What is the purpose of the data collection?

The website and booking platform start-discover.eu serve four main purposes involving the collection and processing of personal data. These are:

User-driven content creation – the creation and maintenance of information related to the DiscoverEU contest.
Travel booking and related communication – the Contractor provides the ability for 18-year-old EU citizens (hereafter named the ‘Traveller/s’) to book a travel ticket in accordance with the criteria set out in the Rules of the DiscoverEU contest (please see here).The personal data of the Traveller may be communicated to third parties sub-contracted by the Contractor (hereafter named ‘Travel Agencies’) in order to ensure that a valid travel ticket is issued and posted (electronically or physically) to the recipient address provided by the Traveller. Personal contact details may also be shared with the Travel Agencies in order to provide the Traveller with customer care services linked to their booking.Travellers are asked to verify their identity at the beginning of the booking process. The identity verification is processed through a GDPR-compliant identity verification software licensed to the Contractor.
Media outlets coverage – the Traveller may consent to the Media coverage clause, which is published in the booking platform. According to the Media coverage clause, the European Commission may communicate the contact details of the Traveller (full name, email address and journey details) to selected media outlets which have shown an interest in following the journey of certain groups of Travellers.
Reporting – the European Commission uses aggregated data in order to compile reports regarding the progress and results of the DiscoverEU contest.
The Contractor will not process the collected data for any other purposes than those described above.
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