Your privacy is critically important to us.
At European Freelancers Movement we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for your personal data unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal data with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal data on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Contact details of the data controller:
European Freelancers Movement is legally represented by European Forum of Independent Professionals.
Registration N. W751211303
Rue Saint-Blaise 23, 75020 Paris, France
Contact person in privacy matters:
Marco Torregrossa, General Secretary of European Forum of Independent Professionals
Horsmakuja 6a / A7, 01300 Vantaa, Finland
Collection of Personal Data
We collect Users’ personal data through different means, which are explained below.
Most of the personal data we process is collected directly from the Users. European Freelancers Movement may collect basic information such as name, age, postal address, email address and phone number.
European Freelancers Movement automatically collects and processes the following technical data about the User:
- IP address
- Geographical location data based on the IP address
- Service access times
- Statistics on page views
- Any other automatically collected technical data
Furthermore, European Freelancers Movement may also collect other anonymized statistics about the way the User uses the Services provided by European Freelancers Movement.
European Freelancers Movement never sells any personal information to a third party. We use it simply to communicate resources of value to you.
Legal basis and purpose of processing personal data
European Freelancers Movement processes personal data for three main purposes:
(1) ServiceThe primary purpose of collecting personal data is to provide the website www.freelancersweek.org and Services, to issue accurate charges for the use of the Services and to manage the customer relationship. The processing of personal data in this case is based on the agreement between the Customer and European Freelancers Movement. This concerns, for example, the data collected during the signing up for the Service, during the use of the Service and the technical data needed to run the Service in a secure manner and communications with Users.
(2) Marketing and other communicationsEuropean Freelancers Movement may occasionally send its Customers (and End-Users when the relevant personal data has been collected by European Freelancers Movement itself) email to inform about new features, solicit feedback, or provide information on what is going on with European Freelancers Movement and its products. We base this on our legitimate interest to provide Users with relevant information as part of the Services and to promote our Services.
(3) Service development and researchWe always work to make our Services better. Therefore, we may use the User’s data to improve the Services. We base this processing on our legitimate interest to grow and develop. European Freelancers Movement may also collect technical data for statistical purposes to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics. European Freelancers Movement may display information publicly to others in an aggregate format that does not reveal statistics of any single User. European Freelancers Movement does not disclose personal data other than as described below.
Disclosures of Personal Data
We may disclose personal data to third parties in the following cases:
- European Freelancers Movement may use subcontractors when providing its Services. Our trusted subcontractors work on our behalf, and do not have an independent right to use the personal data we disclose to them. European Freelancers Movement discloses personal data to its subcontractors on a need to know basis when necessary to process such data on European Freelancers Movement’ behalf in order to provide Services. Subcontractors are subject to appropriate security and confidentiality requirements.
- When required by law such as to comply with requests by competent authorities or in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request.
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, investigate fraud or to protect our Users’ safety or rights.
Transfer of personal data outside of EU/EEA
When necessary and to the extent required for the successful provision of the Services, personal data may be transferred to third parties outside of EU/EEA. European Freelancers Movement or its subcontractors shall not transfer personal data outside of EU/EEA without adequate safeguards required by applicable data protection law, such as standard contractual clauses.
European Freelancers Movement may also use Privacy Shield-certified subcontractors located in the U.S. For more information about the Privacy Shield framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the EU Commission and the related principles concerning processing of personal data, please see here.
European Freelancers Movement uses third party cookies for various purposes. We may use third party cookies for statistical purposes to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics, such as to estimate number of Users and detect which parts of the Service Users find most useful, and identify features that could be improved. For such purposes, we may use third party cookies, such as Google Analytics, to help analyze how our Users use the Service. The technical usage information (including IP address) generated by the cookie about use of the Service is transmitted to such third parties to compile statistical reports.
European Freelancers Movement may also use third party cookies for marketing purposes to collect information about Users’ browsing habits and to remember visits in order to make advertising more relevant to that User and to his or her interests. These cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks and social media providers, such as Google Adwords.
Retention of personal data
Exceptionally, European Freelancers Movement may retain personal data for a longer period if we have a legitimate reason or an obligation to store data for the purposes of criminal investigation or other corresponding reason.
If a User thinks there is a problem with the way European Freelancers Movement is processing personal data, the User has a right to file in a complaint to a data protection authority in the EU.
Last updated: May, 20th 2018.