What type of information do we collect and how do we use it?
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we add your name and email address to the Food System Economics Commission’s newsletter mailing list, which is managed via Mailchimp. Subscribers receive one general newsletter quarterly. Occasionally, we send an extra mailout to impart news or announce events.
Note that Mailchimp may transfer personal data outside the EU. Please contact Mailchimp with questions or concerns about this.
If you contact us via email or our contact form, your name, email address, organization, and message will be accessible to our small team of communications staff and may be forwarded to the person or people in the organization best equipped to respond. We adhere to strict internal privacy policies which comply with the GDPR.
If you sign up for our events, your name, email address, organization, country of residence, and event preferences (different for each event, but including e.g. session ideas, consent to be photographed and name put on a public guest list, newsletter preferences, attendance preferences, accessibility needs, etc.) are often collected through event registration forms and stored internally.
Your personal information is never shared externally, or used for purposes other than the above.
Who will have access to your personal data?
Access to your personal data will be restricted to minimize the number of people in EAT’s organization who need it for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.
Information related to the individual is stored in a restricted access location. Access is given to persons who are either involved in communications and/or have decision-making power for website management and development. This may include personnel in IT, communications, and event planning.
What is the retention period for my personal data?
In all cases listed above, we retain your personal data until such a time as you unsubscribe or ask us to remove your details.
If you contact us via our contact form, we reserve the right to keep your message indefinitely. This is to aid continuity and so that we can view any historic context which may have bearing on subsequent support mail, even if members of the support staff change. Our staff adheres to strict internal privacy policies.
How to unsubscribe from the newsletter?
Every newsletter contains a quick and easy unsubscribe link in its footer.
When you unsubscribe from a newsletter managed via Mailchimp, your details remain on the list of past recipients. This is a measure to prevent circumstances such as a member of staff accidentally manually re-adding you. Mailchimp states: “As a compliance measure, subscribers who unsubscribe themselves can’t be deleted from your list.”
However, provided that you are still a subscriber at the point when you contact us, your details can be permanently removed from the list upon request. Please get in touch if you would like this to happen.
Data, cookies, and third-party functions
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- Make certain functionality on the website work
- Allow you to access and share pages with social networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn
- Continuously improve our website for you
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
Responsible party: EAT
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