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Privacy Statement

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 processes personal data about you in connection with the Technology Playmaker Awards 2020 (the "Awards").

What Booking.com collects from you

To nominate a person for the Awards, to enter the Awards or to attend the Awards ceremony, 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

Person(s) attending the award ceremony:

  • Name & surname
  • Contact information including email address
  • Company or organization, job title, city/country
  • Dietary preferences
  • Pictures or visuals taken of you during the Awards ceremony

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).

If you do not provide the requested information, Booking.com cannot register or review your entries for the Awards or attendance to the Awards ceremony.

Data Booking.com collects automatically

When visiting the website for the Awards (www.techplaymakerawards.com, hereinafter the “Website”), 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 , browsing history, and type of data viewed. Booking.com may collect this data through cookies. See the Cookies section below for more information on the use of Cookies.

What does Booking.com do with the information it gathers

Booking.com processes personal data about you for the following reasons:

  • A. To review your application for the Awards
  • B. To contact the nominees, nominators and persons attending the Awards ceremony
  • C. To select the finalists and ultimately the winners
  • D. 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 2020, all event collateral such as brochures and the book of winners, social media and print)
  • E. If you have provided consent, to share recruitment opportunities and updates with nominees and nominators
  • F. To invite nominees and nominators to enter any future Awards and to invite you to attend future Award ceremonies
  • G. To analyse the results of the Awards
  • H. To extend you an invitation to attend the Awards ceremony, and to register your attendance to the Awards Ceremony
  • I. If you have provided consent, to provide you with a meal in accordance with your dietary preferences

Legal Basis

With the exception of the purposes mentioned above under E and I (for which Booking.com asks your consent), Booking.com relies on its legitimate commercial business interest to organise and improve the Awards. When using personal data to serve Booking.com’s 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.

With Whom Does Booking.com Share Personal Data

Data Sharing With Affiliates: in order to support the Awards, your information (which may include personal data) may be shared with members of the Booking Holdings Inc. corporate family. As permitted by law, your information may also be shared with said members for analytical purposes and for recruitment purposes. To find out everything you need to know about the Booking Holdings Inc. corporate family, visit About Booking.com.

Sharing with Third-Parties: Booking.com may share your (personal) data with third parties as permitted by law and as described below. Booking.com does not sell or rent your personal data.

  • Service Providers (including suppliers). Booking.com shares your information with third party service providers to provide the Awards, provide analytics services, store data and/or maintain the Website or conduct business on Booking.com’s 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 Booking.com’s rights, or the rights of Booking Holdings Inc. group of companies or users, Booking.com discloses 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: Booking.com 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.

Cookies

Whenever you use the Website, cookies and other tracking technologies can be used in various ways (such as making the Website work, to analyse traffic, or for advertisement purposes). These technologies are either used by Booking.com directly, or by Booking.com’s business partners, including third party service providers and advertisers Booking.com works with.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is placed in the browser of your computer or on your mobile device. Booking.com strives to serve cookies or allow the serving of cookies with a maximum lifespan of 5 years. Next to cookies, other tracking technologies are used which are similar to cookies. These can include web beacons (also known as pixel tags, web bugs or gifs), and tracking URLs. A web beacon is a tiny graphic image of just one pixel that can be delivered to your computer as part of a web page request, in an app, in an advertisement or in an HTML email message. Pixels can be used to retrieve information from your device, such as your device type or operating system, IP address, and time of visit. They are also used to serve and read cookies in your browser. Tracking URLs are used to understand from which referring website the Booking.com websites or apps are used. All these technologies are together referred to in this Cookie Statement as “cookies”.

Cookies are used for different purposes. They allow you to be recognised as the same user across the pages of a website, between websites or when you use an app. The types of information that Booking.com collects through cookies include IP address; device ID; viewed pages; browser type; browsing information; operating system; internet service provider; timestamp; whether you have responded to an advertisement; the referring URL; and features used or activities engaged in on the Website.

The website uses cookies for different purposes:

  • Technical cookies: Booking.com tries to give its visitors an advanced, user-friendly website that adapt automatically to their needs and wishes. To achieve this, Booking.com uses technical cookies to show you the Website and to make it function correctly. These technical cookies are absolutely necessary for the Website to function properly.
  • Functional cookies: Booking.com also uses functional cookies to remember your preferences and to help you to use the Website efficiently and effectively. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functioning of the Website, but they add functionality and enhance the experience of the Website.
  • Analytics cookies: Booking.com uses these cookies to gain insight into how visitors use the Website. This means Booking.com can find out what works and what doesn't, optimize and improve the Websites, understand the effectiveness of advertisements and communications, and ensure Booking.com continue to be interesting and relevant. The data Booking.com gathers can include which web pages you have viewed, which referring/exit pages you have entered and left from, which platform type you have used, which emails you have opened and acted upon, and date and time stamp information. It also means Booking.com can use details about how you’ve interacted with the site, such as the number of clicks you make on a given page, your mouse movements and scrolling activity, the search words you use and the text you enter into various fields. Booking.com makes use of analytics cookies as part of its online advertising campaigns to learn how users interact with the Website after they have been shown an online advertisement. This may include advertisements on third-party websites.
  • Commercial cookies: Booking.com uses third-party cookies as well as its own cookies to display personalized advertisements on its websites and on other websites. This is called “retargeting,” and it is based on browsing activities, such as the destinations you have been searching for, and the webpages you have viewed on the Website.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, simply visit allaboutcookies.org and the help section of your browser. In the settings for browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome), you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on which browser you use. Use the "Help" function in your browser to locate the settings you need.

When it comes to online advertising and marketing companies, Booking.com strives to work with companies that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and/or the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Members of NAI and IAB adhere to industry standards and codes of conduct. NAI and IAB members allow you to opt out of behavioural advertising. Visit www.networkadvertising.org to identify the NAI members that may have placed an advertising cookie file on your computer. To opt out of an NAI member's behavioural advertising program, simply check the box that corresponds to the company from which you wish to opt out. You may also want to visit www.youronlinechoices.com or www.youradchoices.com to learn how to opt out of customized advertisement. Your mobile device may allow you to limit the sharing of information for retargeting purposes through its settings. Please be aware that opting out of an online advertising network does not mean that you will no longer receive or be subject to online advertising or marketing analysis. It means that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and browsing patterns.

In order to control the collection of data for analytical purposes through Google Analytics from certain browser types, you may want to visit the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (only for desktop).

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, Booking.com makes contractual arrangements to ensure that your personal data is still protected in line with European standards. You can ask Booking.com to see a copy of these contractual agreements using the contact details below.

Data Retention

Booking.com will retain your information, which may include personal data, for as long as it is necessary to enable you to enter and/or attend the Awards, to invite you to enter or attend future editions of the Awards, to provide services to you, to comply with applicable laws, resolve disputes with any parties and otherwise as necessary to allow Booking.com to conduct Booking.com’s business. All personal data Booking.com retains will be subject to this Privacy Statement. If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data Booking.com processes about you, please contact Booking.com via the contact details included below.

Your Choices and Rights

Booking.com wants you to be in control of how your personal data is used. You can do this in the following ways:

  • you can ask Booking.com for a copy of the personal data Booking.com holds about you;
  • you can inform Booking.com of any changes to your personal data, or you can ask Booking.com to correct any of the personal data Booking.com holds about you;
  • in certain situations, you can ask Booking.com to erase or block, or restrict the processing of, the personal data Booking.com holds about you, or object to particular ways in which Booking.com uses your personal data; and
  • in certain situations, you can also ask Booking.com to send the personal data you have given Booking.com to a third party.
  • where Booking.com is 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 Booking.com processes 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.

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

Questions or Complaints

If you have questions or concerns about the processing of your personal data or if you want to exercise your rights you are welcome to contact the Booking.com 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, Booking.com invites you to access this Privacy Statement to see the changes. If Booking.com makes material changes or changes that will have an impact on you (e.g. when Booking.com starts processing your personal data for other purposes than set out above), Booking.com will contact you prior to commencing that processing.