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This privacy policy sets out how the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) uses and protects any personal data that you give to us. We process personal data as a data controller pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data.

The European Society for Population Economics is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please write to us at the European Society for Population Economics or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 
What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title.
  • contact information including email address.
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
  • credit/debit card information provided to us other than online.
 
What we do with the information that we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • With your consent, we may periodically send emails which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

 
How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the website. This measurement service enables us to monitor and improve how the European Society of Endocrinology website is used. These cookies collect your data anonymously.

We use cookies in some other ways which help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. They also enable us to provide our members with services such as access to member-only content or profile details. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 
Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

 
Locations of Processing

We have taken steps to ensure all personal data is provided with adequate protection and that all transfers of personal data outside the EU are done lawfully.  Where we transfer personal data outside of the EU to a country not determined by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfers will be under an agreement which covers the EU requirements for the transfer of personal data outside the EU.

 
Your rights

Individuals have certain rights over their personal data and we are responsible for fulfilling these rights as follows:

  • Individuals may request access to their personal data held by ESPE.
  • Individuals may request us to rectify personal data submitted to us.
  • Individuals may request that we erase their personal data.
  • Where we process personal data based on consent, individuals may withdraw their consent at any time by contacting us.
  • Individuals may have other rights to restrict or object to our processing of personal data and the right to data portability.
  • Individuals may request information about, or human intervention into, any automated data processing that we may undertake.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please send an email to the Data Protection Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or please contact the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)

Universität Potsdam / University Potsdam. Lehrstuhl für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung /Chair of Em
Potsdam 14482

 
Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to the Data Protection Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will investigate and respond to any complaints we receive.