TROPT Privacy Tech Stack Review Terms & Conditions

The Rise of Privacy Tech (TROPT)

Privacy Tech Stack Review Terms & Conditions.

Effective: November 18, 2022 

The Rise of Privacy Tech (“TROPT”) is an initiative to bring together privacy tech founders, investors, experts, and advocates. TROPT’S mission is to fuel privacy tech and innovation.

The TROPT Privacy Tech Stack Review program (the “Program”) is a review program where privacy tech companies (“Company”) submit information about whether and how their privacy tech product (“Product”) fits into the TROPT Privacy Tech Stack. Your Company’s product information that you submit to the Program (the “Submission”) will be evaluated by and assigned TROPT expert(s), who will review the first fifty (50) Product Submissions for the purpose of determining whether your Product fits into a TROPT Privacy Tech Stack category. Each Submission must be limited to one Product. TROPT experts will share their review findings of your Product Submission with your Company. If your Company agrees with TROPT experts’ Product Submission review findings, your qualifying Product will be featured in the TROPT Privacy Tech Stack, and TROPT will invite your Company’s founder or other knowledgeable Company leader to join a TROPT Webcast episode to discuss your categorized privacy tech product.


In order to participate the Program, you must agree to these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). Therefore, please read these Terms prior to completing a Submission to ensure you understand and agree with these Terms. You agree that your Submission in the Program constitutes agreement to these Terms. You may not submit a Submission to the Program unless you agree to these Terms. These Terms form a binding legal agreement between you and TROPT with respect to the Program. TROPT reserves the right to update these Terms at any time. All updates will be posted on TROPT’s website at


To be eligible to enter the Program, you must: (1) be a director, officer (CEO, CFO,etc.), general manager, owner, or founder of a Company; or (2) be an authorized agent of your Company for the purpose of this Program. In addition, your Company must have built a privacy tech product (defined as a technological solution to a privacy problem).

If you are employed by a Company and are entering on the Company’s behalf, these Terms are binding on you, individually (“Entrant”), and your employer. By entering the Program, you warrant that your Company has full knowledge of your actions and hasconsented thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.

Program is void where prohibited by law.


The Program process and timeline are outlined as follows.

a. Company must enter a Submission before June 1, 2022. Company must schedule their TROPT Privacy Tech Product Review meeting before June 15, 2022.

b. You or your authorized Company representative must first review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About TROPT Privacy Tech Product Reviews for the TROPT Privacy Tech Stack, available at, and then attend your scheduled TROPT Privacy Tech Product Review meeting.

c. You must provide any missing or requested product information within thirty (30) days of the request by your assigned TROPT expert.

d. Your assigned TROPT expert will conduct their review and provide you or your Company with their Submission review findings within sixty (60) days of receiving all missing or requested Product information. If your assigned TROPT expert finds that your Product fits into a TROPT Privacy Tech Stack category and you agree with your assigned TROPT expert’s findings, TROPT will feature your product in the TROPT Privacy Tech Stack. TROPT will not feature your product in the TROPT Privacy Tech Stack if (i) your assigned TROPT expert’s findings do not identify a TROPT Privacy Tech Stack category under which your Product fits or (ii) you do not agree with your assigned TROPT expert’s review findings.


To enter the Program, visit and follow instructions to complete a Product Submission before June 1, 2022 (“Submission Deadline”). Company must pay a non-refundable review fee, which is one five thousand U.S. dollars (5,000) for the first fifty (50) Submissions only. TROPT reserves the right to change the review fee amount after the first 50 Submissions. Your Submission must meet the “Submission Requirements” described below.

LIMIT ONE (1) SUBMISSION PER PRIVACY TECH PRODUCT. If you have multiple privacy tech products, you may complete additional submissions for additional privacy tech products. All Submissions must be received by TROPT by the close of the Submission Deadline. Submissions are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. All Submissions will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Submission. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email address for the domain.

To be eligible, you and your Company must meet the criteria in Section 2, above, and your Company’s product, your Submission must meet the following criteria:
a.It must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, sexual, profane, indecent, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Program.
b.It must not contain or involve the promotion or sale of pornography, alcohol, drugs, gambling and/or cannabis.
c.It must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations in any state where the Submission is created and/or your Company’s product is available.
d.It must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third-party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party or commercial entity, or that is not within the spirit of the Program, as determined by TROPT, in its sole discretion.
e.It must be original and all components must either (1) be owned by the Company, (2) be licensed from a third party by the Company, (3) be licensed from a university by theCompany, or (4) use open-source code within the parameters of the applicable license.
f.It cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
g.During the Program Period, the TROPT, its agents and/or the TROPT experts will be evaluating each Submission to verify the eligibility of the Company and ensure that the Submission meets the Submission Requirements. TROPT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Company who submits a Submission that does not meet the Submission Requirements

Starting on January 1, 2022, a group TROPT experts consisting of privacy tech industry domain experts will begin reviewing the first 50 Submissions for the purpose of determining whether they fall under TROPT Privacy Tech Stack category and identifying such category or categories. Except where prohibited by law, each Company may be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by TROPT before featuring their Product in the TROPT Privacy Tech Stack. If required, Company must return all such required documents within three (3) business days following their assigned TROPT expert’s review findings.


All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. TROPT reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Program if, in TROPT’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Program by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, TROPT, or the TROPT experts.

As between TROPT and the Company, the Company retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to the Submission. As a condition of Submission, entrants (on behalf of themselves and their Company) grant TROPT, its subsidiaries, agents and partner companies, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royaltyfree, and nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display the Submission for the purposes of allowing TROPT and the TROPT experts to evaluate the Submission for purposes of the Program.
No party acquires any intellectual property rights under these Terms except the limited rights necessary to use the Submission for the purposes described in these Terms. Further, each Company recognizes that TROPT may in the future develop or purchase products or services related to or similar to the subject matter of the Submission. Accordingly, TROPT may use Residuals for anypurpose, including use in the acquisition, development, manufacture, promotion, sale, or maintenance of products and services; provided that this right to Residuals does not represent a license under any intellectual property and/or proprietary rights of any entrant. The term ‘Residuals’ means information that is retained in the unaided memories of TROPT, TROPT experts, employees or contractors as permitted herein who have had access to an entrant’s Submission. Memory is unaided if the employee or contractor has not intentionally memorized the Submission information for the purpose of retaining and subsequently using or disclosing it.

Company acknowledges and agrees that TROPT may collect, store, share and otherwise use personalinformation provided during the registration process and the Program, including, but not limited to, name, company, and email address. TROPT will use this information in accordance with its Privacy Statement at, including for administering the Program. TROPT may also use this information, as well as Submission information, to assess whether a Company is eligible for any of TROPT’s programs and services, including any privacy tech product discounts, special offers, and upcoming event information. Entrant has the right to request access, review, rectification, or deletion of any personal information held by TROPT in connection with the Program by writing to TROPT at this email address:

Company agrees to comply with applicable data protection laws in processing any personal information that Company may encounter through the Program.


By participating in the Event, entrant agrees, on behalf of themselves and their Company, that TROPT and its agencies may use entrant’s name and/or likeness, the name and logo of the Company, and the Submission materials for purposes of advertising and promotion without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.


Entrant, on behalf of themselves and their Company, warrant that their Submission are their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted Submission materials and that they have the right to submit the Submission materials in the Program on behalf of their Company and grant all required licenses on behalf of their Company. Each entrant agrees not to submit any Submission or any Company product, that (1) infringes any third-party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (2) otherwise violates the applicable state or federal law.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant and their Company indemnifiy and agree to keep indemnified TROPT at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, entrants, on behalf of themselves and their Companys, agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TROPT from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from (a) any Submission, Pitch, or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by the entrant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, (b) any misrepresentation made by the entrant or his/her Company in connection with the Program; (c) any non-compliance by the entrant or his/her Company with these Terms; (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Terms arising from or related to the entrant’s or his/her Company’s involvement with the Program; and (e) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any participation in any Program-related activity or participation in this Program.

Entrants, on behalf of themselves and their Company, release TROPT from any liability associated with: (a) any malfunction or other problem with the Program Site; (b) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of Submission information; or (c) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of Program review findings.


Any false information provided within the context of the Program by any entrant concerning identity, email address, ownership of rights or noncompliance with these Terms or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant and the entrant’s Company from the Program.


TROPT is not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Program website or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed Submissions due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, computer equipment, or traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Program Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate.


If for any reason the Program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Program, TROPT reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program. TROPT further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Program or Program Site. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website, including the Program Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Program is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, TROPT reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.


Under no circumstances shall a Submission in the Program, or anything in these Terms be construed as an offer or contract of employment with TROPT. You acknowledge that you have submitted your Submission voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or impliedinfact contract now exists between you and TROPT and that no such relationship is established by your submission of a Submission under these Terms.

This Agreement shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law. 
If any provision(s) of these Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with the Membership are hereby excluded, and all entrants expressly waive any and all such rights.
You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute, claim, or demand related in any way to this Agreement will be decided by binding arbitration. All disputes between you and TROPT of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of this Agreement, shall be submitted to a third–party arbitration provider of TROPT’s choice for binding arbitration under the arbitrator’s terms therein in effect in the San Francisco Bay Area. The parties agree to share equally in the arbitration costs incurred.

You may contact TROPT about this Program by sending an email to