Privacy Policy

    Updated 10/27/23

  1. 1. Introduction

    Welcome to HackPSH. We value your privacy and are committed to safeguarding your personal information. This privacy policy provides details on the type of data we collect, and how it's processed, stored, and shared, in accordance with U.S. federal laws and Pennsylvania state regulations.

  2. 2. Data We Collect
  3. 3. How We Use Your Data
    • 3.1 Registration & Participation: Account management, participant tracking, judging, and award distribution. HackPSH may hold users' data as long as it needs, but the user may delete their accounts at any time.
    • 3.2 Platform Improvement: For optimizing user experience, addressing technical challenges, and refining platform features.
    • 3.3 Communication: To inform you about event updates, policy alterations, promotional offers, or compliance notifications through email or text.
    • 3.4 Legal Compliance: To meet legal and regulatory mandates.
  4. 4. Data Sharing and Disclosure
    • 4.1 Third Parties: We only share data with third parties who provide necessary services to HackPSH, such as web hosting or email delivery, under strict confidentiality terms.
    • 4.2 Legal & Regulatory Requirements: We may disclose your data if required by law, court order, or pertinent Pennsylvania regulations.
    • 4.3 Business Transfers: In cases of a merger, sale, or asset transfer, user information may be a transferred asset.
  5. 5. Data Security
    • 5.1 Protective Measures: Our multi-layered security includes SSL encryption, firewalls, and access controls.
    • 5.2 Data Breach Protocol: In the unlikely event of a data breach, affected individuals will be notified in compliance with Pennsylvania's Data Breach Notification Law.
  6. 6. Data Retention
    • We store your data only as long as necessary to fulfill its intended purpose. Certain records may be retained longer due to legal or audit reasons.
  7. 7. Your Legal Rights
    • 7.1 Access & Correction: You have the right to access your data and request corrections.
    • 7.2 Deletion: Under certain circumstances, you can request data deletion.
    • 7.3 Objection: You can object to data processing or ask for restricted processing.
    • 7.4 Portability: You have the right to request your data in a structured, commonly used format.
  8. 8. Third-Party Links

    HackPSH might link to external sites. We don't control and aren't responsible for their content or privacy practices.

  9. 9. Changes to the Privacy Policy

    Any substantial changes will be communicated through our platform or email. Continued use after changes implies acceptance.

  10. 10. Contact Information

    For any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact our designated Data Protection Officer at[email protected].

    Under relevant laws, you are empowered to review, amend, or even erase your personal data from our systems. You can also object to processing or request data portability.