During your use of our website or communication with the Awards, personal data may be collected and processed by the Awards. You may affirmatively provide us with certain personal data (such as your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, your likeness through photos or videos, and email receipt and open data, etc.) when participating in the Awards.
Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.
If you have not opted out from receiving marketing communications from us, we may use your email address, phone number or other personal data to send commercial or marketing messages. We also may use your email address, phone number and other personal data for non-marketing or administrative purposes. You cannot opt out of receiving communications for non-marketing or administrative purposes. Finally, we may run certain algorithms on your personal data as described in our Terms of Service in order to tally votes, rank submissions, ensure fairness in voting process, and provide general security to the Awards.
With regard to non-personal data, we use aggregated information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of our services and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. In addition, we may use “cookies,” clear gifs and log file information to deliver content (which may include third party advertisements) specific to your interests, and remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it each time you visit one of our interactive properties.
We will not share your personal data with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We may share non-personal data (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Awards.
In addition, we may release personal data: (i) to the extent we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any applicable law, enforce our rules, protect ourselves against any liability, defend ourselves against any claims, protect the rights, property and personal safety of any user or protect the public welfare; or (ii) to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
If you are located outside the United States, in particular if you are located in Switzerland or the European Union (EU), please note that the Awards are based in the US. If you engage with the Awards, all information, including personal information, will be transferred to the Awards (including third parties to which data was disclosed as described above) in the United States and any information made public via our website may be viewed by individuals located anywhere in the world. Although this may include recipients of information located in countries where there may be a lower level oflegal protection for your personal information than in your country, we will protect your information in accordance with requirements applicable to the law in your particular jurisdiction. By engaging withthe Awards, you unambiguously consent to the transfer of your personal information and other information to the United States and elsewhere for the purposes and uses described herein.
If you are located in the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation grants you certain rights under the law. In particular, the right to access, correct, or delete the personal data the Awards hold about you. The Awards will retain you data for the length of time you engage with us, until you request deletion of such personal data.
Upon request, the Awards will grant individuals reasonable access to personal data that it holds about them. In addition, the Awards will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information it holds about them. The Awards also rely upon each individual to assist in providing accurate updates of his or her personal data. In order to access, correct, amend, or delete the personal data the Awards hold about an individual, the individual should contact [email protected].
If you have a comment, question, or complaint about how the Awards are handling your personal data, we hope that you contact us at [email protected] in order to allow us to resolve the matter. In addition, individuals located in the EU may submit a complaint regarding the processing of their personal data to the EU data protection authorities (DPAs). The following link may assist you in finding the appropriate DPA: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm
Where personal information is processed based on consent, EU residents have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. To do so, please contact us at [email protected] If there is a different legal basis that would permit us to continue processing your personal information after withdrawing consent, we will notify you of that legal basis at the time of your request.
Please note that you may only make the above requests twice in a 12-month period. You also have the right to request that any of your personal information collected and retained be deleted, subject to certain exceptions.
You may submit a request regarding your rights under CCPA by submitting it at [email protected] by mailing us at:
Shorty Awards Privacy Rights
96 Spring Street,
New York, NY 10012
If we receive a CCPA request from you, we will first make a determination regarding the applicability of the law, and we will then take steps to verify your identity prior to responding.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Awards who are participants in the awards to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email with "California Privacy Rights" in the heading [email protected] write us at:
Shorty Awards Privacy Rights
96 Spring Street,
New York, NY 10012
We have implemented security measures to protect personal data collected on the Awards against loss, misuse or alteration. In addition, your account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer. Moreover, despite the precautions described above, we cannot and do not guarantee that the individual user information you have transmitted will not be intercepted by others and/or decrypted or accidentally disclosed, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
In the event that we are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
You must be at least 13 years old to participate in the Awards.