a) When you register to participate in the BIFSC competition we collect personal data from you.
Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. The Personal Data that you provide directly to us through our Sites will be apparent from the context in which you provide the data. In particular:
When you register to participate in a BIFSC competition, we collect your full name, email address, telephone number, and short Biography.
When you fill in our online form to contact us, we collect your full name, and email address.
We collect this personal data to process your application and contact you with future announcements regarding the BIFSC Competitions, BIFS EOOD arts and culture announcements, workshop announcements, and other activities.
When you respond to BIFSC emails we collect your email address, name, and any other information you choose to include in the body of your email or responses.
If you Register to participate in BIFSC, when you make payments or conduct transactions through the BIFSC website, we will receive your transaction information. We may receive this information directly from you, or from the BIFSC or third parties. The information that we collect will include payment method information, purchase amount, date of purchase, and payment method. Different payment methods may require the collection of different categories of information.
When we conduct fraud monitoring, prevention, and detection activities, we may also receive Personal Data about you from our business partners, financial service providers, identity verification services, and publicly available sources (e.g., name, address, phone number, country), as necessary to confirm your identity and prevent fraud.
This website also collects server logs for debugging purposes. The logs are anonymized and do not contain any personal information.
b) Information that we collect automatically on our Sites.
Browser and device data, such as IP address, device type, operating system and Internet browser type, screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, plug-ins, add-ons, and the language version of the Sites you are visiting;
Usage data, such as time spent on the Sites, pages visited, links clicked, language preferences, and the pages that led or referred you to our Sites.
Why do we collect such information
We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:
To provide and operate the Services;
To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
How your data are stored, used, shared and disclosed
Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with an online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases, and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers
How we will communicate with you
We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes, we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.
If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at email@example.com
Content on our homepage was created with utmost diligence. However, we are not liable for the correctness, Liability for content, and currentness. We are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with the general acts. As a service provider, we are however not obliged to monitor submitted or stored third-party information or to investigate instances, that indicate unlawful action. Obligations to delete or block the usage of information according to the general acts remain unaffected. A liability in this respect is only possible from the date knowledge of a concrete violation is had. Once such violations are known the content will be removed immediately.
Liability for links
Our service contains links to external third-party websites, whose content we cannot influence. Therefore we are not liable for this third-party content. The respective host or provider of the pages is responsible for the content of the linked web pages. The linked web pages were reviewed with respect to possible violations at the date of linking. At the date of linking unlawful content was not discernible. Permanent content surveillance of the linked web pages is not reasonable without a concrete indication of a violation. Once a violation is known the links will be removed immediately.
Copyright Content and creations issued by us on this website are subject to German copyright law. Any duplication, processing, distribution, and any other kind of usage beyond the boundaries of German copyright law, require the written consent of the author or the creator respectively. Downloads and copies of this website are allowed for private usage, commercial usage is strictly forbidden. Third-party copyright is observed where the content was not created by us. Notably, third-party content will be explicitly declared as such. Should, however, a copyright infringement come to your attention, please advise us accordingly. Once an infringement is known the content will be removed immediately.
The use of our website is, as a general rule, possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email) is levied, this takes place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. We would like to point out, that any data transfer via the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) is subject to security vulnerability. It is not possible to protect data completely from third-party access. The use by third parties of our contact data, published in line with EU law requirements, to send us unsolicited advertising and information material is strictly prohibited. We reserve our rights to take legal measures in the case that unsolicited advertising materials, for instance, spam mail, are sent completeness.
The BIFSC Competitions are part of the BIFS Ltd organization, an Arts and Culture organization that represents artists and holds Arts, Sound & Music Competitions as well as educational workshops around the world and online.