When you enter this site, information is gathered from your Internet browser. This information may include your IP address (which allows us to determine the identity of your Internet service provider), your operating system and the type of browser software that you are using to access this site. This information allows us to upgrade this site as necessary to optimize its efficiency. All information obtained from your browser is anonymous, and no personal information is ever transmitted to us in this manner.
Certain portions of this site or the services, products and information on this site are "registration required" pages that require you to submit personal information before we grant you access. Such information may include your name, address, email address and phone number.
Our customers may collect personal information from the participants in the competitions, award programs, contests and other events that our customers sponsor using our software platform (“Customer Information”). Customer Information is stored on our servers to allow us to provide our services to our customers.
Within our company, we limit access to any personal information we collect to authorized individuals. We may disclose personal information to affiliated and unaffiliated third parties who work with us on marketing, product development, service enhancement and other similar matters, provided they contractually agree to the same level of protection as set forth in this Policy, and to limit their use of the data to the specified services provided on our behalf. These third parties include the sponsors for any competitions, award programs, contests or innovation challenges we offer. Customer Information is used and shared solely to provide our services to our customers and for no other purpose.
We will retain your personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Policy. We may continue to retain and use aggregated or anonymized data derived from personal information, provided such data cannot be used to identify any individual. Please be aware that we may also be required to retain your personal information for purposes of complying with legal, tax and accounting obligations.
Purposes of EU and Swiss Personal Data Collection and Use. We will only process EU and Swiss Personal Data (as detailed in Collection of Personal Information) in ways that are compatible with the purpose for which we collected the EU and Swiss Personal Data, or for purposes that the individual or entity providing the EU and Swiss Personal Data later authorizes. Before we use your EU and Swiss Personal Data for a purpose that is materially different than the purpose for which it was collected or that you later authorized, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt out. We maintain reasonable procedures to help ensure that EU and Swiss Personal Data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
Disclosures for National Security or Law Enforcement. Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your EU and Swiss Personal Data in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Access Rights. You may have the right to access the EU and Swiss Personal Data that we hold about you and to request that we correct, amend, or delete it if it is inaccurate or processed in violation of the Privacy Shield. These access rights may not apply in some cases, including where providing access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances or where it would violate the rights of someone other than the individual requesting access. If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your EU and Swiss Personal Data, you can submit a written request to us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity. In some circumstances we may charge a reasonable fee for access to your information. We will provide an individual opt-out choice before we share their data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized. To limit the use and disclosure of your personal information, you may submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Transfers to Third Parties. Our accountability for EU and Swiss Personal Data that we receive under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfer to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, we remain responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that we engage to process EU and Swiss Personal Data on our behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
We have further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit http://www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information and to file a complaint.
Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
We are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Should you voluntarily provide your personal information to us, you may receive periodic email messages from us. Such messages may include announcements regarding this site, the services, products and information on this site or our company more generally.
Where appropriate, we may employ firewalls, encryption technology, user authentication systems and access control mechanisms to control access to our systems and data. However, you should exercise discretion with respect to the submission of any personal information to this site. Transmitting information via the Internet is never completely secure and, therefore, any information submitted may be intercepted, collected, used or disclosed by others.
This site is for use by persons age 13 or older. We will not solicit, collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13. We will terminate your use of this site or the services, products and information on this site if you are under the age of 13.
Updated: August, 14, 2018