Privacy Policy

European Health Parliament – Privacy Policy

The College of Europe, Johnson & Johnson NCB, Politico SPRL, Porter Novelli Belgium, European Patients’ Forum and EU 40 care about your privacy and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information.  This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we or our service providers collect through the website (hereinafter the “Service”) operated and controlled by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy.  By providing personal information to us or by using the Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy.

USE BY MINORS

The Service is not directed to individuals under the age of 16, and we request that these individuals not provide personal information through the Service. If your child has submitted Personal Information and you would like to request that such Personal Information be removed, please contact us as explained below under Contacting Us.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

We may ask you to submit personal information in order for you to benefit from certain features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, or order processing) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions).  You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional.

We may combine the information you submit with other information we have collected from you, whether on‑ or offline.  We may also combine it with information we receive about you from publicly available sources (including information from your publicly available social media profiles, e.g. LinkedIn).

If you submit any personal information relating to another individual to us, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

Unless we specifically request or invite it, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., Social Security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life or sexual orientation, criminal background, or trade union membership, or biometric or genetic data for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual) on or through the Service or otherwise to us.

AUTOMATIC INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

We and our service providers may collect certain information automatically as you navigate around the Service.  Please read the Cookie Policy for detailed information about the cookies and other tracking technologies used on the Service.  The Cookie Policy includes information on how you may disable these technologies.  If you do not disable them and continue to use our Service, we will infer your consent to their use.

We and our service providers may also automatically collect and use information in the following ways:

Through your browser:  Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, and Internet browser type and version.  We may collect similar information, such as your device type and identifier, if you access the Service through a mobile device.  We use this information to ensure that the Service functions properly.

IP address:  Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider.  An IP address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Service, along with the time of the visit and the pages visited.  Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many online services.  We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating Service usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the Service.  We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.

Device Information:  We may collect information about your mobile device, such as a unique device identifier, to understand how you use the Service.

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

We use and disclose information you provide to us as described to you at the point of collection.  Please see the section entitled “Choices and Access,” below, to learn how you may opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures.

Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to our use of your personal information at the point of information collection.  We may also use information from or about you as necessary to perform a contract, to comply with a legal obligation (for example, due to our pharmacovigilance obligations), or for our legitimate business interests.  We may also rely on other legal bases, specifically for:

  • Providing the functionality of the Service and fulfilling your requests.
    • to provide the functionality of the Service to you and providing you with related customer service;
    • to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you documents you request or e‑mail alerts;
    • to send you important information regarding our relationship with you or regarding the Service, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
    • for data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of the Service;
    • for audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements;
    • for fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;
    • for enhancing, improving or modifying our website or products and services; and
    • for identifying Service usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Service are of most interest to users.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

We also disclose information collected through the Service:

  • to our third-party partners with whom we offer a co‑branded or co‑marketed promotion;
  • to our third-party service providers who provide services such as website hosting and moderating, mobile application hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, e‑mail and direct mail delivery services, auditing, and other services, in order to enable them to provide services; and
  • as permitted by applicable law, to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

In addition, we may use and disclose your information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with legal process or applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence; (b) as permitted by applicable law to respond to requests from public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside your country of residence; (c) to enforce our terms and conditions; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others.  We may also use and disclose your information in other ways, after obtaining your consent to do so.

We may use and disclose information we collect automatically as described above, under “Automatic Information Collection and Use.”

In addition, where allowed by applicable law, we may use and disclose information that is not in personally identifiable form for any purpose.  If we combine information that is not in personally identifiable form with information that is identifiable (such as combining your name with your geographical location), we will treat the combined information as personal information as long as it is combined.

CHOICES AND ACCESS

How you can access, change, or delete your personal information

If you would like to review, correct, update, restrict, or delete your personal information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent these rights are provided to you by applicable law), please contact us via contact@healthparliament.eu.  We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable and no later than one month after receipt. If circumstances cause any delay in our response, you will be promptly notified and provided a date for our response.

CROSS‑BORDER TRANSFER

Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or service providers, and by using our Service or by providing consent to us (where required by law), your information may be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.  Appropriate contractual and other measures are in place to protect personal information when it is transferred to our affiliates or third parties in other countries.

Some non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here.  For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have ensured that adequate measures are in place, including by ensuring that the recipient is bound by EU Standard Contractual Clauses and/or EU-US Privacy Shield Certification, to protect your Personal Information.  You may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting our data protection officer in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures designed to protect personal information under our control.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

RETENTION PERIOD

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained.  The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:  (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Service to you; (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject; and (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

For example, if we collect your personal information to respond to your queries, we will store it for a period of 1 year from the receipt of the request.

For example, if we collect your personal information for application/registration purposes, we will store it for a period of 12 months from the start of the project. We will instead keep your contact information for a period of 10 years from your last participation in the EHP to invite you to alumni events.

Please note, however, that this is not an exhaustive list of retention periods.  Your personal information may be stored for a longer period using the criteria set forth in the first paragraph of this section, especially points (ii) and (iii).

THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or online service (including, without limitation, any application) that is available through this Service or to which this Service contains a link.  The availability of, or inclusion of a link to, any such site or property on the Service does not imply endorsement of it by us or by our affiliates.

CONTACTING US

The College of Europe, Johnson & Johnson NCB, Politico SPRL, Porter Novelli Belgium, European Patients’ Forum and EU 40 are the companies responsible for collection, use, and disclosure of personal information under this Privacy Policy.

 

The College of Europe

Dijver 11,

8000 Brugge, Belgium

 

Johnson & Johnson NCB

Square de Meeûs 23,

1000 Brussels, Belgium

 

Porter Novelli Belgium

Rue de l’Escaut 122,

1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium

 

Politico SPRL

Rue de la Loi 62

1040 Brussels. Belgium

 

EU40

Rue d’Arlon 40,

1000 Ixelles, Belgium

 

European Patients’ Forum

Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180,

1040 Brussels, Belgium

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via contact@healthparliament.eu, or please write to the following address:

Johnson & Johnson NCB, European Health Parliament, Square de Meeûs 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

LODGING A COMPLAINT WITH A REGULATOR

You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.  Please click here for contact information for such authorities.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Service.  Your use of the Service following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.  We recommend that you regularly review the Privacy Policy when you visit the Service. This policy was last updated on 22/01/2019