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Startup Investor School Privacy Policy

This Startup Investor School Privacy Policy was last updated on January 31, 2018.

This Startup Investor School Privacy Policy sets forth Y Combinator's policy with respect to Personal Data and other information that is included in applications submitted to Y Combinator's course, known as Startup Investor School (“SIS”), as well as company information submitted to SIS by active participants in SIS. This Startup Investor School Privacy Policy forms a part of Y Combinator's Privacy Policy located at Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Startup Investor School Privacy Policy have the meanings set forth in Y Combinator's Privacy Policy.

Your Application

The contents of your SIS application will be reviewed and evaluated by Y Combinator. Currently, we have no plans to share the specific contents of your application with third parties, however, if we determine in our sole discretion to share your application with a third party, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that such third party agrees to treat your application confidentially.

We may use your application, and all information or materials included in your application, for any Y Combinator-related purpose. This includes, without limitation:

  • Compiling and publishing aggregated or anonymized statistics regarding technology, companies, founders, investors, etc.
  • Tracking applicants, founders, investments, companies and application trends.

Information Included in Your Application

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

Maintenance of Applications & Company Information

We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to retain your application and the information contained therein, as well as the company information you submit, even after Startup Investor School has ended or you have terminated your account.


Y Combinator does not knowingly collect Personal Data, or accept applications, from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data or applications through the Site.

Changes to this Startup Investor School Privacy Policy

Our application process, and the way we run SIS, may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Y Combinator to make changes to this Startup Investor School Privacy Policy. Y Combinator reserves the right to update or modify this Startup Investor School Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you submit an application. This Startup Investor School Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your submission of an application, your participation in SIS or continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Startup Investor School Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Startup Investor School Privacy Policy.

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