forumcivique.org takes the protection of personal data very seriously. In the following, we explain how we stand to data protection and how we handle your private data.
As a matter of principle, the protection of your privacy is of great importance to us. Of course, we strictly adhere to all legal regulations regarding data protection. We also want to inform you when we store which data of yours and if, how we use it.
Who are we?
This website and its contents are provided by the European Civic Forum. Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
What personal information we collect and why we collect it
When you access this website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information is recorded in the server log file and includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and suchlike. This is for the following reason:
- ensuring a trouble-free connection to the website
- ensuring a smooth use of our website
- evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
- for other administrative purposes Your data will not be used to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is only evaluated statistically in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the current session has ended.
Contact forms for contact
The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used to assign the query and then answer it. The entry of further data is optional.
If you write a comment on our website, this may be an agreement to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you do not have to re-enter all this information. These cookies are stored for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal information and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select "Stay signed in" when you sign in, your sign-in will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the sign-in cookies are deleted. When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and only points to the Contribution ID of the item you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
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How long we store your data
When you write a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. In this way, we can automatically recognize and release subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue. For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Website administrators may also view and change this information.
What rights do you have to your data?
If you have an account on this site or have written comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal information we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security reasons.
Please contact us if you have any questions relevant to data protection:
European Civic Forum
CH - 4001 Basel, SWITZERLAND
How we protect your data
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
We may change this privacy statement at any time without notice. The current version published on our website is valid. Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation listed at the beginning of the data protection declaration.