We classify personal data into three distinct categories.
Modtoberfest will request personal data from users when it is necessary to provide a feature or service. For example it is not possible to ship out prizes to participants without providing us with your shipping address. Requested data includes usernames, email addresses, user IDs, shipping information, service usage, and cookies.
Processed Personal Data
In some cases Modtoberfest will process your personal data to derive additional information. In some cases derived information will be associated with your unique user ID. Additionally Modtoberfest may process your personal data to create anonymized aggregate data. An example of anonymized aggregate data would be processing shipping information to derive the number of unique countries with participants in the event. Another example would be deriving how many unique users participated in the event. Anonymized aggregate data is necessarily not linked to any individual user.
3rd Party Data
Modtoberfest will only retain personal data for the duration of time necessary to provide related features and services unless a longer retention period is required. A longer retention period may be required in the following situations.
- Complying with legal or regulatory requirements.
- Preventing fraud or abuse.
- Financial record keeping.
Modtoberfest does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using our services. If you learn that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of this policy you can alert us using a listed contact method.
Sell and Transfer
Personal data collected by Modtoberfest will never be sold to third parties. In some cases we may share personal data with third parties when required to provide a feature or service. We may also share anonymized aggregate data which has been stripped of any personally identifying information and can not be linked to any individual user in any reasonable capacity. Third parties are subject to their own privacy policies.
Detailed Data Usage
A Modtoberfest account is required to participate in the Modtoberfest event. Modtoberfest accounts are backed by a unique ID and represents your identity within our system. Creating a Modtoberfest account allows us to track your participation in the event, track and share your progress, and moderate your participation for abuse. Modtoberfest accounts are linked to your GitHub account and can optionally be linked to other supported services such as Discord. Your unique account ID will also be linked to any personal data we collect from you such as your shipping address.
Modtoberfest stores cookies on your browser to help with the authorization process. These cookies allow users to resume their previous session without logging in every time. These cookies are not used for analytics.
Analytics and Usage Data
Modtoberfest tracks a number of analytical data points. This data is used to help us monitor the platform for abuse or issues. This information may also be aggregated to create anonymous statistics that we use to improve or market our events. The data points collected by Modtoberfest are tracked and stored using an internal service and not a third party.