1. Introduction
2. Kind of information we collect
3. How we collect information
4. Use of your information
5. Disclosure in “Register my practice”, “Membership directory” and “Event app – messages”
6. Disclosure of sharing your information
7. Cross borders transfers
8. Security
9. Cookies
10. Links to third party websites
11. Your rights
12. Data retention, account deactivation and deletion
13. What is our legal basis for processing the data?
14. Changes to this Privacy Policy
15. Recourse

1. Introduction

The European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (collectively, “EADV”, “we”, “us” or “our”) takes very seriously and respects the importance of protecting personal information collected from Members and other users of services. By submitting information to the EADV you consent to the practices described in this policy, which aim to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are less than 18 years of age, then you must first seek the consent of your parent or guardian prior to submitting any personal information.

This document describes how EADV collects and uses the personal information you provide to us. It will also describe the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information as well as how you can access, update and delete this information.

2. Kind of information we collect

We collect information to follow the objectives of the EADV, to provide our benefits and offered services to our users we must process personal information. The type of information we collect depends on how you use the EADV’s services.

Actions you and other do and provide:
a) Information and content you provide: We collect content, communications and other information you provide when you use the EADVs services. This includes when you sign up, create or share content on one of our digital services when you apply for membership The information we collect can include: your name and surname, email address, home and work or university address, educational and professional interests, username and passwords, birthday and gender, phone number, photographs, history of activity within EADV Congresses, Symposia and courses, , information included in submitted documents (such as CV´s, diplomas, letters, publications), history of payments, as well as information about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the date the data was created or physical, IP or email address from which it was delivered from.

b) Information about online transactions: If you make online transactions (such us when you pay your membership fee, purchase participation at EADV Congress or Symposium, at EADV Courses or for temporary access to the Learning Centre) the information about the purchase or transaction is collected and stored by the provider of the service of online transactions which is selected by EADV. We collect information about the amount of payment, time, and personal information of the payer.

3. How we collect information

EADV may collect personal information from you in the following ways:

a) From your written or verbal input (such as online forms with input fields and checkboxes, letters and email correspondences, phone calls, phone messages, photographs, voice messages, documents delivered in paper and digital versions on various media or means of transfer);

b) Automatically through digital technologies including tracking online, such as by website cookies, by smart devices or by combining data sets, by collecting data from a browser or device, or by using algorithms and statistics to analyze the variety of data such as records of behavior, usage, location, technology or payments;

c) Information from partners. EADV might use applications and services developed and held by our suppliers to collect your personal data. The suppliers may only share this information with the EADV and process the data with our agreement. Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to us. If the ownership or control of all or part of EADV benefits and offerings or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

4. Use of your information

a. Academy
EADV may use your personal information in the performance of any contract and agreement we enter into with you, to comply with legal obligations or where EADV has a legitimate interest in using your information to enhance or fulfill EADV membership, benefits and offerings.

We may use your information in the following way (after obtaining your consent, if required):
– To provide you with information about the status, obligations or benefits and offerings regarding your EADV membership;
– To administer all the EADV benefits and offerings, especially EADV membership, EADV Courses, Project Proposal, Research Fellowship, JEADV, CME-CPD, scientific programme, Grants and Scholarships, Congresses and Symposia and for internal operations, notifications and reminders, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, statistical and survey purposes;
– To provide you with information about events, services and organization of EADV Congresses and Symposia;
– To allow you to participate in EADV benefits and offerings, including EADV Courses, Project Proposal, Research Fellowship, CME-CPD, scientific programme, Grants and Scholarships, Congresses and Symposia);
– To send you documents, publications, certificates, diplomas and other materials;
– To provide you with information about changes or updates to EADV statuses, membership, benefits and offerings or our digital services;
– To inform you about similar or entirely new EADV benefits and offerings;
– To help enhance, evaluate, develop, and create EADV websites;
– For any other purpose that we may inform you from time to time.

b. Communicate with you
We use the information about you to send you communications about the Academy’s activities, services that we offer, information regarding your membership and online account, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

c. Researches and academics
EADV might provide information and content to partners or academics. This is in order to improve the functionality and experience of the EADV’s services s as well as to support our mission and vision which is implemented through the EADV’s benefits and offerings.

d. Legal requests
Information we receive about you (including financial transactions) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigation of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

5. Disclosure in “Register my practice”, “Membership directory” and “Event app – messages”

When you share and communicate using sections on our website such as “Register Practice” and “Membership directory” you choose that the data you shared is visible to all the users who have access to the website and therefore it becomes public and it can be collected, disclosed, seen, accessed, reshared or copied by others.

When you share and communicate using our “Event app – messages” you choose the recipient of the message, such as participant of EADV Congress or Symposium who is also a user of the same app.

6. Disclosure of sharing your information

We share information both internally within EADV and externally with our suppliers in accordance with this policy. Information controlled by EADV is stored and processed only inside the EU or in countries or organizations recognized by EU Commission as providing equivalent protection to GDPR.

These transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in EADV Statutes, EADV Website Terms and Conditions and to operate and provide EADV benefits and offerings to you.

We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests, if we have a good-faith belief that the law requires us to do so. We can also respond to legal requests when we have a good-faith belief that the response is required by law, affects users, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards.

7. Cross borders transfers

We share information both internally within EADV offices and externally with our suppliers and partners. Information controlled by EADV will be stored in EU for the purposes as described in this policy. In case of international transfers, which are necessary to provide the services set forth in EADV terms and conditions and to operate and provide EADV benefits and offerings, we utilize standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and rely on the European Commission´s adequacy about certain countries, as applicable, for data transfers from the EEA to the United States and other countries.

8. Security

EADV applies various physical, technical and administrative safeguards in order to keep the collected data safe and protected. All personal information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse. EADV does not share the data to people, partners and suppliers who are not directly involved in the data processing. Access to your personal data is restricted only to those who need it in order to perform their job.

9. Cookies

Website cookies are small text files created by websites and other digital services, that are stored on your computer or digital device.
We collect information from and about computers, phones, TVs and other web-connected devices you use to integrate with our digital services. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, operating system, Internet Service Provider, referring and exit pages, the files viewed on our websites, operating system, movements around the website, date and time, geographic and demographic information.
Cookies do not carry any personally identifiable information and represent your use of our digital services to analyze trends, better administer the website and improve your user experience on digital services that belong to the EADV. Cookies are used to recognize you on your next visit or while creating a profile or submitting an online form. Our partners and suppliers might use the same cookies or similar technologies for the same purposes.
Your browser should allow you to control and stop cookies usage, but keep in mind that disabling cookies might limit or change the usage of our digital services.

EADV websites and digital services might provide links to third-parties websites, which do not belong to our partners or suppliers, and with the content end methods of collecting data about their users which are independent from us. In case of using these links, be aware that this kind of third-party websites are not a subject to this privacy policy and EADV does not take responsibility for their privacy policy and methods of collecting and processing personal data.

11. Your rights

Under GDPR you have the right to access, modify, and erase your data. You can modify data directly on your online profile (by checking certain boxes or changing text in input fields) of our digital services. You can also use your right to contact us any time with a written request regarding any action of information concerning your personal information (by email to [email protected]), such as:
– Providing you details of your personal information with the purpose for processing;
– Rectify the errors;
– Delete your personal information;
– Transferring your personal information to a third party.

12. Data retention, account deactivation and deletion

We store your data as long as it is required by legal and governmental institutions and until it is no longer necessary to provide our services or until your membership is deleted – whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like why it is collected and processed, operational needs described in EADV Statutes.
We keep copies of ID or passport only for the purpose and time necessary to verify your personal information submitted during application process and it is being kept no longer than 30 days (starting from the reception of the document). After the deletion you will not be able to recover that information.
When you ask for your data to be deleted, we delete information and documents you provided (including photos related to your profile, copies of documents) and you will not be able to recover the information at a later stage. Information that others have about you (“Register my practice”) is not part of your account and will not be deleted. If you do not want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the EADV’s benefits and offerings, you can deactivate your membership. To get full information about your personal data which you shared with the EADV, please contact us at any time by writing to [email protected].

We collect, use and share the data that we have in the ways described above:
– as necessary to fulfill our EADV Terms of Use;
– consistent with your consent, which you may revoke at any time by contacting [email protected];
– as necessary to comply with our legal obligations;
– to protect our vital interests, or those of others;
– as necessary in the public interest.

14. Changes to this Privacy Policy

EADV reserves itself the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. We will notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our services.

15. Recourse

If you have questions about this policy, comments or complaints, you can contact at any time by writing to [email protected].

You also have right to file a complaint with EADV lead supervisory authority, the Belgian Data Protection Commissioner, or your local supervisory authority.

Date of Last Revision: June 2018


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