Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy may change from time to time and you will be made aware of this by the last updated date that is displayed at the bottom of this document. It is your responsibility to ensure you stay informed and up to date with our policy so we recommend you visit this page on a regular basis.


We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, club, fotoschool and competitions. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We collect the following types of information from our varadinumfoto users: 


  1. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

  2. Registration: In order for you to use varadinumfoto services you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require certain personal information. Our lawful basis for collecting personal information from you is to provide our services and to communicate with you through your consent when you register with us. Our collection of personal information from you is limited to information that we require in order to provide our services to you.

  3. User Profile: To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to provide additional information, such as your first and last names, email address, social media account names, your birthday, a bio, favorite URLs, and instant messaging IDs. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile.

  4. You have the right to edit, update, access, or transfer your personal information, or to delete your personal information if you are terminating your registration with varadinumfoto.


E-mail: varadinumfoto is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. varadinumfoto may send out emails with varadinumfoto -related news, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification emails from varadinumfoto, which inform you of actions (e.g. “new follows”) that have been performed on the site. We send these emails to you based on receiving your consent at registration. If you do not want to receive email from us, please visit the “email Preferences” section of your User Profile and/or follow the “unsubscribe” instructions contained in each email message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system emails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us unless you terminate your registration.

varadinumfoto’s messenger service: The varadinumfoto messenger service allows you to communicate with other varadinumfoto users. varadinumfoto may monitor the messenger service as set forth in this Policy, but varadinumfoto does not collect any personal information through the messenger service (except as set forth in this Privacy Policy). You can stop using varadinumfoto’s messenger service at any time and/or block or report other users attempting to communicate with you through varadinumfoto’s messenger service. You are entirely and solely responsible for any information that you disclose or share with other users through varadinumfoto’s messenger service or other means. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution in sharing any personal information with other users through varadinumfoto’s messenger service (or otherwise) and varadinumfoto is not responsible for any information that you disclose to other users through varadinumfoto’s messenger service.

Cookies In Use on This Site

By using this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies as set out in this policy.

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect

  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site

  • Remember your settings during and between visits

  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)

  • Improve the speed/security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook

  • Personalize our site to you to help you get what you need faster

  • Continuously improve our website for you

  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not

  • Remembering your search settings

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

  • Tailoring content to your needs

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily Like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

Banner Adverts

We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specializing in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalize the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include:

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Third Parties

By submitting information each visitor to agrees to receive offers as stated in the Login registration and sponsored areas. Such offers will be sent only by, its sponsors or its clients.

Liability does not control, nor endorse, or accept responsibility for any competitions, products, data, services, information or content offered by third parties throughout the site.

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION does not share your information!


  • Your account information is protected by an encrypted password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

  • Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.


  • As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website.

  • By visiting your User Profile, you can correct, amend, add or delete personal information on our website.

  • If you do not wish to receive email from us or other users, please visit the Settings of your User Profile and/or follow the instructions contained in the unwanted email message.

  • However, please note that you will continue to receive all system emails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us unless you terminate your registration with


You must be 14 years and older to register to use the website. As a result, varadinumfoto does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that varadinumfoto has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 14 and 18 ask and receive permission from a legal guardian before using varadinumfoto or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.


varadinumfoto may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the varadinumfoto website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.


If you decide to visit varadinumfoto website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of Romanian law.


The ownership of the copyright to any photos uploaded to Remains with the photographer, however, by uploading such content to, you are deemed to have given your permission for its use for that purpose and for the marketing of the competition and If off line publication or any other use of a photo is required, then we will first obtain permission from the copyright owner and where ever possible credit will be given to yourself.


If you have any questions, comments or requests relating to this Privacy Policy, please send an email to or you can write to us at:

Varadinum Foto Club 
48, Iuliu Maniu st. 
Oradea, 410104 


This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 25, 2019.

Data protection policy

We are adapting to GDPR General Data Protection Law, and therefore, we need you to review these conditions and accept them before using this platform.
Varadinum Foto Club, held by Asociatia Ovi D. Pop, is an organizer of photography contests. Therefore, when you participate in a photo contest organized by Varadinum Foto Club, the data is stored on the Varadinum Foto Club servers, which are located in the USA. As we want to remain transparent with you, and that you have proof of this transparency, we want you to review the conditions of use of the platform so that you are aware of the details and know what we do with your data.
Varadinum Foto Club will save the data that you enter in the profile.
The data you have provided us will be used to:

  • Notify you the results of the contest
  • Appear in the list of winners and finalists if this is the case
  • If you have to receive a prize, those will be the contact details that the organizer will use
  • We will send you email notices about the contests that are being organized so you can decide if you want to participate

The images that you upload will be used to:

  • The vote that the jury will make
  • Send you the results
  • If they are selected or awarded, they will be placed in the results gallery.
  • Finally, they will be sent to the organizer to use them according to their criteria that must be stated in the rules.

All this said, when we send you an email you can indicate that:

  • You do not want to receive more information from that organizer,
  • Or of any other contest.

Also, by going to you will be able to request the deletion of your data, but bear in mind that all the accreditation of prizes that you have been able to obtain in all the contests where Varadinum Foto Club has been used as the organizer's platform will disappear.