Privacy Policy

Last update: December 4th 2023

SPARKER is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") As set by the European Union's data protection laws.

This privacy notice describes how SPARKER uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website or when you subscribe and use our SparkerHub digital Platform.

Use of our website

(www.sparker-hub.com

What data do we collect and how? 

SPARKER collects your name and email address when you submit a form to contact us on our website. 

How will we use your data? 

We use your name and email address to contact you, send you a newsletter, respond to your request, and offer our services. Your data is used only for internal purposes and is not sold to any third-party organization. 

How do we store your data? 

Your data is stored using the services of a professional Customer Relationship Management tool named Zoho (https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html) which is fully secured and compliant with the GDPR law. 

Cookies 

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology 

What types of cookies do we use? 

We use Google Analytics to analyze visitors’ behavior and performance of our website. 

How to manage cookies 

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result. 

Use of Sparker digital platform

(https://app.sparker-hub.com/

As a SPARKER customer, you (“the user”) may subscribe to and use our digital platform under the name of SparkerHub as part of our services. 

Our digital platform privacy policy forms part of the Terms of Use that every user has to agree upon during registration to the service. Please click on the hyperlink to read this document.

SparkerHub web application collects data about users and their companies. The next section provides information on any data that we collect and how we use it.

What data do we collect and how do we use it? 

Data Category What data do we collect? How will we use your data? 
User Data Name, email, skills, country of residence, company name, language spoken, name of company, professional networking profile linksWe use this data to communicate with you, to deliver our service and to search for specific skills and expertise in the community
Startup Data We ask startup users to provide diverse information about their Startup
 
We use this data to perform searches within our platform and match the interest of all stakeholders who are subscribing to our services
Investors DataWe ask investors to provide diverse information about their fund and investment thesis

Basic data such as Name, website, investment stage, investment thesis, geography focus is visible to subscribing users.

All other data remains fully confidential.

We use this data to perform searches within our platform and match the interest of all stakeholders who are subscribing to our services.

Corporate Clients DataWe ask corporates to provide diverse information about their company, industry sector, areas of interest and services they are willing to provide to startups

Basic data such as Name, website, geography focus, services they are willing to provide to startups is visible to subscribing users.

All other data remains confidential.

We use this data to perform searches within our platform and match the interest of all stakeholders who are subscribing to our services.
 

Private NotesWe provide a service to take and save notes within the platformThese notes are used for enhanced scouting experience. They remain confidential and only visible by the organization of the user that have taken it.
Challenge Application Form Startups applying for a startup challenge are requested to submit a form with specific questions related to the challengeThis data remains internal to Sparker. We use this data to evaluate the application for challenges.

 

How do we collect your data? 

We collect the data that you provide directly to Sparker through our digital platform when you: 

  • Register online. 
  • Fill in your account user profile. 
  • Fill in a challenge application form.
  • Fill in your company information.

How do we store your data? 

The data we collect is securely saved and processed by SPARKER in accordance with GDPR law. We use AWS services.

Changes to our privacy notice

Sparker keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. 

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Our Company’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: contact@sparker-hub.com