Generation Euro Students' Award Privacy Statement

Disclaimer from Banco de Portugal

Banco de Portugal maintains the ECB website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and the activities of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. However, Banco de Portugal accepts no responsibility with regard to the content of the website.

The content:

  • is information of a general nature and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • is sometimes linked to third-party websites over which Banco de Portugal has no control and for which it assumes no responsibility;
  • does not constitute any professional or legal advice.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, Banco de Portugal cannot guarantee that its service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. Banco de Portugal accepts no responsibility with regard to any problems occurring as a result of using the website or any linked external websites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit Banco de Portugal’s liability in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to exclude its liability for matters which cannot be excluded under such law.

If you access any part of the website, you will be deemed to have accepted the foregoing.

If you have any questions about the competition or any of the stages, please get in touch with us at: [email protected].

Data Protection Legal Framework Applicable to Banco de Portugal

All personal data provided by participants will be processed in accordance with EU and Portuguese data protection laws, in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and subsequent legislation implementing these legal instruments.

What Personal Data are we Processing?

We process:

  • The information that participants provide in the registration form such as name, surname, school name, address of the school, e-mail addresses of the team leader and teacher, and names of up to four further team members;
  • Photos and videos of the participants taken during the competition.

Who is Responsible for the Processing of Personal Data?

Banco de Portugal is the data controller and is responsible for processing the personal data provided in the registration form.

Who will Receive the Personal Data?

Personal data will be received by Banco de Portugal, the entity in charge of managing the competition, as well as by external service providers involved in the organisation of the competition, such as hotels and event agencies, and external service providers that host the Generation €uro website.

Personal data collected by the Generation €uro website will also be transferred to the European Central Bank and to euro area national central banks to enable them to manage, where necessary, the competition at national level. The central banks to which the personal data may be disclosed are: Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique, Deutsche Bundesbank, Banc Ceannais na hÉireann/Central Bank of Ireland, Bank of Greece, Banco de España, Eesti Pank, Banque de France, Banca d’Italia, Central Bank of Cyprus, Latvijas Banka, Lietuvos bankas, Banque centrale du Luxembourg, Bank Centrali ta’ Malta/Central Bank of Malta, De Nederlandsche Bank, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Banka Slovenije, Národná banka Slovenska and Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank. Any further processing of the personal data by the national central banks is subject to the guarantees provided in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Why are we Processing your Personal Data and What is the Legal Basis for the Processing?

Those who wish to enter the competition have to be over the age of 16 and must fill in the registration form on the Generation €uro website. All the participants’ data will be added to a database. All personal data are collected and processed for the purposes of managing the competition, accessing competition-related information, ranking the participants, awarding the prizes and contacting and providing the participants with relevant information. By entering their personal data, participants consent to the publication of the name of the winning team and its members on the websites of the ECB and/or national central banks and/or to their announcement at public events. It is also likely that photographs will be taken and short video recordings made of the winning teams on the national award days and at the final award event, and that these will be published by the ECB and/or national central banks on their websites, and/or by other EU institutions, and/or by ECB’s partners, as well as on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

By providing the personal data requested, participants consent to their processing. Participants can withdraw their consent at any time by contacting Banco de Portugal's Data Protection Officer ([email protected]). Future processing of their personal data will stop once they have withdrawn their consent, but prior processing will remain lawful.

For how Long do we Keep Personal Data?

Personal data (such as name, surname, school name, address of the school, email address of the team leader and teacher) provided when registering on the Generation €uro website are kept by Banco de Portugal for three (3) years, counting from the day on which the personal data were submitted.

Personal data such as photos and videos taken during the competition will be kept by Banco de Portugal for five (5) years, counting from the day on which the personal data (including portraits, photographs or videos) were obtained.

Personal data on social media related to the competition will be kept for as long as the social media channels indicate in their privacy statements.

Participants’ rights

Participants have the right to access and rectify their personal data, to restrict the processing of the data and, under certain conditions, to ask for data to be erased. Depending on the specifics of the data processing operation, participants may also have the right to data portability and to object to their data being processed.

Participants can exercise their rights or ask for clarifications regarding personal data by contacting Banco de Portugal's Data Protection Officer: [email protected].

Participants have the right of recourse to the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD), as supervisory authority, regarding the processing of your personal data.

Use of cookies

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