Privacy Notice


European Spinal Cord Injury Federation (ESCIF) respect your privacy and we realise our responsibility towards your personal data you share with us. We act as a “controller” for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This notice explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy. 

What personal data do we collect?

Use of the personal data on our websites ( will only arise in connection with the services you requested (e.g. Newsletter subscription, Congress registration). If we use your personal information for research and analysis, we will always keep you anonymous unless you have agreed that your personal information can be used for that research. The data will be deleted as soon as it is assumed to be of no further use.

Regarding the service you request we may use following data:

  • First and last name
  • Title
  • Official position
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Fax
  • Organisation membership
  • Wheelchair type
  • Special dietary needs
  • Allergies
  • Needs for a mobile lift
  • Needs for a special bathroom equipment

These data are collected during your registration for ESCIF Congress or when you opt-in for ESCIF Newsletter. 

ESCIF Congresses are organised together with our member organisations, therefore the co-organisator of each congress is the third party which ESCIF share your personal data with. The co-organisators in turn may share some of your information with others to be able plan, carry out and evaluate the congress. For example, they might need to share your name, dietary needs or phone number with the hotel to be able to book your stay there.

What rights do you have?

This is a brief overview of your rights. You can read the overall wording here.

Right to information

This right gives you the ability to ask us for the information about what personal data we use and why.

Right of access

You have the right to be provided with a copy of your personal data we use.

Right to rectification

You have the right to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data.

Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to require us to restrict processing of your personal data.

Right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Right to object automated processing

This right provides you with the ability to object to a decision based on automated processing.

Right to erasure

You have the right to ask us for deletion of your personal data.

Right for data portability

You have the right to ask us to transfer your personal data.

Do you have questions?

You can contact us regarding this Privacy Notice or your personal data:

c/o Swiss Paraplegic Association

Kantonstrasse 40
CH-6207 Nottwil