HOW WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR INFORMATION
Capture Your Flag LLC collects personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from you in a number of ways. “Personally Identifiable Information” is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, postal address, email address, or credit card information (or other information that is associated by us with such above information), and Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data. We use this information to understand better how our viewers use our website, research our viewers’ demographics, interests, and behaviors, provide visitors with customized services and information for other similar purposes.
We use SquareSpace (www.squarespace.com) and Blip.TV (www.blip.tv) to analyze how visitors use our website and watch videos embedded within the site. The information collected, including your browser and operating system, IP address, pages visited on our website, and time spent here, is transmitted to and stored by SquareSpace and Blip.TV. These sites use this information to evaluate visitors’ use of this website in an aggregate manner, compile reports on website activity and provide other related services.
In addition, we may use your personally identifiable information to contact you and send you information and/or marketing and promotional materials, including through postal mail, email, and other means, as well as to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, and to analyze website use, improve our content and product offerings and customize our website content, layout, and services.
In general, we automatically gather certain information from our website visitors, such as the number and frequency of your visits. This information may include the URL of the last and next website you visit, your browser and operating system, your IP address, how long you spend on our website and what pages you view here. We also collect information through the methods listed below.
We and our authorized designees collect information through the servers for this website, cookies, and other technologies. “Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive; each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although that may prevent you from using certain features on our website, and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. We use a “persistent” cookie to save information about your operating system and technology preferences and track website usage; in addition, if you sign up for a user account, we will save your account user ID and / or email address. We also use a “session cookie” to help us “remember” you until the session times out, or the closing of your browser which helps ensure that you remain logged into your account. Session cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive after the end of a session.
Usually, the information collected through cookies and other technologies is not personally identifiable information in and of itself. However, these technological methods may enable us to collect and use information in a personally identifiable form, in which case we will treat the resulting information as personal information. We are not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to this website, including their privacy policies or information collection practices. Further, we do not control any cookies, web beacons or other similar devices placed on our website by third-parties, such as those that may be embedded in third-party advertising.
Other Collection Methods
We also collect personally identifiable information from you as follows:
If you sign up for a user account, we will collect and store certain personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, email address, and interests; you may also voluntarily provide additional information such as your telephone number and postal address.
If you participate in any public forums we may offer, such as comment sections, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you, including your name and email address. Any personal information you provide when using any of these features may be visible to other users.
You may choose to contact Capture Your Flag LLC by email or otherwise, with other inquiries. Any personally identifiable information you provide in connection with such inquiries will be collected, accessed, and used by Capture Your Flag LLC for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiries, and to improve our website and offerings.
Email Updates and Other Activities
If you sign up on our website to receive email update, we will collect and use your email address for such purposes. We will also collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide us – typically your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number – when you participate in other activities on our website such as polls, promotional offers, or questionnaires.
We may associate other information we obtain from third parties with personally identifiable information we have collected from you. In such instances, this information will be treated in the same manner as the information we have collected directly from you.
HOW WE SHARE YOR INFORMATION
We may share your non-personally identifiable information with others, such as sponsors, donors, advertisers, and others for informational or promotional purposes. We may share personally identifiable information with service providers, to the extent necessary for them to perform their functions for us (but not for any other purposes, such as for their own direct marketing use). Any “opt-out” you choose (as discussed below) will not apply to this sharing of your information.
We will not otherwise share your personally identifiable information other than as noted above, except as required by law, requested by governmental entity or law enforcement authority, subpoena, court order, or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law (including relating to intellectual property, fraud, contracts and privacy) or may expose us to liability. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any of your information in such circumstances.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
The security of your information is important to us. Capture Your Flag LLC employs several different technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or use.
You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your personally identifiable information. You use our website and send us such information at your own risk.
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
You may choose to “opt out” from (i) receiving marketing or promotional materials from Capture Your Flag LLC or our partners; and/or (ii) letting us share your personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please be advised that such an opt-out will not apply to our use and sharing of your personally identifiable information for non-marketing purposes, such as responding to your requests for information or services.
You may “opt out” by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It may take up to 45 days for us to implement this request. Please be advised that your “opt out” request will be honored on a going-forward basis only – we cannot regain your personal information from persons who have already collected it.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our website visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at email@example.com.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION
We wish to maintain your information accurately. If you have created a user account with us, you may access and update your information via the account settings page. If you have otherwise submitted any personally identifiable information to us, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of any errors or changes.
Our Policy Towards Children
Capture Your Flag LLC is concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Our website is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. IF you believe that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please email us at email@example.com.
We may revise or supplement this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use or share your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our website and sending you an email if you have provided us with your email address.
We make no claim that our website is appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States. If you access this website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations regarding online conduct and website access.
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