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Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat
Rue d’Arlon 63-67
This website is managed and maintained by the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat (EU Islands Secretariat) consortium, composed of Climate Alliance, 3E and REScoop.eu.
The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
Privacy of our email lists
We maintain e-mail lists to keep interested, eligible individuals informed about important topics, and individuals must affirmatively request to join them.
We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the email addresses of our list subscribers to anyone other than those whom we authorize. We do not divulge any email address registered from the Website.
However, we are not the author of this software, and are not responsible for any failures in the software to preserve subscriber anonymity.
Opting out and modifying information
What do we collect?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us to ask a question or gain more information about our activities, or when you subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter.
The personal information we collect might include
- For the newsletter: your first and last name, e-mail address, the organization/association/company you work with (if applicable), the country you live in, the island you live on (if applicable)
- By using the website: IP address and information regarding what pages you access on our website, and when.
If you have agreed to be part of the EU Island Secretariat’s mailing lists, you have the ability to unsubscribe at any time.
What we do with the information we gather?
If you have given your written consent to receive the Secretariat’s newsletters, you will receive the newsletter, including information that has direct links to the Secretariat’s activities.
If you have given your written consent to receive invitations to our events, you will receive invitations and accompanying information around the Secretariat’s events.
If you have contacted via e-mail, we will share the specific information you requested with you.
Our website may further gather information on what webpages you visit and when, as well as your IP address.
Who has access to your information?
We will never share your personal information with third parties unless we have your written permission. We use IT-solutions of third parties such as Mailchimp, Google Analytics and Drupal. Each of those parties has committed to be compliant with the GDPR-regulation.
How can you control your personal contact details?
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. At any time, you are entitled to check and correct your personal data that is stored by our organisation.
You can update your subscription preferences and personal information at any given point by contacting us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Remember however that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
- persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
A visit to the euislands.eu website may generate the following types of cookie:
- Cookies to provide functionality
- SESS[Unique ID]:This cookie allows logging in and remembering which contact forms you have submitted. This cookie is essential for site functionality and the user experience.
- Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, has_js: Our Content Management System, Drupal sets these cookies to store user interface preferences.
- Analytics cookies
- _pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_se: These cookies are set by the web analytics service Piwik. In order to comply with privacy regulations the analyticss service does not track personal data, for example we anonymize your IP address.
- Third-party cookies
- Some website pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device and we do not control their operation.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
How to control cookies
Most browsers will allow you to control whether or not they accept cookies. Instructions for configuring cookie settings in some of the most popular browsers are available from these pages:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
Detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies is also available from www.aboutcookies.org.
Matomo (formerly "Piwik")
Our website uses Matomo (formerly "PIWIK"), an open source software to analyze the use of our website. All data collected through Matomo is stored at our own server - no data is given to third parties.
In order for us to provide the best possible experience on our website, we need to collect and process certain types of information. Depending on your use of our services, this may include:
- Usage data — when you visit our site, we will store: the website from which you were redirected to our website, the parts of our site you visit, the date and duration of your visit, your anonymised IP address, information on the device you use to visit our website (device type, operating system, screen resolution, language, country you are located in, and web browser type), and more. We process this usage data in Matomo Analytics for statistical purposes, to improve our site and to recognize and stop any misuse.
The legal basis for our choice of analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the analysis and optimization of our website.
We use Matomo with the anonymization function "Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs". This anonymization feature truncates your IP address by two bytes, making it impossible to associate with you or the Internet connection you are using.
If you do not agree with this data processing, you can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. For more information, read the "Cookies" section above or you can use the opt out link below.
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users. Please also note that you will need to repeat the opt-out process every time you delete the cookies stored on your device.