17 July 2015
Last updated on and effective as of: November 1, 2021
Drone Racing League, Inc. (referred to herein as “DRL” “we”, “us” or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your information. This Policy applies to all information we collect about you, information we collect directly from you, information we automatically collect, information we collect through our mobile application(s), and information we collect from third parties.
Below is a summary of the non-public personal information that we may collect and maintain during the course of our relationship, our policy regarding the use of that information, and the measures we take to safeguard that information. We do not sell non-public personal information to anyone and only share it with others as described below.
The DRL Website is designed for a general audience and is not directed to minors. We do not knowingly collect information from visitors under age 16 (or such other age as may be restricted under local law). No one under age 16 may provide any personal information on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website. In the event that we learn that we have collected information from minors, we will delete that information as quickly as practicable. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at the email address below.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (i.e., anonymous data). We may collect, use, store, and transfer different kinds of personal data or information about you, including potentially the following categories:
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Prior to collecting, using, or sharing Personal Data, we define and document the specific, legitimate business purposes for which it is needed. We also determine and document how long Personal Data is needed for those defined business purposes and applicable legal requirements. Finally, we do not collect, use or share more Personal Data than is needed or retain it in identifiable form for longer than is needed for those defined business purposes and applicable legal requirements.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
You may give us your information by interacting with our website or corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
As you interact with our website, we and/or our third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, or other partners (“Partners”) will automatically collect various information about you and your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns.
We may receive your information from various third parties and public sources as set out below.
Note that when you order tickets for DRL events via third-party service providers, the respective service provider will gather and store Information about you. This could include, but not be limited to Identity and Contact Data, Financial Data, Transaction Data, Technical Data, Profile Data, and more. This information will be transferred to DRL and used by us to identify you and for administration, communication, enforcement and access control purposes for proper performance of the contractual obligations to which we are committed to.
Lastly, unaffiliated partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit our website and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use the website. Their use of such tracking technologies is not within our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.
We have set out below a description of the main ways we plan to use your information.
Note that we may process your information for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out below.
We may use your Information to:
We will also process your personal data in accordance with your consent. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are other types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data:
We use third parties to provide you with the best products, services, and experiences. We may share the information we collect with our business partners and other third parties for (1) Non-Marketing Purposes, (2) joint marketing purposes, and (3) our business partners’ or our own marketing purposes. Sensitive Information will only be shared for Non-Marketing Purposes. When we provide personal data to our business partners and other third parties, we require them to exercise reasonable care to protect such information and restrict the use of such information to the purposes for which it was provided to them.
“Non-Marketing Purposes” includes, but is not limited to, (1) validating your identity; (2) conducting statistical or demographic analysis; (3) processing, fulfilling, and tracking purchases or other transactions; (4) complying with legal and regulatory requirements; (5) customizing your experience on our websites and in person; (6) protecting and defending against legal actions or claims; (8) preventing fraud; (9) collecting debt; (10) satisfying contractual obligations; (11) evaluating employment applications; and (12) cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest.
We may share your information with the internal or external for the specific purposes described below. With respect to our Partners, we require them to respect the security of your information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our Partners to use your information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. We may share your information:
We will only use your information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your information for an unrelated purpose, to the extent we are legally required to do so, we will notify you and we will either obtain your express consent or, if consent is not needed, explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Promotional offers from us. We may use your information to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
Third-party marketing. We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your information with any third party for their marketing purposes.
To see how you can opt out of marketing communications and cookies, please see the Opt-Out section below.
We strive to let you know in advance what will happen to your personal data. If we intend to use your Personal Data for a purpose that is different from the purposes listed in this Policy or if we intend to disclose it to a third party acting as a controller not previously identified, we will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of such uses and/or disclosures where it involves non-sensitive information or opt-in where sensitive information is involved.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at any time at the contact information provided in this policy or using links sent with email messages by us or our partners. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account. For convenience, this contact information is provided again below:
Drone Racing League, Inc.
40 West 27th, NY, NY 10001
Attention: Privacy Officer
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product or service purchase, warranty registration, product or service experience or other transactions.
If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing email you receive from this site. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may follow the instructions to stop delivery of such messages, which may include by replying “STOP” to the received text message.
If you want to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to and adjust your web browser preferences. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Website or some of its functionality may be affected.
When using a mobile application, you may receive tailored in-application advertisements. Depending on your device, you may be able to reset your mobile device’s advertising identifier at any time by accessing the privacy settings on your mobile device. In addition, each operating system, iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices and Windows for Microsoft devices, provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. You may review support materials and/or the privacy settings for the respective operating systems in order to opt-out of tailored in-application advertisements. For any other devices and/or operating systems, please visit the privacy settings for the applicable device or contact the applicable platform operator.
Please note that by opting out of online behavioral advertising, you will continue to see generic advertising that is not tailored to your specific interests and activities. To be clear, cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. For example, if you have opted out on your device browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt out on each device.
If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. See the section titled “Your Legal Rights” for more information on withdrawing your consent.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of Information, due to the open nature of the internet, we cannot assure you that your information will never be disclosed, altered or destroyed in an unauthorized manner.
We will only retain your information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your information for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for your information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your information, the purposes for which we process your information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements. Generally, DRL will use and store any personal data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of personal data, including the performance of a contract or the compliance with any legal obligation to which DRL is subject, including those obligations governing document retention and regulatory reporting. Accordingly, DRL will, in most circumstances, retain personal data for seven years after the termination of their relationship with us.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your information: see “Your Legal Rights” below for further information.
In some circumstances we will anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Under certain circumstances that depend on your state and country of residence, you may have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These may include the right to:
Any person wishing to make such a request can do so by emailing or writing to:
Drone Racing League, Inc.
40 West 27th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Attention: Privacy Officer
Under the GDPR, DRL is the “controller” and responsible for any of your personal information collected on this website. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice and Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our Privacy Officer using the details set out above.
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California residents have certain rights with respect to personal data about them we have collected. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal data, subject to certain exceptions and limitations: the right to access the personal data we have collected about you and learn how we collect this information, our purpose in collecting it, and the types of parties we may have disclosed it to; the right to delete the personal data we have collected from you; and the right to opt-out of our sale(s) of your personal data, if applicable. You also have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the relevant privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
If you are a resident of Canada, you have the right to: Access your personal data and rectify it; Withdraw any consent provided; and Where applicable, lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority.
Any person seeking to exercise these rights can do so by contacting us at the above address or email address.
From time to time, we may update this Privacy Notice and Policy. We will notify you about material changes by either sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us and/or by prominently posting a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this statement so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it. Historic versions can be obtained by contacting the Privacy Officer at the contact information provided above.
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