Privacy Policy

Privacy 

The GPN is a community of scholars from universities around the world which intends to promote debates, comparisons, research and webinars in relation to the legal, economic and social aspects associated with the Covid-19 . 

In this section you find our Privacy Notice which describes the GPN policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data. We do know that data protection and privacy are an ongoing responsibility, so we will update this Privacy Notice as soon as we will adopt new privacy policies because of new practices or kind of process.

 

Membership

When you become a GPN member, we collect data about you including but not limited to your name, your work address, your country location, and your email address.

We do process your personal data for membership administration, and in order to deliver member benefits to you and to inform you of our events, opportunities associated with your GPN membership. 

Live and online conferences

The GPN hosts in-person and online events throughout the year. If you register for one of the said events and you are not a member, we will collect some information about you including but not limited to your name, email, title, company, address, phone number.

GPN uses the above information in order to provide attendees with event services.

Your emails sent to GPN

If you send us an email voluntarily, for whatever reason, we may retain such email and the information contained in it and use it to respond to your inquiry; to notify you of GPN conferences, publications, or other services; or to keep a record of your complaint. As always, if you want us to erase your personal information, please contact us to info@globalpandemicnetwork.org 

If, at one point, you ask us not to contact you by email at a certain email address, the GPN will retain a copy of that email address on its “do not send” list in order to comply with your no-contact request. 

The GPN has a legitimate interest in maintaining personal information of those who communicate voluntarily with the GPN.

Purposes for processing your data and lawful basis under GDPR

The GPN processes your data to provide you with the services you have requested, including membership services, events, publications. We use this information to refine our services to shape them to your needs and to communicate with you about other services that GPN offers.

 

Sometimes GPN has a legitimate interest in processing data, according to article 6 (1)(f) of GDPR, to better understand and handle the needs, concerns, and interests of members so that the GPN can operate in the best way as a community. And sometimes, the GPN relies upon your consent, in which case we will keep a record of it and will use your data for the declared purpose we collected, according to article 6 (1)(a) of GDPR. In this specific case (consent), you may manage your GPN membership and you may easily opt-in or opt-out of receiving our communication at any time.

 

Your data protection rights

WE would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights under GDPR. Every member and non-member of GPN is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at our email: info@globalpandemicnetwork.org

 

About using our website www.globalpandemicnetwork.org

The GPN website collects certain information automatically, as usual it happens in most other websites. The information may include the location where you are, the IP addresses, the history of the pages you view, your browser, etc. 

We use the said information in order to design our website to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems, to analyze trends, track users movements and gather demographic information that help us in identifying visitor preferences.

The GPN has a legitimate interest in understanding how members and users go throughout its website. This helps GPN with providing more relevant services, with meeting member and users’ needs and with communicating value to its members.

 

Cookies 

Cookies are small text files that websites place on your mobile device or computer as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser and serve crucial functions for whatever website. 

However, cookies can save a lot of data, enough to identify you without your consent. Given the amount of data that cookies can contain, they can be considered personal data in certain circumstances and, therefore, subject to the GDPR.

There are different types of cookies in our website:

Session Cookies 

These cookies expire at the end of a browser session (normally when a user exits their browser). Session cookies allow our website to recognise and link the actions of a user during a browsing session. 

Persistent Cookies

These cookies can be stored for longer and are stored on a user’s device in-between sessions. They can allow the preferences or actions of the user across our site to be remembered.

Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information to give us insight into how our website is being used. 

If you wish to know the privacy of Google Analytics, please go to  https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=it