The Good Judgment (“GJ”) Crowd Forecasting Site at www.gjopen.com allows you to make and score your own forecasts publicly on future events. It also shares your forecasts and rationales with other users (the crowd), to enable the crowd and GJ to make the best possible aggregate forecast to inform the world.
A. Basic Account Information: When you create or reconfigure an account for the Services, you will be asked to provide some personal information, such as your username, password, and email address. You will be primarily identified on the Services by your username. Your username will be publicly displayed on your profile page and in search results, as well as publicly associated with your forecasting activity.
B. Additional Profile Information: When you sign up, we may also ask you for some optional information, such as your first and last name, whether you previously participated as part of the Good Judgment Project research project in the ACE Tournament and some associated questions. In addition, you may voluntarily provide information about yourself on your user profile page, such as a tagline, your professional affiliation, a picture, an avatar, your location, connections to your blog or social media accounts, your areas of interest or expertise. You may choose to do so to help others assess your interests, accuracy, expertise, credibility and ultimately your forecasts, and whether or not to follow you or upvote your answers. You understand that Services is enabling a public, crowd forecasting process, in which any relevant information could be helpful to inform the crowd. Therefore all of this profile information that you provide the Services Service should by default be public information. In some cases, such information will also be requested to help us better analyze the forecasts and rationales that you submit. In such cases, there will be a check-box of whether you want us to display the information on your profile page or to keep it hidden. With respect to those questions, if you do not want the answer to be displayed on your profile page, please check the box. We may use any information you voluntarily provide about yourself (whether or not you check the box to keep it hidden on your profile page) to improve the feedback we provide you on your forecasting accuracy and to customize the content we show you. Such information may be used as part of our aggregation algorithms to provide our best summary or aggregate answers to the forecasting questions. We may also use such information to improve our aggregation algorithms and other functionality of the Services, as well as to conduct research into the science of the crowd forecasting.
C. Your email address: We may use your email address to send you information about the Services (including notices required by law, in lieu of postal mail). You can control receipt of certain emails from us via settings on the GJ site. We also use your email address to load your avatar image onto the Services from gravatar.com. We may use your contact information to send you marketing email messages. If you do not want to receive such messages, you may opt out by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.
D. Forecasts and Rationales, Scores, Following Activity, Upvotes and other Forecasting Activity, and your Profile Page Our Services are primarily designed to surface accurate forecasts about future events and to share them with the world. You help us do so by providing us your forecasts and rationales in response to our questions. You also do so by following users that you find informative and upvoting other users’ forecasts. Such contributions and metadata about them (such as when you posted them) are publicly viewable on the Service, along with your username. Information that you post as your rationale for forecasts, even if they identify yourself or others, may be viewable all around the world instantly. So please exercise your discretion in what you choose to post. As part of the GJ methodology, your forecasts will be scored, and your scores will also be publicly viewable on the Services through your public user profile page to provide feedback to you and others about your forecasting.
E. Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links on the Services and in email, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to share aggregate click statistics, and to surface the most relevant links contributed by the crowd in the forecasting process to inform our users, our aggregation algorithms and to share with the world.
F. Law and Harm: GJ may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect GJ's rights or property.
GJ uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GJ or guarantee that your information on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, GJ will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised as required by applicable law.4. Your Choices About Your Information
If you do not want your name to be publicly displayed, you can leave it blank and choose to be pseudo-anonymous. However, please note that if you provide additional information on your user profile page, such links to your blog or your social media accounts, your name may be inferred or accessible through the other displayed information on your user profile page, or through other information displayed on the site. You may also decline to submit any requested personally identifiable information through the Services, but as a result GJ may not be able to provide certain features of the Services to you. You may, modify, update or correct your account information, certain opt-in/opt-out preferences, and email preferences by logging in to your account.5. Children's Privacy
The GJ Crowd Forecasting Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. GJ does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information.6. California Privacy Rights
Good Judgment, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Officer
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