Global Covenant of Mayors

Privacy
Statement

This Privacy Statement provides the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy’s policy regarding the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any personal information collected via www.globalcovenantofmayors.org (“Website”) and describes how the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy uses and protects your personal information. This Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected in any other way, unless expressly indicated by us. By your use of our Website, you consent to this Privacy Statement.

What Personal Information do we collect?

You may have the opportunity, via our Website, events or other means, to provide us with personal information about you and your interests. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail address and policy interests.

Any of your personal information collected by us is kept on secure servers. We use security measures appropriate to the provision of the relevant services, such as reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personal information on such servers.

Use of cookies

We do, however, use cookies (small computer files that stay on your computer and let us know when and how often you visit our website) to keep and track information about website usage. Cookies do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. To opt-out of Google Analytics, please click here.

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 website have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. This information allows us to understand how our Website is being used so we can assess how well it is working and how to improve it.

There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies allow the Website to link actions of a user during a browser session and last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies allow preferences and actions of the user across the Website to be remembered. They store information on your computer for longer periods of time. We use session and persistent cookies.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer you can easily change your web browser to refuse them, or to let you know when you get a new cookie. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions. Refusing cookies, however, can restrict your use of the Website. To enjoy the Website to the full we recommend you leave cookies switched on.

Automatically collected information

We collect and store certain technical information about your visit for use in website management and security purposes. This information includes: The Internet domain from which you access our Website (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from an educational domain); The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our Website; The type of browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome) used to access our site; The operating system (e.g. OS X) used to access our site; The date and time you access our site; The URLs of the pages you visit; If you visited this website from another Website, the URL of the forwarding site.

This information is used to help us make our Website more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and Website management purposes only.

How we use personal information we collect

We use the personal data you provide:

  • To communicate with you
  • To provide you with information regarding us or other parties that may be of interest to you
  • To respond to any enquiries you may make
  • To manage, evaluate and improve our Website
  • To comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards
  • To perform auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services
  • To protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy or others and to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of any agreement with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Should we use data for other purposes you will be provided with specific notice at the time of collection. We retain your personal information for as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, including legitimate business reasons, and/or legal and regulatory requirements.

To assist us with the uses described in this Privacy Statement, information we or our designated service providers have collected about you through this Website, including your use of this Website, may be aggregated, analysed or enhanced with personal or other information about you that we have from other sources.

We may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. We may also share your personal information with partners who we work with or interested in informing you about their companies or organisations. However, when we work with third parties, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your personal information secure. You may instruct us at any time not to share your personal information with such partners and/or third parties by contacting us at privacy@globalcovenantofmayors.org

Rights with respect to your Personal Information

Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the right to access, correct, delete or restrict use of certain personal information. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may also have the right to request that we refrain from processing personal information. Where we requested your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Please bear in mind that if you exercise such rights this may affect our ability to provide our products and services. For inquiries about your personal information or exercising your rights, please contact: privacy@globalcovenantofmayors.org

You may also lodge a complaint with the applicable data protection authority.

Transfer of personal information to other countries

Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Privacy Statement may involve the transfer and processing of your personal information to and in various countries that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country. By using our Website, you consent to the transfer of your information to countries outside of the EU and EEA that may not guarantee the same level of protection for such information as your country and to the processing of your information in these countries.

Links

Throughout our Website, we provide links to other servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our visitors. We take no responsibility (and shall have no liability) for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers and/or websites. Creating a text link from your website to our website does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to info@globalcovenantofmayors.org with the subject “Link request.”

Legal disclaimer

Though we take industry standard measures and other efforts to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information 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 criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.

Updates to our Privacy Statement

We will revise or update this Privacy statement if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. Please refer to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this Privacy Statement, we will post a new Privacy Statement on our Website and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the Privacy Statement shall not apply retroactively.

Contact us

If you have questions about our privacy practices, you may contact us at the above address or by e-mailing privacy@globalcovenantofmayors.org.

Global Covenant of Mayors
Mezzanine Floor
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Email: privacy@globalcovenantofmayors.org

The European Climate Foundations serves at the fiscal sponsor to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

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