Last updated: 10 March 2023
II. General Information
1. Scope of Collection and Processing of Your Data
Female Founders collects and processes personal information whenever a user comes in contact with the website, application, or product – further referred to collectively as the “Services” – or exchanges information via direct contact forms embedded on the Female Founders’ websites. The visitors are informed of the processing of personal data throughout the website and provide informed consent whenever necessary.
You may always choose not to provide personal information, reject cookies, or opt out of the online web analytics collecting services we use. Please be aware choosing to do so may cause some parts of Female Founders Services to become unavailable to you.
In case of changes that affect your experience on Female Founders’ websites or require action from your side, we will let you know via email or a prominent notice on our websites prior to the change becoming effective.
3. Privacy Policies of Other Websites
III. Types of Data We Collect
We distinguish between two types of data streams:
- Data you provide to us directly; and
- Data we collect automatically.
1. Data You Provide Directly to Female Founders
We collect variations of the following types of data whenever you get in touch with us:
- Personal identification information (Name, Surname, username).
- Details of your profession, such as job title, company, fields of work, and interests.
- Contact information, such as a postal address or phone number.
- Payment method data and billing information.
- Any other information that you choose to provide during direct communication.
2. Date We Collect Automatically
This type of information is collected and used primarily to deliver a seamless user experience to those visiting the Female Founders’ websites and platforms. This includes:
- Usage statistics, such as the number of users, session statistics, approximate geolocation, Browser and device information, your IP address, and information about the pages you visited before visiting our websites.
- Tracking technologies and cookies.
IV. How Do We Collect Data
1. Data You Provide Directly to Female Founders
Whenever you choose to provide Female Founders with your personal information, you do so through the following services:
- Contact forms embedded on our websites and service platforms belonging to Female Founders;
- Newsletter registration form managed by MailChimp;
- Event registration forms managed by Female Founders, including those on the website and on B2MATCH event management platform;
- Placing an order for any of our products or services;
- Feedback forms and surveys on any of our message boards (such as Slack) or via email.;
- Direct communication: emails, phone calls, video calls.Any activity where you are getting in touch with Female Founders and actively providing your personal information.
We use MailChimp to manage email communication with those, who explicitly consented to it. You can unsubscribe from any Female Founders email by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email you receive from us.
1.2. B2MATCH Event Management Platform
Some of our events are managed via the B2MATCH event platform and require users to provide their attendee details via the platform.
We collect the minimum necessary information needed for registering at Female Founders’ events, including:
- Attendee activity on the event page hosted by B2MATCH, including session start and end times, as well as the length of activity (tracked via cookies).
- Attendee contact information (Name, Surname, E-Mail, Phone)
- Attendee professional profile (Job title, Company)
Whenever using B2MATCH, you will be asked to state your data processing preferences in regard to how B2MATCH uses your data in addition to hosting your event registration information. The platform will execute any additional data collection only after it obtains your informed consent.
Some members of our community are part of the Female Founders Slack workspace. This workspace is controlled and managed by Female Founders, which makes us the “Customer” of Slack.
This means that we have agreed to Slack’s Customer Terms of Service to be able to create and configure a workspace so that you and others could join (each invitee granted access to the Services, including you, is an “Authorized User”). When an Authorized User (including, you) submits content or information to the services, such as messages or files (“Customer Data”), you acknowledge and agree that the Customer Data is owned by Customer and the Contract provides Customer with many choices and control over that Customer Data. For example, Female Founders may provision or deprovision access to the Services, enable or disable third-party integrations, manage permissions, retention and export settings, transfer or assign workspaces, share channels, or consolidate your workspace or channels with other workspaces or channels, and these choices and instructions may result in the access, use, disclosure, modification or deletion of certain or all Customer Data.
Please refer to Slack’s terms of service for more information: https://slack.com/terms-of-service/user
HubSpot is the CRM platform we use to manage our sales, consulting, and partnership inquiries and communication.
Any time you fill in a form or request certain sales collateral – all of which are marked with the HubSpot logo – you are providing data that will be processed by HubSpot on our behalf. This personal data usually includes first and last name, email address, phone number, or other information about you that we will use to contact you, schedule a meeting with you, or reply to your inquiry.
Find out more about HubSpot and its data handling practices here: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy
2. Data We Collect Automatically
Female Founders collects data automatically via the following services:
- Website analytics via Google Analytics;
- Cookies and other tracking technologies known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs).
2.1. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy and Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy
2.2. Google Ads
We use Google Ads for online advertising. Google Ads is the new name for Google’s range of advertising capabilities — on Google.com and across Google’s other properties, partner sites and apps. These services are designed to help businesses and marketers connect with billions of people who are finding answers on Search, watching videos on YouTube, exploring new places on Google Maps, discovering apps on Google Play, browsing content across the web, and more.
If you would like to turn off personalized ads completely visit My Ad Center to update your preferences: https://myadcenter.google.com/
If you choose not to see personalized ads, you’ll still see ads, but they will be less relevant.
Hotjar is a website analytics tool that helps us understand user data and what visitors find interesting on our sites. This includes visualising user behaviour through collecting the following types of information: device’s IP address (stored in an de-identified format), device screen resolution, device types, operating system, and browser history; geographic location (country only), referring URLs, pages visited, data and time when website pages were accessed and/or mouse events (movements, location, and clicks).
Find more about Hotjar data policies here: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/
2.4. Tracking Technologies and Cookies
Web Beacons. Certain sections of our websites and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics.
Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by choosing different options on the cookies notice bar at the bottom of this page. However, this may disable certain parts of our websites. For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org. Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close the web browser.
Types of cookies we use:
Manage cookie preferencesCookie Settings
You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.
If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.
V. How Do We Use This Data
Female Founders collects personal information with the specific goal of providing the best possible experience and services. This means we collect information to:
- contact you;
- to provide you with relevant information, services, and offers;
- maintain and improve our services;
- analyze and improve our websites;
- provide a tailored user experience on our pages;
- to communicate with our clients, visitors, and partners;
- inform decisions, and product development to best reflect the needs of our target audience.
VI. Your Data Protection Rights
Female Founders would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request Female Founders for copies of your personal data.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Female Founders correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Female Founders erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Female Founders restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Female Founders’ processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Female Founders transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VII. Data Retention
Female Founders will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or if we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
VIII. Data Transfer
Your information, including personal data, is processed at the Female Founders’ operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing (such as MailChimp or B2MATCH) are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your location.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
IX. How We Store Your Data
The security of your data is important to us and we strive to make sure your information is protected during all stages of data collection, processing, and management.
X. Contact Information