Effective Date: January 5, 2021
Description of User and Acceptance of Terms
GDPR Privacy Notice:
Natural persons located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) should review the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and Privacy Notice here.
In addition, the Privacy Shield Notice should be reviewed if your personal information is transferred from the EEA or Switzerland to the US, pursuant to the E.U.-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.
What Information We Collect/Receive; the Purpose of Collection and Use
We collect and/or receive the following categories of information:
Profile Information: You may voluntarily provide additional information to create a profile associated with your account (“Profile”). You may include your biography, links to your social media profiles, link to your personal website, profile image, software projects you have done, photos, screen name, skills, college or university, degree type, major, grade point average, graduation date, and other information. We use this information to create your account Profile.
Billing Information: Posters who wish to purchase our Services will be required to provide certain additional information which may include a credit card number, debit card number, expiration date, billing address, and other payment related information (collectively, the “Billing Information”). Billing Information is collected and processed by our third-party payment processor operating as our agent (See Sharing with Third Parties). We do not directly obtain or process any Billing Information.
Hackathon Registration Information: If you are a User and you register to participate in a hackathon through our Services, you will need to provide your name, e-mail address, names of your team members and any other information required by the applicable Poster of the hackathon (collectively, the “Hackathon Registration Information”). We may share the Hackathon Registration Information you provide in connection with your hackathon registration with the applicable Poster of the hackathon. We may also use such Hackathon Registration Information to give you more tailored recommendations regarding future hackathons.
Hackathon Submission Information: If you are a User who has registered for a hackathon, when you provide your submission materials for the hackathon through our Services, you will need to provide your name, e-mail address, the name of your submission, description of your submission, names of your team members and any other information required by the applicable Posters (collectively, the “Hackathon Submission Information”). We may share the Hackathon Submission Information with the applicable Posters. We may also use such Hackathon Submission Information to give you more tailored recommendations regarding future hackathons.
Other Information: In addition to the Contact Information, Profile Information, Hackathon Registration Information and Hackathon Submission Information, we may collect and/or receive the following information (“Other Information”):
- From Your Activity. In an ongoing effort to improve the Site, and Services we automatically collect certain information when Visitors visit the Site and when Users, and Posters access the Services. This information consists of IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Site Visitors visit, and similar information concerning your use of the Site, and Services.
- From Cookies. We also collect information by using “cookie” technology. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device to “remember” information about your visit. We may use session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer/device until you delete them) to better understand how you interact with the Site and our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Site, and to improve the Site and our Services. If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device. Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Site, and/or Services may not function properly.
Below is a list of analytics providers that we use; however, such list may be subject to change based on how we wish to understand the user experience. You may use the accompanying links to learn more about such providers and, if available, how to opt-out from their analytics collection.
For Google Analytics, please visit: https://www.google.com/analytics
For Mixpanel, please visit: https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-policy/
For Zendesk, please visit https://www.zendesk.com/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/
Information Collected by or Through Third-Party Advertisers/Remarketers
Below is a list of advertising/remarketing providers that we use; however, such list may be subject to change based on the campaigns that we run. You may use the accompanying links to learn more about such providers and, if available, how to opt-out from their targeted ads or other personalization features. Please note you will not necessarily be opted-out of advertising or content generally; you may still receive generic ads or content.
For Google Adwords, you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page.
For LinkedIn, you can set preferences for how LinkedIn advertises to you using the General advertising preferences page.
Your Profile Information
Your Profile is freely available for viewing by any user of the Services.
Additional Information Related to Hackathons
In an ongoing effort to better understand our Visitors, Posters, Users and our Services, we may analyze your information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Site and/or the Services. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Sharing with Third Parties
Like many businesses, we contract with other companies to perform certain business-related services. We may disclose Information, including personal information in some cases, to certain types of third-party companies, but only to the extent needed to enable them to provide such services, including, without limitation, hosting provider, analytics tools, customer support services, marketing and transactional email services, and payment processing. We may share Hackathon Registration Information and Hackathon Submission Information with applicable Posters. We may also disclose your information, including any personal information, to any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us in order to support delivery of our products and services.
Opt-Out for Direct Marketing
You may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes by e-mailing the instructions to this email address: email@example.com. Please allow us a reasonable time to process your request
Accessing and Modifying Personal Information and Communication Preferences
You may access, review, and/or make changes to the personal information that you have provided to us by logging in on the Site, clicking on your username, and then clicking "settings".
In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Devpost marketing e-mails. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases. You cannot opt-out of receiving transactional e-mails related to your account with Devpost. If you provide personal information to us that is contained in a submission to a hackathon, such information may not be edited after the competition submission deadline until the conclusion of the hackathon, per the rules of each competition. Requests to remove such information from a submission may be made after a hackathon is over by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosures to Public Authorities
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Devpost is not directed at children under thirteen years of age, the Site does not knowingly accept registrations from children under thirteen years of age and we do not intend to collect any personal information from children under thirteen years of age. We recommend that children under the age of thirteen ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet. If you suspect that your child under the age of thirteen has created an account on the Site and/or provided us any personal information, please let us know by e-mailing email@example.com, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
Although Devpost does not knowingly accept registrations from children under the age of thirteen through the Site and the Services, children under the age of thirteen minors can still enter and win contests by having their parents or guardians register on the Site on their behalf. In cases where a hackathon is open to children under the age of thirteen, those representing children under the age of thirteen will be required to submit a parental consent notice before their child’s submissions will be eligible to win the contest.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Devpost takes reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in processing and the nature of such data, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. You should keep in mind, however, that no internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail or other electronic means. You, too, need to strive to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer.
Retention of Personal Information
Devpost may keep copies of user information, or other content provided by you, after their removal from the Site in archive storage, but in no event for more than 30 days. This archive storage may include past versions of stored items that have since been modified or deleted.
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Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents
It is important to note that the Site, Services, and their servers are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the U.S., please be aware that any information provided to or collected by us, including personal information, will be transferred from your country of origin to the U.S. We are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, and continue to comply with the requirements of each framework. Except in the case of data transfers from the EEA, the United Kingdom or Switzerland to the United States under a valid transfer mechanism, appropriate safeguards or exceptions as described in the GDPR Privacy Notice, your decision to provide such data to us, or allow us to collect such data through our Site, and Services, constitutes your consent to this data transfer.
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us may choose to opt out of our sharing of their personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and you have already granted us this permission and (1) you now wish to opt out; or (2) you wish to request certain information regarding our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the direct marketing purposes, please contact us as described below.
In addition, Devpost does not monitor, recognize, or honor any opt-out or do not track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.