ESMH Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The present website is hosted by WordPress.com, a service by Automattic. Automattic is a global company with thousands of servers located in several separate data centres around the world. While Automattic takes care of the security of the platform, we, the European Parliamentary Research Service, own the content of the blog. For more detailed information about the compliance of Automattic products and services with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please see their dedicated page.

Data collected

We do not collect any personal data that could identify an individual user. The users that are registered in WordPress.com should consult wordpress.com terms of service. We do collect anonymised aggregate data for statistical purposes. The data collected for this purposes include: number of visits/visitors per page, the country of the user, and aggregate numbers of incoming and outgoing clicks.

We determine unique page counts by using a “hashed” version of the visitor’s IP address. The visitor’s full IP address is deleted from our logs after a little over a month. That timeframe is how long the data is needed in order to allow us to calculate your stats on a monthly basis and no longer.

We collect your email address only if you proactively requested to be notified about the updates on the blog. You can always contact us to remove your email address from our records or unsubscribe from the notification service.

We can also see your name and email address if you made a comment to one of our posts. We do not make the email address visible on the comment. Nevertheless, on request, we can delete your comments.

Cookies

We collect cookies only to facilitate your browsing experience, such as enabling you to share our posts via social media or comment on the post. The majority of cookies will be used only if you are a registered WordPress.com user. In this case, you are bound to WordPress.com terms of service.

We do not collect cookies to show advertisement nor resell any information collected with cookies to third parties. Read more about the wordpress.com cookie policy and the way to control cookies on their dedicated page.

Contact us

For any further information or for cases where you want to unsubscribe from any of the services mentioned in these terms and condition; delete all or part of your data; or request access to the personal data we save about you, please contact the person designated as being in charge of the processing operation via  ESMH. You have the right to have recourse at any time by writing to the Parliament’s data protection officer at data-protection@ep.europa.eu and to the European data protection supervisor at edps@edps.europa.eu.

Please note, however, that we cannot help with questions related to your wordpress.com account. For this questions, please refer to wordpress.com terms of service.

Our moderation policy

We may delete comments, without notice, that:

  • contain advertising or spam, or do not relate to the topic of the post
  • contain any personal information belonging to the poster or another person (such as address, phone number, email address)
  • include material that may be unlawful, libellous, fraudulent, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening, harassing, insulting or deemed confidential

In case of repetitive breach of these guidelines, we reserve the right to block a person from participating in discussion on this site. Comments posted on our website do not necessarily represent the interests or opinions of the European Parliamentary Research Service and the European Parliament.