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DARPA Robotics Challenge Policies

Privacy Policy

The DARPA Robotics Challenge competition is supported by, and conducted on behalf of, a Federal government agency within the Department of Defense (DoD). As part of the site user registration process you are asked to furnish personally identifiable information (PII) about yourself that will be specifically available to the DoD, potentially maintained in a database, and therefore subject to protection under the Privacy Act of 1974 and applicable DoD regulations. In accordance therewith, the following Privacy Act Statement is a required notification to you prior to the collection of your PII. Please read it carefully:

AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 133, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics; 10 U.S.C. 2374a, Prizes for Advanced Technology Achievements; 15 U.S.C. 3701 et. seq., Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, (as amended, Prize Competitions); and, E.O. 9397 (as amended, SSN).

PURPOSE: To perform pre-registration and registration functions for the DARPA Robotics Challenge program. Uses of personally identifiable data may include secondary analysis and cross-mapping analysis however such data will only be used in the aggregate and will not be linked or linkable to an individual except as permitted and/or required by law.

ROUTINE USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to the DoD Blanket Routine Uses available at http://privacy.defense.gov/blanket_uses.shtml

DISCLOSURES: Providing your PII is voluntary, however a failure to provide will result in non-registration for the Robotics Challenge competition and otherwise disqualify you from participation.


Accessibility/Section 508

The U.S. Department of Defense is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended (29 U.S.C. & 794d), as amended in 1998.

Send feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of this website to: For more information about Section 508, please visit the DoD Section 508 website.

Last Updated: 08/16/2013