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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

What is the Privacy Policy?

STARTCH INNOVATION (hereinafter: "STARTCH INNOVATION") respects the privacy of users on the STARTCH INNOVATION website, operating at the internet address and any additional address at the discretion of STARTCH INNOVATION, including addresses such as STARTCH-INNOVATION.; (hereinafter: "the Website").

These terms will inform you about the privacy policy practiced on the Website. They review, among other things, how STARTCH INNOVATION uses the information you provide and the information collected about you while using the Website. In this policy, the term "personal information" means any information that can be reasonably used to identify you, including your first and last name, address, phone number, and more.

This policy is an integral part of the terms of use of the Website. The policy is written in the masculine form for convenience only and applies equally to all genders. Additionally, this policy applies to your activities and participation in any of the online communities, professional forums, and mailing lists of STARTCH INNOVATION (hereinafter: "the Online Communities"), with necessary adjustments as applicable.

Reporting a Privacy Violation.

If you believe that your privacy has been violated during the use of the Website or any of the Online Communities, please contact STARTCH INNOVATION via email at Representatives of STARTCH INNOVATION are at your disposal for any request, response, question, or complaint.

Providing Details and Personal Information to STARTCH INNOVATION

Using the Website does not require registration or providing personal information. However, different areas and sections of the Website, such as registration for membership in STARTCH INNOVATION, registration for various events organized by STARTCH INNOVATION, registration for STARTCH INNOVATION mailing lists and Online Communities, contacting STARTCH INNOVATION via online contact forms available on the Website, and more – may require registration and providing personal information, such as full name, address, phone number, active email address, organizational affiliation, and additional details as necessary.

Fields that are mandatory to fill in will be explicitly marked. Without providing the requested information in the mandatory fields, you will not be able to register in the relevant area on the Website or the Online Community you wish to participate in. You must provide only correct, accurate, and complete information, and you confirm the accuracy of the information you have provided. The details and personal information you provide, as well as additional details about your use of the Website (as detailed in this policy), will be kept by STARTCH INNOVATION.

You are not legally required to provide the details and personal information. Providing them is subject to your consent and free will – however, providing incorrect information, or not providing all the required details, may prevent you from completing the registration or using some of the Website's services, impair the quality of service provided to you, and hinder the ability to contact you if necessary.

We may collect additional information during your contact and correspondence with STARTCH INNOVATION, for example, when you submit requests or inquiries to STARTCH INNOVATION.

When you provide personal information of a third party, you declare that you have received their explicit consent to provide the information to STARTCH INNOVATION, for the purpose of using this information according to this policy.

Information Collected During Use of the Website

When you use the Website or any of the Online Communities, STARTCH INNOVATION may collect information about your habits concerning the use of the Website or the relevant service, including content you uploaded or published, information you read, the pages you viewed, the services that interested you, the location of your computer, and the IP address from which you accessed the Website or the relevant service, the type of operating system you use, the type of device you have, and more. Additionally, STARTCH INNOVATION may collect and use third-party services to collect and analyze anonymous, statistical, or aggregated information (aggregative) related to the use mentioned, including information about your activities on the Website.

Social Networks and Personal Information You Share

STARTCH INNOVATION provides users of the Website with tools to share and link content from the Website via social networks and various online services. Some of the Online Communities of STARTCH INNOVATION may also be managed through third-party online platforms. Please note that the use of such social networks and online services is external and separate from the Website and is subject to the privacy practices of those services. This policy does not apply to the activities of these social networks or any online service operated by a third party.

The Website and the Online Communities may also include content submitted for publication by users of the Website and other participants. This content may include personal information. Be aware that the content you upload to the Website or the relevant community is not private or confidential, and you should not expect any privacy concerning it. You should exercise caution and use discretion when providing personal information that could identify you or others.

Use of Information

The details and personal information you provide and the information that STARTCH INNOVATION collects during your use of the Website or any of its services will be used in accordance with this policy or by law, for the following purposes:

To allow you to use the Website, the content included in it, and the services it offers, including registration and active participation in the sections of the Website and the Online Communities; To identify you during repeated logins to areas requiring registration and to save you from entering your details each time; To improve and enrich the services and content on the Website, including creating new services and content that meet users' requirements and expectations, as well as changing or canceling existing services and content. The information that will be used by STARTCH INNOVATION for this purpose will mainly be statistical information that does not identify you personally; To allow you to customize the services on the Website to your preferences; To send you information from time to time about the Website's services and content, activities related to it and STARTCH INNOVATION, surveys, newsletters, etc. Such information may be promotional and may be sent to you via text messages (SMS), emails, or other electronic means, as detailed in the terms of use of the Website; To contact you when STARTCH INNOVATION believes it is necessary; For analysis, control, and providing statistical information to third parties. This information will not personally identify you; For the proper operation and development of the Website and STARTCH INNOVATION's Online Communities; To enforce the terms of use of the Website, to comply with legal requirements, regulations, or legislation, and to assist authorized authorities and any third party when STARTCH INNOVATION believes in good faith that it must do so; For any other purpose detailed in this Privacy Policy or the terms of use.


Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

STARTCH INNOVATION will not disclose your personal information and the details collected about your activities to third parties, except in the following cases:

As necessary for the proper provision of the Website's or the Online Community's services; If you violate the terms of use of the Website, or if you perform, through the Website or in connection with it, actions that are perceived by STARTCH INNOVATION as contrary to the law or an attempt to perform such actions; If STARTCH INNOVATION receives a judicial order or a demand from an authorized authority instructing it to provide your details or information about you to a third party; In any dispute, claim, lawsuit, demand, or legal proceedings, if any, between you and STARTCH INNOVATION and/or anyone on its behalf; In any case where STARTCH INNOVATION believes that providing the information is necessary to prevent serious harm to your body or property or to the body or property of a third party; STARTCH INNOVATION may transfer your details and the information collected as a result of your use of the Website to companies or other organizations associated with STARTCH INNOVATION, provided that they use this information only according to this policy; For providing and sharing anonymous, aggregated, and statistical information with companies or other organizations associated with STARTCH INNOVATION and with suppliers, business partners, advertisers, and any third party, at STARTCH INNOVATION's sole discretion. STARTCH INNOVATION will not knowingly disclose your identity to them without your consent; If STARTCH INNOVATION organizes its activities or the activities of the Website within a different framework and if it changes its legal structure, including if it transfers the Website's activities or any part thereof to a third party – it will be entitled to transfer a copy of the information stored about you to the new entity, provided that the new entity undertakes towards you the provisions of this policy; According to your explicit request. Where is the Information Stored?

The information that STARTCH INNOVATION collects is stored in its database, hosted by server hosting and backup providers, which may also be located outside the borders of Israel. Additional information, as detailed in this policy, is collected and stored by other companies (such as statistical companies, etc.). These companies can also store the information outside the borders of the country. Your consent to this policy also constitutes consent to store the information abroad and transfer it outside the borders of Israel.


STARTCH INNOVATION may use 'cookies' on the Website for its regular and proper operation, including to collect statistical data about the use of the Website, verify details, adapt the Website to your personal preferences, for information security purposes, and more.

'Cookies' are text files that your browser creates per a command from the Website's computers. Some cookies expire when you close the browser, and others are stored on the hard drive of your terminal device. The cookies can contain various information such as the pages you visited, the time you spent on the Website, where you came to the Website from, sections, information you seek to see when entering the Website, and more.

STARTCH INNOVATION also uses cookies from third parties, including Google Analytics, Google's advertising services, and social networks like Facebook. These cookies are intended for displaying ads about products or services based on your various activities across the internet and other websites and services you visited (a method known as Retargeting). Additionally, cookies originating from Facebook are intended to display information on the Website that originates from Facebook, mark content you 'liked,' recommend other content that may interest you, and more.

For more information about the types of cookies Google or its affiliates collect and how they use these files, see more in Google's information center.

For more information about the use of cookies by Facebook or its affiliates, see more in Facebook's cookies policy.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can avoid this by changing your browser settings. To do so, consult your browser's help file. In some of the services mentioned above, you can request to remove yourself from collecting cookies about you (via "Opt-Out").

Remember, however, that disabling cookies may cause you to be unable to use some of the services and features on the Website or other websites. Additionally, you can delete the cookies on your computer at any time. It is suggested that you do so only if you are convinced that you do not want the Website to be tailored to your preferences or share information about your activities on the Website with third parties.

Information Security

STARTCH INNOVATION places great importance on information security in its systems. To safeguard the information, it operates systems, applications, and procedures for information security, designed to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss, or unauthorized access to information.

However, there is no certainty that these applications completely guarantee that personal information will not be disclosed or stolen from the databases. Therefore, STARTCH INNOVATION does not guarantee, and you cannot reasonably expect, that the services and information systems used by STARTCH INNOVATION will be immune from unauthorized access to the information stored in them. By using the Website and its services, you are aware and agree to these limitations.

Right to Review Information

According to the Privacy Protection Law, 1981, every person has the right to review by themselves, or by their authorized proxy in writing, or by a guardian, the information about them held in a database. A person who has reviewed the information about them and found it incorrect, incomplete, unclear, or not up-to-date, may request the database owner to correct or delete the information. If the database owner refuses, they must notify the requester in the manner and form prescribed by the regulations under the Privacy Protection Law. On refusal by the database owner to allow review or on notification of refusal to correct or delete information, the information requester may appeal in the manner and form prescribed by the regulations.

Note that deleting information may prevent you from continuing to receive services from the Website and result in the cancellation of your registration on the Website. Information necessary for STARTCH INNOVATION – including documentation of actions you performed on the Website – will continue to be stored by STARTCH INNOVATION by law, but it will no longer be used for contacting you. If within 30 days you do not receive a notification that the information you requested STARTCH INNOVATION to delete has indeed been deleted according to this section, you are entitled to appeal to the court in the manner prescribed by the regulations under the Privacy Protection Law, to instruct STARTCH INNOVATION to act as stated.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

STARTCH INNOVATION may change the terms of the privacy policy from time to time. If material changes are made to the policy, a notice will be published on the homepage of the Website 30 days before the changes take effect. If other, non-material changes are made to the policy, a notice will be published on the homepage of the Website 7 days before they take effect – unless changes are made to the policy following any law or the demand of an authorized authority, in which case the changes will take effect according to the law or the demand as mentioned. Continuing to use the Website after the policy changes indicate your acceptance of the updated policy. If you do not agree with the updated policy, you must cease further use of the Website.

You can review the current policy at any time by clicking the appropriate link on the Website.

Last updated: 16.6.24

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