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Privacy Policy

Welcome to Sparklehood website, operated by Plankton Technology Pvt. Ltd. (hereafter referred to as ‘Plankton Technology’, ‘Sparklehood’, ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’). We care about your privacy and we are committed to keep your personal data safe. This policy concerns all the personal information we collect and process through our online and offline services and explains which personal data we gather, how we use and share them and what are your rights concerning data practices.

We need and use your personal data to provide you our service. By the term personal data/information, we mean information which relates to a singular identifiable individual (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number, etc.). In the moment you share your personal data, you give us permission to utilise it according to our policy.

Personal information might be gathered when you use one of our services: apply to the program, subscribe to our newsletter and communicate with us. Hereafter more specific information.

Application Information: when you apply to Sparklehood program through this website, we will ask you to provide the mandatory personal data: Name, Email and LinkedIn profile link, together with additional information concerning your persona (Country/City in which you live, phone number, education background and work experience) and your company (name, business, status of the company). The data collected through the application process can be utilised by us for any purpose related to our service and company.

Event Information: if you participate in our events, such as Demo Day, Informal or Formal Networking Events, Lunch or Dinner etc you will allow us to take recordings and pictures we might use for our marketing material only if relevant for the article content. You can always decide to be excluded from this by connecting with us at . Also, we might share your data, such as name and company information with investors participating in such events and to manage your future participation in other events.

Marketing/Communication: we want you to be as free as possible about the choices you make about data sharing and use for marketing purposes. We only ask for minimal information such as name and contact information we will use to share updates and new content, increase brand awareness and other general marketing purposes. You always have the right to unsubscribe and therefore not receive communication from our side anymore. Moreover, when you subscribe to our newsletter or communicate with us, we may collect the message content.

Personal data collected on our social media pages: we have profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. You can decide which information you will provide us (ex: contact details) and the companies may give us aggregate information and analytics regarding the interactions on our social media pages.

Recruitment: Sparklehood collects personal data of people we consider potential participants to the program and members of teams part of it. This information might include name, contact information, resume and work experience. The data can be collected through sources such as LinkedIn or can be consensually shared data (to us directly). We use this personal information only for the purpose of recruitment: for growing our team or finding team members and co-founders for the companies enrolled in our program. This data will be stored by us and then cancelled once it is not necessary anymore, i.e. once the position is filled. You can always opt out by writing to us at . This policy also applies to possible investors, VCs and advisors/mentors.

Personal data derived automatically from the utilization of our service: we may gather information regarding your interaction with our website such as your use of it, hour of visit, number of people visiting, general geographical information, which pages you visit and which content you engage with, the domains from where visitors come from and browsers used. We may record video of mentoring sessions or interactions with entrepreneurs, domain experts, coaches, other program participants or our employees. Some of these content might be used for training purposes or marketing material. In most cases, we will explicitly ask for permission, but in case we miss taking explicit permission, you can always feel free to reach out to us at and express concern to remove the content.

Cookies + your choices: we do not directly use any cookies on our website. Our website is made and hosted by Webflow. We do use Google Analytics on our website. So, anything connected to cookies is really governed by third party service providers and what their policy is and what data they collect. We do not have any direct control over their policies.

Analytics: we use Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc. This tool gives us information about the way you interact with our website and we use this information to make your experience better. You can find more details about how Google uses the collected data at this link: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Our service is not intended to children younger than 13 years old, therefore we will not intentionally collect and store data of anyone under this age.

The main purposes of use of your personal information are the following:

  • to manage access to our services
  • respond to interactions initiated from you, such as comments, questions and feedback
  • to communicate with you regarding changes in the policies, terms and conditions
  • to give access to our events and track attendance to study the way you interact with our services
  • to improve our content and services
  • to develop new services and functionalities
  • to prevent fraud, criminal activity and to provide safety of out IT system
  • to comply with legal obligations

We also might aggregate personal information for analysis of the performance of our services. This information will allow us to improve our services and to produce statistics regarding general user use.

When sharing personal data with us you also consent we might share it with the following third parties without further notice:

  • Third party service providers: these can include third party service providers we use to deliver our services and develop our products. These can be providers of hosting services and other technology services providers, email communication and newsletter services, event management services, advertising and marketing services and web analytics services. The privacy policy enacted by us does not apply to these third parties websites and therefore we are not responsible for them. We suggest you carefully go through their respective policies.
  • Investors, mentors, coaches, VCs: We will not share your information with them without your consent. You can find the list of mentors, investors, VCs on our website.

Data sharing without your explicit authorization might become necessary in certain situations, for example, if required by the law, to comply with any regulation, to prevent fraud and to protect the life of a team member or program participants.  

We also might have to share personal data outside of your Country of residence. In that case, we will ensure that the transfer is legal and your information is safe.

We might change the terms of this policy. If that happens, you will be informed through our website or through direct communication. In case we will add a way of use of your personal data we will first gather your consent. In the moment you continue to use our services, you have agreed to the revised policy.

As a user, you have the right to:

  • be aware of the data we collect and how we use them
  • be informed about changes in the policy
  • have mistakes in your personal data corrected
  • modify your personal information have your information erased
  • stop and object the processing of your personal information
  • to transfer your data between IT environments
  • to access your personal information

We are Sparklehood, provided by Plankton Technology Pvt. Ltd., and our registered office address is Ideapad, CIIE Building, IIM Ahmedabad New Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015. You can always contact us at any time for any doubt and question concerning our privacy policy by emailing us at .