CYBERCOMPEX.ORG (the “Site”)
The Site is operated by USCC, a program of the nonprofit enterprise National Board of Information Security Examiners of the United States, Inc., dba Council on CyberSecurity, whose mission includes developing workforce development tools to help solve the critical worldwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The purpose of the Site is to provide the opportunity to connect the workforce with competitions, employers and other stakeholders in the cybersecurity community, in accordance with the above-stated mission.
As a condition to using the Site, you may be required to register with USCC and select a password and provide a working e-mail address. You may not (a) select or use a profile name, e-mail address, or name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (b) use as a profile name a name subject to any rights of a person other than yourself without appropriate authorization. USCC reserves the right to refuse registration of or cancel an account at its sole discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under your password and accept full responsibility for all activity conducted through your account and agree to and hereby release USCC from any and all liability concerning such activity. You agree to notify USCC immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your account or password.
3. Use of the Site
3.1 General Policy
By using and registering on this Site, you hereby acknowledge that:
3.2. Intellectual Property Rights
All text, images, and other materials on the Site are either the intellectual property of USCC or are included with the permission of the relevant owner.
3.3. No Responsibility for Content and Use of the Site
You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Site. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity or any use of the Site in violation of this Agreement may be grounds for termination of your access to the Site. You may not post or transmit to or from, or cause to be posted or transmitted to or from, the Site any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, personal or private, or business-related information from any user.
Use of the Site to violate the security of any computer network or system, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal or inappropriate material including that deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited. Under no circumstances will you use the Site to (a) send unsolicited e-mails, bulk mail, spam or other materials to users of the Site or any other individual, (b) harass, threaten, stalk or abuse any person or party, including other users of the Site, (c) create a false identity or impersonate another person, (d) knowingly post any false, inaccurate or incomplete material, or (e) post, use or transmit any content that you do not have the right to post, use or transmit, i.e. under any intellectual property, confidentiality, privacy or other applicable law or agreement.
USCC reserves the right to remove any posting to the Site for any reason whatsoever.
6. Third Party Websites
Users of the Site may gain access from the Site to third party sites on the Internet through hypertext or other computer links. Third party sites are not within the supervision or control of USCC. Unless explicitly otherwise provided, USCC makes no representation or warranty whatsoever about any third party site that is linked to the Site, and USCC does not endorse the products or services offered on any such site. USCC disclaims: (a) all responsibility and liability for content on any third party websites and (b) any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against USCC with respect to any such sites and third party content.
7. Location of the Site
The Site is offered and maintained by USCC from its facilities in the United States of America. If you are registering for, accessing or using the Site from other jurisdictions, you do so at your sole risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable law. USCC makes no representation that the Site is appropriate or available for use in any location.
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, USCC OFFERS THE SITE AS-IS AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE SITE, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. USCC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. USCC DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE OR THE RESULT OF USE OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL USCC, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES OR AGENTS (“THE USCC PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU ON ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, LOST PROFITS, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE (OR THE TERMINATION OF USE THEREOF FOR ANY REASON), EVEN IF THE USCC PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THE USCC PARTIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WHATSOEVER IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE (INCLUDING CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE), FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES ON OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE SITE.
Thank you for visiting the US Cyber Challenge (USCC) CyberCompEx website; USCC is a program operated by the National Board of Information Security Examiners of the United States, Inc., dba Council on CyberSecurity (“We” or “USCC”). This website is intended to make it easy and efficient to learn about and interact with USCC and its programs, including the USCC Cyber Camps, and connect with stakeholders in the cybersecurity workforce, including other competitions and employers.
We are sensitive to the privacy issues on the Internet and recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about the type of information we collect and how we use it. USCC is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website, and this policy discusses our practices.
This policy covers both: (1) personal information, which is information that can be identified to a particular individual because of a name, number, symbol, mark or other indicator; and (2) non-personal information that does not identify a particular individual.
USCC does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily.
The site also offers you the opportunity to provide answers to a series of skill assessment questions, which you may voluntarily complete. Any person participating in a USCC Cyber Camp is requested to complete this assessment. If you are participating in a USCC Cyber Camp and you complete the skill assessment questions, the information will be used by USCC and the volunteer teaching assistants to assess camp attendees’ skill levels prior to and during participation in the camp, to improve the camp’s experience for you and other attendees.
If you do voluntarily provide personal information and/or voluntarily complete the skill assessment questions, your email address, the entire contents of your registration information and your responses to the skill assessment questions are retained. We may use that information for a number of purposes, including without limitation, improving the services that we provide on the website, establishing an employer database of qualified cyber security workforce professionals and developing and implementing a cyber security skills ranking system.
We assume when you voluntarily provide personal information to us that you agree to its disclosure in connection with USCC activities. If you do not wish to have identifying information disclosed, you should not submit your personal information or skills assessment responses to the USCC CyberCompEx site.
If you provide personal information to USCC, our employees and third party contractors who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in handling and disclosing your information.
We also collect some information that is not considered to be personal information.
When visiting this website the following non-personal information about your visit is automatically collected and stored:
We use non-personal information to find out how people use this website, to help us understand which types of information are of most interest to our visitors so that we can improve this website’s content, to assess system performance and to identify problem areas.
We welcome links to the USCC CyberCompEx website. Although we prefer that you link to our homepage, you may create links to specific pages within our website. Any individual or organization linking to USCC’s CyberCompEx website must comply with all applicable laws and with the following conditions: