Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data we collect from you through this website. We keep your personal information safe and it is protected by appropriate technical and organisational measures. We only use your data for the purpose of this campaign and will not sell your data on to any third party; we will pass it on only to the European Commission in the framework of the public consultation (see below).

 

What data is collected and why?

On this website, we are asking you to join our campaign by participating in the European Commission’s public consultation. In order to participate in this consultation, you need to provide certain personal data (name, first name, email address, country, language and organisation if you are replying as an organisation), and only this data will be collected.

 

How is your data used?

Your data, and the responses to the consultation will be collected in an SQL database managed by Brainformance IT Services (Austria) and then transferred to and managed by the European Commission.

 

It will not be shared further or made public, none of the participating organisations will have access to this data, and it will be deleted after the end of the campaign. We apply an opt-in policy. You will only be subscribed to any mailing lists if you request it, otherwise your data will be deleted after the campaign has finished, except for a one-off update about the campaign, which is standard practice for data usage. You can unsubscribe from mailing lists at any time.

 

By participating in the campaign and agreeing with this the privacy policy, you allow the European Commission to publish your reply anonymously.

 

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

 

When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at

 

https://policies.google.com/privacy

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

 

Twitter plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Twitter social network. The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”).

 

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

 

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Twitter. If, for example, you use the Twitter Tweet button, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Twitter’s privacy policy found at

 

https://twitter.com/en/privacy

GDPR: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en.html

 

Cookies & web analytics

In order to better monitor the performance of this campaign action, we may use cookies with anonymised data to help improve your online experience. Our website uses Matomo to help us understand website traffic and web page usage and performance. We may collect anonymised IP addresses to better understand where our traffic is coming from. This helps us to get an insight in traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website.

 

Matomo privacy policy: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/ 

 

Retention of data

We only retain contacts’ personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes it was collected for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal or reporting requirements.

When determining the appropriate retention period for personal data, considers the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of personal data, the purposes for which the personal data is processed, whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

After the data retention period has expired, we securely destroy personal information.

 

Data subject rights

Under certain circumstances, data subjects have the right to:

  • Request access to personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”).
  • Request erasure of personal information.
  • Object to processing of personal information where the Right to Energy Coalition is relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to lawfully process it.
  • Request the restriction of processing of personal information.
  • Request the transfer of personal information to another party.

 

If a person wishes to make a request on any of the above grounds, they should get in touch with us: jill.mcardle@foeeurope.org