Data Protection Policy of the European Foundation Society and Education

The data protection policy of the European Foundation for Society and Education (EFSE) is an adaptation to the new regulations included in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on Data Protection, which increases the guarantees in the processing of personal data and introduces new protection formulas. It entered into force on 25 May 2018.


1. Who is the entity responsible for processing your data?

European Foundation Society and Education (EFSE hereinafter).
 C/ José Abascal, 57,  5º B, 28003 Madrid.
T: + 34 914 551 576
Company Tax Identification Code No.: G-83879601


2. What data do we collect and for what purpose do we process it?

EFSE collects personal data through the interested parties themselves, who provide us with visiting cards or fill out forms on paper or through our web page, voluntarily signing up for our newsletter or our blog on educational divulgation to stay informed. We also process the data on assistant at the activities, workshops, courses and events, of our own or by third parties, which we organize.

The purpose of processing the data is to contact you, to send, if you have expressly consented to this, communications about EFSE activities, news or events that may be of interest to, by any manner you provide to us (email, post or telephone, as the case may). We may also process your data when it comes from a publicly available source, in which case we would inform you of exactly what source we have obtained this data from. Under no circumstances will processing your data have a for-profit or commercial purpose.

Processing of data required for preparing studies of a scientific nature will be anonymously processed and will be devoted exclusively to uses required by the research, not being used for other purposes, unless the interested party explicitly declares their desire to be informed of the educational activities and non-profit events organised by EFSE.


3. How long do we keep your data?

Personal collected will be kept until the time you withdraw your consent provided. After withdrawing consent, the personal data collect will remain blocked for the limitation period laid down by the applicable legislation.


4. What is the legitimacy for processing your data?

The act of filling in the forms provided either on paper, or through our web page, implies your acknowledgement, that the personal data is yours, exact and true. By providing the data and accepting its processing, you consent to the data’s processing by EFSE according to the purposes mentioned and authorised by you.

Accordingly, the legitimacy for processing your data is the unequivocal consent of its owner, but also the existence of a relationship, or the legitimate interest of EFSE in sending you information it considers that may be of interest to you by virtue of the relationship existing between you and EFSE.


5. What recipients will be notified of your data?

Personal data will not be communicated to third parties except, as the case may be, when it were necessary to comply with legal obligations applicable to EFSE. Nevertheless, EFSE may share your data with the companies or organizations with which it organizes events, workshops or courses, making them co-responsible for its processing.


6. What are your rights when you provide us with your data?

As owner of the data, you may at any time exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, as well as revoke the consent provided.
This means that any person is entitled to obtain confirmation on whether EFSE is processing their personal data and access this data, as well as request the rectification of inexact data or, as the case may be, request its cancellation when, among other reasons, the data is no longer required for the purposes it was collected. Additionally, if the interested party challenges the data’s processing, EFSE will cease to process such data, except for obligatory legitimate reasons, or in exercising defence against possible claims.

Furthermore, in certain circumstances, interested parties are entitled to request the limitation of their data’s processing, in which case we will only keep it for exercising defence against claims reclamations.

To exercise these rights, interested parties one can use the following channels, always attaching a photocopy of their National Identity Document or any other document that accredits their identity:

  • By letter to the address: C/ José Abascal, 57  5º B – 28003, Madrid
  • By email to

Finally, interested parties are entitled to bring a claim before the Spanish Data Protection Agency in the event they have knowledge or consider that a fact may represent a breach of the applicable regulations as regards data protection.