The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. We have updated this policy in line with the principles of the EU General Data Protection Directive that came into effect on 25th May 2018.
Who are we?
The ‘Women in Power’ project concerns the development of a joint European project involving seven organizations from four countries, that aims to promote professional leadership and the empowerment of women working in traditional sectors through free online training available in several languages. The project started in November 2017 and ends in October 2019.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect information you provide to us:
• when you complete a form we issue, whether on or off-line (for example, a survey questionnaire)
• when you attend one of our events / forums
• when we ask you for feedback to help evaluation and validation of training modules
Information might include your nationality, name, company, address, job role, education-level, time in the industry, and/or email address. At no time do we mention an individual person – all personal information is treated in confidence and aggregated.
We may also collect information about you from third-parties such as:
• other stakeholders
How we use information about you?
• to help collate the results of a survey
• for further contact by email or telephone
• to advise you of the progress/completion of the project
• to invite you to events / forums
• to gather feedback from you
• to invite you to participate in a pilot of the project
Who might we share your information with?
Information is shared between the partners but this would not usually include names or other personal information, except in attendance lists at events/forums or if you volunteer to participate in a pilot programme or some other evaluation/validation event. Erasmus also has full access to the project information gathered, as their staff are tasked with monitoring and evaluating progress and whether the final outcome meets the set criteria. All information sent to Erasmus is stored in its secure servers and privacy policies are displayed in country sites.
What technology platforms do we use?
The project uses Google forms to conduct surveys. Individuals complete these forms only if they so wish and in such an event their details are recorded in a Google spreadsheet accessible by the partner administrators. Administrator access to the site is password protected. For Google safeguards for personal data see: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
As the platform operates globally and is based in the USA, personal data can be transferred outside of the EEA. Google complies with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland, respectively. For details – see https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview.
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What about other third-party content and web sites?
How we look after your information and how long we keep it for?
We use appropriate technological and operational security measures to protect your information against any unauthorized access to or unlawful use. We will retain your information for as long as is necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested from us or for as long as the law otherwise permits.
Your rights to the information we hold about you?
You have the right to see the personal data that we keep about you, by making a request in writing to us and a small fee may be charged. You can contact us by using the details below if you are concerned.
Please advise us if you believe there has been a personal data breach and we will, if founded, report the breach to the relevant data protection authority in the country concerned without undue delay and within 72 hours of discovering the breach. Please note a reportable breach is one which is likely to result in a risk to people’s rights and freedoms. If this is not a likely consequence, the breach does not need to be reported.
This policy was last modified on 30/05/2018
Contacting ‘Women in Power’
The relevant addresses of the partners may be found here: http://www.womeninpower.eu/partners/
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‘Women in Power’ has been funded with support from the European Commission (2017-1-ES01-KA202-038258). The views expressed in this website are those of the author only, the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.