Legal Disclaimer

Welcome to the Hackquarters website (including all websites to which this Privacy Policy is posted, the “Site”), which is operated by Hackquarters and its affiliates (collectively, “Hackquarters” “we”, “us” and/or “our”). This Site provides, among other things, information about our programs, organization and application process, tools for applicants to submit applications and go through the application process, our blog and profiles of founders and companies that have participated in Hackquarters (collectively the “Service”).

This website and the innovation programs are operated by Hackquarters. Your relationship is with Hackquarters and applications are made to them. You should only submit publicly available information as the information you submit during your application will not be treated as confidential information. If you are selected, your involvement in the program is conditional on you signing the Program Terms and Conditions, which form a binding contract between you and Hackquarters. The Partner sponsors the program and may be involved in selection of participants, but Partner accepts no responsibility for the operation of the website or Innovation Program. For the avoidance of doubt, Hackquarters is not acting as an agent of the Partner and has no authority to make commitments on behalf of the Partner.

Before using the Service or submitting any personal information to Hackquarters, please review this Privacy Policy carefully and contact us if you have any questions. By using the Service, you agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not access the Site or otherwise use the Service.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated March 2021.

This Applications Privacy Policy sets forth Hackquarter’s policy with respect to information that relates to or could reasonably be associated with an individual (“Personal Data”) and other information that is included in applications submitted to Hackquarters.

1. Collection and Use of Application Information

In Hackquarters applications, we collect Personal Data relating to founder(s) of the applicant company, such as names, email addresses, telephone numbers, education, employment history and the city/country in which they live, as well as information about the applicant company, such as the name, industry, and status of the company (together with Personal Data relating to founder(s) and any other information submitted in connection with the application process, “Application Information”).

We may use your Application Information for any Hackquarters-related purpose. This includes,
without limitation:

  • complying with our legal obligations the relevant legislation;
  • fulfilling our obligations stemming from all legal transactions including the agreement that we will execute with you;
  • issuing all records and documents electronically or paper-based relevant to the processing
  • complying with the retaining, reporting and notifying obligations set forth in the legislation
    and determined by the relevant regulatory authorities and other authorities;
  • Compiling and publishing aggregated statistics regarding technology, companies, founders,
    industries, etc.
  • Tracking applicants, founders, industries, companies and application trends.

Your Personal Data may be collected verbally, in writing or electronically through our website, email
or through other mediums.

2. Disclosure of Application Information

By using our site, or providing information or applying to programs of Hackquarters, you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of information in Turkey and other countries and territories, for the purposes set forth in this policy. You hereby consent to the collection, use, disclosure and retention by Hackquarters of your Personal Data as described in this policy, including but not limited to the transfer of your Personal Data between Hackquarter’s third parties, affiliates and subsidiaries.

We may also disclose your Application Information as set forth below:

Business Partners:  We may share personal data with our global business partners and other innovation firms in order to provide you with legal services and in order to administer our relationship with you or otherwise as necessary for the purposes described above.

Suppliers and service providers: We share personal data with suppliers and service providers to enable such parties to perform functions on our behalf and under our instructions in order to carry out the purposes identified above.

Mandatory disclosures and legal claims: We share personal data in order to comply with any
subpoena, court order or other legal process, to comply with a request from our regulators,
governmental request or any other legally enforceable demand.  We also share personal data to
establish or protect our legal rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others, or
to defend against legal claims.

3. General Information Included in Applications

Due to the large number of applications and related materials that we receive and review, and the similarity of much of the information provided in such applications, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any general information, knowledge or other materials (including without limitation any information generally known in your industry) included in your Application Information. Any such general information or knowledge you submit to Hackquarters may be used or disclosed by us or any person with whom we share your application for any purpose and in any manner.

4. Protective Measures

We carefully choose vendors, service providers and other third parties with whom we share personal data and require them to commit to standards that we consider adequate. We take appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data.

5. Cookies

We use cookies to operate and administer our Site, gather usage data on our Site, and improve your experience on it. A “cookie” is a piece of information sent to your browser by a website you visit. Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. Some cookies expire after a certain amount of time, or upon logging out (session cookies), others survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie (as determined by the third party placing it), and help recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again (persistent cookies).

6. Analytics

Among other service providers, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site and enhance your experience when you use the Site.

7. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect any changes to the way in which we process personal data or changing legal requirements. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our PrivacyPolicy.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or you would like to exercise any of
the rights mentioned in this Privacy Policy, please use the e-mail address below to send us a message.
You may also contact us by postal mail or email at:
Address: 64 Cropley St, Hoxton, London N1 7GX, UK
Address: Talatpaşa No:5/1, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey