Privacy statement

15 April 2020

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.

When you create an account on our website you need to agree to our privacy policy. The information we collect is needed to identify you with your email address and to process your subscription to our newsletters. When you register as a member or as a participant in our annual conference we need additional personal data. This information will only be used to keep track of your membership and for organizing the event your registered for.

reCAPTCHA Terms of Service

To fight spam we've implemented reCAPTCHA from Google.

The Invisible reCAPTCHA plugin integrates with Google's reCAPTCHA system as a spam protection service. As part of this service, the IP address of the user answering the captcha challenge is transmitted to Google.

When using forms to submit information you agree to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You acknowledge and understand that the reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used for personalised advertising by Google.

You agree to these terms when creating an account on this website or logging on after April 17th, 2020. We will record your consent and it can be revoked by you as well.

Right to be forgotten

If you want to export your personal data or want to be forgotten (and revoke your consent), please use this page to submit a request. Please keep in mind we will need some time to process your request. In order to process information requests, information about the user must be collected and logged for the purposes of retaining an audit log. The request system is based on an individual's email address which will be used to link the request to an existing site user if available.

More questions? Please contact our Privacy Officer.

Cookies

This website uses SESSION cookies and cookies to record your preferences, for example to keep you logged on between visits. No cookies are used to track visitors (e.g. Google Analytics or Facebook pixels). When you access media items like YouTube videos or Twitter feeds these platforms will place cookies as well. You can choose to refuse these third party cookies or remove these cookies after your visit. Please use a privacy add-on like Privacy Badger, available for Firefox and Chrome, for optimal protection.

All requests to a Joomla website start a session which stores the IP address in the session data and creates a session cookie in the user's browser. The IP address is used as a security measure to help protect against potential session hijacking attacks and this information is deleted once the session has expired and its data purged. The session cookie's name is based on a randomly generated hash and therefore does not have a constant identifier. The session cookie is destroyed once the session has expired or the user has exited their browser.

In conjunction with a plugin which supports a "Remember Me" feature, such as the "System - Remember Me" plugin, this plugin creates a cookie on the user's client if a "Remember Me" checkbox is selected when logging into the website. This cookie can be identified with the prefix `joomla_remember_me` and is used to automatically log users into the website when they visit and are not already logged in.

Logs

The webserver records your visit in its log files: IP address, date and time, page requested, general browser information.The information is deleted automatically after a period of four weeks. The aggregated statistics based on these log files do not contain any personal data that can be linked to your visit.