Who we are
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (we, us or our), is a European trade union federation. Its secretariat is based in Galerie Agora, Rue du Marché aux Herbes 105, B-1000 Brussels. Its legal form is association de fait.
About this policy
Data collection and usage
We will collect and use your personal data to allow access to the Site, to register with us or subscribe to our services and for the purposes set out in more detail below.
Your personal data may be shared with our regional offices, our affiliates and some third parties.
We may also use and disclose your personal data for any other purposes authorised by applicable law.
What we collect and how we use it
· Details of your visits to our Site e.g. the web pages or content viewed and language preferences;
· Device information such as operating system, unique device identifiers, the mobile network system;
· Hardware and browser settings;
· The pages you visit and search engine terms you use;
· Areas of the website you’ve accessed and third party sites you have visited; and
· IP address.
· Analyse visits to our Site, including web pages or content viewed
· Gain a better understanding of your needs through analysis;
· Statistical analysis and research purposes;
· Provide, develop, personalise and improve our services;
· Identify issues with the Site and user’s experience of it; and
· Monitor the way our Site is used.
· Your contact details – this may include your full/part postal address, email address, telephone number and your social media account if that’s the way you communicate with us;
· The details and contents of your communications with us and our messages to you;
· Any comments you post on the Site; and
· Whether you’ve clicked on links in electronic communications from us.
· Provide information to you;
· Respond to any queries, issues or concerns you may have;
· Provide research and information services to our affiliates;
· Assist in providing general support and assistance to transport workers and our affiliates;
· Represent the interests of transport workers;
· Monitor communications for quality and training purposes;
· Develop new services and improve current services;
· Personalise our service;
· Allow you to share information from our Site on third party social media platforms; and
· Allow you to interact on our Site, for example by posting comments.
· Information available in the media;
· Information presented on our social media timelines; and
· Information collected by security systems.
· Maintain sector awareness;
· Build and maintain our social media presence and awareness of our causes; and
· Provide security to our Site.
· Contact details of individuals working for organisations; and
· Other personal information regarding such individuals.
· Build relationships with other organisations e.g. trade unions and trade union members/representatives.
Links to third party websites
Our Site may contain links to and from the websites of third parties. The personal data that you provide through these websites is not subject to this policy and the treatment of your personal data by such websites is not our responsibility. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies regarding data usage which will set out how your information is collected and processed when visiting those links. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with third party entities, please visit the privacy policies of entities through which you chose to share your personal data or contact these entities directly.
Why we collect your information
We collect and use your information for a variety of reasons. We need some information in order to provide our services to you – for example your contact details.
Other information we collect because we have legitimate interests to do so, for example, in:
We will keep your information for as long as it is reasonably necessary.
We are committed to keeping your personal data safe. We have physical, technical and administrative measures in place to prevent unauthorised access or use of your information.
We will routinely refresh our information to ensure we keep it up-to-date.
Your personal data may also be processed if it is necessary on reasonable request by a law enforcement or regulatory authority, body or agency or in the defence of legal claims. We will not delete personal data if relevant to an investigation or a dispute. It will continue to be stored until those issues are fully resolved.
Special information we collect
Certain types of personal information are more sensitive than others. These “special categories of data” about you includes information about health, union membership, disability, race, ethnicity, criminal offences (or alleged offences), political opinions, biometrics or religion.
We may collect and receive special information about you. We have identified below the types of special information we may collect or receive, how we will use it and why we will use it.
· Trade union and trade union membership information;
· Health records and medical information; and
· Information about any disability you may have, race, ethnicity, any criminal offences (or alleged criminal offences), political opinion, or religion.
· Provide our services;
· Provide relevant support services to you;
· Help our affiliated unions defend the interests of their members;
· Provide general assistance to transport workers who need our assistance, information or guidance; and
· Represent the interests of transport workers.
Information we share
There are certain circumstances where we may transfer your personal data to employees, contractors, our affiliates (e.g. trade unions) and to other parties.
Your personal data may be transferred to other third party organisations (e.g. selected partners, affiliates and third parties) in certain scenarios:
Your personal data may be shared if it is made anonymous and aggregated, as in such circumstances the information will cease to be personal data.
Where your information will be held
Your data may be transferred to, stored or processed at a location outside of the European Economic Area by the ETF or third parties acting on our behalf. The ETF will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy.
We will only transfer data to jurisdictions outside the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where the appropriate safeguards set out in the GDPR are in place.
You may have certain rights in relation to your personal data including a right to access or to correct the information we hold on you.
We’ve listed the rights you may have over your personal data and how you can use them below.
These rights will only apply in certain circumstances. They will generally not be available if there are outstanding contracts between us, if we required by law to keep the information or if the information is relevant to a legal dispute.
This policy will be changed from time to time.
If you have any questions about this policy please contact: email@example.com or +32 (2) 285 46 60 or ETF, Galerie Agora, Rue du Marché aux Herbes 105, B-1000 Brussels.