Protection of data privacy
In general, our website can be used without providing any personal data. If personal data (such as name or email addresses) are collected, this will occur on a voluntary basis, in so far as possible. These data shall not be provided to a third party without your explicit permission. Please take note that data transmission across the Internet (e.g. by using email communications) may not be secure as it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. The use of published contact details by third parties for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps should unsolicited advertising be sent, including spam.
Data policy for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies,” text files stored on your computer, to facilitate analysis of your website usage. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. However, prior to that, when IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google (within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area). Only in exceptional cases a full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be brought in association with other data held by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software. In this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all features offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available via this link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
How we transfer your information internationally
The FTTH Council Europe is an international business with a global customer base. We may need to transfer personal information between any of the countries we operate in and to our suppliers in other countries. For example, our event registration and management system is hosted and backed up on a server in Germany. We may also need to transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area to make arrangements for any exhibition you have registered to attend, or in any other case where we have your specific consent. We do not transfer any data to other countries or international organisations unless they are deemed by applicable law to have adequate privacy protection, or recognised legal mechanisms are in place to ensure adequate protection of your information (e.g. EU Model Contract Clauses or EU-US Privacy Shield or Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks).
Your data protection rights
You have these rights in relation to your information:
- Access: You can obtain confirmation of whether we hold any information about you and, if so, you can access your information and details of how we process it, as long as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
- Rectification: We will rectify any errors in the personal information we hold on request.
- Erasure: You can ask us to delete your personal information from our systems in the following situations:
- The information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected
- You withdraw your consent on which the information processing is based and where there is no other legal ground for the processing
- You object to the information processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing
- The information has been unlawfully processed
- The information has to be deleted for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
- Right to restrict processing: You have the right to restrict our information processing on specified grounds.
- Notification: Where you’ve asked us to rectify, delete or restrict processing of your information, we’ll pass on your instructions to anyone we’ve shared your information with, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort, in which case we’ll let you know.
- Data portability: You have the right in specific circumstances (where automated processing is based on consent) to receive your information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit the information to another entity without hindrance.
- Right to object: In certain circumstances you have the right to object to our processing of your information, including in relation to profiling, direct marketing or scientific or historical research purposes.
- Automated individual decision making: We don’t carry out this kind of decision making. However, for your information, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you unless this is necessary for our contract, is authorised under applicable law or is based on your explicit consent.
Changes to this privacy notice
We’ll regularly review and update this privacy notice and will ask for your consent before using your personal information in a way that is significantly different.
This notice applies from May 25, 2018.
Contact person for data privacy
FTTH Council Europe
Rue de la Presse 4