Privacy Policy

Welcome to Startup Talent, where your privacy and security are our top priorities. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you engage with our remote Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Employer of Record (EOR) services.

By using our services, you agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


Information We Collect

We collect following information to deliver our services effectively:

Personal Information: This includes your name, contact details, job role, and other identifiers essential for our services.

Payment Information: If you make payments, we collect payment card details and other financial information to process transactions securely.

Employment Details: We may collect employment-related data such as job history and qualifications to facilitate our PEO and EOR services.

Website Usage Data: Information about your interactions with our website, such as IP address, browser type, pages viewed, and the date and time of your visit.


How We Use Your Information

We use your information for the following purposes:

Service Delivery: Providing PEO and EOR services, including payroll management, benefits administration, and employment compliance.

Communication: Responding to inquiries, offering customer support, and sending important service-related notifications.

Legal Compliance: Complying with legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing agreements.


Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell, trade, or share your personal information with external parties. Trusted third parties supporting our operations agree to maintain confidentiality.


Data Security

We, at Startup Talent, use the latest technologies and best security practices to protect your personal information and data from unauthorized third-party access. Encryption protocols and regular security updates are part of our commitment to your data security.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy, with changes taking effect immediately upon posting on our website. Regularly reviewing this page ensures awareness of our latest privacy practices.


What Personal Data We Collect

At Startup Talent, safeguarding your privacy is our utmost priority. We collect and utilize Personal Data responsibly and transparently to enhance your experience with our Services. Personal Data is crucial for tailoring our services, ensuring account security, analyzing user behavior, and complying with legal obligations. Below, we detail the categories of Personal Data we collect and what they encompass:

Identity Data: This includes your first name, surname, usernames, and other identifiers, along with sensitive information like social security numbers and passwords. We may also collect images and signatures to personalize your interactions with us.

Contact Data: We gather your addresses, both home and work, email addresses, and phone numbers. Ensuring we can reach you effectively is vital to providing seamless service.

Professional Background Data: Details about your educational and professional journey, job preferences, and recommendations. This category covers everything from your resumes and CVs to your interests in specific job opportunities.

Online Presence Data: Links to your social media profiles and personal websites, offering a glimpse into your online presence and activities.

Financial Data: Information about your financial status, including bank account details and payment card information. We handle this data with the utmost care and in compliance with industry standards.

Transaction Data: Details about your payments, subscriptions, and services purchased through us, as well as your interactions with third parties, including credit history.

Content Data: Any content you share on our platform, such as profiles, questions, answers, and comments. We respect your contributions and handle them securely.

Marketing and Communications Data: Your preferences regarding marketing materials and communication channels. We retain email correspondence to enhance our customer support services.

Behavioral Data: Insights derived from your online behavior, helping us understand your interests. This information is crucial for improving our services and tailoring offerings to your preferences.

Technical Data: Information about your devices and online activities, including IP addresses, browser types, and operating systems. We use this data for troubleshooting and enhancing your online experience.

Rest assured, your trust in us is valued, and we handle your Personal Data with the utmost care and respect for your privacy.


How We Use Your Personal Data and Why

At Startup Talent, we handle your Personal Data with utmost care and precision, utilizing it purposefully to enhance your experience. The core objectives guiding our use of Personal Data include:

Tailoring Your Experience:
We employ your data to provide and enhance our Services, ensuring they meet your needs. This encompasses managing your account, delivering customer support, and authenticating your logins.

Empowering Your Search:
For our talent-related Services, we leverage your information to surface pertinent job opportunities. This involves including you in candidate searches and aligning your skills and interests with suitable positions on our platform.
Ensuring Secure Transactions:
Your data is crucial for closing investments and processing payments securely. We use it to protect against potential money laundering and fraudulent transactions, ensuring the integrity of our business operations.

Continuous Improvement:
We analyze user behavior and market trends, employing this insight to refine our Services continually. Research and development efforts are focused on enhancing user experience, troubleshooting issues, and identifying areas for improvement.

Responsive Communication:
Effective communication is essential. We use your data to respond to queries, provide technical updates, and address your requests promptly. Tailored communications based on your activity and interactions are also sent, ensuring you stay informed about relevant opportunities and investments.

Strengthening Security Measures:
Maintaining a secure environment is paramount. We employ your data to verify accounts, monitor suspicious activities, and investigate potential violations of our terms and policies. This stringent approach ensures the operational and data security of our website and Services.

Compliance and Protection:
We adhere to legal obligations and protect our business interests. Your data may be used as necessary to comply with laws, regulations, or legal processes. This could include activities related to acquisitions, mergers, or business sales, safeguarding your interests and ours.

The Importance of Your Cooperation:
Your cooperation is vital. Failure to provide necessary Personal Data, especially when required by law or to fulfill a contract, may hinder our ability to deliver Services. In such cases, we may be constrained from providing certain functionalities, ensuring the integrity of our Services remains intact.


How We Use Cookies And Other Tracking Or Profiling Technologies

Startup Talent values your privacy and aims to provide you with a seamless, tailored online experience. To achieve this, we employ various technologies, including cookies, log files, clear GIFs, and web beacons, to collect data. Here’s a breakdown of how we use these tools while respecting your anonymity:


Understanding Cookies:

When you visit our Services, small data files known as cookies are sent to your computer. These cookies help us identify your browser, enabling faster logins and improving your site navigation. These cookies don’t gather personal information but enhance your browsing experience. Persistent cookies remain after you close your browser, while session cookies disappear upon closure.


Types of Cookies We Use:

Essential Cookies: Vital for providing requested services, ensuring secure logins, and quick page loading.

Functionality Cookies: Customize your experience by remembering login details and site preferences.

Analytics and Performance Cookies: Aggregate data on website traffic and usage patterns to improve our Services efficiently.

Targeted and Advertising Cookies: Tailor advertisements based on your interests, enhancing your interaction with our site.

Social Media Cookies: Record interactions via social sharing buttons, optimizing ad content and building targeted audiences.

Managing Cookies:
You can adjust your browser settings to reject cookies, though this might impact the functionality of our Services. For detailed guidance, check your browser’s settings. Refusing cookies could necessitate logging in each visit and limit certain features.


Additional Tracking Technologies:

Log Files: Automatically recorded by your browser, these files include information like web requests, IP addresses, and pages viewed.
Clear GIFs (Web Beacons): Anonymous tools tracking online patterns and email interactions, improving our reporting and user experience.

Third-Party Services:
We utilize third-party services like Google Analytics to comprehend Service usage. These services adhere to their respective privacy policies, ensuring your data is handled responsibly.

Google User Data:
If you link your Google profile, we access specific account details, such as your name and email address, to enhance our services. This data remains confidential and is solely used to provide you with the expected service.

Do Not Track Signals:
Presently, we don’t respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers. If this changes, we’ll update this Privacy & Cookies Policy accordingly.

At Startup Talent, we employ these technologies thoughtfully, always respecting your privacy while enhancing your digital interactions with us.


Who We Share Your Personal Data With

At Startup Talent, protecting your privacy is a cornerstone of our commitment to you. We may share your Personal Data with various entities, all in alignment with our shared objectives and obligations. Here’s an overview of these practices:

Our affiliates access your Personal Data to enhance our Services, manage customer relationships, and offer support, including customer liaison and fund advisory services.

Service Providers:
Trusted service providers assist us in maintaining our Services. They support various aspects, including website development, payment processing, analysis, and identity verification, sometimes requiring access to your Personal Data.

Professional Advisers:
Legal, financial, and compliance professionals may review your data when offering services such as consultancy, banking, legal advice, insurance, and accounting.

Legal and Regulatory Entities:
Startup Talent may disclose your Personal Data when complying with legal obligations, responding to orders, or safeguarding the safety and security of individuals. This could involve addressing fraud, technical issues, or protecting our rights and the rights of others, especially during acquisitions or mergers.

Advertisers and Researchers:
Certain users and researchers might access your Personal Data to enhance interactions and conduct market research. We ensure confidentiality obligations are in place for such collaborations.


API Users:

Selected partners may have limited API access to parts of our platform, utilizing functionalities like OAuth and AML/accreditation verifications for potential investors.


Public Visibility and User Content:

Information added to your profile might be publicly visible on the site. If you wish for certain information to remain private, avoid sharing it on our platform. Job Seekers’ information is usually publicly accessible for prospective employers, facilitating candidate discovery.


Corporate Transactions:

In the event of mergers, acquisitions, or similar events, your Personal Data may be transferred as part of the assets involved, ensuring a seamless transition and continuation of services.


Non-Personal Data Sharing:

We might share non-personal data, like anonymous usage patterns, with third parties to help them understand usage trends or for independent research purposes.


Storage and International Data Transfer:

Your information is stored as long as needed for our Services, or as required by law. Startup Talent, including its staff and third-party partners, may process and access your Personal Data in the United States or other locations, both within and outside the EU, based on the provisions in this policy. It must be noted here that U.S. laws may differ from those in your country.

We prioritize your privacy and handle your Personal Data responsibly. Should you have further questions or wish to exercise your rights regarding your data, please refer to the relevant sections in our policies.


How We Protect Your Personal Data

At Startup Talent, we prioritize the protection and confidentiality of your personal information. We employ industry-standard physical, managerial, and technical measures to maintain the security and integrity of your data. Access to your Personal Data is limited to employees and authorized staff members who require it for essential business purposes. These individuals are bound by a strict contractual obligation to maintain confidentiality.

To ensure ongoing effectiveness, we routinely review and update our policies and procedures. Despite our best efforts, it’s important to note that no system can guarantee absolute security. We cannot guarantee that information you transmit to Startup Talent will remain immune from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction due to potential breaches in our safeguards.

In the event of an actual or suspected breach involving Personal Data, Startup Talent has established protocols to respond promptly. If personal information is compromised, affected individuals will be notified through announcements on our Site, within our Services, or via email. You may also have the right to receive this notification in writing, as required by law.

It’s crucial to understand that the security and management of your Personal Data, as outlined in this Privacy & Cookies Policy, depend on responsible user behavior. If you share your login and password information with any third party, including those operating external websites or services, we cannot guarantee the protection, control, or management of your data as outlined in our policies. Your vigilance in safeguarding your login information is essential to ensuring the security of your personal information.


How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please reach out to us at:

Startup Talent


Phone: +1 (510) 992-6917

By engaging with Startup Talent’s services, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.