As a Data Protection Forum, we believe that every individual has the right to control the use of their own personal information, and that your privacy must be respected. We limit the processing of personal information, and try only to work with other organisations who share the same values.

We will not use personal information that you provide to us in a manner inconsistent with the purposes for which you provided it to us.

Both privacy and the security of your information are important to us here at the Data Protection Forum. Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices with respect to your information.

What Information is Collected:

We may record your IP address and use it to help improve our website, and gather broad demographic information about users of our website. We use your information to personalise your experience and to analyze usage.

Sharing of information: We may indirectly provide access to your personal information with third parties that perform data hosting services on our behalf. Any such third parties will be under an obligation to us to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.


Cookies relate to data that are saved locally on your computer’s hard drive when visiting sites. Our website may use cookies in the future. We may also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, analyse how visitors interact with our website, and for other purposes. You are not required to accept cookies.

External Links

As an information resource you may find external links on our site. These sites are owned and maintained by external companies, over which the Data Protection Forum has no control, and who are not covered by this privacy policy.

E-Mail Addresses

If you have chosen to subscribe to our newsletter by following a link on our website (dataprotectionform.org) , we will retain your Name and email address using the Mailchimp.com e-mail marketing service. Note that this process involves the transfer, storage and processing of your data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the United States.

When you send comments, questions, suggestions, or feedback via email, and include an email address and/or contact information, we may use this information to respond to you.

Your email address may be collected using a streaming video service provided by Wistia.com and may be required to be submitted in  return for consuming informational content.  Note that this process involves the transfer, storage and processing of your data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the United States.

The Data Protection Forum will not sell or disclose your contact information to any third parties.

Information Sharing

Apart from email addresses that are occasionally retained, the Data Protection Forum does not retain personal information and therefore has nothing to share with any third party. The Data Protection Forum would only share personal information with third parties when obliged to do so by law or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of the Data Protection Forum, its users or the general public as required by law.

Changes to this policy

Since this policy may change over time as we modify or expand our website, we suggest that you check back from time to time in order understand how we treat your information.
Access to your personal information and corrections

The Data Protection Forum will endeavour to keep your personal information accurate. If you require access to personal information we hold on you, wish to amend an inaccuracy, or have your information deleted from our files then please contact us at info@dataprotectionforum.org


DataProtectionForum.org is owned and operated by a consortium consisting of Smart Insights Lab cvba registered in Belgium, Castlebridge Ltd. registered in Ireland and Content Surgeons registered in Ireland.

This consortium shall provide independent and vendor neutral forums for discussion, debate, and education on privacy and information ethics topics.