Privacy and Data Protection

 

WWF European Policy Office and national WWF offices are working together on this campaign. Your data will be not be used for any other purposes than for this campaign.

This data protection policy only applies to ep2014.wwf.eu and its subdomains. On other pages and servers - that may be linked here - there may be other privacy policies in effect.

At WWF we take the privacy of our members and supporters very seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy online.

This statement explains the privacy and the data protection practices which apply to all websites operated by WWF European Policy Office. It also applies to their use of text messaging. A link to this Policy is available from all websites which it applies to.

In this Policy references to WWF European Policy Office or to "we" or "us" are to the WWF European Policy Office and its trading company.

Main principles:

What information do we collect?

We collect two kinds of information about our users:

a. non-personal information such as IP address (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps us to determine how many individuals use our sites, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are or where you live, it simply allows us to monitor and improve our service.
We use Google Analytics including Display Advertising (e.g. Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.)


b. personal information such as name and email addresses. We collect this information only in connection with this specific EU Elections WWF Pledge “Create a new Europe for the Planet”. The information is needed to fulfil your submission and to enable us to verify that the data correspond to an existing candidate for the European Elections. You don't have to disclose any of this information to browse our sites. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to submit the pledge.

How is the information used?

Any personal data will be used and recorded by WWF European Policy Office in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy. We will use the information you provide to: As well as using personal information to fulfil requests, we also like to keep our supporters informed about WWF activities, but this will only happen if you decide to sign up to WWF newsletter or join any other activities promoted by a WWF national office.

By entering the WWF Pledge you will be agreeing to receive emails from WWF as part of the verification system, and to provide information about our priorities on EU Elections and provide contacts with relevant WWF colleagues.

We may disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We may disclose personal information if we receive a complaint about any content you have posted or transmitted to or from one of our sites, if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of WWF European Policy Office, its sites or its visitors.

Except as indicated above we will not use or transfer this data to any third parties without your prior permission.

Links

Our sites contain links to other sites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links from our websites and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit.

In addition, if you linked to our websites from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

Use of cookies

In simple terms a cookie is a small piece of information sent from our website to your computer to help us to identify you quickly. If you prefer not to accept a cookie, you can navigate around our sites like a normal user. Any information gathered by the use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.

Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing personalised pages, but at present, we use them only to work out how many people visit our sites.

Further information about cookies can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website www.allaboutcookies.org.

Where is the information stored?

Information which you submit via our website is sent to a computer located in Belgium. This is necessary in order to process the information.

Your acceptance of this Policy

By using our sites, and submitting the WWF Pledge you consent to the collection and use of information by WWF European Policy Office and WWF national offices participating in this action in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our sites or join the pledge.