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Privacy Policy and Data Protection
Welcome to Sallux | ECPM Foundation (www.sallux.eu). Sallux (referred to herein as “Sallux”, “the website” “we”, “us” and “our”) is the political foundation for the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM), a European political party with representation in the European Parliament and member parties from across Europe. We also operate under the label Sallux Publishing. Sallux Publishing is the online bookstore distributing publications on behalf of Sallux. In order to do this, we use the services and infrastructures provided by Sneeuwval Benelux, B.V. (referred to herein as “Sneeuwval”, “AvalancheStream”, “Seismospress”).
AvalancheStream enables content owners (Authors, Agents, Publishers) to produce and sell titles in different formats (paper based or digital) through an online platform (the “Platform”) and software (the “Software”) that AvalancheStream has created for catalogue management of titles. The Platform is accessed through the website with domain name “AvalancheStream.com” including all webpages, subdomains and subparts therein.


1. Introduction

1.1 We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of any information that you provide us with when you are visiting any website maintained by us including without limitation the website at AvalancheStream.com and our social networking pages (together “the Website”) as we may publish and operate from time to time.

1.2 Protecting your privacy is a serious matter and doing so is very important to us. Please read this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) and the Terms of Service as they describe the information we collect from you and what may happen to that information. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Policy shall have the meanings given in the Website Terms of Use.

1.3 Sallux makes every effort to maintain the security of your account information. However, information transmitted over the internet is never 100% secure.

2. Confidentiality in the automated processing of personal data of users

2.1 From May 25th, 2018 Sallux complies in all respects with the European Union's (EU) new data protection framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (the “Act”) with regard to the confidentiality of personal information provided by individuals. And Sallux services already include the functionality necessary for our customers to comply with the GDPR's consent requirement.

2.2 Sallux is registered as an Association with the Netherland authorities (European Union) Chamber of Commerce (KvK/CoC) number 823044014.

2.3 Sallux has adopted appropriate security levels for protection of personal information as set out in the Act, and has installed all technical and organisational measures at its disposal to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised access and theft of personal information. Personal information collected will be automatically processed and incorporated into Sallux databases and files.

2.4 Sallux provides Users permanent online access to this Policy so that, prior to the User providing any personal information, they can understand and consent to Sallux automatic processing of personal information as described herein.

 3. Purpose of collection and processing of personal data

All user data and contacts registered by any User through any form provided on the Website is collected and processed by Sallux in order to facilitate the provision of the Sallux Services (the “Services”). We may use information held about you in the following ways:

• To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
• To allow you to participate in any interactive features of our Services, when you choose to do so.
• To notify you about changes to our Services.

4. User Consent and / or contact person required

4.1 You consent to Sallux sending you emails with our newsletter using the email address registered by you on the Website.

4.2 Newsletters may include information about services and products of Sallux events, activities, reports and publications offered through the Website.

4.3 You may unsubscribe or update data quickly and free of charge. You can always withdraw your consent to receive such communications by clicking the link to unsubscribe from emails which will be contained at the bottom of any email.

4.4 Sallux will always strive only to collect data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the scope, purpose and specific, explicit and legitimate Services provided by Sallux.

4.6 The fields to be filled in by the User are strictly necessary in order to enable us to provide the Services. These fields must always be proportional and not excessive in relation to the purpose of managing and/or selling titles.

4.7 If you wish to subscribe to any newsletter published by us or other communications from us, we offer you the option to “opt in” to this service. if you change your mind and wish to stop receiving any such communications, please click on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us.

5. Use of Cookies and file activity 

5.1 We currently contract with online partners to help manage and optimise our communications. We use the services of a site analytics partner to help us measure the effectiveness of how visitors use our Website.

5.2 To do this, we use web beacons and cookies provided by our site analytics partner on our Website.

5.3 A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your computer that is tied to information about you. The type of information collected includes the URL you came from and go to, your browser information, and IP address, and helps us learn how to improve our service.

5.4 No information shared with our site analytics partner is directly linked to your personal data.

5.5 If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu.

5.6 Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Website. If you register with us or if you continue to use the Website, you agree to our use of cookies and web beacons.

5.7 Web beacons consist of a small string of software code that represents a graphic image request on a page or email. There may or may not be a visible graphic image associated with the web beacon and often the image is designed to blend into the background of a page or email. Web beacons can be used for many purposes – including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising, auditing and reporting, and personalisation.

5.8 For our users’ convenience, we also use “cookies” to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session and to provide for an easier registration process. If you configure your browser or otherwise choose to reject the cookies, you may still use our Website. However, to best experience our Website and most easily use it you must have cookies enabled.

6. Where We Store Your Personal Information

6 .1 The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who works for us. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

6.2 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

6.3 We take the security of your personal information very seriously. In particular we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to protect your personal information. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and so we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

7. Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

• Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our newsletters, registering for our events and/or ordering our publications, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website.
• If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
• Details of transactions you carry out through the Website and of the provision of Services.
• Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

8. Notification of Changes

8.1 If we make any material changes in our privacy practices or this Policy, we will post a prominent notice on our Website notifying you and our other users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email you and other users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices. However, if you have deleted/deactivated your account, then you will not be contacted, nor will your previously collected personal information be used in this new manner.

8.2 If the change to this Policy would change how your personal information is treated, you will be notified with an e-mail. You must notify us within this 30 day period if you do not agree to the changes to the Policy and wish to deactivate your account. You can do so, by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the e-mail. In the event of no action from your side your account will automatically remain in our database.

9. Disclosure of your Information

9.1 We may disclose your personal information to the ECPM and all its subsidiaries. 
9.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

• In the event that we need to provide you with information at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our newsletters, registering for our events and/or ordering our publications, posting material or requesting further services. In case of an event registration we possibly need to disclose your personal data with the venue in case of security protocols. In the event of book purchase(s) in the Sallux bookstore your personal data is automatically shared with Avalanche Stream to process your order.
• If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Sallux, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction or online payment gateways.

10. Your Rights

10.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@sallux.eu

10.2 The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

11. Access to Information

 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

 12. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@sallux.eu