Who we are
WestMED Initiative, also called WestMED Assistance Mechanism, is a project funded by the European Commission (EASME and DG MARE) that aims to implement the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean.
The website address is: https://www.westmed-initiative.eu.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We save your email when you subscribe to our newsletter. Our Data Protection Notice for receiving the WestMED newsletter is available at https://www.westmed-initiative.eu/data-protection-notice-newsletter/
When you contact via a contact form, we keep your data to reply and provide you the most adapted reply. We may keep your email address to invite to stakeholders conference or any other relevant events that we organise.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Your data is not shared with third parties by the European Commission and the WestMED Assistance Mechanism.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.