1. The specific e-service

This service comes under the EU Observatory (EUIPO), acting as Data Controller, and is operated by PAU Education on behalf of EUIPO.


2. Objective

‘Ideas Powered’ is a video competition organised by the EU Observatory (EUIPO) for young people up to 24 years of age aimed at developing awareness of the increasing importance of intellectual property.


3. What personal information do we collect, what do we use it for and how do we collect it?

During the course of the competition, the following personal data may be collected and then processed:

Registering interest. Participants must first complete the log-in / sign-up registration process via Facebook, Twitter or www.ideaspowered.com. The following data are collected:

  • Full name
  • Telephone number
  • Email address.


Checking eligibility criteria. The following data are collected:

  • copy of an ID card or passport
  • a declaration on honour that the participant meets the criteria for participation
  • proof that the participant is the owner of the idea or creation presented in the winning entry.

Failure to prove compliance with the eligibility criteria will lead to the automatic exclusion of the participant.


Publication of results. The following data are collected:

  • The names of the authors of the winning entries will be announced on the website and will also feature in any press releases related to the development of the initiative.


The purpose of these data is:

  • to manage the contest
  • to provide a detailed description of the terms and conditions for participants on the contest website.


4. Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?

Only specifically authorised staff from PAU Education acting on behalf of EUIPO and EUIPO officials personally involved in managing this competition have access to your data.


The members of the jury, composed of two representatives from EUIPO and three contributors to the ‘Ideas Powered’ website, have access to the data on the winning entry.


The names of the authors of the winning entries will be announced on the website and will also feature in any press releases related to the development of the initiative.


Your data will not be shared with anyone else.


5. How do we protect and safeguard your information?

To protect the web database, the contractor has implemented all the necessary procedures, measures and precautions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and its respective privacy policies regarding confidentiality and security.


Data provided directly to EUIPO for the purpose of the video contest will be stored on EUIPO servers according to the security rules applied in EUIPO Information Systems.


6. How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

If you want to verify the personal data stored on your behalf by the controller concerned or have it modified, corrected, deleted or blocked, please send an email to the functional mailbox address (see ‘Contact Data Controller’ below) specifying the action you are requesting.


7. How long do we keep your data?

Registered users:

Personal data are automatically deleted after six months of inactivity.



Personal data will be kept for a maximum of two years after the contest.

Data published on the public websites may be preserved for an indefinite period.


8. Legal basis and contact information

The video contest is an action under Line of Action 4, ‘Raising public awareness of IP’, of the Multiannual Plan 2014-2018 of the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights.


The contestants are registered on a voluntary basis. We are committed to complying with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the Protection of Personal Data.


You can find further general information on EUIPO’s personal data protection policy by clicking on the link. For any further questions or requests concerning the information you have submitted, please contact the Controller.


For any questions on the protection of personal data, please contact EUIPO’s Data Protection Officer.


For complaints, please contact the European Data Protection Supervisor.


Contacting the Data Controller


If you have any queries about the processing of your personal data or any requests relating to the information you have submitted, please contact the Controller:


EU Observatory
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Avenida de Europa, 4
E-03008 Alicante