As you might have heard, since May 25th, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR portal, 2018) has been implemented. The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world (op. cit., GDPR Key changes).
Part of the expanded rights of data subjects outlined by the GDPR is the right for data subjects to obtain from the data controller confirmation as to whether personal data concerning them is being processed, where, and for what purpose. Furthermore, you have a "right to be forgotten," which "entitles the data subject to have the data controller erase his/her personal data."
The personal data that the International Microsimulation Association holds of all its members includes the following:
First and last name:
Postal address of the company/university/institute affiliation:
Year of membership initiation:
We use this information to send you emails designed to inform you of conferences, institutional
members' employment vacancies, invitations to General Assemblies, and other news related to IMA.
Furthermore, we use this information to grant you access to the General Assemblies of IMA, so that
you can exercise your voting rights, as well as to give you the right to stand for office.
This information is not used for any other purposes, and under no circumstances is it distributed
outside the board of the Association.
You consented to our using this information by signing up as a member of the International
Microsimulation Association. You have the right to suspend your IMA membership. If you choose to suspend your membership, we will permanently erase your information from our files and no longer contact you. To do this, simply send a brief email to the president of the Association, Gijs Dekkers, or the information officer, Sophie Pennec. You may also contact us through Linkedln.
You are also welcome to contact us about any aspect of this information.
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References: GDPR portal (2018). EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) portal.