Newsletter Privacy Statement

Protection of your Personal Data

This privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data.

Processing operation: Management of subscriptions to receive the newsletters and news of the FinAI Cost Action

Data Controller:  Prof. Dr. Joerg Osterrieder, Action Chair

1. Introduction

The FinAI Cost Action is committed to protect your personal data and to respect your privacy. The Commission collects and further processes personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.

This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of your personal data, the way we collect, handle and ensure protection of all personal data provided, how that information is used and what rights you have in relation to your personal data. It also specifies the contact details of the responsible Data Controller with whom you may exercise your rights, the Data Protection Officer and the European Data Protection Supervisor.

The information in relation to the processing operation in title, undertaken by the controller in title, is presented below.

2. Why and how do we process your personal data?

Purpose of the processing operation: the Data Controller collects and uses your personal data so that you can receive information that you have requested on important developments, activities, events, initiatives or thematic issues in the area of the FinAI Cost Action, in particular through articles, reports, interviews, newsletters as well as visual content.

Your personal data will not be used for any automated decision-making including profiling.

3. On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data?

You have subscribed to receive the information on important developments, activities, events, initiatives or thematic issues in the area of FinAI Cost Action.

We process your personal data, because you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of receiving the requested information.

4. Which personal data do we collect and further process?

In order to carry out these processing operations, the Controller collects the following categories of personal data

  • email address is needed to ensure the delivery of the service to you as subscriber

5. How long do we keep your personal data?

The Controller only keeps your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing, namely until you unsubscribe from the mailing list.

Depending on the technical solutions available, you can ask to be unsubscribed from the mailing list or follow the unsubscribe link in the information email you have received. Appropriate action shall be taken within a week of receiving the request.

In case where data is kept for statistical purposes, some subscriber’s optional data may be kept for 5 years after the un-subscription, providing these do not allow to identify the subscriber any more and that these are available to a very restricted number of authorised persons performing the processing operation on a need to know basis, for the sole purposes of generating anonymised statistics.

6. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?

All personal data in electronic format (e-mails, documents, databases, uploaded batches of data, etc.) are stored on the WordPress servers.

7. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

Access to your personal data is provided to the staff responsible for carrying out this processing operation.

The information we collect will not be given to any third party, except to the extent and for the purpose we may be required to do so by law.

8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, in particular the right to access your personal data and to rectify them in case your personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. Where applicable, you have the right to erase your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object to the processing, and the right to data portability.

You have consented to provide your personal data to the Controller for the present processing operations. You can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying the Controller. The withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you have withdrawn the consent.

You can exercise your rights by contacting the data controller, or in case of conflict the Data Protection Officer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor. Their contact information is given under Heading 9 below.

Where you wish to exercise your rights in the context of one or several specific processing operations, please provide their description in your request.