Who we are
Europe Future Fringe belongs to all those who want to be a part of it. The platform is run by a steering group of independent civil society organisations across Europe, namely VolontEurope, New Europeans and the EFF – European Future Forum at the time of its inception in February 2020. More organisations are welcome to join the steering group and the platform.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave your email address and/or message for the platform, this information will be sent to a centralised email inbox overseen by the members of the steering group. The members of the steering group agree not to use the information received from the contact forms for any other purposes, such as organisational newsletters, event invitations or selling your data to third parties. The information you provide will be solely used to respond to your messages and to promote Europe Future Fringe, its platform and related activities or projects.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We utilise a WordPress internal plugin called Slimstat, which tracks and retains user interaction data with out website. We utilise this data, to gage how effective our various PR measures are and to tweak our website for maximum user-friendliness and usability.
Who we share your data with
Your data is kept safely stored on the Europe Future Fringe platform and can only be accessed by members of the steering committee, who pledge not to use it for any other purpose other than the work concerning Europe Future Fringe.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.