Effective: April 4, 2011
Last Updated: April 4, 2011
HPN collects the following types of information from users of the Site:1. Personally Identifiable Information
You may choose not to provide HPN with certain Personally Identifiable Information but then you may not be able to take advantage of certain features of the Site.2. Automatic Information
HPN may receive and store certain types of technical information whenever you interact with HPN through the Site. We may automatically receive and record your browser information, operating system information, IP address, the page you requested and the page the directed you to the Site. This allows HPN to enhance your experience and better support your needs. This information is not stored in a manner that is personally identifiable with you and may include the following:
HPN uses both "session" and "persistent" cookies on the Site. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of reasons, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (i.e., email address and password) and helping to determine what areas of the Site you find most valuable. Many companies offer programs that help you to visit web sites anonymously and HPN wants you to be aware that these programs are available, but use of such programs may block your access to certain features of the Site.
When you provide HPN with your Personally Identifiable Information, HPN may use it to manage HPN’s registry of Registered Users for the Competition, facilitate communication between HPN and you and/or provide you with information about the Competition. HPN also may use the information to enforce the Competition Official Rules and HPN’s agreements with you, to prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities and for other legally permissible purposes. These uses of your Personally Identifiable Information may include, without limitation, the following:1. Public Areas
The Sites feature a public comment area where Registered Users can share information and post questions ("Public Areas"). Other visitors to the Sites may view information posted in Public Areas but cannot share information or post questions. By using the Public Areas, each Registered User hereby acknowledges and agrees that any information shared in a Public Area (including, without limitation, Personally Identifiable Information) is available to the public and may be used by others in ways neither you nor HPN are able to control or predict, including, without limitation, to contact you for unauthorized purposes.2. Registered User Areas
Certain areas of the Site are accessible only to Registered Users ("Registered User Areas").
If you register to become a Registered User of any Site, the registration information that you provide to HPN may be stored in a profile. Your profile, or a portion thereof, may be viewed by Registered Users and other visitors to the Site.
HPN may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide when registering to become a Registered User to send you information about the Competition and also may use, or may permit Kaggle to use, your Personally Identifiable Information to send other information that HPN believes is relevant and useful to Registered Users. HPN does not sell mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) and e-mail addresses of Registered Users to third parties.3. Aggregate Information
The aggregate information collected via the Site includes anonymous statistical demographic information but no Personally Identifiable Information. This aggregate information is used to determine trends and needs and enhance the Site experience for Competition participants and visitors to the Site.4. Emails and Newsletters
From time to time, HPN may use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you important administrative information regarding the Competition and Site. HPN also may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to Kaggle so that it may contact you with administrative information regarding the Competition and Site.C. With Whom HPN Shares Information
HPN will not give, share, sell, or trade your Personally Identifiable Information to or with any third parties other than Kaggle in any way, other than under the following circumstances:1. Third-Party Service Providers
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of HPN or the Site, Personally Identifiable Information and/or other information collected about you via the Site may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of HPN or the Site in order to permit the party to continue the operation of the Site, including the Registered User Areas. By using the Site, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.D. Important Disclosures, Practices and Contact Information 1. Accessing, Updating or Deleting your Personally Identifiable Information
If you are a Registered User and would like to review, update or delete your registration information, please use the "Contact Us" link page on the Site.2. Opting Out
HPN respects the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information. If you tell HPN that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, HPN will respect your wishes. You also may choose not to provide HPN with certain information, but that may result in your inability to use certain features of the Site. To remove your Personally Identifiable Information from HPN’s database, please contact us via the "Contact Us" page on the Site.3. Third Party Links
The Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please be aware that HPN cannot control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from those of HPN. HPN encourages you to review and understand the privacy policies of these other websites before providing any information to them.4. Data Security
HPN maintains a variety of commercially reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, HPN uses accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to HPN’s systems. Please note that HPN has no control over the security of other websites on the Internet that you might visit or with which you might interact even when a link may appear to another site from the Site. Although HPN takes steps to secure your information, HPN does not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches or other communications will always remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your information, including your Personally Identifiable Information, HPN will notify you as necessary and if possible so you can take appropriate protective steps. HPN may notify you under such circumstances using the e-mail address that HPN has on record for you.5. Children
Please note that HPN is only required to respond to one request per user per year.8. Users From Outside the United States
The Site is controlled and operated by HPN from the United States. HPN does not represent or warrant that the Site or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You also are subject to United States export controls in connection with your use of the Site and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including, without limitation, any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. HPN may limit the availability of the Site, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction that HPN chooses, at any time and in HPN’s sole discretion.9. No Rights of Third Parties
Please contact us via email by visiting the "Contact Us" page.