To take part in the competition you must identify as a lesbian, bisexual, or queer woman, be age 21 years or older, and presently reside in the United States.
DATA USE, PRIVACY, & CONFIDENTIALITY
The LezParlay web application collects some Personal Data from its users. This information, detailed below, allows us assess interest from lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, understand app usage, and provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized app experience.
Personal data includes social media authentication data, demographic and other personally identifiable information that you voluntarily give to us when electing to create an account to participate in the LezParlay competition. When you register, the app will prompt you to sign-up with an email address and password or your Facebook account. The only Facebook account data to be accessed by LezParlay is your email address and profile photo, and you will be prompted to grant or deny LezParlay permission to access these items. Next, you will create your LezParlay public profile which includes your nickname/initials, age-group, sexual identity, and relationship status. Within the app, you will be represented by a profile photo. This photo and your public profile information (sexual identity, age-group, & relationship status will be visible to other authenticated players in the BROWSE area of the application, and the photos and public profiles of other users will similarly be visible to you in this area. However, you may choose to change your profile photo or delete it in the event you would prefer to remain faceless within the game by editing your account settings. You will also be prompted to provide a verifiable mobile phone number and email address when you create an account, however your contact information will remain private and will NOT be visible to other users. The app only uses this information to send you private results and prize notifications. You may opt out of receiving email and text notifications from LezParlay at anytime, without penalty. To opt of of emails use the unsubscribe link provided. To opt out of text notifications simply reply too any text from LezParlay with “STOP”. NONE of the information you provide at registration will be linked with your responses to competition questions or bets. Instead, your initial login at sign-up and the mobile phone number you provide will produce a unique code in our system which we will then use to link up your question responses, bets, and points across rounds. In sum, the application uses the personal data you provide to improve the user experience, facilitate LBQ visibility among users, tailor your private results, and deliver these results to you. NONE of the personal data collected by the application will be shared with third parties under any circumstances.
Derivative data includes information our servers automatically collect when you access the application, such as your actions that are integral to the application, including responses to questions, points wagered, points scored, questions submitted, and question votes. Importantly, none of your actions in the app, including your answers to questions, questions submitted, or voting behavior will be viewable by other users accessing the application or shared with third parties.
Data about the electronic device(s) and browsers you use to play LezParlay may also be logged by our server. This includes your device model, manufacturer, operating system, and browser version. This information is collected to improve the user experience on different devices and to aid us in troubleshooting should you report an issue using LezParlay on your device. Aggregated and de-identified personal, derivative, device/browser and analytics data may be analyzed by LezParlay project personnel in order to better understand application usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and inform future versions of the game. All data analysis and reporting for these purposes will focus on highlighting group trends rather than individual responses.
LezParlay is an html5 web app that features the most advanced technologies and internal protocols (layered security, https protocol, ssl certificates, tsl encryption in transit, etc.) to transmit, secure, and store and protect application data. These protocols safeguard privacy between communicating applications and their users on the internet. Also used to secure bank and credit card transactions online, these protocols ensure that no third party may eavesdrop or tamper with submitted data.
POTENTIAL RISKS & BENEFITS
The risks associated with taking part in the competition lie in the potential for you to experience uncomfortable feelings due to the personal nature of some of the questions. Questions are somewhat edgy by design. They may ask, for example, how often you get drunk or have sex. You may choose to skip sensitive questions without penalty. However, we can only provide you points, scores, and detailed results corresponding to the questions you personally answer. You may also experience discomfort upon receipt of your detailed results. For example, it may be distressing to learn that other lesbians your age are drinking much less than you and exercising much more than you. You may opt out of receiving detailed feedback if you wish to do so. You may also choose to discontinue your participation in the competition at any time. This means if anything makes you feel too uncomfortable just quit playing! For some, participation in LezParlay may satisfy curiosities about the LBQ communities or help to diminish harmful stereotypes. For others, learning about health and relationship behaviors of other lesbian and queer women may benefit their own health behaviors and relationships. Others may simply find entertainment in the wagers, scoring and results. De-identified, aggregated data collected by LezParlay may also help shape future programming by LezParlay community partners, which in turn, may benefit your future well-being.
The goal in LezParlay is to accumulate as many points as possible. You can earn points in each round by guessing and betting on the attitudes and behaviors of other lesbian and queer women in your age-group, reporting on your own attitudes & behaviors, submitting your own burning questions to be PARLAYed in future rounds of the game, voting on the questions submitted by other users, and inviting friends to play.
In each round: a variable cash prize ranging from $50 to $500 will be awarded to the player who scores the most points that round. In the event of ties, the top scorer who placed her bets earliest in the PARLAY period will be awarded the cash prize.
After 7 rounds: Grand prizes will be awarded to the top 3 scorers in each age-group (20’s, 30s, 40s, 50s) after 7 rounds of play. In each age-group, first-place will receive $1000, second place will receive $500 and third place will receive $250. In the event of ties, the cash prize will be awarded to the player who, on average across rounds played, placed her bets earliest.
GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
LezParlay is designed for lesbian, queer, and bisexual women in their 20s, 30’s, 40’s and 50s or older who live in the United States. This means that if you are a trans LBQ women, you are welcome to play! In effort to keep the game completely cis male and Russian bot free, users may be disqualified from the competition and have their account deleted if they appear to clearly NOT be an American LBQ-identified woman in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50+. Other grounds for disqualification include creating multiple accounts linked to different mobile numbers (in order to submit bets more than once each round) or attempting to cheat by any other means. In the spirit of healthy competition, we ask that you keep the detailed results you receive in the game private. This means not sharing any of the results you receive on social media or in private communication with friends until all rounds of the competition have been played. You may be disqualified if you violate this rule!
SUPPORT & TROUBLESHOOTING
If you experience trouble with the app on your mobile device or computer or are unable to login please email a description of your issue to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the mobile phone number and email address associated with your LezParlay account so we can quickly fix any issues. We will shoot to resolve all issues within 24 hours.
For additional information, questions about data usage, or media inquiries please contact us by email at email@example.com or phone at 310.568.6681.
**You will be asked to review/accept these terms when you register**