17 July 2015

Privacy Policy


Last updated on and effective as of: August 6, 2019

Welcome to the Drone Racing League, Inc.’s privacy policy! 

The Drone Racing League, Inc. (referred to herein as “DRL” “we”, “us” or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your information.  This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your information when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

DRL operate the website located at and its subdomains (the “website”), as well as associated applications and digital services (such as mobile and other device applications), and other associated offerings that are owned, offered or operated by or on behalf of DRL.  This privacy notice does not apply to any other websites, apps or services provided by us, our affiliates or clients, unless it appears on such website, app or service. 

[This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below. ]


The Drone Racing League, Inc. is the controller and responsible for the information collected on this website.  If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our data privacy manager using the details set out below:

Drone Racing League, Inc.
1 State Street, NY, NY 10004
Attention: Privacy Manager


If you are situated in the European Union, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the supervisory authority in your respective country; however we would appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns beforehand, so please contact us in the first instance.


Our website is designed for a general audience and 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). In the event that we learn that we have collected information from minors, we will delete that information as quickly as practicable.


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 information about you, including potentially the following categories:

  • Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. If we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy. 

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.


We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Information you provide directly to us. 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:

  • Register or create an account on our website;
  • Apply for or order our products or services;
  • Vote in polls, or otherwise express an opinion;
  • Subscribe to our online newsletters, text message alerts, or other services;
  • Participate in one of our online forums or communities;
  • Subscribe to our service or publications;
  • Request marketing to be sent to you;
  • Enter a competition, promotion or survey;
  • Purchase merchandise through our website; or
  • Give us feedback or contact us.

You may also have the opportunity to engage with our content, such as video, games, applications, and other offerings, on or through social media services or other third-party platforms and social networking sites, such as Facebook, or other third-party social media plug-ins, integrations and applications. When you engage with our content on or through social media services or other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain Identity or Contact data in your profile. This may include your name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an ID associated with the applicable third party platform or social media account user files, like photos and videos, your list of friends or connections, people you follow and/or who follow you, or your posts or the ‘likes’. For a description of how social media services and other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations or applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use.

Automated technologies or interactions. 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. 

  • Cookie Data and Data from Various Tracking Technologies – We may use cookies, server logs, and other similar technologies, including, but not limited to: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T) and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers (such as Apple IDFA or an Android Advertising ID), device settings, browser settings, the web pages of our website you have visited, sites visited before and after you visit our website, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view our website (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen, forwarded and/or clicked on. Please see our Cookie Policy for further details.
  • [Precise Location Data – If you are accessing our website from a mobile device or through a mobile application, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us so we can customize your experience on the website or on other services, when we work with a partner such as a third party mobile ad platform. If you do not agree to such collection, in most cases, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or through the settings in the applicable mobile application. Please see the “Opt-out” section below for more information.]
  • Clickstream Data – As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. For example, clickstream data can tell the type of computer and browsing software you use, your browsing behaviors, and the address of the website from which you linked to the website.
  • Online Behavioral/Ad Targeting Data – We may engage Partners to use your information in connection with their own information to deliver targeted advertising to you when you visit our website or other websites. Cookies, described above, may be used in this process. For example, if you are searching for information on a particular product, our vendor may cause an advertisement to appear on other websites you view with information on that product. This form of advertising is called “online behavioral advertising”. We believe that such advertising is helpful because you will see ads that are relevant to your interests. However, if you would like to opt-out of these interest-based advertisements, please see the “Opt-out” section below.

Third parties. We may receive your information from various third parties and public sources as set out below.

  • Technical Data from the following parties: (a) analytics providers; (b) advertising networks; (c) search information providers and (d) other Partners, particularly if our cookies are employed on their websites;
  • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services;
  • Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators;
  • Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources.
  • Identity and Contact Data from someone who may order you an electronic greeting card or online gift to be sent directly to you.  This may include name, addresses, email address, and telephone number.

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. 


This website may include links to or integrations with other third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications.  Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.  We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of those third party websites, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website you visit.

The Website may integrate with social networking services.  You understand that we do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate.  While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our Website, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third party services to operate properly and fairly.

You should be aware that information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others.  We are unable to control such uses of your information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.


Purposes for which we will use your information. 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:

  • provide and communicate with you about our website, such as to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter or notification, or to contact you about your account with us,
  • fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, including without limitation requests for newsletters and notifications,
  • respond to your inquiries, and notify you if you have won one of our contests,
  • communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
  • enforce the legal terms (including without limitation this privacy statement and our terms of use) that govern your use of our website, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the information.
  • provide technical support for the website,
  • prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the website,
  • protect the safety of our users,
  • customize or personalize ads, offers and content made available to you based on your visits to and/or usage of the website or other online or mobile websites, applications, platforms or services, and analyze the performance of those ads, offers and content, as well as your interaction with them,
  • perform analysis regarding how you use our website or any part thereof,
  • send gifts, cards, invitations or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.

Note that if you provide information from your social media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) give you exclusive content, (2) personalize your online experience with us within and outside our applications or websites, (3) contact you through the social media service or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards, and (4) enable you to share your experience and content via social media services. 


[Please also be aware that if you choose to submit Information or content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments sent to our writers and/or personalities, a posting to a blog or a discussion board, or a video), we may publish that Information and content, along with other Information about you (such as your name, screen name or location). Likewise, if you register and create a profile with us, the screen name you select as well as other content you submit to your profile (e.g., photos, comments, video, reviews) will be displayed publicly on our website, is publically viewable. See our Terms of Use for details on our use of content you submit.]

Legal Basis. 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 privacy@THEDRONERACINGLEAGUE.COM. Below are other types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data:

  • Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us at privacy@THEDRONERACINGLEAGUE.COM.
  • Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
  • Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.


We may share your information with the internal or external for the 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:

  • With Partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that: (a) conduct research and analytics; (b) create content; (c) provide customer, technical or operational support; (d) conduct or support marketing (such as email or advertising platforms); (e) fulfill orders and user requests; (f) handle payments; (g) host the website, forums and online communities; (h) administer contests; (i) maintain databases; (j) send or support online or mobile advertising; and (k) otherwise support our site and our business.
  • In response to legal processes, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency’s request or similar request, or where we believe in our sole discretion it is necessary.
  • With Partners or other third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action (in our sole discretion) regarding potentially illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or our properties, or violations of our policies, the law or our Terms of Use, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the website and applicable laws or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements.
  • In connection with a business transition involving us or one of our business units, such as a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or part of our assets.
  • With our legal affiliates and Partners, so they can provide, improve and communicate with you about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services; provided you have consented to such marketing. For more information on market practices, please see the section title “Marketing” below.
  • With unaffiliated third parties that wish to market products or services to you provided you have consented to such marketing.  For more information on market practices, please see the section title “Marketing” below.
  • That identifies your mobile device, telecommunications carrier and information regarding your access/use of our mobile applications to DRL’s wireless communications partner.

Please note that we may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, promotions, games, applications, or social network integrations) that is sponsored or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain information from their visitors. We have no control over these third parties’ use of this information, which is subject to their own privacy policies.


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, please see the Opt-Out section below.


Opting out of marketing messages from us. 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. 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.
1 State Street, NY, NY 10004
Attention: Email Administration


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 e-mails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing e-mail 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.

Opting out of cookies.  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 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. For more information about cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy.

Your ad choices. Advertising enables us to provide the rich content, and to provide much of this content free of cost to our users. Thus, we strive to provide you with ads that are relevant to you and for products you may want. However, we also offer you choices with regard to interest-based ads.
To learn more about interest-based ads and the choices available to you, please visit our Ad Choices page, which has general information about certain companies that place these ads.

Additionally, we sometimes utilize Adobe technology to customize advertising you may see on our site or other sites. You can opt out of the receipt of targeted advertising utilizing Adobe technology by clicking here.

[You may also find more information about entities involved in online advertising and additional choices you may make through the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at the NAI site and the Digital Advertising Alliance (the “DAA”) and the DAA Self Regulatory Program site. Turner is a participant in the online industry’s self-regulatory program administered by the and has agreed to adhere to the DAA’s principles applicable to interest-based ads. The tools provided on the Ad Choices page, as well as the DAA opt-out page and the NAI opt-out page, are provided by third parties, not DRL or Turner, we do not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.]

[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.

How we respond to do-not-track signals. At this time our website does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.

Withdrawing your consent. If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you have the right to with draw 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.

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, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These may include the right to:

  • Access your personal data;
  • Request correction of your personal data;
  • Request erasure of your personal data;
  • Object to processing of your personal data;
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data;
  • Request transfer of your personal data; or
  • Withdraw consent to the collection or processing of your personal data.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact our data privacy manager at the contact information provided in this policy. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). We may also charge a fee in certain circumstances.


Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, email address and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact us by email at privacy@THEDRONERACINGLEAGUE.COM. If you do not want your personal information shared with any third party who may use such information for direct marketing purposes, then you may opt out of such disclosures by sending an email to us at privacy@THEDRONERACINGLEAGUE.COM.


We may transfer personal data from the European Union to the United States and other countries, some of which have not been determined by the European Commission to have an adequate level of data protection. Whenever we transfer data out of the European Union, we ensure appropriate safeguards are put in place. 


From time to time, we may update this privacy statement. 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 data privacy manager at the contact information provided above. 

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