Privacy Policy for ALDA – Association Européene pour la
Democratie Locale

Last updated: October, 2023

With this document, ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale, with registered office in Maison des Associations 1a, PLace des Orphelins à 67000 Strasbourg – France, describes the methods for managing the website in relation to the processing of personal data of those who consult it and who, through it, may provide personal data.
We therefore provide you with some information regarding the methods of use of the personal data that you may provide to our company through the site.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalised have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Association (referred to as either “the Association”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale, Maison des Associations 1a, PLace des Orphelins à 67000 Strasbourg – France.
  • Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
  • Device means any device that can access the Website such as a computer, a cell phone or a digital tablet.
  • Newsletter is a monthly communication distributed by ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale through a Service Provider (MailUp), to its subscribers, providing updates, news, and information related to ALDA’s activities, projects, events, and relevant topics.
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Service refers to the Website.
  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Association. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Association to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Association, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Association in analysing how the Service is used.
  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Website refers to ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale, accessible from
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Website, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Data provided voluntarily by the user. The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of emails to the email addresses indicated on this site or forms to be filled in on the site (contacts, newsletters, etc.) entails the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s e-mail address, name and surname, which are necessary in order to reply to requests and for the further purposes specified below, as well as other personal data included in the message or in the form filled in.

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.
The ambit of Usage Data encompasses an array of particulars, including your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the specific pages of our Service that you access, the date and timestamp of your visit, the duration of your engagement with those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data. When accessing our Website via a mobile device, it is pertinent to note that we may automatically collect specific information, which includes, though is not not constrained to, the category of mobile device you utilise, the unique identifier assigned to your mobile device, the IP address associated with your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers, and supplementary diagnostic data.
Additionally, we may gather information that is automatically transmitted by your browser each time you visit our Website, whether through conventional web access or by utilising a mobile device.
These data (such as domain names, IP addresses, operating system used) are not accompanied by any additional personal information.

Purpose and legal basis of processing

Data provided voluntarily by the user. Personal data are collected directly from the data subjects who freely and spontaneously provided them. Personal data contained in requests for information are processed in order to respond to the requests received. The data are also processed in order to keep track of contacts and any business relationships that have taken place and may be used, with the express and specific consent of the person concerned, to send commercial and promotional communications, without prejudice to the right of the person concerned to object to such sending at any time. The legal basis for the processing is – depending on the case – Article 6 no. 1 letter a), b), and/or f) of Regulation 2016/679/EU, i.e. the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or the performance of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the same or the legitimate interest of the data controller in keeping track of the business relations in order to carry out its business activities. In the cases expressly indicated, the
legal basis is the consent freely given by the data subject.
Usage data. This data is used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct operation and to protect our rights in the event of hypothetical computer crimes to the detriment of the site. The legal basis legitimising the processing is art. 6 no. 1 letter f), i.e. the legitimate interest of the data controller to make the site’s functions usable following user access and to check that it is working and being used correctly and, where necessary, to protect its rights.

Retention of Your Personal Data

ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale will uphold the retention of your Personal Data solely for the duration essential to fulfil the objectives outlined in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and utilise your Personal Data to the extent required to meet our legal obligations, such as the necessity to retain your data in compliance with applicable laws, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our legal agreements and policies.
Furthermore, ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale, will also retain Usage Data for the purpose of internal analysis. Usage Data is generally preserved for a shorter duration, with exceptions made when this data is pivotal for enhancing security or improving the functionality of Our Website or when legal obligations mandate the extended retention of such data.

Security of Your Personal Data

Ensuring the security of your Personal Data is a paramount concern for us. However, it is imperative to acknowledge that no method of data transmission over the Internet or electronic data storage can be deemed entirely infallible. Despite our conscientious efforts to employ commercially accepted measures to safeguard your Personal Data, we are unable to provide a definitive guarantee of its absolute security.

Nature of data collection and consequences of failure to provide data

Apart from what is specified for usage data, the provision of personal data is optional in some cases and compulsory in others. Failure to provide compulsory data will make it impossible for us to respond to your requests. The provision of personal data by the data subject, in cases where it is optional, is appropriate to enable the controller to pursue the purposes indicated, but failure to provide it has no consequences.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is subject to processing at the Association’s operational offices and at other locations where the involved parties are situated. Consequently, this information may be transmitted to and maintained on computers situated outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction, where data protection laws may diverge from those within your own jurisdiction.
By consenting to this Privacy Policy and subsequently submitting such information, you acknowledge and agree to this data transfer.

The data collected shall be processed by personnel of ALDA – Association Européene pour la Democratie Locale, identified and authorised for this purpose according to specific instructions given in compliance with applicable regulations. The data collected, where necessary or instrumental to the purposes indicated above, may be processed by third parties appointed as external data processors or, as the case may be, communicated to the same as autonomous data controllers. The personal data provided may also be communicated to third parties who perform services connected with and instrumental to the execution of the purposes indicated above (e.g.: e-mail services) or to fulfil legal obligations, in execution of orders from public authorities legitimated to do so, or to assert or defend a right in a court of law.
The Association is committed to taking all reasonably necessary measures to ensure that your data is managed securely and in adherence to the provisions stipulated within this Privacy Policy. No transfer of your Personal Data shall occur to any organisation or country unless there are adequate controls in place, encompassing the security of your data and other personal information.

Automated decisions

No automated decision-making processes are implemented that have an effect on the persons concerned.

Delete Your Personal Data

You possess the right to request the deletion of Personal Data we have collected about you. Our Newsletter may offer you the functionality to remove specific information related to you directly from within the Newsletter.
It is important to note that in some instances, we may be compelled to retain certain information due to legal obligations or legitimate grounds.

Rights of the data subject

The data subject has the right to request from the data controller access to and rectification or erasure of his/her personal data or restriction of its processing, as well as to object to its processing, in addition to the right to data portability as provided for in the Regulation. In cases where the processing is based on consent, the consent to process the data provided may be revoked at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before revocation. The data subject also has the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. Requests to exercise rights may be sent to the email address:, specifying in the request the right that the data subject wishes to exercise together with a valid e-mail address to which the reply should be sent.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may incorporate links to external websites that are not under our operation or control. By clicking on a link leading to a third-party website, you will be redirected to the respective third party’s site. We strongly recommend that you diligently review the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.
It’s essential to understand that we lack authority over, and thus cannot assume responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may undergo periodic updates. These changes will be communicated to you by publishing the revised Privacy Policy on this page. In addition, we will provide notice through email communication and prominently within our Website and Newsletter before the changes come into effect, and we will also update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.
We recommend that you routinely review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of any modifications. Any adjustments to this Privacy Policy become effective upon being posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us: