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Personal data collection
Personal data will only be saved when provided by the user (see below). In addition to information provided by the user, the following pieces of information are saved whenever our web pages are accessed:
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- Session ID
- Session cookies and permanent cookies to check if a participant has already voted.
- Irreversibly encoded user ID from the login service provider, which does not include information about the user’s actual identity, to check if a participant has already voted.
- Time stamp of the suggestion or vote
- User-provided information in the suggestion phase: URL, category and language of the site being submitted.
- User-provided information in the voting phase: candidate and category of the site which receives a vote.
No additional personal information is collected.
Use and transfer of personal data
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Data protection policies for social networks
This website integrates the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte, OpenID and DW’s one registration process. Logging into this site using these networks creates a connection between your browser and the social network. The network receives information that your IP address has visited our site. As the provider of this website, we are informed neither of the content of data transferred to the social network nor of how the network uses or stores the information. More information about each social network’s data protection policies is available at the following websites:
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