Privacy Policy

Updated 01/08/2022


Welcome to Startup Lane's privacy policy.

Our mission is to help companies attract, hire and retain amazing leadership candidates. It is, therefore, a core part of our service that information you submit through the our platform be made available to other Users (e.g. companies looking to build their executive teams).

Startup Lane Ltd ("Startup Lane") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it in accordance with applicable laws and using generally-accepted industry practices.

This Privacy Policy explains who we are, how we collect, share, and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that is available to Startup Lane and that is protected explicitly by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation of 2016 (the “EU GDPR”); the EU GDPR as saved into United Kingdom law by virtue of section 3 of the United Kingdom's European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the "UK GDPR"); and the California Consumer Protection Act “CCPA”), to the extent applicable.

If you have any questions or concerns about Startup Lane’s collection and use of your Personal Information, please contact us using the contact details provided in the "How to reach out" section.

What personal information we collect

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

Identity Data includes first name, last name, email address, address, date of birth, telephone number.

Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone number.

Engagement Data includes details about how you use our platform, jobs that you have seen, applied for and/or are interviewing for, feedback about your progress in relation to job applications, and messages that you send to and/or receive from recruiters on our platform.

Profile Data includes your username and password, your interests, preferences and feedback, languages that you speak, your education and work history (including details of roles, projects and your salary (if you choose to provide it)), and your job search preferences.

Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.

Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

Special Categories of Data includes details about your ethnicity and gender identity. By providing this data, you consent to it being processed as further described in this privacy policy.

We may also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we use your personal information

We may use the information that we collect about you and from you, including Personal Information, for the following purposes:

To provide, operate, improve, and customise our Website

We seek to improve your experience with our Website. As a result, we will analyse data we collect about your use of the Website

To communicate with you

If you request more information about our products, we will contact you using the information you provide us. We may also send you information about products and services that may be of interest to you, with your prior opt-in consent where required by applicable law.

To aggregate data

We may anonymise and/or aggregate data collected through our Platform and to create statistics that may be used for any purpose, provided that such statistics do not identify any customers or individuals or contain any Personal Information.

To provide services

To register you as a new customer and allow you to access our website and services and make suggestions and recommendations to you about roles and companies that may be of interest to you.

For marketing and advertising

We may send you direct marketing communications if you have opted in to receive marketing, or if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

You may opt-out of our marketing communications as described in the Opt-out of marketing section below.

How we secure your personal information

We care about the security of your Personal Information, and take steps including implementing appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your Personal Information.

How long we retain your personal information

We retain Personal Information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

How we share your data

When processing your personal data as described above, we may share your personal data with the parties set out below:

Third party employers that use our website and services to select and recruit candidates. Those third parties will process any personal data that we provide to them as data controllers.

Service providers acting as processors who provide IT, software and/or system administration services.

Professional advisers acting as processors including our lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide us with consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.

When required by law or regulation, HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers.

What are your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights are to:

=> Request access to your personal data.

=> Request correction of your personal data.

=> Request erasure of your personal data.

=> Object to processing of your personal data.

=> Request restriction of processing your personal data.

=> Request transfer of your personal data.

=> Right to withdraw consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us or our representative using the contact details set out above.

How to reach out

If you have any comments or questions about our Privacy Policy, or to exercise your rights, feel free to contact us at, or at the mailing address below:

Startup Lane, Ltd

71-75 Shelton Street, London


We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month.