Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

At ifsawards.eu, accessible from https://www.ifsawards.eu, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by ifsawards.eu and its scope is to inform the general public on the purposes of personal data we collect, use and process.

Furthermore, through this data protection declaration we aim to inform the data subjects on the rights to which they are entitled. Therefore, the processing of personal data such as name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be the result of a consent granted by the data subject, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the IFS.

As the controller, the IFS is continuously implementing several organizational and technical measures to guarantee in good faith the security of the personal data gathered through this website.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us via info@ris3rcm.eu. In this case, any personal data shared will be solely used for contacting you (the data subject) and there will be no transfer of data to third parties.


1. Definitions

To make this data protection declaration fully understandable for the general public, the organizers and co-organizers as well as the challenge owners and supporters, we would like to explain the terminology that derives from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:


Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.



Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.


Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.


Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.



Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.


Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor, and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.



Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


2. Name and Address of the controller

During the IFS awards competition (“Competition”), controller and processor of your Data is ‘Helenos Consulting’, as contractor company under the ‘One Stop Liaison Office’ funded by RoP ERDF, registered in Greece with Tax ID 998560257 and established at 10 Stratigou Nap.Zerva str., 54640, Thessaloniki, Greece.


3. Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, ifsawards.eu uses “cookies”. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information that will result in an easier utilization of the website by the visitors. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.


4. Log Files

ifsawards.eu follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.


5. Rights of the data subject


Right of confirmation and access

The data subjects shall have the right to request accurate information on whether or not their personal data are being processed and the purposes of the processing.


Right to rectification

Upon data subject’s request, the controller without any undue delay shall rectify any inaccurate personal data concerning the former.


Right to erasure

The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data without any undue delay, in case they are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected and processed.


Right of restriction of processing

The European legislator grants the right to the data subject to request the restriction of processing when the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the latter and/or him or her opposes the erasure of data.


Right to object

The data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. IFS shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject.


Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.


Right to lodge a complaint with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, a constitutionally established independent public authority, which has as its mission the supervision of the application of the GDPR, national laws 4624/2019 and 3471/2006, as well as other regulations concerning the protection of the individual from the personal data processing.


6. Period for which the personal data will be stored

Τhe respective statutory retention period for the personal data lasts until the end of 2029.

After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.


7. Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in ifsawards.eu. This policy derives from the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council and is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


8. Consent

By using our website, you unconditionally accept our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions which apply to all the contents, pages, graphics, images, photographs, and files included on the website.