Privacy Policy

Crimson Startups Limited Privacy Policy Statement

We are, trading as Crimson Startups Limited

Our postal address is: 6-8 Cole Street, London SE1 4YH

Our registered address is: 21C Charles Street, Bath BA1 1HX

Telephone 020 7183 3932


This policy covers all sites produced by Crimson Startups Limited. Crimson Startups Limited is committed to protecting your privacy online. This privacy policy informs you what personal information Crimson Startups collects and the purposes for which it uses this information. This policy may change from time to time.


Crimson Startups Limited may disclose your information, under strict terms of confidentiality and restriction of use, to partners of Crimson Startups Ltd who supply services on behalf of Crimson Startups Limited and who require to process personal data in the provision of such services. When you use Crimson Startups Limited Services you are consenting to the disclosure of your personal information to Crimson Startups Limited partners, unless you have otherwise informed us that you do not wish us to disclose your personal information. However, under certain circumstances the force of law may require the provision of information to legal authorities. In order to safeguard the interests of its subscribers Crimson Startups Limited will comply with any such legally binding request.

Information we collect

Identifiable information – Your information is collected when you register or fill in a form on a Crimson Startups Limited website, or you send an email to Crimson Startups Limited. The information that is provided by you will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided, unless you are informed otherwise at the time of giving the information. You may inform Crimson Startups Limited at any time if you wish Crimson Startups Limited to cease using your personal information. Non identifiable information – Crimson Startups Limited will from time to time collect information from you that does not reveal your personal identity, for example we may ask you to complete online polls. Crimson Startups Limited uses this information for editorial purposes, and occasionally for other internal purposes. This information is only used in aggregate form and is not connected to any name, address or other personal identifying information.

How we use personal information

Crimson Startups Limited processes personal information for the purpose of providing a personalised service, running competitions and providing you with information about products and services on offer. Crimson Startups may from time to time use your contact information to tell you about news or events provided by Crimson Startups Limited or one of its strategic partners. You may opt-out of receiving such mailings, either when you register with Crimson Startups Ltd or at any time afterwards. Crimson Publishing Limited may also contact you with important information about your registration details even if you have opted-out of receiving promotional emails.

International Transfers

Crimson Startups Limited shall take steps to ensure that any transfer of data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under English law, shall be made subject to contractual arrangements which will require that your data be processed to at least a standard compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

Links & Security

There are links on Crimson Startups web sites to third party web sites which Crimson Startups Limited has no control over. Crimson Startups accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites. Data transmission over the Internet is never totally secure and whilst Crimson Startups Limited tries to protect your personal information, Crimson Startups Limited cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Cookies and other tracking devices

Our site is primarily funded by advertising which relies on our use of cookies. By using our site, you consent to our use of cookies.

Cookies are information that are sent to and stored on your computer. They are used to identify you when you visit our sites. Cookies are used to remember passwords, usernames, passwords and your preferences. They are also used to provide us with anonymous statistical information about how our site is used.

If you wish, you can disable Cookies on your Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome etc) but this will affect all sites that you visit, and could mean that they no longer function for you. Instructions on how to switch cookies off can be found by using the Help option within your browser and searching for “switch off cookies”. Please be aware that you will need to switch off the cookies on every browser you use. For further information about cookies, including how to delete them please visit

Cookies in use on this site

Our site is constantly evolving as we add new articles, content and tools to make sure our users find it as valuable as possible. As such, this list will be updated over time, so we suggest you check back regularly.

Our cookies allow you to use our site and provide our advertisers and partners with anonymous reporting information.

Cookie Description
Startups These cookies make it possible for you to post in your forums and use your site by prefilling your details where appropriate.  Without these cookies, you will not be able to post in our forums and the site may not work properly for you.
Disqus and Used by our comments management platform, this cookie recognises you and attributes your profile name to your posts.  Without these cookies, you will not be able to comment on our articles.  More information: This is used by our video player technology, Brightcove, to allow you to use the controls on our video player including play, pause, fast forward and rewind our videos.  Without this cookie you will not be able to watch our videos. This is used by our email newsletter management tool as you register for email promotions.  Without these cookies, you will not be able to sign-up for our email services.
Google Analytics This provides anonymous tracking of our site traffic to allow us to understand more about how our site is used, and which sections are popular.  In this way, we can monitor and track how to improve what we provide to our readers.  More information is available here:
Google Website optimiser This tool allows us to test different versions of our site automatically so that we can identify improvements that make it easier to use for you. Part of the ComScore family, this provides anonymous tracking of site traffic. This also provides anonymous tracking of site traffic We track which of our reports and guides are of interest to our users using this cookie. This is our chosen advertisement delivery platform for banner advertisements.  This site is paid for by our advertisers and as such, our funding is based on providing advertisers with solutions with robust and accurate metrics on the performance of their campaigns.  This allows us to keep our site and our content free to use.  All data collected is always anonymous.  Without this technology, we would not be able to operate this site. This powers our in-article encyclopaedia where you highlight specific words and provide an associate advertisement is provided by Vibrant Media.  More information is here:

In addition, we also provide a number of tools and content provided by approved third parties. Some of these tools rely on cookies to provide the service. To find out more about their use of cookies, please refer to our partner’s sites. These cookies are only used when you use the tools, so if you have any concerns, we recommend you do not use the tools.

Crimson Startups websites may contain advertisements or content created and provided by third parties. These advertisements or content may also place Cookies on your computer. These cookies collect information about your use of the Internet. Crimson Startups does not control the collection or use of your information by such advertisers and our privacy policy does not apply to such information. Please contact the advertiser directly if you have any concerns.

Contact Crimson Startups: Data Controller, Crimson Startups Ltd, 6-8 Cole Street, London SE1 4YH Email:

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