ycombinator.com Legal

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  • Your personal information can be collected and used for various purposes, including analytics and improving services.
  • Cookies and similar technologies are used to operate the site and gather data.
  • Y Combinator may share your personal information with third parties for business operations.
  • You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information.
  • Technical information about your use of the site is automatically collected.
  • Y Combinator is not responsible for the content or practices of third-party sites linked from their services.
  • The site's terms and privacy policies may change, and continued use after changes implies acceptance.
  • California residents have additional rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • The site is not directed to children under the age of 13.
  • Disputes are to be resolved through binding arbitration, and you waive the right to participate in a class action lawsuit.

Things to watch out for

  • Y Combinator may share your personal information with vendors, service providers, and affiliates without further notice.
  • By agreeing to the terms, you are consenting to binding arbitration for disputes, limiting your options for legal recourse.
  • Changes to the privacy policy or terms of use can happen at any time, and your continued use of the site means you accept those changes.

AI recommendations

When engaging with Y Combinator's site and services, it's important to be aware of the information you're providing, especially during the application process. Be cautious about the personal details you share and understand that they may be used for analytics or shared with third-party services. If privacy is a major concern for you, especially if you are a California resident, take advantage of your rights under the CCPA to manage your personal information.

Additionally, consider the implications of the arbitration agreement, which significantly affects how disputes are resolved. If you're uncomfortable with this, you might want to reconsider using the site or seek legal advice before proceeding.


What personal information does Y Combinator collect?

Y Combinator collects various types of personal information, including identifiers, commercial information, geolocation, professional or employment-related information, education information, and internet activity.

Can I opt out of data collection or request data deletion?

Yes, you can contact Y Combinator to update, correct, or delete your personal information. California residents have additional rights to manage their personal information.

What happens if I have a dispute with Y Combinator?

Disputes with Y Combinator are to be resolved through binding arbitration, and you waive the right to participate in a class action lawsuit or trial by jury.

(Last updated: 09th December, 2023)

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