Privacy Policy

Our privacy values:

1. We will only use your data to facilitate membership and improve your experience
2. We will protect your data like it’s our own
3. You decide what and how you hear from us
4. If we don’t need it, we’ll delete it
5. Your privacy is our priority

Protecting Your Privacy

EFEE strongly values the privacy of its clients and is committed to protect your personal data (i.e. information that identifies you) as though it were our own. If you have any questions about how we protect your privacy, get in touch here:

One of your rights under EU law – the GDPR – is that you must be informed when your personal data – also known as personal information – is processed (collected, used, stored) by any organisation. You also have the right to know the details and purpose of that processing.

This privacy policy describes our practices related to the processing of personal data, including that relating to the personal data of members who have registered for their membership.

For all services relating to EFEE Membership the company that’s responsible for your privacy is the EFEE, European Federation of Explosives Engineers with its address at

Stutterheimstraße 16-18/Stiege 2/Etage 5/ Top5; 1150 Wien

We assure you that we will only use and disclose any personal data collected from you in accordance with the manner set out in this policy.

Information we collect

Most of the personal information which we collect about you is collected through our registration process in order for us to provide you with your EFEE Membership.

Such personal information will be requested from you when you fill in the registration form physically or online through our website If you send us emails, then the personal data we process will depend on what you send us in the email.

The information we collect from you normally includes the following:

1. Name and Surname
2. Address
3. Employer
4. Email address
5. Mobile number
6. Landline number
7. Your company website address
8. Short description of your job and qualifications

How & why we use your information

We use your information in a number of different ways — what we do with it then depends on the information and the purpose for which we collected it.

1. Your name and contact details are used for sending out an invoice each year for your membership fee. It is also used to send out information such as the newsletter, SAFEX information, event information, membership benefits, questionnaires, information on relevant Committee, Board, Council and AGM meetings to your e-mail address.

Retention Periods

• We will hold on to your information for no longer than you stay as a member in EFEE.

Sharing your information

We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address, email address.

1. However, we share your data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide our services to you, as set out in this statement:

o Event Organisers and National Associations responsible for arranging the EFEE World Conference on Explosives and Blasting.

o On the EFEE website Member Section we show your name, company affiliation, phone number and e-mail address for other members that log in.

2. If we ever have to share data with entities that are outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will be sure to do so in a manner that complies with the requirements established by the GDPR.

Marketing Messages

The personal data you provide is solely used to administer European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) Membership including benefits and services. We do not share your details with those outside of the organisation for marketing purposes. Where third party involvement is necessary for managing membership services we have taken steps, including, where possible, appropriate contractual agreements, to ensure that all such entities keep your data confidential and secure.

Your rights

You have several rights relating to your personal information:

(i) The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used;

We need to be clear with you about how we process your personal data. We do this through this Privacy Policy, which we will keep as up to date as possible.

(ii) The right to access the personal information we hold about you;

You can access the personal data we hold on you by contacting us

To process your request, we will ask you to send us proof of identity so that we can be sure we are releasing your personal data to the right person.

We will carry out our best efforts to process your request within one month or, if the request is particularly complex, two months. We can provide you with a copy of your personal data in electronic format or hard copy.

(iii) The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you;

We appreciate feedback from you to ensure our records are accurate and up-to-date.

If you think that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete please ask us tocorrect it by sending an email to

(iv) The right to request that we delete your data;

You can ask us to delete your personal data.

When you ask us to delete your personal data, we assume that you do not want to stay as an EFEEMember any longer.

We will always comply with your request and do so promptly. We would carry out our best efforts to notify any third parties with whom we have shared your personal data about your request so that they could also comply.

Security of your Personal Data

Security of your personal data is very important to us.

Where it’s appropriate, our website uses HTTPS to help keep information about you secure. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.

You may complete a registration process when you sign up to use parts of the websites.

This mayinclude the creation of a username, password and/or other identification information. Any such details should be kept confidential by you and should not be disclosed to or shared with anyone. Where you do disclose any of these details, you are solely responsible for all activities undertaken where they are used.

Whenever you create a password, then to protect your account you should choose a strong password, meaning it should be lengthy and include a mixture of letters and numbers with mix of CAPS.

We do our best to keep the information you disclose to us secure. However, we can’t guarantee or warrant the security of any information which you send to us.

Security measures which have implemented to secure information transmitted over our website orstored on our systems include the following:

  • Use of secure servers;
  • Use of firewalls;
  • Use of encryption;
  • Physical access controls at data centres;
  • Information access controls;
  • Use of back-up systems.

Please understand, however, that no system is perfect or can guarantee that unauthorised access or theft will not occur.

Changes to how we protect your privacy

Our website is continually under review – new functions and features are periodically added and improved to interface, thus changes to our privacy policy may be required from time to time. We encourage you to check our privacy policy on a frequent basis.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites which are not controlled by us. We are not responsible for the collection or use of your personal information from these third-party websites.

Therefore, we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

How to contact us

We are always happy to hear from you, whether to suggest but especially if you feel we can do better. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to make a complaint about how we have handled your personal information, please contact us at

We welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please sendan email to