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Privacy Policy

Privacy is an issue that we take very seriously. So we are very pleased to tell you what kind of information we record on our websites and what happens to that information. Our websites may contain links to the web pages of other service providers that are not covered by this Privacy statement.

Recording and processing of personal data

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

This policy is divided into two parts:

• Part A includes basic information about The European Centre
• Part B is concerned with our use of personal data generally

PART A: The European Centre

(1) Data controller
The European Centre is a data controller in respect of all the personal data collected on or in relation to this website.
• Registered in Ireland Under Company No. 433905 Charity No. CHY 17938 Registration Office in Dublin Ireland Copyright 2018
• Registered in Greece as a Charity No. 998619075 Registered Office in Athens Greece

(2) Contact details
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us:
by email to
Or using our website contact form;


(3) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website via analytics’ tools with no connection to your email or name (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system type and version, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation paths and service usage);
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of working with us;
(c) information that you send to us in order to obtain a quotation for our services;
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website email notifications and/or newsletters; and
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(4) Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) supply to you services purchased via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have requested;
(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

(6) Other disclosures
We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

(7) International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(8) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.

(9) Policy amendments
We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
We may from time to time also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(10) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by sending an email to us. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(11) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(12) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(13) Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may be sent third party cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:
For marketing purposes, we use the instant contact form service, whose privacy policy is available at:

Privacy policy version 1.1 applicable from 24 May 2018

Refund Policy

We wish to thank you for your interest in our awards program. Upon completion of the application you will be notified by our processor and will electronically receive an invoice or receipt. You are now entered into the program.

Applicants of the program will be notified of the results as per terms stated in the program. The contents of your application are based entirely on information you have provided and we rely on you to have given us the maximum of quality information. We do not accept responsibility for incomplete applications and they may be disqualified based on insufficient or inaccurate data. That said, we cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy and actuality of the content. Please refer to the following legal notes.

All applications are final and are non-refundable. All awards and decisions by The European Centre and its assembled juries are final. The Green Good Design Awards, International Architecture Awards, Europe 40 Under 40 and The European Prize of Architecture are organized by The European Centre in conjunction with Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd.


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