Last Updated: September 2021
Singapore Innovate Pte. Ltd. (“SGInnovate”, “we”, “us” or “our”) has been established to build, invest and support Deep Tech startups, including promoting these companies and connecting them through events and other mediums with investors, collaborators, partners, talents and customers. SGInnovate operates this website (“this Site”) in connection with its undertaking of the said services and activities (“Services”). Deep Tech is becoming an increasingly global marketplace where investors, sources of grants and consumers are located in all corners of the world. In recognition of SGInnovate’s widening footprint beyond Singapore, to places such as the European Union (“EU”), United States or the UK where some of our partners are located, we have been especially keen to ensure that this Privacy & Cookies Policy (“Policy”) takes account of the relevant data protection principles operating overseas. In particular we have measured and modelled this Policy against the high standards of data protection contained in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“EU GDPR”) and since 1 January 2021 in the retained version of the EU GDPR which applies in the UK, as amended from time to time (the “UK GDPR”).
In providing our Services, we take your privacy seriously and are committed to providing a safe online experience. We believe in being transparent about our practices, which is why we have provided this Policy to explain how we collect, use and disclose your personal information. This updated Policy gives you more control over your personal information and more clearly explains how we use it. To be clear from the outset when we talk about “personal information” or “Personal Data” (as defined in section 4 herein) in this Policy, we are referring to information about you (or another person) as an identifiable living individual and may include some obvious identifiers such as a name, email address, telephone number, address and company, but also some less obvious personal identifiers such as social media posts, YouTube video clips, interactions on our blog, computer IP address, mobile device specification, GPS location data and cookie-logs relating to us or our partners with whom you interact (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube where SGInnovate is active).
recognise your browser as a previous visitor and save any preferences that may have been set during your last visit to this Site;
obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the Internet;
track website analytics and carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitors’ or customers’ requirements and interests;
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.
Third-party cookies are set by a third-party site separate from this Site. We work with third-party service providers who are authorised to place third-party cookies and may also set cookies on this Site. These third-party service providers are responsible for the cookies they set on this Site. If you want further information, please go to the website of the relevant third party. If you would like to opt-out of all other types of technologies we employ on this Site, you may do so by changing your browser settings to block, delete or disable these technologies as your browser or device permits.
In light of recent changes to cookies practices in 2021 (with respect to the disablement of third party cookies on some browsers) we include below an updated list of the more popular browser types with hyperlinks showing how to adapt their cookie settings accordingly:• Google Chrome • Microsoft Edge • Mozilla Firefox • Microsoft Internet Explorer • Opera • Apple Safari
Logfile information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use this Site, our servers automatically record certain information your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
When you use this Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons or tracking pixels) to anonymously track online usage patterns. No personally identifiable information about you is collected using these clear GIFs. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information collected is used to enable more accurate reporting and make SGInnovate better for our users.
Our website may include at least one plug-in from YouTube, which is owned by Google, Inc. and domiciled in San Bruno, California, USA. The moment you visit pages of our website that are equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. The YouTube server is thereby notified about which specific page of our website you visited. If, in addition, you are logged into your YouTube account, you would enable YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this possibility of the association if you log out of your account in advance. You can obtain further information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube in the discussion of data privacy at www.youtube.com.
Personal Data provided by you will be retained and stored as long as the purpose for which the data was required continues, unless you request that we remove your Personal Data in exercise of your rights. Thereafter, we will destroy or delete the information, or remove the means by which the data can be associated with you, unless its retention is required to satisfy legal, regulatory, accounting or other business requirements or to protect our interests. We will however periodically review the data we hold, and erase or anonymise it when we no longer need it.
If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you warrant that you have obtained the authorisation from that person to provide such Personal Data on his/her behalf and that other person has agreed that you can act on his or her behalf and (i) give consent on his or her behalf to the processing of his or her Personal Data in accordance with this Policy; (ii) receive on his or her behalf any data protection notices; and (iii) give consent to the use and transfer of his or her Personal Data abroad in accordance with this Policy. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SGInnovate from any claim that such authority did not exist.
This Policy applies to all users of our Services and this Site only. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those relating to our third party partners, advertisers and other parties whom we collaborate with (“Third Party Platforms”). This Policy does not apply to the activities of such Third Party Platforms that may collect your Personal Data while accessing or using such third party’s services in connection with your use of this Site. The privacy practices of those third parties are not covered by this Policy. The links from this Site do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Platforms. We suggest you contact those platforms directly for information on their privacy policies.
If you are an individual in the EU who is less than 16 years old, please do not send us any information or your Personal Data. We do not knowingly collect nor do we wish to collect and personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 16. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete the information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any.
Irrespective of the country from which you access or use this Site or our Services, to the extent permitted by law, this Policy shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Singapore without regard to choice or conflicts of law principles, and you hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore to resolve any claims or disputes which may arise in connection with this Policy. Any disputes or claims concerning breach or inadequacy of Personal Data protection raised by an individual located in the EU or UK will be dealt with in accordance with the EU GDPR or UK GDPR as appropriate.