Global Child Forum Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy contains information about how Global Child Forum processes your personal data. We advise you to read our Privacy Policy carefully before agreeing to our processing of your personal data. Our Privacy Policy is located on our homepage and is linked and referred to on any page where personal information is requested. At such data collection points, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, as to the purposes for which the data will be used.

This privacy policy includes

  1. Key concepts
  2. Global Child Forum is the Personal Data Controller
  3. What type of data do we collect?
  4. Data from other sources
  5. How do we use the data?
  6. What legal basis do we have for handling your personal information?
  7. Consent to post, e-mail correspondence, potential text messaging and continued communication
  8. For how long is the data kept?
  9. Who can access the data?
  10. We share certain data within the context of third-party cooperation
  11. Where is the data stored?
  12. You are entitled to know what data we have about you
  13. Cookies
  14. Contact details to Global Child Forum

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1. Key Concepts

Personal data is information that can be used independently, or together with other information, to identify, localize or contact an individual. Examples of personal data include name, e-mail address, telephone number, photographs, citations and IP address.

Processing of personal data includes all type of personal data handling, e.g. collection, analysis, registration and storing.

The Personal Data Controller determines the purpose of the processing of personal data and decides what personal data will be requested. The Personal Data Controller has the ultimate responsibility for your personal data being processed in accordance with the governing law of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation.

2. Global Child Forum Foundation is the Personal Data Controller

The organisation was registered in Sweden 2009, company registration 802477-4583.

3. What type of personal information do we collect?

When you are in contact with us in any way such as by one of our events, in correspondence or by visiting our website and social media channels, you may be requested to submit personal information, such as:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • The company you work for
  • The country in which your company operates
  • Job title
  • The industry you work in
  • Your company’s website
  • Other information, such as survey responses
  • Technical data recorded by cookies on our website, read more about cookies under section 13.
  • Depending on the circumstance, we may also collect for example photos/video recordings from our events, or quotes from publications

We will only collect and handle data which could be regarded as sensitive information, such as preferences and food allergies with your specific consent. In such cases, we will delete the information as soon as the need for its storage is achieved, such as participation at an event.

4. Personal information from other sources

By giving consent to our processing of your personal information, you also agree that we may register other information related to you, which is available from public sources. This may include, for example, your attendance at other events and/or your published comments, interviews, media representations related to children´s rights and business.

5. How do we use the data/information?

The data/information is used for the following purposes:

  • To communicate and share information about our events, research, publications or other activities related to children´s rights and business.
  • To enable us to provide you with a better personal experience and to provide you with other content related to children´s rights and business, that may interest you.
  • To obtain statistics and information regarding how you use our services in order to improve our home page and the user experience
  • To conduct surveys relating to our activities around children´s rights and business in order to improve our research, communication and our overall development.
  • Respond to your inquiries
  • To send out requested materials, such as newsletters, or otherwise fulfil what we undertook in return for you submitting your information
  • Create and maintain a dialogue on children´s rights and business

6. What legal basis do we have for handling your personal information?

We do not always need your specific consent to process your personal information. For example, an e-mail contact from you generates information about you automatically (your e-mail and IP address). We do have a legitimate interest to save this information in order to process your requirements. But we will ask for your consent if we want to have regular contact with you in connection to our activities, or if we want to collect and save other information, especially sensitive information or information from third parties. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us at info@globalchildforum.org.

7. Consent to post, e-mail correspondence, potential text messaging and continued communication

By agreeing to our processing of your personal data for the purposes stated above, you agree:

  • that we process your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy
  • that we may send material regarding our events and products to you via e-mail
  • that we may contact you via e-mail or by phone regarding our events, research and/or other activities
  • that we can send you the type of mailings you have subscribed to, such as newsletters. You can update your subscription settings and unsubscribe to further mailing by following this link

8. For how long is the data kept?

We only process personal data for as long as it takes to fulfil the purpose of their collection, after which we delete the data.

If you have an active dialogue with us, your data is stored for 24 months from the latest interaction; then we clear the data we have registered about you. An active dialogue means having interacted with Global Child Forum, or representatives from Global Child Forum, via telephone, or emails, by registering via a form, during the last 24 months.

If you have agreed to the processing of your personal data in connection with your acceptance of regular mailings to you, then we continue to process your personal data until you unsubscribe to mailings, after which we store your personal data for 24 months before it is cleared. We will then be unable to contact you by way of the previously registered contact information

If you are employed by a company we process your data until (1) you have terminated your employment with the company, or (2) the company no longer has an active relationship with us. Once a relationship has ceased, the storing and processing of your data will be handled according to the terms as described in the two paragraphs above. If you terminate your employment with the company, you are responsible for notifying us at the specified contact details, and we will clear your data immediately

9. Who can access the data?

Submitted data is available to a limited number of people within Global Child Forum, who work with communications, research and events.

10. We share certain data within the context of third-party cooperation

If we have registered your personal data in connection with participation at one of our events conducted together with an external party, we may pass over some personal data to our event partners, such as contact details or food allergies. If that is done, we always ensure that our partners adhere to our privacy guidelines. Global Child Forum will never give away, or sell, your personal information for any commercial purposes.

11. Where is the data stored?

The data is stored either on our own servers or on behalf of Stiftelsen Global Child Forum partners with whom we have personal information agreement. This is necessary in order to ensure our normal business efficiency. The personal information agreements detail how the information is protected against unauthorized access, destruction and disclosure.

12. You are entitled to know what data we have about you

Under the GDPR you are entitled to receive a complete extract of the data we have about you. You may also request us to correct incorrect data or delete data about you. You are entitled to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data at any time. If you withdraw your consent, we will delete all data we have about you. Please note that deletion of your personal data stored by us may impact the delivery of information in the context of a stakeholder relationship, as well as potentially impact any ongoing dialogues. If you are unsatisfied with how we handle your personal data, you have a right to make a complaint to the governing authority, The Swedish Data Inspection Authority.

If you wish to withdraw your consent or request a registry extract, correction or deletion, you are welcome to contact us at info@globalchildforum.org.

13. Cookies

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that stores internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. It is downloaded by your internet browser on the first visit to a website. The next time this website is opened with the same user device, the cookie and the information stored in it is either sent back to the website that created it (first-party cookie) or sent to another website it belongs to (third-party cookie). This enables the website to detect that you have opened it previously with this browser and in some cases to vary the displayed content.

Cookies not requiring consent on this website
Essential cookies, also referred to as “strictly necessary” cookies, ensure functions without which you would not be able to use this website as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by Global Child Forum and are therefore so-called first-party cookies. They are only stored on your device during the current browser session.

Cookies requiring consent on this website
Our website uses analytics tools to collect information as to how users interact with the website and its content. Global Child Forum uses this information to ensure that the website creates added value for its visitors.

14. Contact details to Global Child Forum

If you have questions regarding our processing or wish to get in touch with us, please contact us at the following:

Global Child Forum
Storkyrkobrinken 2
111 28 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone number: +468-518 025 00
Corporate Identity Number: 802477-4583
E-mail address: info@globalchildforum.org