(Effective May 2018)

Marc Rossen Attorney at Law LLC, an Ohio Limited Liability Company, (“RossenLaw”) welcomes your use of the StartupCleveland website. Your use of theStartupCleveland web site is subject to the Terms of Use provided elsewhere on this web site, and is incorporated by reference. You must immediately stop using the StartupCleveland website if you object to terms of this Privacy Policy.StartupCleveland’s privacy policy is as follows.


Website Privacy Statement
StartupCleveland is committed to preserving and safeguarding your privacy. Accordingly, this Website Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which we will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information.

Your Privacy
StartupCleveland is committed to the protection of your privacy and will treat all information you provide through the website with reasonable care.StartupCleveland works diligently to ensure that it has taken all appropriate administrative and technical measures to prevent the unauthorized or unlawful use of your personally identifiable information, and to prevent any accident, loss, destruction, or damage to such information. 

Collection of Personal Information
You may visit our Website without providing any of your personal information to us. At this time, the only personal information that we collect through our Website is personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through the Contact Us portion of the Website, when you request one of our free downloadable publications, when you subscribe to our email newsletter, or when you choose to send an e-mail to us at StartupCleveland. 

If you provide personally identifying information to StartupCleveland by using the contact form, email or other communication means on this website, StartupCleveland will not provide that information to any third parties without your permission.

StartupCleveland will not use information provided through your use of the website except to respond to direct inquiries or to measure traffic or traffic trends. We may automatically collect generally anonymous information related to your use of our Website, such as the date and time you visit the Website and the pages you visit on the Website. Our server may also automatically collect information about the type of browser you use and the identity of your Internet Service Provider. We do not provide or sell any of this information to third parties.StartupCleveland reserves the right to change our policy regarding the collection of information from visitors at any time without advance notice.

Use of Personal Information
Any Personal Information you provide to us when you send us an an electronic message via the Contact Forms on our site is only used solely to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted the message.

By providing Personal Information to StartupCleveland, you agree and consent that we may use and disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any other applicable legislation. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not provide your Personal Information to StartupCleveland. If you choose not to provide us with any required Personal Information, we may not be able to respond to your inquiries.

In order to protect their own interests, individuals or organization should not send confidential information to StartupCleveland.

StartupCleveland may disclose Personal Information to organizations that perform services on behalf of the firm. Personal Information will only be provided to such organizations if they agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to StartupCleveland and under the instruction of StartupCleveland.  Further, they must agree to act in a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this policy.

Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where our firm is obliged to disclose information without consent. Such circumstances include:

  • Where StartupCleveland is required by law or by order or by requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal to disclose certain information;
  • Where StartupCleveland believes, upon reasonable grounds, that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group;
  • Where disclosure is necessary to establish or collect money owing to StartupCleveland;
  • Where disclosure is necessary to permit StartupCleveland to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that StartupCleveland may sustain; or
  • Where the information is public.

Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, StartupCleveland will not disclose more information than is required.

Security of Personal Information
StartupCleveland endeavors to maintain adequate physical, procedural, and technical security with respect to its office and information storage facility so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. In terms of communicating Personal Information to StartupCleveland, you should be aware that there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. Mail, telephone calls, faxes, and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception, and misuse of information being communicated or transmitted.  As a result, StartupCleveland does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration and does not accept any liability for Personal Information submitted by you, nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of Personal Information.

Child Privacy
StartupCleveland does not knowingly solicit information from children and does not knowingly market the site or its services to children. No one under the age of 13 should submit any personal information to StartupCleveland or the StartupCleveland website. In the event that StartupCleveland discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, in accordance with the Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act of 1998, StartupCleveland will delete the child’s personally identifiable personal information from our files. For more information on the law internet privacy for children under the age of 13, see the Federal Trade Commission’s web site explaining the Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act of 1988.

How To Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, you may contact StartupCleveland by telephoning (216) 696-2428, e-mailing contact form, or mailing Marc Rossen Attorney at Law LLC, 30539 Pinetree Road, Suite 224, Cleveland, Ohio, 44124.