Last policy update: 15 September 2014
Leaderboarded is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Leaderboarded may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
What data we collect
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address and cell phone number
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
- social profile information
- social data network permissions
- business data application permissions
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Provide the Leaderboarded service to create, display and transmit online leaderboards, player profiles, scores and score histories
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
Who owns the data?
Leaderboarded provides its service for both Leaderboarded Managers (users who create and manage leaderboards) and Leaderboarded Players (users who participate in leaderboards).
Leaderboarded works like a social network to ensure the data privacy needs of both players and managers are protected. As such different data items are controlled by the two different user types as follows:
Players control their profile, their name, their profile image, social network identities, their social network permissions, their email address. They may authorize some or all of these for use on a per Leaderboard basis.
Managers control the leaderboard name, description, look and feel, scoring calculation, player list and release history (including score totals for each variable).
For privacy purposes Leaderboarded takes the view that score entries are ultimately controlled by the player (eg. an individual tweet) while recognising that in many cases it is the manager who enters scores on behalf of the player. A manager may decide not to allow a particular score entry to be assigned points (e.g. an irrelevant or offensive tweet) while the player may decide to remove that score entry (e.g. the tweet) from consideration altogether.
Leaderboarded only exercises a right to the data collected in order to provide its service to both managers and players through the Leaderboarded.com site and associated applications. Leaderboarded may use de-identified or derived data for marketing purposes for example to report the number of users accessing the platform.
Closing your Leaderboarded account
At any time you may close your leaderboarded account by clicking on the Deactivate my account link at the bottom of your Leaderboarded profile.
When you close your account we will:
- opt your account out of any future leaderboard releases
- delete any score entries associated with your account
Note that previous releases of leaderboards you have been on will be retained on behalf of the manager (see who owns the data above).
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Leaderboarded Ltd, TechHub, Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4BX.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.