Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:


     Office Staff

If you contact us you agree in transmitting your name, email-address and other personal data to CMAS-Europe. We shall use these data only to answer your questions/requests. We only store your data for this process. We shall only store your data for a longer time if you agree after getting information about the purpose of storing your data. We respect the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.    


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data protection

As far as we collect data from you, e.g. via the contact form provided below, CMAS-Europe informs you as follows:

  1. Responsible person regarding data collection is the President of CMAS-Europe.
  2. The purpose of the collection and processing is to communicate with you. If there is communication with third parties who receive your data, a separate instruction will be made to obtain your consent.
  3. The legal basis is a) a relationshib initiation contract, b) if applicable, the contractual relationship at a later date, c) legally binding principles – eg. in accounting (proof to tax office and other authorities). d) own legal interest in the execution of the relationship.
  4. The data is stored (archived) at least for the duration of the relationship and thereafter for the duration of the statutory retention obligation for manual files and the duration of a non-statute-barred tax liability.
  5. You have the right to obtain information from the persons responsible about personal data concerning you, as well as to rectification or deletion or to restrict processing or a right to object to the processing and the right of data transferability – insofar as this does not violate any mandatory rights.
  6. You have the right to revoke the consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation;
  7. You have the right to call the supervisory authority at any time (right of appeal), if you believe that your data is being illegally collected and processed.
  8. To the extent that the provision of personal information is required by law, contract or conclusion, you will be separately advised as to whether you are required to provide personal information and what the potential consequences of non-provisioning would be
  9. Automatic decision making (e.g., profiling) will not be performed by us