Privacy policy

Welcome to Sparring! Law & Tech s.r.o ("we", "us" and "Sparring") provides legal and strategic support for technology startups and visionaries ("you" and "User"). This Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") is intended to inform you about our practices regarding the collection and use of your data that you may submit to Sparring through our websites including www.sparring.io and https://playbook.sparring.io/ ("Websites") and when we are providing strategic help ("Services"). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully!
  1. This Privacy Policy was last amended on
    18th May 2021
    . From time to time, we will change the Privacy Policy (particularly with respect to changes in legislation). However, we will keep you informed of any material changes to the Privacy Policy. The updated version can always be found on our Website.
  2. We process your data with due care, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including Regulation (EU)2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "
    GDPR
    ").
  3. This Privacy Policy only covers data collection and processing carried out by us. This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of any other third parties which are Websites or Services may link to.
  4. We do not knowingly collect or ask for information from persons under the age of 16. We delete information that we learn is collected from a person under the age of 16 without verified consent of their parent or legal guardian.
  1. Who processes your personal data?
    1. Your personal data is processed by our company Law & Tech s.r.o., with its registered office at Rooseveltova 809/22, 040 01 Košice - mestská časť Staré Mesto, Slovak Republic, ID number: 53 004 621, entered in the Commercial Register of the District Court of Košice I, Section Sro, Insert no. 48484/V (hereinafter referred to as "

      we
      ", "
      us
      " or "
      Sparring
      ").

    2. If you wish to learn more about the processing and protection of your personal data or if you have any further questions, you can contact us at hello@sparring.io.

  2. What personal data is processed?

    We may collect the following types of information about you:

    1. Personal Data

      In particular, we may collect and process your first name, surname, contact information (e.g your email address) any message content, and any personal information which you voluntarily provide when using our Websites or Services.

    2. Usage and Analytical Data

      We collect technical information when you visit or interact with our website. Technical data may include, in particular, the time and date of user visits, clicks on our Websites, IP address, the browser name, the type of computer or device accessing our service, time spent on the website and other similar technical information. We request Users to opt in to this tracking through a cookie banner.

    3. Cookies
      1. What are cookies?
        1. To make our Websites work properly, to ensure security, and to optimise them for our Users, we sometimes place small data files called cookies and similar technologies on your device.

        2. A cookie is a small text file that the website saves on your device when you visit it. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.

      2. What cookies do we use?
        1. We use functional cookies, specifically WordPress cookies, which are necessary for the functioning of the Website, to help it work better and allow users to have a better experience when using it.

        2. We also use analytical cookies, specifically Google Analytics to measure the usage of the Websites.

      3. How to control cookies?
        1. We will inform you about the use of cookies on your device when you visit our website for the first time and, if applicable, we ask for your consent to use the cookies. The cookies will not be used for any purposes other than the ones stated above.

  3. What are the purposes and legal bases for processing of your personal data?
    1. To fulfill your request.

      We will process your personal data to allow us to

      perform the contract that exists between us, as a result of your decision to use the service we offer through our Websites
      . This includes, but is not limited to, replying to your message regarding cooperation, processing an application to an open position and providing legal documents.

      Legal basis for such processing: performance of a contract in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR.

    2. To provide our Services

      We will process your personal data to allow us to

      perform the contract that exists between us, as a result of your decision to cooperate with Sparring.
      This includes, but is not limited to, storing your personal data in our company database, and processing your data upon your instructions.

      Our processing of personal data when we are providing Services is governed by the agreement made between you and Sparring.

      Our processing of personal data when we are providing Services is governed by the agreement made between you and Sparring.

    3. To improve our Websites.

      If consented to, we will process your personal data outlined under 2.2 to allow us to

      track your usage and use analytics to improve our Websites.
      You can opt out at any time through your browser settings.

      Legal basis for such processing: consent to processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

    4. To keep you informed.

      If consented to, we will process your contact information to allow us to

      send you updates and our newsletters.
      You can change your preferences and opt out at any time.

      Legal basis for such processing: consent to processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

  4. Who are recipients of your personal data?
    1. We do not share your personal data with any recipient outside the operator's organisation, except in the following circumstances:

      1. Sharing is necessary for legal reasons.
        We may share your personal data with other recipients if we have a bona fide belief that access to and use of your personal data is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, and/or court order; (ii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and/or (iii) protect the interests, property or safety of Sparring, our users or the public as far as in accordance with the law. When possible, we will inform you about such processing.

  5. Do we transfer your data to countries outside the EU/EEA?
    1. We may transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area where we engage with external service providers. In such a case, we transfer your personal data only to a country that is considered to have an adequate level of protection in accordance with the EU Commission's decision or there are appropriate safeguards in place to protect your personal data, such as standard contractual clauses or binding internal company rules. Regardless of the country in which your personal data is processed, we take reasonable technical, legal and organisational measures to ensure that the level of protection is the same as in the European Union and the European Economic Area. If you wish to know more about international transfers of your personal data and the appropriate safeguards that we have in place to govern the transfer of your personal data, you may contact us through email at hello@sparring.io.

    2. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition or other restructuring, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you (for example, via a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your options.

  6. For how long do we store your personal data?
    1. We only store your personal data if it is legally permitted and necessary for the purposes for which they were collected. Unless the deletion of your data is against the law or we need it in accordance with our legitimate business interests (e.g. to prevent fraud and increase security and user protection), your data will be deleted from our repositories and systems within three years of their acquisition.

  7. What are your rights?
    1. Right of access -
      We offer you access to your personal data we process. This means you can contact us and request from us a confirmation whether or not your personal data is being processed and if so, you have the right to request access to your data, which we will provide to you in the form of a so-called "registry" (stating, in particular, purposes, categories of personal data, categories of recipients of personal data, storage periods or criteria for determining storage periods).

    2. Right to rectification -
      You have the right to have inaccurate personal data we have stored about you rectified.

    3. Right to erasure -
      You may also ask us to erase your personal data from our systems. We will comply with such requests unless we have legitimate grounds to not delete your personal data.

    4. Right to restriction of processing -
      You may request us to restrict certain processing of your personal data. If you restrict certain processing of your personal data, this may lead to decreased functionality of using our Website.

    5. Right to data portability -
      You have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in order to transmit the personal data to another controller.

    6. Right to use your rights -
      You may exercise your aforementioned rights, free of charge, by sending an email to hello@sparring.io. We may require confirmation of your identity depending on your request.

  8. Can I complain?
    1. If you believe that the processing of your personal data is not in accordance with the relevant legal regulations concerning the protection of personal data, you can file a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority (Personal Data Protection Authority of the Slovak Republic).

  9. Is my data safe?
    1. We take all reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect us and you from unauthorized access or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of the personal data we process. Measures include possible encryption, firewalls, secure devices and access rights systems. Should security breaches that are likely to adversely affect your privacy occur despite security measures, we will notify you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at hello@sparring.io.