The personal information you provide for SmartCamp will be used by IBM to consider your startup for the SmartCamp event. If you are a SmartCamp semi-finalist, winner, or a SmartCamp Scale nominee, IBM will use your information, including your logo and company description for promotional activities. IBM will use your information to register your company for their free one year IBM Cloud credit and membership to the IBM Global Entrepreneur program, if you are eligible and not already a member.  IBM will also use this information to contact you about relevant startup/developer opportunities. LAUNCH, as a co-sponsor, will also have access to your information. They will use it to communicate relevant information about LAUNCH events and opportunities.  For information about how LAUNCH handles your personal information, refer to their privacy policy

While in IBM's custody, your personal information will be protected in accordance with IBM policies, requirements and applicable law. This includes implementing appropriate physical, administrative and technical safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Your information will be retained for as long as required to facilitate the SmartCamp event, manage your membership benefits, and in order for IBM to comply with our legal obligations and country requirements (as applicable).  

IBM is a global organization with business processes, management structures and technical systems that cross borders. As such, we may share information about you within IBM and transfer it to countries in the world where we do business in connection with the SmartCamp program. Our practices are designed to provide a globally consistent level of protection for personal information all over the world. 

If you have a question about IBM's handling of your personal information, you can contact us at: