Last updated: August 30, 2015
The Good Judgment (“GJ”) Crowd Forecasting Site at www.goodjudgmentproject.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.
1. Information Collection and Use
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. Information Collected Automatically: In providing the Services, we use persistent and session cookies and other tracking technologies to: (i) store your username and password; (ii) analyze the usage of the Service; (iii) customize the Services to your preferences; and (iv) control advertising displayed by the Service, if any. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can set your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Services may not function properly if you disable cookie functionality.
We may also use other Internet technologies, log files, clear GIFs, Flash technologies, and other similar technologies, to deliver or communicate with cookies and track your use of the Service. We also may include clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to determine whether the message has been opened. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
We use these automated technologies to collect and analyze certain types of information we consider to be non-personal information, including: (i) information related to the devices or browsers you use to access or interact with the Service, such as: IP addresses, geolocation information, unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, and unique numbers or codes in cookies; and (ii) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, and other similar information. We may also capture other data, such as search criteria and results.
GJ uses the information we collect automatically to analyze how the Services are used, diagnose Services or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and to comply with applicable laws.
2. How We Share Your Information
Any information displayed on your profile page may be searched by search engines, provided to GJ sponsors, and may be republished elsewhere on the Web or through media outlets in accordance with our Terms of Service, available at www.goodjudgmentproject.com/terms-of-service.
We may share the aggregated answers, your individual answers, your forecasting activity, your public profile pages and our insights, improvements or research about the crowd forecasting process, as well as associated supporting data, with GJ’s sponsors or partners as part of our research or our collaboration with them.
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.
3. How We Protect Your Information
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
At this time, we do not share private, personally identifiable information with third parties or affiliates for those third parties’ or affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. If we do so in the future, GJ will provide you with a choice prior to sharing your private, personally identifiable information with third parties and affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. If you do not opt-in or if you choose to opt-out at the time GJ offers that choice, GJ will not share your information with that identified third party or affiliate for its direct marketing purposes.
Please note that the foregoing does not apply to your forecasts, rationales, scores, following activity, upvotes and other forecasting activity or user profile page information which, as described above, we do not consider personal information and are publicly viewable by any user of the Service.
7. Links to Other Web Sites
Good Judgment, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Officer
1600 Tysons Boulevard, 8th Floor,
McLean, VA 22102