EUAlgorithms Privacy Statement

June 29, 2018

Introduction

This website is operated and maintained by both RAND Europe Community Interest Company and RAND Europe (EU) AISBL (collectively referred to in this policy as “RAND Europe”, “we” or “us”).

Your privacy is important to us and we operate in compliance with GDPR. We strive to ensure that we operate to highest standards with your data. This policy sets out how we collect information your data through this site and in your contact with us.

RAND Europe is a not-for-profit research organisation that seeks to improve policy through research. To ensure that your data is protected we have a Data Protection Officer responsible for our privacy obligations to you.

Privacy principles
  • We shall use your data lawfully, fairly and transparently.
  • We shall collect your information for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and compatible scientific and statistical research purposes.
  • Your data collected will be minimised to what is necessary.
  • Your data held shall be accurate and otherwise deleted.
  • We restrict the time that we can identify you from your data unless it is necessary to enable us to undertake our research and we tell you this.
  • We maintain your data to high security standards.
Information we collect about you

We collect your data through this website and in other interactions we have with you.

Data collected What we use the data for How we store, share and retain the data Why we need the data Legal Justification
Your email address and identity and other contact details such as your name, address and telephone number, when you provide them to us. Your affiliated organisation and position may be associated with your identifiable data where you provide it. So that we are able to contact you in relation to your interaction with the website. RAND Europe requests your data when you subscribe to receive updates about the project and related work. Your data is not shared with third parties. RAND Europe will retain your data until you request to have your data removed. So we can send you updates on news relevant to the project and the topic of EU algorithms. It is in our legitimate interest to contact you  with content and services in relation to the interest you have in this site.
Security

Your data is maintained confidentially and securely by us at all times. We implement high standards of security in respect of handling your data which include the use of secure encryption of portable devices, secure file transfer, password secured data files and access control to stored information. Our technical and organisational measures are subject to continuous improvement in accordance with technological development.

Marketing

We obtain your consent before contacting you by email to provide research updates. You can change your preferences about being contacted by us by email about any marketing information by contacting us at EUAlgorithms@rand.org

Your legal rights

RAND Europe operates in accordance with EU law including GDPR. You are provided with certain rights that you may have the right to exercise through us. In summary those rights are:

  • To access, correct or erase your data
  • To object to the processing of your data
  • To request that our processing or your data is restricted
  • To request that your data be transferred
  • To withdraw your consent for us to process your data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact the RAND Europe Data Protection Officer by email at REdpo@rand.org or in writing to Data Protection Officer, RAND Europe, Westbrook Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG, UK.

Where you request information from us we will need to confirm your identity to ensure the security of your data. We will endeavour to respond within 30 days but our response time may vary depending on the complexity of your request. A fee will not normally be charged unless a request is considered to be without basis, repetitive or excessive. Where we request a fee it shall always be reasonable.

Children

It is not our intention that our website is visited by children but it is not considered that any of the information on the website is of harm to children. We do not seek to collect data from children on this website. If data is collected or we are notified of such data we shall delete it. If you have any such concerns, please contact the Data Protection Officer by email at REdpo@rand.org or in writing to Data Protection Officer, RAND Europe, Westbrook Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1YG, UK.

Links to other sites

We occasionally include links to other sites. We will take every reasonable step to ensure that links provide a pleasing online experience, but we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Contact details

If you wish to lodge a complaint in relation to the processing of your data you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.