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Legal notice

data protection

The GO FAIR Foundation has the responsibility for this internet presence with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Protecting your privacy on our website and on other platforms used is important to us. Below you can find information about personal data collected while you visit our site. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, such as name, address, email address, your behaviour as user. We process personal data in compliance with EU law (GDPR) and all other legal regulations that may apply. Our institutions reserve the right to update this data protection notice from time to time. We recommend that you visit this page regularly to renew your acceptance.


personal data

While using our website or forms elsewhere created by the GO FAIR Foundation, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (e.g. via filling in registration forms) that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • First name

  • Last name

  • E-mail address

  • Phone number

  • Address (country, city)

  • Food preference

  • Affiliation

  • Presence at events

Personal data collected on the website or at additional forms setup by the GO FAIR Foundation is processed for the length of your interest in the information by GO FAIR Foundation (e.g. interpretation of the FAIR criteria, fellow programme, qualification, etc.) while notwithstanding your rights specified below.


your rights

In accordance with the GDPR, you shall have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data:

  • right of access (Article 15 of the GDPR)

  • right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR)

  • right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR)

  • right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR)

  • right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR)

  • right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)

  • right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR)

The consents to the data processing shall apply without any restrictions; however, you may revoke your consents at any time with effect for the future in text form without stating reasons and without this causing you any disadvantage. To do so, please contact us at


anonymous data collection

You can visit the GO FAIR Foundation webpages without telling us who you are. We only get to know the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you came to our website and which of our webpages you visit. This information will be used for statistical purposes. You as an individual customer remain anonymous.


service providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (e.g. coordination, outreach and linking, including but not limited to mailings and events organisation) to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.



As part of services provided, the GO FAIR Foundation would organise or may support organisation of events for communities engaged with the GO FAIR initiative. Depending on the type of event, a registration form linked from this website or sent around by email may be used to collect personal data of the event participants. Extent of and details about processing of the data collected would be defined by the event registration form which also allows for consent of the participant.


external links

In order to provide you with the best possible information, we offer links to third parties’ websites on our website. Whenever it is not obvious that these are external links we will provide an explicit notice. Our organisation cannot control the contents and design of third parties’ websites. Therefore, the guarantees given by this data protection statement do not apply to those websites.



If you send us an e-mail, we will use your e-mail address only for corresponding with you. Your e-mail address will not be used for other purposes or transmitted to third parties. We also advise you that unauthorised access and falsification are possible if e-mails are transmitted without encryption.


Last updated: 05 September 2022

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