1.1 The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) as manager of Mapping Media Freedom is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to mappingmediafreedom.org; we strive to minimise the amount of information we collect or allow to be collected by third parties on our website; in this policy, we explain how we will treat your personal information.
1.3 European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, SCE with limited liability – Cooperative register of the District Court Leipzig: GnR 534 – VAT ID: DE314617313
Executive Board: Henrik Kaufholz (Chair), Galina Arapova, Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, Stephan Seeger, Ljiljana Smailovic
Chair of Supervisory Board: Lucie Sykorova
Managing Director: Dr Lutz Kinkel
1.4 Our office is located at Menckestr. 27 / 04155 Leipzig / Germany – Tel: +49 (0) 341 200 403 13 / Fax: +49 (0) 341 562 96 63.
1.5 If you have any other questions about this policy you can write to us at our office or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +49 (0) 341 200 403 22
1.6 The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to mappingmediafreedom.org; we strive to minimise the amount of information we collect or allow to be collected by third parties on our website; in this policy, we explain how we will treat your personal information.
- Collecting personal information
2.2 From time to time, we may also embed content from third parties, such as YouTube (Terms of Service).
2.3 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths
(f) Information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication such as a comment on the blog articles.
(g) Any other personal information that you choose to send to us; and provide details of other personal information collected.
2.4 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
- Using personal information
3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy. Your information will not be published without your explicit permission.
3.2 We may use your personal information to:
(a) Administer our website
(b) Enable your use of the services available on our website
(c) Send you email notifications that you have specifically requested through the Ushahidi map/database portion of the site, which requires a user account on the Ushahidi system.
(f) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by you relating to our website
(g) Keep our website secure and prevent fraud
(h) Other uses
3.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, such as a comment on an article, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
3.4 We will not supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
- Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
4.2 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
- International data transfers
5.1 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
5.2 Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America
5.3 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
5.4 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
- Retaining personal information
6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
- Security of personal information
7.1 We take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information, including staff training and periodic audits of our procedures.
7.2 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
- Your rights
9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address.
9.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3 You may contact us about this policy and other concerns by emailing email@example.com
- Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
10.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
- Updating information
11.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. You may do this by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- About cookies
12.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
12.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
12.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
12.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
- Our cookies
13.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
13.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(b) Third parties may track users on our website when they interact with specific site functions such as social media sharing buttons or embedded video.
- Analytics cookies
14.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
14.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
14.3 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
- Blocking cookies
15.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the dropdown menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome, you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
15.2 Blocking all cookies could have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
15.3 If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.
- Deleting cookies
16.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files you can find instructions for doing so at https://windows.microsoft.com/engb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11;
(b) in Firefox you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome, you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
16.2 Deleting cookies could have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
17. Updates to this policy