THESTARTUPORTAL (the “Partnership”) is a limited partnership between EXERTE PARTNERS LIMITED and 9A VENTURES LIMITED, aiming to support the Cyprus Startup Ecosystem and educate entrepreneurs that wish to establish business in Cyprus. EXERTE PARTNERS LIMITED is the controller and responsible for any personal data collected via the www.thestartuportal.com website and under the name of the TheStartuportal Partnership.
THESTARTUPORTAL Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”) and EXERTE PARTNERS LIMITED (the “Firm”) respect your privacy, is committed to protecting your personal data and will process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and the Law providing for the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and for the Free Movement of such Data of 2018 (Law 125(I)/2018) (the “Law”) and any other applicable Cyprus laws and regulations.
This Privacy Notice describes what personal data the Partnership and the Firm may collect and how they use, store and/or process personal data of clients, employees, applicants for employment with the Partnership or any of its projects, suppliers or other service providers and website visitors.
References in this Privacy Notice to “we”, “us” or “our” are references to the Partnership, and references to “you” and “your” are to the individual/s who is/are providing personal data to us.
This Privacy Notice includes important information regarding your rights with respect to the processing of your personal data and how the law protects you. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Notice very carefully, so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your personal data.
Personal data or personal information under the GDPR and the Law, means any information about an individual from which that individual can be identified.
Depending on the reason for which you communicate with us, we may collect, use, store and transfer the following different kinds of personal data about you:
We may collect your personal data or you may provide such data to us through various means including from information:
How we use your personal data will depend on whether you are a client, a representative of a client, a business contact, someone whose personal data we necessarily process as part of our provision of Services, or otherwise. We may process your personal data for the following purposes:
Our main legal bases for the processing of your personal data are the following:
THESTARTUPORTAL and EXERTE PARTNERS LIMITED does not share, sell, transfer or otherwise disseminate your personal data to third parties and will not do so in future, unless required by law, unless required for the purpose of a contract or unless you have given explicit consent to do so. For instance, we may share your personal data with:
All of the above third parties have access to your personal data only for processing in accordance with our instructions and are obliged not to disclose or use information for any other purpose.
PERSONAL DATA ABOUT OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHICH YOU PROVIDE TO US:
If you provide us with personal data about other individuals, you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose such personal data to us and that you have provided the relevant data subject of all mandatory data privacy notifications and information under the GDPR and applicable legislation and regulations, to include a notification as to their legal rights as data subjects. For that purpose, you must also ensure that the individual concerned is aware of the contents of the present Privacy Notice, as those matters relate to that individual, to include our identity, how to contact us, the purposes of collection of the data, how we may use and/or share the data and his/her relevant rights.
Under GDPR you have the right to:
Please contact us in writing using the contact details mentioned in Section 10 below if you would like to action any of your rights above. You should note that these rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled (or required) to refuse requests where exceptions apply.
NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Your contact information and personal data are stored securely, using mixture of encryption, password protection and servers/cloud back-ups all kept with multiple lock protection.
THESTARTUPORTAL and EXERTE PARTNERS LIMITED takes all of the necessary, appropriate, technical and organizational security measures including physical, electronic and procedural measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, misuses, altered, disclosed or destruct. For instance, your data is saved in a secure operating environment which is not accessible to the public. We restrict access to your personal data at our offices so that only those officers and/or employees agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know have access to your data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
Please be aware that you should also take care with how you handle and disclose your personal data and should avoid sending personal data through insecure email.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice and as long as we have a lawful reason to do so. This will mean that we shall retain your personal data for 6 (six) months following the end of our business relationship with you.
In many cases this will mean that we shall retain your personal data for the same period as we retain your files or a copy of your files. In addition, we shall retain information obtained to meet our obligations under the applicable laws (including but not limited to the data retention obligations inherent in Cyprus tax laws) as well as for any period required in order to protect our interests in the case of claims or disputes or for the purposes of court proceedings. Longer retention periods may be appropriate where, for example, specific legal or public interest archival reasons apply, such as the need to carry out conflict checks.
A “cookie” is an element of data that can be sent to your browser. Your browser may then store it on your system based on the preferences you have set on your browser. Cookies gather information about your operating system including, but not limited to, browser type, and Internet Protocol (IP) address. THESTARTUPORTAL website uses this information to analyze the traffic on our website. It is not our intention to use such information to personally identify a user. You have the option to configure your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Further, you have the option to block all cookies. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Please note, however, that if you refuse or otherwise block cookies you may not be able to use all of the functionality available on our website.
Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and we are not responsible for their content, privacy statements policies or practices. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review, THESTARTUPORTAL and EXERTE PARTNERS LIMITED reserves the right to change its Privacy Notice at any time with or without prior notice. From time to time, we may need to change and/or updated this Privacy Notice in line with changes as to how we process personal data. We will publish any new version of the Privacy Notice on our Website and we will inform you on these changes and where appropriate, will provide you with a copy of our updated Privacy Notice.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during our relationship.
By using THESTARTUPORTAL’s Website and/or Services you agree to this Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on 18/06/2019
If you have any queries about this Privacy Notice or how we process your personal data, you may contact us at +357 22333048, or at [email protected] or by post at Data Protection, THESTARTUPORTAL, 35-37 Evagorou str. & Vasilissis Freiderikis corner, 1066 Nicosia, Cyprus.