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Personal data processing rules on the organisation of
Export Forum and Hackathon Born Global


I General issues.

1. These rules lay down a procedure by which the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (hereinafter - LIAA) provides processing, security and protection of participants’ (hereinafter collectively referred to as Participants) personal data at the Export Forum (April 20, 2022) and Hackathon Born Global (May 6-8, 2022) (hereinafter - the Event).

2. Terms used in the Rules:

  • Processing - any operation or set of operations performed with personal data or sets of personal data, which is carried out with or without automated means, such as collecting, registering, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting or modifying, recovering, viewing, using, disclosing, transmitting, distributing or otherwise making them available, matching or combining, limiting, erasing or destroying;

  • Processor - SIA “Helve” (online event platform provider and hackathon registration process provider) and Typeform SL (company survey platform provider);

  • Controller - the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia;

  • Personal data - Participant's name, surname, e-mail address, organization, job title, country, photo and video recording material from which a Person is identifiable;

  • A third party - a natural or legal person, public entity, agency or entity other than the data subject.

3. The purpose of these rules is to provide the Participant with complete information about the purposes and legal basis for the processing of its personal data.

II Purpose of personal data processing. 


4. Personal data are collected and further processed in order to ensure the fulfillment of the task referred to in Paragraph 4.5 of the Cabinet Regulations No 857 "Regulations of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia" (11 December, 2012) assigned to the LIAA, as well as to ensure participation of the Participant in the Event.

5. Purposes for personal data processing:

5.1. To ensure participation in the event (name, surname, e-mail address, organization, job title, country);

5.2. To ensure provision of organizational and operational information exchange of the event (name, surname, e-mail);

5.3. To ensure the publicity, promotion of the Event and public information (photo recording and filming during the Event).

III Personal data registration at the Event.


6. Initial collection of participants' personal data is carried out by the Processor through registration for the Event, accompanied by these Rules and a statement of consent for the processing of data.


7. Upon registration the Participant familiarizes himself or herself with these Rules and upon his or her approval confirms consent to his or her personal data being processed in accordance with the Rules.

IV Terms of collection, storage and deletion of personal data.


8. Personal data collection is carried out until the end date of the participant registration process.


9. Personal data is stored, processed only to the extent and within the time limit necessary for the fulfillment of the objectives specified in these Rules and these are as follows:

9.1. Name and surname – until 31 May, 2022

9.2. E-mail - until 31 May, 2022.

9.3. Video - permanently (creating a Controller's event archive);

9.4. Photo recording materials (photos) - permanently (creating a Controller's event archive).


10. The Controller may transfer Personal data (name, surname) to the Central Finance and Contracting Agency for supervisory purposes.

V Participant's acknowledgement for the processing of personal data.


11. A Participant, acknowledging to have read the Rules, consents to his or her Personal data being processed in accordance with the terms of these Rules.


12. Transfer of the Participant's personal data is a must for the Controller to pursue the legitimate interests of the Controller and ensure Participant's participation in the Event.


13. If the Participant withdraws its consent to the processing of personal data, the Controller and Processor will erase all personal data submitted, except where erasure is  impossible for technical reasons or where it causes disproportionate effort (for example, in case of already printed materials).

VI Audio and audio-visual recording.


14. A Participant, acknowledging to have read the Rules, confirms that he or she has been informed of the Event being photographed and filmed.


15. The Controller may use the materials produced as a result of a photo recording, in whole or in part, for publicity purposes and to inform about the course of the Event. The Participant is hereby informed that the Controller will use this right freely at its discretion, including the right to transfer them to third parties. The Participant has the right to request information from the Controller about third parties who have been given the right to use video and photo-recording material.


16. The Participant may object to the actions specified above in this section and request the Controller to discontinue them provided that the person in question is directly identifiable in the particular video or photograph and it is technically possible for the Controller to erase and/or discontinue the use of the particular photograph.

VII Participant's rights.


17. Participant may:

17.1. At any time request the Controller information about the person specified in Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation;

17.2. Access the relevant data and receive the information specified in Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation by contacting the LIAA;

17.4. Request the Controller to rectify, delete or limit personal data processing or to object to such processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

VIII LIAA’s duties in the processing of personal data.

18. While processing personal data, LIAA ensures:

18.1. Access to information in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation;

18.2. Implementation of technical and organizational measures for the security and protection of Personal data;

18.3. Upon request from the Participant, correction or erasure of his or her personal data.

19. The Controller undertakes to inform the Participant without delay about personal data security breach in case the personal data breach could create a high risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons.

IX Communication and procedures for the exercise of the rights of the Participant.

20. The Participant may exercise its rights, including the right to object or to ask questions to the Controller in writing via the e-mail:;


21. If the personal data provided by the person changes, the person is entitled to request to rectify (align) his/her personal data by contacting the Controller by e-mail:

X Processor who processes personal data on behalf of the LIAA.

22. The Processor carries out the processing of the Participant's personal data in accordance with these regulations (personal data collected for survey during the registration process is processed in accordance with Typeform Privacy Policy).


23. In the course of the administrative organization of the Event the Processor may, if necessary, engage other processors (identification card makers, photographers, etc.) by concluding contracts with them that will include a condition for compliance with these rules.


24. If the processor involves other processors for processing of the personal data in the administrative organization of the event, the processor may transfer the following personal data to them: name, surname. The processor gives the Controller access to personal data transferred to another processor.


25. If another processor is engaged, then the Processor ensures that this processor complies with these rules.

XI Processing security requirements

26. Taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, extent, context and purposes of the processing, as well as the various risks and risks of probability and severity with respect to the Participant's rights and freedoms, LIAA and the processor shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure an adequate level of security.

27. The mandatory technical protection of personal data shall be implemented by LIAA and the processor with physical and logical safeguarding means ensuring:

27.1. Protection against the threat of personal data generated by physical effects;

27.2. Protection through software tools, passwords, encryption, cryptography and other logical safeguarding means.

27.3. When processing personal data, LIAA and the Processor shall ensure:

27.4. Access of authorized persons to the technical resources used for the processing and protection of personal data (including access to personal data);

27.5. That data carriers containing personal data are processed by authorized persons;

27.6. That the resources used in the processing of personal data are transferred to authorized persons.

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