We collect personal information that you provide us through the Services, including when you use the Services, express an interest in obtaining information about our products or services, participate in activities and events related to the Services or otherwise contact us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us, the choices you make, the Services and the products and features you use, such as:
We automatically collect certain information when you access, use, download or interact with the Services, such as:
We use Google Analytics to help us offer you an optimized user experience. You can find more information about Google Analytics’ use of your personal data here.
We may obtain information from third party sources, such as:
We use your personal information to:
In some cases, we have a legal obligation to collect or use your personal information. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to:
We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to:
We and our third-party marketing partners may use your personal information for marketing purposes, such as to send you communications (including via text message and/or email as permitted by law) about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by us. You can opt-out of our marketing and promotional communications at any time (see the “Your choices” section).
Research and analytics
We may use your information for data analysis, including identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our services, products, marketing and your experience. We may use, store and share this information in aggregated or anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information.
With your consent
We may use or share your personal information with your consent, such as when you consent to let us post your testimonials or endorsements on our Services, you instruct us to take a specific action with respect to your personal information, or you opt into third party marketing communications.
Service providers and professional advisors
Companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Services, such as payment processing, customer support, marketing, hosting, event organization, logistics planning, analytics, email delivery, database management services and identity verification services, as well as lawyers, bankers, auditors, and insurers, in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
Compliance with laws and law enforcement; protection and safety
For legal, protection and safety purposes, such as to:
When we enter into a business transaction, or negotiate a business transaction, involving a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, sale or other transfer of all or a part of our business or assets.
We may share your personal information with co-organizers, co-hosts and co-sponsors of any events, such as conferences, webinars, hackathons, whether in-person or virtual, that we organize, host or sponsor.
Certain of our Services enable you to connect to and interact with other users of those Services. If you access or use such Services, we may share your personal information with such other users.
You may permit us to share your personal information with other companies or entities of your choosing. Those uses will be subject to the privacy policies of the recipient entities.
We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses.
We and our service providers have offices in the United States and in other countries. As such, your personal information may be processed in, transferred to or from the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where data protection laws may not be as protective or comprehensive as those in your jurisdiction.
If you are a European user, please review the “Notice for EEA” section.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information such that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
We employ appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, biometrics, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our digital services. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of any of the Services, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to persons under the age of 18. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent's use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access, update, correct or delete
You may contact us to request a copy of your personal information. You may also request that we update, correct or delete your personal information or that we update your preferences. We are permitted to request additional information from you to verify your identity and authority to delete the account.
Opt out of marketing communications
You may opt out of receiving newsletters, promotional emails and other marketing communications by following the instructions in such communications we send you.
Opt out of sharing information with third parties
You may opt out of sharing your personal information with third parties by contacting us.
Opt out of tracking technologies generally
Opt out of Google Analytics
Do Not Track
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do Not Track (“DNT”) feature setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. We do not currently respond to DNT browser signals.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individual California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of certain categories of personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
If you are a California resident, you have certain additional rights with respect to your personal information pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).
We are required to inform you of:
You have the right to request to know: (i) the categories of personal information we have collected about you in the last 12 months; (ii) the specific pieces of personal information we have about you; (iii) the categories of sources from which that personal information was collected; (iv) the categories of your personal information that we sold or disclosed in the last 12 months; (v) the categories of third parties to whom your personal information was sold or disclosed in the last 12 months; and (vi) the purpose for collecting and selling your personal information. These rights are subject to limitations as described in the CCPA. We may deny your request if we need to do so to comply with our legal rights or obligations.
We will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their CCPA rights.
You may exercise these rights yourself or you may designate an authorized agent to make these requests on your behalf. To protect your information, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request, including by collecting additional information to verify your identity, such as government issued identification documents. We will not fulfill your request unless you have provided sufficient information for us to reasonably verify you are the individual about whom we collected personal information. We will only use the personal information provided in the verification process to verify your identity or authority to make a request and to track and document request responses, unless you initially provided the information for another purpose. When we verify your agent’s request, we may verify your identity and request a signed document from your agent that authorizes your agent to make the request on your behalf. To protect your personal information, we reserve the right to deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on their behalf.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the email in the “Contact us” section.
If you are a data subject in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom or Switzerland, you have certain rights with respect to your personal data pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (“GDPR”). This section applies to you.
We process your personal data in reliance on the legal bases below. Where the purpose of processing is:
You may: (i) ask whether we have any personal data about you and request a copy of such personal data; (ii) request that we update or correct inaccuracies in your personal data; (iii) request that we delete your personal data; (iv) request a portable copy of your personal data; (v) request that we restrict the processing of your personal data if such processing is inappropriate; and (vi) object to our processing of your personal data. These rights are subject to applicable law.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the email in the “Contact us” section. To protect your information, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request, including by collecting additional information to verify your identity, such as government issued identification documents.
If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal data or our response to your requests regarding your personal data, please contact us at the same email. You may also lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
Transfers outside of the EEA
If we transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area, we will do so in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice and applicable data protection law.