The Information Discus Collects
"Personal Information" means (i) information about a User provided to Discus by a Visitor who is nominating someone for a Discus Award or by a Member as part of completing the nomination process and registering on the Site; and/or (ii) personal information you place, post, or make on the Site about yourself. The terms "User," "Member" and "Visitor" have the meanings set forth in the Agreement.
"Personal Information" includes all information about a person, including but not limited to name, email address, telephone number, physical address, gender, school, photographs or other images, academic history, extracurricular activity and any other personally identifiable or biographical information.
When you use the Site, you may provide us with Personal Information you knowingly choose to disclose.
If you nominate a third party for Discus Awards recognition, you will provide Discus with Personal Information of the nominee (including name and email address) that will enable Discus to email the nominee and invite the nominee to confirm his or her desire to be considered for Discus Awards recognition. The Site stores the nominee's invite-related Personal Information for 30 days. If the nominee has not confirmed his or her desire to be a Discus Awards nominee after 30 days by registering on the Site and completing the nomination process, Discus will make no further attempts to contact the nominee without receiving a new nomination for the nominee.
You may provide Personal Information of a third-party you designate as a reference for your nomination for Discus Awards recognition. Discus will use such Personal Information only to communicate with your third-party references for purposes of validating your nomination.
By using the Site, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Use of Personal Information Obtained by Discus
Discus will use your Personal Information (including your name and email address) to inform you of offers and services we think would be enjoyable or valuable to you. You may opt out of such emails, but Discus reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
Discus may also use your Personal Information to provide information or services to you, to answer your questions and to communicate with you about a nomination for the Discus Awards or winning Discus Awards recognition.
Unless you opt out of such display at the time of confirming your nomination, Discus will display your Personal Information (including your name and photo) on the Site if you win a Discus Award.
Discus's Use of Personal Information of Discus Awards Finalists
Discus will attempt to verify the identity of each Discus Awards Finalist and confirm that the nominee wants to accept the recognition. If you accept Discus Awards recognition and you do not opt out of such display at the time of confirming your nomination, your Personal Information (including your name and photo) will be displayed to the public on the Site.
"Public Profile" means the Personal Information of a Discus Awards Finalist that is displayed publicly on the Site.
Discus will make the Public Profile of each Discus Awards Finalist available to be viewed by the public and shown in search results conducted by the public on the Site.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
Discus will not sell your Personal Information, rent your Personal Information or otherwise exchange your Personal Information for value and consideration.
Discus may disclose your Personal Information (without identifying who you are) to third parties. One purpose for doing so is to personalize advertisements and promotions of Discus or third-party partners of Discus.
Discus will disclose certain Personal Information to the panel of judges who evaluate Discus Awards nominees and determine who wins Discus Awards recognition. Such Personal Information shall NOT include contact information (email address, mailing address) for a Discus Awards nominee.
Discus will not disclose your Personal Information to third-party colleges, universities and other higher education providers to be used in their outreach and recruitment efforts.
Discus may provide your Personal Information (including your email address and other contact information) to third-party organizations when we believe such sharing is reasonably necessary to offer Discus's services or legally required. Specifically, Discus may use third parties to facilitate its business, including hosting the Site at a co-location facility, sending email updates about the Site or to process payments for products or services. In these instances, our third-party service providers may have access to your Personal Information. When Discus provides your Personal Information to third-party service providers, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that Information for the specified purposes.
Discus will not supply your Personal Information to data aggregators and marketers for the purpose of sending email or otherwise communicating with you.
Discus may be required to disclose Personal Information to a third party in response to lawful requests (such as subpoenas or court orders) or in compliance with laws or regulations. Additionally, Discus may share your Personal Information with a third party when Discus believes it is necessary to comply with law, to protect Discus's property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, law enforcement officials and other government agencies.
Discus may provide services jointly with other companies on the Site. Discus may share your Personal Information with such companies in connection with the services.
If the ownership of Discus or all or substantially all of Discus's business changes hands (by sale, merger or otherwise), your Personal Information may be transferred to the third-party acquirer
In the event Discus becomes the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, Discus, or our trustee in bankruptcy, may sell, license or otherwise dispose of your Personal Information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court.
Opting In and Opting Out
Discus may use check boxes (or comparable means) to confirm your consent to receive special offers and/or other information from Discus and other third-party partners of Discus. By checking such boxes or leaving a box checked, you are choosing to receive commercial communications from Discus and third-party partners of Discus, and you will be consenting to Discus providing your Personal Information to those third parties, and you may receive information and offers from Discus and third-party partners of Discus by e-mail, U.S. mail or other means.
Discus may use check boxes (or comparable means) to confirm your consent to have your Personal Information disclosed to a third party for the purpose of having your Personal Information appear on the third party's website (by way of example, in the same way that you might consent to have your photos on Flickr appear on your page on Facebook). By checking such boxes or leaving a box checked, you will be consenting to Discus providing your Personal Information to those third parties, and your Personal Information may appear on the third parties' websites.
You may opt out of receiving future commercial communications from Discus or third parties either (i) by following the instructions located at the bottom of an e-mail, (ii) by sending a request to us by email to info<at>
Please note that opting out using these means will not affect your previous consent to receive communications from Discus's third-party partners or to have your Personal Information disclosed to a third party for the purpose of displaying your Personal Information on their websites.
Discus cannot control the actions of its third-party partners, which operate independently of Discus.
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over your profile Privacy Settings on the Site is readily available through your user account page on the Site. You may modify your profile Privacy Settings at any time on your user account page. You may terminate your Membership on the Site through an e-mail request to our customer service inbox, and we will remove your Personal Information from the Site and our servers. Deleted Personal Information may remain in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available on the Site.
Gathering Aggregate Data and Cookies
Discus routinely gathers information about the use of the Site by all users collectively. Discus's server logs provide us with information such as what pages are being visited most, what domains our visitors are coming from, when our Site is busiest, and what websites are referring users to us. This information helps us to improve our services and to evaluate our marketing efforts. We typically use such data anonymously and aggregately, and this information may be shared with third parties in the aggregate.
Third Party Advertising
Discus takes appropriate precautions to protect your Personal Information. Your Personal Information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter certain sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we (or in the case of credit card information, our data-secure e-commerce partner) encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Please be aware that email is not recognized as a secure communication. Discus requests that you not send sensitive private information to us by email.
Discus is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
Notices and Revisions
Children Under Age 13
Discus does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use the Site or register on the Site. If you are under 13, please do not use the Site or attempt to register on the Site or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any Personal Information to or on the Site. If Discus learns that we have Personal Information of a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have Personal Information from or about a child under 13, please contact us by email to info<at>
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
Discus recommends that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
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