1 Privacy policy

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use available here. It governs the collection, storage and use of personal information collected by EULAR through our Website (“Website“). It provides you with details about the personal information we collect from you, how we use your personal information, and your rights to control personal information we hold about you.

Please read this privacy policy carefully—by accessing or browsing this Website, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, you must not use this Website.

This privacy policy was last updated in January 2016. Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this privacy policy.

2 Who we are

World Arthritis Day, including this Website, is managed and supported by EULAR, the European League Against Rheumatism. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is the charitable organisation which represents people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), health professionals and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations. To find out more about EULAR please visit http://www.eular.org. EULAR is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you have any questions about how we collect, store, and use personal information, or if you have any other privacy-related questions, please contact EULAR through our “Contact Us" page.

3 The personal information we collect about you

When you access and browse this Website (including when you submit personal information to us through data entry fields on the Website), we may collect the following information from you:

  • Your title,
  • your name,
  • your email address,
  • your social media handle,
  • your postal address, and
  • your telephone number.
We may also collect anonymised details about visitors to our Website for the purposes of statistics or reporting (for example, the aggregate numbers of visitors to the Website). However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details we collect for these purposes.

We use cookies to collect certain information about visitors to our Website. Please see the section entitled “Cookies" for further details.

4 How we may store and use your information

We (or third-party data processors acting on our behalf) may collect, store and use your personal information listed above for the following purposes:

  • to make this Website available to you and to enable Website functionality;
  • administer and promote any campaigns that you choose to participate in;
  • administer and conduct any competitions that you choose to enter; and
  • to provide you with services that you request and to respond to any enquiries you submit through the Website.
We will not disclose, sell, or rent your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes. We may however disclose your personal information where we are required to do so by law, by a governmental body, or by a law enforcement agency.

5 Our retention of your information

We take all reasonable steps to retain your personal Information only for as long as reasonably necessary. If you no longer want us to store your Information you may request for it to be removed from our records, please see below for details of how to request removal. Please note that such removal may prevent us from supplying certain services to you.

6 Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won't be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site
Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Do we use other cookies?

  • Some of our pages may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.
How to control cookies

  • You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

7 Security

Whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us, no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed secure. Consequently, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transfer over the Internet to us.

8 Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • the right to ask us to provide you with copies of personal information that we hold about you at any time, which may be subject to a fee specified by law;
  • the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you free of charge;
  • the right to request removal of any posts, images, videos or events submitted to World Arthritis Day through the Website, World Arthritis Day social media channels or other means of communication.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact EULAR through our “Contact Us" page.

9 Third-party sites

This Website contains links to other websites operated by third parties. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the personal information that we collect through this Website and we cannot be responsible for personal information that third parties may collect, store, and use through their website. You should always read the privacy policy of each website you visit carefully.