Contact/Privacy Policy

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Address and Contact

Please send inquiries to office@ this domain.org or via email to:

Central Bank Research Association

University of Basel, Faculty of Business and Economics

Chair of Macroeconomics, Office 4.38

Peter Merian-Weg 6

4002 Basel, Switzerland

Tax Exemption and Bylaws

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Privacy Policy

The Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA.org) privacy policy sets out what information we collect when you use our family of sites, how we process it, how we use it, and, how you can access it or request access to what we store.

Your data – what we collect and store

None of the data we collect about you is considered ‘sensitive’ under Swiss or EU law.

We collect only the data that you enter when signing up as a member of for our newsletter (first name, last name, email address, affiliation, research interests, geographic chapter, and whether you would like to be actively involved in our activities):

http://cebra.org/join/

We use mail chimp and google analytics (anonymized compliant with EU law) to reach out to you, receive your paper submissions, and track usage of our websites.

By voluntarily creating an account, you are consenting to the storage and use of your data for the purposes of using the CEBRA Websites.

We also use ‘Cookies’, which store your user privileges locally on your browser, to enable us to provide the correct content for you. When you log in to our servers, we automatically record information that is sent to us by your browser (including from mobile devices). This data includes the date and time of your visit, your IP address, the address of the web pages you visited whilst on our site, and the type of browser you used. We use Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Google Analytics provides us with aggregated usage data that is not identifiable to an individual user account

You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information.

Minors

We do not restrict the use of our website to users above a certain age because we feel that none of our content contains themes that could be deemed harmful to young people.

Cookies

The CEBRA website and portal use cookies and temporary session data to allow both access to the site and access to some resources on the site e.g. to downloads of eBooks.  If you would like to read more about why and how we use cookies, please read google analytic’s cookie policy.

How we use your information

We use your information in the following ways:

  1. To reach out to you and provide you with access to the website
  2. To record your involvement with CEBRA’s activities, i.e. submissions
  3. To provide you and CEBRA with a record of service usage, e.g. attendance at events and academic paper submission
  4. To provide you and CEBRA with a record of website usage, e.g. downloads
  5. To keep the website and portal secure
  6. To communicate with you when you request it, e.g. a customer query, To communicate with you in the event of a technical or security issue, To communicate with you about other areas or services of CEBRA that you may be interested in, e.g. academic meetings and events
  7. To comply with any lawful request for data

Some communications about your account, concerning security or for other administrative reasons, cannot be opted out of as they are necessary to provide you with secure access to the website and portal. A good example is a password reset or security issue.

We can also close your account at your request and delete your data.

Bulk email

In order to comply with internationally accepted best practice and with the law, we use MailChimp to send updates regarding our events or other activities to our registered users.  MailChimp is certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  By creating an account you accept that your data may be held by MailChimp outside of the EU. You have the right to opt out of these emails and have your data deleted. Any email you receive from us via MailChimp will give you the facility to unsubscribe.

Sharing and Disclosure

We do not share your information with, or sell to, third parties unless:

  1.  It is due to a lawful request under Swiss law e.g. a court order.
  2.  It is to protect CEBRA or enforce our rights in the event of a dispute or security breach

If you have any questions about our data or privacy policy, please contact us at office “at” CEBRA dot org.