Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
At Manhattan International Music, we respect the privacy of our web-site visitors, competition participants, judges and professors, and the importance of the information they entrust to us. Below are the basic information policies and practices in place on Berliner International Music Competition website.
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the Contact Us page for information on how to contact us.
Information we collect about you. In General, we may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, over the phone, or by other means, the information given to us may be sent to our Organizational Committee members and judges located in Europe, the United States and other countries around the world.
Information you provide: We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website, provide to us by phone, e-mail, post or give to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, and, in case of financial transaction with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). We also may request information about your biographical data, interests and activities, your gender and age, your opinion about our events and services that we offer, and other information.
Information about others: We may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us, such as teachers, etc.. We may also store your personal information and the personal information of each such people.
Other Technologies: We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons and other similar technologies in promotional or other e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
How we use the information we collect. We may use information that we collect about you to:
– evaluate your information, recordings, etc. for the sole purposes of the your application for certain competitions, festivals and other events carried by Manhattan International Music;
– perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our events, services, or content;
– communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about events that may be of interest to you;
– develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site;
– verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and competitions;
– enforce our terms and conditions;
– manage our business and perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Personal information: We do not share your personal information with any party whatsoever except as indicated below, or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Authorized service providers: We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and assistance, supporting contests. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
How we protect your personal information: We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our website. However, we must stress that no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Manhattan International Music warns all participants to take care with how you handle and disclose your personal information. Participants should avoid sending personal information through insecure e-mail at all costs.
Children’s privacy: Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
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