Privacy policy
We respect the privacy of visitors to the website and ensure that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially. This document sets out the privacy policy for digitalfuturesummit.eu.

Personal data will be processed in accordance with the following legislative frameworks:

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 21 November 2018 and entered into force on 11 December 2018.

The decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 17 June 2019 on the implementing rules relating to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union Institutions, Bodies, Offices and Agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC.

The office of MEP Paul Tang, located at Wiertzstraat 60 1047 Brussels in Belgium, is responsible for the processing of personal data as set out in this privacy statement.

Contact details:
Brussels European Parliament
Bât. ALTIERO SPINELLI
Paul TANG MEP 15G115
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
Belgique/Belgium
tel: 0032 2 28 45626
paul.tang[@]europarl.europa.eu

Personal data we process
The office of MEP Paul Tang processes your personal data by using our services and/or by providing them to us. The DigitalFutureSummit.eu website states the provision of personal data, i.e.: data that can be traced directly or indirectly to a natural person – not required to be able to use most parts of the website. Below you will find an overview of the personal data that we process:

  • Contact details (telephone number, e-mail address or other contact details) provided by you in any of our contact forms or via e-mail
  • Other personal data that you actively provide by registering via this website, in correspondence and by telephone
  • IP address (anonymised, used for website analytics)
  • Data about your surfing behaviour on this site (anonymised, used for website analytics)
  • Internet browser and device type (anonymised, used for website analytics)

Special and/or sensitive personal data we process
Our website and/or service does not intend to collect data about website visitors under the age of 16. Unless they have permission from their parents or guardian. However, we cannot check whether a visitor is over 16 years of age. We encourage parents to be involved in their children’s online activities in order to prevent the collection of information about children without parental consent. If you believe that we have collected personal information about a minor without that consent, please contact us at paul.tang[@]ep.europa.eu and we will delete that information.

With what purpose and on what basis we process personal data
The office of MEP Paul Tang processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To be able to call, e-mail or contact you by any other means if this is necessary to carry out our service;
  • The office of MEP Paul Tang analyses your behaviour on the website in order to improve the website and tailor the range of services to your preferences.

Automated decision-making
The office of MEP Paul Tang does not take decisions on the basis of automated processing on matters that may have (significant) consequences for individuals. These are decisions taken by computer programs or systems without any human intervention.

For how long we retain personal data
The office of MEP Paul Tang will not retain your personal data longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected. Once the purposes have been achieved, we may keep your data anonymised for analysis purposes. We apply the following retention periods for the following (categories of) personal data:

Personal data

  • Personal data: unless expressly authorised for longer storage, we will retain your personal data for a maximum period of three months so that we can contact you when your data is provided. If you have consented to the storage of your personal data, we will keep them until 1 July 2024, the end of the mandate of MEP Paul Tang.
  • Contact details: Unless we have given express permission for longer storage, we will retain your contact details for a maximum period of three months, so that we can contact you when your details are provided. If you have consented to the storage of your personal details, we will keep them until 1 July 2024, the end of the mandate of  MEP Paul Tang.

Special personal data
We do not retain this data.

Personal data under criminal law
We do not retain this data.

We will share your personal data with third parties if this is necessary for the performance of the agreement and to comply with any legal obligation. If this is the case, we will enter into a processing agreement with companies that process your data on our behalf in order to guarantee the same level of security and to safeguard the confidentiality of your data. We remain responsible for these processing operations.

Our event platform partner Digivent processes the data you submitted in our registration form to give you access to the platform of Digital Future Summit. We have signed a Data Processing Agreement with Digivent to guarantee your data are secured and protected. If you have any indications this is not the case, we ask you to contact us at paul.tang[@]europarl.europa.eu.

Personal data that you actively share with us in our contact forms will not be processed outside the European Economic Area. Elsewhere on our website, however, third parties may request your IP address, internet browser and device type. These parties may process your data outside the European Economic Area. However, we try to limit the use of of third services as much as possible on this website.

Cookies we use
The office of MEP Paul Tang uses no cookies on this website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone the first time you visit this website.

Analytics methods we use
To improve the website and tailor the range of services to your preferences we use a GDPR compliant analytics method to guarantee the protection of your privacy which uses neither cookies nor a third party. We have created a local table which consists of only four fields (ID, date, source, target). We retain such data no longer than 14 days.

View, modify or delete data

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your consent, if any, to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by the office of MEP Paul Tang and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data we hold about you in a computer file to you or another organisation you have mentioned.

You can send a request for inspection, correction, deletion, data treating of your personal data or a request for withdrawal of your consent or objection to the processing of your personal data to paul.tang[@]ep.europa.eu.

To ensure that the request for inspection has been made by you, we ask you to enclose a copy of your proof of identity with the request. In this copy, make your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and unique citizen identification number black. This is to protect your privacy. We will respond to your request as soon as possible but within four weeks.

The office of MEP Paul Tang would also like to draw your attention to the fact that you have the option of submitting a complaint to the European Data Protection Supervisor. This can be done via the following link: https://edps.europa.eu/eu-institution-body-or-agency_en.

How we secure personal data
The office of MEP Paul Tang takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorised modification. If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of misuse, please contact us at paul.tang[@]ep.europa.eu. The office of MEP Paul Tang has taken the following measures to protect your personal data:

  • Security software that protects our CMS against attacks and raids.
  • TLS (formerly SSL) We send your data via a secure internet connection. This can be seen from the address bar ‘https’ and the padlock in the address bar.
    -DKIM, SPF and DMARC are three internet standards that we use to prevent you from receiving e-mails on our behalf that contain viruses, are spam or are intended to obtain personal (login) data.
    -DNSSEC is an extra security (additional to DNS) for converting a domain name (#company_website) to the associated IP address (server name); it is provided with a digital signature. You can have that signature checked automatically. In this way, we prevent you from being redirected to a false IP address.

The office of MEP Paul Tang has laid down appropriate technical and organisational measures in the processing contract with Digivent to protect Users’ personal data against loss or unlawful processing.

This privacy policy has been drawn up thanks to Veiliginternetten.nl, Websiteplanet.com and the European Parliament Data Protection Officer.

The office of MEP Paul Tang reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement. Any changes will be announced on this page. The office of MEP Paul Tang, therefore, advises those concerned to check this page regularly to see whether any changes have been made.

The current privacy statement was updated on October 6th 2021.