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Who can attend?

The U.S.-Croatia Forum is a program engaging U.S. and Croatian government officials, business leaders, rising startup stars, scientists, security specialists, innovation-space influencers, and various other innovators and opinion leaders. The U.S.-Croatia Forum is an invitation-only event.  

Event invitations and registration

Registration is closed.

Invitations are not transferable to other persons.

The official language of the event is English, with simultaneous translation to Croatian available to all participants. We kindly ask the participants to state their preference regarding simultaneous translation during event registration.

 

COVID-19 protocols for all participants

The U.S. - Croatia Forum will be organized in accordance to the new circumstances surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic. As such, all participants will need to demonstrate a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate prior to entry, which can be obtained:

  1. If you have been vaccinated, 

  2. if you can present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test or 

  3. if you have recently recovered from COVID-19.

You can also request a certificate at the HZZO branches as well as at pharmacies and authorized laboratories that perform testing.

Additional clarifications regarding the information and conditions for issuing the EU digital certificate are also available here. 

We thank all the participants for their cooperation and understanding in adhering to the epidemiological measures to participate in the Forum. 

 

Photographing and filming at the Forum

Numerous television crews and photographers will be filming on-site during the warm-up and main event. 

By entering the location where the events are held, you acknowledge and agree that you may be photographed, or audio and/or video recorded at any time. You also agree that all material from the Forum may be used globally for communication and promotional purposes.

If you have additional questions about photographing, audio, or video recording, we remain at your disposal.

 

Privacy policy

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (Official Journal of the European Union L 119 , 4.5.2016, page 1, hereinafter: General Regulation on Data Protection), which is in full application from 25 May 2018 in the Republic of Croatia and all EU Member States, as well as the Law on Implementation General Regulation on Data Protection (Official Gazette No. 42/18, hereinafter: the Act) or in accordance with the legal framework for personal data protection in the Republic of Croatia and the European Union and European best practice, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, based in The Republic of Croatia, Trg J. F. Kennedyja 6, OIB: 27208467122 (hereinafter: FEB), as the Controller of data of its users, has developed the Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) explains how FEB collects, uses and manages your personal data that is located on the web site https://www.us-croatia.com/.

This Privacy Notice applies to all services offered by FEB, with the aim of the rules in a clear and transparent way to acquaint our visitors, partners and users of our services (hereinafter: data subjects) with the processing of their personal data and their rights.

FEB is dedicated to respecting and protection of your privacy. In regard to the data we collect, FEB is a Data Controller, that is, the one that determines the purposes, needs and means for which personal data is processed.

FEB as a website service provider is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information.

If you wish to contact us regarding this Notice or regarding your personal data, please use the following contact information:

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business

Trg J. F. Kennedyja 6

10 000 Zagreb

Croatia

E-mail: us-cro-forum@net.efzg.hr 

Data protection officer:  Sanja Šantek, mag. iur. 

E-mail: szop@efzg.hr


How and when do we collect your personal data?

We collect your personal information when necessary to meet your needs and requirements, perform services or for the purposes of our business and the organization of the U.S. Croatia Forum:


1. when registering for the Forum, FEB will request the provision of certain information (personal data) such as name, address, OIB, country, city, postal code, e-mail address, telephone number. In the case of registering for the Forum, a contractual relationship is concluded, which is the basis for the 

processing of your personal data, given the need to perform the contract in which you as our visitor, a party. We also process your data in order to take action at your request, and before concluding a contract.

2. at the moment when you access the https://www.us-croatia.com we will collect your IP address, which is also considered to be personal data. The user may withdraw the consent at any time by notifying the e-mail address of the personal data protection officer,

3. situations in which we collect other types of information such as the date and time of access to the site, information about the hardware, software or Internet browser you use as well as about your computer’s operating system and application version and language settings. We may collect information about clicks and your access to the https://www.us-croatia.com page displayed to you.

4. when you contact our office and ask us for help or ask a question in order to exercise any of your rights guaranteed by applicable regulations,

5. when you contact us through social networks we collect data that you had made available to us when making inquiries or requests,

6. when you want to unilaterally terminate the contract, we collect your name, surname, personal identification number and address.

7. when you send us any inquiry related to our offer, we will process your contacts and / or other information that you provide to us when sending the inquiry,

8. when registering on the website, the date and time of the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) used by the data subject are also stored. Registration, with consent, is necessary because it allows us as a Data Controller and organizer to offer content or services that can only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the case. Registered persons may at any time change the personal data specified during registration or delete them completely from the records,

9. for the purposes of web analytics via Google Analytics, we use the application “gat._anonymizelp” through which the IP address of the data subject is shortened by Google and anonymized when the U.S. Croatia Forum website is accessed by a data subject from an EU Member State or another country under the European Economic Area,

10. when photographing and recording lectures and / or short videos or the atmosphere, we will process your photo, movement, hair color, etc.

Notice: Numerous television crews and photographers will be filming at the The U.S. Croatia Forum location. At the entrance to the venue where the U.S. Croatia Forum is held, there will be a special notice about filming and taking of photos. By entering, you agree that you may be filmed and photographed. You also agree that all material from the U.S. Croatia Forum may be used globally for promotional purposes of the U.S. Croatia Forum.

11. when you are on the list of our visitors or you are a speaker at the U.S. Croatia Forum, we will inform you about the program, news, exhibitors and other important issues that we consider important and part of the organizational process. During the above activities, we will process your e-mail or other contact only with your consent in order to fulfill the contractual obligations we have towards you in accordance with the concluded contract.

We collect the above specific categories of your personal data either on the basis of the consent shown to you when you arrive at https://www.us-croatia.com via a pop-up window, 

(for example in cases of cookies that are necessary for functioning https://www.us-croatia.com / or when we are already sending you some interesting information and / or offers or in order to fulfill our obligations arising from the applicable regulations of the Republic of Croatia.

If the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent must be notified to the head of processing by e-mail: szop@efzg.hr to the address Trg J. F. Kennedyja 6, 10 000 Zagreb with the indication ˝n / r data protection officer˝. Such withdrawal shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent prior to its withdrawal

Please pay attention to the mandatory volume of data we ask you to provide, because in case the customer or user does not provide the required information which are specified as mandatory in order to perform an activity requested or expected by them, unfortunately they will not be allowed for enter into it, without the required data that activity will not be technically possible to carry out.


What data and for what purpose do we collect directly from you?

We collect your personal data for:

  • performance of a service, fulfillment of a contract or other way of ensuring provision of a requested service

  • the use of all services on the webpage https://www.us-croatia.com

  • the most efficient response to your inquiry and processing of your requests

  • statistical data processing

  • sending materials, offers and contacting

  • improving the quality of content, functionality, and services.


What privacy rights do you have?


Please note that you have the right to request the following from the FEB at any time:

  • to give you access to your personal data - You can  ask FEB what personal information about you does it use, and you can ask for access to that personal information. You have the right to know the purpose of processing, which categories of your personal data we store, entities or categories of entities with which we share your personal data, the time period we retain your data, as well as the source of the data in case the data is indirectly collected. You can contact us if you want a copy of some or all of the personal data about you that we store.

  • request the correction of incorrect data - We want your personal information to be accurate and up to date. You can ask us to correct or remove information that you think is incorrect or outdated.

  • request deletion of your personal data - You can ask the FEB to stop processing or even the erasure of personal data we store about you. If we need your personal data to perform a contractual obligation to you FEB could cease to be able to perform such contractual obligations. Also, if your personal data is required in order to be able to meet certain legal obligations (e.g., tax obligations), your request may not be able to be fulfilled.

  • restricting access to your personal data (us and/or third parties) in certain processes or in full - If you want to challenge the accuracy of the data, or we no longer need your personal data for the purpose of the processing, but you need it to establish, enforce or defend legal claims, or you have objected to data processing on the basis that the Data Controller considers legitimate, you have the right to ask for restriction of the processing of your personal data.

  • file a complaint about the way we use your personal data - Remember that you have the right to object to the processing of personal data that is based on a legal basis that the Data Controller considers legitimate.

  • request data transfer to another Data Controller (transferability of rights) - If the processing is based on your consent or if it is carried out by automatic means, you have the right to ask the Data Controller to transfer the data to another data controller.

To exercise any of the above rights, please use the contact information provided at the beginning of the Privacy Notice.


If you believe that your rights are not being respected, you have the right to file a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Agency.

Where is your personal data stored?

We store the personal information we collect about you in a secure environment. Your personal information is protected from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction by any organization or individual.

The processed data is stored in our premises and secure IT systems, but sometimes we store the data on the servers of our trusted service providers located in the EU.

Some data is still stored in paper form, but we tend to digitize all the personal data we process. The processed data is stored in the Data Processor’s premises and IT systems, but sometimes we store the data on the servers of our trusted service providers.

FEB will ensure that personal data is kept in a secure location (which includes reasonable administrative, technical, and physical protection to prevent unauthorized use, access, disclosure, copying or alteration of personal data), which can only be accessed by authorized persons. All authorized persons sign a statement of confidentiality.

The data collected for the purposes specified in this policy will be retained only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the stated purposes. Your personal information will not be stored in a form that allows you to be identified for longer than FEB reasonably deems necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it was collected or processed. FEB will keep certain personal data for a period of time prescribed by law or a regulation that obliges FEB to retain data (see “How long will FEB keep your personal data?”).

If you have given us consent (for example, selected a certain category of cookies to use), we will process your personal data until the consent is withdrawn. If you make a well-founded objection to the processing of personal data based on a legitimate interest, we will not process your personal data in the future.

In addition to all the above, it is important to point out the following; if judicial, administrative, or extrajudicial proceedings are instituted, personal data may be retained until the end of such proceedings, including a possible period for declaring legal remedies

Does the FEB share data with third parties?

Privacy protection is important to us, so we will never share your personal information with third parties except for the purposes described in this Policy. We will always inform you when sharing and transferring data.

FEB cooperates with other companies. This means that we sometimes share your personal information, using secure IT systems. When we do so, the data is transferred to servers located in the EU or in a country that provides an adequate level of protection in accordance with EU legislation.

In some cases, our partners providing services on behalf of or for U.S. Croatia Forum may process your data outside the European Union. However, the contracts we conclude with such entities oblige them to treat your data using special security measures in accordance with the regulations in force in the Member States of the European Union. In the event of a transfer of data to the United States, we will ask for your permission in view of the consequences of the “Schrems II” judgment and the declaration of the Privacy Shield as invalid. Also, if our contract partner is based in the US, we will review existing contracts and check the security standards that our partner guarantees to ensure the protection of all our data subjects with the latest standards approved and suggested by the relevant institutions.


The purposes for which we share data with our trusted partners are, for example, marketing needs, maintenance of the https://www.us-croatia.com website, advertising, payment processing, delivery, and other services in and outside The U.S. Croatia Forum. These service providers are obliged, according to the relevant contracts, to use the data entrusted to them only in accordance with our guidelines and exclusively for the purpose we have strictly determined. We also oblige them to adequately protect your data and to consider it a business secret.

Once a year, we audit all our partners to make sure that the protection of your personal data is still at the required level and that it complies with applicable regulations.

How long will FEB retain your personal information?

FEB will not retain your personal data for longer than the period required to fulfill the purpose of their use, and for a maximum period of 3 years, except in exceptional cases where the law prescribes a longer retention period (for example, data related to unilaterally terminated contracts and complaints will be kept for 1 year, data related to exercising of your privacy rights will be kept permanently,  data on lecturers for 5 years, photos from lectures and other organized events at the The U.S. Croatia Forum until the adoption of your processing complaint, e-mail addresses for the purpose of sending newsletters until withdrawal of consent, and account information for 11 years).


You can find out more about data retention periods by contacting our data protection officer.

What will we use your data for?


We may use your personal information in several different ways, mainly to meet our legal and other obligations toward you, but sometimes to improve your experience of using the website, and for security reasons.


The purposes for which we use your data are described in these rules, and if your data is processed for other purposes, you will be notified before such (new) processing is carried out.


Video surveillance and photography


Numerous television crews and photographers will be filming at the The U.S. Croatia Forum location. At the entrance to the venue where the U.S. Croatia Forum is held, there will be a special notice about filming and taking of photos. By entering, you agree that you may be filmed and photographed. You also agree that all material from the U.S. Croatia Forum may be used globally for promotional purposes of the U.S. Croatia Forum.

Using a camera system processes data such as your physiognomy, movement, hair color, eye color. The video surveillance system is also used to protect property and for security. The legal basis of processing in relation to visitors is a legitimate interest, while in relation to our workers and hard-working students and volunteers is the fulfillment of obligations arising from regulations on occupational safety.


Cookies


To maintain the website and ensure that its functionality is at the expected level The U.S. Croatia Forum uses a technology known as “cookies”.


Cookies are small files that we send to your computer that can be accessed later. They can be temporary or permanent. Thanks to cookies, you can easily search our pages. Cookies show us what interests you and other visitors to our website, which helps us improve it.


Other websites

Other websites that can be accessed through the website https://www.us-croatia.com/ have their own statements of confidentiality and data collection and the ways in which they are used and disclosed.


The U.S. Croatia Forum is not responsible for the ways and conditions of work of third parties.


This Policy shall enter into force upon publication on the website.


The U.S. Croatia Forum reserves the right to amend and republish the Privacy Policy on the website.