Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Startup88 holds minimal personal data on you. We collect email addresses for the purpose of sending our newsletter and if you pitch your startup content you have provided about your startup.

  • We use Google Analytics.
  • We use Disqus for comments
  • We use Sendgrid and the Newsletter Plugin for sending email
  • We use WordPress for publishing
  • We use Typeform and Zapier for collecting and publishing startup pitches to the site
  • We use GDPR compliant Flywheel for hosting
  • Our site has Adsense and Facebook Ads and contains the occasional affiliate link

You can check all the rest of the GDPR compliance stuff below or just hit the back button 🙂


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Startup Pitches

If you, your employee or an agent uploads a startup pitch for your company, service or product we will keep and publish the content you have provided and keep a copy of your email and name associated with the startup pitch.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We may share your data with our service providers to provide the service. We have confirmed that our service providers comply with GDPR.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We delete all data except startup pitches when a user unsubscribes or their email bounces.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or have provided a startup pitch you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Startup pitches are submitted via Typeform and Zapier and sent to WordPress.

Sendgrid in order to send you our newsletter.

Your contact information

[email protected]

Additional information

How we protect your data

This service is hosted on a GDPR compliant hosting provider.

All data is encrypted at rest and in transit.


This service runs on a GDPR compliant version of WordPress

What data breach procedures we have in place

You can report a breach to [email protected] will notify you and the appropriate regulatory authority.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Typeform, Zapier, Google, WordPress and Facebook

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


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