Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 10, 2014

Last Updated: May 10, 2022

POP.XPRIZE.ORG ("Site") is a website of the XPRIZE Foundation, Inc. ("XPRIZE”) or (“we" or "us"), an educational nonprofit corporation established to create and administer competitions designed to inspire breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity and to get elementary and secondary students excited about STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

POP.XPRIZE.ORG ("Site") 's legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:
- The Site needs to perform a contract with you
- You have given Site permission to do so
- Processing your personal information is in the 'Site's legitimate interests
- Site needs to comply with the law

POP.XPRIZE.ORG ("Site") will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will and use your information to the extent required to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

In certain circumstances, local data protection laws (such as the GDPR) may give you rights with respect to personal information if you are located in or are a resident of that country, state, or territory (including if you are located in the EU/EEA). If you wish to be informed what Personal Information, we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We have also prepared a Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Consumers under CCPA ("California Statement") in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"). Please review our Californi a Statement below for more information.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update, or delete the information we have on you
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to object
  • The right of restriction
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Our privacy policy explains how we collect personally identifying information about you, what information we collect, and how we use such information.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is incorporated into and is subject to the XPRIZE foundation Terms of Conditions for XPRIZE.ORG (“Terms of Conditions”), an agreement between you and the foundation regulating your use of this Site.

Please note that terms used, but not defined, in this Policy are defined in the Terms of Conditions. Please see the Terms of Conditions for more information on your use of this Site.


In this Policy:

How Do You Agree to this Policy?

You agree to this Policy by visiting/and or using this Site. If you cannot agree with this Policy, please refrain from visiting/or using this Site.

Changes And Updates to this Policy

You agree to this Policy by visiting/and or using this Site. If you cannot agree with this Policy, then please refrain from visiting/and or using this Site.

What Information Do We Collect through this Site?

Personal Information

We collect information that can be used to identify you personally ("personal information"), such as your name, mailing address, company name, telephone number, and email address. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide it voluntarily, including, without limitation: (i) by filling out a form or survey; (ii) by posting a Comment (as defined in the Terms of Use); (iii) by requesting promotional material; (iv) by registering an account and email address with us; (v) by signing up for an email newsletter; or (vi) by emailing us. If you do not want us to collect personal information about you, you can decide not to submit it to us or use this Site.

Data Security

Data is stored in secured Azure databases and our servers comply with ISO 27018 and US EU privacy shields that focus on protection of personal data in the cloud. More info here.

In the event that we become aware of any data security breach, alteration , unauthorized access or disclosure of any personal data, we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your data and will notify you as required by all applicable laws.

Other Information

The Site does have an analytics system installed provided by third party providers and we store anonymous user interactions with our analytics system.

Why Do We Collect and Use Your Information?

We collect information that is used to optimize the user experience of our visitors.

We collect your information: (i) to send you newsletters and other information about XPRIZE activities and events; (ii) to keep you informed about future events and competitions; (iii) for Site administration; (iv) to improve or optimize our services and future competitions; and (v) to perform any other services for which such data was collected. We also collect donation information to reach out to donors for our XPRIZE loop program. You may contact us using the form below if you decide at any time to stop receiving mailings.

We may also use your personal information to:
- Respond to your inquiries;
- Contact you about changes to our policies;
- If you apply for a job, we will use the information you provide to find out about you and provide it to service providers or others we deem relevant to the job application;
- Performing statistical, demographic, and market analysis of the users of this Site;
- Processing your employment application; and/or
- Comply with and/or conform to requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served on us.

How Do We Collect Your Information?

We collect information to provide you with better use of this Site and related activities.

We collect your personal information through:
- The information you provide to us;
- Using an analytics system; and
- The information we get from your use of this Site and this information will include but is not limited to your device information, details of how you used this Site, and your internet protocol address.

Personal Information

We collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to us when you use this Site. For example, if you request information about our competitions or submit a Comment, as defined in the Terms of Use, we will collect any information you provide to us in such request or submission.

Other Information

Like the operators of most websites, we may use tracking software and similar technology, which automatically collects information about your computer hardware and software, and use of the website. This information may be used by us to operate website’s operation and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the website.

Web Tracking Method

We may collect information regarding your visit to this Site using cookies and other web tracking methods. A cookie is a small amount of data created by a website and saved by your web browser or equipment, and its purpose is to remember information about your visit to this Site and your preferences.

Cookies allow website operators to customize and customize better visits to the website to the ' 'visitor's individual preferences. Many commercial websites use cookies. We may use email addresses and session tracking cookies on this Site to allow us to, among other things, measure activity, personalize your experience, and track your status or progress when requesting products, services, or information. If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your 'browser's help file directions. Users can reject the cookies when visiting the Site for the first time. Thereafter users can clear cookies and not accept them.

However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or; manually delete cookies, you may have some trouble accessing and using some of the pages and features currently on this Site or that we may put on this Site in the future.

Response to "Do Not Track" Indicators

Our analytics system will not track users who use the do not track option on their browsers.

Use and Protection of Your Information

As noted in the Terms of Use, you granted us a license to use your Comments. We may use those Comments (not in conjunction with your personal information) for marketing, promotional, and other commercial or non-commercial purposes.

We may also decide to use information about you to track how you use this Site. In addition, we may aggregate the personal information that you provide with the personal information that other users provide to conduct research, analysis, or studies for our purposes (i.e., not related to providing you with specific services).

We will use good practices to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure whenever we obtain your personal information. While we will use such efforts, we cannot and will not act as insurers of the security of your personal information. We assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

How Can You View Your Information We Have Collected?

Users cannot currently view the information we have collected about them.

How Can You Update Your Information?

Users can update their email addresses in our newsletter system at any time. If, at some point, we ask users to sign up for XPRIZE.ORG, we will allow them to update their personal email and information on XPRIZE.ORG.

Children's Personal Information

Unless you are at least 13 years of age, do not provide any personal information.

We do not want, and this Site is not designed to solicit, information from children under 13 years old. If a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information, a parent or guardian may inform us by clicking on the contact page below. XPRIZE encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the internet. XPRIZE will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to third parties any personal information collected from children, and we are committed to complying with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We will use and make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database, subject to applicable law and Policy.

Our Information Sharing Policy

Except for providing our services to you or providing information to you as described above, and except for the situations below, we do not rent, sell, or share your information with other people or companies.

International Access

This Site is operated in the United States. By using this Site, you consent to have your personal information transferred, processed, and stored in the United States. Your personal information will be subject to the terms set out in this Policy and subject to the Terms of Use.

Sharing As Required By, or Permitted By Law

We may share your personally identifiable information as required by or permitted by law. This may include sharing your personally identifiable information with governmental entities, or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal process, or as we believe is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine in our sole discretion might be brought against us.

What are your data protection rights?

XPRIZE would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

- The right to access: You have the right to request for copies of your personal data.
- The right to rectification: You have the right to request that XPRIZE correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request XPRIZE to complete information you believe is incomplete.
- The right to erasure: You have the right to request that XPRIZE erase your personal data under certain conditions.
- The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that XPRIZE restrict that processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to XPRIZE’s processing of your personal data under certain conditions.
- The right to data portability: You have the right to request that XPRIZE transfer the data we have collected to another organization or directly to you, under certain conditions.
- If you make a request, we have a month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or to request correction and/or deletions of your personal information, please contact us:

Mail: ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍XPRIZE Foundation
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍Attn: IT Department
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍10736 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 406
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍Culver City, CA 90230

Email: ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍[email protected]

Sharing In Order to Protect Rights, Property, and Safety, and to Report Unlawful Activity

We may also share your personally identifiable information if we determine, in our sole judgment, that the release of your information may protect the rights, property, or safety of you or another person. In this instance, we may share your information with law enforcement or any other person or entity we determine, in our sole judgment, may be able to protect you or the other person. We may also report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity.

Sharing In Cases of Sales, Mergers, or Acquisition

Where XPRIZE becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, personal information may be provided to the entities and advisors involved subject to a confidentiality agreement, and we will provide notice before any personal information is finally transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Your Comments

If you post a comment to this Site, you acknowledge that the information that you choose to post, including any personal information that you choose to post, maybe available generally to the public. You also acknowledge and represent that such Comment is not confidential or proprietary to you or any other person or entity. See the Terms of Use for more details on Comments.

Third-Party Websites and Payment Processors

This Site and/or our emails may link to third 'parties' websites. It is also possible that third 'parties' websites or emails may link to our Site. Such third-party websites may have privacy policies substantially different from this Policy. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices third parties. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these websites before transmitting any personal information to third parties.

We process your payments through third-party payment processors and do not maintain any records of your credit card or debit card information submitted through this Site.

Donation Processing

Donations are processed through third-party providers. They store all the personally identifiable information on their servers since they are PCI compliant. All the transactions appear to be secure and are independent of the XPRIZE servers.

Who do you Contact with Questions?

You may contact us using the form at [email protected] with any questions, complaints, or claims.

How to Contact the Appropriate Authority?

Should you wish to report a complaint or feel that XPRIZE has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California consumers under CCPA


This Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Consumers under CCPA (“California Statement”) explains rights that California consumers may have under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).

When we use the term “personal information” in this supplemental California Statement, we are using that term as CCPA defines it, which CCPA generally defines “personal information” to mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. However, personal information does not include publicly available, deidentified, or aggregate consumer information (which are all defined in CCPA). Notably, the definition of “personal information” also does not apply to the collection of personal information from job applicants, employees – whether you are our employee or any employee of the entity arranging access to our Services for you, business owners, directors, officers, medical staff, or contractors.

Categories of personal information we collect, the sources of that information, purposes for why we collect it, who we share it with, and whether we sell that personal information. Where we act as a “business” under CCPA (meaning we determine the manner and reasons for why we process your personal information), we may be required to disclose additional information regarding the categories of personal information we collect, the sources where we obtain that information, the purposes for why we collect that information and who we share that information with.

Your privacy rights

If you are a resident of California and are not a job applicant, employee/contractor, or employee/contractor of another company interacting with us in your job role, you have the right to request what information we collect, use, and disclose. You also have the right to request that we delete your information.

To make a request, you can contact us through our [email protected] or mailing address above. Provide us enough information to verify your identify. We will use information you provide to us to verify your request. If we cannot initially verify your identity, we may request additional information to complete the verification process, such as, for example, a copy of your driver’s license and/or a recent utility or credit card bill. You can designate an agent to make a request on your behalf by either: (1) having your agent send us a letter, signed by you, certifying that the agent is acting on your behalf and showing proof that they are registered with the California Secretary of State; or (2) by you and the agent executing and sending us a notarized power of attorney stating that the agent is authorized to act on your behalf. Please note that we may still require you to verify your identity before we process a request submitted by your agent.

California residents also have certain rights regarding the sale of personal information. California residents have the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information by sending an email to [email protected] or a letter to the mailing address above. As noted previously, except for providing our services to you or providing information to you as described above, and except for the situations below, we do not rent, sell, or share your information with other people or companies. We will not discriminate against you because you have exercised any of your privacy rights under the CCPA.