EUROPEN-PEN INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date of Privacy Statement: April 28, 2018. Most recent update: July 24, 2018.

EUROPEN-PEN International appreciates your interest in this Web site and other related or linked EUROPEN-PEN International sites (Site). Your privacy is important and we want you to understand our practices with respect to gathering information from visitors to the Site and with respect to the uses we make of that information. Please check each portion or page of the Site that you visit.

Information and Uses

When someone visits the Site, our web servers automatically gather information that allows the site to communicate with the visitor's computer during the visit. We also track such information as the number of visits to the site, which parts of the site visitors select, analytics to measure and observe user behavior, IP address, device type, domain type, browser type, date and time of day, device screen size. We use such information for purposes including helping us design and administer the Site.

Privacy concerns focus on Personal Information, that is, information that could identify a specific individual such as names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers. If during your visit you submit information to us, you may provide us with Personal Information. We may collect and use that Personal Information for the purpose of improving the pedagogical experience on the Site, or to tell you about EUROPEN-PEN International activities which we think may be of interest to you, including via email, to communicate with you for other purposes. We may also use that Personal Information as necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, and for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

As explained below in the section on Dissemination of Information to Third Parties, we do not distribute or sell Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to market their products and services to you. We will make a reasonable effort to remove your Personal Information from our database in such a way that you will not receive future communications from us, if that is your wish. If you notify us that Personal Information previously submitted to our site is no longer accurate, we will make a reasonable effort to make appropriate corrections. To facilitate our efforts to meet your request, it would be helpful if you could let us know the context in which you provided Personal Information, e.g. in connection with a specific product or service.

Information Placed on Your Computer

By using this Site, you agree that EUROPEN-PEN International can place cookies on your device. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device, you can change your browser settings to do this.

Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of the Site may no longer work. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Site, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.

Hyperlinks

This site has links to sites that EUROPEN-PEN International does not own, control or maintain. We cannot be responsible for privacy policies and practices of those sites and we make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of those sites. Similarly, we cannot be held responsible for the policies and practices of any site from which you linked to our Web site. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of other sites and contact the operator if you have concerns or questions.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Communicating via the Internet and sending information to you by other means necessarily involves your Personal Information passing through or being handled by third parties, however EUROPEN-PEN International does not sell or distribute your Personal Information to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market their products and services to you.

Personal data collected by EUROPEN-PEN International may be transferred among its various divisions and affiliated organizations, around the world, as well as transferred to select partners. We cannot be responsible for privacy policies and practices of those third parties and we make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of those parties.

Sharing Information Globally

EUROPEN-PEN International is a global organization located in Germany. We may transfer the Personal Information we collect about you to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. Such transfers may involve the transfer of Personal Information from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the EEA. By providing your Personal Information to EUROPEN-PEN International, you agree to the transfer, storage, and/or processing of your Personal Information globally.

EUROPEN-PEN International applies suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with us and the practices described in this Privacy Statement.

Sensitive Information

EUROPEN-PEN International does not seek any sensitive information from visitors to our Site, unless legally required to do so, for example, in connection with recruiting or hiring. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record, or genetic or biometric data. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. However, if you do provide such information, EUROPEN-PEN International accepts your explicit consent to use that data in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or in the ways described at the point where such information is disclosed.

Removal/Modification Information

You are entitled to know what Personal Information EUROPEN-PEN International collects about you and to have access to that information. You can request access to your information by emailing us at: privacy@penworldwide.org

You can request the removal or modification of your Personal Information by emailing us at: privacy@penworldwide.org. We will then make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.

Conditions of Use and Revisions

If you choose to visit our Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement, including any limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of law provisions. We reserve the right to change this statement at any time without notice.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the content of this Privacy Statement, please contact us at: privacy@penworldwide.org

Please note that this Privacy Statement could be updated to reflect any changes in the way your Personal Information is handled or any changes in applicable laws. If material changes are made to the Privacy Statement, we will provide you notice so you have an opportunity to review the changes.