Welcome to Saudi Unicorns website (www.saudiunicorns.net). Our site is owned by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation (Misk) and National Technology Development Program (NTDP) (“we” “us” “our” etc.)
Saudi Unicorns is a national program which aims to support and empower leading Saudi scaleups through tailored services to meet their divergent requirements and connects participants to resources & networks to enable hypergrowth, rapid team expansion, access to world-class strategic guidance and value-added global growth capital, paving the way to becoming Saudi’s next unicorns. (the “Program”)
Our services are provided to you over our website (www.saudiunicorns.net) and its associated sub-domains (the “website”).
What is your personal data?
Personal data is information that enables you to be identified. It includes things like your name, date of birth, and your email address. For example, your email address will identify you because no one else will have the same email address as you. These are just a few examples of what your data is.
What personal data of yours do we have?
We collect the following:
Names, and contact details
Company’s name, pitch deck, CR and other information
Financial and funding data about the company
How do we get your personal data?
We have this personal information because:
- you may have provided it to us when you visited our website and created an account with or applied for Saudi Unicorns;
- you may have provided us with personal information when using our services or considering using our services;
- you may have visited our website with cookies and other website tracking tools enabled;
- you have made the information publicly available on social media websites where you have indicated that we can collect this information. You can control how much of your information social media websites make public by visiting these websites and changing your privacy settings; and
- we may have received it from third parties who provide services to us. [For example, when you submit your email address to show an interest in using our services, we receive information from a third party that provides us with automated fraud detection services.]
Why can we use your data?
There are a lot of laws about data. These laws say that we can only use your data if we have a good reason. Our good reasons are that:
- use of your data is necessary for us to achieve our legitimate interests;
- you have indicated that we can use your personal data;
- we require your personal data to provide you with our services, as we are obligated to do so by our terms and conditions; or
- we require your personal data to comply with any laws that apply to us.
We will look after your data properly. We’ll always tell you if we need to use your data for any other reason.
What do we use your data for?
We use your data so that we can do the following:
- to provide you with our services
- to improve our website and service offering
- to improve our customer service.
- to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- to send you periodic emails on various subjects, including marketing and advertisements.
Will we send you ads and marketing materials?
We will only send you ads and marketing materials only when you have said we can do so. This will include adverts and promotions from our contest sponsors and promotional marketing partners that we think may be of interest to you.
However, if you say yes and later change your mind, you can ask that we stop sending you ads and marketing materials. Should you change your mind, the email containing the advertisement will include an “Unsubscribe” button so that you can stop receiving such data. Furthermore, you can also email us and ask us to stop sending you ads at the email address contained at the bottom of this policy.
We won’t do anything that we’re not allowed to with your data. We will always be honest with you about how we use your data. We’ll tell you why we use it.
A cookie is not only a type of biscuit. A cookie can also be a small file that contains bits of data that is stored on your computer, tablet or phone whenever you visit a website. We use the following cookies on our website:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable our website to operate and function. Without these cookies, you would not be able to visit our website and use our services.
These cookies provide us with information on how our website is performing. For example, they tell us how popular our website is by showing us how many people have visited it.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made. For example, if you choose our website to be displayed to you in English, a cookie will remember this and will show you the website in English the next time you visit.
We use advertising cookies on our website to provide you with ads and promotions. These cookies may be our own but could also be those of other companies we are affiliated with. We will only use third-party cookies when you have said we can. You can change your device settings to ensure that you do not have advertising cookies on your device.
We use these cookies for a number of reasons, including:*
to provide you with our services;
to identify the areas of our website that you have visited;
to improve our website;
to measure how popular our website is;
to improve our website; and
to market products and services to you.
The cookies will only be stored for 2 hours.
Why is it important to protect personal data?
It can be a bit hard to understand how important data is and why you need to be able to protect and control it.
We do not want other people or companies to see your data if you do not want them to.
Think about something that means a lot to you – maybe it’s your mobile phone. You wouldn’t want someone to use it if you didn’t say they could. If you let someone use it, you’d want to know what they are using it for, that they are looking after it, and that they’ll tell you if something happens to it. You’d also want them to ask you before they let someone else use it, and to give it back to you if you ask for it. We treat your data as being equally important to you.
How will we protect your data?
We have a range of tools and features in place that will help keep your data secure. These include physical, electronic and administrative procedures to ensure that your data is safeguarded.
We do things to make sure that other people can’t see your data without your permission. We work hard to protect your data. It is one of the most important things we do. Only you should know your password with us. Make sure that nobody else knows it. Check that no one can see your password when you type it.
We will do our best to protect your data. We’ll always do what the law says we must do to keep your data safe. Unfortunately, even where we do our best, information on the Internet can never be totally safe. For these reasons, we cannot promise that your data will always be safe. If someone breaks into our office, our computers, or our databases and gets hold of your data, we will let you know where the law tells us to. We’ll always do our best to help you with any relevant problems.
Sharing your data
We sometimes need to share your data with other people or companies. Here are some examples.
We share your data with other companies that help us run our website and let you use your account. We only work with companies that we trust to protect your data. For example, we may share details of [an order you have placed with our service providers who will fulfill your order], just to ensure that you receive what you have asked for.
We share your data with third parties who help us deliver our services, such as companies that host and maintain our network or our website and companies that process payments for us.
We share your data with people who help us run our website like lawyers and accountants who help us to make sure we’re following the law and doing things right.
We share your data with the government and other entities who keep an eye on what we do to make sure we are looking after you properly. There are laws that make us do this.
We only share your data with other companies and people when we know they will protect it in the same way that we do.
It is important that you know where we send your data. We will send it to people and companies that are in Saudi Arabia or other countries around the world. Whenever we do need to transfer your data, we will make sure that it is protected. In some circumstances, the law will dictate that we need to take extra steps to protect your data before we can do this. These steps may include:
that we and the person /entity receiving your data agree to comply with a set of rules drafted by a regulator; or
that we and the person receiving your data agree to comply with mechanisms approved by a data protection regulator.
If you are under 18
We try our best to make sure that we are not collecting personal data from people who are under 18 years old. If you are under 18, please speak to your parents or guardians about using our website before signing up. We need to make sure that your parents or guardians are happy for us to collect your personal data before we can provide you with our services.
If you are a parent or guardian of someone under 18 who has provided us with personal data, please contact us at the email address contained at the end of this policy.
Links to other websites
Our website may include links to other websites. These other websites will have their own privacy policies which you should read before using them.
Know your rights
We will honor your rights that are spelled out in the law. In some situations, the law might say that you can ask us lots of things about your data.
You can ask to see your data. This is known as requesting access to your data. You can also ask for a copy of this data.
You can ask us to correct your data. If you think we’ve got any of it wrong, we can fix it. You can also ask us to change your data if some of the information changes, such as if you get a new email address or mobile phone number.
You can ask us to stop using your data for certain reasons or object to us using it. Even if you said it was okay for us to use your data in a certain way, if you change your mind just let us know. We’ll let you know if we can stop using it. We’ll make sure we keep a note of your concerns even if we can’t stop using your data for the reason you asked.
You can ask us to destroy your data. We’ll do this as long as the law says we can.
You can ask us to stop using computers to make decisions about you. Sometimes a company can use a computer to make automatic decisions. You can ask us to make sure that a human is in charge of making important decisions about you.
Where the law allows you to ask, we might still be unable to do these things. For example, if you ask us to destroy all of your data, we can’t do that straight away. We must keep some of your data for three years from the time you ask us to destroy it. This is because there are laws that tell us we have to do this to keep you safe. We will always explain to you if something like this happens. We’ll never consciously try to hide what we do with your data.
How long we can keep your data for
We need to keep your data while you use our products or services. However, we may need to keep your data for longer if the law says we have to. So even if you ask us to destroy your data, we may not be able to do that straight away.
When we no longer need your information, and the law says we do not need it, we delete it from our systems.
How can you contact us?
If you have any questions about your data, email us at [email protected].
There are people who make sure we look after your data properly. These people are called data protection authorities. Data protection authorities can tell us what to do if we do something wrong. If you are unhappy with how we use your data, or you have a complaint that you don’t think we have answered properly, you can contact the data protection authority in your country.