Updated to comply with May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Who we are
The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) is a non-profit organisation devoted to promoting and enhancing the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences communities.
The types of data we collect
The WEMC website (https://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/) places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites. Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high-quality website and browser experience for our visitors and members. Some cookies collect information about browsing and information search behaviour.
Cookies from External Parties
Some of the cookies are placed with the consent of WEMC by third parties with the aim to bring certain products and services to your attention or to give you direct access to social media; Google Maps, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. For the cookies that these external parties place, the information they collect with them and the purpose for which that information is used, we refer to the privacy statements of these parties on their own websites. These statements can change regularly and WEMC has no control over these changes.
As part of the WEMC membership registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect some personal details. We use the information for the following purposes:
- to keep you up to date with news about topics you have selected to learn more about through our work
- to contact you if we need to obtain from you, or provide you with, additional information
- to ensure our records are correct and to occasionally check with you that you are happy and satisfied with the information updates you receive from us
WEMC do not share, rent or trade e-mail lists or any form of personal member information with other organisations and businesses.
WEMC use a third-party provider, Mailerlite, to deliver our newsletter. They are a data processor (as defined by the GDPR) and WEMC is the data controller. Mailerlite gathers statistics around e-mail opening and clicks on links of interest, using standard technologies to monitor and help us improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see Mailerlite’s privacy notice.
Withdrawal of Consent
As a WEMC member you are able to unsubscribe from general mailing lists at any time you choose. This can be done by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our e-mails, or by e-mailing our Data Protection Officer Debbie Woodliffe.
WEMC does not use tracking cookies for commercial purposes.
Access to your personal information
As a WEMC member you have the right to request to, view, amend, and/or delete (also known as the Right to be forgotten) the personal information that we hold on you. Should you wish to exercise this right please e-mail your request to our Data Protection Officer, Louise Cotterill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this Privacy Notice
At WEMC we review our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice at least once a year, more frequently if required. We are committed to keeping our members and site visitors informed of any changes. As a member you will be notified of any changes to our Data Protection Policy or Privacy Notice by e-mail. Site visitors are able to view this information by visiting the WEMC website (https://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/).
The WEMC Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice were last reviewed and updated 22nd May 2018