This Website is operated by GOPA Partners in Action for Change and Engagement S.A. (hereafter in this text often abbreviated as GOPA PACE or "we") as described in our imprint. We place high priority on the protection of your personal data and treat your privacy in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the applicable national legislation on personal data protection.
Our personal data processing activities are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).
'Personal data' is any information that can be used to identify you, including your name, e-mail address, IP address, or any other data that could reveal your physical, physiological, generic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
For the purpose of the GDPRs, we are the 'Data Controller' of all personal data obtained by us as set out in this Policy, because we ultimately determine how your personal data will be handled by us or our sub-contractors, who would be our 'Data Processors'.
Name and address of the data controller
The responsible controller of your personal data is :
For further information on the controller please refer to the imprint of this website.
Data protection officer
You as data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection. The contact data of our Data Protection Officer is :
It is possible for you to use this website without providing your personal data. Whenever we collect personal data you will be asked for consent, and you will be again informed about your rights in terms of protection of your personal data. We will only process your personal data in accordance with notices set out in this Policy, or as provided to you at the time we collect your personal data (if necessary for the intended processing).
Elements of this website which involve collecting of personal data from you are: (a) an email contact to our staff and (b) the form to be used for registering as an expert for our database of experts. You can find more details on these web forms and how we process the personal data collected below under the respective section headers.
Besides the data collected through these web forms, we store your current IP address and a few cookies in order to enhance the security and usability of this website. You can find more details on this functionality and the respective treatment of your personal data further below under the header Data collected for technical purposes.
a) Email contact
The user of this website can use the general company email address or the other email addresses presented to get in contact with the respective staff. In this case we will store the personal data transmitted by this email. The data are used exclusively for processing the conversation with you (purpose) and are not transmitted to any third party.
b) Registering in our database of experts
Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR in case the user has given his consent to the processing. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Rights of the data subject in terms of data protection
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data :
If you want to exercise one or more of these rights, please contact one of our staff or use the general contact form provided on this website. You can request your rights free of charge unless your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, in these circumstances we may refuse to comply with your request. In accordance with the GDPR, we will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
In addition to the above rights, as a data subject you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority within the European Union. Please note that you can use whichever local data protection authority within the EEA that is most convenient for you.
We are not transmitting any personal data collected from you through emails to any other third party on a regular basis, in particular not to third parties established outside the European Union or outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you contact our staff during their potential business trips outside the EU, the staff is receiving your email through a secure connection, so that your data is not transmitted to a third party, but remains within the sphere of influence of our company.
If we are forwarding or copying a message that we have received by email to persons outside our company, we will first ask you for your consent to do so, unless you have informed us explicitly about your consent already when you were writing your email to us.
Automated decision making and profiling
As a responsible company, we neither use automatic decision-making nor profiling.
We are using cookies to help us make your use of the website better. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We are using functional cookies to support your Internet browser in generating our web pages, which is essential to the running of the website but does not contain any personal data.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website by means of a corresponding setting in your Internet browser and, thus, permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, you can delete cookies already set at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Data protection with regard to web services used on this website
We delete your personal data on a regular basis in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR.
After you have contacted us through email or by the contact form of our website, we are deleting your personal data as soon as the relevant communication with you is concluded, unless (i) you have provided us with separate consent to store your personal data longer, (ii) we still need your personal data to fulfil a contractual obligation, or (iii) statutory retention obligations require us to retain your personal data for a longer period.
The session cookies stored while you were using our website will be deleted when your browsing session ends. The IP addresses logged on our server will be deleted after one month.