Data Usage Policy
How does CodeChef collect my data and why?
When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer's internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
CodeChef collects data from you to identify you as a user, to be able to communicate with you, and to help ensure that all our users get the best experience while using our services. With your permission, we may use your registered email address to send you communication about our newsletters, your submission results and other updates.CodeChef does not share your data with any third parties without your explicit consent. We also store your data with adequate security features and remove personally identifiable information for analytics purposes.
Do I have ownership over all my data?
CodeChef retains ownership over some of your data including username which you reserved while registering and the code submitted by you to get ranked. This data includes the analytical data collected from you such as your preferred language, your institution, your degree, your graduation year, the type of user you are, and how long you have been programming for. However, personally identifiable data associated with these, such as your real name, email ID, age, gender, and others will be removed on request.
Please see below for a detailed list of fields that will be removed on request:
How can I request the deletion of this data?
Please visit the below link to submit a request for deletion. You will receive a confirmation email with one time code to be used for deleting the data. Please note that this action cannot be reversed.
What about third parties that collect my data?
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Third party notice: Hotjar
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.