Privacy Policy

The e-commerce website and the privacy data are owned by Startak IVS, a limited liability company registered in Denmark with VAT number DK36917571.

At Startak, we respect your privacy. We want to ensure that you get the information, content, and experiences that matter most to you. Startak is committed to protecting the privacy of viewers, forum members, and customers.


This privacy policy applies to all personal data processed by full-time and part-time employees, volunteers when acting on behalf of Startak, contractors and partners doing business on behalf of Startak, as well as all legal entities, all operating locations in all countries, and all business processes conducted by Startak.

What information do we collect?

Startak may collect the following personal data in line with the use purposes explained in a subsequent section:

– Your name and contact details
– Online profile data/usage
– Social media profile information
– Purchasing and payment information
– Registration and participation in the Startak forum
– Subscription preferences
– Information about the device(s) you use
– Information about service usage
– Cookies
– IP Address
– Other information you upload or provide to us

We do not subversively collect personal information. We only collect your personal information when you knowingly enter it into the website.

How do we use your information?

Startak uses (and, where specified, shares) your personal information for the following purposes:

To process transactions. Startak uses personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and company/institution to engage in interactions with you, including contacting you about your order, donation, or subscription. We do not collect or handle credit card information.

To provide support or other services. Startak may use your personal information to provide you with support or other services that you have ordered or requested. Startak may also use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters.

To provide online forum functionality. Forum services on the website permit you to participate in interactive discussions, post comments or other content. These services are moderated; all may be accessed for technical reasons (for example, for improvements or fixes). Startak does not control the content that users post to these forums. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums and tailor any content you submit appropriately and in accordance with the relevant terms of use. You should also review any additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of these services, including terms related to sharing your personal information and receiving communications.

To administer and deliver products. Startak may contact you if you purchase products to confirm certain information about your order.

To select content, improve quality, and facilitate use of the websites. Startak may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and personalize website content, improve website quality, evaluate page response rates, conduct usability testing, and facilitate your use of the websites (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, keep track of shopping cart additions, and preserve order information between sessions).

We never share your personal information with advertisers or other companies. We will never sell contact lists. When you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser.

To assess usage of Startak products and services. Startak may track your usage of Startak products and services to determine your level of usage. This information is never shared.

To protect Startak content and services. We may use your information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to enforce our terms and conditions. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam. These efforts may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.

To get feedback or input from you. In order to deliver products and services of most interest to our viewers, from time to time, we may ask members, customers, volunteers, and website visitors to provide us input and feedback (for example through surveys).

The Startak provides secure https access to its forum and website. It is recommended that you use that option if available to you. Secure https access is not enforced to allow the broadest range of access for people.

How can you control your information?

You can control the information we have about you and how we use it in several ways.

– If you are a registered forum user, you can review, revise, and correct the personal data that you have provided to Startak via your account profile.
– Use the unsubscribe method provided in our various communications

Personal data about minors and children: Startak does not knowingly collect data from or about children under 16 without the permission of parent(s)/guardian(s).

How will you know if the Privacy Policy is changed?

Startak may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. This page will always contain the latest privacy policy information. We do not spam customers, members or viewers with privacy policy change information.

Where is my data stored?

Your data is stored on Startaks own secure servers, currently at a large server provider in Italy. Only Startak staff and our IT service engineer(s) have access to these servers. All reasonable measures and best practice security is employed to keep this data secure.
The data is also backed up by our contracted IT service provider who uses best security practices and tools to keep this data secure.

Logging practices

Startak automatically records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors and forum members. The IP address is a unique number assigned to every computer on the internet.

We keep track of login dates and times visited on Startak forum. We do not track search requests. Startak uses this information internally only for purposes of forum moderation. e.g. to discover sockpuppet account, spam, and illegal activity.

Startak also captures and stores information that you transmit through the use of Google Analytics. This may include:

Browser/Device type/version, Operating system, and device used.

External links behavior

Some of Startak websites link to other sites created and maintained by other public- and/or private-sector organizations. Startak provides these links solely for your information and convenience. When you transfer to an outside website, you are leaving the Startak domain, and Startak information management policies no longer apply. Startak encourages you to read the privacy statement of each external website that you visit before you provide any personal data.

Cookies and web beacons

Cookies and web beacons are electronic placeholders that are placed on your device by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. Startak uses both session-based cookies (which last only for the duration of the user’s session) and persistent cookies (which remain on your device and provides information about the session you are in and waits for the next time you use that site again).

These cookies and web beacons provide useful information to Startak , enabling us to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s access to and use of our sites, allows us to track usage behavior, and to balance the usage of our websites on all Startak web servers.

Tracking cookies, third-party cookies, and other technologies such as web beacons may be used to process additional information, enable non-core functionalities on the Startak website and enable third-party functions (such as a social media “share” link).

Collaboration with authorities

The Startak will ensure proper communication with the relevant regulatory authority for privacy.

Transfer of information to other countries

The Startak does not share personal information with other companies. The Startak may however have servers in different countries were this information is securely stored.

Responses to legal requests

Startak reserves the right to share your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities, the police, or where required by law.

In the event of bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Your European Union privacy rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (also known as GDPR), if you are an individual protected by the GDPR you may have certain rights as a data subject. To request information about or avail yourself of those rights, please send an email to with “GDPR Request” in the subject line. In the email please describe, with specificity, the GDPR right you are requesting assistance with.

The Startak believes in good faith that its services are compliant with GDPR regulations.

How do I contact you if there is an issue?

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about the use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us by email at