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Privacy policy

This privacy statement applies to Booking.com B.V. Herengracht 597 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (“Booking.com”) and describes how Booking.com collects and uses the information which may include personal data, you provide to enter the Technology Playmaker Awards 2019 ("the Awards").

What we collect

To enter the Awards, Booking.com requests you to provide the following information, some of which may be personal data:

Person nominating (nominator):

  • Name & Surname
  • Contact information including email address

Person being nominated (nominee):

  • Name & Surname
  • Contact information including email address
  • Company or organization
  • Social media accounts connected to them
  • Category or categories they are nominated in
  • Information on why they should win
  • Pictures or visuals submitted by you or made of you in relation to the Awards

If you provide the above Nominee information about another person it is your responsibility to ensure that the person you have provided personal data about is aware that you've done so, and has accepted how Booking.com uses the information (as described in this privacy statement).

Data we collect automatically

When using our services, Booking.com also collects information automatically, some of which may be personal data. This includes data such as language settings, IP address, location, device settings, device OS, log information, time of usage, URL requested, status report, user agent (information about the browser version), operating system, result (viewer or booker), browsing history, user Booking ID, and type of data viewed. Booking.com may collect this data through cookies.

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of electronic information that a website sends to a visitor’s browser and are stored on the visitor’s hard drive. We may place or recognize a cookie on your computer if you visit a website or view an advertisement where the Booking.com services are used. If you are concerned about having cookies on your device, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your device. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the websites you visit may not operate correctly. Pixels (also known as “web beacons” or “clear gifs”) are electronic files that usually consist of a single-pixel image and can be embedded in a web page or in an email to send information, such as a newsletter. Booking.com may use pixels to place or recognize a Cookie on your device if you use our Services or view a Booking.com advertisement. Third party Cookies: Booking.com allows certain third parties to place Cookies. If you have questions about which Cookies are used and which parties place such Cookies, please contact us using the contact details set out below. What we do with the information we gather We require this information to assess the entry for the Awards, and in particular for the following reasons: A. To review your application B. To select the nominees C. To contact the nominees D. To contact the nominators E. To promote the Awards and the results of the Awards, by Booking.com and its partners involved (including but not limited to promotion on websites, press releases, case studies, media, filming at the Awards event in March 2019, all event collateral such as brochures and the book of winners, social media and print) F. If you have provided consent, to share recruitment opportunities and updates with nominees and nominators G. To invite nominees and nominators to enter any future Awards H. To analyse the results of the Awards and the use of our services

Legal bases

In view of purpose A to D, Booking.com relies on the legal basis that the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of your agreement with Booking.com. If you do not provide the requested information, Booking.com cannot register or review your entree. In view of purposes E and G to H, Booking.com relies on its legitimate commercial business interest to provide its services to you and to improve the Awards. When using personal data to serve our commercial business interest, Booking.com will always balance your rights and interests in the protection of your information against Booking.com’s rights and interests. For purpose F, Booking.com relies on your consent. Data Sharing Sharing With Affiliates: in order to support the Awards, your information which may include personal data may be shared with subsidiaries of the Booking.com corporate family. As permitted by law, your information may also be shared for analytical purposes. To find out everything you need to know about the Booking.com corporate family, visit About Booking.com. Booking Holdings Inc.: Booking.com, a member of the Booking Holdings Inc. group of companies, may need to share some parts of your information which may include personal data with other members of Booking Holdings Inc., as permitted by applicable law. Sharing With Third-Parties: we share your information, which may include personal data, with third parties as permitted by law and as described below. We do not sell or rent your personal data.

  • Service Providers (including suppliers). We share your information with third party service providers to provide our Awards, store data and/or maintain the Awards website or conduct business on our behalf. These service providers shall process personal data only as instructed by and to provide the services to Booking.com.
  • Compelled Disclosure: when legally required, strictly necessary for the performance of the recruitment services, or to protect our rights, or the rights of Booking Holdings Inc. group of companies or users, we disclose your information to governmental authorities including law enforcement (subject to a lawful request), any of the affiliates part of Booking Holdings Inc. or in legal proceedings. Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data: we may share information in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such information to identify you, with third parties, for example for industry analysis and demographic profiling. International Data Transfers The transmission of personal data as described in this Privacy Statement may include overseas transfers of personal data to countries whose data protection laws are not as comprehensive as those of the countries within the European Union. Where required by European law, Booking.com shall only transfer personal data to recipients offering an adequate level of data protection. In these situations, as may be required, we make contractual arrangements to ensure that your personal data is still protected in line with European standards. You can ask us to see a copy of these contractual agreements using the contact details below.

Security

Booking.com observes reasonable procedures to prevent unauthorized access to, and the misuse of, information including personal data. We use appropriate business systems and procedures to protect and safeguard information including personal data. We also use security procedures and technical and physical restrictions for accessing and using the personal data on our servers. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access personal data in the course of their work.

Data Retention

We will retain your information, which may include personal data, for as long as we deem it necessary to enable you to enter the Awards, to provide our services to you, to comply with applicable laws, resolve disputes with any parties and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct our business. All personal data we retain will be subject to this Privacy Statement. If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data we process about you, please contact us via the contact details included below.

Your Choices and Rights

We want you to be in control of how your personal data is used by us. You can do this in the following ways:

  • you can ask us for a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
  • you can inform us of any changes to your personal data, or you can ask us to correct any of the personal data we hold about you;
  • in certain situations, you can ask us to erase or block, or restrict the processing of, the personal data we hold about you, or object to particular ways in which we are using your personal data; and
  • in certain situations, you can also ask us to send the personal data you have given us to a third party. Where we are using your personal data on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time subject to applicable law. Moreover, where we process your personal data based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal data subject to applicable law.

We rely on you to ensure that your personal data is complete, accurate and current. Please do inform us promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies of to your personal data by contacting dataprotectionoffice@booking.com.

Questions or Complaints

If you have questions or concerns about our processing of your personal data or if you wnat to exercise your rights you are welcome to contact our data protection officer via dataprotectionoffice@booking.com. It is your right to contact your local data protection authority with questions and complaints.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may also change from time to time. If you want to see changes made to this Privacy Statement from time to time, we invite you to access this Privacy Statement to see the changes. If we make material changes or changes that will have an impact on you (e.g. when we start processing your personal data for other purposes than set out above), we will contact you prior to commencing that processing.