Collection of Personal Data
We collect personal data from competition entrants, which may include your name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address as well as your employment/student status. We collect this information to facilitate communication regarding the competition, to evaluate submissions, and to provide prizes if you are selected as a winner.
We also maintain an email announcement list, which you may opt-in to by providing your email address. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe links in the email.
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors interact with our site. This information is used to improve the user experience and to measure the success of our marketing efforts.
We also include tools from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn to facilitate social sharing. These tools may collect information about your browsing behavior on our website in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Protection of Personal Data
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction. Your personal data is stored securely and only accessed by authorized personnel.
We do not sell, rent, or lease your personal data to third parties. We may share your personal data with third-party service providers who assist us in conducting the competition or providing marketing services. These service providers are required to protect your personal data in accordance with GDPR regulations.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site or upload your competition entries, you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you contribute jewellery designs as entries to the competition, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes an identifier of your entry or entries, to facilitate your receiving updates without subsequent logins.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment or make a competition submission, the submission/comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
You have the right to make a request to access, correct, or delete your personal data that we have collected. You may also request that we restrict the processing of your personal data or object to the processing altogether.
If you have any questions or concerns about our collection or use of your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.