Privacy policy

Global Peace Photo Award websites

The mission of the Global Peace Photo Award, formerly Alfred Fried Photography Award (‘’AFPA’’) is to promote photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world. In order to achieve this AFPA processes information about its visitors and users of its websites. AFPA 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.

The Global Peace Photography Award is organized by

Vienna Peace Foundation
Ferrogasse 35
1180 Wien

Edition Lammerhuber

Dumbagasse 9
2500 Baden

This policy explains why and how AFPA collects personal data, what personal data is collected and what AFPA does with it.

This policy applies to all data that is provided to and obtained by AFPA, including but not limited to, Global Peace Photo Award mobile websites and applications (hereinafter collectively referred to as: ‘’the AFPA website’’).

This policy is part of the Disclaimer found below.


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

When visiting the AFPA 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 AFPA website, further cookies will be placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone to maximise your experience and to help AFPA understand how we can improve the AFPA website. For this purpose the following types of cookies are used by AFPA:

Analytic cookies: these cookies are designed and placed to assess the quality and effectiveness of the AFPA website. The latter can be achieved by means of collecting and analysing clicks on the AFPA website. The data from these cookies enable AFPA to better understand its visitors and to improve the AFPA website. For more information, see the paragraph below on Technology partners of AFPA;

Tracking cookies: AFPA uses Google Adwords to retarget its visitors on third party websites based on past visits to the AFPA website and its content. These cookies will only be placed after receiving your explicit consent and do not contain information that can identify you personally. For more information, see the paragraph on Google Analytics.

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

Purposes of collecting data

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

Execution of our online services: browsing on our Website, registration for full media kits with high-resolution images and materials and/or registration for the Alfred Fried Photography Awards, maintaining relationships with the AFPA community.

Internal analysis: enabling AFPA 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.

Data collection

AFPA collects personal data provided by you personally when:

  • Registering for media kits: visitors in the professional audience who want to use Alfred Fried Photography Award materials for further publishing need to submit personal and professional information. With this information AFPA is able to contact you and to send you the requested materials.
  • Applying for Global Peace Photo Award contests: to participate in the photo contests AFPA 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.
  • Registering for other purposes: when registering for other purposes on the AFPA websites AFPA asks you to submit personal and/or (if applicable) professional information. These purposes include but are not limited to registration to become a member of the AFPA community or receiving the AFPA newsletter after you have given your explicit consent by ticking the relevant boxes. The subscription to the AFPA newsletter can be withdrawn at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’-link in the e-mail.

AFPA 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.

Technology partners of AFPA

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

Google Analytics

AFPA uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to collect, monitor and analyse the information collected through the AFPA website about the duration, frequency and interaction on its website. Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse how users use our websites. 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 AFPA has set up its website, compiling reports on website activity and offering other services relating to website activity and internet usage to AFPA. 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. AFPA has no influence on this matter. Please read Google’s privacy policy for more information.

AFPA 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. AFPA does not allow Google to use the acquired analytical data with other Google services.


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

Safety and protection of data

AFPA 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.

If AFPA 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.

Sharing information

With your explicit consent AFPA may share collected data with its sponsors and/or other third parties to the extent necessary to send you promotional materials such as newsletters and/or information about our exhibitions and events. They may not use the data for any purpose other than originally intended. In so far parties outside the European Economic Area are involved the data will only be transferred after your explicit consent and/or after we made sure these parties provide an adequate level of personal data protection.

Except as described above, AFPA will not be sharing personal data with third parties unless it is required by law. For more information about AFPA sponsors and partners please check the AFPA website.

Rights of users

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

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


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


If you have any further questions or comments with regard to this policy please send them to:

Global Peace Photo Award
Edition Lammerhuber
Dumbagasse 9
2500 Baden




This website has been produced under the auspices of the Global Peace Photo Award. 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 AFPA office to find out how to get in touch with the photographers or producers.

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 the Global Peace Photo Award, Baden, Austria.

Liability of The Global Peace Photo Award

The Global Peace Photo Award aims to provide information that is complete and accurate. The Global Peace Photo Award 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 Global Peace Photo Award 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 Global Peace Photo will not hesitate to take legal action. This disclaimer is governed by Austrian law.

Amendments of the disclaimer

The Global Peace Photo Award reserves the right to amend this disclaimer at all times. The Global Peace Photo Award therefore recommends to consult this webpage regularly.