Privacy policy


Your privacy is important to us. We want to be transparent with you on what personal data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. Moreover, we want you to know your rights regarding this personal data. The following page provides an overview of what happens to your data when you visit our websites, subscribe to our newsletter, or take part in our events.

The following definitions will help you to understand this privacy policy:

  •  “We”, “Our”, “Us”, refers to the Green European Journal as mentioned above
  • “You”, ”Your” refers to a website visitor, newsletter subscriber, e-learner or event attendee
  • “Personal data” refers to any information, which identifies you as an individual (directly or indirectly)
  • “Website” refers to all the webpages, platforms, interactive features, applications, widgets, social network tabs, or other offerings that post a link to this Privacy Policy, are subject to this Privacy Policy


Green European Journal website:

1. Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form, publications orders, event registrations, or donations towards newsletter subscriptions.

2. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data and are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site. Our websites place several cookies on your computer for the purpose of facilitating your use of the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser when you visit a website:

  • Functional cookies help us to provide you a website that is user friendly. These cookies allow us to remember your browser settings, so you can view our website optimally.
  • Analytical cookies are used to optimise our website’s experience. It collects information on your behaviour on our website. For example, on which page of our website you are, for how long you visit that page, etc. We use an open-source analytics tool installed on our own servers and Hotjar (see below) to gather this information.

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimise this website and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our website with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymised user profile. Neither Hotjar nor the Green European Journal will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link. You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

You can find out more about what cookies are at:

Our websites may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This Privacy Policy applies only to our websites‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access those using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.

You can access, download or delete all your data by writing an email to

Green European Journal newsletters:

We use Mailchimp services to deliver out monthly newsletter to our contacts. When you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your name, surname, email address, country of origin and professional information in so far applicable in order to keep a history of your involvement with us. For the Green European Journal newsletter, we also collect information about your topical and language preferences.

Mailchimp also collects additional information on your device language, country, type of email you use for opening the newsletters, as well as your interaction with the newsletters, such as on the newsletters you open or links you click. We do not use or process any information besides your country/language preferences, which might be verified to send you content relevant to you (such as language versions of a certain publication).

You can access, modify or delete your data on our newsletters by writing an email to or simply following the “unsubscribe” link present in every newsletter. If you unsubscribe, we will delete all your data from our newsletter database within 1 month.

Events participation:

As the Green European Journal receives public funding from the European Parliament, we are obliged to file signed events participation lists. The data gathered when participating in our events may refer to your first name, last name, organisation, function, country and email address.

These lists are not used for any other purpose unless explicitly requested by you (for instance, when you tick a box indicating that you would like to receive our newsletter). In compliance with European legislation (Art. 136, paragraph one of REGULATION No 966/2012), we shall keep records of your event participation for five years following the year in which the event took place.


Once you have provided us your data, you will have the right to:

  • request access to the personal data we have from you
  • request a rectification, erasure, restriction of processing of your personal data, unless there is any legal objection
  • object to processing
  • request your data to be transferred to another organisation in machine readable standard format
  • file a complaint with a supervisory authority

16 or UNDER

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent or guardian’s permission before you provide us with personal information.


We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on the November 6th 2019.

If you have any questions about how we handle or protect your personal data, please contact us via

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