Privacy Policy Simplified

This document was last updated on July 2, 2018


We understand that our privacy policy can be a lot to read, so we broke it down to the main points here.

  • We use cookies. These are used to provide a login service. We also use cookies for analytics on how our site is being used.
  • We don’t share or sell any of your personal data to anyone, including our sponsors.
  • Students should ask permission from their parent or legal guardian before entering any information on our site.
  • We require some identifiable information (ie. name, email address, etc.) in order for you to register and participate in NeverLAN CTF competitions
  • For students participants we may require some additional personal information in order to verify that you are a student. This may include, but is not limited to (mailing address, school name, grade level, etc.)

Privacy Policy

This document was last updated on July 2, 2018


This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") describes our privacy practices for the "NeverLAN CTF Sites" of the NeverLAN CTF Inc. The NeverLAN CTF Sites (or, individually, "Site") are the Internet websites, applications and other interactive services that are offered by the NeverLAN CTF Inc. Some of the NeverLAN CTF Sites are intended for children and some are intended for older audiences. By accessing any of the NeverLAN CTF Sites, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes how information the NeverLAN CTF Sites collects, uses, and maintains information collected from users (each, a "User"), including children, when they visit the NeverLAN CTF Sites; and how information is protected. Our visitors' privacy is important to us, and we recognize the need to provide additional privacy protection for children on the NeverLAN CTF Sites permitting such visitors. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website or mobile application and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.

Use of these Technologies by Authorized Third Party Service Providers and Integrated Services

We occasionally use Third Party services on our sites. Use of these Third Party Integrated Services may help us to provide you with a better, faster and/or safer experience. Those Third Party Integrated Services may place third-party cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies for storing information in our Sites. These Third Party Integrated Services may use these technologies to help us deliver the Sites and/or to compile anonymous site metrics and analytics.

Information collection and use

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the visitor's IP address, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. In order for you to register to access NeverLAN CTF materials, participate in NeverLAN CTF competitions, or access or use certain parts of the Services, we may require the user (or someone with a relationship to the user, such as parent or guardian) to provide us with information that personally identifies the user. This information may include, without limitation, contact data like the user's name, selected username, email address, and on occasion, mailing address. For some Users we may require some additional personal information in order to verify that you are a student. This may include, but is not limited to (mailing address, school name, grade level, etc.) If the user registers to use certain Services, communicates with us by e-mail through any links on the Services, or otherwise completes online forms or otherwise submits information through the Services, any information provided in such communication may be collected. NeverLAN CTF Sites may receive such information directly from the user and/or through others involved in the Services (such as from Third Party Providers, Third Party Integrated Services, parents, teachers and/or other Services users). If the Site either is directed to children under 13 or has actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years old, the child may be asked to provide his or her parent's or guardian's email address.

Web browser cookies

NeverLAN CTF Sites may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. By visiting our sites and using our services you accept to have cookies saved on your browser.

How we use collected information

NeverLAN CTF Sites may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Site
  • To display content on the Site correctly.
  • To personalize user experience.
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To verify academic status of participants.
  • We may use the email address to send the user information and updates pertaining to our events.
  • To send prizes or other free items to the user, with the User’s consent.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not share Personal Information about you with third parties for any reason, including marketing purposes, without your permission.

Electronic newsletters

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include event news, updates, registration openings, etc.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

NeverLAN CTF Inc. shall have the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time, which modification shall be effective immediately upon posting. Accordingly, we suggest that you check this page periodically. To make your periodic review more convenient, we will post a date at the top of this page.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.