Privacy notice

Privacy notice

1. Introduction

This website is owned and operated by the Digital Freedom Fund (“DFF” or “us” or “we“). DFF takes your privacy seriously and is committed to handling your personal data in a fair and secure manner. We believe it is important to inform you about which personal data we collect and how we will use your personal data.

This Privacy Notice applies to all personal data that is collected and used by us when you use our services, including visiting our website (“Services“).

2. Summary

3. Who we are

DFF is responsible for the collection and use of your personal data through your use of our services or visiting the website. DFF is a non-profit organization which supports strategic litigation to advance digital rights in by providing financial support for strategic litigation and facilitating collaboration between digital rights actors.

4. Personal data we collect

The personal data we collect about you when you use our Services may include the following:

Personal data you provide to us: Your name and your email address;

Personal data we automatically collect: DFF does not use cookies or similar technologies that collect information about your use of our website.

5. Purposes of the processing of your personal data

5.1 DFF may use your email address referred to above in the section ‘Personal data we collect’, for information purposes, if you have decided to sign up for our newsletter. This includes for example, informing you on new content on our blog or calls for applications. We may do this on the basis of your consent. We will not retain the email address you provided to us any longer than three years, unless requested by you.

You can withdraw your consent at any time. In order to do so, see the section ‘Your rights’ below.

5.2 Any information referred to above in the section ‘Personal data we collect’ may be used to maintain appropriate business records, to comply with lawful requests by public authorities and to comply with applicable laws and regulations. We would do so on the basis of compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

6. Social media and other websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites, for example to Twitter. If you follow these links, you will exit our website. While these third party websites are selected with care, DFF cannot accept liability for the use of your personal data by these organisations. For more information, please consult the privacy statement of the website you are visiting.

7. Disclosure and transfer of personal data

For the purposes described in this Privacy Notice, we may share your personal data on a need to know basis with colleagues due to their function within DFF. In addition, information about our customers, including personal data, may be disclosed as part of any merger, sale, transfer of DFF’s assets, acquisition, bankruptcy, or similar event.

8. Your rights

8.1 Based on European data protection legislation you have several rights with regard to our processing of your personal data, including:

– Right of access. You may ask us for confirmation as to whether we process your personal data. If so, we may grant you access to that personal data and provide you with a copy of the data upon request;

– Right of rectification. If you discover errors in the personal data that is being processed by us, you may have the right of rectification. Likewise, you may have the right to complete the data if incomplete;

– Right to erasure. You may ask us to erase your personal data, for example when the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or when the personal data have unlawfully been processed;

– Right to restrict. You may ask us to obtain a restriction of processing when for example the accuracy of the personal data is contested, the processing is unlawful or DFF no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing;

– Right to withdraw consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, in a manner which is just as easy as the way that you initially gave your consent;

– Right to object. You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data where the legal basis of processing is either public interest or our legitimate interests;

– Right to data portability. You may have the right to export certain personal data directly from one controller to another, where this is technically feasible.

– Right to lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in your member state of residence, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes this Privacy Notice.

8.2 For further information regarding your rights, or to exercise any of your rights, please contact us through the details provided below.

9. Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data or this Privacy Notice, please contact DFF via or via the below postal address:

Digital Freedom Fund
P.O. Box 58052
1040 HB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

This Privacy Notice is dated January 2018. We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. If a fundamental change is involved that requires us to inform you about this, or if the change is in any other manner relevant to you, we will ensure that information is provided to you well in advance of the change actually taking effect.