Privacy Statement & Code of Conduct

As a recruiting company we value your privacy and therefore will never share and/or distribute your personal information.

Privacy Statement LevelUp Ventures

We are LevelUp Ventures. We respect your privacy and private life, and sometimes we need your personal data. In this privacy policy we explain which data we use and how we save, protect and process this data, when you use our website. 

This privacy policy applies to our websites and (the “Website”, “we”, “us”, “our”) and the services we offer (the “Services“). We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and, when implemented, with the relevant provisions under Dutch law (the “Relevant Legislation”).

What is LevelUp Ventures and its Services

LevelUp Ventures is an in-house recruitment company, offering talent support for fast-growing tech companies. Among the services offered by LevelUp Ventures, there can be counted: recruitment process outsourcing, executive search and employer branding

Personal data and how we process it

To offer our Website and Services we process personal data. “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This definition used in our Privacy Policy is not identical to the definition of Personal Data as stipulated in the Relevant Legislation for reasons of readability.

Personal data of website visitors and newsletter subscribers

We use your personal data for:

  • Learning more about the behaviour of the visitors of our website to further improve the way we share knowledge and present information of our Services
  • Learning more about the behaviour of the visitors of our career portal to further improve the way we present information about our company as an employer and open job positions.
  • Improving and monitoring the performance of this website and generating anonymised data that we share with our partners.

We process the following personal data of website visitors:

  • Device and browser
  • IP-address
  • Location and time data 
  • Requests and responses sent from and to your device
  • Source website (we use a cookie to track this)
  • Behaviour on our website
  • Other personal data that you actively provide, for example by filling the contact forms on this website, subscribing to the newsletter, in correspondence and by telephone.

LevelUp Ventures offers newsletters. That way, you are fully informed of (discount) offers and other news. For this, we use your personal data that you actively provide by filling in the forms on the website, in correspondence and by telephone. We use an opt-in system. Every time we send you a newsletter you have the possibility to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes listed above or any other purpose that is connected thereto. This way, your data will never be used by us in an unexpected way.

Personal data of job applicants

If you apply for a job then we process your personal data to facilitate the entire job application procedure for recruitment. We have a legitimate interest for finding and selecting the possible fit for the job when it comes to our internal recruiting. After the procedure we will delete your personal data within 365 days of your application, unless you have explicitly consented to a longer period. The following personal data can be processed for the job application procedure:

  • Cover letter, CV, resumé
  • Full name, address, email address, phone number, picture,
  • Social media profile URL (e.g. LinkedIn, Indeed)
  • Which jobs you have applied for
  • Statuses, notes and planning related t.o your job application
  • Email communications between you and our employees


Under European data protection law we are required to inform you that withholding personal data in your job application can give you a disadvantage in comparison to other candidates who are applying for the same role.

Your personal data has to be processed by LinkedIn and Indeed to allow for the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ and ‘Apply with Indeed’ functionalities. LinkedIn and Indeed may use cookies. You can find their privacy policies on the following websites:


We work hard to protect your personal data from unauthorized or unlawful access, alteration, disclosure, use or destruction. That way, unauthorized persons do not have access to your data. We take the following measures to protect your personal data:

  • The access to the data is limited to the people within LevelUp Ventures that need the data
  • All digital files containing personal data are encrypted

We uphold these security measures both for our local hardware as well as any cloud solution providers we might use to process your personal data.

An example of such cloud provider is a software platform called ‘Recruitee’. That we use to manage our application process. This platform is secured with an SSL encryption and a processing contract with ‘Recruitee’ is concluded. We store personal data with a recruitment objective.

How long do we store your data?

We shall store your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes listed above.

With whom do we share your personal data?


We may share your personal data with others. In a data processing agreement, we shall agree with those parties that they shall use your data carefully and they shall only receive the data that is relevant for their services. These parties use your data in accordance to our instructions and not for their own purposes. We can share your data for example with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Autopilot, Hot Jar and Google Analytics. These parties are “processors” within the meaning of the Relevant Legislation.

Third parties

Sometimes we share your data with third parties who are not processors. We will agree with those parties that they will use your data carefully. They will only use your data in accordance with the purposes that we received your data for. We may share your data for example with our customer (a startup or scaleup) when we made the agreement to source for that customer.


We will only process your data within the European Union. We will only process your data outside of the European Union if the country has an effective protection level for your data.

We will never transfer your data to other countries or other parties then described above.

How do we analyse your website visit?


Cookies are little (text)files which are stored on your computer. Your web browser stores these cookies when you visit our Website. These cookies will be retrieved when you visit our website again. This allows our Website to recognise you as a previous visitor and enhance your experience with our website. 

How do we use cookies?

We may use cookies to improve your user experience on our Website. Cookies are essential for the operation of our Website, make sure that you can visit our Website safely and track bugs and errors at our Website.

Opt-out of cookies

You can choose to change your cookie settings in your browser, if you don’t want cookies to be sent to your device. We will then not save cookies if you visit our Website. Please note that some Website features or services of our Website may not function properly without cookies.

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. When we change this privacy policy in a significant way, we will post a notification on our Website along with the updated privacy policy. We also inform users that are registered with an email address in case of any significant moderation. If you are not registered as a user we advise you to visit the Website and this policy regularly.

Privacy policy of other websites

Our Website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Your permission


We can store your data at various moments, for example when you visit our Website, subscribe to our newsletter, fill in a form,  use our Services, apply for a job at LevelUp Ventures, or when you contact us otherwise. We are allowed to process your data because we ask your permission via this privacy policy.

We will not process your data without your consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Your rights


The data we collect is personal and we would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Therefore, you have the following rights:

You may request access to the personal data we process about you;

  • You may request us to correct, update, shield or delete your personal information in our records;
  • You may request a copy of the personal data we have processed about you. We can – on your request – send this copy to another party, so you don’t have to send the data yourself;
  • You may file a complaint against processing your data;
  • You may file a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority(Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens), if you are under the impression that we process your data unlawfully;
  • You may always withdraw your consent to process your data. We cannot process your data from the moment you withdraw your consent.

Should you have further questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us via the information below.



We advise you to contact us first if you have any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data. But you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority:

TNW & LevelUp Ventures Code of Conduct Addendum

As residents and members, we respect the TNW official code of conduct. With respect to rule #7 (non-poaching), this means that the TNW office and Slack channel should not be used for job offers with the intent to recruit. 

LevelUp Ventures core service

LevelUp’s core service is centred around recruiting and talent acquisition for startups & scaleups. Simply ignoring all companies that are part of the TNW community would prevent us from reaching a significant part of the tech talent in NL.

We are not a recruiting agency.
We are not in the business of ‘shipping CV’s’ or poaching people away with the purpose to sell them to the highest bidder or add them to our own database. Instead, our talent acquisition experts are part of the team of the customers we work for, similar to what freelance recruiters would do. And work with the CRM and ATS systems of these customers.

TNW Code of Conduct additions & clarifications

Whenever LevelUp employees are representing one of our customers, this employee will behave as an employee of that company. 

In case that customer is part of the TNW community, we will behave in line with the TNW code of conduct. 

In case If that customer company is not part of the TNW community, they will behave as if they are not part of the TNW community:

  • They might occasionally contact employees who are working for a TNW company to check whether they are open for job opportunities;
  • They will only do so through from the email domain, or through communication channels of such (non-TNW) company;
  • They will never use the TNW slack or other channels privately reserved for the TNW community (as the non-TNW would not have access to such channels either).

When it comes to
recruiting for new LevelUp employees, we will adhere to the code of conduct like any other resident.

Contact information

To get in touch, please send us an email at

LevelUp Ventures B.V.

Chamber of Commerce: 63848120

Zocherstraat 85-1

1054 LW Amsterdam

Phone: +31 (0) 850020114