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Public Affairs Community of Europe (PACE) aisbl
Rue de la Loi 38, boite 5
1000 Bruxelles
E-mail: info[at]

Authorized representative of the board of directors (Conseil d’Administration):
President Maria Rosa Rotondo Ruiz, address as above

Registererd as AISBL in the Moniteur Belge
Registration number: 711.753.930


Responsible for Page Content
President Maria Rosa Rotondo Ruiz

Conception and editing
Public Affairs Community of Europe (PACE) aisbl
Rue de la Loi 38, boite 5
1000 Bruxelles


All contents of this website are – unless otherwise stated – subject to the exclusive license right of Public Affairs Community of Europe (PACE) aisbl and the copyright of the respective work or ancillary copyright holder. Unless clearly marked as admissible, the content may only be transferred after prior request and approval by PACE.


Despite careful content review, we take no responsibility for the content of external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their Content. Furthermore, PACE is not to be held accountable for the correctness and topicality of the contents of this website.


Privacy Policy

Information on the collection of personal data

In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data while using our website. Personal data refers to all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

Public Affairs Community of Europe (PACE) aisbl

Rue de la Loi 38, boîte 5
1000 Bruxelles
E-mail: info [at]

Authorized representative of the board of directors (Conseil d’Administration):
President Maria Rosa Rotondo Ruiz, address as above

Registererd as AISBL in the Moniteur Belge
Registration number: 711.753.930

A data protection officer has not been appointed.

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We will delete the data that arises in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or restrict processing if there are legal storage obligations.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you below in detail about the respective processes. We will also specify the criteria for the storage period.

Purpose of data processing

Data storage is carried out for the purpose of member administration, seminar and event administration, association organisation, dispatch of information and newsletters.

Data or data categories of members

Data on names, companies, job titles, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, addresses, image files, event and participation data as well as other data specified in the application for membership or otherwise transmitted by the member during the transmission.

Data from non-members

The data voluntarily transmitted by the non-member names, companies, job titles, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, addresses, image files, event and participation data as well as other data specified during the transmission.

Disclosure of data

The data will only be passed on to third parties, in particular service providers, for the purpose of processing the above-mentioned purposes.

Standard periods for data deletion

After expiry of the respective legal retention periods, the corresponding data will be deleted insofar as they are no longer required for membership or the fulfilment of contractual or other obligations. Data that are not affected by this will be deleted as soon as the intended purpose no longer applies.

Planned data transfer to third countries

There are no plans to transfer data to third countries.

General description of security of processing

All persons and employees who are involved in the processing and use of the data are bound by a written declaration of compliance with data secrecy. All data are protected according to the prescribed technical and organizational measures, which will be checked regularly. The creation of appropriate backup files takes place regularly.

Your rights

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data processed by PACE:
– Right to information,
– Right to rectification or deletion,
– Right to limit the processing,
– Right to object to the processing,
– Right to data transferability.

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by PACE.

If the personal data are necessary for the membership in the PACE, the rights to deletion, restriction and objection exist only as far as this does not make the management of the membership impossible.

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

If you only use the website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):4
-IP address
-date and time of the request
-Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
-Content of the request (concrete page)
-Access status/HTTP status code
-amount of data transferred in each case
-Website from which the request originates
-operating system and its interface
-language and version of the browser software.

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective.

Use of cookies

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this Website.

Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you must usually provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply. To some extent, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly. Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in events, conclusion of contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive further information on this when you enter your personal data or in the description of the offer below. If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such a revocation influences the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us. If we base the processing of your personal data on a weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is in particular not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

Use of the blog and comment functions

In our blog, where we post various articles on topics related to our activities, and elsewhere, you can make public comments. Your comment will be published in the post with your username. We recommend using a pseudonym instead of your username. It is necessary to provide your username and e-mail address, all other information is voluntary. If you make a comment, we will continue to store your IP address, which we will delete after two weeks. The storage is necessary for us to be able to defend ourselves against liability claims in cases of a possible publication of illegal content. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party should object to your comment as unlawful. Legal bases are Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b and f GDPR. The comments will not be checked before publication. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.

Use of Yoast SEO free

The Yoast SEO free plugin for WordPress is used for website data analysis and SEO optimization purposes. Due to its length, we would like to refer you to the detailed description of data processing and data protection at Yoast SEO: