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Data Privacy Statement



This Privacy Statement is based on the European Union’s Data Protection Regulation, known as “GDPR.”

The Transatlantic Foundation (TF) respects the right to privacy of those who visit the website of the project AUTHLIB – Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response,, managed by the Transatlantic Foundation. This privacy statement describes how TF processes your personal data on this website.

  • Data Controller

Transatlantic Foundation
Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Email address:
Phone number: +49 30 28 88 13 0

  • European Legal Terms Used in this Policy

“Personal data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A person (a website visitor, for example) can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular with reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, geolocation data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.

“Data processing” refers to any operation or set of operations, which are performed on personal data or sets of personal data, whether by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.

“Data controller” refers to the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body that, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by EU or member state law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by EU or member state law.

“Data processor” refers to a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body, which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which they, by a statement or by explicit affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.

  • Conditions for Processing your Personal Data

The chart below summarizes the data processing activities that take place on this website. The chart includes descriptions of the purpose, the legal basis, and the time limitation for the data processing.


Purpose of processing

Type of data we collect

Legal Basis

Time limitation or deletion

Sending you e-newsletters based on you sign-up on the website or at AUTHLIB events

name, email address

–        Your consent, see GDPR Art. 6, (1) a)

You may withdraw your consent anytime by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any e-mail or email us at:

Activities on the website (commenting on blog posts)

name/pseudonym, e-mail address

–        Your consent, see GDPR Art. 6, (1) a)

You may withdraw your consent by deleting your comments anytime

Log files records of your visit on our website

IP address and related user activities, the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the AUTHLIB site.

–        Your consent, see GDPR Art. 6, (1) a)

30 days after the user’s visit, this data will be automatically deleted

Cookies to secure essential functions of the website (session cookies) and record statistics (statistical cookies) – see Section 5 of this Policy

IP address of the user(s)

–        Your consent, see GDPR Art. 6, (1) a)

3 months after the user’s visit, this data will be automatically deleted


Please read carefully Section 8 about pursuing your rights.

  • On Data Security and Cybersecurity Measures

TF uses secure data networks protected by firewalls and password protection systems that are consistent with our commitments to protect personal data. TF’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by TF contacts.

Should a data breach affect your personal information, TF will take appropriate action within 72 hours of discovering the breach by notifying the Belgian Data Protection Authority and, if necessary, law-enforcement agencies.

  • Cookies and Log Files

We do use cookies (small computer files that stay on your computer and let us know when and how often you visit our site) for different purposes, namely:

  • secure functionality of the website and its related services (“session cookies”)
  • to keep and track general information about website usage (“statistical cookies”)

Cookies and other similar technology can make it easier for you to use the website during future visits. Cookies only record which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. This information allows TF to understand how our website is being used, which helps with planning future website growth. Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our site. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them and cannot execute any code or virus.

Cookies are stored for three months.

If you don’t like cookies…

You can have your browser reject the cookies. Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions.

            Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers, TF uses log files on the AUTHLIB website. TF collects and stores only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the AUTHLIB site. TF uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the site and make the site more useful. Upon request, TF is required by law to disclose this and other information records to you.

  • Automated Decision-making and Profiling

We do not make use of automated decision-making. Under current data protection laws, automated decisions are defined as decisions about individuals that are based solely on the automated (that is, no human involvement) processing of information and that produce legal effects or significantly affect the individuals involved. Based on your visit at we will not record your activities for the purpose of generating user profile on your activities.

  • Disclaimer
  • Your personal data (for example, the IP address of your computer) is required to make the website accessible to you and to be able to follow up on your inquiry. If you do not provide your personal data, the website may not function properly, and we may not be able to respond to your request in a timely manner.
  • Throughout our web pages, we provide links to third-party servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility (and shall have no liability) for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on third-party servers and/or sites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies.
  • We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this privacy statement, at any time. Any such modification would not reduce your privacy or rights and would only serve to enhance the privacy statement and security. We highly recommend that you review this privacy statement from time to time to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version. The examples contained in this privacy statement are illustrations; they are not intended to be exclusive.
  • TF may need to disclose personal data when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, and/or in connection with a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.
  • Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission.


  • (9) Your Rights (“Data Subject Rights”)

Your rights

What does it mean for you?

The right to be informed

The data controller is obliged to inform you about the data processing that is about you.

The right to rectification

You have the right to have inaccurate personal data completed if the data is incomplete (for example, errors in name spelling). See Section 1 of this privacy statement for contacting us

The right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

The right only applies to data held at the time the request is received. There are some obvious limitations to exercising these rights like legal obligation to delete your data (for example, an old email address).

The right to restrict processing

You may ask us if the usage of the personal data we process should be limited. (for example, authorship of a scientific paper is challenged in court). Restriction means that the data controller must stop processing some data of yours or because of a third-party concern.

The right to data portability

You may ask us to transfer personal data to you or another data controller in electronic format or print.

The right to object

Individuals have the right to object to processing their data in certain circumstances (like during an ongoing legal case or based on a request of a state authority). An objection may be made in writing or verbally.

The rights concerning automated decision-making and profiling

Automated individual decision-making refers to decisions without human involvement or interaction. (For example, your workplace performance solely evaluated by a software algorithm. That assessment could be based on your personal profile.)

Rights to complain and seeking legal remedies

See Section 11 of this privacy statement


You may validate the above your rights by contacting TF by e-mail at or in writing at the mailing address mentioned in Section 1. TF will contact you upon your request within 30 days of receiving the request.


(10) Service Providers Working for Us

When we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the website services.




Website maintenance

Origami Europe Kft. (2081 Piliscsaba, Vörösmarty u. 10., Hungary; Email:


Websupport Magyarország Kft. (1132 Budapest, Victor Hugo u. 18-22., Hungary).


MailPoet – Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd.

Grand Canal Dock, 25 Herbert Pl

Dublin, D02 AY86



(11) Pursue Your Rights

We respond to your privacy-related questions, concerns, and remarks in 30 days at

If you are in the EU/European Economic Area (EEA), you have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority at Our Members | European Data Protection Board (

Belgian citizens may directly turn their complaint to the Belgian Data Protection Authority at

Commission de la protection de la vie privée

Rue de la Presse 35

1000 Bruxelles

Tel. +32 2 274 48 00

Fax +32 2 274 48 10




If you are a minor or you work with minors, please visit to learn more about your privacy rights.


For citizens of the United Kingdom, please visit

For US citizens, please address yourself to the Federal Trade Commission:

US Department of Commerce EU-US Privacy Shield

1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 20001

Washington, DC 20230

United States


For citizens of other countries, please seek information about your rights and remedies from your national data protection commission or authority.

If you find it suitable, you may turn directly to the competent court of your country or contact us now for an amicable alternative dispute resolution.


Thank you for your attention!