Last Updated: March 30, 2017
1. Information Collected by Us
(a) Information You Provide. We collect information about you and the computers or devices you use in various ways when you use our Sites. We collect personal information you provide to us. For instance, if you register for a Competitor Group event, we will collect your username, password, name, email address, phone number, birth date, gender, emergency contact information, and other information you provide during registration. We also collect your credit card number, billing address, and other payment information if you purchase products or services on our Sites. If you enter into a promotion, contest or sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) sponsored by Competitor Group, we will collect information you provide for such Sweepstakes. We also collect information you provide us in newsletter sign-ups, feedback forms, emails, and surveys, including your email address. We may also obtain information from other sources (e.g., from our Registration Partners, Marketing Partners, and Sweepstakes Partners) or from you offline (e.g., at events) and combine that information with information we collect on our Sites.
(b) Information Automatically Collected. When you visit our Sites, some information is automatically collected and logged including, for example, your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, device IDs, operating system, access times, browser type and language, domain name, and the website you visited before you visited our Sites. We also collect information about your usage and activity on our Sites as described below:
The following table describes the types of cookies used by Competitor Group:
|Type of Cookie||Purpose||Duration|
|Session||Stored only Temporarily during a browsing session||Deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed|
|Persistent||This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.||Up to 6 months|
|Third-party||These are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behavior, demographics etc. Such as Chartbeat (http://faq.chartbeat.com/hc/en-us/articles/209522288-Does-Chartbeat-use-cookies-)||Up to 13 months|
(ii) Web Beacons. We and our service providers may collect information using Web beacons (aka clear gifs). Web beacons are tiny transparent graphic images embedded in our Sites and in our emails that may be used in combination with cookies to record, measure and understand user behavior. We and our service providers use Web beacons to count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, tailor content and advertising to user interests, and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon. To learn more about Web beacons, including how to manage their use in combination with cookies, click here.
Third Party Advertisements and Interest Based Advertising.
(b) Subject to applicable law, the information provided and collected by our Advertising Partners is used to create Profiles and Interest Segments that in turn are used to enhance your online experience by delivering marketing campaigns that make the content and ads you see on our Sites, other sites and mobile applications more relevant to you. A “Profile” is a set of attributes about a specific user or device (e.g., a woman, aged 25-34, who lives in Chicago and is interested in travel, shoes and professional football). An “Interest Segment” is a group of Profiles that share a common behavior or preference, like travel. Advertising Partners, and advertisers on our Sites that collect similar information, may deliver these targeted marketing campaigns on our Sites and on websites or mobile applications that are unrelated to us. Similarly, Advertising Partners may develop Profiles in connection with multiple devices (such as desktops, smartphones and tablets), browsers and/or mobile applications that you use, and link those Profiles and corresponding interest data using cross-device and cross-app technology. This technology is designed to enable Advertising Partners to connect a user’s Profile and Interest Segments across different devices, browsers and applications that he or she uses to access digital content. For example, a user’s interests determined while viewing a website on a desktop browser might lead to the user seeing a relevant ad while viewing a different website on the user’s smartphone.
(c) You may learn more about interest-based advertising, how to opt out of such advertising, and how to limit the related collection and use of your information by Advertising Partners by clicking on the links of a number of self-regulatory organizations:
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) – http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Digital Advertising Alliance Canada (DAAC) – http://youradchoices.ca/choices
Digital Advertising Alliance EU (EDAA) – http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
DAA AppChoices page – http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices
3. Use Of Information We Collect
(a) We use personal information and other information collected through our Sites for the purposes described in this Policy or disclosed to you on our Sites or in connection with our services. For example, we may use your information to:
- create and manage your account;
- operate and improve our Sites, products and services;
- customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor;
- send you information about new Sweepstakes, rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by Competitor Group and our Marketing Partners;
- understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment using our Sites, products, and services;
- deliver targeted advertising messages to you on our Sites and elsewhere on the Internet;
- process and deliver Sweepstakes entries and rewards;
- respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
- provide and deliver products and services you request;
- process your event registration and participation in the event;
- process your payment;
- link or combine it with other personal information we get from third parties.
(b) We may transfer personal information to, and store and process personal information in, the United States and other countries for the purposes detailed in this policy. Data protection and privacy regulations in these countries may not offer a level of protection equivalent to that provided in the EU or to the level provided under the regulations in the country in which you reside. By using the Sites, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing of your personal information in the United States and other countries.
(c) We may create aggregate, anonymized or de-identified information from your personal information so that you cannot be identified. We may use this information for any purpose.
4. Sharing of Personal Information
(a) Information We Share. We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:
(iii) We share your information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company, or any bankruptcy proceedings. Personal information shared under this subsection (iii) will only be shared on a “need-to-know” basis.
(iv) If you register for an event through a Registration Partner, we may disclose your personal information to the Registration Partner to allow them to process the registration for the event.
(v) If you enter a Sweepstakes, we may disclose your personal information to third parties involved in the Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Partner”) to allow them to process the Sweepstakes and, provided you have provided any consent required by applicable law, to market their products or services to you or for other marketing purposes.
(vi) Provided you have provided any consent required by applicable law, we may disclose your personal information to our third party sponsors and marketing partners (collectively, “Marketing Partners“) to allow them to market their products or services to you, to measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns, promotions, endorsements and sponsorships or for other marketing purposes.
(b) We may also share aggregated, anonymized or de-identified information with any third party.
(c) Notice To California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights (As Provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83).
California Users: Your California Privacy Rights. California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code Section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information sharing. We have such a policy in place. California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by emailing PrivacyPolicy@competitorgroup.com. Please note that we are required to respond to one request per California customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address.
Competitor Group has established and maintains reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information. We use a variety of industry-standard security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. “Perfect security,” however, does not exist on the Internet. Although your privacy is very important to us, due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personal information will not be disclosed to third parties.
(a) If you are an EU resident, we will only send you promotional e-mail messages if you have opted-in to receive such messages.
- Chrome, at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en.
- Explorer, at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9.
- Firefox, at http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences.
- Safari, at http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042.
- In addition, regarding the use of Google Analytics, you may deactivate its cookies at any time by following this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB (as indicated in clause 1.b.ii).
Deactivating cookies for Google Analytics will not restrict the use of this website.
(c) You may opt-out of receiving promotional/commercial email messages from us by following the instructions in those messages. You may opt-out of receiving promotional postal mail from us by writing to us at 6420 Sequence Drive, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92121 or by emailing us at PrivacyPolicy@competitorgroup.com. If you opt-out, we may still send you non-promotional/non-commercial email messages (as permitted by law) and postal mail, such as emails and postal mail about your accounts or our ongoing business relations. You may also send requests about changes to your information by emailing ContactUpdate@competitorgroup.com.
(d) To opt-out of our further sharing of your personal information with the Registration Partners, Marketing Partners and/or Sweepstakes Partners or to opt-out of further receiving marketing from such Partners you may contact us by writing to us at 6420 Sequence Drive, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92121 or by emailing us at PrivacyPolicy@competitorgroup.com. Once we share your information with the Registration Partners, Marketing Partners and/or Sweepstakes Partners, their privacy policies, and not this Policy, will apply to their use of your information. To opt-out of receiving promotional/commercial electronic messages from Partners, Marketing Partners and/or Sweepstakes Partners, contact the relevant Partner directly.
(e) You may opt out of interest-based advertising conducted by third parties on our behalf on our Sites and on participating third-party websites by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and opting out. If you are an EU resident, you can exercise these choices by accessing and using the opt-out page at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. See Section 2(a) above for more information regarding interest-based advertising.
(f) Access, Correction and Deletion of Personal Information. To request a copy of your personal information maintained by Competitor Group or to request that we correct, amend or delete your personal information, please contact us at PrivacyPolicy@competitorgroup.com.
This Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your previously collected personal information, we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Site. Any such material changes to this Policy will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Site. Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. In any event, changes to this Policy may affect our use of personal information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your personal information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes. Continued use of our Sites following notice of such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and consent to such changes.
8. Contact Information
Competitor Group welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Policy. Please contact us at the following:
Competitor Group, Inc.
6420 Sequence Drive
San Diego, CA 92121