A private contest is the ultimate in privacy on 99designs.
Each private contest is protected by a non-disclosure agreement (or NDA) that designers must agree to before they can view the contest brief and submit designs.
They are not indexed by search engines.
Designers can’t add designs they’ve entered in a private contest into their 99designs folios, and should not share designs from private contests anywhere on the web unless they have altered it to a generic business name so that it will not be linked to the contest in any way.
Once the contest finishes, it will only be viewable by the contest holder and the designers who participated in the contest. No one else will ever see it.