Information We Collect
When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:
Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, register an account with us or submit an application to us.
Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Ko through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Ko may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Ko affiliates, agents or service providers. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the characteristics of businesses that apply to or are accepted by Ko, and we may publish or otherwise disclose such aggregated information.
Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Site, Ko may conduct research on the characteristics of such users, including but not limited to user demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Ko may publish or otherwise disclose such aggregated information. This aggregate information does not identify you personally.
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Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information
- If you provide Personal Data in order to create a username and profile, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such those components of the Site that require a username (including the Ko application process and the Ko Newsletter), to administer your access to the Site (e.g., sending a replacement password to the email address you provided to us) and to monitor your use of the Site.
- If you provide Personal Data to attend an event, we will use your Personal Data to give you access to that event and track the attendees of the event.
- If you are an investor and are signing up to attend a Demo Day, you will be asked to provide certain Personal Data and other information that we will use to manage and administer your participation in Demo Day-related activities (e.g., collecting and ranking your likes, scheduling meetings with companies, etc.).
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information
In addition to the disclosures described above, there are certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Business Transfers: In the event of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
Agents, Contractors and Other Third Parties: Ko, like many businesses, sometimes hires others to perform certain functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information and maintaining databases. When we employ or engage others to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function under appropriate confidentiality obligations.
Legal Requirements: Ko may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Ko or individuals associated with Ko, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
If you create a username for the Site, please also note that your username, how long ago you created your account, your karma, and any information included in the “About” field in your profile (including stories, favorites, comments associated with your username and any information you include in that field) will be viewable by the public in your publicly accessible profile page. Please note that we have no obligation to delete any of stories, favorites or comments listed in your profile or otherwise remove their association with your profile or username.
You can visit the Site without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain components of the Site.
Links to Other Web Sites
Ko takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Ko via the Internet.
Other Terms and Conditions
Access to Information; Contacting Ko
To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Site.
You may contact us at: email@example.com
Subject to the exceptions described below, if you submit an application to Kocelerator, we will not share the specific contents of your application, other than for the purpose of evaluating your application. When we share your application for such evaluation purposes, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that those evaluators (whether within or outside of Ko) agree to treat your application confidentially.
We may use your application, and all information or materials included in your application, for any Ko-related purpose. This includes, without limitation:
- Compiling and publishing aggregated statistics regarding technology, companies, founders, investors, etc.
- Tracking applicants, founders, investments, companies and application trends.
General Information Included in Your Applications
Due to the large number of applications and related materials that we receive and review, and the similarity of much of the information provided in such applications, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any general information, knowledge or other materials (including without limitation any information generally known in your industry) included in or provided with your application. Any such general information or knowledge in applications or related materials you submit to Ko may be used or disclosed by us or any person with whom we share your application for any purpose and in any manner.
Maintenance of Applications
After the application process has ended, we may retain your application and the information contained therein. If you have questions or concerns about your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ko does not knowingly collect Personal Data, or accept applications, from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data or applications through the Site.