ESCAP understands that any personal data we receive involves a great deal of trust. We take this seriously and do our very best to keep personal data secure, confidential, and minimal.
On the ESCAP website, we only require minimal personal data if a visitor is requesting subscription to our email alerts, making donations, or registering for our congress. All these are dealt with by third-party providers who have their own strict privacy policies.
The personal data that we collect from you shall be obtained, processed and transmitted in compliance with applicable data protection legislation, notably General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), where applicable. The GDPR states that “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
When do we collect information? What personal information do we collect?
When using our website, the only time we will ask directly for personal information from you is:
How do we protect the information we receive?
Our site is reviewed regularly for security vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Your personal data is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal data. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, and we will ensure that those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
However, no personal data will be provided to other third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Transfer of your personal information
Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
We employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our website (service providers), to provide our website on our behalf, to perform website-related services or to assist us in analysing how our website is used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. But our website will not contain any ads.
We use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. PayPal).
Do we use "cookies"?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?
You can request to have your information removed by clicking on the ‘Contact’ page on the website menu and write an email to our communications editor or secretary.
Additionally, for any of our email alerts, at the bottom of each email there will be an unsubscribe or modify preferences link. These links will lead you directly to MailChimp®.
Retention of your personal information
Information regarding your data protection rights under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have certain data protection rights. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the EEA.