Privacy Policy of start.me

Start.me collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

    • Advertising

      • BuySellAds, Criteo, Google AdSense, Zanox and Google Ad Manager

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Analytics

      • Alexa Metrics, Google Ads conversion tracking, Google Analytics and HubSpot Analytics

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Commercial affiliation

      • Affilinet, Amazon Affiliation, Booking.com Affiliate Partner Programme, links2revenue, Skimlinks, VigLink, eBay Partner Network, AliExpress Affiliate, CJ Affiliate by Conversant, TradeTracker and Awin

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Contacting the User

      • Contact form and Mailing list or newsletter

        Personal Data: email address, first name and last name

    • Displaying content from external platforms

      • Google Calendar widget and Google Site Search

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Handling payments

      • PayPal and Stripe

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Hosting and backend infrastructure

      • Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudinary and Heroku

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Infrastructure monitoring

      • Bugsnag and New Relic

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Interaction with support and feedback platforms

      • Zendesk Widget

        Personal Data: email address, first name and last name

    • Managing contacts and sending messages

      • MailChimp

        Personal Data: email address, first name and last name

    • Managing support and contact requests

      • Zendesk

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Registration and authentication

      • Direct registration

        Personal Data: email address, first name and last name

      • Google OAuth, Linkedin OAuth, Twitter OAuth, VK Client Authorization and Facebook Authentication

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Remarketing and behavioral targeting

      • AdWords Remarketing, Facebook Remarketing and Twitter Remarketing

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Tag Management

      • Google Tag Manager

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Traffic optimization and distribution

      • Cloudflare

        Personal Data: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

Further information about Personal Data

    • Skimlinks

      Our website contains some affiliate marketing links, which means we get paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. We use Skimlinks and more information about their data collection is set out in their privacy policy at http://skimlinks.com/privacy-policy.

      If you no longer want Skimlinks to store data about the websites you visit, the links you click and the Merchants you buy from, you can simply opt-out here (https://optout.skimlinks.com/). This will mean Skimlinks will not drop Skimlinks cookies when you browse websites in our Publisher or Merchant network.

    • Context.IO (used in e-mail widget)

      The e-mail widget application on start.me allows users to display their e-mail inbox on their start.me page. We use Context.IO technology to connect all non-Google e-mail inboxes (e.g. @yahoo.com, @aol.com, etc) to this widget.

      By signing up or using this e-mail widget application, you understand and agree that DokDok, Inc., its parent company, Return Path, Inc. and their affiliates (collectively “Context.IO Providers”), who provide Context.IO, will have access to your information and will be permitted to use that information in accordance with Return Path’s Privacy Policy.

      Context.IO opt-out:
      If you wish to opt out of sharing your information with Context.IO Providers, you may do so at https://optout.context.io.

      Context.IO Privacy FAQ:
      https://context.io/privacy-faq

    • Other Third-Party advertising

      We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website.

    • Selling goods and services online

      The Personal Data collected are used to provide the User with services or to sell goods, including payment and possible delivery.

      The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by start.me depends on the payment system used.

    • Personal Data collected through sources other than the User

      The Owner of start.me may have legitimately collected Personal Data relating to Users without their knowledge by reusing or sourcing them from third parties on the grounds mentioned in the section specifying the legal basis of processing.

      Where the Owner has collected Personal Data in such a manner, Users may find specific information regarding the source within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.

    • Push notifications

      Start.me may send push notifications to the User.

    • Unique device identification

      Start.me may track Users by storing a unique identifier of their device, for analytics purposes or for storing Users' preferences.

    • User identification via a universally unique identifier (UUID)

      Start.me may track Users by storing a so-called universally unique identifier (or short UUID) for analytics purposes or for storing Users' preferences. This identifier is generated upon installation of this Application, it persists between Application launches and updates, but it is lost when the User deletes the Application. A reinstall generates a new UUID.

Contact information

    • Owner and Data Controller

      start.me BV, Waalsdorperweg 16, 2597 JB, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
      E-mail: privacy@start.me
      Telephone: +31 24-2064100

      The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Arjen Robijn (Founder & CEO of start.me B.V.).

      Owner contact email: privacy@start.me