Updated 24th May 2018
WHO IS PAN EUROPE
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) was founded in 1982 and is a network of over 600 non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries worldwide working to minimise the negative effects of hazardous pesticides and to replace their use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. Its projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous Regional Centres. PAN Europe is the regional centre in Europe and a registered non-governmental organization under Belgian Law. It was founded in 1987 and brings together 38 consumer, public health, and environmental organisations, trades unions, women's groups and farmer associations from across Europe.
PAN Europe receives funding from the European Union, private foundations and membership contributions. PAN Europe also does some consultancy work and accept donations from private companies. However, as the other regional centres of PAN International, PAN Europe does not accept funding or sponsorships from chemical companies, companies selling weapons or a company being the only focus of one of the campaigns. PAN Europe's entry to the EU Transparency Register can be found here.
WHY PAN EUROPE COLLECTS INFORMATION
PAN Europe works to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and to support safe sustainable pest control methods. PAN Europe is committed to bringing about a substantial reduction in pesticide use throughout Europe. PAN Europe carries out advocacy, policy analysis, networking and campaigning activities on pesticides and believes that the more people know about hazardous pesticides, the more people understand the need for action. That's why PAN Europe works to engage a wider audience on the presence of hazardous pesticides in our food, water systems, soil and air. PAN Europe prepares and disseminates regular information briefings on specific policy topics and issues press releases on a wide range of pesticide-related issues.
In order to undertake these above-mentioned activities, PAN Europe collects personal information and is committed to take all reasonable steps to ensure your information is safe and to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
HOW PAN EUROPE COLLECTS INFORMATION
PAN Europe may collect information while you are using www.pan-europe.info and all our specific campaign websites when you register for our events or subscribe to receiving PAN Europe newsletter, as well as including when you register to PAN Europe events, become an individual member, contact PAN Europe for information or jobs, exchange your business cards during networking with PAN Europe staff, or support campaigns or initiatives such as European Citizens Initiative.
HOW PAN EUROPE USES YOUR INFORMATION
PAN Europe uses the information to provide updates about PAN Europe’s activities, through sending newsletters, regular email updates to network members, invitations to events, invitations to participate in PAN Europe’s campaigns.
PAN is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information and will not sell or pass on your information to any other organization outside of PAN Europe and to third parties for marketing purposes. PAN Europe uses service providers such as Mailchimp and Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter and also applications like Google Analytics which is statistical data about visitors and their use of PAN Europe websites. (Please consult privacy policies of these service providers using the following links: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/; https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy; https://twitter.com/en/privacy) PAN Europe only chooses third-party companies like Mailchimp that are GDPR compliant.
HOW LONG PAN EUROPE KEEPS YOUR INFORMATION
Pan Europe keeps your personal information as long as you are a member of the network and as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected. You can always update your data, review it, or ask for the removal of your contact details by writing to info [at] pan-europe.info. Please use the subject title ‘GDPR compliance’.