Privacy and Data Protection Policy
What is this Privacy and Data Protection Policy for?
The Policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with European law and requirements for user privacy, including the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
How we collect information
For our newsletter, we only collect information through a form completed by a subscriber, containing his/her first name, name, email address and language preference.
We collect also basic information through the participation or the organisation of events & seminars: first name, name, email address, organisation, function.
For specific purposes (advocacy, events or campaigning), and in a very limited number of cases, we collect information through desk research, in order to find the correct person to interact with. Most of these information are publicly available on official websites of organisations.
We apply appropriate technical and organisational measures in order to protect this data from any accidental or malicious activities.
Personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
Your details are not passed on or sold to any third parties.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.
This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save their request to share a web page respectively through their social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URL’s. Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URL’s published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URL’s are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
In line with the changes to European Union data protection law (GDPR), you have the right to:
- Access your data
- Request correction of your data
- Get your data deleted / be forgotten
- Object data distribution
For any question, or if you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at .
Last updated: 25.05.2018