COOKIE AND PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

ABC Accelerator is committed to empower startups and the community and to organize great events, all while protecting your privacy and the data you’ve entrusted us with. This privacy policy stands for our webpages www.abc-accelerator.com and as well includes the webpages that we set up for our events such as hackathons.

This Privacy Policy contains information about the collection of data, its processing and usage. In case you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, you should not use the Websites or the Subscription Service.

These policies are valid from 25 May 2018 and will be regularly updated. You will be notified if any changes happen and influence the way we process your information.

WHO’S THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOR?

This privacy policy is intended for those that sign up to receive our newsletter or may have participated in one of the hackathons or other events organized by ABC Accelerator, d.o.o. and have agreed to receive the newsletter. If there are different rules for the hackathon, they’re written separately.

FOR WHAT PURPOSE DO WE USE YOUR DATA?

The subscriber has signed up with his/her email and has clicked and agreed to receive ABC Accelerator’s newsletter through an email he had received or by filling out the form at ABC Accelerator’s webpage. The email will be used for the purpose of delivering the newsletter from ABC Accelerator with information about the startup ecosystem and other information that the organization thinks would be useful and events that ABC Accelerator, its partners or other relevant organizations are organizing.

Hackathon: To take part in a hackathon competition, it is necessary to register and fill the application form available online in all its parts until the set date. Each application form is different, but the participant is usually required to send information such as first and last name, age, email, phone, gender, CV, social media profiles. Based on the applications, the Organizer selects the Participants and assemble the teams. Incomplete application forms and/or that contain untrue information determine the participation/expulsion of the team from the Hackathon. Hackathon participants must be 18 years old or above. Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any Submission if the Submission or a Participant or a Participant’s team does not comply with the Hackathon Rules. By signing up to compete in the hackathon he has agreed to the participation policy provided at the application process to the hackathon.

DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND STORAGE

Maintaining data security means guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability (for authorized purposes) of the personal data. Confidentiality means that only people who are authorized to use the data can access it. Integrity means that personal data should be accurate and suitable for the purpose for which it is processed. Availability means that authorized users should be able to access the data if they need it for authorized purposes. Accordingly, we will ensure that appropriate measures are taken against unlawful or unauthorized processing of personal data, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data. These principles will be enforced by putting in place appropriate hardware and software based security measures (including physical entry and system access control, locks, alarms, firewalls, etc.). We have in place procedures and technologies to maintain the security of all personal data from the point of collection to the point of destruction.

The data is gathered through forms on ABC Accelerator page and through forms on Hackathon pages. The data is processed and stored by Hubspot. In addition, all sensitive/credit information is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. The data is accessible only by appointed ABC team members. If a problem occurs, the Key Manager for ABC Accelerator at Hubspot is appointed to access the database, but only with permission of the ABC team member.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

DATA USAGE

The data gathered is used solely for the use of informing subscribers about ABC Accelerator’s events, startup community and business world and events of ABC Accelerator’s partners or any other organization that would be relevant to the subscriber.

Hackathon: The data gathered will be used solely for the use of informing subscribers about ABC Accelerator’s events, startup community and business world and events of ABC Accelerator’s partners or any other organization that would be relevant to the subscriber. For participation at the hackathon, the participant is required to provide his/her info anew because it determines his/her participation to the hackathon as is explained in the “purpose” segment. For the same reason, some data may be forwarded to the Sponsor of the hackathon. Participant authorizes the Organizer to use his/her personal data for recruitment purposes. By participating in the Hackathon, Participant consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to Participant (if true) for the purpose of promoting and advertising Hackathon, including without limitation, inclusion in Organizer’s and prize sponsors’ newsletters, websites,  and/or social media accounts or outlets without compensation. Participant authorizes the Organizer to treat and use his/her personal data according to terms stated above and purposes mentioned in the participation agreement he/she has agreed to when applying for the hackathon.. Participant authorizes the Organizer to conserve all videos and pictures in the digital archives for a period of 5 years from the date of entering into this Participation Agreement or until the user’s withdrawal of his/her consent.

RIGHTS

We will enable the exercise of the following rights within one month from the subscriber’s demand:

  • Right to data access: the subscriber has the right to get a confirmation if the organization keeps some kind of data on him, what kind of data, and additional information regarding the processing of that data. The Subscriber can send the demand to info@abc-accelerator.com
  • Right to correction: the subscriber has the right to correct any untrue information about himself by sending an email to info@abc-accelerator.com.
  • Right to be forgotten: the subscriber can click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email or write an email (with subject: UNSUBSCRIBE) to info@abc-accelerator.com.
  • Right of transfer: the subscriber can demand to get a structured record of the data the organization has on him/her and the right to transfer that record to another organization.
  • Right to object: the subscriber can appeal to data processing. The subscriber can send the appeal to info@abc-accelerator.com (subject: APPEAL)
  • Right to stop processing peronal data for marketing purposes
  • Right to obtain restriction of processing

Should you believe that your rights related to the processing of your personal data have been infringed, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s office (Zaloška 59, 1000 Ljubljana, e-mail: gp.ip@ip-rs.si). In any event, in order to resolve any privacy issue as quickly and conveniently as possible, it is advisable that you send any complaints or enquiries to ABC Accelerator prior to addressing the authorities.

 

COOKIE POLICY

This cookie policy explains how ABC Accelerator page uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our Websites and when you use our Subscription Service (the Subscription Service). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

WHAT ARE COOKIES

To optimize your browsing experience, a small data file, known as a cookie, is placed on your computer. Most big websites or internet service providers do this too. Cookies help the site remember your settings – language, font size and other preferences for how you want to view the site on your computer – so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to us.

WHY?

Some are necessary for technical reasons in order for the webpage to work. We also use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

WHAT DO WE SEE?

On the webpage, we cannot tie any information directly to you. We see the flow of users on the page, we see what browser and IOS they’re using, what platform they came from and the location (city). We cannot identify users based on this. If you register for the newsletter, we see your email address, we see if you’ve opened the link and which links in the email you’ve clicked on. All of this helps us improve our services.

CONTROL

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org or visit your browser’s help menu for more information. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.

What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. The purpose of use of the various cookies is outlined below in this policy.

Cookies we use, but we do not send any personal information from/to:

 

Analytics information.

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user. For example, we use third party analytics which collects anonymous or pseudonymous data to provide us with analytical and statistical information.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by email to info@abc-accelerator.com