Privacy policies. They’re long, cumbersome, hard to read, and are generally ignored by the public at large. But, we’ve gotta have it, and since you’re here, we at 1ST50K want to be as transparent as possible regarding the information collected by this website (http://www.1st50k.org/). So, let’s get through this as quickly and plainly as possible, shall we?
There’s a contact form at the bottom of the 1ST50K website homepage where users can submit the following:
- Email address
- A message
1ST50K will use the name and email address provided to respond to any questions or comments left in the message. If we’re feeling conscientious and our memory is good, we may also send other resources to the email address provided, if we think the resources would be helpful or otherwise worthwhile to a particular party. However, this is the extent to which this information will be used, and it will not be shared with any other parties without the expressed consent of the information provider.
Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
The 1ST50K website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect tracking and reporting information on our website traffic. This information is used solely to analyze from where and when the website receives traffic, and how we can adjust our marketing efforts to improve traffic. No personally identifiable information is collected by Google Analytics, and this information will not be shared with any other parties. However, if you do not wish for your data to be used by Google Analytics, we recommend using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
1ST50K uses the F6S website to collect information on startups participating in the 1ST50K Lean Startup Competition. F6S collects the following information on startups entering the competition:
- Phone number
- Founder details
- Contact information
- Business overview
1ST50K uses this information to analyze competing startups, provide feedback and assistance, and select finalists. 1ST50K may also use select portions of the submitted info in marketing messaging, such as the number of countries represented by the 1ST50K Startup Competition. Competition finalists’ information is subject to use in media coverage of the competition, as well as in marketing and scheduling information for 1ST50K Pitch Day. This information-sharing is not intended to be objectionable or have any negative impact on the competing startups.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.