Privacy Policy

FuturizeX Web and Student Challenge Privacy Policy

FUTURIZEX has created the FUTURIZEX Student Competition (“Competition”) to encourage UCLA undergraduate students (“Contestants”) to imagine a world of tomorrow and present an idea for a new invention or innovation (for instance, in the fields of healthcare, robotics, transportation, architecture, education), explain how it works, describe the impact it has on the future, and prove this is something that could feasibly done today. Contestants should explain their use of their science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) skills in relation to his/her Challenge Submission.

USE OF THIS SITE OR PROVISION OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO OUR TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY. DO NOT USE THIS SITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

Our privacy policy explains how we collect personally identifying information about you, what information we collect and how we use such information.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is incorporated into and is subject to the FUTURIZEX Student Competition Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”), an agreement between you and FUTURIZEX regulating your use of this Site.

Please note that terms used but not defined, in this Policy are defined in the Terms of Use. Please see the Terms of Use for more information on your use of this Site.

In this Policy:

  • How Do You Agree to this Policy?
  • Changes and Updates to this Policy
  • What Information Do We Collect through this site?
  • Why Do We Collect and Use Your Information?
  • How Do We Collect Your Information?
  • How Can You Update Your Information?
  • Our Information Sharing Policy
  • Sharing As Required By, or Permitted By Law
  • Sharing In Order to Protect Rights, Property, and Safety, and to Report Unlawful Activity
  • Third Party Websites
  • Who to Contact With Questions?

How Do You Agree to this Policy?

You agree to this Policy by visiting/and or using this Site. If you cannot agree with this Policy, then please refrain from visiting and / or using this Site.

Changes and Updates to this Policy

We reserve the right to change, add, subtract, update or amend all or any part of this Policy at any time without notice to you. We will post any updated Policy on this Site and each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of this page by its effective date. By visiting and /or using this Site after the changes to this policy, you are deemed to have agreed to the said new terms or changes to the policy.

What Information Do We Collect through this Site?

  • Personal Information

We collect information that can be used to identify you personally (“personal information”), such as your name, student ID and email address. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide it voluntarily, including, without limitation: (i) by filling out a form or survey; (ii) by posting a Comment (as defined in the Terms of Use); (iii) by requesting promotional material; (iv) by registering an account and e-mail address with us; (v) by signing up for an e-mail newsletter; or (vi) by e-mailing us. If you do not want us to collect personal information about you, you can simply decide not to submit it to us or use this Site.

  • Other Information

The Site does have an analytics system installed provided by third party providers and we store anonymous user interactions with our analytics system.

 

Why Do We Collect and Use Your Information?

We collect information that is used to optimize the user experience of our visitors.

We collect your information: (i) to send you newsletters and other information about FUTURIZEX activities and events; (ii) to keep you informed about future events and competitions; (iii) for Site administration; (iv) to improve or optimize our services and future competitions; and (v) for the purpose of performing any other services for which such data was collected such as administering a contest or Challenge.

We may also use your personal information to:

  • Respond to your inquiries;
  • Contact you about changes to our policies;
  • Perform statistical analysis of the users of this Site;
  • Comply with and/or conform to requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served on us.

How Do We Collect Your Information?

We collect information to provide you with a better use of this Site and related activity. We collect your personal information through:

  • The information you provide to us;
  • The information we get from your use of this Site and this information will include but is not limited to your device information, details of how you used this Site and your internet protocol address.
  • Personal Information

We collect the personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you use this Site. For example, if you request information about our competitions or submit a Comment, as defined in the Terms of Use, we will collect any information that you provide to us in such request or submission.

  • Other Information

Like the operators of most websites, we may use tracking software and similar technology, which automatically collects information about your computer hardware and software, and use of the website. This information may be used by us for the operation of the website and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.

  • Web Tracking Method

We may collect information regarding your visit to this Site using cookies and other web tracking methods. A cookie is a small amount of data that is created by a website and saved by your web browser or equipment and its purpose is to remember information about your visit to this Site and your preferences.

Cookies allow website operators to better customize visits to the website to the visitor’s individual preferences. Many commercial websites use cookies. We may use cookies on this Site to allow us to, among other things, measure activity. If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help file directions.

Whenever we obtain your personal information, we will use reasonable practices to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. While we will use such efforts, we cannot and will not act as insurers of the security of your personal information. We assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Registration

For purposes of the FUTURIZEX Student Competition (“Competition”), students will be asked to register with our sites to participate in the contest.

To register for the contest, students under the age of 18 must have a Parental Consent form (“Challenge Consent Form”) signed by their parents or legal guardians.

Information regarding the Challenge is available at futurizex@ucla.edu/student-competition (“Challenge Website”). A Parental Consent Form is available on the Challenge Website. A written copy of the Challenge Consent Form will be mailed upon request. For students under 18, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for properly completing the Parental Consent Form and emailing it to Sponsor before the Contestant will be permitted to enter the Challenge and before the student can submit their video. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in Contestant’s disqualification from the Challenge.

How Can You Update Your Information?

Students or Parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 18, can update the personal information of their children by contacting us and they can also request that we delete from our records, the personal information that we have collected with their consent.

Students or Parents can contact us to change or delete personal information by emailing studentchallenge@futurizex.ucla.edu.

Our Information Sharing Policy

Except to provide our services to you or to provide information to you as described above and except for the situations below, we do not rent, sell, or share your information with other people or companies.

Sharing As Required By, or Permitted By Law

We may share your personally identifiable information as required by, or permitted by law. This may include sharing your personally identifiable information with governmental entities, or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal process, or as we believe is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine in our sole discretion might be brought against us. Sharing In Order to Protect Rights, Property, and Safety, and to Report Unlawful Activity We may also share your personally identifiable information if we determine, in our sole judgment, that the release of your information may protect the rights, property, or safety of you or another person. In this instance we may share your information with law enforcement or any other person or entity we determine, in our sole judgment, may be able to protect you or the other person. We may also report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity.

Third Party Websites

This Site and/or our e-mails may link to third parties’ websites. It is also possible that third parties’ websites or e-mails may link to our Site. Such third-party websites may have privacy policies that are substantially different than this Policy. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by third parties. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these websites before transmitting any personal information to third parties. We may share information with our service providers if necessary for them to perform a business, professional, or technology support function for us.

Who do you Contact with Questions?

You may contact us at studentchallenge@futurizex.ucla.edu with any questions.