Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This statement covers your use of our Site and any other interaction you may have with ECSDA aisbl (European Central Securities Depositories Association).

The privacy policy is intended to inform you, in a transparent manner and for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, about the data we collect, the purpose for collecting it, the way we use it and the rights you have regarding the processing, modification and deletion of your data. Please read the following information carefully.

By accessing any part of this Site, or otherwise using our services, you acknowledge that we may collect, use and transfer your personal information as described in this policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please do not continue to access this Site or use our services. If we ask for your consent to a particular use of your information on this Site or otherwise and you give that consent, that use will also be covered by this policy. We recognise the need to treat any information you provide in an appropriate and lawful manner.

How we can collect your data
We may collect your information from multiple sources:
1) when you subscribe to our public email alerts via the Site;
2) when you register one of our events;
3) when you visit the site (you can access and use our Site without providing us with your personal data);
4) when you ask to access and access to the secured pages of the ECSDA Website;
5) when you participate in one of our surveys, register for meetings via online tools;
6) when you give us your business card;
7) when you write or otherwise communicate with us;
8) when you provide us with information orally; or
9) via websites and public records where your data is given to allow for contacts.

We may occasionally work with third parties, who may collect personal information from you and pass it on to us.
Where this is the case the third party is responsible for obtaining the relevant consents from you to ensure you are happy with the ways in which your personal data will be used.

What is collected
The following personal data may be collected: name, email address, job title, organization and country, phone numbers and information provided when you register for meetings and events, such as dietary requirements.

We may also automatically collect technical information when you visit or otherwise use our site, such as your IP address, and information about your visit, such as the pages that you viewed. (For more, please see our cookie disclosure.)

By disclosing your information to us via methods such as those listed above, you acknowledge the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by ECSDA in the manner set out in this privacy policy.

How we use your personal data

  • Password request: If you’re asked for some information when you apply for a password to secure pages, it’s used to generate and communicate password and other pertinent information relating to your account to you.
  • User Type: The information you provide us with may also be used to help us identify the type of user you are, for example whether you are a representative of a member institution or a non-member.
  • Compliance with Laws and Regulations: We, or our third party service providers, may disclose information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or relevant involved authorities.
  • Sending communications: If you have consented, in a course of a direct business relation, or if we are otherwise entitled to do so, your contact information may be used to send you information about ECSDA or any of its associated third parties’ services to you by email. You may opt out of receiving communications from us or our associated third parties by
    1) contacting us at ; or
    2)following the instructions in the relevant communication.

Data Accuracy and Retention
We do our best to ensure that all personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please assist us in keeping your information as accurate as possible by updating us whenever anything changes or if ever the email has reached you by mistake using the following page:

Our privacy policy does not apply to third party websites that may be accessible through links from our Site (and we do not accept responsibility or liability for the way in which your personal data is processed by the operators of any such third party websites). We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those third parties to learn how they collect and use information about you before using our sites or providing any personal data about yourself. Please also see our Terms of Use in this respect.

Your rights
We will usually inform you (before collecting your information) if we intend to disclose your information to any third party. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by contacting us at

Accessing and updating your information
You have the right to see the information we hold about you and to ask us to:
1) make any changes to ensure that any information we hold about you is accurate and up to
2) delete or stop processing any information we hold about you where there is no longer a legal ground for us to hold it; or
3) in some cases, transfer any information we hold about you to a specified third party. If you wish to do this, please contact us using the contact details set out below.

Security, data transfers outside of the EEA and data retention
We take steps to protect your information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will only keep your information for as long as we reasonably require and, in any event, only for as long as Data Protection Legislation allows.
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy and the Data Protection Legislation. This means that we will only transfer your information to third parties that
1) are in countries that have been confirmed by the European Commission to provide adequate protection to personal information; or
2) have agreed to provide all protections to your personal information as set out in the Data Protection Legislation.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Password Security
The registration processes on our Site may involve you giving a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account ECSDA provided you and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to :
1) immediately notify ECSDA of any unauthorised use of your password or account and any other breach of security;
2) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. ECSDA cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this obligation.

This Privacy Statement may be subject to updates or amendments, which are made available on our website. We encourage you to periodically review it to ensure that you are still happy with it. This Privacy Statement is effective from May 25, 2018.
If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact