Last Modified: 23/05/2018
When we say “MJR,” we’re referring to Maria João Rodrigues. When we reference “the MJR services,” we mean MJR websites and any other, websites, applications, and services that link to this policy, regardless of how you access or use them, including through mobile devices.
READ THIS ENTIRE POLICY CAREFULLY! WHEN REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE MJR SERVICES, YOU’RE AGREEING TO THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED BELOW.
We encourage you to use the policy’s interactive features to guide you. We’ve written summaries to identify the key issues discussed in many sections at a glance; however, note that these summaries are intended solely for your convenience and the full policy controls in the event of any conflicts (so be sure to read the whole thing carefully!). Click on the “Expand” buttons for further details about particular topics that interest you. To zip between sections, use the “Back To Top” buttons and the Table of Contents below.
If you don’t understand any parts of the policy, you can always Contact Us at MARIAJOAO.RODRIGUES@EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU with questions.
Table of Contents
- What Info We Collect
- How We Collect Info
I. WHAT INFO WE COLLECT
Summary : Two types: “personal info” that identifies you as a specific individual (like your email or street address), and “non-personal info” that doesn’t (like aggregated statistics).
The particular kinds of personal and non-personal info we gather usually depend on how you interact with us.
To help illustrate, some of the most common examples include:
Contact Info : We collect names, email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and similar contact info.
Authentication Info. We collect usernames, passwords, and similar info that helps secure and provide access to the MJR services.
Demographic and Preference Info : We collect demographic info (like your date of birth, gender, country, and preferred language) and data about your general interests and preferences (such as if you’re from parliament or not).
Usage Info :
- We collect info about how you interact with and navigate the MJR services, as well as the device and software you use to do so. This includes data regarding: your use of the MJR services (such as timestamps, clicks, scrolling, browsing times, searches and referral/exit pages);
- Your computer or device (such as IP addresses, unique device IDs, processing capabilities, manufacturer and model, language and other regional settings, geographic location, and screen resolution and similar settings);
- Your connection to the MJR services, including details about the network and software you’re using (such as browser type and version, operating system name and version, ISP, and your preference settings);
How the MJR services perform, including problems you may encounter (such as loading errors and response times);
- Additional details about how we gather info (see How We Collect Info) and the ways we use it (see How We Use and Share Info) are also available below.
II. HOW WE COLLECT INFO
Three main ways:
- You provide some of it directly (such as by completing a registration form or survey).
- We record some of it automatically (including with technologies like cookies).
- We receive some of it from third parties (like social media companies).
A. Info You Provide
Summary : We collect data you choose to provide or give to us in any manner. You don’t have to share personal info when we ask you for it, but if you decline, you might not be able to access certain MJR services or take advantage of their full functionality.
For example, you want to register to our Newsletter. If you’d like to receive newsletter, we’ll ask you to complete our online registration form, which requests info like a First Name, Last Name, Function, your email address, and some other information.
If you create an account on MJR services you’ll also need to choose a public-facing display Name to associate with certain account activity, like your last post or modification on a content or on a forum posts.
Other common ways you might provide us with info include: responding to surveys; participating in contests or similar promotions; requesting products or services from us; and using interactive features like forums or realt time chat.
B. Info We Collect Automatically
Summary : We and our partners also automatically record some info about how you use and navigate the MJR services, including through technologies like cookies. Among other things, this helps us analyze, improve, and secure the MJR services, as well as support our advertising efforts. We may combine automatically-collected info with other info we gather from or about you as described in this policy.
Exemple : You’re register to our newsletter and we have a newsletter talking about a specific country, we sometime couple visitor informations ( like from where the website is view ) to sent specific content that will be more accurate for the visitor.
LOG FILES : We automatically gather info about the ways you interact with the MJR services and store it in log files. This may include, for example, Usage Info (see What Info We Collect) about your visit, like data that your device or browser sends to us when you access the MJR services and details about how you use your MJR account.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES : “Cookies” are small pieces of data that online services you use place on your device for record-keeping purposes. “Web beacons” are transparent pixel images that allow online services to collect info about the ways you interact with them (like whether you’ve opened an email or clicked on an ad). Other common tracking technologies include things like tags, scripts, local shared objects (e.g., Flash cookies), local storage (e.g., HTML5), and similar tools.
The MJR services use only third parties cookies for now. MJR will inform you about any change of this section if it may have to change.
We use info gathered through third parties tracking technologies for several reasons, including:
- To monitor, secure, and maintain the MJR services;
- To enhance your browsing experience;
- To analyze and improve our operations (like aggregating traffic and usage patterns);
- To support and gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns (like letting us know if you’ve clicked on this page or opened our emails);
- To better personalize your visit and store your preferences and settings;
Please note that disabling tracking technologies may prevent you from using the full functionality of the MJR services and they may not work as we intended.
ANALYTICS PROVIDERS AND INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING: In addition to the tracking technologies we place, other companies may set their own cookies or similar tools when you visit the MJR services. This includes third parties we’ve engaged to provide services on our behalf (like website analytics), as well as third parties that deliver content (like videos from YouTube) or offers (like ads from ad networks) contained on the MJR services. We may receive reports based on our partners’ use of these tools on an individual or aggregate basis.
For example, we use third-party analytics providers like Google Analytics to help evaluate and report on use of the MJR services. These companies may set and read their own tracking technologies to gather info about your online activities across websites and services. Some analytics providers offer you choices about how they collect and use data directly on their websites. To learn more about opting out of Google Analytics, click here.
We also partner with ad companies to support our marketing efforts, including by serving you ads better tailored to your likely interests (such as based on your browsing activity on the MJR services or when visiting other online services). If you don’t want to take advantage of the services that such tracking technologies provide, you may be able to opt-out by visiting http://www.aboutads.info or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/, or if you’re located in the EU, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
C. Other Sources
Summary : Sometimes we obtain info from third parties (like social media companies, marketing partners, or public databases) to use along with the info we collect from you.
For example, our ad partners may share Demographic and Preference Info, Usage Info, or other similar data (see What Info We Collect) with us to support our marketing initiatives. This helps us better manage and improve our newsletter campaigns, like by displaying more personalized content and measuring how effective they are.
We also obtain info from third parties (like Facebook or Twitter) if you choose to link your account on their services with the MJR services. Your privacy settings on the third party’s service control what info they share with us. Please make sure you’re comfortable with what they might share by reviewing their posted policies, and if applicable, modifying your privacy settings directly on their service.
III. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFO
Summary : We use and share personal info with your consent and as needed to provide a service you’ve requested or authorized. If we ever stop existing (like if we’re bought ), know we could share your info with our successor. Lastly, remember the stuff you type in chat and forums is treated as public info — please be careful about what you’re sharing!
A. Using Personal Info
The personal info we collect helps us operate our business, provide and improve our products and services, communicate with you, and advertise effectively. The particular ways we use personal info often depend on how you choose to use the MJR services.
Common examples include:
- To deliver and tailor our communications with you, like by sending you important account-related announcements or promotional communications that we believe may interest you (for details about managing your communication options);
- To administer surveys and similar offerings;
- To promote events and services and measure the effectiveness of those campaigns;
- To personalize your MJR experience, including by presenting content or features better tailored to your interests;
- To facilitate social sharing and related functionality.
We also process personal info as described in Compelled Uses and Disclosures below.
B. Sharing Personal Info
Summary : We share personal info as described in this policy and as necessary to provide services you request or process transactions you authorize.
SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES : We share personal info with MJR services and affiliates to be used jointly by us and them as described in this policy.
INFO YOU SHARE You relinquish any expectation of privacy in the info you share publicly through interactive features we control, including forums and real time chat. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to monitor your use of them. To request removal of your personal info from forums or similar features controlled by MJR , Contact Us. We may not be able to remove your personal info in some cases, but we’ll let you know why.
COMPELLED USES AND DISCLOSURES : We may use, disclose, and preserve personal info as we determine in our sole discretion is necessary or appropriate to:
- Comply with applicable law or respond to legal process (including from law enforcement or other public or government authorities);
- Operate and secure the MJR services (like stopping attacks on our systems);
- And pursuing available remedies or limiting the damages we may sustain).
C. Using And Sharing Non-Personal Info
Summary : We use and share non-personal info for many of the same reasons as personal info: it helps us operate our activites, provide and improve our content and services, and advertise effectively. Because it doesn’t personally identify you, we often process non-personal info to support our operations in different ways as well. We reserve the right to process non-personal info for any lawful business purposes not otherwise prohibited by this policy.
Some of the most common reasons we use and share non-personal info include:
- To personalize your MJR experience;
- To track usage patterns and analyze trends;
- To promote contents and services and measure the effectiveness of those campaigns;
- To control the display of content and advertisements, including interest-based ads;
- To monitor and improve the MJR services;
- To conduct research (including by collaborating with third parties, such as universities);
- To diagnose technical issues like server problems;
Note that non-personal info includes aggregated, anonymized, or otherwise de-identified info that doesn’t individually identify you.
IV. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES
There are several ways you might share info with third-party websites or services in connection with your visit, including:
External Links : If you click on links to external websites or services that are operated by third parties, they may collect, use, and share your personal info pursuant to their own policies (not ours). Including a link to or from third-party services doesn’t mean we’ve endorsed their practices.
Social Media Features : The MJR services use interfaces with social media companies to provide features that facilitate social sharing and connections (such as the Facebook “Like” button and other widgets). These features may collect info about your interactions with them and the MJR services, and may use tracking technologies like cookies to function properly. How social media companies process your info is controlled by their own privacy policies.
Third-Party Tracking : The MJR services contain cookies, web beacons, and other common tracking technologies that help us collect and analyze info in connection with your visit (see Info We Collect Automatically). Third parties (like analytics providers or ad networks) may set and read their own tracking technologies on the MJR services. If they do, they’re responsible for using these tools as described in their respective privacy policies.
Please remember to contact third parties directly (and not Maria João Rodrigues) if you have any questions or concerns about their practices.
- Google Analytics & Google Maps Embedding Platform ( Link to Privacy )
- YouTube Embedding Platform ( Link to Privacy )
- Twitter ( Link to Privacy )
- Facebook ( Link to Privacy )
- Youtube ( Link to Privacy )
- Flickr ( Link to Privacy )
- LinkedIn ( Link to Privacy )
- Saleforce ( Link to Privacy )
V. INTERNATIONAL DATA PROCESSING
Summary : We’re a global company with event around the world. By using the MJR services, you’re authorizing us to process your info anywhere we or our partners do business.
If you have any privacy-related questions or concerns, Contact Us.
VI. CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY
Summary : You’ve got to be at least 13 to use our stuff. No, seriously…13 and older only!
The MJR services are general audience services not intended for children under the age of 13. We don’t direct content specifically at, and don’t knowingly collect personal info from, any such children. If you’re younger than 13, please don’t use the MJR services or otherwise provide us any personal info. If you’re the legal guardian of a child younger than 13 and have reason to believe he or she has provided personal info to MJR services, please Contact Us immediately to request that we delete it.
VII. DO-NOT-TRACK SIGNALS
Summary : Our services don’t respond to Internet browser DNT signals.
Some newer Internet browsers incorporate “Do Not Track” features. If activated, these features often send a signal to the services you visit indicating that you don’t want to be tracked in some way. Those services (or content on them placed by third parties) may continue to engage in activities you may view as tracking even though you’ve expressed this preference, depending on the service’s privacy practices.
Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, MJR does not currently respond to browser DNT signals on the MJR services. To learn more about the privacy-related choices that we do offer, see Your Choices and Controls below.
VIII. YOUR CHOICES AND CONTROLS
Summary : You have choices regarding your use of the MJR services and the ways we process info. Since you can interact with us in many different ways, the particular controls available to you often depend on the nature of our relationship.
Here are some examples:
Access or delete your personal info : If you’re concerned with the way we’re handling your personal info, or would like to update or delete it, Contact Us at MARIAJOAO.RODRIGUES@EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU . We’ll respond to requests to access or delete your personal info within 30 days. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal info, but we’ll let you know why. Note that requesting deletion of your personal info may some time result in account termination.
Update your communication preferences : While we offer players the option to receive updates and promotional communications from MJR services, you can change your preferences at any time. To opt-out, simply “unsubscribe” by following the instructions in any of our promotional emails. These choices don’t apply to mandatory communications that are part of the MJR services, like important account-related notices.
Change your browser settings : Many Internet browsers allow you to reject, manage, and delete cookies. You may also be able to manage other forms of tracking technologies, like HTML5, by changing your browser settings (see Info We Collect Automatically).
Control third-party tracking : Ad companies, analytics providers, and similar third parties place their own tracking technologies on the MJR services (see Info We Collect Automatically). If you don’t want to take advantage of the services that such tracking technologies provide, you may be able to opt-out by visiting http://www.aboutads.info or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/, or if you’re located in the EU, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. Some companies also allow you to opt-out by contacting them directly.
Update your third-party privacy settings : If you authorize third-party services to share info with us, you may be able to control the types of info they make available by directly updating your privacy settings on their service. For example, if you link your social media account with the MJR services, your privacy settings on the social media company’s service determine what info we receive (see Other Sources).
Summary : We’re committed to securing personal info, but can’t guarantee the security of any data we collect from you. By choosing to share personal info with us (or anybody else online these days), you’re accepting this risk.
We use physical, technical, and organizational security safeguards to help protect your personal info from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we use computer systems with limited access in controlled facilities to store personal info. We also use technologies like encryption and hashing to protect some of the info we collect.
However, please note that no server, communications network, or data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. The MJR services are no exception. We can’t guarantee the security of any info transmitted through the MJR services and make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss or misuse.
It’s up to you whether you’d like to share personal info with us; if you do, you’re acknowledging and agreeing that you’re doing so at your own risk.
IX. UPDATES AND REVISIONS
Summary : We’ll make changes to this policy over time to keep you better informed about how we handle player info.
X. CONTACT US
If you would like to access or delete your personal info, contact us at MARIAJOAO.RODRIGUES@EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU
If you have any other questions about this policy or our privacy practices, please send them to us via email at MARIAJOAO.RODRIGUES@EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU or via postal mail at the appropriate address listed below.
- MARIA JOÃO RODRIGUES
- EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
- BUILDING ALTIERO SPINELLI
- 60, RUE WIERTZ
- 1047 BRUSSELS
- Phone: +32(0)2 28 45863