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Privacy Policy.

This is an important notice regarding your privacy and the way in which the LOOP Design Awards (LDA) (referred to as “we”, “our” or “us” in this policy) collects and makes use of your personal data. We want to be open and transparent with you and therefore encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the ways in which we use your personal data.

This policy applies to our Awards applicants, subscribers, and general business contacts.

As being responsible for this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentiality in particular in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. By using this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data that you can be personally identified with. This data protection declaration describes which data we collect and for what we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

The LOOP Design Awards (LDA) respects the personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the site www.loopdesignawards.com

LOOP Design Awards (LDA) is the sole owner of any information collected on www.loopdesignawards.com

LOOP Design Awards (LDA) collects information from users at multiple points on its website. We only collect information that is essential to serve you, present your work to the jury, inform you of your winning, remind you of deadlines or to promote your winning, your company and your work to the public.

Any personal information collected in forms is for our private use only. Phone numbers, mail address, and email addresses will not be sold or distributed to third parties or published online.

1. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US.

We collect information when you register at LOOP Design Awards(LDA) for an account, or create a new submission, request customer support, leave us your feedback, or subscribe to our newsletter.

The type of information we collect directly from you include your name, email, company name, address, position, and other contact information. We also require information about your project that is being submitted into the LOOP Design Awards program.

This includes:

– Project name
– Designer name and team members
– Company Name
– Email address
– and other informations related to the award entry.

2. USE OF INFORMATION.

The information you provide to us, may be used to perform a variety of purposes, including:

– Promote winners of the LOOP Design Awards in the various platforms;
– Remind registrants of upcoming deadlines or submissions timeframe;
– Notify winners of their winning results;
– Send updates, and news regarding LOOP Design Awards;
– Respond, and help with customer service support questions;
– Monitor and analyze trends, usage of marketing effectiveness;
– Prevent illegal activities, spamming and another unauthorized usage of LOOP Design Awards website;
– Present relevant advertising to visitors;

3. SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.

To promote LOOP Design Awards winners, we share information about their projects with media, partners, and in press releases. We will not share any of your personal information, or information that is not intended for publicity. We require third parties and partners to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law.

4. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY COOKIES.

We may use technologies that save cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve your experience on the LOOP Design Awards (LDA) website. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally.  Cookies are only to understand our website performance with minimal information collected. We will not follow and record your activity once you leave our website. We may also collect information using web analytics services. These services, such as Google Analytics help us understand how to improve visitor experience on the website.

5. GOOGLE ANALYTICS.

We use or may use third-party analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate your use of the Site, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyse performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information related to the Site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., (“Google”). Google Analytics places cookies on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information regarding Google Analytics, please visit Google’s website and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

6. CLOUDFLARE.

For performance and overload protection, we direct your traffic through Cloudflare before it reaches LOOP Design Award’s servers. They have access to some basic technical information to perform this role, such as your IP address. Cloudflare’s privacy policy is here.

7. WEBSITE HOSTING.

Data are also processed by a third-party provider that we have engaged to render hosting and website presentation services on our behalf. This provider processes on its servers all data that are collected in the manner specified below when you visit our website or fill in forms made available for this purpose in our online shop. Data are processed on other servers only in the scope described herein.

This service provider is based in servers located in Singapore, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Where we use third party service providers to assist us, your personal information may also be stored in accordance with their practices and procedures. We require third parties to respect your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law.

8. SECURITY.

We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information secure. For instance, all communication with LOOP Design Awards website requires HTTPS with certificate pinning. Passwords are hashed, not stored, using industry-standard methods (currently MD5).

9. INFORMATION FOR EUROPEAN UNION USERS.

By registering at LOOP Design Awards and providing your information, you authorize us to collect, use, and store your information outside of the European Union.

10. NEWSLETTER.

When you subscribe to our newsletter you will be asked to provide a valid email address and a consent to receive new information related to LOOP Design Awards. Your email address collected in this connection will only be used for this purpose pursuant to art. 6 para 1 sub. 2 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. You may do so either by sending an email to [support@loopdesignawards.com] or by clicking on the Opt-Out link in each of our newsletters. Upon receiving your revocation of your consent, we will immediately delete your email address.

If you Opt-Out from our newsletters, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as notifications of your winnings or other important information that benefits you, but this may be affected if you unsubscribed from LOOP Design Awards contact list.

11. WINNERS TESTEMONIALS.

We may display personal testimonials of selected Award winners on our website. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name / company name and use these testimonials to provide you and your company with even more publicity and exposure.

12. INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

We use links to social networks like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn on some pages of our web­site. When you access this web­sites, no data from your browser will be trans­mit­ted to this net­works. By click­ing on the rel­e­vant but­tons, you will get access to the Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn net­works where you can share our con­tent.

13. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS.

You are entitled to [1] request information about all data we store about you (art. 15 GDPR), [2] request the correction of incorrect data (art. 16 GDPR), [3] request the deletion (art. 17 GDPR) or [4] request the blocking or restriction of the processing of such data (art. 18 GDPR). In accordance with art. 21 GDPR you are further entitled to object to the processing of your data on compelling legitimate grounds relating to your situation and provided that it is data which we process to safeguard our interests. Furthermore, you are entitled to a right of appeal pursuant to art. 77 GDPR if you are of the opinion that we are not processing personal data in accordance with applicable law.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal information or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us at support@loopdesignawards.com

14. CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE.

We never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

15. PAYMENT SECURITY.

This website uses 256-bit SSL encryption and all payment are processed by PayPal or Credit Card. LOOP Design Awards does not have direct access or store any credit card information.

If you have any question regarding Payment Security, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@loopdesignawards.com

16. PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

01.03.2020 – First release