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Personal data policy
The Hauts-de-France International Piano Competition collects information from visitors to the website by means of forms on the website. This information is used to respond to your requests for information and to register for the competition.

The personal information collected in this way is limited to that which is necessary for us to contact you (surname, first name, country, e-mail).
You have the right to access, modify, rectify and delete data concerning you (art. 34 of the French Data Protection Act). To exercise this right, please write to

Cookie policy

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. In general, cookies allow a website to recognise the user's computer. The most important thing to know about the cookies we set is that they are used to improve the usability of our website, for example by remembering site preferences and language settings.

Why do we use cookies?
We may use cookies and similar technologies for a number of reasons, for example
For security or fraud protection purposes, and to identify and prevent cyber-attacks
To provide you with the service you have chosen to receive from us
To monitor and analyse the performance, operation and effectiveness of our service
To improve your user experience

Cookies used
Piano Stars uses certain cookies: 

• TECHNICAL COOKIES (including audience measurement cookies)
They are used to measure statistics and the audience in order to determine the number of visitors and the sections visited. This information also makes it possible to identify possible bugs on the site, to correct them and to propose an adapted offer.

On some sites, there are applications that make it possible to publicise or share our content with other people, particularly on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc. Even if you have not used these sharing buttons or applications, it is possible that social networks track your browsing if your account or session is activated on your computer at that time. We advise you to read the data protection policies and procedures of these social network sites.

Your choices
To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, delete or block them, visit or

It is also possible to prevent your browser from accepting cookies by changing the relevant settings in your browser. You can usually find these settings in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu of your browser.

Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

The following links may be helpful, or you can use the "Help" option in your browser.

To opt-out and prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics on all websites, see the following instructions:

We may change this cookie policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page regularly for the latest information on cookies.

What happens if I do not allow cookies?
If cookies are not enabled on your computer, tablet or mobile device
the use of a website's functionalities can sometimes be limited: saving the display language, memorising preferences, etc.

Managing cookies from your browser
By configuring your browser, you can decide at any time and free of charge whether or not to activate cookies on your computer. This "à la carte" configuration allows you to accept/reject all cookies or to treat them on a case-by-case basis. If you do not accept cookies on your computer at all, you may experience problems when browsing a site.

To disable cookies on your browser, please consult the following pages:

Internet Explorer
For other browsers, please consult online help files.

Managing third party cookies
Third party cookies are not stored by the Piano Stars website. Therefore, we suggest that you look at the websites of these third parties for more information about the cookies they store and how they handle them.

More information
To learn more about cookies, we invite you to visit the CNIL website.

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