Effective starting: May 25, 2018
General note: still policy is still under review. Any updates will be published on the website.
What this policy covers
Your privacy is important to us, and so is being transparent about how we collect, use, and share information about you. This policy is intended to help you understand:
- What information we collect about you
- How we use information we collect
- How we share information we collect
- How we store and secure information we collect
- How to access and control your information
- How to contact us
IMPEL is a non-profit organization with a legal seat in Brussels, Belgium. Its members are governmental organizations and consequently its staff member. One of the main aims of IMPEL is to facilitate collaboration and communication between its member organizations and members in order to exchange information and experiences.
This policy also explains your choices about how we use information about you. Your choices include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can access and update certain information about you. If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our Services or interact with any other aspect of our network.
What information we collect about you
We collect the following information about you when you provide it to us (for example when you register for a meeting or when you take part in a project):
- Full name
- Email address
- Details of the organization you work for
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:
This website uses necessary, statistics and marketing cookies.
Disabling and enabling cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.
How we use information we collect
How we use the information we collect depends in part on your level of involvement in the IMPEL network and its activities and any preferences you have communicated to us. Below are the specific purposes for which we use the information we collect about you.
- To inform you about our work and activities and relevant developments that could have an impact on your work
- To facilitate the exchange and sharing of information between our members
- To send you daily IMPEL-ESIX newsletters.
How we share information we collect
First of all, IMPEL-ESIX is a network – meaning we consider facilitating communications between our users as our core business. We make use of collaboration tools, and we want them to work well for you. We will only share information we collect about you in the ways discussed below.
Sharing contact details with our members and organization for collaboration purposes
For collaboration purposes, your basic contact details are shared with other members within the IMPEL-ESIX network; for example for taking part in a project, to attend an event or to complete a questionnaire.
During IMPEL_EISX events and project, photos are taken. These photos can be used for the IMPEL-ESIX website or e-Newsletter or for reporting purposes. If you do not agree to this, please let us know.
We work with third-party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analysis and other services for us, which may require them to access or use information about you.
If a service provider needs to access information about you to perform services on our behalf, they do so under close instruction from us, including policies and procedures designed to protect your information.
Use of third party service providers:
- Google forms
All these third party providers have their own private policy statements published.
Social Media Widgets: Some information may include links that direct you to other websites or services whose privacy practices may differ from ours. Your use of and any information you submit to any of those third-party sites is governed by their privacy policies, not this one.
How we store and secure information we collect
IMPEL-ESIX uses the following services for Cloud storage:
- Google drive
IMPEL-ESIX uses a SSL certificate for encryption purposes.
How long we keep information
How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information, as described in further detail below. After such time, we will either delete your information or, if this is not possible (for example, because the information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.
Information you share
If your account is deactivated or disabled, some of your information and the content you have provided will remain in order to allow your team members or other users to make full use of the Services. .
How to access and control your information
You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your information. Below is a summary of those choices, how to exercise them and any limitations.
You have the right to request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information, to request the deletion or restriction of your information, or to request your information in a structured, electronic format. Below, we describe the tools and processes for making these requests. For all other requests, you may contact us as provided in the Contact Us section below to request assistance.
Delete your information
You can ask us to delete your contact details.
Deactivate your account(s)
If you no longer wish to use your accounts, please contact the IMPEL-ESIX moderator and they will do it for you.
Opt out of communications
You may opt out of receiving our IMPEL-ESIX e-newsletter from us by using the unsubscribe link within each email, updating your email preferences.
Our policy towards children
The Services are not directed to individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information.
How to contact us
You may exercise your rights to access, rectification, erasure, portability, restriction and/or objection to the processing at the specified post and email addresses. If you have questions or concerns about how your information is handled, please direct your inquiry to:
Contact person: Jaap Reijngoud, Moderator IMPEL-ESIX
Address: Chemin des deux maisons 73, box 3