19th April, 2023
We, ThreatSims CTF, are committed to safeguarding your privacy in relation to the protection of your personal information. We may gather and share your information to ensure our ability to access your services. In order to further safeguard your privacy, we give this notice that details our information practices and the options you have when it comes to the collection and use of your information. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or our practices with regard to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]
“User” “You”, “Your”, “Yourself” and “User” - refers to natural and legal individuals who use the Website.
“Personal Information” - Refers to any personally identifiable information that We may collect from You.
“Third Parties” - Refers to any website, company, or individual apart from the user and the creator of the Website.
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
Personal information provided by the User
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Services, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, When you register with us, you generally provide (a) your e-mail address, username, and password (b) information you provide us when you contact us for help; (c) information you enter into our system when using the Website, such as while asking doubts, participating in the CTF events hosted by us. This information shall be regarded as ‘Personal Information’. In order to give you the service, important information, the required notifications, and marketing promotions, we can use the Information from time to time. We will ask you if we need additional information that will identify you personally (personal information). We will not differentiate between those who use the device to access the request, site or services or products, provided that the credentials match your login/access credentials. It is essential that you have logged into it using your own credentials to make full use of the website and to enable your information to be accurately captured in the website.
Information automatically collected
In addition, the website can automatically collect certain data when you visit, use or navigate. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use the website and the service and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of the website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.
2. OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use personal information collected via our Services for a variety of purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations.
To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract. See the section below headed “HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS” for further information.
We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Services.
To enable user-to-user communications, we may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.
We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account, your profile on our website, and keeping it in working order.
To send administrative information to you, We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our website and service safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
We may use your information to administer events when you participate in our CTF events.
We may use your information to provide you with the requested service, respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.
We and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. For example, when expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our website, subscribing to marketing or otherwise contacting us, we will collect personal information from you.
We may use your information to create and display personalized content and advertising (together with third-party partners) that is suited to your interests and/or location, as well as to track its effectiveness.
To enforce our terms, conditions, and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, or in connection with our contract. To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and evaluating and improving our Services, products, marketing, and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end-users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.
3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE ELSE?
On certain pages of our website, we use data collection devices such as "cookies". "Cookies" are small files on your hard disk that help us to deliver customized services. We also offer certain functionalities that can be used only by using cookies. Cookies can also assist us in providing your interests-oriented information. Besides cookies we may use similar tracking technologies to track/access/store browsing information to improve your browsing experience on our website. You can refuse certain cookies as set out in our Cookie Notice.
5. SOCIAL/OTHER PLATFORM LOGINS
Our Services offers you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media or platform account details (like your Facebook or Google logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive your email address information from your social media/platform provider.
We will only use the information we collect for the purposes indicated in this privacy notice or as otherwise specified on the relevant Services. Please keep in mind that we have no control over and are not responsible for how your third-party social media provider handles your personal information. We recommend reading their privacy notice to see how they collect, use, and disclose your personal information, as well as how to control your privacy settings on their websites and apps.
6. HOW LONG YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT BY US?
Unless a longer retention time is required or permitted by law, we will only keep your personal information for as long as it is required or permitted for the reasons set forth in this privacy notice (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements).
We will not keep your personal information for more than twenty-four (24) months after the user's account has been terminated for any reason stated in this notice. When we no longer have a legitimate business reason to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or if that is not possible (for example, because your personal information is stored in backup archives), we will securely store it and isolate it from further processing until it is deleted.
7. INFORMATION SAFETY & SECURITY
We've put in place necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect the privacy of any personal data we handle because we see data as a valuable asset. However, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information, despite our safeguards and efforts. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, you are responsible for transmitting personal information to and from our Services. Only use the Services if you are in a secure environment.
8. OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTOR AND EXTERNAL LINKS ON WEBSITE
It is important to understand that we cannot guarantee the privacy of your private communications or other personal information. As a result, while we promise to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee that it will always be secured. As a user of this website, you understand and agree that you are solely responsible and liable for everything you do on this website, on the Internet, on your own devices, and elsewhere.
10. QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS
Please contact at [email protected] if you have an unresolved issue or if you wish to report an unresolved issue.
11. REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE PROCESS OF DATA WE COLLECTED FROM YOU
In some cases, you may have the right to seek access to, amend, or delete the personal information we collect from you, depending on the laws in your country. Please contact us via email to seek a review, modification, or deletion of your personal information. We will react to your request within 30 days.