Effective Date: February 20, 2020
Last updated: May 2021
We respect your right to privacy and will only process your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
We collect information about you in various ways when you use our Service and as set forth in the Terms of Service. Some of this information may be Personal Data about you. As used in this Policy, “Personal Data” means any information (either alone or in combination with other information we hold) that specifically identifies you as an individual, such as your name, address and physical location, email addresses, or telephone numbers.
As well as Personal Data, we also collect some information that is not personally identifying, including aggregate information, which is data we collect about use of the Service or about a group or category of users from which it is not possible to identify you (“Nonpersonal Data”; together with Personal Data, collectively “Information”).
When you register for an account, and in the course of your use of the Service, we collect the following Personal Data: your log-in information (username and password), email address, any profile or biographical information you elect to provide, company details (if your company is a sole trader), any personally identifying information to the extent revealed in your Content (as that term is defined in the Contester Terms of Service and, if applicable, financial information, including credit card and/or bank account numbers, that you provide to us in exchange for your ongoing use of the Service. It’s possible that we will be accessing or be exposed to Personal Data in the form of video or pictures taken by you as you choose via intended and ordinary use of the Service. We also collect information on how you use our products to improve them and to help you with your on-boarding and support.
When you visit our webpage, we automatically collect some Personal Data sent to us by your computer, mobile device or other access devices, such as a device ID or unique identifier, geo-location information, internet protocol (IP) address, device identifiers. We also collect information about you use the webpage to make it better. We also share information regarding our visitors to LinkedIn by an information-gathering pixel, to be able to measure advertising campaign effectiveness and to be able to target messages to our visitors on LinkedIns platform. This tool is only used if you have provided your consent. You can read more about how Linkedin processes its data here. If you want to change how LinkedIn is using your personal data you can do that on LinkedIn here.
Our website uses a tool called the Facebook pixel. This tool is only used if you have provided your consent. When using this tool we share certain data with Facebook in order to be able to market our services and products on Facebook’s platform.
The Facebook pixel makes it possible for us to display better ads for you on Facebook based on your behavior on our website. You can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on the cogwheel in the right corner on all pages on the website. You can also adjust your settings on your personal Facebook account. Go to Settings on your account. Click on Ads in the menu, thereafter Ad Settings. Change the setting from “Allow” to “Not allow” for “Ads based on data from partners” and “Ads based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere”. Direct link to your advertising settings.
The Facebook pixel shares data regarding your behaviour on our website (which URL that you visit), IP-adress and certain technical information. We as advertisers on Facebook, and other advertisers on Facebook, may build customer target groups for our respective ads which is partly based on pixel data. In addition to pixel data other Facebook behavioural data may be used. Please read Facebook’s data policy for users here
One of our products also includes a location feature, which may use geo-location technology to approximate your real-time location. This location feature is optional and may only be used with your affirmative consent; however, if you choose not to allow the Service to access your location, certain features may not be available.
At Contester, we want to be as transparent as possible with our policies. On this page, you will find all relevant information on what cookies we use, how we use them, and why.
We may automatically collect Information using “cookies”, files saved on the computer’s hard drive and used to make the web experience better. One way we do this is to store preferences from one session to another.
We may additionally collect Information using pixel tags, web beacons or other web site usage tracking technologies. Web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”) are electronic images that may be used in the Service or in emails that we send to you. Amongst other things these cookies or beacons are used to count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon. Such devices are used to collect Personal Data such as the IP address of the user’s personal computer and Nonpersonal Data, such as the identity of the applicable internet service provider, the type of browser software and operating system in use, the date and time of site access, the website address, if any, from which the user linked to the Website and other similar traffic-related information. We also may aggregate such information with similar data collected from other users. However, we do not use such data in any way to create or maintain additional Personal Data about you.
Cookies on Contester.com fall into two categories:
The descriptions below can help you determine what cookie preferences you have.
Necessary cookies help Contester.com function as intended. For example, these cookies detect problems, bugs and errors.
These cookies enable or improve communication between Contester and visitors on the website. They have features that help us with four key insights:
Recognizing previous interactions helps Contester guide you through our website content. Identifying current behavior allows us to tailor our advertising to be more relevant. Analyzing our marketing campaigns helps us develop future campaigns and offerings.
Contester may share these cookies with other organizations, such as Google and LinkedIn. We only use performance, analytics and advertising cookies from trusted parties. For more on how we may use the information stored in advertising cookies, see “remarketing”.
You can choose not to receive these cookies on your device. This may have a negative impact on your experience with Contester.
The following is an illustrative list of the cookies that may be used and installed on your computer or device when:
Varies, session to 2 years
Site analytics session
Contester API access
Counting unique viewers
LinkedIn Ads ID syncing
Functional – these cookies are necessary for the Website to function properly.
Analytical – these cookies allow us to understand how visitors use our Website, so we can measure and improve how the Website works.
Advertising – These cookies allow us to communicate or advertise to our visitors on social media platforms.
We use Information collected through our Service for the purposes and as
described in this Policy as set out below:
We may use and provide data and information to our partners for commercial purposes after we have anonymized the data by removing your name and any other personally identifying information from it, or have combined it with other people’s data in a way that it is no longer associated with you.
Further, we may use Personal Data to respond to legal requirements, in connection with a merger, sale of assets, or other similar corporate transactions, to respond to claims that content violates the rights of others, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of any person.
Our legal bases to process your Personal Data are the following:
If you are a private individual that have entered into a contract with us, we rely on the legal basis “Fulfilment of contract” when we process personal data to operate our Service and respond to your comments in relation to customer support.
If you are a representative with a company that have entered into a contract with us, we rely on the legal basis “Fulfilment of contract” when we process personal data to operate our Service and respond to your comments in relation to customer support.
Further, we rely on legitimate interest in relation to the processing of personal data for the purposes of customizing and improving our Services, resolve disputes, understanding your preferences to enhance your experience, communicate with you about new events etc and send you Services-related information.
Our legitimate interest is to provide the Services to our customers, to ensure continuous development and improvement of our Services, protecting our business from disputes, and being able to communicate with our customers and market our Services.
We do not disclose, sell or rent your Personal Data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your prior consent. If you do consent but later change your mind, you may contact us and we will cease any such activity.
We only share your Personal Data as follows:
We take all reasonable steps to help protect your Personal Data in our Services in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will conduct an appropriate risk assessment and, if required, communicate the breach to the supervisory authority along with information on the severity of the incident and the measures taken to limit or mitigate the possible adverse effects of the data breach. If it is deemed likely that the data breach results in a high risk to your rights and freedoms, we will always communicate the breach to you with information on, inter alia, the nature of the breach.
We may process Information on servers located in a number of countries. Accordingly, we may share Information with our affiliated companies for such companies to carry out any of the activities specified in this Policy. We may also subcontract processing to or share Information with third parties located in countries other than your home country. Information collected within the European Economic Area and Switzerland may, for example, be transferred to, and processed by our affiliates or other third parties identified above that are located in, a country outside of the EEA and Switzerland, where you may have fewer legal rights in relation to your information. However, we will only process your information as described in this Policy in every country.
When we process Information outside of the EEA and Switzerland, we have taken necessary safeguards for such transfer in accordance with the GPDR namely the Standard Contractual Clauses.
When choosing data processors for our users’ data, we conduct thorough research into: the processor’s security practices, their server locations, and how they maintain security in compliance to data protection regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Services are not directed at or intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from such children. If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13 years of age, please contact us at [email protected].
We may amend this Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will post the amended terms, change the “Effective Date” above, and/or where appropriate, notify you by email.
You have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Data for marketing or promotional purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You may also opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in the emails themselves or via email sent to [email protected]. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations.
You can see, review and change your Personal Data by logging into the Service or by contacting us at [email protected]. You should promptly update your Personal Data if it changes or is inaccurate.
You may also send requests to rectify the Personal Data we have about you, and to request that we update or correct any out-of-date or incorrect Personal Data we have about you (please note that some Personal Data we have about you may be made available to you for your own review, modification, or deletion).
You may also request restriction of our processing, make an objection or request data portability.
Upon receipt and process of a request, we will respond to such request in accordance with applicable legislation. Note that requests to terminate disclosure to third parties may frustrate or render impossible our ability to provide the Service or conduct transactions initiated by you.
Data is stored in the tools we use for marketing and sales along with our user database if you are using our product. We do not share personal information with any third parties other than those used by Contester with the purpose of data processing. The data stored and processed is solely used by Contester for our user base and Marketing purposes.
We retain Personal Data from closed accounts, if and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, including in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our agreements and policies, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law or as specified elsewhere in this Policy.
If you have any questions about this Policy or how we handle our data, please contact our Data Protection Officer [email protected]