Privacy Policy

Description of a Personal Data File

Updated: February 1, 2019 This privacy policy is also a personal data file description and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) EU 2016/679. We are committed to our customers’ privacy and we offer the opportunity to influence the processing of data. Our website
collects user information intended for site development, usability, marketing and statistics. This information is intended to make the use of our website as smooth as possible for users.

1. Register holder

Finnmark County Council, Fylkeshuset, NO-9815 Vadsø, Norway.

Person responsible for the data file:
Name: Natalia Karlsen
Address: Henry Karlsens plass 1, 9811 Vadsø, Norway.

2. Party responsible for the register

Finnmark County Council has the main responsibility for the register. Kouta Media Ltd. is responsible for the register’s technical implementation.

3. Name of the register

The register of participants of the photo contest «Discover Barents Photography Competition 2019» – «Discover Barents Youth»

4. Purpose of the register

The gathered personal data is used for any eventual contacts with the participants. By entering the contest, the participant gives the organizer the right to contact him/her in connection with a matter related to the images belonging to the contest. The contact information is also gathered in view of contacting the winner of the contest. The gathering and use of the information is performed in accordance with the Norwegian personal data act § 1 cf. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) art. 5.

5. The register’s information contents

In the register, the following data is presented for each person: IP-address, first name, family name, e-mail address, telephone number, address and country. The information is gathered on the photo contest’s internet pages using the contest’s entry form.

6. The principles for securing the register

The information in the internet pages’ register of users is saved into the register holder’s system as a computer file that is protected by the operating system’s protection software. Entering the system requires a user name and a password. The system is also secured with firewalls and other technical means. Only certain predetermined employees of the register holder may access the personal data saved into the system. The personal data contained in the register is kept in locked and guarded spaces. The personal data will be deleted in five years after the end of the competition.

7. Regular sources of data

As a rule, customer data is obtained:

  • From the users, through the data entered in the form in the online service.
  • Cookies are used in the online service to improve the user experience.

There is a mention of the use of cookies on the website that the users can accept.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files. The browser will delete cookies after a validity period. You can freely manage any cookies that may appear on your page. The cookie informs the server of how the site was used during the visit. For example, a cookie ensures the user’s choice of language selection.

Google Analytics

Our site uses Google Analytics to compile a statistical analysis of web site visits. This does not collect identifiable information about users.

Personal data collected through cookies and analytics

Visitor tracking and tracking is information provided by the browser and the Internet that does not provide information that identifies the visitor as a person. Also, information is not processed or compounded at any time so that the information would become personalized and the user identified.