Description of the processing operation
The platform euandi2019 is a public and politically completely independent party profiling website accessible at: www.euandi2019.eu. It aims to provide a service for voters for the European Parliament elections 2019 by providing transparency on party positions. The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence has developed euandi2019 in cooperation with the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). euandi2019 is an online database designed for people who want to find out more about the political profiles of parties in Europe. The tool is based on 22 statements regarding relevant issues in view of the 2019 European Parliament elections, covering a wide range of contemporary policy issues and political values in European politics. Users will be asked to position themselves on the 22 statements. An algorithm then compares their positions with the positions of the main political parties running in the EP elections, providing the users with a personalized voting advice that shows their overlap with the political offer. euandi2019 offers its users a transnational comparison of their political stances with parties from all the EU member states competing in these elections.
The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence is the owner of the website www.euandi2019.eu. The EUI aims to provide correct information at the time of publishing, however does not guarantee completeness and accuracy as regards content, nor actuality or reliability of the information. Personal data will be collected and further processed for the purposes detailed below. The relevant data processing operations are under the responsibility of the Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies acting as the Data Controller. The EUI’s Data Protection Policy (available at the link https://www.eui.eu/About/DataProtection) applies to those operations.
What personal information do we collect, for what purpose, and through which technical means?
During the user session on the website euandi2019.eu, the webserver will automatically store information of the user session, including the browser type used, the operating system, the IP address, and date and time and duration of the user session. Further information on the storage of internet log information can be found at: https://www.eui.eu/AboutTheWebsite/Cookies
The application will also store the answers to the 22 political statements. No data which could enable an identification of the user providing the data will be collected. Internet log information and the data collected for academic research will never be stored together. As a result, the user having provided the data collected for academic research cannot be identified, there is no link between user (session) and data collected for academic purpose.
Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?
Personal data may be collected only by the EUI services and units involved in the activity. Information on user session may also be accessed by the technical cooperation partners Statlab (STATISTIKALABOR OU; Vallikraavi 24-7; Tartu 51003, Estonia) and Mobilab (Akadeemia 3; Tartu 51003, Estonia). Data collected for academic research will be processed by the academic team responsible for the Voting Advice Application, including Prof. Alexander H. Trechsel and Dr. Diego Garzia (University of Lucerne, Switzerland, and Visiting Fellows EUI), Dr. Lorenzo Cicchi (EUI), Dr. Mihkel Solvak (Statistikalabor and University of Tartu), and Prof. Dr. Guido Schwerdt (University of Konstanz, Germany). The data will eventually be made available in an open data repository for further analysis.
How do we protect and safeguard your information?
All personal data collected are internally processed only by designated EUI staff members or agents and stored on servers, which abide by the EUI’s security rules and standards. In case an external contractor assists in the activity, the collected personal data and all information related to the event is stored on a computer of the external processor, who has to abide by the same rules as the others designated EUI staff members and agents.
How long do we keep personal data?
The EUI will keep personal data only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the institutional purposes mentioned above in point 2.
How can you verify, modify or delete your information?
If you wish to verify which personal data are stored by the responsible Data Controller, or access, correct or delete your personal data stored at the EUI, please contact the Data Controller at Brigid.firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a reply within 30 working days of receipt of the request. Remarks concerning this privacy statement can be addressed to email@example.com.
Right of recourse
If you consider that your rights under EUI President’s Decision 10/2019 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the EUI, you have the right to request a review according to Article 27 of the aforementioned decision. Such requests should be addressed to the Data Controller:
Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
European University Institute
Prof. Brigid Laffan
Via Boccaccio 121
I – 50133 Firenze, Italy
These should be notified simultaneously to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
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