Privacy Policy for CDS Mobile Applications

AutoDrive, Baja SAE, Formula SAE, SAE Aero Design Last Updated: 10/23/2018

This privacy policy governs your use of the software applications AutoDrive Challenge, Baja SAE, Formula SAE, SAE Aero Design (collectively, the “Application”) for mobile devices that was created by SAE International. The Application allows mobile users to (a) access numerous resources related to SAE’s Collegiate Design Series competitions, (b) to receive push notifications containing urgent announcements, and (c) to opt-in (or out) of receiving push notifications containing scoring information for teams that the mobile user designates.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The User Provided Information captured by the Application includes the following:

  • when you favorite or un-favorite a team in the team list for any competition
  • when you submit suggestions
  • when you send diagnostic information

No personally-identifiable information is captured by the Application.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, a unique instance ID we generate for your mobile device, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system name and version, and information about the way you use the Application such as which menu items or pages you visited.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

No location information is accessed or collected in this version of the Application.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.
We may disclose Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all future collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We may retain Automatically Collected information indefinitely and may store it in whole or in aggregate.


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Web site and in the App Stores. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy on our Web sites.

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of the related information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at privacy [at]