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FIWARE Privacy Policy

This is the main privacy policy for fiware.org and for certain services provided through these and other FIWARE websites and applications (“our sites”) by FIWARE Foundation, e.V. (“FIWARE”).

At FIWARE we collect different types of information about our users for three main reasons:

  1. To provide personalised services unique to individual users.
  2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
  3. we have permission from the user, to market services, always in scope of the FIWARE Foundation mission, to them.


There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services we provide. Please read these when you register or subscribe for these services on these sites.

Our principles

  1. FIWARE adopts the necessary technical and organisational measures to avoid the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised access or theft of the personal data provided, taking into account the state of technology, the nature of the data and the risks to which they are exposed. This means:
    • we make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information; and
    • we make sure that when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures.
  2. We will respect your privacy. You should receive marketing emails only from us and, if you agree, from other organisations we have carefully chosen following the current European and German legislation. We will make sure it is clear when you can make these choices. However, we may email you occasionally with information or questions about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings, business opportunities or copyright requests.
  3. We will collect and use individual user details only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so, such as collecting enough information to manage subscriptions.
  4. We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.
  5. We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected, how they are defined at the beginning of this document, and we will make sure we delete it securely.
  6. Our site is accessible via the internet. This means that people around the world who access our website can see anything you post on the website or twitter comments with the FIWARE hash.
  7. If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Union (EU), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under German law) being in place.


The information that it is collected from you consist on:

  • when you register or become a member of our portals
  • when you use the website
  • through cookies


Certain services that we provide may involve us collecting extra information (Membership, for example or subscription detail to the FIWARE Newsletter), such as where you are, therefore the service can be provided as designed.

Registration

The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including newsletter subscription. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions.

All responsibility for the completion of forms with false, inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information shall vest on the Users.

To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data that you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what you might be interested in. This ‘profiling’ information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can choose not to have such data shared with the FIWARE just informing us about it.

After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. At any time, you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’.

Who we share data with

We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given us your permission. If we have your permission, we will share your information only with other organizations we have chosen carefully.

We can access and release personal information to keep to relevant laws and government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both us and our users.

Any other organizations who access your information in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards. We may use service providers to help us run these sites (or services available on the sites), some of whom may be based outside the EU.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our sites please use this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/).

Legal information and how to contact us

FIWARE advises users of the FIWARE Open Source Community services (“the Users”) that FIWARE complies with the current German legislation related to Personal Data Protection, Users' Privacy and the Secrecy And Security of Personal Data, as established in the Federal Data Protection Act in the version promulgated on 14 January 2003 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 66, BGBl. I S. 66 in German), as most recently amended by Article 7 of the Act of 30 June 2017 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2097, BGBl. I S. 2097 in German). This Act serves to implement directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (OJ EC no. L 281, p. 31 ff.). The data controller is the organisation responsible for protecting information and, in our case, is FIWARE Foundation, e.V., Franklinstrasse 13A, 10587 Berlin.

If you would like access to or a copy of the personal information we hold about you, to request a correction, or have any questions about how we may use it or to make a complaint, please contact the Data Protection Manager at the address shown above or just email to fiware-personaldataprotection@lists.fiware.org.

Complaints will be dealt with by the Data Protection Manager, and will be responded to within 30 days at the latest.

If you are not satisfied with the way your complaint was handled, you may be able to refer your complaint to your local data protection regulator.

Changes to the privacy policy

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details. Where required by law, will we obtain your consent to make these changes.

Changes to this policy by date:

  • December 2017: Present Privacy Policy version due to Data Controller change.
  • June 2016: Creation of the FIWARE Privacy Policy.
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