Privacy and Cookie Policy

World Press Photo websites

World Press Photo Foundation (‘’WPPF’’) works to develop and promote quality visual journalism. In order to achieve this WPPF processes information about its visitors and users of its websites. WPPF 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.

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


Cookies are small text files placed automatically on your computer’s hard drive when visiting the WPPF website. Cookies are managed by your browser.

When visiting the WPPF website functional cookies are set for the duration of your browser session. These cookies are used by WPPF for the technical operation of the website.

If you continue to use the WPPF website, further cookies will be placed on your computer to maximise your experience and to help WPPF understand how we can improve the WPPF website. For this purpose the following types of cookies are used by WPPF:

  • Analytic cookies: these cookies are designed and placed to assess the quality and effectiveness of the WPPF website. The latter can be achieved by means of collecting and analysing clicks on the website. The data from these cookies enable WPPF to better understand its visitors and to improve the WPPF website. For more information, see the paragraph below on Technology partners of WPPF;
  • Tracking cookies: WPPF uses Google Adwords to retarget its visitors on third party websites based on past visits to the WPPF 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 or delete 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 WPPF website, you submit personal data and other information which is processed by WPPF to ensure the WPPF website perform efficiently and effectively, particularly in regard to the following:

  • Execution of online services: creating an account, registration for press materials and/or registration for the World Press Photo contests, maintaining relationships with WPPF friends.
  • Internal analysis: enabling WPPF to improve its website and to identify general trends.
  • Identification of individual preferences and performing marketing activities.

Data collection
WPP collects personal data provided by you personally when:

  • Creating an account: you are asked to submit your personal details to open an account. As an account-holder you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the account information;
  • Registering for press data: visitors in the professional audience who want to use World Press Photo materials for further publishing need to submit personal and professional information. With this information WPPF is able to contact you and to send you the requested materials.
  • Applying for World Press Photo contests: to participate in the photo contests WPPF asks you to submit your personal and (if applicable) 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 WPPF websites WPPF asks you to submit personal and/or (if applicable) professional information. These purposes include but are not limited to registration to become a friend of WPPF or receiving the WPPF newsletter. The subscription to the WPPF newsletter can be withdrawn at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’-link in the e-mail.

Technology partners of WPPF

WPPF uses the services of third parties in maintaining and improving the WPPF website and to store and organize data. A brief description of the current parties and their services for WPPF is found below. WPPF makes sure ensure that these companies comply with strict data protection standards.

Google Analytics

WPPF uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to collect, monitor and analyse the information collected through the WPPF 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 WPPF has set up its website, compiling reports on website activity and offering other services relating to website activity and internet usage to WPPF. 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. WPPF has no influence on this matter. Google has committed to applying the principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and safeguards EU-U.S. transfers of personal data, by default. Please read Google's privacy policy for more information.

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


On the WPPF website, several links to websites of third parties can be found. WPPF is not responsible, nor liable for the content and collection of personal data through these websites.

Safety and protection of data

WPPF maintains an adequate level of protection for personal data against loss or any form of unauthorized processing and/or access.

If WPPF becomes aware of any unauthorized processing or access to an individual’s personal data it will inform the individual in question at the earliest practical opportunity after it is verified that the information was actually accessed and in what way.

Sharing information

With your permission WPPF may share collected data with its corporate sponsors to the extent necessary to its sponsors to send you promotional materials such as newsletters. WPPF corporate sponsors are expected to apply strict data protection standards. They may not use the data for any purpose other than originally intended.

Except as described above, WPPF will not be sharing personal data with other third parties unless it is required by law. For more information about the WPPF corporate sponsors check the WPPF 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 access, correct, update or erase your personal data, WPPF is happy to help with any such request. You can send your request to WPPF by using the contact details below. WPPF will send a response within four weeks after receiving your request.

World Press Photo account holders are able to modify their personal data through their account. It is an individual’s responsibility to provide WPPF with accurate and truthful information. WPPF is not liable for any damages or loss as a result of information that is provided that is incorrect.


WPPF reserves the right to amend this policy at all times. WPPF therefore recommends to consult this webpage regularly.


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

World Press Photo Foundation
Jacob Obrechtstraat 26


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Liability of World Press Photo Foundation

World Press Photo Foundation aims to provide information that is complete and accurate. World Press Photo Foundation 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. World Press Photo Foundation 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, World Press Photo Foundation will not hesitate to take legal action. This disclaimer is governed by Dutch law.

Amendments of the disclaimer

World Press Photo Foundation reserves the right to amend this disclaimer at all times. World Press Photo Foundation therefore recommends to consult this webpage regularly.