Privacy BINGO! Terms of Service and Privacy Policy


Welcome to our combination of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy! Considering the audience, we’re not surprised you’re reading this. We had hoped to revolutionize how to be transparent about our data practices (and had debated a mixture of icons, multilayered writings, and audio tutorials), but frankly, these were the last things we thought about doing before going live. Isn’t that ironic? Both of these policies were put in place on April 18, 2017, so this is all brand new!

Terms of Service

As you know, simply by visiting Privacy BINGO! At, *, (our "site" or "service" or the site when we say "us") you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service and a bunch of local laws and regulations, if they apply. If you don’t agree with these terms, tough luck – or get back to browsing someplace else.

Copyright © 2017

This website and all these doodles residing on a server somewhere are the property of Eviato, LLC, and we’re telling you it’s protected from “unauthorized copying and dissemination” by United States copyright law, international law, and other intellectual property laws. If you like Privacy BINGO!, let us know, though we must inform you that to the extent you provide us with any ideas, suggestions, or feedback (“Feedback”), you agree to assign to us all rights, title and interest in and to such Feedback and you agree that we are free to use and exploit any Feedback without compensating you.


Privacy BINGO! is provided for your enjoyment “as-is.” We make no warranties, express or implied, that this site will even work, and we disclaim all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. We aren’t liable for any damage (including damage for loss of data or profit, or business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use Privacy BINGO! We really can't emphasize enough how little you should rely on this site being live.

We reserve to right to kick you off Privacy BINGO! for any reason at our sole and unquestionable discretion, though we’d generally only do that if you somehow used Privacy BINGO! for some unlawful purpose or were somehow damaging, disabling, overburdening, or interfering with something.

We reserve the right to revise these terms of service at any time without notice, though it’s more likely we shut this whole thing down before version 2.0 gets published. Regardless, by using Privacy BINGO!, you’re are agreeing to be bound by this version of our terms of service.


Obviously, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, or expenses that might arise from your use or abuse of Privacy BINGO! or violation of these terms. We really hope you don't suffer as a result of this site.

Governing Law

Despite the fact that we’re from Iowa, these terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Washington, D.C., and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of our courts.

Not Gambling, Sweepstakes etc.

You know what's crazy? The specificity and multiplicity of bingo laws in this country. Every jurisdiction has bingo laws, and it's not like they are old laws that aren't getting updated; DC updated their bingo laws as recently as October of 2016!

Despite having the word "Bingo" in the name, this site is not a bingo site. We don't call numbers, there's no probability distribution from which to extrapolate the chances of any particular board getting bingo, there are no prizes, no buy-in, no pay-to-play, no 'entries', and there's no chance from which to say this is a game of chance. We expect you to use your expert listening skills to mark down topics that you hear and use this game to pay attention rather than get distracted from sessions. --

Privacy Policy

In order to get bonus points on the Online Trust Alliance’s annual audit, we’re informing you up front that this privacy policy goes into effect on April 18, 2017.

Data We Collect

We’ve got your name, email, or anything else that goes along with using Facebook or Google logins to sign into a service. We intentionally avoid asking for permissions we don't have a good use for because we don't really want more data for no reason. (We feel bad you can’t play unless you’re using one of the big two, but isn’t that an apt description of the internet today?) We might also collect data from you if you email or tweet at us about Privacy BINGO! You shouldn't be surprised to learn that if you give us more information, well then we have it.

Obviously, we’re going to be collecting IP addresses and all the rest of that technical information most privacy pros list as “non-personal” or “other” information in a privacy policy. This includes IP, browser data, and things like that. Since we use Google and Facebook login you should expect those companies' tracking pixels are on this site and they're collecting data governed by their own privacy policies. With this crowd, we expect y'all might know their privacy policies pretty well actually.

How We Use Data

We use this data to provide Privacy BINGO! In other words, to provide the services you request and to make sure this (@#$&) thing works. We’d use your information to respond to any Feedback we get, and we hope to run some analysis of all of this at some point. (It’d be fun to see if anyone actually completes a full game!). If no one plays this we'll forego the analysis as it'd be pointless. We'll also collect more detailed information if we think you're being malicious and might be a security threat, or if you're constantly breaking things and we need to generate error reports to fix it.

While this may surprise proponents of the ePrivacy Regulation, we're using a third-party called Google Analytics to give us analytics information about how people use Privacy BINGO! If that grievously offends you, you can opt out of the use of cookies by Google Analytics here.

We also figured we’d reserve the right to use the data to reach out to you in the future about future iterations of Privacy BINGO! or, you know, send you information we think might be of interest to you. We may try to monetize all this data, since this entire project has been a money loser up to this point. We'll probably see if you want to buy a printout of any tile designs, but at the moment we don't intend to fire up a newsletter or anything like that.

COPPA and EU Citizens

Privacy BINGO! requires a Facebook or Google account to login, so if you’re logging in, you better be over thirteen because otherwise aren’t you violating their terms of service!?! You can't use our services if you're under 13, this service is NOT designed for children under 13 nor marketed as such. If you know someone in violation of this, please let us know asap.

As for EU citizens, we have no idea how to comply with your data protection laws, so pretty please just go away. We have no idea how to get GDPR-compliant by the 2018 implementation deadline and will probably just block Europe from playing or something easy.

Data Security

Privacy BINGO! keeps your data pretty (one might say reasonably) secure and we make sure we're not doing something stupid from a security standpoint, and we’re going to retain your data until the heat death of the universe. We can't guarantee perfect security because that's impossible on the internet. We don't have your passwords and won't ask you for a password to anything - just use the 'Sign in with Google' and 'Connect with Facebook' methods. This site strives to be HTTPS-only; let us know if you find an asset or page not automatically upgrading to HTTPS security.

Reviewing, Updating, Deleting Data

We don’t offer any of that. We'd have like a list of your bingo boards and some random analytics logs.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track will never die, but we don’t follow it anyway. We reserve the right to serve and target ads, but haven't implemented any ad display as of today.

Differential Privacy

Is really cool, but not really in the scope of what we're doing here.

Law Enforcement

If they ask for your data we'll probably have to turn it over. We don't have the budget to fight a subpoena. Remember, you can't use our service to break the law or be nefarious so leave us out of it anyway.


You can tweet at us at @privacybingo. Sorry, that requires another digital service. Guess you can email us at Grant will be at the IAPP conference so hit him up at @grantimus9 on Twitter and we can chat. He tweets about privacy and data science and that's about it.

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