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Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website https://blog.efmdglobal.org is owned and maintained by EFMD, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Rue Gachard 88 box 3, BE-1050.

EFMD strives for transparency and trust when it comes to protecting your privacy and we aim to clearly explain how we collect and process your information. This policy outlines how we collect and use different types of personal information, and the reasons for doing so.

This privacy statement is regularly reviewed. This current version was published in May 2018 to coincide with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

General

Each time you visit our website, our web server automatically identifies your Internet domain name and/or IP-address. When you visit our website, we record:

  • all information relating to the pages you have consulted on our website.
  • all information you have provided voluntarily (for instance, search information and/or site registration).
  • your e-mail address if you give it to us.

We make every effort to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Any information we collect may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize and improve your online experience
  • To improve customer service
  • To process transactions
  • To provide information on EFMD activities & events
  • To send periodic communications, by post or e-mail
  • To keep you up to date with latest news and information from across the network and industry

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact/Registration forms

blog.efmdglobal.org may process (collect, store and use), as appropriate, you name, photo, position, employer institution, email address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information.

We make every effort to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies used for analytics:

Google Analytics cookies:

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information anonymously. Information includes the number of visitors to the site, how visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google privacy overview

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not have any partnerships or special relationships with advertising bodies.

Your personal data, including e-mail addresses, is never sold, exchanged, transferred, and/or provided to any other company/organisation.

Some organisations, however, process the data on our behalf. We use MailChimp, a US-hosted third-party provider to send and manage our email communications which is certified as adhering to the EU-US Privacy Shield. You should refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for more information.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

EFMD places a great deal of care and attention in making sure that your data is secure and protected and we have a variety of security measures in place to maintain the safety of your personal information to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

If we transfer or receive your data on our website, we always use the coding technologies recognised as accepted standards within the IT sector.

Any concerns? Contact us

With regard to this privacy policy, if you wish to comment on one of the practices described above or have any privacy related questions, please contact our Privacy Manager: privacy@efmdglobal.org