Privacy policy and cookies

1. Introduction

This privacy policy (the Privacy Policy) applies to the website run by Clara PONSATÍ OBIOLS (we). Clara PONSATÍ OBIOLS, member of the EU Parliament will be the controller of the personal data you provide on this website.

We value your privacy and this Privacy Policy sets out how we process any personal data that you provide us with. Personal data is any information that can (directly or indirectly) identify you.

The processing of your personal data is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the GDPR).

2. How we process your personal data

The table below sets out what personal data are collected, for what purposes, to which categories of data subjects these personal data refer, the retention period and the legal ground:

Purpose of Processing Category of Data Subject Type of Personal Data Legal Ground Retention Period
Send e-mail to members of the European Commission in your name informing them of a rule of law violation. Website visitor Name
E-mail address
Postal code
Consent Until five (5) years after the visitor provided his/her data
Send e-mails to invite website visitors to participate in other initiatives Website visitor that that provided his/her data Name
E-mail address
Postal code
Consent Until two (2) years after the last contact initiated by the data subject took place.

If you do not provide the personal data set out above, then we will not be able to send e-mails on your behalf to the members of the Commission. However, you will be able to browse the website.

3. Data sharing

In connection with the purposes described above in Section 2 (How we process your personal data), we may need to share your personal data with third parties. These third parties include the following processors or partners:

  • the EU Commission, as the Rule of Law violations that are submitted will be communicated to the EU Commission;
  • external third party service providers:
    • our hosting provider, Combell;
    • our submission form provider, SendinBlue;
    • our website builder, SiteLabs, S.L.
    • professional advisors, such as lawyers may receive access if needed.

4. Transfer of personal data

If personal data is being transferred from the European Economic Area to a country outside of it, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data to standards which are equivalent to the standards contained in this Privacy Policy. In such case, we will remain responsible for the processing of your personal data and will take the necessary measures to protect the processing thereof (through for example Standard Contractual Clauses and an appropriate transfer impact assessment).

At the moment no personal data are transferred outside of the EEA.

5. Data subject rights

As a data subject, you enjoy the following rights, subject to legal conditions as set out in the GDPR, vis-à-vis us:

  • Right to information. You have to right to request from us information regarding the processing. This information will include the legal ground, the legitimate interests, the storage period, the right to data portability, the possibility to withdraw consent, the right to lodge a complaint, the data source and mechanisms for international data transfers;
  • Right of access. You have the right to, upon your request, obtain certainty about the processing of their personal data, information regarding the processing and access to your personal data;
  • Right to rectification. You have the right to, upon your request, correct incorrect personal data, complete personal data and notify recipients to whom personal data were provided of the rectification;
  • Right of erasure. You have the right to, upon your request, have your personal data erased, in certain circumstances, taking into account that the data which appears in this website is public knowledge and comes from open sources and public entities that have opened them for general knowledge, and for which we have no responsibility of any kind, given that we have only compiled the information that which was already openly accessible, in several websites of media outlets and official websites of public entities;
  • Right to restriction of processing. You have the right to, upon your request, obtain restriction of the processing of your personal data, and in case of restriction, limit the processing to storage;
  • Right to data portability. You have the right to, upon your request, be provided with your personal data, which you can reuse as you wish. In that case, we have the obligation to transfer personal data directly to another controller;
  • Right to object. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on certain grounds and with certain purposes; and the right to at all times object the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
  • Right to withdraw consent. In case you have given your consent to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time;
  • Automated individual decision-making, including profiling. You have the right to, in case of automated individual decision-making, obtain human intervention, give your point of view, receive an explanation for the automated decision, and challenge that decision; and
  • Lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint at any time with the competent supervisory authority. In Belgium, the competent supervisory authority is the Belgian Data Protection Authority: Lodge a complaint | Autorité de protection des données Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit ( and in Spain the competent supervisory authority is the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos: Sede Electrónica – Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (

6. Technical and organisational measures

We have in place appropriate technical and organisational measures in order to prevent or act against any unauthorized and unlawful processing or disclosure, as well as accidental loss, modification or destruction of personal data. Before the introduction of new methods of data processing, particularly new IT systems, technical and organisational measures to protect personal data will be defined and implemented by us. These measures will be based on the state of the art, the risks of processing, and the need to protect the personal data. Furthermore, these technical and organisational measures for protecting personal data will be regularly adjusted to the technical developments and organisational changes.

Personal data will be processed on a strictly “need to know basis” meaning personal data will only be processed and employees will only have access to personal data when appropriate and necessary for the type and scope of the task in question. Employees are forbidden to use personal data for their own private or commercial purposes, to disclose it to unauthorized persons, or to make it available in any other way.

7. Cookie policy

Our website does not use cookies to distinguish you from other users. Cookies help to provide you with a good experience when you browse websites and also improves websites.

If you wish to remove cookies placed on your device by any website or stop any website placing further cookies on your device you can do this at any time (learn how to do this below), however restricting all cookies is likely to mean that a website will not work as you would expect and certain functionalities may be inoperable.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. The following cookies exist:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website or make use of payment services;
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. This helps to improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies are used to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited a site, how they reached a site, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when a website is not working as it should for particular technologies), how long visitors spend on the site, what page visitors look at etc. This helps to continuously improve websites;
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to a site. This enables to personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region);
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to a site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information will be used to make awebsite and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. This information may also be shared with third parties for this purpose but only if you consent to such sharing;
  • Social Website Cookies. So you can easily share our content, we have included sharing buttons on our website for certain social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. These cookies are set by the third party social media sites to which they relate, including:
    • Facebook;
    • Twitter;
    • Whatsapp;
    • Telegram
    • The privacy implications vary from social media website to social media website and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these sites. Please refer to the social media site’s privacy and cookies policy for more information.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used in the table below:

Cookie Cookie Duration Type of Cookie Purpose

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks, other gambling operators and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

8. Contact

If you have any questions, remarks, or would exercise any of your rights, please e-mail us at

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will do so by posting the updated version on our website. When we publish changes to our Privacy Policy, we will change the date and version number of the “last update” of our Privacy Policy. Significant changes will be notified on our homepage. Nevertheless, we encourage you to regularly review our Privacy Policy.