This privacy statement covers the Web site www.topcoder.com (“Site”) and personally identifiable information about users of our services and products (“Services”) owned and operated by Topcoder, Inc. (“Topcoder”).
INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, CHOICES, AND DATA INTEGRITY
You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site, we may invite you to contact us with questions or comments, register for webinars or events, participate in surveys, request information or more information about our Services or log a support case to request technical support. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address and phone number, username, password and any other personally identifiable information you elect to include in your communications sent to us. In certain circumstances, we also may ask for your title, company name and additional company information such as annual revenues. We may also ask for demographic information in order to provide you with a more personalized experience.
If you request more information about our Services, we may use your personally identifiable information to send you the information you have requested. We may use your personally identifiable information to register you to use our Site, deliver certain goods, services or information you have requested, provide you with notices regarding Services you have purchased or products and services of our partners you may want to purchase in the future and other Topcoder news, verify your authority to enter the Site and improve the content and general administration of the Site. You have the choice to opt-out of receiving emails from us about our Services or products and services of our partners, including promotions and events and other news. You can opt out of being contacted by us regarding our Services or products and services of our partners, including promotions and events as well as other news at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from Topcoder if your computer supports this type of program, in order to help us make e-mails more interesting and helpful.
In performing and providing our Services to you, we may have access to personally identifiable information that is included in the data that you provide to us so that we can provide our Services for you. For example, we may have access to certain usernames that you use to login to third party services and websites and data that you store in your accounts with such third party services. We do not store or use such personally identifiable information other than as necessary to perform our Services and provide our Services to you.
We use your personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected as set forth above and not for promotional purposes or for use by third parties for promotional purposes.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Topcoder and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Analytics / Log Files
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality.
Local storage object
We use HTML5 local storage objects (LSOs) to store content information and preferences [or – other uses]. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 to collect and store information.
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
We post testimonials on our web site which contain personally identifiable information such as the customer’s name. We do obtain the customer’s consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you want to remove your personally identifiable information that is being displayed on our website under public pages please send your request to email@example.com.
Blogs, forums and chatrooms
If you use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on this Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting
We may provide or provide access to your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us. For example, a consultant may have access to your personally identifiable information while the consultant is performing services on our behalf if the services require access to your systems. Such third parties are required to agree to a confidentiality agreement with us regarding your personally identifiable information and we only authorize them to use your personally identifiable information that they may have access to as necessary to perform services on our behalf and not for their own marketing purposes. We also may provide your personally identifiable information to our third party business service partners and they may use your personally identifiable information to send you marketing and promotional information. You may opt-out of having your information shared with our third party business service partners by emailing us at: email@example.com.
As part of our provision of Services to you, you may request us to publish your data which may contain personally identifiable information on third party websites.
Other people will be able to view such data if such data is published on third party websites.
We will also disclose your personally identifiable information and the aggregate information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, court order, warrant, lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security, subpoena, legal process or regulation or in cooperation with any governmental investigation. We may transfer your personally identifiable information and the aggregate information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Topcoder participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Topcoder’s assets to which this Site relates. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.
Topcoder recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Neither our Site nor our services are intended for children under the age of 13. Topcoder does not target its services or this Site to children under 13. Topcoder does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
Upon request Topcoder will provide you with information about whether we hold, any of your personal information. You may correct, amend or delete your personally identifiable information that Topcoder stores, except where the burden or expense to Topcoder of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or where the legitimate rights of persons other than you would be violated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to correct, amend or delete your personally identifiable information. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve
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We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Topcoder may use encryption, password protection and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at email@example.com.
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Effective Date May 31, 2017 – Updated January 21, 2019