Last modified: August 30, 2022.
We collect and process your personal data for several purposes:
For you to be able to register and attend events organised by us, we process your personal data obtained via Platform for identification and registration purposes. Personal data processing is required for us to take the necessary steps prior to entering into a contract on the attendance of the event or on receiving live streaming services from us and for the performance of contractual relations established between you and us.
If you wish and when provided in the Registration Form, you can inform us on your dietary preferences. We will use this information to accommodate, as far as reasonable, the relevant requests. This personal data processing is based on our interest to maximize the level of participant, speaker and moderator satisfaction and wellbeing.
If you are a speaker or moderator at our event, we process your personal data for the performance of contractual relations between you and us. For you to be able to register to an event and attend, your personal data are collected from the Registration form in the Platform. Your personal data is also made publicly available for marketing and informative purposes at our websites (www.socmediatrends.org, www.stratcomcoe.org), social network profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and our printable materials (booklets).
We take photographs and video material at our events and we use these materials in our website (www.socmediatrends.org, www.stratcomcoe.org),Youtube and social network profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for our legitimate interest to enhance awareness of our events. If you are not comfortable with any material published containing your image, you can inform us accordingly and we will refrain from using such image in the future.
If you are a speaker or moderator at our event, we obtain additional personal data for the purpose to organise your travel and stay, which is based on our contractual relations with you.
If you wish to connect with us in social network platforms and share the information you have provided therein, you can give us the link to your personal profile and consent to connection and communication activities in these social network platforms. You can withdraw at any time by simply disconnecting from our profiles (“unfollow”, “unfriend”), or, if for any reason that is not possible, you can contact us to require disconnecting from you in the social media.
You can sign up to receive our latest newsletters and notifications on other similar upcoming events and we will send you such information based on your consent or our legitimate interests to foster event attendance; to enhance awareness of our events; to maintain relationship between you and us; to communicate with you about our recently published information and our events. You can always change your mind and subsequently opt-out from receiving such materials by using the unsubscribe option provided in every newsletter or notification, or by contacting us in any other way.
For registration and attendance, we process personal data:
1. Prefix or rank;
2. First and last name;
3. E-mail address;
4. Institution (workplace or representing establishment) or Media outlet;
7. Payment information, if you choose to pay with a credit card: name on card; type; credit card number; card security code; expiration date; country; address. If you choose to receive invoice: bank; account number;
8. Optionally – food preferences.
Speaker and moderator information at our websites (www.socmediatrends.org, www.stratcomcoe.org), social network profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and printed materials may include such personal data:
1. First and last name;
3. Representing institution or workplace;
4. Biography, publications;
5. Information on education, experience, fields of expertise;
6. Photography and/or video material.
We take photographs and video material at every event organised by us and you as a participant or media representative may appear on such materials. We publish such materials on our webpage and social network profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).
For organising speaker and moderator travel and stay, we process personal data:
For social networking, you may also provide us with your additional contact information on social platforms. If you have consented to do so, we may process your name, recent and upcoming post and newsfeed information, and all other information you have provided in that platform under profile or newsfeed information but only for mutual connection and communication purposes.
For newsletters and notifications, we use your first and last name, and e-mail address to send you newsletters and notifications on other similar upcoming events organised by us, if you have consented or when it is based on our legitimate interests. You may withdraw your consent or object to such personal data processing at any time.
When you register for an event via the Platform, your personal data provided in the Registration Form is processed by us and the Platform service provider, data processor, Cvent, Inc., which is located and processes personal data out of EU/EEZ. However, Cvent Inc. is Privacy Shield certified and processing is subject to measures that provide an equivalent level of protection as provided by data privacy laws in the EU. Transfers are based on the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 on the adequacy of the protection provided by EU-US Privacy Shield. You can receive more information on the Privacy Shield here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome. Please contact us if you require additional information on your personal data transfer to Cvent Inc.
In some cases, we are obliged to share your personal data with public institutions, officials and bodies under local laws and regulations and/or upon their request (for example, we must share some of your personal data in specific cases with the State Revenue Service). We generally do not share your information with third parties, but in the limited cases we do, we always make sure there is legitimate basis to do so (i.e. legal obligation or your explicit consent). We always do our best to use only safe social network platforms, website hosts and others, which provide an adequate privacy protection. We may transfer or share your personal data if you are a speaker or moderator at our event and you require assistance with accommodation and travel. For those purpose we may share your personal data only with the flight and travel agencies, hotels and similar travel related service providers to allow you to attend our event, and only when we are confident that such processing is subject to measures that provide an equivalent level of protection as provided by data privacy laws in the EU.
We sometimes use various services providers for our internal and database software and systems, and we always ensure that when the personal data are transferred out of EU/EEA, processing is subject to measures that provide an equivalent level of protection as provided by data privacy laws in the EU.
We are obliged to provide you with detailed information on your personal data recipients if you request so. You can file such a request by contacting us. Our contact information is available below.
D. How long do we keep your personal data?
We only retain your personal data as long as necessary for the purposes this personal data was collected for.
Participant and media representative personal data provided for registration and attendance of an event (excluding personal data for sending newsletters, if consented), are deleted 12 months after the last attended event organised by us. We keep registration and attendance data as long as the participant or media representative actively and regularly, at least once in a year, continues to register and attend further events organised by us. Photographs and videos of an event where participant or media representative personal data may be included are retained and made publicly available at our webpages (www.socmediatrends.org, www.stratcomcoe.org), Youtube and our social media profiles depending on the importance and size of the event. You have a right to object to such data processing, and we will do our best to respect your choice.
Speaker and moderator personal data provided for registration and attendance, and for travel and accommodation (excluding personal data for sending newsletters, if consented) are deleted within 12 months after the event has ended, excluding personal data in documents which must be stored for longer periods in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Speaker and moderator personal data, including data on education and experience, fields of expertise, publications, photographs and videos are made publicly available at our webpages ((www.socmediatrends.org, www.stratcomcoe.org), Youtube, our social media profiles and printed materials depending on the importance and size of the event. You have a right to object to certain personal data processing activities, and we will do our best to respect your choice.
Personal data provided for connecting in social network platforms and for receiving our newsletters and notifications by e-mail are retained as long as these social network connections are active, and you have not withdrawn your consent or unsubscribed; in such cases all your personal data processed for these purposes are immediately erased.
For personal data processing which is based on your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal becomes effective for further personal data processing.
Furthermore, you are entitled to such rights:
Our contact information
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
11B Kalnciema Street, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvia