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Privacy Policy

Effective: May 25, 2018

1 — Introduction

Welcome to eFounders (“eFounders SA”, “EF Paris SAS”, “we”, “us” and “our”). We build the future of work: since 2011, we build businesses that create the tools of tomorrow and inspire new ways of working.

The “Websites” means eFounders’ websites (including without limitation efounders.com, efounders.co, e-founders.com, mobile versions and related subdomains), and the “Services” means eFounders’ products and services, in each case in whatever format they may be offered now or in the future.

2 — Purpose of this privacy policy

The purpose of this “Privacy Policy” is to inform you of the type of personal data we collect when you use our Services, why we collect the data, how it is used and your rights and choices. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not access or use our Services.

3 — Personal data we collect

When you use our Services we collect personal data about you, described below. The term “Personal Data” means any data that enables a person to be identified.

When you interact with eFounders through the Services, we automatically collect information about you through cookies (small text files placed on your device), mobile device identifier and other technologies. Please read the “Cookies” section below to learn more about how we use cookies and other technologies. When you visit our Websites, our servers record information (“log data”), including information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit the Website. This log data includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (from which we understand the country you are connecting from at the time you visit the Site), browser type and settings, the date and time of your request.

4 — How we use personal data

We collect Personal Data as necessary for certain legitimate interests, which include the following:

  • To better understand how visitors interact with our Services and ensure that our Websites are presented in the most effective manner for you, and as part of our efforts to keep our Websites, network and information systems secure.

  • To conduct analytics to inform our marketing strategy and enable us to enhance and personalize our communications and the experience we offer to our users.

  • If you ask us to delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists and we are required to fulfil your request, we will keep basic data to identify you and prevent further unwanted processing.

As used above, “legitimate interests” means our interests in conducting our business, managing and delivering the best Services to you.

5 — European Union (EU) individuals

Scope. This section applies if you are an individual in the EU (for these purposes, reference to the EU also includes the European Economic Area countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, to the extent applicable, Switzerland).

Data Controller. eFounders is the data controller for processing of your Personal Data. We act as a data processor (or service provider) in relation to the Services we provide to our Customers. Our establishment in the EU is in France (EF PARIS SASU). To find out our registered office, please see the “Contact”section below.

Your Rights. Subject to EU data protection law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:

  • Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data and, if so, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data along with certain other details. If you require additional copies, we may need to charge a reasonable fee.

  • Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to ask that we correct or complete it. If we shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the correction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so you can contact them directly.

  • Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data, such as where you withdraw your consent. If we shared your data with others, we will alert them to the need for erasure where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data with so you can contact them directly.

  • Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict or ‘block’ the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of the data or object to us processing it (please read below for information on your right to object). We will tell you before we lift any restriction on processing. If we shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the restriction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so you can contact them directly.

  • Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you consented to give us or that was provided to us as necessary in connection with our contract with you where we process that Personal Data in an automated way. We will give you your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.

  • Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your Personal Data, and we will do so:

    • If we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your Personal Data -- unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing;

    • If we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing (you can always object using the unsubscribe link in our marketing communications).

  • Right to withdraw consent: If you have consented to our use of your Personal Data for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time, but this will not affect any processing of your data that has already taken place.

  • Right to make a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.

Please go to “Contact” for information on how to exercise your rights.

6 — Disclosure of personal data

Personnel, Service Providers. Only our personnel, service providers and trusted third-party applications have access to your Personal Data. These parties include hosting, back-up and other IT services providers, website analytics companies, providers of digital advertising services. We only provide such parties with the information that they need to perform the services we have hired them to provide.

7 — Data retention

eFounders may retain your Personal Data for a period of time consistent with the original purpose of collection.

8 — Data security

We take all necessary precautions, as well as appropriate organizational and technical measures, to maintain the security, integrity and confidentiality of your Personal Data, and in particular to prevent it from being altered or damaged and to prevent any unauthorized third party from accessing it.

9 — Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, mobile app or use an online platform. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to facilitate and help to make the interaction between users and websites, mobile apps and online platforms faster and easier, as well as to provide reporting information. For more information about cookies and their impact on you and your browsing visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, eFounders) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website and/or mobile app and/or platform owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits the website and/or mobile app and/or platform in question and also when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps and/or platforms. By choosing to use the Websites after having been notified of our use of cookies in the ways described in this Privacy Policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use.

Why do we use cookies? We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and/or App and/or platform to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites and/or App and/or platform. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites and/or App and/or platform for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

Our Websites cookies

PurposeVendorHow to refuse
Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features.eFoundersBecause these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites and the Services to you, you cannot refuse them.
Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.Google Analytics, Youtube, MediumTo refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “Managing Cookies” Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below: Google Analytics, Youtube, Medium
Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.Google AdWords, Facebook Pixel, Twitter Pixel, LinkedIn PixelTo refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “Managing cookies” Alternatively, please click on the relevant services: Google AdWords. Facebook Pixel does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its cookies. For more information about such cookies, please see this page. Twitter Pixel does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its cookies. For more information about such cookies, please see this page. LinkedIn Pixel does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its cookies. For more information about such cookies, please see this page.

Managing cookies: Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device. Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser. Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.

How We Respond to Do Not Track (DNT) Signals. Some internet browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features which, when enabled, causes your browser to send a do not track HTTP header file or “signal” to each site you visit. At present, the Services do not respond to this type of signal.

10 — Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify this Privacy Policy or any portion thereof. Any changes will be effective from the time of publication of the new privacy policy. If we believe that the changes are material, we will let you know by doing one (or more) of the following: (i) posting the changes on or through the Services, (ii) sending you an email or message about the changes. Your continued use of the Services after the changes have been implemented shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised privacy policy. Otherwise, and if the new privacy policy does not suit you, you must no longer use the Services.

11 — Contact

Have questions or concerns about eFounders and privacy? Contact us by email at privacy@efounders.com or by post at:

eFounders SA / Privacy

Place Flagey 7

1050 Brussels

Belgium