Data policy

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE), collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with our website (our website) and where we otherwise obtain or collect information about you. This Privacy Policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) process the personal data transmitted to it in accordance with the legislation in force, and, in particular, Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, applicable from 25 May 2018.

Access to the website implies the User’s full and unreserved acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as well as its general Terms of Use.


This section summarises how we obtain, store and use information about you. It is intended to provide a very general overview only. It is not complete in and of itself and it must be read in conjunction with the corresponding full sections of this Privacy Policy.

Data controller

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE).

How we collect or obtain information about you

  • when you provide it to us by contacting us via e-mail, online form or signing up to our newsletter.

Information we collect

  • IP address,
  • information about your computer or device (e.g. device and browser type),
  • information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you have viewed,
  • the time when you view them and what you clicked on
  • the geographical location from which you accessed our website (based on your IP address).

How we use your information

  • for administrative and business purposes
  • to analyse your use of our website
  • if you have subscribed to our newsletter, to send you the newsletter.

Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary

  • to our service providers with whom we have a data processing agreement in place
  • to fulfil any contracts we enter into with you,
  • where required by law or to enforce our legal rights

Your rights in relation to your information

  • to access your information and to receive information about its use
  • to have your information corrected and/or completed
  • to have your information deleted
  • to restrict the use of your information
  • to receive your information in a portable format
  • to object to the use of your information
  • to withdraw your consent to the use of your information
  • to complain to a supervisory authority

Sensitive personal information

We do not collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’.

Our details

The data controller in respect of our website is Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE).

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) is registered in Belgium.

You can contact our data controller by writing to:

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE)

Philanthropy House, Rue Royale 94, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

or by sending an email to:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the data controller:

Information we collect when you visit our website

We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

Web server log information

We use a third party server to host our website, named, the privacy policy of which is available here. Our website server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as:

  • the pages accessed
  • information requested
  • the date and time of the request
  • the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website)
  • your browser version and operating system

Our server is located in a data centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Use of website server log information for IT security purposes

We collect and store server logs to ensure network and IT security and so that the server and website remain uncompromised. This includes analysing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorised access to our network, the distribution of malicious code, denial of services attacks and other cyber-attacks, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity.

Unless we are investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity, we do not make, nor do we allow, any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs.

Use of website server log information to analyse website use and improve our website

We use the information collected by our website server logs to analyse how our website users interact with our website and its features. For example, we analyse the number of visits and unique visitors we receive, the time and date of the visit, the location of the visit and the operating system and browser used.

We use the information gathered from the analysis of this information to improve our website. For example, we use the information gathered to change the information, content and structure of our website and individual pages based according to what users are engaging most with and the duration of time spent on particular pages on our website.