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FIDDH – Secretariat of ProtectDefenders.eu’s Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit https://protectdefenders.eu (the “Site”). This website is provided by the Fondation Internationale pour les défenseurs des droits de l’homme – Secretariat of ProtectDefenders.eu, an international foundation legally registered in Belgium, and is hosted in The Netherlands. We take seriously the privacy of you as the user of the website and any information we collect from you.

This document sets out our Privacy Policy in relation to you and your personal data. The same principles also apply when we collect personal data from you through other channels (e-mail, paper forms, phone calls, etc.).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.” We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. A cookie is a small text file that a site sends to be able to remember who you are. In principle, it contains the name of its Internet domain of origin, its lifetime and a value, usually a unique random number. On the ProtectDefenders.eu website, we use session cookies. These are temporary cookies that are stored in your computer’s memory and deleted when you close your browser or when you do not use the Internet for a certain amount of time. For example, these cookies can control automatic pop-up windows so that they do not open each time you visit a particular page: once you have viewed a page containing an automatic pop-up window, a cookie may be placed in your computer so that this window does not open next time. ProtectDefenders.eu does not use cookies to monitor you. .

“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

When you browse our website, information may be recorded, or read, in your terminal, subject to your choices.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about your use of the site. The information collected concerns:

  • The pages you visit and how much time you spend on those pages
  • The way you arrived on the site (referring site, social networks, search engine, etc.)
  • The links clicked on the site during the visit

 

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any requests placed through the Site (including processing your request for grants or information). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Communicate with you;
  • Providing you with personalized service;
  • Operating this website and understanding its use for statistical purposes (number of site visits, average time visitors spend at the site, etc.) and security purposes;
  • Managing and processing inquiries and other interactions with you;
  • Providing you with information about services we offer such as newsletters, urgent appeals, reports, publications, etc. and informing you of other relevant activities.

We will not send you such information if you object to receiving it from us or if applicable local law does not permit us to send such information to you.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our users browse and interact with the Site).

 

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not share your personal information with third parties beyond what is necessary for the fulfillment of the ends for which you have explicitly shared the information with us. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our users use the Site– you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. It is possible that FIDDH shares your personal information with its Consortium partners, which can then use them for their activities related to the mandate of ProtectDefenders.eu.

 

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts or requests we might have with you (for example if you make a request through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information could be eventually transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States, via secured systems.

 

DATA RETENTION

When you place a requests through the Site, we will maintain your information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

 

SECURITY

We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information you provide to us is current, accurate, and kept in a secure place. We do our utmost to protect your personal information but can not guarantee that the secure processing of your personal information can never be defeated.

 

PRIVACY PREFERENCES

You may view, correct, or request the deletion of any of your information we have collected from you and stored by us by sending your request at the address below. You may choose not to receive newsletters, invitations and other similar correspondence from us. You may do this whenever you provide us with personal information by checking the appropriate box on the online or other form. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any of our mailing lists by visiting our Mailing List Services Page and subscribing or unsubscribing to each such list, as applicable; a link to automatically unsubscribe will also be included in every e-mail mailing.

 

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

 

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at contact@protectdefenders.eu or by mail using the details provided below:

 

FIDDH – SECRETARIAT OF PROTECTDEFENDERS.EU
RUE DE LA LOI 81A,
1040, Brussels
Belgium