Privacy Policy

1 Overview

The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy notice explains how EFOMP will use any personal information we collect from you.

2 What Information we collect about you

This section shows groups of people whom we collect information about. It then details (for each group) how we collect your data; what we use your personal information for; the legal basis for processing; how long we keep it; categories of personal data; and who we share your data with.

2.1 EFOMP Membership Applicants (National – Affiliate – Company membership)

2.1.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about the National Member Organisation/Company starting at the point of recruitment where we will collect the data from the NMO/Company directly via an application form and supporting documents. You have the opportunity to add to this base data by contacting the office. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.1.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply to us may be used:

2.1.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your personal data under the legitimate interest basis for processing.

2.1.4 Legitimate Interest

Applicants expect this processing to take place so that they can be admitted to Membership.

2.1.5 Data retention period

We will keep electronic copies of your application form, while you remain an EFOMP member plus 2 years; or if you are not successful for a period of 2 years.

In addition we will keep a record of the NMO/Company details, membership and financial history on the EFOMP database while you remain an EFOMP member; until we have no longer a legal basis for processing this data.

2.1.6 Categories of personal data

We will keep the following categories of personal data:

Personal Details

Membership Information

2.1.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.1.7.1 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT providers and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.2 National Member Organisations/Companies:

2.2.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point of recruitment where we will collect the data from you directly via an application form and supporting documents. You have the opportunity to add to this base data by contacting the office. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.2.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply to us may be used in a number of ways

2.2.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your personal data, with the exception of financial information under the legitimate interest basis for processing. Financial information is processed under the legal basis for processing.

2.2.4 Legitimate Interest

Members expect this processing to take place so that they can receive the published membership benefits.

2.2.5 Data retention period

We will keep electronic copies of your application form, while you remain an EFOMP member plus 2 years. In addition we will keep a record of your personal details, membership and financial history on our database while you remain an EFOMP member; until we have no longer a legal basis for processing this data.

We will keep financial information of our finance system for 6 years in accordance with our legal obligations.

2.2.6 Categories of personal data

We will keep the following categories of personal data:

Personal Details

Membership Information

2.2.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.2.7.1 With EFOMP website Emailing list

We add your name and preferred email address to website emailing list, so that we can send you the EFOMP announcements; newsletters; updates; details of up-coming meetings, conferences, events , EFOMP school editions (ESMPE), and EFOMP examinations (EEB) that you might be interested in ; and details of services that we think you might be interested in.

2.2.7.2 With EFOMP IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT providers and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.3 EFOMP Officers

2.3.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point where you apply to be an Officer where we will collect the data from you directly. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.3.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used to enable us you to fulfil your duties of an Officer.

2.3.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your information under the legal requirement for processing for current Officer s and under legitimate interest for former Officers

2.3.4 Legitimate Interest

We keep details of former Officers for historical purposes.

2.3.5 Data retention period

We will keep an electronic record of your personal details on our database in perpetuity to keep a history of EFOMP.

2.3.6 Categories of personal data

Personal Details

2.3.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.3.7.1 With Companies House

We share you details with Companies House so that we can meet our legal requirements.

2.3.7.2 With EFOMP website Emailing list

We add your name and preferred email address to website emailing list you can exchange information related to your duties of an Officer.

2.3.7.3 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.4 EFOMP Working Group, Special Interest Group and Committee Members

2.4.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point of application where we will collect the data from you directly. You have the opportunity to add to this base data, by contacting the chair of an EFOMP advisory committee or the office through your NMO. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.4.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used to:

2.4.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your personal data under the legitimate interest basis for processing.

2.4.4 Legitimate Interest

Committee members expect this this processing to take place so that they can achieve the objectives of the committee.

2.4.5 Data retention period

We will keep an electronic record of your committee term in perpetuity on our Database, this is to retain the history of EFOMP. In addition we will keep committee agendas, papers and minutes will be kept in accordance with the data retention policy for that committee.

2.4.6 Categories of personal data

Personal Details

Committee Information

2.4.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.4.7.1 With other Members

We share you email contact details and the committee minutes with other members on the same committee. In some case we may share you name with all members, so that they know who is working on EFOMP committee on their behalf. In addition committee minutes may be shared with other EFOMP committees as required.

2.4.7.2 With EFOMP website Emailing list

We add your name and preferred email address to website emailing list, so that you can receive committee agendas, papers, minutes, progress reports and arrange committee meetings.

2.4.7.3 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.4.7.4 With Members of the Public and partner organisations

We share your name, organisation and location with members of the public and partner organisations if the output of the working group is a report, book, guidance or any other attributable printed matter.

2.5 EFOMP External Representatives

2.5.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point of application where we will collect the data from you directly. You have the opportunity to add to this base data, by contacting the office. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.5.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used to:

2.5.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your personal data under the legitimate interest basis for processing, except financial data, which is processed under the legal basis for processing

2.5.4 Legitimate Interest

External representatives expect this processing to take place so that they can achieve the objectives of the external group and have their expenses paid by EFOMP.

2.5.5 Data retention period

We will keep an electronic record of your external representation for EFOMP in perpetuity, for historical purposes.

We keep a copy of any reports that you have submitted in accordance with our document retention policy.

We will also keep your expense claims and a record of your financial history (expenses paid) on our finance system for 6 years in accordance with our legal obligations.

2.5.6 Categories of personal data

Personal Details

External Representatives Information

2.5.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.5.7.1 With the External Group and partner organisations

We share your email address with members of the external groups and partner organisations so that they can send you details of meetings, agendas, papers and minutes.

2.5.7.2 With the EFOMP Board Members

We share your reports with EFOMP board members

2.5.7.3 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.6 EFOMP Newsletter Subscribers (European Medical Physics News)

2.6.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point of application where we will collect the data from you directly. You have the opportunity to add to this base data, by using our website portal. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us, including but not limited to the annual renewal process.

2.6.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used to:

2.6.3 Legal Basis for processing

We process your personal data under the legitimate interest basis for processing. Subscribers expect this processing to take place so that they can receive the newsletters.

2.6.4 Data Retention period

We will keep a record of your personal details and registration on our website database while you remain an EMPnews subscriber until we have no longer a legal basis for processing this data.

2.6.5 Consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You may unsubscribe from our newsletters by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our e-mails

2.6.6 Categories of Personal Data

The categories of personal data that we process are:

2.6.6.1 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.6.7 Legal basis for processing

We process your information under the consent basis for processing.

2.7 People who contact us by Email

2.7.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point of your email to us where we will collect the data from you directly. You have the opportunity to add to this base data, by contacting the office. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.7.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used to:

2.7.3 Legal Basis for processing

We process your information under the legitimate interest basis for processing.

2.7.4 Legitimate Interest

People who send email expect this processing to take place so that they can have a response to their email.

2.7.5 Data Retention period

We will keep the email correspondence until the subject of the email has been addressed by us and for no longer than 3 years.

2.7.6 Categories of Personal Data

2.7.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes

2.7.7.1 With our Contributors

We may share the contents of your emails with one or more Contributor such as Committee, WIG, SIG, ESMPE, and EEB board members so that we can provide the best response we can to your email.

2.7.7.2 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service

2.8 People who book on an EFOMP Event (congress/meeting/school edition, examinations)

2.8.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point where you book on an Event (congress/meeting/ school edition/examinations) and we will collect the data from you directly. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.8.2 Using your personal information

Personal information which you supply will be used to:

2.8.3 Legal Basis for processing

We process your information, with the exception of financial information and marketing information under the legitimate interest basis for processing, since delegates will expect this processing to take place so that they can attend the Event.

We will process your financial information under the Legal basis for processing; and Marketing information will be provided under the consent basis for processing

2.8.4 Legitimate Interest

People who book on an EFOMP Event expect this processing to take place so that they can receive information about the event.

2.8.5 Data Retention period

We will keep an electronic record of your booking, invoices and payment records on our database for 2 years; until we have no longer a legal basis for processing this data.

We will also keep your invoices and payment records on our finance system for 6 years in accordance with our legal obligations

2.8.6 Categories of Personal Data

We will keep the following categories of personal data:

Personal Details

Conference Information

2.8.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.8.7.1 With our Exhibitors and other Delegates

We will provide our exhibitors and delegates with a list of delegates, including; name, city if you consent to this.

2.8.8 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.8.8.1 With the General Public

We share limited personal data (name, job title, name of NMO, the name and date of the event, photos) via the EFOMP website and other communications channels (social media, newsletter).

2.9 People who are an Invited Contributor at an EFOMP Event (ESMPE,EEB)

2.9.1 How we will collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point you either contact us or we first contact you regarding invitation to an Event (ESMPE, EEB) either as a speaker or an assessor and we will collect the data from you directly. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.9.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used:

2.9.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your personal information, with the exception of financial information under the legitimate interest basis for processing.

We will process your financial information under the Legal basis for processing

2.9.4 Legitimate Interest

People who participate at an EFOMP Event expect this this processing to take place so that they can receive information about the event and share their knowledge.

2.9.5 Data retention period

We will keep your personal details in the form of speaker abstracts, contributor biographies and copies of the event program in perpetuity.

We will also keep your expense claims and a record of your financial history (payments) on our finance system for 6 years in accordance with our legal obligations.

2.9.6 Categories of personal data

We will keep the following categories of personal data:

Personal Details

Speaker Details

2.9.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes

2.9.7.1 With the Exhibitors and Delegates

We will share limited personal data (your name and your abstract) with exhibitors and delegates via the event pack and on our website

2.9.7.2 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.9.7.3 With the General Public

We share limited personal data (name, job title, employer, photos) via the EFOMP website and other communications channels (social media, newsletter).

2.10 People who apply for EFOMP awards and grants

2.10.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point where you apply for an award or grant, where we will collect the data from you directly. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.10.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used

2.10.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your information, with the exception of financial information under the legitimate interest basis for processing.

We will process your financial information under the Legal basis for processing

2.10.4 Legitimate Interest

People who apply for EFOMP grants/awards expect this processing to take place so that they can tell people about their award/grant.

2.10.5 Data retention period

We will keep an electronic copy of your application until the award decision has been made. If you are successful we will keep the application until both parties have completed their obligations regarding the award, in addition we will keep limited information your name, the year of the award and the name of the award in perpetuity.

We will keep minimum details of your grant/award on our database/website in perpetuity as this forms part of the history of EFOMP.

We will also keep your expense claims and grant /award payments and a record of your financial history (payments) on our finance system for 6 years in accordance with our legal obligations.

2.10.6 Categories of personal data

We will keep the following categories of personal data:

Personal Details

Grant/Award Details

2.10.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.10.7.1 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.10.7.2 With the General Public

We share limited personal data (name, job title, employer, name of the NMO, the name and date of the grant/award, photos) via the EFOMP website and other communications channels (social media, newsletter).

2.11 People who provide images and photographs

2.11.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point where you agree to provide an image or photograph. We also update this data through your subsequent contact with us.

2.11.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information (images/photographs) which you supply will be used

2.11.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your information under the consent basis for processing.

2.11.4 Consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

2.11.5 Data retention period

We will keep your image while this remains useful to EFOMP, unless you withdraw your consent.

2.11.6 Categories of personal data

We will keep the following categories of personal data:

Personal Details

Image Details

2.11.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.11.7.1 With third party to Promote EFOMP

We share some of your data (images) with other organisations (Free of charge) to promote EFOMP.

2.11.7.2 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

2.12 Professional Contacts

2.12.1 How we collect your data

We collect data about you in a variety of ways, starting at the point you either first contact us or we first contact you regarding a professional collaboration.

2.12.2 Purposes of the processing

Personal information which you supply will be used to enable us you to contact you about our collaboration.

2.12.3 Legal basis for processing

We process your information under the legitimate interest basis for processing your data

2.12.4 Legitimate Interest

Professional Contacts expect us to keep their data so that we can contact them regarding current or new professional collaborations.

2.12.5 Data retention period

We will keep an electronic record of you while we have a relationship with you + 3 years.

2.12.6 Categories of personal data

Personal Details

2.12.7 Who we share your data with

We share some of your data with other organisations and individuals who process data on EFOMP’s behalf (Data Processors). The use of the data we share is strictly limited, by contract, to those purposes.

2.12.7.1 With our IT Software & IT Support Service Providers

We share your personal data that we hold with our IT and IT support Service Providers to ensure that you get the best possible service.

3 How we will keep your data safe

We take appropriate security measures, including to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date, and that we only keep it for as long as is reasonable and necessary.

4 Cross-border data transfers

Information that EFOMP collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which EFOMP operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

5 Updating this statement

EFOMP may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

6 Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

EFOMP is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

7 About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to EFOMP's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

8 Cookies on our website

EFOMP uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

9 Google cookies

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10 Refusing cookies

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In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

11 Contact EFOMP

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or EFOMP’s handling of your personal information, please write:

12 Changes to this privacy notice

This notice was last updated on the 25th May 2018. EFOMP may amend this privacy notice from time to time to keep it up-to-date or to comply with legal requirements without any prior notice to you.

Where EFOMP discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, EFOMP may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.