Privacy policy and disclaimer

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approved by the European Commission in 2016 that came into effect on May 25th, 2018 concerning the processing of personal data, we inform you that by signing up as EMES member and to the EMES distribution list, your personal data will be stored and processed in a file owned by EMES International Research Network asbl (hereto “EMES”), with the aim of handling your registration.

Unless you explicitly expresses otherwise, we may use your personal data to keep you informed of news and developments related to the activities and initiatives of EMES, its members and partners. We also inform you of the possibility of exercising rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of your personal data by email ( or by regular letter addressed to EMES Coordination Unit, c/o University of Liege, Sart-Tilman, Bd du Rectorat, B33, box 4 4000 Liege (Belgium).

EMES is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

When you browse our website, request information about our activities, sign up for membership or sign up for our news alert, we collect your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Cookies are small text files that are saved on a computer or other device during a visit to a website. EMES only uses cookies with a view to the correct functioning of the website and anonymous usage statistics to improve our website.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who can see your data?

EMES will never sell or lease your information to third parties. Furthermore, we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. However, as part of our mission, we might carefully share personal information between different parties within the EMES network, in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience and provide opportunities for collaboration. We use IT-solutions of third parties (such as Mailchimp, Exordo and Google Analytics) who have committed to be compliant with the GDPR-regulation.

How long do we retain your data?

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where do we send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How do we protect your data?

When you give us personal information, we take all necessary steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. However, please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure.

Review of this Policy

This Policy was last updated on 24th May 2018. We are entitled to review this policy on a regular basis. We encourage you to visit and review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you agree with any changes or updates. We will post our revised privacy notice on our website and update the ‘Revision Date’ to reflect the date of the changes.

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