Our contact data is:

World Ethical Data Forum Ltd
Madison Building
GX111AA Gibraltar

Telephone: +30 698 580 84 60
E-mail address: contact@worldethicaldata.org

Our Data Protection Officer is: Sander Venema, who can be contacted at privacy@worldethicaldata.org for any questions about this privacy policy or your personal data. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please refer them to the DPO, or alternatively, send them using the contact form on our website, or to the email addresses stated above.

1. Cookies

This website does not use any cookies, except for visiting our ticket ordering page. In the latter case, cookies will be set by our external payment provider to process the payment. This only happens when purchasing a ticket.

In all other areas of the website, no cookies from us, or third parties are placed. We don’t serve any ads.

2. What data do we collect?

The following table contains the data this website collects. The column “Legal Basis?” refers to a legal basis mentioned in Article 6 of the GDPR.

What? For what purpose? Legal basis?

Your e-mail address

For the purpose of being able to e-mail you, at your express opt-in consent, about news relating to our event. This information is only collected when you fill in our “Inform me about tickets” form.


Your personal information (name, e-mail address, address, phone number, etc.)

For the purpose of being able to process ticket sales for our event. This information is only collected when you buy a ticket and the e-mail address collected will be used at your request to inform you about the event. The address information is used for invoicing purposes and for fraud preventing purposes in relation to your payment.

Consent, Contract

Your IP address, date & time of access, URL of the page being viewed, URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (referrer),  Files on our site that were clicked and downloaded, Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the web server and then downloaded by the user), User Agent string and HTTP request information

For the purpose of detecting and responding to security incidents. This information is stored in our log files and is only accessible to our system administrators.

Legitimate interests

Payment information (credit card number, CCV code, etc.)

This information is directly collected by our payment processor, and we do not store or process this information in any way, shape or form.

Our payment processor requires this information in order to process payments for tickets to our events.


Here's an overview of the exact details on the cookies we set and what purposes they serve:

Name cookie Purpose Set by Lifetime
refuse Stores the boolean value 'true' if user refused consent. This is used to prevent the cookie popup to display after refusing consent. our own cookie consent message code until cookie is removed

3. How do we collect your data?

With the exception of the data in our web server’s log files, you directly provide us with the data we collect. We collect and process data when you:

  • Register for tickets or place an order for any of our events on this website.
  • Voluntarily complete a form or provide feedback via our contact form or via e-mail.

4. How will we use your data?

We collect your data so that we can:

  • Process your ticket order.
  • E-mail you with news about our events.
  • For the purpose of detecting and responding to security incidents.

When we processes your ticket order, we may send your data to and use the resulting information from our payment provider in order to process the payment.

5. Data Sharing With Third Parties

If you provide your e-mail address on to the ‘Inform me about tickets’ form, or pre-register for events, we will store your e-mail address in a mailing list provided to us by MailChimp, Inc. in order for us to be able to inform you via e-mail about news related to our events.

We also may share some of your information with our payment processor if necessary for the proper processing of your ticket purchase.

In all other cases, your information will not be shared with any third parties.

6. How do we store your data?

We store your data in various formats on the server, namely log files or in a database. Passwords you provide us will be stored in hashed form.

7. How long do we store your data?

For the log files, we store your data for a maximum of 7 days. This provides us with the necessary time frame to respond to security incidents.

For the e-mail address and personal information, we store your data until the event has come to a conclusion. This allows us to inform you about the event. Also the information may be necessary to combat fraud. If you previously made an account, if you choose to delete your account this information will be deleted as well.

For the username & password, this data will be stored until you choose to delete your account with us.

The payment information is not stored or processed by us in any form, shape or format. This data is used by our payment processor only to process the payment.

8. Security

We take all appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access or disclosure, misuse or destruction. Because passwords are stored in hashed form, we cannot re-send you your passwords. In case you lost your password, we provide a password reset form which will send you a link to a password reset form in order for you to be able to regain access to your account.

9. Questions, comments or concerns

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about the way we handle any privacy matter, please contact our DPO Sander Venema at privacy@worldethicaldata.org or use our contact form or contact details at the top of this privacy policy to send us a message.

10. Version History

Version Date published Comment
2.0 2022-06-11 Removed Motomo Analytics; fixed spelling errors.
1.9 2022-06-04 Removed Typeform, Eventbrite & Swapcard from third parties.
1.8 2021-07-30 Corrected spelling/grammar error
1.7 2021-03-25 Removed language about social media campaign tracking
1.6 2021-03-25 Added Typeform to third parties
1.5 2021-03-17 Added EventBrite to third parties
1.4 2021-03-13 Added Swapcard to third parties
1.3 2021-01-11 Added language about social media campaign tracking
1.2 2020-10-30 Added more detailed cookie information, corrected address
1.1 2020-10-29 Added Matomo analytics explanation
1.0 2020-07-05 Initial publication