Collection and Use of Application Information
We may use your Application Information for any Y Combinator-related purpose. This includes, without limitation:
Disclosure of Application Information
Subject to the exceptions described below, if your company submits an application to Y Combinator, we will not share your Application Information, other than for the purpose of evaluating your company’s application. When we share your Application Information for such evaluation purposes, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that those evaluators (whether within or outside of Y Combinator) agree to treat your Application Information confidentially.
We may also disclose your Application Information as set forth below:
Due to the large number of applications and related materials that we receive and review, and the similarity of much of the information provided in such applications, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any general information, knowledge or other materials (including without limitation any information generally known in your industry) included in your Application Information. Any such general information or knowledge 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.
Security and Maintenance of Applications
You submit applications at your own risk. We implement commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and organizational measures to protect Application Information both online and offline from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from us may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what Application Information you send to us.
After the application process has ended, we may retain your application and the information contained therein.
Update Your Application Information
Before you submit your application, you can update your Application Information by logging in and editing your application.
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 Application Information.
By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that your Application Information will be transferred from your location to our facilities and servers in the United States.