Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of The European Initiative for Security Studies (RNA: 751263001)

The European Initiative for Security Studies (hereinafter referred to as "EISS", "we", "us", or "our") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of personal data we receive from users (hereinafter referred to as "you" or "your") of our website, services, or any other interactions you may have with us.

This Privacy Policy is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") and the French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés).

1. Controller and Data Protection Officer

The controller responsible for the processing of personal data under this Privacy Policy is:

The European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS)
CERI-Sciences Po, 56 Rue Jacob
75006 Paris

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding your personal data, you may contact our Data Protection Officer at

2. Collection of Personal Data

We may collect the following personal data from you:

- Contact information, such as name, email address, and phone number.
- Professional information, such as job title, organisation, and areas of interest.
- Technical information, such as IP address, browser type, and operating system, when you interact with our website or services.

3. Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing

We process your personal data for the following purposes and based on the following legal grounds:

- To provide you with information, services, or products you have requested, based on your consent (GDPR Article 6(1)(a)).
- To comply with legal obligations, such as responding to valid requests from public authorities (GDPR Article 6(1)(c)).
- To pursue our legitimate interests, such as improving our website and services, and conducting research and analysis (GDPR Article 6(1)(f)).

4. Recipients of Personal Data

We may share your personal data with trusted third parties, such as service providers, for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy. We ensure that these third parties adhere to GDPR and French data protection law requirements.

5. International Transfers

We may transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). In such cases, we will implement appropriate safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, to ensure the protection of your personal data.

6. Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

7. Your Rights

Under GDPR and French data protection law, you have the following rights:

- The right to access your personal data.
- The right to rectification of your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to erasure of your personal data, subject to legal requirements.
- The right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
- The right to data portability, allowing you to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used format.
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
- The right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before withdrawal.
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

To exercise any of your rights or if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer at

8. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws and regulations. We will post the updated Privacy Policy on our website and notify you of any material changes. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our data protection practices.

9. Security Measures

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These measures may include, but are not limited to, access controls, encryption, secure storage, and regular security assessments.

10. Links to Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to external websites operated by third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these external websites, and we are not responsible for their content or privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites before disclosing any personal data.

11. Cookies

Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and collect information about your use of the website. Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your device. You may adjust your browser settings to block or delete cookies, but this may affect the functionality of our website.

12. Children's Privacy

Our services are not directed at individuals under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 16. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will take appropriate steps to delete such data.

13. Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Postal Address:
The European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS)
CERI-Sciences Po, 56 Rue Jacob
75006 Paris

Last Updated: 09/05/23.

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