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Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy. This policy covers how DevStart treats personal information that is received, including your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. We collect information from your browser, including your IP addresses and the page you request. We might ask for your contact information when you correspond with us, call us to request service, register to attend a seminar, or participate in an online survey.

Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement.

The site contains links to other sites at which personal information is collected. In such instances, unless expressly provided to the contrary, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site.

DevStart does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested us.

DevStart uses data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics.

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or otherwise required by law.


Personal Data

Personal Data is any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Your name, address, phone number and bank account number are examples of Personal Data.

What personal data we collect and how we use it

DevStart processes your Personal Data to ensure the efficiency and effectivity of DevStart business activities and relationships, conduct business and commercial transactions, maintain the author relationship, and plan and conduct marketing.

Below is a description of the Personal Data DevStart may have collected and/or used over the last 12 months:

Category of Personal Data Description Purpose and Uses Legal Bases
Identifiers Name, contact information (postal address, email address, phone number), Internet Protocol address. DevStart may use Identifiers to conduct business activities such as marketing and business communications. DevStart may also process Identifier information to fulfil legal requirements and protect DevStart's legal and business interests. DevStart conducts direct marketing with your consent. Otherwise, DevStart processes Identifiers for Contract or Legal reasons.
Customer Records Information Name, signature, employment information (title, role), contact information If you currently work or previously have worked for a business customer or vendor organization, we may have collected information about you in our Customer Records in order to fulfil a contract with your organization, or to conduct business activities such as marketing and business communications. DevStart conducts direct marketing with your consent. Otherwise, DevStart processes Customer Records Information for Contract or Legal reasons.
Commercial Information Products or services purchased or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies DevStart may collect Commercial Information in order to customize and plan marketing activities, make business decisions, and make financial and resource forecasts. DevStart conducts these activities with Legitimate Business Interests, and in some cases to fulfil Contracts or for Legal reasons.
Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Browsing history, search history, information regarding interaction with our networks, websites and advertisements To better manage and design our websites, customize and serve ads, perform website analytics, and manage marketing activities, DevStart collects Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity information. As individuals access DevStart online applications and networks, DevStart tracks and manages access in order to maintain security. DevStart collects this network, online and online advertising information for its Legitimate Business Interests.
Geolocation Data Non-Precise Geolocation information at the country level, based on IP address DevStart may recognize the country from which a web visitor comes to a DevStart website through IP address in order to customize a web visitor's experience, manage security and protect against fraud, and fulfil requests. Web visitors may also provide DevStart country location in order to establish web experience preferences. In some cases, DevStart obtains Consent for country-level location data. In other cases, DevStart uses this information for Legitimate Business Interests or to fulfil Contracts with web visitors.

DevStart does not as a practice collect Personal Data revealing political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, genetic information, or sex life/sexual orientation.

If DevStart intends to use or transfer Personal Data for purposes beyond those for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you, or for purposes incompatible for those uses, DevStart will offer you the opportunity to affirmatively opt in.

Sources of Personal Data

We have collected the above categories and types of personal data directly from individuals through our website and through social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and through business interaction and documents such as our contracts and other shared documents.

How We Share Personal Data

We may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers under contract to us to assist in our business activities, which may include but are not limited to marketing, advertising our product/service offerings, and maintaining and improving our service offerings. These service providers are authorized to use your Personal Data only as necessary to provide these services to us. DevStart does not sell Personal Data or provide Personal Data to third parties for their own uses.

That said, some third-party advertising or analytics cookies can be considered a "sale" under some definitions, and you can opt out of this sharing through our cookie consent banner that may appear in a ribbon on our website pages, or by following instructions provided in our full Cookies Policy section. In addition, though DevStart does not otherwise sell Personal Data, you can opt out of any future sharing by emailing this request to [email protected].

DevStart may also disclose your Personal Data as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when DevStart believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect DevStart's rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. We may also share as a part of merger or acquisition activity.


The choice of whether to provide Personal Data to DevStart is up to you. The notice DevStart provides when it collects Personal Data will assist in how you prefer to allow us to use your Personal Data. When you do not want to provide your Personal Data, you can still visit most of DevStart's websites; however, please note that you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you. If you chose to have a relationship with DevStart, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, DevStart will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.

You may sign-up and consent to receive email or newsletter communications from DevStart's websites. If you would like to discontinue receiving these communications, you may update your preferences by using the "Unsubscribe" link found in emails or by contacting DevStart.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make DevStart site work; others help DevStart improve the user experience. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect data about website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Data previously indicated by a web user.

If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising, click here or if located in the European Union, click here. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

Log Files

Log files may record data such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; internet service provider, clickstream patterns; the files viewed on DevStart's websites (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), referring and exit pages and dates and times that DevStart's sites is accessed to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.


Wherever your Personal Data may be held within DevStart or on its behalf, DevStart intends to take commercially reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Data that you share with DevStart from unauthorized access or disclosure.

If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Data, you can contact DevStart at [email protected].

Data Hosting and Retention

DevStart is a global company and may store your Personal Data in data centers around the world. Regardless of location, DevStart protects your data with similar controls and safeguards. For example, if DevStart transfers data from the European Union or from other countries requiring additional measures to allow the data transfer, DevStart uses Standard Contractual Clauses among other measures to provide adequacy ensuring that your data protection rights travel with your data. DevStart will not store your data longer than necessary for the purpose for which we have processed your data. How long we retain your data depends on the type of data and the purpose for which we process your data. Contact us at [email protected] for more information about data retention.


DevStart's websites are a general audience websites. Accordingly, DevStart does not intend to collect Personal Data from anyone DevStart knows to be under 16 years of age.

If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from an individual under 16 years of age, we will take reasonable steps to delete such information from our files as soon as is practicable. Please contact us at [email protected], if you believe we have any information from or about an individual under the age of 16.

Data Subject Rights

Depending on where you live, you may have certain rights regarding your Personal Data. To exercise any of the following rights, please contact us at [email protected].

Note that there may be exceptions and limited applicability to some individual data rights, and DevStart may not be required or able to fulfill your request. In most cases, we will respond to your request within 30 days unless legal requirements dictate otherwise. Below is a summary of individual data rights you may have, depending on local requirements:

Right to Know and Right to Request Information

You may have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose or sell. You have the right to request information about the personal information we've collected about you within the last twelve months, and you may have the right to receive a machine-readable copy of your Personal Data and/or have us provide your Personal Data to a third party. You may request to know if we have collected, sold or shared with third parties, including the following information:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you
  • The categories of sources of personal information we collected about you
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information about you
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information
  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you
  • Whether we have sold your personal information and if so the categories of personal information that each category of recipient purchased; and
  • Whether we have disclosed your personal information for a business purpose and if so, the categories of personal information that each category of recipient received.

Right to Request Correction or Deletion

  • If you believe that we have some Personal Data about you that is incorrect, you can request that we update or correct that information.
  • You have the right to request that we delete your personal information. Under certain circumstances we may be unable to delete your personal information, for example, to comply with legal obligations, or to complete a business transaction that you have requested.

Right to Object, Withdraw Consent, and Data Portability

  • You may have the right restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data.
  • In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don't have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).

These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, where they would infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights) or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping. We will inform you of relevant exemptions we rely upon when responding to any request you make.

Right to Non-Discrimination

  • You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your privacy rights.

Right to Complain to a Regulator

If you have unresolved concerns, you may have the right to complain to the data protection authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred.

In Canada, you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) to help resolve a privacy concern you have at https://www.priv.gc.ca.

In the European Union, find your Data Protection Authority's contact information at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.

In the United Kingdom, you can make a complaint about us to the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) at www.ico.org.uk.

In the Philippines, you can contact the National Privacy Commission at [email protected].

You may also contact the privacy regulator in your country, state, or province. Most privacy regulators can be contacted online using the resources provided at https://icdppc.org/participation-in-the-conference/members-online/.


DevStart is committed to privacy. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and this website is constantly evolving to meet these demands.

If you have any comments or questions regarding DevStart's Privacy Policy, please contact DevStart at [email protected]. While DevStart cannot guarantee privacy perfection, DevStart will address any issue to the best of its abilities as soon as possible.

Contact Data

DevStart, Inc. headquarters

64 Orland Square Drive

Suite 314A

Orland Park, IL 60462

Toll free: (888) 710-0600

Local: (708) 428-6114

Fax: (708) 590-0762

[email protected]

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Note that we may update this policy without notifying you personally.