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OPEN is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We are not affiliated with any government, political party or EU institution. Our work is funded by donations from the private and not-for-profit sector.

Legally, Open Political Economy Network Ltd is established as a company limited by guarantee registered in England.

Copyright notice: Copyright is held by Open Political Economy Network Ltd. You may not copy, reproduce, republish or circulate in any way the content from this publication except for your own personal and non-commercial use. Any other use requires the prior written permission of Open Political Economy Network Ltd.

Privacy policy: This privacy notice serves to inform you how we collect and use your personal data.

Personal data collected by Open Political Economy Network Ltd (OPEN) shall be treated in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

OPEN only collects personal data for specified legitimate purposes, and shall only process the information in accordance with those purposes.

OPEN will only process your personal data for the following purpose: to contact you about research, news and events via our email newsletter.

OPEN may process the following categories of personal data: name, surname, email address, and company name.

OPEN uses reputable third parties to deliver the emails you receive if you have (i) subscribed to email newsletters, (ii) registered for any events or (iii) have chosen to receive information about OPEN products.

Your personal data shall not be forwarded to third parties unless it is needed to perform their functions or you give your express authorisation or unless disclosure of such information is necessary to identify, investigate or engage in legal proceedings and if required to do so by law.

We will maintain your personal data only for as long we are required to do so by applicable law and for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes set out above.

For services and content proposed by a third party, via a link available on the website, the third party is solely responsible for collecting and processing personal data communicated by you. OPEN shall neither collect nor preserve the data thereby provided by you.

You have the right to access your personal data, as well as to request the rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, as well as to request data portability of your personal data. If you believe that your data protection rights have been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

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