Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to (the “Site”) owned and operated by Drake Software (“Drake”, “we”, “us”, or “our”), and to the hackathon event, Hactivate® Greenville, hosted by Drake (the “Event” and collectively, “Our Site and Event”). This Privacy Policy describes how Drake collects and uses the information you provide on Our Site and Event. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information.

This Privacy Policy covers Drake’s practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing information you provide through Our Site and Event. By using Our Site and participating in our Event, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy

Our Site and Event are not intended for children of any age, and we do not knowingly collect information from individuals under age 17. No one under age 17 may provide any personal information to our Site or Event. If you are under 17, do not use or provide any information on our Site or Event about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 17 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

Use of Personal Information

We may use or disclose the Personal Information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to ask a question about the Event, we will use that Personal Information to respond to your inquiry.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • As described to you when collecting your Personal Information.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Drake’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by Drake about users of Our Site and Service is among the assets transferred.

Sharing Personal Information

Drake may disclose your Personal Information to third party service providers for a business purpose. For example, we may share your Personal Information with third parties that help us provide Our Site and Event such as an email service provider to send out emails on our behalf. When we disclose Personal Information for a business purpose, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that Personal Information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.

In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other 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.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We maintain reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information transmitted to Our Site and Event.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We do not use cookies or tracking technology.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site and Event include links to third-party websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Drake. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Your Privacy Rights

Drake complies with applicable state privacy laws with respect to your Personal Information. Our privacy practices comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other applicable state privacy laws.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights or rights granted to you under other applicable law. Unless permitted by applicable law, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a regulation in European Union (EU) law, governs the collection of personal data of individuals residing inside the European Economic Area (EEA). Among other things, the law can apply to non-EU companies who are offering goods or services to persons inside the EEA. Drake takes the privacy and security of its customers, and of any person whose data Drake handles, very seriously. Drake follows stringent data privacy and cyber security protocols to protect the personal data it handles.

Drake is headquartered in Franklin, North Carolina in the United States. Our Site and Event are hosted and administrated in the United States or hosted with cloud service providers who are headquartered in the United States. Drake’s target users are in the United States. Drake does not currently intend to offer goods or services to EU residents. If you are located in the EU, or anywhere outside of the United States, be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of Our Site and Event may be processed in, transferred to, and stored in the United States and will be subject to United States law. The privacy and data protection laws of the United States may be different from the laws of your country of residence.

With the implementation of GDPR, Drake has taken further steps to ensure that any potential customers understand that Drake does not intend to sell its goods or services to persons inside the EEA. These include limiting access to certain web-based services when attempting access from within EU borders.

Notice of Changes

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make material changes to our Privacy Policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your registration) or by means of a notice on Our Site. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Drake is committed to making our Privacy Policy accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, text-enlargement programs, etc.) and the format of the Privacy Policy interferes with your ability to access any information in the Privacy Policy, please contact us at Please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format you would like to receive the Privacy Policy, and your contact information so that we may respond in a manner that is helpful for you.

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, contact us by writing or emailing at the address below:

Drake Software
235 East Palmer Street
Franklin, NC, United States 28734