Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personal Information. The personal information we learn from our Website’s users helps us personalize and improve our services. The term "personal information" means information that you provide to us that can be used to contact or identify you, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that identifies you. Other information may not be able to personally identify you when used alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and address).
How We Collect Information. When you create an account to use the full range of our services, participate in our surveys and Challenges, or complete a form on our Website, we may ask for and record your personal information such as your name, email address, location, and company name. We may also ask for information about your business including, but not limited to, information regarding revenue, industry, funding requirements, address or investments. In addition, we may record and use personal information and other content from your feedback, complaints, or questions to effectively assist you and to improve our services.
We may obtain additional information about you by directly, or through one or more services, conducting searches over the internet or elsewhere with your personal information. We may obtain other information that appears to be related to the personal information you provided, such as your age and participation in social media websites.We may also obtain information from you when you submit a Solution to participate in our Challenge. This information refers to any prototypes, written components, videos, answers and any other accompanying materials that you submit as part of your Solution to our Challenge.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information. “Non-personally identifiable information” is information that does not identify you, which includes anonymous information and aggregate data. To better understand how you use our Website, we may use non-personally identifiable information to research their demographics, interest, and behavior. This allows us to improve our Website by providing you with customized services and information. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information.
Other Information. Our Website does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals. To improve the effectiveness of our Website, we receive and collect non- personal information about our Website users. Such information is collected passively and cannot be used alone to identify you. Examples include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data regarding your use of our services. We may use this data, which does not identify individual users to analyze trends, administer the Website, develop derivative product, and service offerings. We may also link this automatically collected data to personal information to provide our services in a streamlined manner.
Cookies. We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term "cookies" refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of our services may not work properly or at all.
Use of Your Personal Information. We will not sell, trade or rent the personal information that you provide to us unless you authorize us to do so or as required to do so by law. However, we may share your personal information with our agents, third party partners, affiliates, and subsidiaries to enable them to function on our behalf and to create offers that may be of interest to you.
Disclosure of Information
Challenge. By submitting a Solution to our Challenge, you acknowledge and agree that you are voluntarily sharing your information with us. Such information includes, but is not limited to, any prototypes, written components, videos, answers and other related materials as part of your Solution. You acknowledge and agree that we may share your information with our agents, clients, corporates, sponsors, contractors or partners (“Challenger”) as part of the evaluation process. Challengers may use your information only for the purposes of providing services for Vinaj or for the collaboration in which they and Vinaj are engaged. Challengers and other potential employers may also access your information for employment purposes.
Promotional Offers. To help us customize promotions and offers that match your interests, we may aggregate your personal information with other users’ personal information and disclose them in the aggregate to third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Links
We work hard, by taking commercially reasonable steps, to protect you from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of information we possess. However, please be informed that no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, emails sent to or from our Website may not be secure, and you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when you disclose personal information to us or any other party via the Internet.
Although we take commercially reasonable measures to safeguard your information, no security measures can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.
User Access and Choice
You may review, update or correct your personal information by contacting us.
We will retain your information for so long as your account is active, as needed to provide you with our services, or for other legitimate business needs. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Our Website and services are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian.
California Privacy Rights
As a California resident, under California Civil Code section 1798.83, you have a right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed your personally identifiable information during the preceding calendar year for direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. You may request this information by writing to us at: Vinaj, 274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, #635, Redwood City, CA 94065.
If we need to use your information in any way that we have not explained in this notice, Vinaj will ask for your written permission before using or sharing your information. You may end your permission at any time by telling us in writing. We will not use or share your information for any reason not described in this notice without your permission.
274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, #635
Redwood City, CA 94065