Privacy Policy

The DiEM25 Privacy Policy was updated on December 5, 2016 

We at DiEM25 (DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE MOVEMENT 2025) accept the protection of your personal data received from you in relation to visits of our webpage www.diem25.org (here-in-after the “Website” or “DiEM25 Website”) as an important issue and concern.

  1. Introduction

We work to ensure that your privacy is protected when using our Website and therefore we have a policy setting out ways in which your personal data is processed and protected. The following privacy policy provides information on how we collect, use, disclose, protect and otherwise handle data about you. Your data is handled in compliance to the provisions of applicable European Legislation (including but not limited Directive 95/46/EC) as well to the national legislations of respective EU Member States which implements the relevant European provisions.

This policy is applicable to the visitors/users of the Website, including to the donors of DiEM25, and members/registered users at the designated area of the Website.

  1. Responsible party for your personal data

Responsible party for your personal data is DiEM25 (DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE MOVEMENT 2025), organization based in Belgium with address at 40 rue Washington, Ixelles, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium.

  1. Types of Data/Areas at the Website

The Website www.diem25.org is divided into a public and generally accessible area and an area for Members Only (available at https://internal.diem25.org) where advanced features of participation are accessible. In order for such advanced participation of users to be possible, it is necessary to collect, processing and use of other (personal) data.

In order to provide comprehensive information to the visitors and registered members/users, the below policy is divided into conditions of use for the General Area (www.diem25.org) and supplementary information on the restricted area for members (https://internal.diem25.org).

For General Area

Below we would like to inform you that our Website may collect, process and use personal data electronically.

The visit to the Website is related to automatically collected and stored data usually without reference to individuals (the so called Server Log files) such as the type of browser you use, the URL of the previously visited or called webpage and your IP address. The purpose of the collection, processing and use of such data is the operation of the Website and is necessary for the display of the webpages to your computer.

Further information and data about you will be only collected if you explicitly and voluntary provide such personal information.

Cookies

Our Website (as many others) uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or computer as a file.

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can prevent this by changing the settings of your internet browser and the Website will continue to function.

More detailed information regarding the use of cookies on DiEM25 Website is available here – https://diem25.org/cookies-on-diem25-website/ .

Newsletter

The Newsletter is provided by an opt in, i.e. it is a service available under registration for a subscription.

In order to receive the newsletter, a valid email address has to be provided. The sole purpose of providing an email address is to receive electronic messages at the request of the user.

Your consent to the storage of your data and its use for sending you the newsletter may be revoked at any time effective for the future.

Email Communication

It is possible to send us email messages through the email addresses provided on the Website. However, please note that unencrypted emails that are sent over the internet may not be adequately protected during the transport path.

Social Networks Links

On our Website we provide links to (among others) social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Google Plus.

You activate those links by clicking on the respective buttons which lead to your browser connecting directly to the servers of the respective social network. These buttons are marked with the logos of the respective social network.

More information on the collection and use of data by relevant social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Google Plus) may be found in their respective privacy policies.

Embedded YouTube videos

The Website integrates YouTube videos. The integrated clips may refer to page cookies on the user’ computer, which may be disabled.

Donors and Donations

It is possible to make a donation to DiEM25 through the Website for which purpose data of donors may be collected. The type of data subject to collection depends on the amount of the particular donation, i.e. above or below 3 000 EUR annually.

For donations of less than 3000 EUR per year, DiEM25 collects the email address and the birthdate of donors (in order to ensure that donors are at least 18 years old).

Donations for more than 3000 EUR per year are subject to explicit approval by DiEM25’s Coordinating Collective. They will request additional information on the donor and may request making the donation public.

The information about donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by the law.

For Members Only Area

The following information and conditions apply to members of DiEM25.

The Members Only Area is available at https://internal.diem25.org and is run by DIEM25.

For the access to the Members Only Area, it is required to provide your full name, valid email address and choice of language.

This data is explicitly stored by DIEM25 for the purpose of operating the Members Only Area and to create and operate your Member profile.

Beyond the above-mentioned required information, all other personal data is provided by members on a voluntary basis. It is stored and used by DiEM25 exclusively to provide additional services, such as location-specific notifications and volunteer/job offers.

Voting procedures

In the Members Only Area, there is also an option to vote on different proposals and elected positions within the Movement.

In order to exercise the right to vote, members are requested and agree to provide their mobile number. The purpose of mobile verification is to verify the members’ identity and ensure that each individual can only vote once in each voting process.

No information on the nature of the actual vote is stored. In the voting process, information is stored on whether the member has voted and on what date. In particular no identifiable information on the actual (how) vote is stored.

  1. Storage of personal data

The data that is collected in relation to the use of DiEM25 Website is stored within the territory of European Economic Area (EEA).

We will keep your data as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes stated below in p. 5 of this Privacy Policy or as required by the law.

  1. Use of personal data – purposes

In connection to the use of the Website we process and use your personal data for the following purposes among others:

  • To contact visitors and members of the Website;

  • To send information and messages by email, including Newsletters, to the users;

  • To handle donations made to DiEM25 and contact donors; 
  • To create and manage your Member profile in the Members Only Area;

  • To organize and hold events, including online events;

  • To organize and hold voting procedures;

  • To verify that only one vote is provided per one individual (without information on the way of voting);

  • Registration and Authentication of users.

  1. Disclosure to third parties

As a rule and under our general policy, we do not to disclose your personal identifiable information to third parties with the exceptions presented here.

We may only transfer collected personal data in connection with the newsletter registration to third parties insofar as this is technically necessary for the sending of the newsletter. In cases of disclosure of your personal data, the volume of transmitted data is limited to the minimum extent.

It must be noted that we may be required by law a to disclose personal information to law enforcement authorities in relation to legal actions.

  1. Protection of your personal data

Responsible handling and protection of your personal data is a priority for us. Thus we have developed organizational and technical measures to ensure reliable protection of your personal data received by you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection to the collection, storage and processing of your personal data. We continually adapt our measures to the technological developments.

  1. Your rights

You may at any time contact info@nulldiem25.org in order to request information about the data stored about you in the ways mentioned in the current policy.

Upon your request, your data will be deleted immediately.

  1. Withdrawal of consent

Herewith we would like to inform you that you may withdraw your consent without explanation at any time. This will be effective for the future.

  1. Links

Our Website features links to external websites of other providers, over which we have no control. We cannot accept any responsibility for their content and their ways to handle your data.

These instructions and policy do not apply to external websites outside www.diem25.org. For additional information, please visit the websites of the respective providers directly.

  1. Modification and retrieval of privacy policy

These data protection conditions may be subject to modification or retrieval at any time. We strongly recommend you to follow for any updates of this Privacy Policy by visiting our website.

Older versions of the policy may be provided under request to members.

  1. Further information

The General Area uses Google Analytics to collect anonymised statistics on site usage. The Members Only Area does not use Google Analytics or other similar third party tools.

Your confidence in our Website and its features is valuable to us. Thus we will always address your questions concerning processing of the personal data. If you have any questions that were not addressed in the present policy or you wish to receive further information, please contact us at info@nulldiem25.org .

  1. Controller of personal data

Responsible party under the relevant legislation is:

DiEM25 (DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE MOVEMENT 2025),
40 rue Washington,
Ixelles, 1050 Bruxelles,
Belgium