Privacy Policy
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING. THIS PRIVACY POLICY CONCERNS YOUR PRIVACY WHEN YOU USE THIS SITE.

Introduction

This site contains information related to the products and services of Idea Crossing, Inc. ("we", "us" or "our") related to Skild®, our adaptable software platform for professional challenge organizers used to design and operate competitions, award programs, contests and innovation challenges. This privacy policy concerns your privacy when you use this site.

Browser Information

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.

Cookies

We may use cookies to collect information about how you use this site and the services, products and information on this site. A "cookie" is a small text file that a Web site can place on your computer's hard drive in order, for example, to retain your preferences or registration information for your next visit to such Web site. The cookie transmits this information back to such Web site's operator. You can choose not to receive a cookie file by enabling your browser to refuse cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie. Note that refusing to accept cookies may impact the performance of this site.

Personal Information

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.

Sharing of Personal Information

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.

EU and Swiss Privacy Shield

We comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from European Union and Switzerland to the United States. We have certified to the Department of Commerce that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.privacyshield.gov.

Types of EU and Swiss Personal Data Collected. Our participation in the Privacy Shield applies to all personal data that is subject to this privacy policy and is received from the European Union and European Economic Area (“EU Personal Data”) and Switzerland. We will comply with the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to all EU and Swiss Personal Data.

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 privacy@skild.com.

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.

Questions or Complaints. In compliance with the US-EU and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles, we have committed to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Skild at privacy@skild.com.

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).

Unsolicited E­Mail

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.

Security Precautions

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.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy policy cannot and does not apply to external Web sites. Once you leave this site, you are subject to the privacy policies and procedures of such external Web sites.

Not Intended for Children

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.

Effective Date

This privacy policy is effective as of April 17, 2017. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this privacy policy, in whole or in part, at any time, which shall be effective when notice of such is posted on this site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our company, this site or this privacy policy, please contact us by e­mail at privacy@skild.com.

  • "Skild allows me to manage the Cade Museum Prize with ease- the customization tools are extremely intuitive and data analytics are flawless. After having experienced several other competition platforms, never before have I been able to pull such a personalized set of statistics and data. Both participants and judges regularly comment to me on how well designed and easy it is to participate in the Cade Museum Prize using Skild, which is always a priority when managing a prize competition. The crowning stroke is that Skild team takes client relations to the highest level, and they are always eager to work with me to actualize new ideas."

    Alexandra RhotonCade Museum Prize for Innovation
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  • "The Skild platform enabled us to run a contest where customers submitted entries that were judged by a panel of employees. The back end was user-friendly and easy to maintain, while the front end was very professional looking and easy for customers to use. The Skild support team was helpful in getting us up and running on a tight deadline."

    Dr. Deana MartinNew England Biolabs
  • "The Skild platform was instrumental in organizing and evaluating over 100 applications for our first ever recognition award event in education. The platform is intuitive and easy to set up with a clean interface. The Skild team was also very proactive in offering ways to improve the experience and helping to troubleshoot issues."

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    Barry MoltzCoFounder of The Rule Breaker Awards
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