Your privacy is important to FMO. Therefore, we will process your personal data with care.
This privacy statement will explain which personal data we collect from you, with which purpose, who we share this personal data with and how we secure it. This privacy statement applies to website visitors, registrants to our events and job applicants.
What is personal data?
Personal data is any data that can identify an individual. Someone is identifiable if his or her identity can be established without disproportionate effort. Both data used to directly identify a person (such as name and address) as data used to indirectly identify a person (pseudonymous data, IP addresses etc) count as personal data.
Personal data processed by FMO
FMO processes different categories of personal data in the course of its business activities. We collect personal data through the contact form and complaint form on our website. We also collect personal data via our events module. In addition, if you agree to this, we place cookies in your web browser. Below we inform you briefly what information we collect and for what purpose.
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. Third parties, such as Doubleclick.net, Google Analytics and AddThis, may change cookies or issue cookies other than those listed below.
When visiting the websites of FMO, the following cookies are being stored:
Google Tag Manager
Is being used to monitor unique users by means of a client identifier which is generated randomly
Is being used to monitor anonomous visitors and website behavior
Until end of session
Is used to throttle request rate
Is required for the proper use of the website
Until end of session
Is used to track user preference regarding displayed acronyms
Is used to track user preference regarding to displayed menu type
My report cookie
Is used to store the articles currently in the users 'my report'
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a tag management system that allows you to quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app, such as those intended for traffic analysis and marketing optimization. The tag management system reduces errors and frees FMO from having to involve a developer when configuring tags.
FMO uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help FMO analyse how users use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for FMO and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google and all its subsidiaries, such as Google Analytics and Doubleclick, abide by the EU-US Privacy Shield.
Social media buttons
On our website we provide you with buttons in order to share a webpage on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. These buttons work through a code owned by the respective social network company. This code will place a cookie on your hard drive. We have no control over this code or cookie and thus refer you to their policies (which change frequently).
However, as far as we are aware, the information collected through these cookies is, or is made, anonymous and transferred to the respective issuer of the cookie.