Privacy Policy

  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our partners and clients.
    • 1.2 This policy applies with respect to any usage of the personal data of our website visitors and service users.
    • 1.3 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
    • 1.4 In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to The Epica Awards and its parent company Maydream.
  • 2 How we use your personal data
    • 2.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:
    • (a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;
    • (b) in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
    • (c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
    • (d) the legal bases of the processing.
    • 2.2 We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed [or the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
    • 2.3 We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your company name, company activity, network, postal address, city, state, country, company phone, website, VAT number, first name, last name, job title, phone number, password and email. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business OR the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
    • 2.4 We may process your information included in your Epica Awards entries (“entries data”). The entries data may include advertiser, product type, product description, entry title, entry description, first name, last name and job title of credited people as well as media uploaded by you. The entries data may be processed for the purposes of jury proceedings, publication on the winners’ page, publication in the yearly Epica Awards Book, screenings, exhibitions and the overall promotion of your work and the Epica Awards. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business, OR the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at you request, to enter into such a contract.
    • 2.5 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely our interest in the proper administration of our website and business.
    • 2.6 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR the performance of a service provided to you.
    • 2.7 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
    • 2.8 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
    • 2.9 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    • 2.10 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
  • 3 Providing your personal data to others
    • 3.1 We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
    • 3.2 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure].
    • 3.3 Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers, Stripe. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies and practices at https://stripe.com/privacy.
    • 3.4 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
  • 4 International transfers of your personal data
    • 4.1 In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
    • 4.2 We have offices and facilities in the United States. Transfers to the United States will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.
    • 4.3 The hosting facilities for our website are situated in Ireland and the United States. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.
    • 4.4 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
  • 5 Retaining and deleting personal data
    • 5.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    • 5.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    • 5.3 Personal data will be retained for a minimum period of 6 months and for a maximum period of 10 years following its procurement.
    • 5.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
  • 6 Amendments
    • 6.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
    • 6.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
    • 6.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
  • 7 Your rights
    • 7.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
    • 7.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
    • 7.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
    • 7.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
  • 8 About cookies
    • 8.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    • 8.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    • 8.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  • 9 Cookies that we use
    • 9.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:
    • (a) Session and authentication - to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookie used for this purpose: VPOID)
  • 10 Cookies used by our service providers
    • 10.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    • 10.2 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ The relevant cookies are: __utm*
    • 10.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
  • 11 Our details
    • 11.1 This website is owned and operated by Maydream SA
    • 11.2 We are registered in France under registration number 411 475 114 R.C.S. NANTERRE and our registered office is at 112bis rue Cardinet, 75017, Paris.
    • 11.3 Our principal place of business is at 112bis rue Cardinet, 75017, Paris.
    • 11.4 You can contact us:
    • (a) by post, to 112bis rue Cardinet, 75017, Paris;
    • (b) by telephone, at +33 (0)1 42 04 04 32; or
    • (c) by email, using contact@epica-awards.com.
  • 12 Data protection officer
    • 12.1 Our data protection officer's contact details are: Nicolas Huvé – nicolas@epica-awards.com