Emmaus Europe

Terms of Service

Who are we?

The address of our website is https://emmaus-europe.org

Use of any personal data collected


If you upload images to the website we recommend that you avoid uploading images containing EXIF data with GPS coordinates as people visiting the website could then download and extract this GPS data from such images.


On the log-in page a temporary cookie is created in order to determine whether your browser accepts cookies or not. This temporary cookie does not contain any personal data and it will be automatically deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in we use cookies in order to save your session information and your screen preferences. The lifespan of a session cookie is two days whilst the lifespan of a screen option cookie is one year. If you click “remember me” your session cookie will be stored for two weeks. When you sign out of your account the session cookie will be deleted.

When you edit or create a publication another cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data, it simply identifies the ID of the publication you edited. This cookie expires within a day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on our website may include integrated content (videos, images, articles, etc.). This content taken from other websites behaves as if the user was actually on the original website.

These websites could collect your data, use cookies, embed third-party monitoring solutions and monitor your interactions using this embedded content if you have an account on their website.

Statistics and audience figures

Emmaus Europe uses Wp Statistics, a service provided by VeronaLabs, to measure the audience of our website and in order to compile statistics on how the website is used.

We chose Wp Statistics because of their data confidentiality policy. This company has committed to not selling, exchanging or renting users’ personal information to any third parties.

When IP addresses are collected they are always anonymous.

Using and transmitting your personal data

If you ask to reset your password your IP address will be included in the email response sent to you.

Storage of your data

If you write a comment then the comment and its metadata will be stored indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognise and approve all further comments without the need for waiting for them to be seen by a moderator.

For users who register on our website (if such a space exists on the site) we also store the personal data provided in the user profile. Users can view, edit or delete any personal data at any time (except for their username and password). Site administrators can also view and modify such information.

Your rights regarding your data

If you have an account and have left comments on our website you can ask to receive a file containing all the personal data we possess about you, including data that you provided to us. You may also ask us to delete all of your personal data that we have in our possession. Such data does not include data stored for administrative or legal purposes or data we must store for security reasons.

Transmitting your personal data

Users’ comments may be checked using an automated service which detects undesirable comments.