Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY

 This privacy policy sets out how EUSPR uses and protects any information that you give EUSPR when you use this website or sign up to our mailing list.

EUSPR is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected in accordance with the GDPR: the General Data Protection Regulation, a European privacy law approved by the European Commission in 2016, and which came into effect on May 25th 2018. The GDPR will replace a prior European Union privacy directive known as Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”), which has been the basis of European data protection law since 1995. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with GDPR and this privacy statement.

EU citizens will have several important new rights under the GDPR, including the right to be forgotten, the right to object, the right to rectification, the right of access, and the right of portability.

Citizens have the:

  • Right to be forgotten: An individual may request that an organisation delete all data on them without undue delay.
  • Right to object: An individual may prohibit certain data uses
  • Right to rectification: Individuals may request that incomplete data be completed or that incorrect data be corrected.
  • Right of access: Individuals have the right to know what data about them is being processed and how.
  • Right of portability: Individuals may request that personal data held by one organisation be transported to another.

 

To exercise these rights you can email us. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under GDPR. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, but all changes will be in accordance with GDPR.

What we collect

We may collect the following information when you sign up to our newsletter or become an EUSPR member:

  • Your name, job title, and role
  • Contact information including email, telephone number, postal address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, career commencement date, and area of expertise

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our Society activities.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about the EUSPR (such as our annual conference) which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

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.

 

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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.

Our website contains links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us.

We will not distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. 

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under GDPR. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us.