Privacy policy


This Privacy Policy shall constitute an integral part of the Terms of Service provided by The Funding Box Group S.L. of July the 1st 2015 (Terms of Service). Definitions of the terms used in this Privacy Policy have been included in the Terms of Service. The provisions of the Terms of Service shall be applied accordingly. FundingBox shall act only with respect for the right of any person to protect his/her privacy. If the User does not agree with this Privacy Policy, he/she shall be asked to refrain from using the Platform. The Privacy Policy shall pertain only to the use of the Platform and Services. However, on the Platform there may be references and links to other websites, which are not controlled by FundingBox, so as individual privacy policies applied by them. Therefore, FundingBox shall not be held liable for consequences of using such references by the User.


FundingBox (The Funding Box Group, S.L. with its registered office in Madrid (28045), Spain, Calle Mendez Álvaro, 18, 3ª planta) shall be the controller of the personal data. The scope of the processed personal data shall be determined by the scope of consents and provided data sent to the Service Provider by means of relevant form. Processing personal data of Users shall pertain to first and last name, e-mail address, image, computer IP address and other data necessary for provision of Services in accordance with the Terms of Service. Due to the nature of Services provided through the Platform they cannot be provided anonymously. The User declares that the personal data provided by him/her pertain to the User. Personal data of the Users shall be processed for the following purposes: realization of legal provisions, creation of the User Account, performance of Agreements for provision of services by electronic means, including consideration of the filed complaints and optimization of services provided by FundingBox, promotional and commercial actions of FundingBox. The legal basis for processing the personal data in the case referred to in the above clause letter a, shall be the statutory authorization to process data essential to act in accordance with the law, whereas in the case referred to in the above clause letters b and c, it shall be a contractual authorization to process personal data if it proves to be essential to achieve the goals justified by the law and performed by FundingBox or recipients of the data, and the consent of the User. Providing the personal data and giving the consent to receive commercial offers shall be voluntary, but the lack of consent to process personal data marked in the form as obligatory shall prevent performance of the Services and Agreements by FundingBox, subject to the clause below. Processing the personal data of the User for marketing purposes shall require his/her separate consent. The User may cancel such consents at any time by sending relevant request at the e-mail address or the address of the registered office of FundingBox stated in the Terms of Service or in the Contact. Additionally, data collected within the frames of providing the services shall be of ad hoc nature and shall be deleted if they are not necessary for their provision. Only authorized persons shall have the access to data stored on the Platform. Personal data collected by FundingBox shall not be disclosed to other persons, subject to the cases prescribed by the legal provisions or if such disclosure is necessary and indispensable for FundingBox for the purpose of rendering Services. Such disclosure may proceed only pursuant to the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy and in the scope determined by the said documents. Data shall be also disclosed in such a way that the User, creating his/her profile on the Platform, render them available to other Users. In such cases the User shall at his/her discretion decide on the scope of disclosure. Disclosing the personal data to unauthorized entities under the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy may take place only upon prior consent of the User to whom such data pertain. In the case of the Platform forms related to OpenCalls, data of the User collected in such a form shall be transferred to the Accelerator who provides particular OpenCall. In each such form, the Accelerator to whom the User’s data are transferred, shall be expressly identified, and the User shall independently and voluntarily consent such transfer. The User shall have the right to control processing the data which pertain to him/her and are included in databases, in particular the right to: access his/her personal data, complement and correct them by filing such request with FundingBox, request temporary or permanent suspension of their processing or their deletion if they are incomplete, invalid, inaccurate or if they have been collected in violation of the law or they have become unnecessary to realize the purpose, for which they have been collected, object processing his/her personal data – in the cases prescribed in the legal provisions – and the right to request their deletion if they become unnecessary to realize the purpose, for which they have been collected. The Platform may automatically store http enquiries, therefore the files containing web server logs may store data pertaining to the User, including the IP address of the computer sending the enquiry, the name of User’s station, if possible, date and system time of registration in the service and receipt of the enquiry, number of bytes sent by the server, information concerning User’s browser or information concerning errors which occurred by realization of the http transaction. Files containing web server logs shall be mainly analyzed for the purposes of preparing statistics concerning traffic on the website and occurring errors. Information shall be anonymous and summary of such details shall not identify particular Users. Web server logs may be collected for the purposes of proper administration of the Platform. Only the persons authorized to administer the IT system shall have access to the data.


FundingBox shall apply technological and organizational means in order to secure processing the personal data corresponding to the threats and category of data to be secured, in particular, through technical and organizational means FundingBox shall secure data against publishing to unauthorized persons, taking over by an unauthorized person, processing in violation of the law and change, loss, damage or destruction; among others the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates shall be applied. The Users’ personal data shall be collected and stored on a secured server, moreover, the data shall be secured by internal procedures of FundingBox related to processing personal data and information security policy. In order to log in to the Account, it shall be necessary to provide relevant username and password. In order to ensure appropriate level of security, the password for the Account shall exist on the Platform only in a coded form. Furthermore, registration on and logging in to the Platform shall proceed in secure https connection. Communication between the User’s device and the servers shall be encoded using the SSL protocol. At the same time, FundingBox states that using the Internet and services provided by electronic means may pose a threat of malware breaking into User’s teleinformatic system and device, as well as any other unauthorized access to the User’s data, including personal details, by third parties. In order to minimize such threats, the User shall use appropriate technical security means, e.g. using updated antivirus programs or programs securing identification of the User in the Internet. In order to obtain detailed and professional information related to the security in the Internet, FundingBox recommends taking advice from entities specializing in relevant IT services.


For the purposes of correct operation of the Platform, FundingBox uses Cookies support technology. Cookies are packages of information stored on the User’s device through the Platform, usually containing information corresponding to the intended use of particular file, by means of which the User uses the Platform. Usually, Cookies contain the address of the Internet service, date of publishing, lifetime of the Cookie, unique number and additional information corresponding to the intended use of particular file. FundingBox shall use two types of Cookies: session cookies, which are permanently deleted upon closing the session of the User’s browser and permanent cookies, which remain on the User’s device after closing the session until they are deleted. It is not possible to identify the User on the basis of Cookie files, whether session or permanent. The Cookie mechanism prevents collecting any personal data. Cookies used on the Platform are safe for the User’s device, in particular they prevent viruses or other software break into to the device. Files generated directly by the Platform may not be read by other Internet services. Third-Party Cookies (i.e. Cookies provided by associates of FundingBox) may be read by an external server. The User may disable storing Cookies on his/her device in accordance with the instructions of the browser producer, but this may disable certain parts of or the entire operation of the Platform. FundingBox shall use own Cookies for the following purposes: authenticating the User at the Platform and preserving the User’s session; configuration of the Platform and adjustment of the content of pages to the User’s preferences, such as: recognizing the User’s device, remembering settings set up by the User; Cookies ensuring security of data and use of the Platform; analyses and researches of views; advertisement services.

FundingBox shall use Third-Party Cookies for the following purposes:

  • preparing statistics (anonymous) for optimizing functionality of the Platform, by means of analytic tools, among others: Google Analytics (Cookies administrator: Google Inc with its registered office in the USA);
  • using interactive functions by means of social networks, including: (Cookies administrator: Twitter Inc. with its registered office in the USA); (Cookies administrator: Google Inc with its registered office in the USA); (Cookies administrator: Facebook Inc with its registered office in the USA or Facebook Ireland with its registered office in Ireland); (Cookies administrator: LinkedIn Ireland with its registered office in Ireland);
  • logging in the service through the social network (Cookies administrator: LinkedIn Ireland with its registered office in Ireland); (Cookies administrator: Twitter Inc. with its registered office in the USA); (Cookies administrator: Facebook Inc with its registered office in the USA or Facebook Ireland with its registered office in Ireland);

  • using the function of widget (Cookies administrator: Twitter Inc. with its registered office in the USA) on the Platform.

The User may individually change Cookies settings at any time, stating the conditions of their storage, through the Internet browser settings or configuration of the service. The User may also individually delete Cookies stored on his/her device at any time in accordance with the instructions of the browser producer. Detailed information concerning Cookies support are available in the browser settings.

If you have any further questions and complaints pertaining to the manner in which FundingBox processes personal data, please contact us at the address: