Privacy and Cookie Policy

Effective October 15, 2020

This is the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy (the “Policy”) of Micropredictions LLC (also referred to throughout this Policy as ‘Micropredictions’, ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’ and ‘you’ or ‘yourself’ may refer to an individual, company, or other entity visiting this Website.

Your privacy is important to us. This Policy applies to our website www.Microprediction.com (the “Website”). We strive to protect your online privacy.

The purpose of this Policy is to notify and inform you of how and the purposes for which we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information (as defined below) as well as your choices regarding our use of your Personal Information. It also describes the types of cookies that we use on this website.

Please review this Policy carefully. By using our Website, you are accepting the terms of this Policy as well as our Terms of Use, which means that you will be consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your Personal Information as described in this Policy and our use of cookies. If you do not agree with any part of this Policy or our Terms of Use, please do not use this Website.

This Policy is currently provided only in English.

1. Important Information

1.1. Changes to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time by posting a new version online. You should check this page occasionally to review any changes. The date on which the Policy was last revised appears at the top of the page so that you can easily determine if we have made changes since the last time you reviewed this Policy. By using the Website, including providing us with your Personal Information, after changes are made to this Policy, you will be agreeing to the terms of the updated Policy. If you do not accept any changes to this Policy, you must stop using the Website.

1.2. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy or our treatment of your Personal Information, please contact us by email at privacy@microprediction.com.

2. Personal Information We Collect

2.1. When You Visit Our Website

You are free to explore the Website without providing any information about yourself. You may choose to share your Personal Information with us, but doing so is voluntary. We may use your Personal Information (as defined in Section 2.2. below) as described in Section 3.3..

2.2. "Personal Information"

This refers to any information that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, and other information about yourself that may be collected by us through the Website.

2.3. Information About Children

The Website is not intended for or targeted at children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 13. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@microprediction.com, so that we may delete the information.

If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent's consent before we collect and use that information.

3. How We Use Personal Information We Collect

3.1. Compliance with Our Privacy Policy

We use the information we collect in compliance with this Policy, unless otherwise permitted or required by law.

3.2. We Never Sell Personal Information

We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.

3.3. Use of Personal Information

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Policy, we may use your Personal Information to (a) send information to you that we think may be of interest to you (b) send you communications or other information relating to our organization (c) respond to your communications or other correspondence.

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations, and individuals outside of Micropredictions unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • We may share personal information with your consent. For example, we will share your personal information with others such as an online payments system, which we use to distribute contest prizes. Such uses will be subject to third party privacy policies.
  • We may share personal information for legal, protection and safety purposes.
  • We may share information to comply with laws.
  • We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal process.
  • We may share information to protect the rights and property of Micropredictions, our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and Terms of Use.
  • We may share information in an emergency. This includes protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our customers, or any person.
  • We may share information with those who do work for us.
  • We may also share aggregate and de-identified data with others.
  • We may share personal information when we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
3.4. Use of Navigational Information

We do not use Navigational Information to operate the Website. Navigational Information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this Website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed.

3.5. Service Providers

We may share your personal information with service providers. These service providers adhere to their own privacy and other data handling policies to ensure that information is properly safeguarded.

3.6. Security of Your Personal Information

We have physical, administrative, procedural, and technical safeguards in place to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We regularly adapt these controls to respond to changing requirements and advances in technology.

However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Micropredictions employees are required to follow all applicable laws and regulations, including data protection laws and receive periodic training on data protection. Access to sensitive information is limited to those employees who need it to perform their roles. Unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential client information by an employee is prohibited and may result in disciplinary measures.

If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Information, you can contact us at privacy@microprediction.com.

3.7. External Websites

Our Website may sometimes provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to their own privacy and other policies.

3.8. Public Forums

We offer publicly accessible message boards, blogs, and community forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to post any information on our public message boards, blogs, or forums, this information will be publicly available and may be collected and used by other users. We will correct or delete any information you have posted if you so request, as described in Opting Out and Unsubscribing below, however we are not able to require the deletion of information collected by other users. We suggest you give careful consideration before posting information on our publicly accessible message boards, blogs, and community forums.

3.9. Retention of Personal Information

We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as we consider it potentially useful in contacting you or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. We will delete your Personal Information at an earlier date if you so request, as described in Section 5. Opting Out and Unsubscribing unless such information is required to be maintained pursuant to regulatory or legal requirements.

3.10. Corporate Events

Upon the sale or transfer of Micropredictions and/or all or part of its assets, your personal information may be among the items sold or transferred. We will request a purchaser to treat our data under the privacy policy in place at the time of its collection. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website, of any change in ownership.

3.11. Additional Uses and Disclosures

In addition to the use of your Personal Information set out above and the disclosure of your Personal Information that is required to provide you with use of the website and other information that you have requested, we reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law, a court order or legal process, or if we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, or investigate fraud or other violations or suspected violations of the law. Your Personal Information will be processed in the United States and subject to applicable privacy laws. Your Personal Information may be accessible to law enforcement as well as federal and state authorities.

4. How We Use Cookies

4.1. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work and to provide information to the owner of the website. Cookies that are commonly used fall into the categories described below. For more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

4.2. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to navigate this website and use certain features. Without these strictly necessary cookies, our website will not work. Consent is not required for strictly necessary cookies as they are required for our website to work properly.

4.3. Performance Cookies

We do not use performance cookies. Performance cookies collect anonymous information about how you use this website and its features. The information collected is used to customize your online experience.

4.4. Functionality Cookies

We do not use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies are used to remember choices you make (such as language preference, country location, or other online settings) and provide the personalized or enhanced features that you select.

4.5. Targeting or Advertising Cookies

We do not use targeting or advertising cookies that are often used by third-party advertisers, ad networks, data exchanges, marketing analytics and other service providers. These cookies collect information about your browsing activity across multiple websites and online services to provide you with relevant advertisements, online services, and online services of third parties.

4.6. Log Files

We do not collect demographic information through log files. This typically includes your IP address, geographic location, pages visited, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our Website (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses. This information can be used to obtain general statistics regarding website use and it may be possible to link this automatically collected data to your Personal Information such as your name, business email address, business address, and contact number.

4.7. Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs/Tracking Pixels)

We do not employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs/Tracking Pixels).

4.8. Flash Cookies

We do not use Flash Cookies.

4.9. Third Party Tracking Technologies

This Policy does not cover the use of cookies and web beacons by any tracking utility company.

5. Opting Out and Unsubscribing

5.1. Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information

Upon request, Micropredictions will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. It is important to provide us with sufficient detail to make the information reasonably retrievable.

If we are holding your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information, unless otherwise set out in the law:

  • To review your Personal Information without charge. However, there are certain exemptions that allow us to deny access to your Personal Information. If we deny you access to review your Personal Information, we will inform you of the reason in writing within 30 calendar days.
  • To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in the Personal Information.
  • To request that your Personal Information not be used unless we are required to use it for a legitimate reason (e.g., we may need to use your Personal Information to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation).
  • To request that your Personal Information be removed from any solicitation list that we use.
  • To request that your Personal Information be deleted from our records unless we are required to maintain such information pursuant to regulatory or legal requirements.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at privacy@microprediction.com.

We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within 30 calendar days and notify you of the action we have taken.

5.2. To Unsubscribe From Our Communications

You may unsubscribe from our communications by emailing privacy@microprediction.com.

6. Your California Privacy Rights

6.1 “Do Not Track” Policy as Required by California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

This Website does not respond to Do Not Track signals. However, some third party websites do keep track of your browsing activities. If you are visiting such websites, you can set your preferences in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of your web browser.

6.2 California Civil Code Section § 1798.83

This code permits users of our Site that are California residents 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 to privacy@microprediction.com.

7. Users Outside of the United States

7.1 If You Are Based in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, You Have Other Rights:

Right of Access: You can access your collected personal information by contacting us at privacy@microprediction.com.

Right to correct, update, or delete: You can correct, update or request deletion of your personal information by contacting us at privacy@microprediction.com.

Right to restriction of processing: You can ask us to restrict processing your personal information.

Right to take your data: You can ask to take your personal information that you provided to us, in a structured format, from us.

Right to object: You may object to the processing of your personal information by us at any time. This right does not exist if we have already processed your personal information.

Data Protection Authority: You have a right to raise questions or complaints with your local data protection authority at any time.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at privacy@microprediction.com.

8. Disputes

8.1. Resolving Disputes

If you have a dispute with us relating to our privacy practices, please contact privacy@microprediction.com. Most disputes can be resolved that way.

We thank you for taking the time to read this Policy.