Effective Date: November 20th, 2015
1. Types of Information Collected
In order to customize the Site for you, to modify and enhance the Site, and enable your participation in the Challenges, we collect two types of information about you:
“Personally Identifiable Information” This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. If you elect to register an Account (as defined below), register for a Challenge, provide a submission to a Challenge, submit content to the public areas of the Site or use the Site in other, similar ways, we may ask that you provide us personal information, which may include your first and last name, mailing address, email address, employer and/or organizational affiliation, and other personal identifying information.
“Non-Personally Identifiable Information” This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what Web browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web (“Web”). An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the Web.
2. Effect and Modification
3. Collection Methods and Use of Information
We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you (a) register for the Site by creating separate unique account and password and/or sign up to participate in a Challenge (together, your “Account”); (b) provide a submission to a Challenge; or (c) send email messages, post in message boards or discussion forums or other public areas, submit forms or transmit other information by telephone or letter. We may also collect Personally Identifiable Information from you at other times or places on our Site, but we will inform you that this information is being collected if we do. Some of the Personally Identifiable Information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, for example registration on the Site or participation in a Challenge, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
4. Release of Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others.
We do provide some of our services through affiliates, subsidiaries, services providers, partners and other third parties, and we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with such third parties as necessary to host and/or operate the Site (including maintaining appropriate back-ups of data) and to deliver our respective services. When this happens, we implement contractual agreements with such third parties limiting the use of your Personally Identifiable Information to activities specific to the Site (including the Challenges).
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information or Non-Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We may disclose this information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we believe in good faith to be unlawful.
5. Updating and Correcting Information
You agree that the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us is accurate and truthful. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your Account online at any time either through the Site or by contacting us via the “Contact Us” link accessible from the homepage of the Site. It is solely your responsibility to update this information if it changes. Failure to update your information may have consequences for your participation in the Challenges, including your ability to claim any incentive associated with a Challenge.
You may request that we delete your Personally Identifiable Information by contacting us via the “Contact Us” link accessible on the homepage of the Site. However, doing so will invalidate your submissions to the Challenges, if any, and will terminate access to your Account. Moreover, full deletion may be impossible because, among other reasons, we may not be able to delete information concerning past transactions on the Site and because your Personally Identifiable Information may be stored in archived backups.
6. User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
We may, from time to time, send you email regarding a Challenge. Only we (or agents working on our behalf in compliance with the safeguards we mention in Section 4), will send you these direct mailings unless you specifically request not to receive them by contacting us via the “Contact Us” link accessible via the homepage of the Site.
You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described in Section 9 below.
7. Security of Information
We take privacy rights seriously and seek high levels of compliance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. As such, we maintain safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of your Personally Identifiable Information. In addition, your access to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.
You will know that you are in a secure area of our Web site when a “lock” icon appears on your screen or the “http” portion of the URL for the area you are viewing changes to “https.” The “s” stands for “secure.” However, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT: (A) THERE ARE SECURITY AND PRIVACY LIMITATIONS OF THE INTERNET WHICH ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL; (B) THE SECURITY, INTEGRITY AND PRIVACY OF ANY AND ALL INFORMATION AND DATA EXCHANGED BETWEEN YOU AND US THROUGH THIS SITE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED; AND (C) ANY SUCH INFORMATION AND DATA MAY BE VIEWED OR TAMPERED WITH IN TRANSIT BY A THIRD PARTY.
8. Transfer outside of European Economic Area and Switzerland
9. Cookies and Web Beacons
When you use our Site we will store cookies on your computer to customize your experience with the Site and to analyze your use of the Site. A cookie is a small text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies may store things such as, randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, your name, or similar information. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how or you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. If you choose to disable cookies, some parts of the Site may not work properly.
We may also employ Web beacons in connection with your use of the Site. Web beacons are Internet tools that help us determine, for example, whether a Web site page has been viewed. Web beacons help us to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how the Site is used. They may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or whether you are a new visitor.
10. Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites
11. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this Site. The Site is not directed to children, and our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors who are under 18 years of age. In addition, should a child whom we know to be under 13 send Personally Identifiable Information to us, we will delete it as soon as possible.
13. Governing Law
14. Contact Us
You may choose to communicate with us via the “Contact Us” link available on the homepage of the Site. We shall use your e-mail address and name only in order to respond to your message.