Last updated: 01 February 2018
DesignContest Scholar is an interactive application (hereinafter, referred to as “Scholar”) that enables students and their education institution / teachers to run interactive design classes and school design contests for free using the DesignContest.com (hereinafter, referred to as ‘Website’) platform, which is owned and operated by DesignContest LLC., (hereinafter, referred to as ‘Company’ or ‘We’ or ‘Our’ or ‘Us’).
Scholar users are required to submit only that much information which is required to provide efficient, timely, and reliable services.
We do not sell, rent or otherwise commercially exploit your personal information. All such information is strictly used in accordance with the provisions of this Policy.
If the users wish to use certain features and functionalities that are reserved for the registered members of Scholar, they are required to apply for the membership by filling out and submitting the online registration form. During the registration process, we collect certain personally identifiable information from the users, including but not limited to, your full name, email address, postal address, telephone number, profile, preferred username, etc.
This information is used to:
The email of the users is specifically used to communicate with the users, among other things:
Certain personally identifiable information, like Profile Details (Name, Photograph, Location, Area of Expertise, etc.), feedback and comments by other users will be publicly available on this Website.
While using the Scholar application on the Website, we also collect certain non-personally identifiable information from the users including, but not limited to:
This information is used to improve the functioning and content of the Website, specifically the Scholar application; enhance the user experience of Scholar application; offering the users targeted marketing messages.
This non-personally identifiable information may be shared with our advertisers and affiliates in order to provide the users with better services.
Typically, cookies and other advanced technologies are used to collect non-personally identifiable information from the users of Scholar application on the Website. Cookies are small text files placed on the hard drive of your computer system by our servers. Such cookies and other advanced technologies do not collect any personally identifiable information from the users, and are generally used to avoid repeat login during the same session while the users visit different pages of the Scholar application on the Website.
We do not indulge in any kind of spam activities. Therefore, users of Scholar should not expect any kind of unsolicited commercial mails or messages originating from our servers. All our emails carry an “Unsubscribe” link, which the users may click to unsubscribe from receiving our emails.
The Website, including the Scholar application, may contain links of third party websites belonging to our advertisers, affiliates, partners and agents. We do not control or manage the content on such linked websites. You visit such linked websites on your own sole discretion and risk. Your use of such linked websites shall be subject to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of such linked websites.
The following disclosure of any information shall not be subject to the provisions contained in this Policy:
This Website (including Scholar application) is backed by several technological and human measures to protect your sensitive information collected by our servers, including without limitation SSL encryption (128 bits), which encrypts the flow of information to and from this Website (including Scholar application) and protects it from unauthorized access. However, despite our best efforts, considering the nature of technology, we cannot ensure foolproof security of data from hackers and other criminals.
The Scholar users may change, modify, or delete any information that they have provided by managing their account.