Comps-Online Privacy Policy

Comps-Online respects the privacy of all our users and we are committed to safeguarding the personal information which you provide us. Please read this privacy policy carefully before using the Comps-Online website. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound to the Comps-online Privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy outlines how Comps-Online will handle and manage personal information that we collect from you. To protect your privacy we only collect information necessary to provide you with the services you have requested.

Comps-Online will only pass on necessary information provided by you, to the Competition Organiser of the event which you have selected, for administration and scheduling purposes. The Competition Organiser may also opt to use contact information to provide you with notification about their future competitions.

1. Updates

Comps-Online reserves the right, to review and revise our Privacy Policy from time to time. An amended version will be posted on our website and these changes will take effect on posting. By continuing to use our website after the changes have been posted, you agree to be bound by these changes.

This privacy policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Use.

2. What Personal Information Does Comps-Online Collect and Why?

In order to use our website, users must first register. During registration, users are required to give their contact details (name, school name, email, password, address, phone). This information is collected to enable Comps-Online to process your registration and purchases and to enable users to retrieve lost passwords.

3. Links to Other Websites

This website contains links to other third party websites, for your convenience and information. When you click on one of these links, you are ‘clicking’ to another web site under the control of a third party. Comps-Online is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. When interacting with any third party website, we recommend that you read the posted Privacy Statement for each individual website, as their policies may differ from ours.

4. Security

In storing your information Comps-Online have taken a number of steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Your personal information is stored on a secure server, protected with a firewall. The usernames and passwords are stored in encrypted formats following industry accepted best practices. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the website, and Comps-Online shall not be held responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. Furthermore, you understand that any transmission of data, including e-mail, cannot be completely secure and Comps-Online does not accept any responsibility for the security of information that is sent over the Internet. Comps-Online employees and contractors are required to treat personal information held by us as confidential. However given the increasing sophistication of computer hackers, we cannot make any absolute guarantee that our systems will never be accessed by unauthorised parties. In the unlikely occurrence of such an event, we will not be held responsible for any unauthorised access to your personal information. Rest assure your personal information will not be given or sold to third parties.

5. Payments

Credit card information is collected and processed via PayPal to provide you with extra security. Information you provide on the PayPal website is not stored on the Comps-Online website. PayPal will notify Comps-Online or the Competition Organiser when an invoice has been paid.

6. Use of Cookies

Comps-Online uses cookies to remember if users have logged in while on our website. This allows website users to avoid logging in more than once in any given session of use, thereby saving time. Users have the option of disabling or not accepting cookies by changing the preferences on their browsers. If users opt to disable cookies, they will still be able to use our website. However, they will not be able to use most functionality on the website. No personally identifiable information (e-mail address, name, etc.) is collected or stored with the cookies that we set on your computer. Accepting cookies while on the Comps-Online website will not put the user at risk for marketing to other websites.