Citizens Take Over Europe’s privacy policy was last updated on April 24th, 2020.

Who is collecting your data

Citizens Take Over Europe is a website hosted by Alternatives Européennes.
We, Alternatives Européennes (Alternatives Européennes, association under the French law of 1901 | 16 rue Boursault, 75017 Paris, France | | hereafter “EA”) would like to be completely transparent on why we need the personal details we request when you support us and how we will use them.
EA is a non-profit organization promoting democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation-state. The data processing in connection with the use of our website serves us to enable you to use the website technically. We understand data protection as part of our commitment to a participatory and inclusive society.
The following Privacy Policy provides information on how we may collect, retain, process, share, store otherwise handle data about you when you visit the website of Citizens Take Over Europe. We process your data in compliance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Legislation (hereafter “GDPR”), which came into force on May 25th, 2018.
In order to ensure the highest possible security of your data, we use technical tools which are compliant with the GDPR. Nevertheless, your data on the internet can never be fully protected against access by third parties, for example, your emails sent to us may contain security vulnerabilities. We recommend you to use the necessary technical tools to protect your privacy online.
As mentioned above, we must however collect personal data (see details under “When and why do we collect your data”) to enable you to use our Sites and associated services. You have the option not to disclose or provide us incomplete data to use the Sites. However, we might not be able to provide you with the Sites and associated services, in full or not at all.

Who is handling your data

Only EA employees who are entrusted with the technical administration, maintenance and further development of the Sites, have access to your personal data. In the event that you request information about your data in writing or by email, the EA employees having the responsibility of providing this information may access your data. EA employees will not, under any circumstances, share your data with anyone for any purpose and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to EA.

Since EA also uses external service providers (netcup GmbH | Daimlerstraße 25, 76185 Karlsruhe, Germany | Contact: | for hosting and the maintenance of its IT systems, these could also gain access to your personal data as part of their activities.
If you have registered for a newsletter, employees of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, operating Mailchimp (, an American marketing automation platform and an email marketing service, can also access the personal data you have provided.

If you have answered to a form linked to our website, employees of Google, LLC (, an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, can also access the personal data you have provided.

Finally, employees of the social networks whose plugins we have included on our website (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, Instagram, see below) can also gain access to your personal data.

When and why do we collect your data

We collect information when you:

  • Sign up for our newsletter,
  • Interact with our Citizens Take Over Europe and our social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Purpose for data collection: Sending you regular information about Citizens Take Over Europe and its actions
Legal basis: Consent. Consent means offering you real choice and control.

We have one promotion email: our newsletter which includes updates and information about Citizens Take Over Europe, our partners, new articles and publications, press releases, upcoming events.

How do we collect your data for sending you newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter via our dedicated form, we collect:

  • first name (not compulsory)
  • last name (not compulsory)
  • email address
  • consent to receive the newsletter

We use technical tools such as Mailchimp to send you promotional emails. When registering for a newsletter, your IP address, the date and time of registration and the data you entered in the input mask are collected and transmitted to us via SSL-encryption. We will ask for your consent on the website.

Mailchimp (, operated by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, is an American marketing automation platform and an email marketing service that we use to send our newsletters

Contact: The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA
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How you can change your communication choices

If you request to receive no further contact from us, at any stage, our emails already contain a link to end immediately your subscriptions to the newsletter and/or to members updates. When you unsubscribe, we will keep your email address, your first name (if you have provided it in our forms), your last name (if you have provided it in our forms) up to 5 years in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future.
To permanently request the deletion of your data, please send an e-mail to You have the right to access, rectify or erase your processed personal data. Unless you unsubscribe from our newsletter, or erase your data, we keep your information for as long as we need to send you our newsletter and/or member updates.