EU DisinfoLab is committed to protecting your personal information and your privacy. Personal information is data associated with an identified or identifiable individual. This privacy policy describes our adherence to GDPR. It describes the types of personal information we collect or receive from our website; the way we use, share and protect your personal information; the way we use cookies and similar technologies, and your rights. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact our Data Protection Officer (data controller) at the following address: dpo[email protected]

Personal information we collect

The information you provide:

We collect or request your personal information when you:

  • Contact us by email, phone, via post, or any other way;
  • Register for EU DisinfoLab events and webinars;
  • Subscribe to our newsletter, event notifications, or information about EU DisinfoLab;

The type of personal information we request may include:

  • Your name;
  • Your details (for example, your physical address, your email address, your telephone number);
  • Your business information (for example, the organisation you work for, the title of your job, etc.)

Information that is automatically collected on this website:

Collecting information allows us to better understand the visitors who visit our site, where they come from, and what content interests them. We may use this information for internal analysis purposes and/or to improve the quality and relevance of our website for visitors. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies.

On the other hand, some of this information is collected by third-party services and stored on their servers.

Marketing Cookies: These cookies are used to analyse your journey on this website.


Google AnalyticsWant to know more about how Google processes this data? Check the Google Analytics Privacy Policy here
Social Network Cookies: These cookies allow you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our websites through third-party social networks and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
Facebook 
Twitter
To learn more about the privacy practices of our third-party partners, including the withdrawal options they offer, please click on the link below: Facebook
Twitter 

How to manage your browser’s cookies settings

Most browsers allow you to change your settings and preferences for cookies. Use the links below to take a look at individual browser settings:

How do we use the information collected?

We will only use the personal information we collect from you for the purposes described in this privacy policy.

In particular, we use your information to:

  • Inform you of upcoming events, news and research from EU DisinfoLab, according to your communication preferences;
  • Track the exchanges and the correspondences that we have with you;
  • Protect against fraud and other illegal activities, unfounded claims and responsibilities, establish, exercise and defend legal rights, and meet our legal and regulatory obligations under applicable laws;
  • Operate and manage our websites.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

We do not collect your personal information from our site unless:

  • you give us your consent;
  • we need your personal information to legitimately follow-up your requests for rights;

or

  • when the processing is in our legitimate interests and is not supplanted by your data protection interests, or your fundamental rights and freedoms.

In some cases, we may be required by law to collect some of your personal information or otherwise may need your personal information to protect your vital interests, or those of another person.

The information we share

We may disclose all or part of your personal information to the following recipients:

  • any competent law enforcement agency, government agency, regulatory body, court or other third parties to whom we believe it is necessary to disclose personal information (i) under applicable laws or regulations, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights or (iii) protect your vital interests or those of another person;
  • subcontractors for our email and storage services (Google), newsletter (Mailchimp), or event management (EventBrite).
  • any other person to whom you have authorised us to disclose all or part of your information.

How do we protect personal information?

We take data protection and privacy very seriously. We maintain organisational, technical, and physical protection systems to protect your personal information against accidental, unlawful, or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, and use. Since the submission of information on the Internet is never entirely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you submit over the Internet, and such submission of information is done at your own risk.

Retention of personal data

We keep personal data for a maximum of 36 months. Beyond this period, we archive them in an exclusion database by performing an intermediate archiving. This archiving is intended to justify our treatment in the event of litigation.

Cookies are not kept beyond 13 months.

Location of hosted data

Your personal information may be transferred to and processed in countries other than your country of residence. These countries may have data protection laws that differ from the laws of your country, and in some cases, may not be as protective.

More precisely:

  • Our website hosted by Gandi, which is located in Luxembourg. Check out Gandi’s privacy policy here.
  • Our email and storage servers are managed by Google. The location of the servers can be found here and consult their privacy policy here.
  • Our newsletter servers are hosted in the United States by MailChimp. Check out their privacy policy here.
  • Our event management servers are hosted in the United States by Eventbrite. Consult their privacy policy here.

Your rights

Depending on the laws and regulations applicable to your jurisdiction, you may have the right:

  • to access certain personal information that we keep about you and obtain a copy;
  • to update or correct the inaccuracy of this information;
  • to challenge the use we make of your personal information;
  • block or delete your personal information from our database;
  • oppose the processing of your personal information;
  • to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information;

or

  • to request the transferability of your personal information.
  • For users in France only, you can set guidelines on the fate of your personal data after your death.

Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the legality of any processing that we have performed prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information on a legal basis other than consent.

You have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection authority against the collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your data protection authority. To exercise these rights, please contact [email protected], and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable data protection laws. To protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information.

Modification of this privacy policy

This privacy policy was last updated on the 27th November 2019.

You will be notified of any new changes or updates to this privacy policy via a post on our website.