Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We collect and process your personal data only for stated purposes and to the extent necessary. Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we use your personal data.

By using Liberties.eu (“Site”) you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Privacy Policy. We may also ask your explicit consent to the processing of your personal data when using certain parts of the Site.

1. Data controller

Liberties.eu is operated by the Civil Liberties Union for Europe, a network of European non-governmental, non-profit human rights and civil liberties organizations), (We, Us, Civil Liberties Union for Europe, Liberties). Liberties acts as the data controller of your personal data collected through this website.

This Privacy Policy exclusively applies to personal data collected through this website. It does not apply to personal data collected by affiliated or third-party sites or applications and Liberties does not act as data controller in this respect.

Liberties reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Site.

Please be aware that the Site uses a cloud-based service provider. The personal data that you provide and we collect through the Site may be transferred to entities operating in jurisdictions which do not have equivalent data privacy legislation to European jurisdictions. By accepting this Privacy Policy you give your explicit consent to such collection and transfer of your personal data to jurisdictions which do not have equivalent data privacy legislation to European jurisdictions.

2. Definitions

Affiliated Partners are non-profit, non-governmental organizations partnering with Civil Liberties Union for Europe for the purpose of organizing Online Petitions, Surveys, Open Letter Campaigns and Public Data Requests via the Site. You can reach the list of Affiliated Partners by clicking here.

Holders of Public Data are local, regional or national public authorities, international bodies (e.g. institutions of the European Union, the Council of Europe or the United Nations), private entities and individuals in their official capacity who command information of public interest.

Recipients of the Petitions, Open Letters and Public Data Requests are local, regional or national public authorities, international bodies (e.g. institutions of the European Union, the Council of Europe or the United Nations), private entities and individuals in their official capacity.

3. What personal data do we collect?

You provide personal data to us when registering as a member, signing online petitions, participating in surveys, sending messages through our website to campaign targets, sending public data requests, or otherwise filling out forms on the Site. We ask for your name and email address as mandatory and country of residence as optional information.

You may also provide personal data when you upload your photo, leave a comment, express your preference in a survey, send a personalized message, or send a public data request. It is not mandatory to provide this information and by providing it you give your consent to the processing of this information by Liberties for the purposes stated below.

When you contact us we record your correspondence (including email address) in order to process and answer your request.

We use cookies and web beacons on the Site. Some of the cookies are essential for the functioning of the Site, others are used to improve your browsing experience or help us to better understand how people use our Site (Analytics Cookies). Certain functionalities of the Site require the application of third party cookies. For more details read our Cookie Policy.

4. For what purpose do we use your personal data?

Operation of the Site

We use your personal data to enable your use of the Site and the online tools associated with the Site.

Newsletter

We may send newsletters upon your separate request to the email address you provided. If you do not wish to receive newsletters anymore use the unsubscribe link in the email or click here.

Online Petitions

When you sign an Online Petition on the Site you give your consent to the processing of your personal data, including the comments you leave with the petition. We store your data on our servers and share it with the Affiliated Partner(s) who launched the petition. When the period open for the signature of the Online Petition is over we share your name and country with the Recipient of the Petition. We may also temporarily publish your data on the Site indicating that you have signed an Online Petition (except if you have chosen your login to be private).

Surveys

When you take part in a Survey you give your consent to the processing of your personal data and your preference expressed in the Survey. We store your data on our servers and share it third parties only in an aggregated form that does not allow individual identification.

Sending Emails via the Site

When you send an email to the Recipient(s) of the Petition via the Site we use your name, email address and country of residence to prepare an email message. You may also edit the content of the message. These messages will be sent under your name and with your email as the return address. You are solely responsible for the content of the message you send via the Site and Liberties takes no responsibility for the content of your message or the use of your personal data by the Recipient(s).

Public Data Request via the Site

When you use the Site to file a Public Data Request we use your name, email address and country of residence to prepare a message to a Holder of Public Data. The Public Data Request will be sent under your name and with your email address. Liberties takes no responsibility for the use of your personal data by the Holder of Public Data.

5. How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

You can object to the publication of your personal data on compelling legitimate grounds relating to your particular situation. You can have access to and request the rectification of your data at any time. For the purposes mentioned above, please contact us at info at liberties dot eu.

6. How do we protect your personal data?

We store your information securely at our servers and apply state of the art security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access. We share your personal data with third parties according to the Terms and Conditions of this Privacy Policy. We may share personal data with authorities or law enforcement agencies only under the applicable law, to comply with legal procedures and upon the provision of a valid search warrant. Please be aware that when using the Site your data is transmitted over the Internet and we cannot guarantee the secure transmission of your information.

7. How long do we keep your data?

We keep your personal data as long as it is necessary for the purpose stated at the time of the collection. For transparency reasons we keep your data provided when signing an Online Petition, participating in a Survey, Sending an Email via the Site or sending Public Data Request until the end of the particular campaign. We store your personal data until your name and your country has been received by the recipient of the campaign. Afterwards we only store anonymized and aggregated data from our past campaigns.

8. Other information

The Site may include parts of third-party websites or contain links pointing to third party websites. These linked sites (e.g. facebook.com, twitter.com, google.com, disqus.com, mailchimp.com) are not under Liberties’s control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such linked site, or any link contained in any linked site.

Cookie policy

How do we use cookies?

Liberties.eu (“Site”) uses cookies that are needed to provide the service you have asked for. We do not use online behavioural advertisement cookies and we do not sell, or otherwise share the information collected by cookies with non-affiliated third parties, except where required by the law.

What cookies do we use?

Cookies strictly necessary to use the Site - These cookies are essential so you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided or we could not guarantee the same level of security of the Site. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the Internet. Examples of strictly necessary cookies include log in cookies, which keep you logged in during your visit, or session cookies, which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly.

Cookies improving your browsing experience - These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and they provide improved features.

Third party cookies – These cookies are provided by third parties and enable social media components to function (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Disqus, Google+), or provide analytical information (Google Analytics). Analytics cookies keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones don't get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It is also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our sites and if they get 'error messages' from web pages. The information collected by analytics cookies is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies.

Web beacons and tracking pixels - Some of our websites and some of the emails you might get from us also contain small invisible images known as 'web beacons' or 'tracking pixels'. These are used to count the number of times the page or email has been viewed and allows us to measure the effectiveness of a campaign. These web beacons are anonymous and don't contain or collect any information that identifies you.