsing The Startup Kitchen’s Site your computer’s or mobile device’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language and referring Web site addresses may be logged automatically. We may use this information to monitor and analyse your use of the Service. In addition, we may ask you to submit and we may process data that is personal to you, including but not limited to your name, profile photo, gender, age or birthday, links to your profiles on SN Websites and other third party sites, user names, phone number, and e-mail and mail addresses. We may use this information to create a user profile. We may use your email address to contact you about your experience with The Startup Kitchen and notify you about company news and promotions.

If you opt-in as provided by The Startup Kitchen, your phone number may be used to contact you in relation to the events and services and for SMS notifications. Your gender and birthday may be used to analyse user trends and target certain promotions. Your mail address may be used if we have merchandise or other physical promotional materials that we want to send to you.

Forums, Chat, Blogs

The Startup Kitchen may at times offer you the ability to post content to a blog, message board, chat room or within The Startup Kitchen’s applications or other forums (“Forums”). You should be aware that any visitor to the Forums may read your postings on the Forums. Furthermore, any information that you may post to a Forum, including your username or other account profile information, will be disclosed and available to all users and viewers of that Forum, and will therefore no longer be private. The Startup Kitchen cannot guarantee the security of such information that is disclosed or communicated online in public areas such as the Forums, and you provide such information at your own risk. The Startup Kitchen does not author, edit, endorse, or monitor any Forum. You acknowledge and agree that The Startup Kitchen has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided on any Forum. The Startup Kitchen reserves the right at any time, in its sole discretion, to remove any content that a user may post on any Forum and restrict their access to any Forum.

iOS and Android Platforms

When you use any of the The Startup Kitchen games or applications on a mobile platform, we may collect and record certain information such as your unique device ID, hardware type, the version of your operating system (“OS”), your device name, your telephone number, your email address (if you provide this information to us upon request), and your location (based on your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and longitude and latitude). This information is useful to us for troubleshooting and helps us understand usage trends. Your phone number may be used to help connect you with other users via our social networking system and for SMS notifications.

We may also give users the opportunity to opt-in to location-based services, which rely upon a device’s GPS coordinates. You may opt-out of these location services via the settings on your device. A user’s location may be used to suggest friends with whom they might want to connect, analyse usage trends or target certain promotions.

We may also collect (1) your name, (2) your email address, and (3) your age or birthday directly from you when you access our Service through your mobile device. If you provide your email address in connection with a The Startup Kitchen, the email address will be retained by The Startup Kitchen and we may use that email address to contact you about your experience with The Startup Kitchen and notify you about company news and promotions. Your phone number may be used to help connect you with other users via our social networking system and for SMS notifications. Your birth date may be used to analyse user trends and target certain promotions.

Other Collection

We may also acquire information from you through (1) your access and participation in message boards on the Service, (2) your email of a question to our customer support, (3) your participation in surveys regarding the Service or (4) your participation in a sweepstakes or contest through the Service.

If we begin offering our Service on a platform without an in-app purchase billing system, we may need to collect credit card and billing information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that we transfer to your computer and/or device, to identify a user’s computer/device and to “remember” things about your visit, such as your preferences or a user name and password. Information contained in a cookie may be linked to your personal information for purposes such as improving the quality of our Service, tailoring recommendations to your interests, and making the Service easier to use. You can disable cookies at any time, although you may not be able to access or use features of the Service.

We may feature advertisements served by third parties that deliver cookies to your computer/device so the content you access and advertisements you see can be tracked. Since the third party advertising companies associate your computer/device with a number, they will be able to recognize your computer/device each time they send you an advertisement. These advertisers may use information about your visits to our Service and third party sites and applications in order to measure advertisement performance and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. This Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for the data collection practices of these third party advertisers, and we encourage you to check their privacy policies to learn more about their use of cookies and other technology.

You may click on the following link: http://www.networkadvertising.org (or such other URL as may be specified by us from time to time) for information on how to opt-out of the use of cookies for the delivery of more relevant advertising.

Web Beacons

Third party advertising companies and we may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons or “gifs”, are electronic images that may be used in our Services or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon. Advertisers use web beacons in connection with our Services in order to collect and use data regarding the viewing and usage of content, advertisement performance and your interests for the purpose of delivering relevant advertising to you.

Third Party Services

Our services may also contain third party tracking tools from our service providers, an example of which includes Google Analytics. Such third parties may use cookies, APIs, and SDKs in our services to enable them to collect and analyse user information on our behalf. While a third party may have access to your personal information in connection with the performance of services for The Startup Kitchen, it may not use such information for any purpose other than providing its services.

How We Use Information

We use information collected through our Service for purposes described in this Policy or disclosed to you in connection with our Service. For example, we may use your information to:

  • create accounts and allow users to apply and attend our events;
  • identify and suggest connections with other The Startup Kitchen users; operate and improve our Service;
  • understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment using our Service;
  • respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
  • provide and deliver products and services you request;
  • send you related information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • communicate with you about promotions, rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by The Startup Kitchen and our selected partners;
  • enable you to communicate with other users; and
  • link or combine it with other information we get from third parties, to help understand your preferences and provide you with better services.
  • Disclosure of Your information

    The Startup Kitchen does not share your personal information except as approved by you or as described below: With your consent, for example, when you agree to our sharing your information with other third parties for their own marketing purposes subject to their separate privacy policies.

    The Startup Kitchen may engage other companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf. Examples of these services include sending e-mails to you and analysing data. While these agents and service providers may have access to your personal information in connection with the performance of services for The Startup Kitchen, they may not use such information for any purpose other than providing such services to us.

    We may release your information as permitted by law or when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our rights; or protect the rights, property, or safety of us or our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection. The Startup Kitchen may share your information in connection with any merger, sale of our assets, or a financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

    We may share aggregate or anonymous information about you with advertisers, publishers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.

    Changes to the Policy

    We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the date at the top of the page. The changes will be effective when posted. Please check this page on a regular basis so that you remain aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

    Security

    The Startup Kitchen takes reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties.

    Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected on the Service in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining access to this information. We do not warrant or represent that your information will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

    Our Policy Regarding Children

    We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use our Service. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to use our Service or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at hello@thestartupkitchen.co.uk

    Opting Out of Marketing

    You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt-out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations.

    You may also opt-out of receiving SMS notifications from us, either via SMS or online.

    Contact Information

    The Startup Kitchen (UK) Ltd Company number 07956131 having its registered office at Lacon House, 84 Theobalds Rd London WC1X 8RW.

    If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at hello@thestartupkitchen.co.uk