Effective date: 10-2-2023
We are not in the business of selling your information. We do, however, disclose your personally identifiable information in a variety of circumstances in connection with developing and maintaining this Website and operating or supporting Competitions. For example:
You may, of course, decline to share certain personally identifiable information with Carrot, in which case Carrot may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on this Website, including but not limited to your entry in this competition. Please note that we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.
We may now or in the future make certain tools and features for configuring your privacy settings available to you through this Website, but any such features and settings we may provide do not guarantee the anonymity or confidentiality of any information, including personally identifiable information and Postings you provide or submit to this Website.
Rights that you may have, depending on the country in which you live, include:
Note that Carrot is a controller of your information. Other organizations, such as Competition Sponsors, may also act as controllers of your information. You should contact the Competition Sponsor if you have any questions about how they use information that you have provided to them.
The information provided below should be viewed in conjunction with that provided above. This Policy reflects our compliance with applicable California and Virginia laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.
The following table sets forth the categories of personal information we may collect, the source of that personal information, and how we have used and shared such personal information.
If you are a California resident, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties or affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us as set forth below. Please allow up to 30 days for us to process your request. You may submit such a request once per year.
California law also provides you with the following rights with respect to your personal information:
The right to know what personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold about you, including the categories of personal information, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing personal information, the categories of third parties to whom Carrot discloses personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information Carrot has collected about you. To submit a request to know, you may email us or mail us at 11205 Lebanon Road, Suite 515, Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122-5545 United States.
The right to request that we delete any personal information we have collected about you. To submit a request for deletion, you may email us or mail us at 11205 Lebanon Road, Suite 515, Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122-5545 United States.
The right to correct inaccuracies in your personal information, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes of the processing. To submit a request for correction, you may email or mail us at 11205 Lebanon Road, Suite 515, Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122-5545 United States.
While the CCPA gives you the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information or sharing your personal information for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising, we will never use your personal information for these purposes. Additionally, Carrot does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, as defined in applicable laws, for any purposes other than those permitted by applicable law. If you have questions, please email us or mail us at 11205 Lebanon Road, Suite 515, Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122-5545 United States.
If you are a Virginia resident, Virginia law provides you with the following rights with respect to your personal information:
The right to confirm whether we process your personal information and access your personal information. To submit a request to know, you may email us.
The right to request that we delete any personal information we have collected about you. To submit a request for deletion, you may email us.
The right to request that we correct inaccuracies in your personal information, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes of the processing. To submit a request for correction, you may email us.
If we deny your request, the right to appeal our decision. To submit an appeal, you may email us.
While the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act gives you the right to opt-out of the use of your personal information for targeted advertising, the sale of personal information, and/or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects, we will never use your personal information for these purposes. If you have questions, please email us.
This Website contains links to Websites and services provided by third parties. Any personally identifiable information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's policies, if any, governing privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links are displayed on this Website. We encourage you to learn about third parties' privacy and security policies before providing them with personally identifiable information. We do not sell or share your information with online marketers.
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, Carrot does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years-of-age, and no part of this Website is directed to persons under 13 years-of-age. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THIS WEBSITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. If Carrot learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on this Website without verifiable parental consent, then Carrot will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a User Account on this Website, then you may alert Carrot by email and request that Carrot delete that child's personally identifiable information from its systems.
Carrot uses a variety of physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to improve the security of our systems and your personally identifiable information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Carrot, nor can we guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. You transfer your information to Carrot at your own risk.
If Carrot learns of a security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. If you'd like to receive such a notice, please notify us by email.
We will retain your personal data for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purposes for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (a) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide services, (b) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject, and (c) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).