Personal information refers to any information that identifies or relates specifically to you, for example, your name, or any other information you use when registering an account, when entering a Competition, or posting on the Website ("Personal Information").
We collect different types of information from (and about) users of our Website, including information:
This information is collected:
We may collect:
Many of our services let you share information with other people, and you therefore directly control what information you share. Any information that you voluntarily choose to include on the Website that is accessible to other users, such as a public profile page, or in a forum posting, will be available to other users who access that content. This also applies to information you choose to make available through features that link to third party services. Once you make your information available to others on the Website, your information could be collected and used by the users without restriction. We urge users to use common sense and good judgement when sharing information publicly on the Website.
The Website may use automatic data collection, depending on the features offered. This may include visits to the Website and how users use the features. This helps customise the Website for visitors in order to improve it, by allowing us to estimate usage patterns and store information about user preferences in order to meet the needs of users.
Automatically collected information is statistical data and does not include Personal Information, however, we may maintain it or associate it with Personal Information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.
We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the third party directly.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:
We may use any information collected from you to enable us or third parties to display advertisements on the Website. Even though we do not directly disclose your Personal Information for these purposes without your consent, if you interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
We aim to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. Pursuant to this, we have established mechanisms for you to control your information.
We may disclose combined information about our users that is not personally identifiable, without limitation.
We are not in the business of selling your information. We may, however, disclose your Personal Information in order to develop and maintain the Website and to operate Competitions. We share your personal information in the following cases:
We will only share your Personal Information outside the Website if we have your consent. For example, in the event that you give us permission to provide your information to a prospective employer.
We may disclose your Personal Information to the hosts of Competitions to enable your participation in the Competition. The details of such disclosure may be more fully detailed in the relevant Competition Rules.
We will share personal information outside of the Website if we believe that disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
You can review and change your information on the account settings page of the Website.
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the Personal Information that you have provided to us, or to correct or delete any Personal Information.
If you delete your account from the Website, copies of the information you have previously provided may remain viewable in cached and archived pages.
Business and legal requirements require us to retain certain information for an extended period of time. For example, when you submit an entry in a Competition, we may keep certain information related to your entry in order to guard against cheating, or for legal purposes. Other reasons we might retain some $data include:
We have implemented security measures designed to secure your Personal Information, and the information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. However, the safety and security of your information depends largely on you. You are responsible for keeping your password private in order to prevent unauthorised access to your account.
Despite what has been stated above, the internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Zindi will not be responsible for any damages that you or any third party may suffer as a result of any unauthorised interception of the Website. Furthermore, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: email@example.com.