We keep our terms under regular review and will update this page whenever necessary. This page was last updated on 22/5/2023.
There are various avenues throughout the registration and competition process where we may collect your data. The data we collect will always be information you voluntarily provide to us when you use our Services, or when you contact us. The type of data depends on the context of your activities and interactions with us on our Services, and may include the following:
When you register for the competition,
We collect your name, school, email address, team name and a unique password.
Your name, email address and team name will be collected when you register to participate in SChL through your school. After registration, our system will generate a common account for your team to access the competition interface at our Website. Your SChL Website account is activated once your team provides a unique password with which you can log into your account.
For the purposes of confidentiality, we will not have access to your password. Please be reminded that you are responsible for keeping your password and account confidential, and must notify us in the event of any unauthorized use of your account or loss of your password.
Please ensure that all personal information (name, school, email address) you provide to us is factual and accurate. You must duly notify us in the event of any changes to your information following registration, as soon as the changes are made known to you - it will be in your benefit to do so. Procedures for amendment of personal information is covered in Clause 9 below.
During the duration of the competition,
We keep track of all options you select, be it page settings or selections of competition questions, when you interact with our Services. During the competition period, all actions you take on the Website (e.g. the answers you key in) will also be logged and stored.
The cookies we use will be for functionality purposes only. Data collected via cookies will not be shared with any third parties (e.g. in the form of advertisement cookies).
Other than your school through which you will register your interest, your data will not be made known to any parties besides us in the Organising Team.
However, please note that we may disclose your personal data (name, school) required in some avenues as part of our Services (e.g. on the competition leaderboard and Website archives).
Your data will be made accessible to us through your school. Your personal and team details will be collected by your Chemistry teachers and collated by your Head of Departments (HODs), who will convey your details to us.
Note that the data we collect will always be information you voluntarily provide to us, whether during registration or within the competition duration.
We collect your personal information (name, email address) and team information (team name) for the following non-exhaustive list of purposes:
We keep track of your actions taken during the competition for the evaluation of your team’s results and progress. It also aids in the identification of any cheating or dishonest acts. This is done to keep SChL a fair competition where any actions that would give any team an unfair advantage over their peers are prevented and addressed.
We are committed to keeping your data safe. We have put in necessary protections to your data, including certified encryption techniques and safety measures on our Website and database. Nevertheless, despite our efforts to safeguard your information, do take note that no system of storage nor information transfer over the Internet is ever completely secure. Please ensure that you access our Services under a secure environment.
To protect your information from malicious attacks, we will not use your personal data for any purpose other than to enable provision of our Services, and will not disclose your personal data to third parties not already made known to you. We will keep your data only for as long as necessary to keep the competition running, unless retention for a longer period of time is required. In particular, we may store your names, team name and school name to maintain a record of the past teams and performances which will be displayed on the Website archives.
All other records, including but not limited to personalisation options, data logged during the competition, and other data in our records will be deleted either one month after the competition date or after we have finished addressing any issues surfaced during the competition, whichever is later. We will not keep any of this data.
At all times, you reserve the right to access or view the personal data you have provided. You may do so by emailing us at [email protected], upon which we will provide you with a copy of the data you have requested. We seek to respond to your request within ten business days.
We in the Organising Team depend on your consent to keep our Services accessible. Should there be any updates which affect your confidence in the data you have provided to us, you are allowed to request the editing of inaccurate personal information, or the deletion of personal information at any time.
In accordance with the advisory guidelines by the Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore, the Organising Team exercises the same yardsticks and guidelines as the article listed below:Factsheet on Extracts of Advisory Guidelines ›
At any point in time, should you have any clarifications regarding privacy protection, or would like to amend or withdraw your data, you may direct your queries to the Organising Team by emailing us at [email protected] or reaching out to us through the Discord server.