Last updated: 7th February 2023
Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Federal Government (New Federal Act on Data Protection 2022, nFADP) and in accordance with GDPR, every person is entitled to the protection of their privacy and to protection against misuse of their personal data. We comply with these terms. Personal data will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold or passed on to third parties (our sister company Farmani Group is not considered as Third Parties), your personal data will be kept with 3C Awards (part of Three C Group GmbH and sister company Farmani Group). The details can be found in the following explanations.
We look forward to your visit to our website and your interest in our offers. For external links to third-party content, we accept no liability despite careful content control since we have not initiated the transmission of this information, have not selected or changed the addressee of the transmitted information and the transmitted information itself.
The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is very important to us and takes place within the framework of the legal regulations. The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail address) are raised, this takes place only after registration on the website. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. We point out in this context that the transmission of data on the Internet (for example in the case of communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
In the following, we will explain what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used:
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER NEW FEDERAL ACT ON DATA PROTECTIN (nFADP)
- If you are a resident of Switzerland, you have the following rights in relation to your Data:
- Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
- Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
- Right to restrict our use of your Data- the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
- Right to data portability- the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
- Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
- To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority.
- It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GENERAL PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
- If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR. – See more at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj
- We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
- If you wish to be informed what Personal Data, we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please email us at email@example.com.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- the right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you;
- the right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete;
- the right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data;
- the right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;
- the right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format;
- the right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your personal information;
- Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note, we may not able to provide Service without some necessary data.
- You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (CalOPPA)
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
- users can visit our site anonymously;
- users are able to change their personal information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals:
- We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
- You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA)
- If you are a California resident, you are entitled to learn what data we collect about you, ask to delete your data and not to sell (share) it. To exercise your data protection rights, you can make certain requests and ask us:
What personal information we have about you. If you make this request, we will return to you:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you.
- The categories of sources from which we collect your personal information.
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
- A list of categories of personal information that we have sold, along with the category of any other company we sold it to. If we have not sold your personal information, we will inform you of that fact.
- A list of categories of personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose, along with the category of any other company we shared it with.
- Please note, you are entitled to ask us to provide you with this information up to two times in a rolling twelve-month period. When you make this request, the information provided may be limited to the personal information we collected about you in the previous 12 months.
To delete your personal information. If you make this request, we will delete the personal information we hold about you as of the date of your request from our records and direct any service providers to do the same. In some cases, deletion may be accomplished through de-identification of the information. If you choose to delete your personal information, you may not be able to use certain functions that require your personal information to operate.
To stop selling your personal information. If you submit a request to stop selling your personal information, we will stop selling it. If you are a California resident, to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, send us an email with title “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” to submit your request.
Please note, if you ask us to delete or stop selling your data, it may impact your experience with us, and you may not be able to participate in certain programs or membership services which require the usage of your personal information to function. But in no circumstances, we will discriminate against you for exercising your rights.
To exercise your California data protection rights described above, please send your request(s) by one of the following means:
By email: email@example.com
Your data protection rights, described above, are covered by the CCPA, short for the California Consumer Privacy Act. To find out more, visit the official California Legislative Information website. The CCPA took effect on 01/01/2020.
- Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 (“Child” or “Children”).
- We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children under 18. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
COLLECTION, STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA AND PURPOSE OF USE
- When visiting the website: Every time a customer (or other visitors) accesses our website, the internet browser used on your device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file (log file) on the server-side (web hosting provider). The following data will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
- If the necessary IP address of the requesting computer, as well as a device ID or individual device identifier and device type,
- name of the retrieved file and amount of data transferred, as well as date and time of retrieval,
- Message about successful call,
- requesting domain (origin of your request, from which you came to our website(s)),
- Description of the type of internet browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your terminal and the name of your access provider,
- Location information, including location data from your mobile device. Please note that on most mobile devices, you can control or disable the use of location services in the mobile device’s settings menu.
Our legitimate interest in accordance with (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), for the collection of data is based on the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection setup and comfortable use of the website,
- Evaluation of system security and stability as well for further administrative purposes.
- In no case, we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you:
- When concluding a contractual relationship of any kind; or
- When concluding any contractual relationship of any kind on our website, we ask you for the following personal data:
- Data that personally identifies you (“Personal Data”), may include, but is not limited to:
- such as your natural first and last name, email address, position, company name or university name, company address, VAT number, social media account, website and phone number.
- other personal data which we are legally obliged or authorized to collect and process and which we need for your authentication, identification or verification of the data we collect.
- The mentioned data will be processed to process the contractual relationship. The processing of data is based on (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR). The retention period is limited to the purpose of the contract and, if available, statutory and contractual retention requirements.
Tracking Cookies Data
- Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
- Cookies may also be used for other purposes on our Website.
- You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA
- A transfer of your data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. We only pass on your data to third parties if:
- You have given your express consent to this (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR),
- this is necessary for the settlement of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR),
- there is a legal obligation to pass it on (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR),
- disclosure is required for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
- On request, we will be pleased to inform you whether and which clearly personal data about you are stored (Article 15 GDPR), in particular the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed or will, the planned storage period, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of their data, if they were not collected from us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling.
- You also have the right to correct any incorrectly collected personal data or to complete incomplete data collected (Art. 16 GDPR).
- Furthermore, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data, provided that the legal conditions for doing so are met (Art. 18 GDPR).
- You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you in a structured, common, and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible (Art. 20 GDPR).
- In addition, you are entitled to the so-called “right to be forgotten”. You can request the deletion of your personal data from us, provided that the legal prerequisites exist (Art. 17 GDPR). Regardless of this, your personal data will be automatically deleted by us if the purpose of the data collection has been omitted or the data processing has been unlawful.
- IN ACCORDANCE WITH ART. 7 (3) GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REVOKE YOUR ONCE GIVEN CONSENT TO US AT ANY TIME. AS A RESULT, WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO CONTINUE THE DATA PROCESSING BASED ON THIS CONSENT FOR THE FUTURE.
DURATION OF DATA STORAGE
- The data collected will be stored by us as long as necessary for the performance of the contracts we have entered into, or you have not exercised your right to cancellation or your right to transfer data to another company.
- We take all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data so that it is not accessible to third parties or the public. If you would like to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be completely guaranteed with this communication method. We, therefore, recommend that you send us confidential information only by post. For email communication, we recommend the best possible encryption of your outbox via SSL technology. For more information, please contact your e-mail service provider.
- This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that SIT Design Award is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. SIT Design Award encourages our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
- We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
- Google Analytics.
- Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
- For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
- We also encourage you to review the Google’s policy for safeguarding your data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
PLUGINS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
- Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Social media platforms
- We maintain an online presence in social networks and media such as Facebook, Youtube, Linked In, and Instagram in order to communicate with our users and to provide them with information.
- In these social networks and media, user data may be processed outside the European Union, which may make it more difficult to enforce your rights. Providers from the US that are certified under the Privacy Shield commit themselves to comply with and observe the EU data protection standards.
- When visiting a page in social networks and media, your data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. User profiles may be created on the basis of your user behaviour and interests and used for the placement of advertisements. For this purpose, cookies are used.
- Although we have no influence on the processing of personal data in social networks and media, we inform you that, if it was the case, the data would be processed in order to pursue our legitimate interests regarding an effective exchange of information and communication with you according to (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). If you are requested by the respective providers to consent to data processing, the legal basis for the processing will be Art. 6 (1) (a) and Art. 7 of the GDPR.
- For a detailed description of the respective processing operations and opt-out options, you can click on the links below which take you to the social networks and media in which we provide our services.
- In the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, these can be claimed most effectively from the providers of the social networks and media as only they have access to your user data.
- Below please find a list of the social networks and media in which we provide our services:
- We may provide paid products and/or services within Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g., payment processors).
PayPal or Braintree:
- The LIT Lighting Design Awards website does not have direct access or store credit card information.
UP-TO-DATENESS AND CHANGE OF THIS DATA PROTECTION EXPLANATION
- We are pleased to help all concerned in connection with the handling of personal data and exercising their rights. For assistance, please contact Astrid Hébert. We are committed to dealing with all questions promptly.
- Company Name: Three C Group GmbH, CHE-461.840.267, Address: Grabenstrasse 15a, 6340 Baar, Switzerland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.