EFFoST is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Please be assured that the information that you provide is used by EFFoST solely for fulfilling those purposes specified below unless we have obtained your consent or as required by law.
EFFoST may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.
Do you have questions, comments, complaints or suggestions? Feel free to contact us at:
European Federation of Food Science and Technology
Agro Business Park 82
6708 PW Wageningen
tel: +31 88 3663700
What we collect
When you sign up for one of the EFFoST services, we will require you to provide personal data by completing a form.
We will collect your name and email address to identify and communicate with you. For some services, we may collect your postal address and telephone number in order to provide adequate service.
We may collect information about your education, organization, job title and qualifications to assess your suitability for our membership and awards and to ensure that we are covering topics that are of interest for your professional development.
When you visit our website, we may collect the length of your visit, page views, geographical location, browser type and other information relating to your visit (using cookies) to enable us to monitor traffic and make improvements to our websites. See our Cookies policy for more information.
What we do with the information we gather
We use your personal data to keep you informed about relevant news, events, awards, competitions and other services. This information is in pursuit of our vision, ambition and aims, which is the enhancement of food science and technology to guarantee availability and access to food for coming generations.
We may communicate with you by e-mail, post or telephone. Users of our website may receive communications via their own personal area on the EFFoST Intranet.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to unrelated third-parties.
The names of members and conference delegates may be published on restricted parts of our Intranet that are only accessible to members and conference delegates. Other contact details will only be provided on our Intranet when you give us your consent.
You may opt-out of receiving a chosen communication at any time by following the unsubscribe directions provided (if appropriate), by updating your contact preferences on our websites or by contacting us (email or write to us at the address above).
Legal basis of processing personal information
Personal data will only be used if permission has been given. This permission can be obtained in the following way:
- you have given us your consent;
- you are an EFFoST member, EFFoST conference delegate, award applicant and for this it is necessary to process your personal data;
How long do we keep your personal information?
We will not keep your personal data longer than necessary. The retention period depends on the purpose for which we have received or collected your data and any legal obligations to retain data. If you have any questions about this, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?
EFFoST will do everything in its power to protect your personal data. For example, appropriate security measures (physical, electronic and managerial) are taken to prevent loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
The EFFoST website uses a reliable SSL certificate so that your data is encrypted before it is transmitted.
If you believe that your personal data is not properly secured, please contact us.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Provide only the specific information required voluntarily
- See what data we have about you, if any
- Change/correct any data we have about you
- Have us delete any data we have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at email@example.com
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may request details of personal information which we hold about you. You will need to confirm your identity by providing a copy of your passport or ID. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at email@example.com. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.