Privacy Policy
The“vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards”is a service platform (hereinafter referred to as the “platform”) provided by vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “vivo”, “we”, or “us”) on which you can participate in the global event by uploading mobile photography works to this platform.
In vivo, we take the security of your personal information and privacy very seriously. We will take suitable measures to protect your personal information according to laws and regulations, as well as the mature security standards in the industry.
• As a global contest, the works and their relevant information you uploaded for “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” will be exhibited worldwide under your authorization. Other users may view your works and your account, user name, and profile photo on the website of the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards.
• The judging process of the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” will be conducted in China; therefore, your works and relevant information will be transferred to China. By uploading works on the platform, you agree to submit your works for the Awards and authorize the vivo organizing committee in China to judge your works.
• To judge the works (photos or videos) you uploaded, we need to collect your email address or mobile phone number to contact you during the judging process and confirm that your works comply with the participation requirements.
•To optimize the platform’s operation, the information you provided such as your age, and location will be analyzed and only used for purposes related to the statistical analysis on the platform operation.    
1. How do we collect and use your personal information?
Register and log in to the platform
To participate in the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards”, you need to register an account and authorize us to use your account information for your identity verification, generate your unique identification mark, and manage your data. To this end, we will collect your account ID, temporary authentication credentials, and the location of your account services (country or region) and create your unique user ID of “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” on the platform.
Add and revise your personal information
To participate in the Awards, you need to provide contact information. We will contact you accordingly to confirm with you that your works are original; and for the award winners, we need to get your name, address, mobile phone number, email address and bank account to give out prizes. In the event of any personal income tax withholding, we will contact you separately for your provision of the scanned copies of your ID or passport after obtaining your prior consent. In the meantime, to verify that your age meets the requirements of the Awards, we may need to collect your age information. You may update your personal information at any time.
To guarantee your rights and interests during the participation, please make sure that the contact information you provided is accurate. Otherwise, we may not be able to verify your works and/or identity, thus failing to judge, review, or award your works.
Participate and upload works
You may participate in the Awards before the “End of Submission” and we will record your registration information. Your works (photos or videos) and relevant information will be collected upon the uploading, including their titles, descriptions, categories, location of photographing, models of mobile phones, and the EXIF of the photos. These information, together with your “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” ID, will be stored in our servers in China for centralized judging of all works submitted worldwide. We will inform the operational staff in your region of the results, who will then contact you as our representative, verify your works and give out prizes. Please note that you will not be able to upload or revise your works at the “Preliminary Judging Phase”. By submitting photography works on the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards platform, you authorize us to conduct review and judge your works in China.
As may be required for marketing and promotion purposes, we will select and exhibit some works on this website or through authorized partnership channels worldwide.
Also, we will, under your authorization, exhibit your eligible works, account name, and profile photo on this website to the world. You may give your authorization when uploading the works and revise such authorization in “Gallery”. You are expected to understand that your new authorization will take effect upon revision for the coming days, and our use of the aforesaid items of yours under your former authorization will not be affected by the revision.
Review and manage your works
By participating in the Awards, you may review the information and status of your uploaded works in “Gallery”. You may revise or delete your works before the end of submission. To ensure fairness, you will not be able to upload works or revise the uploaded works after the “End of Submission” (i.e., the Awards enters the “Preliminary Judging Phase”). You may contact us at visionplus@vivo.com to delete your works, which will be deemed as the waiver of your qualification for the Awards.
Review works
For participators, the uploaded works and relevant information will be exhibited to global users after verification upon your authorization or as per the agreement of the Awards. All users around the world can view your works (photos or videos), their relevant information (e.g. title, category, location of photographing, model of mobile phones, and works description), as well as your information authorized by your account, such as your user name, profile photos, and location of services (country or region).
For non-participators, you are welcomed to search and view the works and their relevant information as well as information about participators. You may also turn to works introduction on relevant partnership channels to learn more about contesting the works.
Judging, winner announcement, and prize delivery
We will review and judge all works submitted by global participators in a centralized way in China. Under the participator’s authorization, the reviewed works will be exhibited on the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” website worldwide. After the “End of Submission” (at the “Preliminary Judging Phase”), we will judge all works, during which process we may contact you. For example, when judging the shortlist of works, we may need to contact you via the contact information provided by you to confirm whether your works are original and are photographed with vivo mobile phones.
If your works win an award after the “Final Judging Phase”, we may exhibit your winning works on the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” website, or exhibit and show them on partnership channels online and offline upon your authorization. Information to be publicized may include your works (e.g. photos or videos), works information (e.g. titles, categories, location of photographing, descriptions, model of mobile phones, and the EXIF of the photos) and your user name, country/region, and winning awards.
During the judging process, our operational staff may contact you. For example, when judging the shortlist of works, we may need to contact you via the contact information provided by you to confirm whether your works are original and photographed with vivo mobile phones; when your works win an award, we may need to contact you via the contact information provided by you to get or confirm your name, address, phone number, email address, bank account, and other personal information, to give out prizes.
 
2. Protection of juveniles
You shall have full capacity for civil conduct as stipulated by laws and regulations in your country or region, otherwise, your guardians shall give consent to the usage of this application and relevant terms and conditions of using such application. Parents and guardians shall also take suitable preventive measures to protect juveniles, including supervising their usage of this application.
 
3. Third-party services and cross-border data transfers
Besides the official website of the Awards, we will also exhibit works and announce awards winners through vivo’s online and offline partnership channels.
Your works, if selected in the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” held in forums and branches in each country or region, will be recommended to participate in the global Awards. These works and relevant personal data will be shared with us and be managed as part of the global Awards. Organizers of each branch shall be responsible for collecting and managing personal information collected during the preliminary contests in each country.
We will engage affiliate companies, subsidiary companies, or third-party service providers to handle such information for us under our instruction, this disclaimer, and any other suitable confidential and security measures. For example, they will assist us in providing operational services and support (such as works selection and propaganda, announcing announcement, and prize delivery), and providing operations and maintenance services and support (such as system maintenance, system versions update, data statistics and analysis). To this end, we need to share personal data as needed, such as user name, ID name, country, personal profile, works and description, contact information, and bank accounts with these affiliate companies, subsidiaries, or service providers. Such information is only used for the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards”.
The “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” is a global award, therefore the selected works will be publicized or exhibited around the world.
 
4. Data management 
To help you access, revise, or delete your personal data, and also guarantee your right to withdraw your consent of using your personal information, we provide quick and easy functions. You may operate in the system according to the following guidance:
You may visit “Personal Profile” at any time to update or delete the personal information you provided on the platform, such as your contact information. Prior to the “End of Submission”, you may visit “Gallery” to revise or delete your works. Please acknowledge and consent that, to ensure the fairness, you will not be able to upload works or revise the uploaded works if your work has been submitted and the Awards is currently under judging, i.e. the Awards has entered the phase between “End of Submission” (i.e., the Awards enters the “Preliminary Judging Phase”) and “Final Judging Phase”. If you need to delete your work or you have any questions, please contact us at visionplus@vivo.com. If you want to cancel your account, please log in to the official website and click “Cancel Account” in “Personal Profile”. Before canceling your account, you need to delete all your uploaded works from the contest platform. When the cancellation comes into effect, all your personal information will be cleared out from the website. The next time you register and log in to the website, the system will recognize you as a new user, so you will not be able to view the deleted information. You may contact us as described in “6. How to contact us” to revise or delete your information.
Other information you provide to us offline will be deleted automatically after the termination of the data retention period. If you need to revise or delete such information, please contact us as described in “6. How to contact us” to do so.
If you have any further requests or any question, suggestion, or advice regarding the rights of the data subject, please contact us at visionplus@vivo.com to exercise your relevant rights.
 
5. Location and period of data storage
All accounts and personal data involved in the “vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards” are stored in China.
Unless otherwise stipulated by laws and regulations, we will retain your personal data only for a necessary period of time for relevant purposes and will delete or anonymize your personal data after the termination of the retention period specified below. You may delete your works that have not been judged and those excluded from shortlists or fail to win any awards in “Gallery”. When you revise or delete your age, or contact information in “Personal Profile”, we will immediately delete your relevant data from servers. You may request to cancel your account via the account cancellation function in the system, in which case, we will immediately delete all your personal information and works data on the platform if none of your works is included in shortlists or under judgment. Otherwise, please contact us as specified in “6. How to contact us” if you still want to cancel your account.
In the meantime, vivo will retain your personal data that is relevant to the works for a period of time that is necessary for us to achieve the purposes stated in this policy, i.e. two (2) years, unless as required by laws and approvals to extend such period, or as permitted by laws.
To guarantee the customer service quality, relevant data of customer services, such as email address, phone number, complaints or suggestions, and personal works, will be retained for five (5) years, whether the account is canceled or not.
Also, in the event that our products or services stop operation, we will make an announcements on the website, and delete or anonymize your personal information within a reasonable period of time.
If you have any other requests or questions, please contact us as specified in “6. How to contact us”.
 
6. How to contact us
If you have any question, suggestion, or advice, please contact us at visionplus@vivo.com .
Please note: Different language versions of this Privacy Policy may vary due to differences in local laws and languages. In case of any such difference, the version in English shall prevail. By using our services, you give consent to our privacy policy.
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Updated on September 21, 2020