Privacy Policy

What is the Privacy Policy about?

Through its service, ecflabs.org will process privacy-sensitive or personal data. European Cultural Foundation (ECF) values the privacy of its users and observes due care in processing and protecting personal data.
We process data in compliance with the requirements laid down by the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (DPDA). ECF is the party responsible for all data processing. In this privacy statement, we will explain which personal data we collect and for which purposes.
We recommend that you read it carefully.
 

What data are we talking about here?

Use of Personal Data
By using our service, you are providing certain data to us. This could be personal data. We only retain and use the personal data provided directly by you or for which it is clear that it has been supplied to us to be processed. Although companies and organisations can make use of our website, company data is not covered by the DPDA. This privacy statement is primarily directed to those using the website as a private person or as an employee, volunteer or officer of a company or organization.

How do we handle your mails to us?

If you fill out a contact form on the website or send us an email, the data you provide will be retained for as long as is necessary depending on the nature of the form or the content of your email, to fully answer and correctly handle your message or email. We may archive emails for documentation purposes and those purposes permitted by law.

What do we do with the data you give us?

Certain features of our service require you to register beforehand. After your registration we will retain your user name and the personal data you provided (including your email). We will retain this data so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our website or so that we can contact you in connection with the execution of the agreement.

We will not provide the data linked to your user name to third parties, unless it is necessary for the execution of the agreement you concluded with us or if this is required by law. In the event of suspicion of fraud or misuse of our website we may hand over personal data to the entitled authorities.

What data do we ask when you register?

To register on our website we require the following data:
- your email address
- your user name (which may be a pseudonym)

In addition, we ask (but do not require) the following data:
- your real name or a pseudonym
- a photo of you for your profile image
- your city and country
- a short description (biography) of yourself

When using our service, the following data is published so as to be visible to everyone on the Internet, including search engines:
- your username
- your profile image
- your name
- your city and country
- your biography
- any content you publish through the service (such as posts and comments)
You choose which information you publish. You could be traced with this information.

What happens when I subscribe to a blog of another user?
If you choose to subscribe to the blog of another user, you will receive updates from their blogs through ecflabs.org and optionally through e-mail. You can subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. The blog operator can see your username as a follower of his or her blog.
If you choose to blog an item on the platform, ECF may automatically promote the blog through various social media. Blogs are available for search engines.

Your data is safe with us

Providing Data to Third Parties
Your data is expressly not provided to third parties.
Our website features social media buttons. These buttons are used by the providers of these services to collect your personal data.

Security
We take security measures to reduce misuse of and unauthorised access to personal data. We take the following measures in particular:
- Access to personal data requires the use of a user name and password
- Access to contact data (email address) is only possible by administrators
- Servers are accessible physically only by identified personnel under strict supervision
- We apply security updates to our software as soon as possible
- We periodically audit our systems for leaks and bugs

Statistics
We do keep statistics on our website, but these are kept anonymous at all times.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
We use cookies only to provide functionality for the website. More precisely we use cookies to allow logged in users to stay logged in and to be able to identify previously-visited content for you in a later visit. ECF visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ecflabs.org , with the drawback that logging in may not work properly and you may be confronted with content you have seen before.
We do not use cookies to track or collect data for any purpose.

What about links to other websites?

Third-party Websites
This statement is not applicable to third-party websites connected to this website through links. We cannot guarantee that these third parties will handle your personal data in a secure and careful manner. We recommend you read these websites’privacy statements before making use of these websites.

Make sure to check for updates to this policy

Changes to this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this statement. We recommend that you review this statement regularly, so that you remain informed of any changes.

Contact us if you have any questions

You can always contact us if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or wish to delete your personal data.