Privacy Policy
European Forum of
Farm Animal Breeders

The Society European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders, having its registered office in Brussels at the address Rue de Trèves 61, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium, is responsible for the processing of personal data as shown in this privacy statement. European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders is from now on referred to as EFFAB.

NOTE: There are several levels of maturity regarding compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) following These range from 1-7. To be fully compliant, a maturity level of 7 needs to be reached. EFFAB aims to achieve this. We will, therefore, set goals to move forward to the next level each 6 months or sooner if feasible. Currently EFFAB achieved maturity level 1. This means that EFFAB is aware of the data protection precepts, has a good idea of the boundaries of its accountability and liability. This privacy policy will be continuously updated. 

Latest update: 15-11-2021

1. Personal Data

EFFAB processes your personal data because you use our services and/or because you provide personal data to us yourself.

We process the following personal data :

  • First and last name
  • Company name
  • Office phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Other personal data that you actively provide, e.g. by creating a profile on this website, in correspondence through e-mail and mail, and by telephone.


Personal data that is only processed for employees and steering committee members :

  • Date of birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Address data
  • Bank account number
2. Special category and sensitive data

EFFAB processes the following special category and sensitive personal data:

  • Racial data (e.g. photos)
  • Citizenship number (burgerservicenummer; BSN)  -- only for employees and steering committee members.
3. Purpose and legal basis of personal data processing

EFFAB processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Processing payments
  • Sending newsletters, advertising brochures, and other correspondence with relevant information from the sector.
  • To phone or e-mail you if necessary to carry out our services.
  • To inform you about changes in our modus operandi
  • Give you the opportunity to subscribe to our services.
  • EFFAB also processes personal data if we are legally obliged to do so, such as information that we need for our tax return.


4. Automated decision making

EFFAB does not make decisions on the basis of automated processing operations on matters that can have consequences for people. This statement concerns decisions taken by computer programs of systems, without involving persons, e.g. employees of EFFAB.

5. Retention period

EFFAB does not store your personal data longer than strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected.


6. Sharing data with third parties

If personal data is provided to third parties for other reasons, we will only do this with your explicit permission. In such cases, we will conclude a processing agreement with companies that process data in our assignment to ensure a high level of security and confidentiality of your data. EFFAB remains responsible for these processing operations.


7. Cookies or comparable techniques

EFFAB only uses technical and functional cookies and analytical cookies that do not infringe your privacy. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit our website. The cookies we use are necessary for the technical operation of the website and your ease of use of the website. They ensure that the website works properly and e.g. your preferences. You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser in such way it does not store cookies anymore. In addition, you can also delete all information that was previously saved through the browser settings.


8. View, modify or erase personal data

You are entitled to view, correct or erase your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by EFFAB. Moreover, you are entitled to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal information we have available to you or another organization.

You can send a request to view, correct, delete or transfer your personal data or request to cancel your consent or object to the processing of your personal data to To ensure that the access request has been made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your ID along with the request. Please make the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ), passport number, and citizen number black to protect your privacy. We will respond as quickly as possible, but within four weeks.

EFFAB would also like to point out that you have the opportunity to file a complaint with the national supervisor, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens; AP). This can be done through the following link:


9. Data protection

EFFAB takes appropriate measures to prevent misues, loss, unauthorized access, unqanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not secure or there are indications of abuse, please contact us through