How do we value your data?
GDMA takes data protection and privacy very seriously. The objectives of GDMA’s processing of data is to process the personal data, essentially professional personal data, in an ancillary manner to support our core activity.
Who are we and how to contact us?
GDMA is the controller. If you have any requests concerning your personal data or any queries with regard to how we handle your data, you can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at GDMA avenue des Arts 43, 1040 Brussels Belgium.
Which categories of personal data does GDMA collect?
We may collect the following types of information:
- your name, gender, address, email address, telephone number(s) and other contact details (for example for our database). Eventually, nationality, passport or ID card, passport or ID or national registration number, birthdate (for example, necessary to be able to access events in European Institution buildings).
- your company’s name, your position in the company; the company’s address, company’s email address and telephone number
- GDMA membership information (for example date of membership, type of membership, working groups, participation to meetings)
- Personal data that you give to GDMA (for example through a request or complaint)
- Curriculum vitae and professional activities (for example for employment, speakers at GDMA events and Board members)
- Pictures, recordings, videos (for example at GDMA events).
- Dietary requirements (for example for catering at GDMA event).
- Signatures of GDMA officers
ON what grounds and for what main purposes do we process your personal data?
GDMA processes your data on the basis on consent, legitimate interest to improve our services and promote ourselves and contractual necessity.
GDMA processes your data for the following purposes;
- For events : Event logistics (e.g. dealing with your request to attend an event or meeting with official). Developing informative and promotional material (films, photos, press release).
- For membership management: Sustain and keep up to date our databases. Offer membership benefits to members. Improve products and services.
- For achieving GDMA mission: Reaching out to relevant stakeholders in line with GDMA mission.
- For running AISBL GDMA: Managing day to day life of the association, respecting legal requirements.
- To manage a direct contact (eg answer a question)
- To promote GDMA: Providing you with information about our products and services. Providing you with information on third party events.
We will keep your personal data for as long as we are able to market to you.
If you withdraw your consent, we will keep your details to make sure we don’t contact you again for marketing purposes, and for our own legal, regulatory, and accounting purposes.
Who are the recipients/categories of recipients of the data FEDMA collects?
FEDMA processes the data for GDMA. The majority of the personal data is processed by FEDMA staff and shared on a need to know basis with Board, relevant members (for example our national member when helping to organise a local event), accountant. FEDMA shares the necessary data with the EU institutions to ensure its activities.
Some data regarding the functioning of GDMA association will be send to the moniteur Belge and EU institutions.
Finally, some personal data regarding our Board members or speakers (generally name, title, employer) at our events is made public on our website.
In carrying out our business including our obligations to our members, we may use sub-contractors. These will be the following type of category of recipients; IT, phone, internet, OTT services, software, newsletter, online survey, website and printer suppliers. We will do our best to ensure that they respect your privacy and abide by all data protection laws.
Transfers to third countries
GDMA does not intend to share personal data with organisations in third countries. However, some of our service providers do for example our conference call, newsletter service providers. They generally transfer the data to the USA on the basis of standard contractual clauses.
Data subject’s rights
You have rights in respect of your personal data. We will need to confirm your identity before we can consider your request so, if you wish to exercise any of these rights, we will need a copy of ID card or passport.
Right of access – you have the right to know whether we are processing your personal data, and to a copy of that data. We would need as much information as possible to enable us to locate your data. We will respond to your request within 28 days of receipt of your request. If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Right to rectification – you have the right to have any incorrect personal data corrected or completed if it is incomplete. You can make this request verbally or in writing. We will need as much information as possible to enable us to locate your data. We will look at any request and inform you of our decision within 28 days of receiving the request. If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Right to erasure – this right, often referred to as the right to be forgotten allows you to ask us to erase personal data where there is no valid reason for us to keep it. We will look at any request and inform you of our decision within 28 days of receiving the request. If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask us to restrict processing of your data. We will look at any request and inform you of our decision within 28 days of receiving the request. If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Right to data portability – you have the right to move, copy or transfer your personal data from one IT environment to another. This right applies to data that you have provided to us and that we are processing on the legal basis of consent or in the performance of a contract and that processing is by automated means. We will respond to your request within 28 days of receipt of your request. If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Right to object – you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data based on (i) legitimate interests, or for the performance of a task in the public interests/exercise of official authority (including profiling); (ii) direct marketing (including profiling); and (iii) for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
- Legitimate interests/legal task – your objection should be based on your particular situation. We can continue to process the data if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests.
- Direct marketing – you have an absolute right to ask us to stop processing for the purposes of direct marketing. We will action your request as soon as possible.
- Scientific/historical research and statistics – your objection should be based on your particular situation. If we are conducting research where the processing is necessary for the performance of a public task, we can refuse to comply with your objection.
If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above
Rights relating to automated decision making including profiling – you have the right in respect of automated decision making, including profiling. Where we carry out solely automated decision making, including profiling, which has legal or similarly significant effects on you, we can only do this if it is in connection with a contract with you, we have a right under law or you have provided your explicit consent. We will tell you if this happens and tell you how you can request human intervention or challenge the decision. If you want to exercise this right, please contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Can I withdraw my consent?
Where we process your personal data based on your consent you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time without reason. You can opt-out by using the unsubscribe/opt-out in any marketing we send you and you can contact GDMA at the contact details above.
Do I have a right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority?
If you are unhappy with any aspect of our handling of your data you can make a complaint to the Belgium supervisory authority – https://www.privacycommission.be/en
Automated decision making including profiling
GDMA does not process data automatically which may lead to a legal effect or similarly significant effect.
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GDMA server. In detail, the following data is collected about each access/retrieval and stored in so-called log files:
1. Date/time of retrieval
2. Information about the web browser
3. Information on the operating system used
4. URL of the previously visited website, if applicable, if a link was followed
5. Accessed page/name of the called file
6. Dwell time of the pages called up
7. Messages as to whether the retrieval was successful
However, these data do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This data is not merged with other data sources.
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