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Data protection declaration

Welcome to the website of The European Circle for Competition Damages („the Circle“).

Thank you for your interest in our website (“website”) and our organisation. We take the protection of your data and privacy very seriously. In the following section we provide an explanation of our duties, the information that we collect during your visit on our website and how this information is used. The statutory framework underlying this data protection declaration is included in, inter alia, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible party
The European Circle for Competition Damages AISBL
Avenue Louise 475/8
1050 Brussels

Represented by: Board of Directors: Joost Möhlmann, Dr. Julia Suderow, Dr. Martin Seegers (Secretary General), Dr. Peter Gussone, Ben Lasserson, Dr. Till Schreiber

Nature, scope and purpose of collection, processing and use of personal data
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). If not stated otherwise below, you can visit our website without having to provide any personal data. In principle, we do not track or process any personal data while you visit our website.

We use cookies in order to make the website more attractive for visitors and allow certain functions to be used. So-called ‘cookies’ are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. The process of storing a cookie file is also termed ‘setting a cookie’. You can change the settings on your browser to suit your wishes, so that you are informed when any cookies are set, decide on acceptance on a case-by-case basis or generally accept or reject cookies. Cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. in order to identify whether your PC has previously been linked to a web offer (permanent cookies) or in order to store the most recently viewed offer (session cookies). We use cookies in order to make the use of our website more convenient. Most of the cookies that we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (session cookies). The manner in which we use cookies does not pose any disadvantages or risks for you.

Google Universal Analytics
This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID, thus analyzing the activities of a user across devices.

Google Universal Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Universal Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator.

Google Universal Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimize its website. The data sent by us and linked with cookies or user IDs will be automatically deleted after one month. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

You can prevent cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your anonymised IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: An opt-out cookie will prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site. To prevent tracking by Google Universal Analytics through different devices you have to set the opt-out cookie on every device.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy:

Your rights as data subject
In accordance with the GDPR, every data subject has the following rights:

Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 Sect. 3 GDPR)
Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) (Art. 17 GDPR)
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
Right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority (Art. 57 Sect. 1 f GDPR)
Storing periods (Art. 13 Sect. 2 a GDPR)
Since we do not store any personal data at all, there are no storing periods.

Statutory or contractual requirement for provision of personal data (Art. 13 Sect. 2 e GDPR)
Statutory requirement: None.
Contractual requirement: None.

Possible consequences of failure to provide data

Existence of automated decision-making (Art. 13 Sect. 2 f GDPR)
We do not use automated decision-making.