Déclaration de confidentialité

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Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

The ‘Your Europe, Your Say!” event (YEYS) is organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which is the data controller in charge of the processing of your personal data.

The service responsible for processing your personal data on behalf of the controller is:

Visits and Publications Unit
Department D – Communication
European Economic and Social committee
Rue Belliardstraat 99
1040 Brussels

youreuropeateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu

What is the purpose of the processing?

Your personal data will be processed in order to:

  • register you for the virtual event
  • provide access to the virtual interface
  • fulfil the communication objectives of the event (with your consent only)
  • share your name and affiliation with the other participants (with your consent only)
  • send you invitations to future YEYS events the EESC may organise (with your consent only)

The EESC is not responsible for recordings (such as photographs or videos) made by participants in a private capacity.

What is the legal basis for the processing

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 applies to the processing of your personal data collected for the organisation and management of this event. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Article 5(a) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in a Union institution or body. The EESC exercises its tasks as set out in Articles 300-304 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The processing of certain categories of your personal data as described in this privacy statement will be carried out based on your consent (Article 5(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725).

What personal data are processed?

The following personal data will be processed:

  • data necessary for the organisation and management of the event: Name of the school, school’s website, First name and surname of the school teacher and students participating in the event. Mobile number and e-mail address of the teacher, ;
  • data collected for communication and publicity purposes: pictures and/or audio and video recordings of speakers and participants, quotes associated to names, live streaming. They could be published in the context of the event (i.e. YouTube video, publications) and in the framework of European Economic and Social Committee's activities as well as published on its Intranet, the Internet and social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Recordings (all sound, audiovisual and live recordings) are made in accordance with the EESC Decision 206/17A: Rules on the recording of activities undertaken by the European Economic and Social Committee.

Your consent is required for:

  • photos, audio and video recordings and web streaming related to the event,
  • attendee list containing your name and affiliation, which will be shared among participants,
  • invitations to future YEYS events the EESC may organise.

You can provide your consent via the documents that have been provided by mail.

When registering for the YEYS event it is mandatory to fill in only some of the categories of personal data. If those categories of data are not filled in, it will not be possible to register for the event.

Who are the recipients or categories of recipients of your personal data?

The recipients of your data will be:

  • the EESC staff in charge of the organisation, management and follow-up of this event.

We will never share your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

Photographs will be taken during this virtual event. Recordings (audio-visual and photographs) will be used partially for promotional and journalistic purposes afterwards. Webstreaming will take place during the event. Slight editing might also take place (e.g. brightness and/or contrast adjustment).

Your photograph may be used in EESC publications and/or published on the intranet, event's website (http://www.eesc.europa.eu/yeys2021) and relevant social networks, accompanied by text, name, quotes, photos and/or video recordings of the event.

A video of the event may be published on the website http://www.youtube.com/user/EurEcoSocCommittee.

We use social media to provide information about and promote the YEYS event through widely-used channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The use of social media does not in any way imply endorsement of their privacy policies. In the event that one or more social media are unavailable, we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to their downtime. We recommend that users read the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube privacy policies. Each company explains its policy of data collection and processing, its use of data, user rights and the ways in which users can protect their privacy when using these services.

We will use the platform Zoom as an online communication tool. The use of Zoom does not in any way imply endorsement of their privacy policy. In the event that zoom is unavailable, we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to their downtime. We recommend that users read the zoom privacy policy where the company explains its policy of data collection and processing, its use of data, user rights and the ways in which users can protect their privacy when using their services.

How can you exercise your rights?

You have the right to request access to your personal data. You also have the right to request rectification or erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that withdrawal of consent will not have retroactive effect (processing of your personal data based on your consent before withdrawal is lawful up to the moment when you withdraw your consent).

Where applicable, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. Where applicable, you have the right to receive your personal data provided to the controller or to have your personal data transmitted directly to another controller (data portability).

You can direct your queries to youreuropeateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu. The query will be dealt with within 15 working days.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor (edpsatedps [dot] europa [dot] eu) if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data.

How long are your personal data kept for?

Your data (excluding photos, audio and video recordings that have been published) are kept as long as follow-up actions to the event are necessary with regard to the purpose(s) of the processing of personal data as well as for the event and its related management. Personal data will be deleted from databases 1 year after the event, except the forms which will be retained for 10 years on EESC’s server. Data published on the Internet and Intranet will remain there indefinitely.

If you wish to delete these data at any time after you have given your consent, please contact us at youreuropeateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu.

Your photos, audio and video recordings that have been published (for example on the web or in publications) will remain in that format indefinitely.

Are your personal data transferred to a third country (non-EU Member State) or international organisation?  

Your personal data will not be transferred to a non-EU member state and/or international organisation.

Are personal data collected used for automated decision-making, including profiling?

The EESC will not use your personal data to make automated decisions about you. "Automated decisions" are defined as decisions made without human intervention.

Will your personal data be further processed for a purpose other than that for which the data were obtained?

Your personal data will not be further processed for a different purpose than the ones mentioned above.

Who can you contact if you have queries or complaints?

If you have any further questions about the processing of your personal data, please contact the unit in charge of the processing of your personal data: youreuropeateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu.

You may also contact the Data Protection Officer of the EESC (data [dot] protectionateesc [dot] europa [dot] eu) and/or the European Data Protection Supervisor (edpsatedps [dot] europa [dot] eu) at any time.

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YOUR EUROPE YOUR SAY 2021 - PRIVACY STATEMENT