PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
This specific privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data
Processing operation: Processing of personal data linked to events organised by the Galileo Information Centre for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (Galileo Information Centre Mexico).
Data Controller: European Commission, Directorate-General for Defence industry and Space, Unit DEFIS.B.3. International Relations and Communication (hereinafter “DG DEFIS Unit B.3”, the Data Controller)
Data Processor: Consortium composed of:
Record reference: DPR-EC-01063
Table of Contents
On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data?
Which personal data do we collect and further process?
How long do we keep your personal data?
How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?
Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?
The European Commission is committed to protect your personal data and to respect your privacy. The Commission collects and further processes personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.
This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of your personal data in the context of a meeting or event organised by the European Commission. It explains the way we collect, handle and ensure protection of all personal data provided, how that information is used and what rights you have in relation to your personal data. It also specifies the contact details of the responsible Data Controller with whom you may exercise your rights, the Data Protection Officer and the European Data Protection Supervisor.
The information in relation to the processing of personal data linked to events organised by the Galileo Information Centres on behalf of the European Commission is presented below.
Purpose of the processing operation: the European Commission, with the support of its processors, collects and further processes your personal data to:
Your personal data will not be used for any automated decision-making including profiling.
Live web-streaming and audio-visual recording at events of the speakers, organisers and participants, as well as, photographs of the speakers and panoramic photographs of participants and organisers, may be taken and published at the website of the Galileo Information Centre Mexico (https://galileoic-mexico.com/).
The audience or non-speaker participants are not photographed individually or in groups. They may however appear on panoramic photographs of the whole event/audience.
Names, a professional review, organisations, position of speakers may be published (based on your consent) at the website Galileo Information Centre Mexico (https://galileoic-mexico.com/).
In case a meeting or event is held online using a third party IT service, such IT service might processes personal data. Please read section 7 below for more information.
Participants that do not wish to be part of the above web-streaming and recording/publishing activities have the possibility to object to processing, at the time of registration or by sending an e-mail to the organiser prior to the event: [email protected]. They could be offered sitting in back rows which are not recorded/photographed or the possibility to opt out of live web-streaming.
The processing operations on personal data, linked to the organisation, management, follow-up and promotion of events (including web-streaming, photos, audio-visual recording) are necessary for the management and functioning of the Commission, as mandated by the Treaties. Those provisions are in particular, Article 11 of the Treaty on European Union and Article 15 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
Consequently, those processing operations are lawful under Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Union institution or body).
The processing operations on personal data of the speakers for the meeting or event with whom a contract is concluded, are carried out in line with the applicable contractual provisions. Consequently, that processing is necessary and lawful under Article 5(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract).
Your consent is required for the following actions during the meeting or event (if applicable):
If you opt-in, you are giving us your explicit consent under Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 to process your personal data for those specific purposes. You can give your consent via a clear affirmative act e.g. by ticking the corresponding box(es) on the online registration form or via a consent form.
Your consent for these purposes can be withdrawn at any time by sending an email to: [email protected].
The following personal data may be processed in the context of the Galileo Information Centre events:
We have obtained your personal data from you.
The Data Controller only keeps your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing. For each of the categories of personal data that may be processed, please find below the retention details and the reference to the relevant record of processing:
All personal data in electronic format (e-mails, documents, databases, uploaded batches of data, etc.) are stored on the servers of the European Commission or of its processors.
All processing operations are carried out pursuant to Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/46 of 10 January 2017 on the security of communication and information systems in the European Commission.
In order to protect your personal data, the Commission has put in place a number of technical and organisational measures. Technical measures include appropriate actions to address online security, risk of data loss, alteration of data or unauthorised access, taking into consideration the risk presented by the processing and the nature of the personal data being processed. Organisational measures include restricting access to the personal data solely to authorised persons with a legitimate need to know for the purposes of this processing operation.
The Commission’s processors are bound by a specific contractual clause for any processing operations of your personal data on behalf of the Commission. The processors have to put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the level of security, required by the Commission.
Access to your personal data is provided to the Commission staff responsible for carrying out this processing operation and to other authorised Commission staff according to the “need to know” principle. Such staff abide by statutory, and when required, additional confidentiality agreements.
To provide services necessary for the organisation of the events, the members of the consortium listed under section “Processor” above may have access to your personal data.
Where necessary, we may also share your information with the following third party service providers for the purposes of organising the events:
Audio-visual recordings, names, a professional review, organisations, position of speakers and photographs of events may be published on the Galileo Information Centre website (https://galileoic-mexico.com/) based on your consent.
Cookies are short text files stored on a user’s device (such as a computer, tablet or phone) by a website. Cookies are used for the technical functioning of a website (functional cookies) or for gathering statistics (analytical cookies).
Registration or holding of events may be handled by any of the third party IT applications and services mentioned above, according to their own privacy and cookies policy.
Enabling cookies is not strictly necessary for a website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that, some features of the event website that may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify data subjects personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
Third party IT tools, including Social Media
We may use third party IT tools to inform about and promote Galileo Information Centre events through widely used communication channels, including the social media.
For detailed information about the use of social media by the European Commission, see the Record of Processing DPR-EC-00073 (Social Media Use by the European Commission).
You may be able to watch our videos, which may be also uploaded to one of our social media pages and follow links from our website to other relevant social media.
In order to protect your privacy, our use of third party IT tools to connect to those services does not set cookies when our website pages are loaded on your computer (or other devices), nor are you immediately redirected to those social media or other websites. Only in the event that you click on a button or “play” on a video to watch it, a cookie of the social media company concerned will be installed on your device. If you do not click on any social media buttons or videos, no cookies will be installed on your device by third parties.
In order to view such third-party content on our websites, a message will alert you that you need to accept those third parties’ specific Terms and Conditions, including their cookie policies, over which the Commission has no control.
We recommend that users carefully read the relevant privacy policies of the third party IT tools used, including social media tools such as:
The use of a third party IT tool does not in any way imply that the European Commission endorses them or their privacy policies. In the event that one or more third party IT tools are occasionally unavailable, we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to their downtime.
Your personal data will be processed by the members of the consortium acting as processors, some of which are established outside the European Union, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, based on enforceable contractual clauses.
The processors may only transfer your personal data to recipients outside the EU based on enforceable contractual clauses or on your informed, explicit and written consent.
Please note that pursuant to Article 3(13) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 public authorities (e.g. Court of Auditors, EU Court of Justice) which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients. The further processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
The information we collect will not be given to any other third party (apart from those mentioned above), except to the extent and for the purpose we may be required to do so by law.
You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, in particular the right to access, your personal data and to rectify them in case your personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. Where applicable, you have the right to erase your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object to the processing, and the right to data portability.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, which is lawfully carried out pursuant to Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on grounds relating to your particular situation.
If you have consented to provide your personal data to the data controller for the present processing operation, you can withdraw your consent at any time by writing to [email protected]. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you have withdrawn the consent.
You can also exercise your rights by contacting the Data Controller, or in case of conflict the Data Protection Officer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor. Their contact information is given under Heading 9 below.
Where you wish to exercise your rights in the context of one or several specific processing operations, please provide their description (i.e. their Record reference(s) as specified under Heading 10 below) in your request.
– The Data Controller
If you would like to exercise your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, or if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the Data Controller: European Commission, DG DEFIS Unit B.3 at [email protected]
– The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Commission
You may contact the Data Protection Officer ([email protected]) with regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.
– The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data Protection Supervisor ([email protected]) if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the data controller.
The Commission Data Protection Officer (DPO) publishes the register of all processing operations on personal data by the European Commission, which have been documented and notified to him. You may access the register via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/dpo-register.
This specific processing operation has been included in the DPO’s public register with the following Record reference: DPR-EC-01063.
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