Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat
Kalkkaai 6
1000 Brussels

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If you have any doubt or question regarding this privacy policy, please email us at:

Legal info

This website is managed and maintained by the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat (EU Islands Secretariat) consortium, composed of 3E, DNV-GL, Th!nkE, RdA and Steinbeis 2i.  

Legal disclaimer

The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

Privacy of our email lists

We maintain e-mail lists to keep interested, eligible individuals informed about important topics, and individuals must affirmatively request to join them.
We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the email addresses of our list subscribers to anyone other than those whom we authorize. We do not divulge any email address registered from the Website.

However, we are not the author of this software, and are not responsible for any failures in the software to preserve subscriber anonymity.

Opting out and modifying information

Subscribers to our e-mail list may terminate their subscriptions via a link at the bottom of each email sent from, or by contacting

This privacy policy sets out how the EU Islands Secretariat uses and protects any information you provide when you use this website. Your personal data will be collected in accordance with this privacy statement and further processed for the purposes detailed hereafter.

What do we collect?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us to ask a question or gain more information about our activities, or when you subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter.

The personal information we collect might include

  • For the newsletter: your first and last name, e-mail address, the organization/association/company you work with (if applicable), the country you live in, the island you live on (if applicable)
  • By using the website: IP address and information regarding what pages you access on our website, and when.

If you have agreed to be part of the EU Island Secretariat’s mailing lists, you have the ability to unsubscribe at any time.

What we do with the information we gather?

If you have given your written consent to receive the Secretariat’s newsletters, you will receive the newsletter, including information that has direct links to the Secretariat’s activities.

If you have given your written consent to receive invitations to our events, you will receive invitations and accompanying information around the Secretariat’s events.

If you have contacted via e-mail, we will share the specific information you requested with you.

Our website may further gather information on what webpages you visit and when, as well as your IP address.

Who has access to your information?

We will never share your personal information with third parties unless we have your written permission. We use IT-solutions of third parties such as Mailchimp, Google Analytics and Drupal. Each of those parties has committed to be compliant with the GDPR-regulation.

Our website may contain links to websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites, even if you access them using links from our website.

How can you control your personal contact details?

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. At any time, you are entitled to check and correct your personal data that is stored by our organisation.

You can update your subscription preferences and personal information at any given point by contacting us via e-mail at


We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Remember however that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Cookie Policy

Visit our Cookie Policy page to learn more about our used cookies.

Matomo (formerly "Piwik")

Our website uses Matomo (formerly "PIWIK"), an open source software to analyze the use of our website. All data collected through Matomo is stored at our own server - no data is given to third parties.

In order for us to provide the best possible experience on our website, we need to collect and process certain types of information. Depending on your use of our services, this may include:

  • Usage data — when you visit our site, we will store: the website from which you were redirected to our website, the parts of our site you visit, the date and duration of your visit, your anonymised IP address, information on the device you use to visit our website (device type, operating system, screen resolution, language, country you are located in, and web browser type), and more. We process this usage data in Matomo Analytics for statistical purposes, to improve our site and to recognize and stop any misuse.
  • Cookies — we use cookies (small data files transferred onto computers or devices by sites) for record-keeping purposes and to enhance functionality on our site. This cookie is valid for one weak. You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time.
  • Create an account — when you sign up for the platform, we may ask you to provide us with information such as your name, email address and details about your organization. As otherwise detailed in this Privacy Policy, we will solely process this information to provide you with the service you signed up for. No data will be shared with third parties.

The legal basis for our choice of analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the analysis and optimization of our website.
We use Matomo with the anonymization function "Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs". This anonymization feature truncates your IP address by two bytes, making it impossible to associate with you or the Internet connection you are using.

If you do not agree with this data processing, you can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. For more information, read the "Cookies" section above or you can use the opt out link below.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users. Please also note that you will need to repeat the opt-out process every time you delete the cookies stored on your device.

Click here to opt out.


General Disclaimer

This Policy was last updated on 2 November 2018. We are entitled to review this policy on a regular basis. We encourage you to visit and review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you agree with any changes or updates. We will post our revised privacy notice on our website and update the ‘Revision Date’ to reflect the date of the changes.