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Privacy policy

1. Introduction
This privacy statement concerns the processing of personal data by Europa decentraal through the website www.bright-tool.eu.

Europa decentraal respects the privacy of visitors that visit the website. We only collect personal data that is necessary to display the website and the services we offer through our website. The collecting and processing of personal data through this website is done in accordance with the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Via this privacy statement we inform you about processing your personal data through our website. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through the given contact details below.

2. Who is responsible for processing your personal data?
Europa decentraal is the controller - as defined in the GDPR - of the personal data collected through this website. Our contact details are:

Europa decentraal
P.O. box 30435
2500 GK The Hague
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)70 – 338 1090
Email: bright@europadecentraal.nl

3. Which personal data do we collect?
Europa decentraal only collects personal data if you provide your personal data by sending us an email (e.g. name, e-mail) or via the cookies we use for the functioning of and optimizing the website.

We use session cookies that ensure specific elements of the website are functioning, such as temporarily saving the answers you give in the Quick Scan. Session cookies are not stored on your hard drive, and they expire when your browser is closed.

Europa decentraal also uses pseudonymised statistics about your visit to our website, which may include the following data:

  • Ip-address;
  • Device type;
  • Technical details about your browser (such as Google Chrome, Safari, IE or Firefox);
  • Where and how long you have been visiting our website;
  • Which functionalities of the website you have been using;
  • Which parts of the website you have visited.

4. For what purposes do we collect this data?
Europa decentraal processes the personal data on the legal basis of our legitimate interest. Personal data collected through this website is only used for the purposes for which it is provided. For example:

  • E-mail and other personal data you provide us with: to correctly address you and to answer your queries.
  • IP-address, device type, surf and click behaviour: to track the activity of users on our website and to improve the BRIGHT tool.

5. Is your personal data given to third parties?

In accordance with this privacy statement and as permitted by law, Europa decentraal may use service providers for certain services. As far as these processors use your personal data for carrying out their services, Europa decentraal took all the necessary technical and organizational precautionary measures to ensure that your personal data is only used for the purposes mentioned before. Europa decentraal works together with ICT-server providers for hosting the website, and with Google Analytics for analyzing the effectiveness of our website.

Europa decentraal will not give your personal data to third parties, unless we are obligated to do so by law. Europa decentraal does not share your personal data with organizations outside of the EU.

6. How long will your personal data be stored?
The personal data you provide us with be deleted or be made anonymous when the data is no longer needed for the processing purposes as mentioned in this privacy statement. The data the website processes via cookies is deleted after the browser is closed (session cookies) or after 14 months (analytical cookies).

7. What are your rights as a data subject?
At any given time, you can file a request to access your personal data, to correct this data or to erase  this data. Furthermore it is your right to request the restriction of data processing, to object to the processing of data and the right to data portability. To enforce these rights, please contact us through e-mail at bright@europadecentraal.nl. Upon this request, we may ask you to send us a (partly anonymized) copy of your ID in order to verify your identity, to ensure that we do not provide personal data to the wrong parties. We are obligated to inform you of the follow-up to your request within four weeks after receiving your email.

8. Managing stored cookies
The easiest way to delete cookies is through the settings of your internet browser.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit the opt-out website.

9. Filing a complaint

You have the right to file a complaint about the processing of your personal data by Europa decentraal at a European Data Protection Authority. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens), can be contacted via their website.

Last updated: April 26th, 2019.