Greenpeace believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online. This policy applies to www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit; different specific web properties (e.g. campaign sites) may use the same or have site-specific privacy and cookies policies. We will always seek your approval for other use of your data if your consent is not covered by this policy.
Greenpeace European Unit and the independent national/regional/international Greenpeace organisations in the Greenpeace network (together: ‘Greenpeace’) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This privacy statement sets out the basis on which we will process any personal information that we may collect about you as a visitor to our website. We therefore ask you to read this privacy statement carefully.
We may use your information for the following purposes:
We will only process your personal information as necessary for the purposes described above. In doing so, we will consider the balance between your privacy and our interest in processing and refrain from processing if your privacy interest overrides our legitimate interest.
[In exceptional circumstances we may also be required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information. We will tell you, when we ask you to provide information about yourself, if provision of the requested information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or, on the other hand, if it is purely voluntary and there will be no implications if you decline to provide the information. If you are uncertain as to Greenpeace’s need for information that we request from you, please contact the Greenpeace representative asking for the information, or contact us (see below), with your query.]
We may disclose personal information about you where we have obtained your consent or where it is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out above:
These disclosures may involve transferring your personal information overseas. If you are dealing with us within the European Economic Area, you should be aware that this may include transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area, which do not have similarly strict data privacy laws. In those cases, where we transfer personal data to the independent Greenpeace organisations or our service providers, we will ensure that our arrangements with them are governed by data transfer agreements or mechanisms, designed to ensure that your personal information is protected (including, where appropriate, under an agreement on terms approved for this purpose by the European Commission).
Please contact us (see below) if you would like to know whether any such agreements are in place or, if so, to see a copy.
Greenpeace European Unit intends to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it.
We will retain your information for no longer than 2 years after our most recent communication with you, after which it will be deleted or anonymised, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for a longer period. Contact us for more information.
You may have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to some related information, under data protection law.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set out below. We are obliged to request proof of identity before access to your personal information is given.
If you would like us to remove your information from our mailing list, you can click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email we sent to you or contact us as set out below.
You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with the body regulating data protection in your country (details are available here).
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing. Our donation pages are secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.
Only employees who require to access information about supporters and website visitors to perform their work are granted access to your personal data.
We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement and our processing of personal information.
Please contact us via:
Greenpeace European Unit
Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 199
Tel: +32 2 274 1900
Fax (yes, really): +32 (0) 2 274 1910
or write to [email protected]
Any changes we make to this privacy statement in the future will be posted to our website and also available if you contact us as set out above.
Please check back frequently to see any changes.
Last updated: 16 October, 2018
We want to ensure that you enjoy browsing our website. In order to enhance your experience and collect information about your use of our site, we place “cookies” onto your computer.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie:
Cookies are useful because they:
By using our website you agree that, unless you have set your computer’s browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu, for a video about cookies check www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBR-xtJVq7E.
A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Whenever a browser requests an object from the same website or domain in the future, the browser (if you allow) will send the same small text file back to the origin server.
We use (or will use) cookies to:
There are different types of cookies
First party cookies
There are two broad types of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:
This table explains the cookies that may be placed on your machine while using this website and why.
|“wordpress_google_apps_login”||Used by Greenpeace European Unit to store the logged in state of users who have an account in our website||This cookie expires when you close your browser|
|“_ga”||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users||This cookie expires 2 years from set/update|
|“_gid”||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users||This cookie expires 24 hours from set/update|
|“_dc_gtm_N7SG829”||Used by Google Analytics (via Google Tag Manager) to throttle request rate||This cookie expires 1 minute from set/update|
|“AMP_TOKEN”||Used by Google Analytics to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
|This cookie expires between 30 seconds and one year (depending on whether it is being used) from set/update|
|“_gac_10290164”||Used by Google Analytics to link user ID to campaign related information.
For example, if Google Analytics and AdWords accounts are linked, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
|This cookie expires 90 days from set/update|
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
|This cookie expires 2 years from set/update|
|“__utmt”||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||This cookie expires 10 minutes from set/update|
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
|This cookie expires 30 minutes from set/update|
|“__utmv”||Used by Google Analytics to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable.
This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
|This cookie expires 2 years from set/update|
|“usbl”||Used by Usabilla for identifying new and returning visitors who are potentially presented a slide out survey. Furthermore this cookie is being used to identify visitors who already have seen the slide out survey, so it won’t be shown again. This is not cookie that tracks cross domain and is purely used for functional reasons.||This cookie expires when the survey is switched off within the Usabilla software|
|“Checkpoint” and “lp”||Used by Facebook to authenticate your identity on Facebook or Instagram||This cookie expires when you close your browser|
Greenpeace European Unit does not govern the publication of third-party cookies. Please visit the relevant third parties’ website if you want to understand more about these cookies, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Soundcloud.
If you only want to accept our own cookies but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, select the “block third-party cookies” (or similar setting in your browser).
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, manage previously accepted ones or delete existing ones on your device. Click your browser type below to go directly to the browser user guide to learn how to disable or erase cookies.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
Greenpeace uses Google Analytics to gather visitors’ use of our website and analyze the data to help us maintain and improve the design of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.
Should you not be willing to get the analytics cookies, please change you cookies settings above (‘change your cookies preferences’).
As mentioned before, Google Analytics cookies used in this website are _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga and _gid – and they all collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, browser ClientID (to identify returning users, for example), where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited. Here’s the privacy overview of Google Analytics, the Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites and here how to easily opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.
As of May 2018, Google Analytics introduced the Data Retention controls, giving organizations the ability to set the amount of time before user-level and event-level data stored by Google Analytics is automatically deleted from Analytics’ servers.
Such retention period applies to user-level and event-level data associated with cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-ID) and advertising identifiers (not applicable in Greenpeace websites anyway). For Greenpeace European Unit, the Data Retention control for Google Analytics is set to 26 months. Once again, Analytics will not collect the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet.
You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.
Beside the customized HTML buttons we installed to allow you to share Greenpeace content on Facebook and Twitter, we may embed widgets from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud and other social media on our website to provide an enhanced experience.
These social networking widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-ons like “Privacy Badger” for Chrome or “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to control some (the first) or disable them (the second).
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