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- Data controller
Your personal data are processed by
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Address: Pleinlaan 2 1050 Brussel
VAT: BTW 0449012406
If you have any queries about the process or how we handle your information please contact us at:
GH Manager: Irina.Baraliuc@vub.be
Scientific Communication Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every COST Action participant and visitor of our website, people who use our services, e.g. who subscribe to our newsletter, as well as people who email us or chat with us (keep as relevant).
- 3. What information about you do we handle, why do we handle that information, what is the legal basis for those processings and for how long do we retain the information?
On top of the personal data collected and processed by the COST Association in the framework of this COST Action, for which you can consult the privacy notice for e-COST,
As COST Action Participant,
Based on your consent (article 6.1.a) of the GDPR), we :
- publish your contact details on the COST Action 17102 website (www.polstops.eu) and other communications tools or publications for communication purposes;
- take and use pictures/videos where you appear taken or made during a meeting / an event of or related to the COST Action 17102 on the COST Action 17102 website and other communications tools or publications for communication purposes.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email to email@example.com (the Science Communication manager). Withdrawing your consent means that the collected personal data will not be used any longer. However, use made of your data in the past remains valid.
When you register for newsletters :
Based on your consent (article 6.1.a) of the GDPR):
- We collect and process your identification data (name, first name, title and email address) for registration and delivering of our newsletters. We use a service provider to deliver our newsletters. (yellow part to keep where relevant).
You may unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time. We will not keep your data once you have unsubscribed.
Based on our legitimate interests or those of the COST Association (article 6.1.f of the GDPR), (to keep only as relevant)
- When you register for newsletters, we gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
When you email us, chat with us or otherwise contact us:
We process your contact details, when required, in order to provide you with the requested support. This data processing is based on your consent (article 6.1.a of the GDPR).
Based on your consent (article 6.1.a) of the GDPR):
When you register for events, we collect your identification data (name, first name, title, email address, and phone numbers) and professional data (position and institution).
When you register for events, we also ask you
We do not keep your dietary requirements or other mentioned specific needs for longer than the event.
Not providing your consent for taking pictures is without impact on your participation to events, workshops or webinars.
The data we collect are kept as long as you do not oppose to it.
When you contact us to make use of your data subject rights:
We process your contact details and the proof of your identity you send us in order to address your request. We can also depending on your request process other personal data we have collected also in order to address your request.
This data processing is for compliance with legal obligations to which
we are subject (article 6.1.c of the GDPR).
- Use of service providers and transfer to third parties
We do have recourse to service providers to deliver our newsletters (Mailchimp).
Those service providers otherwise referred to as data processors are third parties who provide elements of support to us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. They cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.
We do not transfer any of your data collected as mentioned above to any third party for commercial purposes.
- How do we protect your personal data?
Your personal data are handled in full confidentiality. We make all necessary effort to take technical and organisational measures that might be required so as to ensure security of your personal data.
- 6. How long is the information retained for?
5 years to comply with Belgian law and in case of audit.
Action website and its content is maintained for minimum 2 years after the end of the Action.
- 7. Your rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you:
- right to request from us access to and rectification of your personal data;
- right to request erasure of your data (right to be forgotten) in the cases foreseen by article 17 of the GDPR ;
- right to obtain from us restriction of processing where there is contestation about the data processing for a period enabling to solve the issue;
- right to data portability;
- where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent means that we will not make use of your data any longer, including pictures. However, use made of your data in the past remains valid.
Your right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on Article 6(1), (f) of the GDPR (our legitimate purposes) as mentioned above.
To exercise those rights, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (the Science Communication manager) together with a proof of your identity.
Please note that you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory authority of the EU country of your choice.