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Data protection

The protection of your personal data is central to Startnext’s concern. The present information concerning the protection of individual and personal data aims at showing you how these data will be dealt with and how you will be able to exchange them with other users.

The data you give while registering can be seen on your profile page. They include:

  • Your user’s name or your full name
  • Your town
  • Your country

It is for you to decide whether you want the following data is to be visible for other Startnext members.

  • Age

Besides the data you have to give during registration, you can also add information, to allow other Startnext members to know you better. It is up to you.

  • Biography
  • Website
  • Facebook profile
  • Twitter profile
  • Personal photograph

Your personal data will not be transmitted outside Startnext.com, except if you have given your agreement for publishing or transferring them, or if we are compelled to give them (e.g. by court injunction). For example, you will have to give your agreement if you want us to transmit you mail address to receive a thank-you gift after supporting a project. In such case, we will transmit the delivery address to the starter so that he can send you your thank-you gift.

As a registered user, your profile is also visible by all Startnext users. This profile is accessible to search engines (e.g. full name or user’s name depending on the setting chosen, town, country or any information you have freely decided to publish online).

Startnext uses your e-mail address to send you information as well as your correspondence with or contributors. You can objet to this in the settings of your profile at any moment.

As a starter, we keep all the projects you have initiated and show them on your public profile. As a supporter, all the projects you have been interested in and supported will appear on your profile page. The amount of your support is only communicated to the starter, on a protected area of the platform, after the successful realization of the project. He has also access to the thank-you gift you have chosen and can download this list in CSV format.

While you are on Startnext, some of your actions will be recorded in activity stream. It is presented to other users on your profile page and, momentarily, on the homepage (e.g. blogs, project launching, becoming fan of a project, supporting a project, registering on Startnext, comment on a project). The actions linked with the projects you are interested in will appear on your own streamline.

You can revoke the agreement concerning the use of your personal data at any moment. All the data on Startnext can be found at any moment on your profile or in "settings". You can modify or suppress them yourself.

If one day you do not wish to be a Startnext member any longer, all the recorded data will be erased on the day Startnext will receive the information.

We strive to guarantee maximum respect of the legal provisions in force; however, no protection of electronic data is completely secure forever. Therefore, we wish to underline the fact that the data you have freely published on our site can be used by other people, in spite of our constant efforts and extreme care. Startnext cannot be held legally responsible for such disclosure of personal data or information due to data transmission errors or hacking.

As numerous reputable companies, we use so-called (temporary or permanent) "cookies" to make our site as welcoming and agreeable as possible. Cookies are small text files allowing to recognize the user so that he does not need to identify at each connection. Besides, we also use cookies for anonymous analyses and statistics. The new blog articles and projects since the last connection are visible at the top of the webpage.

Startnext reserves the right to modify the present declaration of data protection at any moment, respecting the legal provisions concerning personal data.


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    Google Analytics

    This webpage uses Google Analytics. This service is proposed by Google Inc. and analyses the webpages. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies": text files which are recorded on your computer and allow an analysis of the way you use our webpage. The data recorded by these cookies concerning the way you use our webpage (including your IP address) are stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use such information to analyze your use of the website on behalf of the website’s owner so as to propose other services related to your use of the site. Besides, Google is entitled to transmit the information in case of legal injunction or if third parties analyze and evaluate these data for them. On no account is Google allowed to transmit your IP address along with other data they store. You can prevent the installation of cookies in the settings of your browser software. However, we inform you that in such case you will not have access to all the functions of this webpage. By using our webpage, you are giving your agreement to Google’s use of your data in the context defined above.

    Use of the Facebook plugins

    The plugins of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"), are used on our webpages.
    If you are using one of our webpages equipped with such plugins, they will automatically establish connection with the servers. Facebook is thus informed of the webpages you have consulted. If you are registered as a Facebook member, it will appear on your Facebook profile pageand member account. If you use a function linked with a plugin (e.g. "I love" button or comment), the data will also appear on your Facebook profile. You can deactivate the plugin to avoid the transmission of the data.

    More detailed information on the terms of use on Facebook, as well as on rights and data protection, can be found in the pages dealing with data protection.


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      About Startnext

      Startnext is the largest crowdfunding platform for creative and sustainable ideas, projects and startups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Artists, creative people, inventors and social entrepreneurs present their ideas and fund them with the support of many people.

      Startnext statistics

      34,715,936 € funded by the crowd
      4,146 successful projects
      705.000 users


      Is important to us, so we adhere to these standards:

      • Privacy protection under german law
      • Safe payments with SSL
      • Secure transactions by our trustee secupay AG
      • Verification of the starters under german law

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