Privacy statement

Your privacy is important to EUROPIC. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Statement has been written to describe the conditions under which this website is being made available to you. The Privacy Statement discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this website may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Statement carefully. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Statement, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the website or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the website, by all means contact us at www.europic-centre.eu, but otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future.

The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and EUROPIC may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Statement. Your use of the website, or materials obtained from the website, indicates your assent to the Privacy Statement at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Statement will be posted on the website, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.

Children’s Privacy

EUROPIC is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. EUROPIC does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13, and EUROPIC does not target its website to children.

Links to Non-EUROPIC Web Sites

EUROPIC’s website may provide links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave EUROPIC’s website. EUROPIC does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Statement. For example, other websites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any website before submitting personal information.

TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. EUROPIC may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use EUROPIC website.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. EUROPIC uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some EUROPIC web pages, you may be able to request information, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords or billing information.

Members-Only Web Site

Information you provide on EUROPIC membership application is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other EUROPIC individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure website to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among EUROPIC members. EUROPIC’s members are automatically added to EUROPIC-member mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to EUROPIC members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

EUROPIC may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about EUROPIC website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.

EUROPIC may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of EUROPIC members and their collaboration on EUROPIC specifications. When accessing EUROPIC members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by EUROPIC in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.

Information Sharing

EUROPIC does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, EUROPIC reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which EUROPIC may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, EUROPIC may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.

In keeping with our open process, EUROPIC may maintain publicly accessible archives for the vast majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any EUROPIC-hosted mail list or discussion forum, subscribing to a EUROPIC newsletter or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.

If you are a registered member of EUROPIC, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. EUROPIC member database may retain information about your name, e-mail address  and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be generally visible to other EUROPIC members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in EUROPIC’s publicly accessible records with EUROPIC’s various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of EUROPIC’s e-mail lists, which also may be public.

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.

Given the international scope of EUROPIC, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this privacy statement is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information.

If you do not want your personal information collected and used by EUROPIC, please do not visit EUROPIC’s website or apply for membership.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

EUROPIC is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of EUROPIC’s website may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.

Security

EUROPIC makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the website, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name and email address will be visible to other EUROPIC members and to the public. EUROPIC assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this website and provide personal information.

Contacting Us

Questions about this Privacy Statement can be directed to EUROPIC.