The European Internet Forum (EIF) collects, stores and uses certain personal data of its members and other contacts (such as newsletter subscribers, event speakers, website visitors, suppliers etc.) and is the controller of these data in accordance with European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – 2016/679). The European Internet Forum is a not-for-profit association under Belgian law (ASBL), located at 1000 Brussels, Avenue des Arts 56. EIF’s Data Protection Officer can be reached by email at email@example.com.
The European Internet Forum may collect and process the following data:
The European Internet Forum may collect your personal data directly from you, or from the company or organisation you represent. You have the right to be informed of the exact source of your personal data upon demand.
The European Internet Forum may collect your personal data because
The European Internet Forum may use your personal data to
The processing of your personal data is based either on your consent or legitimate interest (e.g. if the company or organisation you represent is an EIF member).
EIF will not use collected personal data for automated individual decision-making, including profiling.
The collected personal data may be shared with service providers which EIF uses for its activities. However, only the data that is strictly necessary to the defined objective will be shared.
Regarding EIF members’ contacts, their title, full name, e-mail address, job title and company or organisation details will be published on the ‘Member area’ of EIF’s website. These data are only visible to EIF’s members when they access the ‘Member area’.
Regarding EIF event participants, their title, full name and company or organisation are published on the Member area of EIF’s website. These data are only visible to EIF’s members.
EIF will continue to process received personal data until informed by you that you no longer want to be informed regarding EIF and its activities or by your company or organisation that you no longer serve as contact person.
If EIF has a business relationship with the company or organisation you represent (e.g. you are a supplier of goods or services), EIF will continue to process your personal data until three years after the last business contact with the company or organisation. If the personal data is on legally binding documents, the data is kept for maximum three years after the statutory storage period of the documents from which this personal data is derived.
You have the right to access, modify, remove and transfer your personal data and, in such cases where this is legally possible, the right to revoke your consent for the processing of this data.
Personal data may be transferred outside the EEA under the provisions of the USA-EU Privacy Shield.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
EIF uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used on its website. This helps analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to visitors’ needs. This data is only used for statistical analysis purposes and then removed from the system.
Also, while logged in to the Members' Area, a PHP session cookie will be stored in the users' browser, for communicating between the browser and the user's session.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website experience, by enabling EIF to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives EIF access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
By participating in events organised by EIF guests are giving EIF irrevocable consent to take videos, photos and sound recordings of you at the event and to use them on EIF's website, newsletters, social media and promotional materials.
In case of doubt about the accuracy of the processing of personal data by EIF, you may at any time contact the Data Protection Authority (located at the rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels; phone: +32 (0)2 274 48 00; fax: +32 (0)2 274 48 35; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).