Who we are

About us

The Brussels Street Photography Festival (“BSPF“) is a project created by Cakri ASBL, a non-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium (“we,” “us,” “our,” and “BSPF“).

The BSPF is a cultural project whose objective is to promote street photography as an urban research tool, a form of cultural communication and a visual art. You can learn more about the BSPF on our about page.

Key terms

In this privacy policy, these terms have the following meanings:

Personal Information” and “Personal Data” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify a visitor to our website, directly or indirectly. Examples of Personal Information include, but are not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, email address, gender, occupation, or other demographic information.

Website(s)” means any website(s) we own and operate (such as www.bspfestival.org) or any web pages, interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks, social network “tabs,” or other online, mobile, or wireless offerings that post a link to this privacy policy.

Visitor(s)” means any person who visits any of our Websites.

you” and “your” means a Visitor.

Privacy Policy

The BSPF processes information about its visitors and users of its website. The BSPF respects the privacy of individuals. Personal Data is handled with the utmost care and in conformity with the applicable laws and regulations on the protection of Personal Data.

This policy explains why and how the BSPF collects Personal Data, what Personal Data is collected and what the BSPF does with it. This policy applies to all data that is provided to and obtained by the BSPF, including but not limited to this website.

What Personal Data we collect and why we collect it

By visiting the BSPF website, you submit Personal Data and other information which is processed by BSPF to ensure the BSPF website performs efficiently and effectively, particularly in regard to the following:

  • – Execution of our online services: registration for the Brussels Street Photography Festival contests and/or workshops, receiving information through the BSPF newsletter and/or getting in touch with us through our contact form.
  • – Internal analysis: enabling the BSPF to improve its website and to identify general trends on the website and to align the content on its website to the preferences of its visitors.
  • – Identification of individual preferences and performing marketing activities.
Media

When you participate to any of the BSPF contests you are required to upload images for your application to be complete. In some cases, some or all of the images uploaded might be displayed in the BSPF website for promotional purposes, and visitors to the BSPF website can download and extract any location data from images on the BSPF website. You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included if you do not wish visitors to get access to this information.

Contact forms and newsletter

When you contact the BSPF through its website contact forms, you are required to provide some Personal Information so the BSPF can reply to you. We collect this information only to be able to properly reply to your inquiries.

When registering to the BSPF newsletter through the BSPF website, the BSPF asks you to submit personal and/or (if applicable) professional information. The information provided is then shared and processed with an external provider, Mailchimp. For more information, see the paragraph on Mailchimp below.

Contests and workshops

To participate in the photo contests the BSPF asks you to submit your personal and professional information and all other necessary information to be able to identify and distinguish you from other participants. When needed, the BSPF will ask for payment details in order to fully register, this information is not retained by the BSPF and it is used by third party applications which manage your payment details securely.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed automatically on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when visiting the BSPF website. Cookies are managed by your browser.

When visiting the BSPF website functional cookies are set for the duration of your browser session. These cookies are absolutely necessary for the technical operation of the website.

If you continue to use the BSPF website, further cookies will be placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone to maximise your experience and to help BSPF understand how we can improve the BSPF website.

You may prevent the use of cookies by changing the privacy settings of your browser. More information about enabling and disabling cookies can be found in the Help function of your browser. To make sure tracking cookies will not be placed when visiting third party websites you can disable the placement of these cookies via YourOnlineChoices.eu

If you have an account and you log in to the BSPF website, the website 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, the BSPF website 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 edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no Personal Data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Hyperlinks

On the BSPF website several links to websites of third parties can be found. The BSPF is neither responsible nor liable for the content and collection of personal data through these websites.

Analytics

For this purpose the following types of cookies are used by BSPF:

  • – Analytic cookies: these cookies are designed and placed to assess the quality and effectiveness of the BSPF website. The latter can be achieved by means of collecting and analyzing clicks on the BSPF website. The data from these cookies enable BSPF to better understand its visitors and to improve the BSPF website. For more information, see the paragraph below on Who we share your data with;
  • – Tracking cookies: BSPF uses Google Analytics to understand visitors behavior while navigating the BSPF website. For more information, see the paragraph on Google Analytics below.

Who we share your data with

The BSPF uses the services of third parties in maintaining and improving the BSPF website and to store and organize data. The BSPF makes every effort to ensure that these third parties comply with strict data protection standards and regulations. The BSPF uses the services of partners which store, transfer or process the data in different countries inside and outside the European Union, the BSPF will make sure these parties provide an adequate level of data protection.

Mailchimp

MailChimp is an online marketing platform operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC, a company headquartered in the State of Georgia in the United States. Their services enable their members to, among other things, send and manage email campaigns and serve advertisements. Mailchimp also provides other related services, such as real-time data analytics.

The subscription to the BSPF newsletter is processed by Mailchimp, a third party client to manage newsletters. With the usage of Mailchimp, there is an additional opt-in to further confirm your acceptance to the BSPF newsletter once you fill out the form on the BSPF website. The subscription to the BSPF newsletter can be withdrawn at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mails sent. Please read Mailchimp’s privacy policy for more information.

Stripe

Stripe is a technology company. Its software allows individuals and businesses to receive payments over the Internet. Stripe provides the technical, fraud prevention, and banking infrastructure required to operate on-line payment systems. Stripe is based in San Francisco in the United States.

The BSPF website uses Stripe to accept online payments when applying to the BSPF contests and/or workshops. The BSPF does not retain Personal Data regarding the payments and this information is handled directly by Stripe. Please read Stripe’s privacy policy for more information.

PayPal

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

The BSPF website uses PayPal to accept online payments when applying to the BSPF contests and/or workshops. The BSPF does not retain Personal Data regarding the payments and this information is handled directly by PayPal. Please read PayPal’s privacy policy for more information.

Google Analytics

The BSPF uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to collect, monitor and analyse the information collected through the BSPF website about the duration, frequency and interaction on its website. Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse how users use our website. The data generated by these cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google uses this data to track how the BSPF has set up its website, compiling reports on website activity and offering other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the BSPF. Google may provide this information only to third parties if Google is legally required, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The BSPF has no influence on this matter. Please read Google’s privacy policy for more information.

The BSPF uses a standard setup of Google Analytics. In this context it does not process IP addresses, nor store information about authenticated (known user) sessions. Therefore, the information collected through Google Analytics is anonymous. The BSPF does not allow Google to use the acquired analytical data with other Google services.

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive, formerly known as Cloud Drive, is a cloud storage application managed by Amazon. The service offers secure cloud storage, file backup, file sharing, and Photo printing.

The BSPF uses Amazon Drive to store any uploaded files when participating to the BSPF contests for backup of files purposes only. These files are not shared in any other manner with Amazon or its affiliates nor used for any reasons other than data backup.

Third-party applications

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, the BSPF website uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

How long we retain your data

The BSPF keeps your personal data no longer than necessary, except in the event of any legal obligations to keep personal data for a longer period of time.

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.

What rights you have over your data

You have the right to access, correct, update and erase all data that concerns you at all times.

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the Personal Data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any Personal Data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you want to exercise one of your rights as mentioned above, or when you have a complaint concerning the processing of your data, the BSPF is happy to help you resolve that. Please send us your request or complaint, by using the contact details below. The BSPF will send a response within four weeks of receiving your request or complaint.

Where we send your data

With your permission the BSPF may share collected data with its partners to the extent necessary for its partners to send you promotional materials such as newsletters. The BSPF partners are expected to apply strict data protection standards. They may not use the data for any purpose other than originally intended.

Except as described above, the BSPF will not be sharing Personal Data with other third parties unless it is required by law. For more information about the BSPF partners check our support page.

Contact information

If you have any further questions or comments with regard to this policy, please mark them for the attention of the Data Protection Officer and send them to:

Brussels Street Photography Festival – Cakri ASBL

Rue Notre Seigneur 11

1000 Brussels

BELGIUM

Email: communications@bspfestival.org

Additional information

How we protect your data

The BSPF maintains appropriate and adequate technical and organisational measures in an effective way in order to protect personal data against loss or any form of unauthorized processing and/or access by third parties.

Data breach

If the BSPF becomes aware of any unauthorized processing and/or access to an individual’s personal data it will notify the individuals concerned at the earliest practical opportunity after it is verified that the information was actually accessed and in what way.

Amendments

The BSPF reserves the right to amend this policy at all times. The BSPF therefore recommends users consult this webpage regularly. The BSPF will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your permission.

Disclaimer

Website

This website has been produced under the auspices of the Brussels Street Photography Festival. All photography and production copyrights are held exclusively by the respective creators and their representatives. No content may be copied from this website. Contact the Brussels Street Photography Festival to find out how to get in touch with the photographers.

All content of this website, including, but not limited to, the design and the content, are protected by trade names, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. No material from this site may be copied, reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission in writing from Cakri ASBL.

Liability of the Brussels Street Photography Festival

The Brussels Street Photography Festival aims to provide information that is complete and accurate. The Brussels Street Photography Festival can never be held liable for the accuracy of the information and does not accept any liability for the consequences of the use or the incompleteness of the information, in any manner whatsoever. This also applies regarding the copying of data and regarding the errors that appear due to technical and/or other circumstances which lead to errors and incompleteness of data.

On this website, several links to websites of third parties can be found. The Brussels Street Photography Festival is not responsible, nor liable for the content and the privacy policy of these websites.

Legal action and applicable law

In case of any violation of the provisions as stated above, The Brussels Street Photography Festival will not hesitate to take legal action. This disclaimer is governed by Belgian law.

Amendments of the disclaimer

The Brussels Street Photography Festival reserves the right to amend this disclaimer at all times. The Brussels Street Photography Festival therefore recommends to consult this webpage regularly.