Privacy Policy

You are currently visiting the ICT 4 Inclusion Challenge website. Any visitor of the site is invited to read and take note of the Privacy Policy. 

Atos considers your personal data and your privacy at the utmost importance. Our privacy notice of the ICT 4 Inclusion Challenge explains what personal data we collect and how we process them. 

Atos processes your personal data for this website to provide you a helpful and adapted experience that will help you to be informed about the ICT 4 Inclusion Challenge (hereafter “the Challenge”) powered by Atos and GIZ as a partnership of Make IT Alliance (hereafter “the Sponsors”) and to register as Participant in the Challenge.  Participation in the Challenge requires the communication of the Participant’s personal data.  Any eligible person who is registered on the Challenge website and enrols to participate in the Challenge (“Participant” or “You”), is required to review and accept this Privacy Policy.

What is personal data?

Personal data may be any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to that natural person.

Data collection

Your personal data on this website can be collected either directly or indirectly.
It can be collected directly when, for instance, you voluntarily submit it for registering to our ICT 4 Inclusion Challenge or when you agree to subscribe to a newsletter from Atos when filling the registration form. When accessing to these pages, you will be provided information about the collection of your personal data and will be able to give – or decline to give – your consent.

To provide such information, we collect – or may collect – your name, e-mail address, job title, Company, country, and any other data that you might communicate in your message.

Your personal data can be collected indirectly when using cookies and other technologies. Atos intends to collect information such as the number of visitors, their country, as well as user’s last visit date and consulted page. Please refer to the “cookies and other tracking technologies” part below.

Purpose of the processing

The purposes of the processing are:

    • To meet the organization of the ICT4 Inclusion Challenge needs
    • To organize the intermediation between the Participant(s)and the Sponsors, to ensure identification, communication and preservation of the exchanges with the Participant(s)

We use your personal data provided in the registration form, contact form or via email for the following purposes:

    • allow you to contact us via the website and allow us to answer to provide you information requested or accessibility support
    • allow you to register for the ICT 4 Inclusion challenge and submit information about your team and solution for the competition, allowing us to select the participants of the bootcamp, ask further questions and provide information related to the challenge, inform the participant(s) about the outcome of the selection and news of the challenge, provide follow up information about the challenge for supporting your team and solution.
    • be identified, if selected, as participant to the bootcamp and, if awarded, as a participant of the winning teams of the challenge for allowing to access prizes 
    • receive marketing related emails if agreed based on information you request on our website.

These personal data are collected when you register to the challenge, subscribe to a newsletter, when you get in contact with a challenge sponsors representative, or want to receive more information. As mentioned, these data will be used to provide you with the requested information, allow your participation to the challenge, receive related services or materials and can be used for further processing for marketing purposes with your explicit consent.

Your interests regarding these collects:

  • Get access to personalized and precise information when you ask for it
  • Get access to personalized accessibility support when you ask for it
  • Get access to participate in the ICT4 Inclusion challenge
  • Get visibility for your engagement as a judge or mentor for this challenge if applicable
  • Receive our newsletter when you explicitly give your consent for it

Non agreement to the Privacy Policy or Request of Deletion of a Participant’s personal user data will be deemed as a withdrawal from the Challenge. In this case, the Participant will not participate in the Challenge, and will not obtain any compensation.

The purposes of the cookies are explained in the cookies section available in this page and in the Cookie Policy.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

elementor This cookie is used by the website’s WordPress theme. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .
wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is used to check if the cookies are enabled on the users’ browser.
viewed_cookie_policy The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Other.
_gid Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gat_gtag_UA_XXXXXXXXX_X Set by Google to distinguish users.
_ga_XXXXXXXXXX This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_ga The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

Data retention period

The period for which we process your personal data is shown in the table below:

Category of data
Data retention period
Identification Data 2 years
Anonymized browsing data 2 years

Atos and your personal data

For the processes stemming from this website, Atos is the data controller, deciding their purposes and means. Because data protection and security matter, Atos has adopted a Privacy Policy internal data protection processes Binding Corporate Rules (BCR).
Atos is the first IT company to have obtained approval of its Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) by European data protection authorities both as a data controller and a processor. This approval evidences Atos’ commitment to the protection not only of its own data but also that of its clients: all Atos entities provide a very strong level of protection to personal data, complying with European Union’s standards, regardless of their location in the world. The BCR are a commitment whereby the companies of the Atos Group undertake to process personal data in accordance with a stringent level of protection to personal data it processes for its own needs (employee data, etc.) but also for the needs of its customers, therefore allowing the free flow of personal data between the companies of the Atos Group.
Atos’ website is hosted in the European Union and application support may be made from Atos India. The transfers resulting from such support would be framed with the Atos Binding Corporate Rules.

Accuracy, relevance and security of your personal data

As stated in our BCR, any personal data processed by Atos is kept on secure servers. Atos uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personal data against loss, unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or modification and to ensure the integrity of the personal data. Additionally, Atos ensures to process your personal data only for the purposes mentioned in this privacy notice and to keep data no longer than necessary.

Who can access your data?

Your personal data can be accessed by:

  • Our external service providers such as  Worldapp (Forms) which have been specifically authorized to store Data.
  • Atos’ employees that have been formally authorized within the ICT4 Inclusion Challenge.
  • After the preselection stage to allow participation to the Virtual Bootcamp of selected participants, from the service provider of the bootcamp and of  employees of the Sponsors

Your rights

You have:

  • The right to information regarding how your personal data is stored and processed.
  • The right of access your personal data processed by the Sponsors.
  • The right to erasure which allows you to require your personal data to be deleted by the Sponsors.
  • The right to restriction of processing which allows you to control how your data is processed.
  • The right to object the processing of your personal data which means that you can require that the Sponsors cease to process your personal data
  • To receive your personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable portable format 

To exercise these rights, please complete this online form to contact the Atos Data Protection Office. For any other queries contact us here.

Users also have the right in accordance with Article 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).  

This Privacy Notice is published and could be amended from time to time. We invite you to consult this page regularly.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

Atos is committed to comply with the EU Directive on privacy in the electronic communications. For this purpose we have developed the following notice which intends to give you all the keys to manage the cookies we use while you’re visiting our ICT4 Inclusion Challenge website and the registration page.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files which are downloaded on to a device when the user accesses to certain websites. The piece of information is then sent to the original website when the user visits the page again or when he/she visits a website that recognizes the cookie. Cookies allow a website to recognize users, to understand the users’ navigation on different websites, thus facilitating user’s navigation, save his/her preferences and improving his/her utilization of the website. Cookies can have different objectives and utilities. For more information about cookies, visit the following websites: and

ICT4 Inclusion Website Cookies

We intend to ensure that you enjoy your experience on our website. For this reason, when visiting our Challenge website, cookies are installed on the computer.
When surfing on the Challenge website(s), data logs of your surfing activity may be collected with the purpose of understanding aggregate usage of features and pages and the purpose of contacting and conducting real time chats with our support professionals. For this very purpose we use Google Analytics. 

Purpose of the cookies

Our website uses cookies to give you the most optimal experience online by: measuring our audience, understanding how our webpages are viewed and improving consequently the way our website works. You have full control over what you want to activate. You can accept the cookies by clicking on the “Accept all cookies” button or customize your choices by selecting the cookies you want to activate. You can also decline all non-necessary cookies by clicking on the “Decline all cookies” button. Please find more information on our use of cookies and how to withdraw at any time your consent on our privacy policy.

Find more information below about ICT4 Inclusion Challenge webpage cookies and a list of the cookies used in the Cookie Policy

Please note that these settings are only valid for the pages created and owned by ICT4 Inclusion Challenge. When we embody link to external websites and that you click on these links you leave our website and therefore the settings and policy applying to our website no longer applies. You should consider the new website cookies policy and settings. 

For the Challenge registration form, the WorldAPP tool is used and implemented by Atos and is run on an Atos internal platform/tool (WorldAPP). As a result of this processing, no personal data is transferred outside Atos during this registration form. When surfing on this Atos website(s), data logs of your surfing activity may be collected with the purpose of understanding aggregate usage of features and pages and the purpose of contacting and conducting real time chats with our support professionals. For this very purpose we use Google Analytics. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.

ICT4 Inclusion Webpage and Atos’ cookies table

1. Essential cookie or Session cookie or permanent cookie

  • ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.
  • ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

2. Utility

  • Necessary cookies. They are essential for the user navigation and allow to give access to certain functionalities such as secured zones accesses. Without these cookies, it won’t be possible to provide the service.
  • ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
  • ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customized pages, user name, language) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.
  • Targeting cookie: cookies used to deliver advertisements more relevant for you, limit the number of times you see an advertisement; help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and understand people’s behaviour after they view an advertisement.

3. First party cookie / Third party cookie

  • First party cookies are set and used uniquely by Atos
  • Third party cookies are either set up, either used by third party, other than Atos

Where the cookie is mandatory, “NA” can appear in the part “How to disable / enable this cookie”.

How can I control or delete cookies?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

Changes to this policy

This Privacy Notice is published and could be amended from time to time. We invite you to consult this page regularly. If you have any questions refer to paragraph “Your rights”