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2. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?
WMCES is responsible for the processing of your personal data. WMCES is a European political foundation (0892.052.283), whose registered office is established at Rue du Commerce 10, 1000 (Belgium). This means that WMCES determines for what purposes and with what means your personal data will be processed.
3. Which personal data do we process about you?
We collect your personal data in two ways, either directly from you or via third parties:
Information provided by you
We collect your information and personal data that we get directly from you:
Information from other sources
We also collect information from other sources:
4. For which purposes and on what legal basis do we process your personal data?
We process your personal data for the following purposes:
Depending on the individual case, the processing of your personal data is based on:
5. With whom do we share your personal data?
WMCES shares your data with the following third parties:
- service providers to provide services for us, such as marketing agencies, web hosting companies, mailing vendors (e.g. Mailchimp, Salesforce or Typeform);
- service providers to provide services for us in relation to our activities, such as the organisation of (network) events (e.g. event agencies, event hosting services, hotels, …);
- European institutions such as the Authority for European political parties and European political foundations, the European Parliament, OLAF, the Court of Auditors and Member States, but only for auditing and control purposes within the context of the European Regulation regarding the statute and funding of European political foundations);
In addition, WMCES may be obliged to disclose your personal data if this is required by law or a court order.
In all cases, we are committed to ensuring the confidentiality of your data, which includes among other things that we conclude adequate contracts with our partners and service providers which impose confidentiality obligations on them.
6. Do we transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area?
Some data may be stored or transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) for the purposes described in point 4 above. It is possible that this transfer occurs via third parties (as mentioned in point 5 above) established outside the EEA territory or because data are stored on a server located outside or accessible outside the EEA.
In this respect, WMCES is committed to ensuring an adequate level of protection for your data, in particular via an adequacy decision under article 45 GDPR for the country to which data are transferred (including certifications under the EU-US Privacy Shield), by concluding standard contractual clauses under article 46.2 GDPR, or by any other appropriate safeguards.
7. How are your personal data protected?
In order to guarantee the security of your personal data we have set in place a series of security measures and safeguards. Your personal data is stored on secure networks that may only be accessed by a limited number of persons holding special access rights and who undertake to respect and maintain its confidential nature.
Despite these measures, due care should be taken when storing and/or sharing your personal data, particularly when connecting via unsecure or public networks.
WMCES furthermore has committed to ensure that the service providers that process personal data on behalf of us also implement sufficient technical and organisational measures.
8. How long do we keep your personal data?
The collected data are kept as long as necessary to provide our services and for the purposes described in question 4 above, while taking into account our legal and contractual obligations. This means for example that we will no longer use your personal data to send you our newsletters if you have informed us that you no longer want to receive them. Personal data may be stored for a longer period in order to establish, exercise and defend our legal position in the event of claims or disputes.
In addition, you have the right to request the deletion of your data. Please refer in this regard to question 10 below.
9. What about links to other websites and social media?
10. What are your rights as a data subject?
You have a number of rights with regard to your personal data. Some of these rights may be subject to conditions or exceptions.
You have a right of access to your data, a right to correct your data, a right to the erasure of your data, a right to limit the processing of your data and a right to ask the portability of your data.
You also have a right to object to the processing of your data in general as well as to the processing of your data for direct marketing and profiling purposes.
If the processing of your data is based on consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without this affecting the legitimacy of the processing done prior to the withdrawal of your consent.
You can send your request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the address mentioned below. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before processing your request.
In every e-mail that we send, there is an option to update your information or unsubscribe.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of an alleged infringement of the GDPR. The Belgian Data Protection Authority is the supervisory authority for Belgium and can be contacted at email@example.com.
11. How can you contact us?
Basic regulations regarding European political foundations
The activities of European political foundations fall under European regulations; these regulations refer to the legal framework, internal functioning and funding, as well as the financing, judicial control, transparency and accountability of European political foundations. To consult the two main regulations, please follow the link below:
In compliance with European regulations and pursuing the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies’ aim of transparency, the financial reports of previous years are open to public enquiry on the European Parliament website: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/contracts-and-grants
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