Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Startup Savant we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

It is Startup Savant’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Startup Savant collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Startup Savant’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Startup Savant’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Startup Savant may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Startup Savant also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Startup Savant only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Startup Savant’s websites choose to interact with Startup Savant in ways that require Startup Savant to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Startup Savant gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Startup Savant updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Startup Savant collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Startup Savant. Startup Savant does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Startup Savant may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Startup Savant may monitor the most popular pages on the startupsavant.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Startup Savant may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Startup Savant does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Startup Savant discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Startup Savant’s behalf or to provide services available at Startup Savant’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Startup Savant’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Startup Savant will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Startup Savant discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Startup Savant believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Startup Savant, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Startup Savant website and have supplied your email address, Startup Savant may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Startup Savant and our articles.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Startup Savant takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Startup Savant uses cookies to help Startup Savant identify and track visitors, their usage of Startup Savant website, and their website access preferences. Startup Savant visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Startup Savant’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Startup Savant’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Startup Savant, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Startup Savant goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Startup Savant may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by our trusted partners like LivePlan and LegalZoom, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Startup Savant and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Startup Savant may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Startup Savant’s sole discretion. Startup Savant encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.