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Privacy statement

This site is owned by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). We have created this statement to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices for and demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

Privacy statement - your consent

ECREA values your privacy and respects Belgian law of December 8, 1992 on “Privacy Protection in relation to the Processing of Personal Data” as modified by law of December 11, 1998 implementing Directive 95/46/EC.

By using this website, you agree with this privacy policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with the terms of use. 

Information you provide

Like many websites, this site actively collects information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, forums, and/or feedback forms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, and e-mail address).

 Some areas of this site may require you to submit personally identifiable information in order for you to benefit from the specified features. You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional.

Passive information collection

As you navigate through a website, certain anonymous information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies, such as cookies, internet tags or web beacons, and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, clickstream). Your Internet browser automatically transmits to this site some of this anonymous information, such as the URL of the website you just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version your computer is currently using.

This site may also collect anonymous information from your computer through cookies and Internet tags or web beacons, but this is to compile and analyse statistics and trends and improve the site for your use. Browser type, IP address, access time, and files accessed are collected in log files. ECREA uses this information to analyse traffic on the site and does not share this information with advertisers or third-parties.

Use and disclosure of information

Except as otherwise stated, we may use information collected via this site to improve the content of our site, to customise the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our research purposes, and for any other purpose specified. In addition, we may make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form.

Access, Correction and Deletion

Members and institutional coordinators are responsible for keeping personally identifiable information provided via this site accurate, current, and complete. Members and institutional coordinators can access and correct this information in their member profiles. Personally identifiable information of members and their member profiles are deleted upon resignation or failure to renew membership.

Links to other websites

This site may contain links or references to other websites. This Privacy Statement does not cover links to other websites and accordingly any information collected by those parties that own and control those websites or their use of cookies. Please be aware that individual organizations operate their own policies regarding the use and sale of personal information and the use of cookies. If you have a concern regarding the way your personal information will be used on other sites then you are advised to read the relevant privacy statement or in the absence of such a statement on the site, contact the company concerned. Any data stored by third party websites are stored completely separately by third party.

Security and personally identifiable information

This site takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as you transmit it to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

The site collects personally identifiable information during online registration. The information collected includes name, institution, PhD status, work and private address (including street, city, postal code and country), phone, e-mail, areas of academic interest, links to personal profiles at third-party websites. We may use member contact information from the forms to send newsletters, notifications concerning governance of the association, and announcements concerning events organised by ECREA or its entities. ECREA may share some parts of this information with third-party contractors and sub-contractors for purposes of event organisation (only events organised by ECREA or its entities) or website maintenance. ECREA will not sell or rent your email or other personal information to any organisation. Neither will we contact you for any other topic than topics related to our association’s mission and goals, as defined in ECREA Statutes. 

Maintaining the integrity of data collected at is of utmost important to ECREA. Personally identifiable information is stored behind password protection.

Changes to this Privacy statement

If this Privacy statement changes, ECREA will notify all active members and post the revised policy on this site. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 26 November 2017. We encourage users to read this statement thoroughly and use it as a point or reference for the future.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your use of this web site, please contact:

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