Privacy Policy

1.     Introduction

This Privacy Notice is designed to inform you about the personal data relating to you which the European Free Alliance/Alliance Libre Européenne (EFA/ALE), with registered office at 1 Rue de la Pépinière/Boomkwekerijstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium and registered as European political party under number EUPP 6 BE 0866.016.691 (acting as data controller and hereinafter referred as “We”, “Our” and “Us”) collects via the website http://shop.e-f-a.org/ (referred to hereinafter as the “Website”), why We collect and process such personal data, on which legal basis, and how We will handle personal data you provide Us with and personal data We learn about you from your visit to the Website. Your use of the Website implies your acknowledgment of this Privacy Notice.

2.     Legal basis

We process your personal data on the basis of your specific consent, or because such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into such contract.

Whenever the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of such processing before the withdrawal of consent.

3.     Personal data collected

We collect personal data relating to you (referred to hereinafter as “Personal Data”) through registration and sending of information that you choose to enter on certain pages of the Website. The information marked with the “*” symbol must be provided, in order to enable Us to fulfill the processing purposes, as mentioned below. Such Personal Data directly collected from you include your first and last name, birth date or age, nationality, personal or professional address, personal or professional email address, personal or professional mobile or other phone number, payment and bank details, other personal information or contact information you provide Us with. We may also ask for your comments, suggestions, or other information relating to the Website. Other specific types of information may be requested in connection with promotional offers or other marketing activities, including uploading text, video or audio content.

4.     Use of Personal Data

Your Personal Data will exclusively be used to the extent necessary to allow Us:

·        to process your purchase of goods and for general client administration purposes, on the basis of a contract We have with you;

·        to respond to your request addressed to our customer service, on the basis of a contract We have with you or in order to take steps to entering into such contract;

·        to manage your use of the Website, including to the extent applicable, your purchase of goods and other material on sale in the website, on the basis of a contract We have with you;

·        to send you newsletters or other communications about a selection of Our brands, affiliates and/or partners with whom We are conducting joint promotions or programs in which you may be interested through email/mail/text messaging (provided you have given Us, Our affiliates and/or partners the explicit prior consent to do so, where required under applicable law).

We may combine the Personal Data you submit with other personal data We have obtained about you for the same purposes from other sources, including if you have provided your information to Us in other places or through another medium (such as social media platforms). These sources are: previous activities, including but not limited to statutory meetings, organized by the European Free Alliance or by the European Free Alliance in partnership with third organizations.

We may not use your Personal Data for new purposes which are as yet unforeseen in this Privacy Notice except on the basis of an applicable statutory permission. In any event, prior to using Personal Data for other purposes, We will inform you about such change to this Privacy Notice. In case of consent-based activities, We will not process your Personal Data for such new purposes without first obtaining your consent.

5.     No processing of special category of personal data

We will not collect or process any special category of personal data relating to you, unless you have given us your explicit consent. The special categories of Personal Data include data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, health, sex life or sexual orientation.

6.     No processing of personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences

We will not collect or process Personal Data relating to criminal convictions and offences unless such processing is authorized or compulsory under EU legislation or applicable Member State law.

7.     Direct marketing

We will not use your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes without your explicit prior consent, except where authorised under applicable law.

If at any time you decide not to receive any commercial or promotional information from Us, You may, free of charge and without having to provide any justification, opt-out of any direct marketing campaigns and oppose to the future processing of your Personal Data for such purposes by sending Us an email at info@e-f-a.org and mention “opt-out” in the subject of your email. Alternatively, you may use the opt-out procedure provided in any promotional message you receive from Us.

Please note that opting out from receiving promotional messages from Us will not prevent you from receiving information that relates to any contract you may have entered into with Us.

8.     No automated decision-making

We will not make use of automated decision-making processes, including profiling, unless such decision is either necessary for entering into or performance of a contract between you and Us, or authorised by EU legislation or applicable Member State law, or based on your explicit consent. In such case we would inform you about the logic involved in the decision, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.

9.     Sharing Personal Data and transferring Personal Data to third countries

We will not make your Personal Data available to any third party and shall not publicly disclose the Personal Data unless such transfers are based on your specific consent, necessary for the performance of a contract entered into between you and Us, or when such transfer of Personal Data is otherwise authorised or compulsory by law or by order of an administration or judicial authority.

We may transfer your Personal Data to the following recipients:

·        Our website hosting providers;

·        Our email service provider.

Please note that whenever your Personal Data are transferred to processors or third parties located outside the European Economic Area in countries which are not considered by the European Commission to guarantee an adequate level of personal data protection, We will ensure that appropriate measures are implemented according to the applicable national and European legislation relating to data protection. You may obtain a copy of the appropriate safeguards taken or information as to where they have been made available by sending Us an email at info@e-f-a.org.

10.  Links to third parties’ websites

On certain areas of this Website, We may provide links to third parties websites, which are not subject to this Privacy Notice. These links are provided as a convenience to you; however please be aware that We do not control such third parties or their websites and that those third parties will have a different privacy notice applying to information collected from you when you are on those third parties’ websites. We encourage you read the privacy notices of all websites carefully before providing personally identifiable information.

11.  Storage duration

We will retain your Personal Data only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes described above or as required by applicable data retention laws and statutory limitation periods for claims.

12.  Security and confidentiality

We have implemented technical and organisational measures in accordance with standard industry practices to ensure an appropriate level of security of the Personal Data processed. Nevertheless, security requires efforts from all actors involved. We thus encourage you to contribute to these efforts by taking appropriate security measures yourself, including using strong passwords and keeping all user names and passwords (if any) confidential.

13.  Children on the Website

This Website is not intended for or directed to children under 16. We do not knowingly collect any information from such individuals. If you believe your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us at info@e-f-a.org.

14.  Your rights

At any time, you may exercise your right to request access to or rectification of and, as the case may be, erasure of any Personal Data relating to you. You may also object to processing or request a restriction of processing and benefit of a right to data portability (as the case may be), in compliance with applicable data protection law, by sending a signed request form with a copy of your ID card, passport or other proof of identity to info@e-fa.org or in writing to European Free Alliance, Rue de la Pépinière/Boomkwekerijstraat 1, 1000 Brussels - Belgium.

When applicable, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent made prior to such withdrawal.

As a data subject, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (in particular in the Member State of the European Union of your usual place of residence, your place of work or the place where the violation occurred) if you consider that the processing of Personal Data relating to you infringes the applicable legislation relating to data protection.

15.  Contact

You may contact Us with regard to all issues related to processing of your Personal Data and to the exercise of your rights under the applicable national and European legislation relating to data protection by sending an email at info@e-f-a.org.

16.  Effective date and changes

This Privacy Notice is in effect since 01/01/2019. We reserve the right, at Our complete discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Notice at any time. You should check back periodically at this page to read the most recent version of this Privacy Notice as your continued use of this Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you acknowledge these changes.