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Privacy statement for the ECB Blog Newsletter

The ECB Blog Newsletter is circulated via email to all subscribers in order to alert them to the publication of ECB Blog posts based on topics of interest selected upon subscription.

What is our legal framework?

All personal data are processed in accordance with European Union data protection law, that is to say in line with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

Why do we process personal data?

Personal data are processed in order to manage subscriptions, distribute and evaluate the ECB Blog Newsletter, and to inform you of events organised around key ECB Blog publications, such as webinars, background briefings and “meet the author” events. Personal data are also processed in order to inform further analysis on how to improve and develop the ECB Blog.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Your personal data are processed by the ECB because you consented to this processing by providing the personal data requested in subscribing to the ECB Blog newsletter. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the Blog & Speakers team in the Public Communication Division at ecbblog@ecb.europa.eu. All processing of your personal information will stop once you withdraw your consent; however, any processing that has already taken place remains lawful.

Who is responsible for processing your personal data?

The ECB is the controller for the processing of your personal data. The Blog & Speakers team in the Public Communication Division is responsible for this processing.

Who will be the recipients of your personal data?

The recipients of your personal data (including entities who have access to that personal data) are authorised staff members of the Directorate-General Communication, as well as authorised staff members of CleverReach and of its subcontractors, all based in the European Union.

What categories of personal data are collected?

The ECB processes the following personal data:

  • email address
  • sector
  • level of education
  • country
  • gender
  • where you heard about the ECB Blog
  • social media platforms used
  • topics of interest
  • tracking measures such as opens and clicks

How long will the ECB keep personal data?

Your personal data will be stored for as long as you are subscribed to the ECB Blog Newsletter. If you choose to unsubscribe, your personal data will be deleted within three months.

What are your rights?

You have the right to access your personal data and correct any data that is inaccurate or incomplete. You also have (with some limitations) the right to delete your personal data and to object to or to restrict the processing of your personal data in line with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. The ECB may restrict your rights to safeguard the interests and objectives referred to in Article 25(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

Who can you contact for queries or requests?

You can exercise your rights by contacting the Blog & Speakers team in the Public Communication Division at ecbblog@ecb.europa.eu.. You can also directly contact the ECB’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@ecb.europa.eu for all queries relating to your personal data.

Addressing the European Data Protection Supervisor

If you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor at any time.