Privacy Policy of EBSN (European Basic Skills Network)

Privacy Policy of EBSN (European Basic Skills Network)

Privacy Policy of EBSN (European Basic Skills Network)

This privacy policy sets out how EBSN uses and protects any information provided by the users of the services of EBSN or our website.

EBSN is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using the services provided by EBSN or by using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

EBSN may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy enters into force on 25 May 2018.

Data collection

We may collect the following information:

  • name,
  • institution
  • contact information including postal and email addresses

All these information will be handled exclusively by the EBSN Secretariat.

Use of the gathered information

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping (registration to events organised by EBSN, membership registration, payment data of fees payable by the members, etc.). Such data are kept for the legally binding period for auditing purposes.

We may use the information to improve our services, e.g. we may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We may periodically send promotional emails about news and events related to basic skills, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address you have provided. You have to opt in to receive such emails from EBSN and can unsubscribe at any time.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes or to participate in a project in the field of adult basic skills development. If you opted in, we may contact you by email, – provided you gave us your address – by mail, or your phone number by phone. You can opt out at any time.

EBSN, being a non-profit public organization, will never use your personal data for direct marketing purposes, except for marketing its own activities and events organised to serve the interest of its members and partners.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and the data is removed from the system afterwards.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

In case you still wish to disable, block, or delete cookies from our webpage, you can do it with the help of your browser. You can access the cookie settings of most important browsers below:

Google Chrome

More information about cookies used by Google can be found here. More information about cookies in general can be found here.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. If this other website is owned by EBSN (e.g. our conference microsites), the same privacy policy applies. However, once you have used these links to leave our site or the micro-site governed by EBSN, you should note that EBSN never transfers personal data to other websites, and we do not have any control over that other website. EBSN never forward personal data to other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to allow or restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do want the information to be used by EBSN for sending e-mail notifications or newsletters about its activities and events;

if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for the above purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at 

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting only if you express your request.

You may request details of personal information which we possess about you under the GDPR. If you would like a copy of your information, please write to

If you believe that any information we possess on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly revise any information found to be incorrect.

You may request to delete the personal data record which we hold about you at any time, except for the data records kept for auditing purposes during the legally binding period. Erasure takes effect after receiving your notification.

Data management

Any personal data you provide will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to unauthorised third parties.

Registration numbers of data management:

Database for sending newsletter: NAIH-94434/2016.

Database for registration to professional events organised by EBSN: NAIH-94484/2016.


Last updated: October 2020