Databell - Privacy & Cookies Policy

Last updated on Jan 17, 2022

Your privacy is important to Databell. We have developed a Privacy and Cookies Policy that covers the information Databell collects and stores, how Databell uses personal information, how Databell shares, transfers or discloses, your information. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions.

We will not use or share your personal information with anyone except as described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy & Cookies Policy have the meaning given them in our Terms of Service.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information made available by users of the Databell Services.

The use of the Databell Services is governed by the Terms of Service (“Terms of Services”) available at https://databell.vc/terms/.

1. Databell and How to Contact Us

This is a legal agreement (“Agreement”) between You (the “User”) and Databell Technologies, Inc (“Databell”), for use of any of the Databell Services.

Databell Technologies, Inc. (doing business as Databell) is the Controller (for the purposes of the GDPR) of your Personal Data (referred to as either “Databell”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy & Cookies Policy). Our address is 1151 Walker Road Ste 118, Dover, DE 19904.

If you have questions about this agreement, please contact privacy@databell.vc and we will address your concerns.

2. Information that We Collect

Databell uses Personal Data we collect to provide the Services, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, analyze how the Services are used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track user content and users as necessary to comply with all applicable laws.

2.1 Information You Directly Provide to Us

There are many occasions when you provide information that may enable us to identify you personally (“Personal Data”) while using the Services. The Personal Data we may collect from you is outlined in the table below.

Category of data Elements
Identity data First name, last name, email, username, picture.
Contact data Email and Business address.
Online profiles data Twitter, Angellist, Crunchbase, Linkedin profiles.
Content data General startup information, founding team composition, monthly startup updates, investor voting activity and feedback.
Marketing preferences data Preferences on the frequency and type of the communications that you expect to receive.
Behavioral data Data collected by us to understand how you consume the Databell services.
Technical data Technical data about your IP, type of device, browser and in general technical specifications of how you consume the Databell Services.

2.2 Cookies

Cookies are necessary to use Databell.vc.

A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier in the form of a text file that is inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer’s hard drive.

  • Databell.vc uses cookies to record current session information, but does not use permanent cookies. You are required to re-login to your Databell account after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

  • Databell.com uses three types of cookies, none of them can be used to collect your personal data, they only save your last status at Databell to improve your experience next time you visit the platform:

  1. A session cookie that Databell.com uses to enable sessions. Every time you log in we send to your browser a cookie with a special identifier that your browser sends back to us with subsequent requests so that you do not need to provide your login and password with each request.
  • In addition, Databell uses cookies to understand how you use our service and to improve your experience. You can allow these cookies or refuse them the first time you land in Databell. If you take no action or refuse the use of these cookies, they will not be used by Databell. If you do not enable your browser to accept Databell cookies, you may not be able to use Databell.com.

  • We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and similar technologies, to track your use of the Site or to track your response to email messages that we send you in connection with the Sites or Services. Web beacons (sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a way for us to deliver a small graphic image (usually inDatabell) on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Databell may use web beacons to improve your experience on the Site, including to provide you with content customized to your interests and to understand whether users read email messages and click on links contained within those messages so that the Site can deliver relevant content. Our web beacons may collect some contact information (for example, the email address associated with an email message that contains a web beacon).

  • We use analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Applications on your mobile devices. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from.

  • Databell does not use cookies for the purpose of sharing your identity with third party services.

How can I disable cookies?
  • You can typically reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.

  • If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Services and some features of the Service may not function properly. For example, we may not be able to recognise your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Services.

  • Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.

2.3 Log Data

The Databell Services contain functions for collecting and tracking non-personally identifiable information about you including your IP address, domain name, pages that were viewed, where you were referred from, and technical information such as locale preferences, browser type and operating system from Your Equipment as defined in the Databell Terms of Service.

2.4 Meta Data, Blind Data, Non-private or Non-Personal Information

Databell will get access and use meta level data generated during the creation of your sources, datasets, models, and predictions. This data is collected with the only purpose of improving our service over time. For example, we measure how much time submitting each update takes, the number of each type of votes, the change from period to period of your updates or the performance of the aggregate score of your company, but we never inspect or access any detail of your updates, club activity or specific votes.

3. How we use the information that we collect

  • To deliver to you any administrative notices, alerts and communications relevant to your use of the Databell Services;

  • To communicate with you concerning your account for an informational, as opposed to promotional, purpose.

  • To display your Personal Information in your account page and elsewhere on the Databell Services

  • In certain situations, we may use or share your User Information: (a) to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; (b) in order to investigate, prevent, defend against, or take other action regarding violations of our Terms of Service, illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the legal rights or physical safety of any person or the security of our network, Sites or Services; (c) to respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third parties; (d) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our Sites users or the general public; (e) or as otherwise required by law.

  • To send you system alert messages to let you know about temporary or permanent changes to our Services including planned outages, new features offered, version updates, point releases, major releases, abuse warnings, changes to our Privacy Policy and possibly other documents and agreements.

  • To help enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and applicable law.

  • We may outsource some tasks to affiliated companies or third parties and may share your User Information with those companies or third parties if reasonably necessary to enable them to assist in fulfilling the requests you make or the transactions you conduct via the Sites, including the operation of certain Site functions and Services that require access to information you supply online. In such cases, if such affiliated companies or third parties acting on our behalf are given access to the User Information you have supplied to us, we require that the companies abide by our privacy policy and institute safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your information.

  • Analyzing User Behavior. We may use your information for internal analysis such as analyzing user behavior in aggregate for research.

  • Technical Information. When you visit our Sites, we may collect technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on our Site. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues, or it may be analyzed to improve our web design and functionality.

  • Mobile Information. When you use the mobile versions of our Sites, we may collect the unique device identifier assigned to that device by phone makers, carriers, or makers of the operating system (the “Device ID”). Device IDs allow Databell and other app developers to uniquely identify your device for purposes of storing application preferences and other data. We may use your Device ID for security purposes. For example, if you have activated a feature that limits access to a Service from a specific device, our systems will access the Device ID from each device you attempt to access the Service with to determine if the device is the specific authorized device. Additionally, we may use Device IDs to monitor suspicious activity. For example, if we detect that a single account on a Site is being accessed from multiple devices, as determined by tracking the Device IDs that access an account, we may contact the user to ensure that such access has been authorized by the user.

  • User Feedback. Any feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or the like that you send to Databell will be treated as being non-confidential and nonproprietary, and Databell will be free to use such information for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services incorporating the information.

  • Change of Control. If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, or in the event of a merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including, without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us. Such third parties will assume responsibility for the User Information collected by us in connection with our business operations or through our Sites and such third parties will assume the rights and obligations regarding such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

4. Storage of your data

The Services are maintained in the United States of America. Personal Data that you provide us may be stored, processed and accessed by us, our staff, sub-contractors and third parties with whom we share Personal Data in the United States of America or elsewhere inside or outside of the EU for the purposes described in this policy. We may also store Personal Data in locations outside the direct control of Databell (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). Although we welcome users from all over the world, by accessing the Services and providing us with your Personal Data, you consent to and authorize the export of Personal Data to the United States and its storage and use as specified in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. Note the laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive or protective as laws in the country where you live.

5. Ownership of your data and changes to your User Information

Your data belongs to you, and you can remove it anytime you want. To cancel your Databell account, log into your account, navigate to your account settings, navigate to your plan subscription, and click “Cancel”.

If you ask us to delete your account, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove your data from our servers. Despite such removal, portions of your data may remain on our production and back-up servers indefinitely.

If you wish to access User Information that you have submitted to us or to request the correction of any inaccurate information you have submitted to us, you may correct certain information via your user account. Alternatively, you can send an email that includes your contact information to support@databell.vc to request any corrections to your User Information.

5. Security

  • We guard your privacy to the best of our ability and work hard to protect your information from unauthorized access.

  • You also need to follow some security practices:

  • You must keep your username and password and not disclose it to any third party.

  • Due to the sensitive nature of your Data, we do not resend forgotten passwords. Users must follow online instructions to reset their passwords if they forget them.

  • Account passwords are encrypted. Databell personnel cannot see your passwords. We can only reset them.

  • To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Databell employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

  • We employ a number of physical and electronic security measures to protect our users’ information from both internal and external unauthorized access.

  • The personal data that you send to register or the data that you input, post, transmit, stream, or upload to the Databell Services is encrypted and sent over a secure channel using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the standard for secure Internet network connections.

  • Databell employees are prohibited from viewing the content of the updates or investor activity that you store in your Databell Account.

  • We have a strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except for the reasons stated in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

  • Even if Databell is very concerned and sensitive to the confidentiality of your information and uses the best security measures to both protect the Databell Services and keep your information as safe as possible, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Databell strives to protect your personal information, Databell cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  • Should a breach of security occur, Databell will make any legally required disclosures of the breach as soon as possible, while still taking into account any legitimate needs of law enforcement or measures necessary to restore the security and integrity of our system. Any notification of breach will occur in a private email correspondence with affected members or in a highly Databell forum within the Databell Inc interface itself.

  • If you have any questions, or encounter any issues, please contact us at security@databell.com.

6. Privacy of Children under sixteen

The Service is not directed to or otherwise promoted for use by children under the age of sixteen (16). Databell does not knowingly collect or use any personal information of users of the Databell Services who are under the age of sixteen (16). If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 16 we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@databell.vc.

7. Changes to Our Privacy & Cookies Policy

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy & Cookies Policy at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this page. You should review this Privacy & Cookies Policy regularly for changes. You can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy & Cookies Policy means you consent to such changes.

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 your relationship with us.