Privacy policy


ESPGHAN is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We adhere to the Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) together with any disclaimers set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us, or that is provided to us relating to you (“Data”) by any means will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our use of personal data. Please note that the Policy relates only to living individuals in relation to personal data relating directly to themselves, and not to persons in any other capacity. The society holds the data of people who have chosen to become members of the society or to participate in ESPGHAN related activities. Members receive certain benefits as a result, and personal data is used only in relation to these benefits and are not passed to any other people or organisations not involved in the execution of these. This is also true for non-members who participate in ESPGHAN related events, with data used only for the specific purpose for which it was given.

What data do we collect?
We collect names, professional titles, email addresses, addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth (for membership), places of work and photographs. This is done mostly through submission of Membership applications and applications for ESPGHAN related activities.

Security and where we store your data
All personal data is stored on a secure electronic content management system. Where possible and practical, we try to avoid holding any physical copies of data at all. Where we do hold physical copies, these are stored and destroyed securely.

Uses made of your personal data
We use your personal data that we hold:
– In the legitimate interest of membership benefits (newsletter mailing, Annual Meeting information and registration, voting rights, receipt of JPGN, dissemination of scientific and research related information, applications for ESPGHAN Membership).
– In the planning of educational events and other ESPGHAN related activities.
– To comply with legislation.

Your rights
As an individual, under EU law you have certain rights to apply to us to provide information or make amendments to how we process data relating to you. These rights apply in certain circumstances and are set out below:
– The right to access data relating to you (‘access right’).
– The right to rectify/correct data relating to you (‘right to rectification’).
– The right to object to processing of data relating to you (‘right to object’).
– The right to restrict the processing of data relating to you (‘right to restriction’).
– The right to erase/delete data relating to you (i.e. the “right to erasure”).
– The right to ‘port’ certain data relating to you from one organisation to another (‘right to data portability’).

How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please contact us at If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us and we will correct or update any information as soon as possible.

You can, in accordance with your rights as mentioned above, request your data to be erased or you can restrict the processing of data related to you by contacting us at

Changes to this policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes on our website so that you can see what information we gather, how we use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it.

If you would like to lodge a complaint about any of the ESPGHAN privacy policies or how ESPGHAN controls your data, please contact us at or write to:


This website is hosted by Tinext. This statement tells you how The European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

Automated Collection of Personal Information
As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

Non-automated Collection
Where you are required under this website to provide personal data this data will be used for the following purposes: Maintenance of membership database Access to specific areas of the site

Third Party Access
Your personal data that you have provided will not be sent to other third parties and will remain confidential. Links to other websites: Our internet sites contain links to other websites. ESPGHAN is not responsible for data privacy policies and/or practices on other websites and we have no influence as to whether the operators of other websites act in compliance with data protection provisions. Our privacy policy is solely applicable to data collected by us.
Visibility of your personal data for other users: By giving your consent to the use and processing of your data you agree to the publication of your data (e.g. name, address, email address) to other users so that they become visible to them. Each member within their profile has the option to opt of their information being visible should they wish.

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Credit Card Details
Payments for membership will in due course be processed by Wirecard. Your personal details are entered directly into the Wirecard website and are not collected by ESPGHAN. Information about your payment will be forwarded by Wirecard to ESPGHAN in order to process your membership.

Changes to this Statement
This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

If you have any queries relating to the privacy statement then please contact the ESPGHAN Office at

Upon registration for online access to services provided on our website, you are giving consent to this privacy policy and agree to it. You are entitled to withdraw this consent at any time at your own unfettered discretion by sending us an Email at Please note, that in case of such withdrawn of your consent to this privacy policy we are no longer in the position to provide you the services available on our website.