Privacy Policy

SEIF Privacy Policy

SEIF including its affiliates provide innovative impact entrepreneurs with non-financial and financial support.

Data collection

We only collect personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided to SEIF through this website or by email. SEIF requests identifiable information during the application to a course or program, event or for funding purposes, such as name, title, company address, email address, and telephone, as well as information of startups from website visitors if voluntarily provided by them. Typically, identifying information is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the site
  • Inquire for further information
  • Distribute requested reference materials
  • Submit resumes
  • Apply for non-financial or financial support

SEIF’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless required for course or program enrolment or event applications or for funding purposes. Sensitive information may include any type of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We ask that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature.

Use of data

A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:

  • Participate in “join our mailing list” initiatives
  • Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums
  • Requesting further information
  • Enter quick surveys, quizzes or benchmarking surveys
  • Register for events and conferences
  • Register for courses or programs
  • Register for competitions
  • Register for any non-financial or financial support

When a visitor provides any information to us, we use it in connection with the purposes for which it was provided to us, as stated at the point of collection. No identifiable data is shared with others for secondary or unrelated purposes or shared with a third party other than as described in this statement or otherwise disclosed. If there is an instance where identifiable information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand. SEIF and its affiliates may use data provided by startups or the employees thereof for assessment purposes and may use the outcome of such assessments in anonymized statistics that can also be shared with third parties.

SEIF makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at info@SEIF.org to raise any concerns.

Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific SEIF marketing or other materials, SEIF will not use personal data collected from our websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

Cookies and log files

Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. “Cookies” are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customized website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. It is SEIF’s policy to use cookies to make navigation of our websites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures. Site statistics are compiled by third parties, and therefore your IP address will be passed to third parties for statistical reporting only.

If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites, however, other functionality in the site may be impaired. After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish.

In order to properly manage our website, we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our web masters. This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.

Full details on the cookies in use on our website can be found on the Cookies information page.

Impact Academy Tool

The Impact Academy programs will be enabled and supported by a special web tool. By registering for these events, you as a selected corporate coach explicitly allow SEIF to upload your basic participant information (first name, last name, company, email address) to the tool. Your email address is required to log in to the IT platform but will be neither visible to nor shared with the other participants. After the program the data will be saved by SEIF, if not otherwise indicated, also in case you as an employee will leave the company during the program. It is the duty of the company to share this information with SEIF. SEIF and its affiliates may use data provided by startups or the employees thereof for assessment purposes and may use the outcome of such assessments in anonymized statistics that can also be shared with third parties. The IT platform is provided by Visible Solutions AG.

SEIF Awards

The SEIF Awards will be enabled and supported by a special web tool. By registering for this competition, you as an applicant allow SEIF to upload your full applicant information to the tool. Your email address is required to log in to the IT platform but will be neither visible to nor shared with the other applicants. After the program the data will be saved by SEIF, if not otherwise indicated, also in case you as an employee will leave the company during the program. It is the duty of the applicant to share this information with SEIF. SEIF and its affiliates may use data provided by startups or the employees thereof for assessment purposes and may use the outcome of such assessments in anonymized statistics that can also be shared with third parties. Information about the startup including their contact details may only be shared to external parties with the written consent of the startup (including but not limited to investment purposes, in which case a standard brokerage charge may apply). The IT platform is provided by Visible Solutions AG.

Third party links

There are several places throughout the website that may link to other websites that do not operate under SEIF.org. When you follow links to other websites, SEIF’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Security

SEIF has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. SEIF’s policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms. This policy is also required for any fulfilment agents of our firms.

Children

SEIF understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy especially in an online environment. This website is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. It is SEIF’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

Modifications

SEIF reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time by publishing an updated version here. The current version of the statement will be accessible on this website.