Privacy Policy

Catapult and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This Privacy Notice is applicable to you as a Catapult network member. We are committed to inform about how we handle your personal data, to give you control over how it is used, and to protect it.  Here you will find details about the information we have about you, how and why we collect it, how we use it, and how we keep it secure. This Privacy Notice also tells you about your rights, how you can exercise those rights, and how the law protects you.

If at any time you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the way we use your personal data please contact us at

About Catapult

Catapult is a data-driven innovation headhunter. In our core is the research of startup data that enables our customers to discover new technologies and matches new solutions to our customers development needs. The research is funneled from a pool of over one million technology and innovation companies. As a source of startup data, Catapult buys the access and licenses from different globally operating data collector companies platforms.

Company details of Catapult

Startup Catapult International Ltd.

Company ID:

Office address:
Sturenkatu 16
00510 Helsinki

Postal address:
Pohjoisranta 16 C 30
00170 Helsinki


The data we collect

We collect the data of our network members that is necessary to conduct our business, to provide the services to our customers and to keep you informed about the news from our end. We do not share your information with third parties without your allowance.

Data Catapult is storing, one or several out of these mentioned below:

  • name
  • phone number
  • email address
  • related company information as; company name, address, invoicing details


How is your data collected

Generally, we collect personal information related to you when you decide to interact with us, or when we start the collaborations with your company.

Data collection methodology includes:

  • Direct interactions: you may give us personal information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by mail, phone, email, in person at events, as part of our contractual arrangement with you, or otherwise.
  • We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. 
  • Third parties or publicly available sources: we may receive personal data about you or your company from various third parties and public sources including:  social media platforms,  our own corporate prospect/customer databases or online research referrals.


How we use your personal data

  • To communicate and interact with you and your company.
  • To supply services to you and your company.  
  • To operate and improve our services.
  • To provide commercial quotes to you.
  • To send invoices to your company.
  • For statistical analysis (e.g. on the use of our websites).
  • To provide you customer support.
  • To ask your opinion or feedback on our services or industry questions.

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the agreement we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where it is in our legitimate interests,  including our commercial interests in operating with Catapult network. 

We make sure that we consider and balance any potential negative impact on you and your rights before we process your personal data. 


How we share your personal data

  • We may share your personal data within our operational team.
  • We may share your personal data with an external third party, including:

o   Suppliers who we engage to provide services to you.

o   Professional advisors including lawyers, accountants and insurers where necessary to enable them to provide their services to us.

o   Authorities who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

We may also share your personal data with third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with contractual obligations which ensure adequate protection for your personal data.


How we protect your personal data?

We are committed to protecting your personal data. We put in place safeguards including appropriate technologies, policies, and contractual arrangements, so that the data we have about you is protected from unauthorized access and improper use, and we will not keep your personal data for longer than necessary.


How long will we use your personal data?

We will keep your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice and to fulfill our legal obligations. We will not keep more data than we need. While you remain as a network member we shall retain your data in order to keep providing services to you. If you do not wish to stay as a member of Catapult network we will keep your personal data for a period of 24 months before deleting it. We are required to keep some basic information about our customers for a longer period in accordance with applicable tax laws. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data.


Your rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, including the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability, and the right to object. Under EU data protection laws you have a number of rights in relation to your personal data. These rights are not absolute – in some cases they will not apply to you, or to the particular use that we are making of your data. There are exceptions, for example if we have to process the data to comply with our own legal obligations; if that is the case we will let you know.

Your rights include:

  • Access to your personal information (by what is commonly known as a “data subject access request”).
  • Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold.
  • Require the deletion of personal information concerning you in certain situations.
  • Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit that data to a third party in certain situations.
  • Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing.
  • Object to decisions being taken by automated means (including profiling) which produce legal effects concerning you.
  • Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information.
  • Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.


More information about our GDPR policy and customer privacy

If at any time you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the way we use your personal data please contact us at