USE of your information:
ETC receives and stores information you enter on this website or give us by phone, email, in person, or in any other way. We collect and record in our database your contact details whenever you request information. In order to contact us, it is necessary for you to disclose personal information, as defined in EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including but not limited to one or more of the following identifying information: full name, email address, date of birth, place of birth, job title, company name, company address, telephone number.
We use the information you provide to respond to your requests, communicate with you, provide information about our European Tourism Manifesto informal alliance and the European tourism sector.
If you are an active part of the European Tourism Manifesto informal alliance, we will collect your personal data in order to facilitate the organisation and logistics of meetings of the alliance and share information about future common actions among the supporting organisations part of the alliance. This information is used exclusively for this purpose and is stored on our secured drives. You may request the deletion of such data at any point by sending us an email to [email protected] or contacting us through our contact form on tourismmanifesto.eu, or notifying the Staff working at ETC, with whom you are in regular contact.
Whenever users visit this website, information is collected anonymously and used to report on the traffic and other general statistics of website usage, without identifying individual visitors. ETC uses this information to make its website easier to find on the Internet and to improve it by learning which pages and features are interesting to our visitors. We treat this information as non-personal information and do not attempt to connect it to personally identifiable information, except as otherwise required by law. If you are based in the European Union you have the right to make a complaint at any time to your local supervisory authority for data protection issues. The information about the supervisory authority can be found below: The Belgian Data Protection Authority at [email protected] We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach your local supervisory authority, so please contact us first.
Information from Others: We might receive information about you from third parties whom you authorize to interact with us. That information might include your name and possibly other information used by that third party to identify you.
Sharing Your Information: We may share your information (full name, email address, job title, company name, company address, telephone number) with the supporting organisations part of the European Tourism Manifesto informal alliance in order to facilitate your cooperation with them.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may share personally identifiable information with third parties only as described in this section.
ETC employs or works with other companies and persons to perform certain business functions on its behalf, including but not limited to website development and maintenance, communications, organisation of events. These third parties have access to the information we collect, needed to perform their functions, but they may not use it for any other purposes. They are obliged to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation requirements.
Website: As mentioned before, the data we collect about users when they browse through our website is used to analyse the traffic and usage of the website. This aggregate data is later used to assess and improve our website and is stored in a way that ensures full anonymity.
In case you are among the supporting organisations part of the European Tourism Manifesto informal alliance and choose to submit your personal data to be published on the public parts of this website (e.g. WHO WE ARE), please note that ETC cannot take responsibility for its potential misuse.
Our Security Practices
We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect our databases and information under our control against loss, misuse, destruction, unauthorized access, alteration, or inadvertent disclosure of data.
ETC is committed to using secure data networks and data storage and management systems with IT Solution Providers fully compliant with the regulations set forth by the GDPR.
You can always choose not to give us your personally identifiable information, although this information is required if you want to get in contact with us.
If you request that your personally identifiable information be removed from our database, please understand that it may be impossible to remove this information completely due to backups and records of deletions. Furthermore, we will not be able to remove any personal information that we are required to retain by law (for instance, tax purposes, notices, etc.).
If you wish to remove your personally identifiable information from our database, please send an email to [email protected] with the phrase “Remove from Database” in the subject line. You will be removed from our databases usually within 14 business days of our receipt of your request, except where we are required to maintain the personal information by law. You may also request to review or amend any personally identifiable information that we maintain about you by sending a written request to us. We may take reasonable steps to confirm your identity before fulfilling any of these requests.
Applicable Law and Choice of Forum
By visiting this website, you agree that any dispute relating to or arising out of this Privacy shall be resolved exclusively under the Belgian Law.
This document was last updated on 3rd March 2020.
You may also write to us at:
European Travel Commission AISBL
Rue du Marche aux Herbes 61
1000 Brussels, Belgium