Privacy Policy

The Founder.Center website (the “Site”) is operated by Affinity Hive Inc (“Affinity Hive”).

Founder Center is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. To that end, we have prepared this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to describe our information gathering, dissemination and protection practices for the Site. The terms “Founder Center,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Affinity Hive Inc. The terms “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the user/customer using the Site. This Privacy Policy is governed by our Terms of Service .

Founder Center Privacy Highlights

Founder Center analyzes your email history to understand who you know and show the strongest connection to people and companies you're interested in. In order to do this, we request access to your email account.

  1. We never send email or make changes to your email account without your approval.
  2. We do not access the bodies or attachments of your messages. We access only email headers (the to, from, cc, bcc, and date fields).
  3. You and your relationships to your contacts are added to the Founder Center network. This means that Founder Center users in your extended network will be able to see who you know and how strong your relationships are.
  4. You are in control of your personal network. If another Founder Center user wants an introduction to one of your contacts, they must ask you.
  5. We do not expose your email address(es) to other Founder Center users unless (a) they have already corresponded with you at that address or (b) you both join the same community network (such as the StartX network on Founder Center).
  6. You can delete your account and data at any time. Please see the Termination section of the Terms of Service for more information.


The Site is not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 13, and we will not knowingly collect information from such persons. Any person who provides information to us through registration or in any other manner on the Site represents to Founder Center that they are 13 years of age or older. If we learn that a child under 13 has submitted personal information to us, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.

Collection of Information

"Personally Identifiable Information" means any information which can be used to identify an individual, and may include, but is not limited to, name, email address, postal or other physical address, title, or occupation.

The Site allows you to link your email account(s) (each, a "Linked Account"). We attempt to use OAuth to access Linked Accounts in order to limit our collection of your passwords. For a Linked Account that does not support OAuth, we will ask for your login credentials for such Linked Account, which may include your email address and password. In all cases, we attempt to collect your name and email address and the names and email addresses of your email contacts.

We endeavor to limit our requests for Personally Identifiable Information to information we believe is reasonably necessary to achieve our purposes as described in the "Information Use" section below. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of the Site's features. Any Personally Identifiable Information received in communication or in material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise are and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information (as described below) and the page you request.


Some of the pages on the Site may contain "cookies." A cookie is a small data file that may be sent to your web browser and stored on your computer. This allows our server to "recognize" you when your computer visits the Site in the future. Most web browsers can be configured to not accept cookies, or to notify you if a cookie is sent to you. In some instances, Founder Center may collect non-Personally Identifiable Information (aggregate or demographic data) through cookies.

Information Use

Founder Center uses Personally Identifiable Information for several general purposes:

  1. to build and maintain your network of email contacts,
  2. to add you and your contacts to Founder Center's aggregated network of all contacts,
  3. to share your network of contacts with other Founder Center users,
  4. to otherwise operate and support the Site,
  5. to contact you for feedback about the Site,
  6. to provide you with product and service information, demos, and news,
  7. to conduct research about Founder Center or our products and services,

We may use non-Personally Identifiable Information such as demographic data to analyze and develop our marketing strategy and further improve the Site and our products and services.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We will not sell or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:

  1. when we have your consent to share the information.
  2. if sharing the information is reasonably necessary to provide the Site. If your information is shared with third parties we will only provide the information reasonably needed to deliver the Site.
  3. to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers, or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners.
  4. if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law, in connection with litigation, to prevent a crime, or to protect personal safety, the public, or the Site.
  5. in connection with a sale or merger with another entity or if Founder Center should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to another entity or with Founder Center subsidiaries.

Founder Center may also share non-Personally Identifiable Information with third parties.


We are committed to protecting Personally Identifiable Information from loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration, unauthorized access, and destruction. Founder Center takes reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information. While we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us in all cases.

Third Party Sites

The Site interacts with the Linked Accounts and may contain links to other sites and services (collectively, "Third Party Services"). Founder Center is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Third Party Services. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each Third Party Service that you link to your Founder Center account or otherwise interact with in connection with your Founder Center account.

International Transfers

Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Founder Center or its agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Your Consent to this Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on . If we decide to use Personally Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users via email (if an email address has been provided) or display a notice on the Founder.Center homepage. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the Personally Identifiable Information we collect. Your continued use of this Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Contacting Founder Center

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: