Privacy Policy

January 2020

If you join an event

Friends of the Earth Europe holds a record of people who have registered for our public events in our CRM for administrative communication and where necessary, for reporting to funders. If you provide information about accessibility needs, we will only process this information in order to ensure accessibility and provide for your safety. We use Eventbrite to manage our event registrations. You can update your communication preferences at any time. We may take photos or record videos at events to promote and archive our work. It is your responsibility to make it known to us if you do not wish to be in a photo or video.

If you sign a petition/take an e-action

We apply an opt-in policy to e-actions. You will only be subscribed to any mailing lists if you request it , otherwise your data will be deleted after the campaign has finished. You can unsubscribe from mailing lists at any time.

Website, cookies and browsing

Our website ( will set anonymous cookies if your browser is set to accept them, and they will be used by Matomo analytics – an industry-standard secure analytics tool – to track page visits which helps us monitor how our content is performing.

Retention of data

Friends of the Earth Europe only retains contacts' personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes it was collected for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal or reporting requirements.

When determining the appropriate retention period for personal data, Friends of the Earth Europe considers the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of personal data, the purposes for which the personal data is processed, whether Friends of the Earth Europe can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

After the data retention period has expired, Friends of the Earth Europe securely destroys personal information.

Data sharing

Friends of the Earth Europe requires third parties to respect the security of personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. Friends of the Earth Europe may also need to share personal information when reporting to funders, when undergoing audits, with the national data regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.
The following third-party service providers process personal information about contacts for the following purposes:

  • EventBrite: Handling registrations and bookings for events

Transfer of data outside the EU

Friends of the Earth Europe, like all other organisations using these services, transfers personal information to the United States for processing by Eventbrite. Transfers to these suppliers are covered by the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement, which ensures EU standards are adhered to wherever data is processed. Should the EU-US Privacy Shield be reviewed, Friends of the Earth Europe will ensure any suppliers processing personal data will continue to adhere to EU standards.

Data subject rights

Under certain circumstances, data subjects have the right to:

  • Request access to personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request").
  • Request erasure of personal information.
  • Object to processing of personal information where Young Friends of the Earth Europe is relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to lawfully process it.
  • Request the restriction of processing of personal information.
  • Request the transfer of personal information to another party.

If a person wishes to make a request on any of the above grounds, they should email dataprivacy[at]foeeurope[dot]org with "Data Privacy" in the subject heading.

Data security breaches

Friends of the Earth Europe has put in place procedures to deal with any data security breach and will notify members and contacts and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where legally required to do so.

Privacy by design

Friends of the Earth Europe will adhere to the principles of this policy and relevant legislation when designing or implementing new systems or processes (known as "privacy by design").


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can contact dataprivacy[at]foeeurope[dot]org.