Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

May 25, 2018

This site, its content, and the project overall are intended only for users legally present in and accessing from the United States of America.

Collection and Use of Information

We collect the following types of information about you:

Information you provide us directly:

We ask for certain information such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address when you register on our site or if you communicate with us. We may retain any messages you send and may collect information you provide. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the project. Once published, information may not be able to be removed.

Information we may receive from third parties:

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites through a third-party connection or login, by “following,” “liking,” or linking to our project, that third party may pass information about your use of its service. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account, an access token necessary to access that service, information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should review your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our project.

Analytics information:

We may collect data or use third-party analytics tools and services to help monitor, maintain, and manage the project. These tools collect information sent by your browser or device, including the pages you visit.

Cookies information:

When you visit the project website, we may send one or more cookies — typically a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us enhance navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the project (i.e. pages you view, links you click) and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the project. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser directions. A session cookie is temporary and designed to delete after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the project may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or device each time you access the project. When you use our project, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, internet protocol address, browser type, and how you interact with the project.

Clear GIFs (web beacons) information:

When you use the project, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of users. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in e-mails to track which e-mails are opened and which links are clicked. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the project.

Device identifiers:

When you access the project by a device (including but not limited to smart phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor, and/or remotely store one or more device identifiers, such as a universally unique identifier. Device identifiers are small data files or similar structures stored on or associated with your device, which uniquely identify your device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by the project. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the project. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device. Some features of the project may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location data:

When you access the project, we may access, collect, monitor, and/or remotely store location data, which may include GPS coordinates or similar information regarding the location of your device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the project. Some features of the project, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Commercial and marketing communications:

We use the information we collect or receive, such as your e-mail address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you e-mails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such e-mail messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you project-related e-mails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations). You may not opt out of project-related e-mails.

Use of certain service-type information we collect about you:

We use or may use cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and other methods to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; provide custom, personalized content and information; provide and monitor the effectiveness of our project; monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; diagnose or fix technology problems; help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; to provide advertising to your browser or device; and otherwise manage and improve our service.

Sharing of Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties without your consent, except as noted below.

Who we may share your information with:

We may share your information with third-party business partners and trusted users for the purpose of providing the project to you. Third-party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the project, and we will require that such third parties comply with this privacy policy or operate under a similar privacy policy.

Who can see user information and content:

Any content and information that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the project becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by the project administration in its sole discretion. Once posted, user information and content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the project, on other sites that have republished us, or if other users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your content or information to be available to the public, please don’t post it.

What happens in the event of a change of control:

We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the project (including any shares in the project), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information, content, and other items related to the project may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign, or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the project.

Instances where we are required to share your information:

We will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; to enforce our terms of use or to protect the security, quality, or integrity of the project; and/or to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our organization, members, users, or others.

Sharing certain service-type information we collect about you:

We may share certain service-type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear GIFs with third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section “Collection and Use of Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

Advertising:

We may also share certain information such as your location, browser, and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our project with our business partners to deliver advertisements. We may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the project. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on the project, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies and device identifiers) to compile information about your browser, device, or usage patterns, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content delivered to you.

Advertiser may ask the project to show an ad to a certain audience (i.e. based on demographics or interest). In that situation, the project or our partners determines the target audience and the project serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, we may embed code from third parties on the project. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, and Google. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways we do not control.

The Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of third-parties. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such third parties or contact such third parties for more information.

How We Store and Protect Your Information

Storage and processing:

Your information collected through the project may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we, subsidiaries, associates, affiliates, service providers, or vendors maintain facilities. We may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from US law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the US or any other country in which we, parents, subsidiaries, associates, affiliates, service providers, or vendors maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this privacy policy.

Keeping your information safe:

We care about the security of your information and use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the project. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information, and for controlling access to your e-mail communications from us. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that information on the project may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party sites and services that you associated to the project, such as social networks. We are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Your Choices about Your Information

You may update your account information and preferences by logging in to your account and changing settings. If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact at AdminZA@ZedmanAward.com.

Opting out of collection of your information:

Please refer to your device or browser technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools may prevent us or business partners from tracking your activities in relation to the project, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the project. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at AdminZA@ZedmanAward.com.

How long we keep your private profile information:

Following termination of your account, we may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the project may not be removable.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as a user. The project and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at AdminZA@ZedmanAward.com.

Links to Other Sites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by sites or services linked to or from the project, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the project to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your content or information. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow such a third-party access to your content you do so at your own risk. This privacy policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the project.