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Privacy Policy


Your privacy is our top priority. We added the following privacy policy for some legal protection and for those who want to know the specifics regarding the use of their private information. It's a modified version of Automattic's policy which is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. The gist of the following is that we will only collect information that is required for the operation of Challonge.com (email address for password recovery, for example), and we will not share this information unless law requires us to do so.

CHALLONGE! LLC operates the website Challonge.com and respects your privacy regarding any information it may collect.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, CHALLONGE! LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CHALLONGE! LLC's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use Challonge.com. From time to time, CHALLONGE! LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of Challonge.com.

CHALLONGE! LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. It does not use such information to identify website visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Challonge.com choose to interact with the website in ways that require CHALLONGE! LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CHALLONGE! LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who sign up for an account at Challonge.com provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with CHALLONGE! LLC – by purchasing the use of tournament bracket modules, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CHALLONGE! LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Challonge.com. CHALLONGE! LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

CHALLONGE! LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to Challonge.com. For instance, it may monitor tournaments on Challonge.com to better understand the applications (sports, games, contests, etc.) for its tournament brackets. CHALLONGE! LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, it does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

CHALLONGE! LLC does not disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, except when required to do so by law, or when it believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of itself or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Challonge.com and have supplied your email address, CHALLONGE! LLC will not send you an email unless it feels it has information specific to your account which will resolve problems you may have encountered or enhance the value of products or services you paid for. If you send CHALLONGE! LLC a request (for example via a support email or other feedback mechanisms), it reserves the right to publish it in order to help it clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. CHALLONGE! LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CHALLONGE! LLC uses cookies to help it identify and track visitors, their usage of Challonge.com, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Challonge.com, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on Challonge.com may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by CHALLONGE! LLC and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CHALLONGE! LLC may change the Privacy Policy for Challonge.com from time to time, and in its sole discretion. CHALLONGE! LLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.