Course Organizer's Privacy Notice

PRIVACY POLICY FOR "FEBS Advanced Course 2023 Computational Approaches to Understanding and Engineering Enzyme Catalysis "

This privacy policy (Privacy Policy) sets out the ways in which we, Aleksandra Maršavelski and Outi Lampela, may collect and use your personal information in connection with this Advanced Course.

Our contact details are:

Name: Aleksandra Maršavelski, Address: Horvatovac 102a, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Contact email: 

Name: Outi Lampela, Address: Biocenter Oulu and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, PO Box 5400, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Contact email:

We currently collect and process the following information (most of which is provided directly by you):
• Contact details (for example, name and email address);
• Demographic information (for example, age and/or other information that may identify you as an individual);
• Correspondence with you (for example, we may keep a record of any correspondence with you in relation to the query);
• Photographs (for example, we may take photographs of the connected participants);
• Recordings (for example, we may take recordings of virtual events with your consent).

Additional Information
• We also have access to information about you which you upload to the FEBS Advanced Courses Website as part of the application/registration process for the event. We process this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for the purposes described herein. However, please also view the FEBS Privacy Policy linked from the Advanced Courses Website for more information about how your personal information on the Advanced Courses Website is processed separately by FEBS.

We use the information that you have given us in order to:
• provide you with information and support about the Advanced Course you have applied to attend;
• assess your application to attend an Advanced Course;
• administer your participation in the Advanced Course, including processing your registration fee, handling submitted materials such as abstracts, and managing dietary requests;
• comply with applicable laws and regulations;
• if you are photographed as part of any onsite or virtual events, your image or likeness may be used in promotional material;
• if you are filmed or recorded as part of any onsite or virtual events, your image or likeness may be used (with your consent) when we display the recorded content on the website, or use the recorded content, or part of it, in promotional material;

We may share this information with:
• The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) as part of our reporting and funding obligations or for use by FEBS in reporting or promotion of its Advanced Courses program;

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
• Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us at the details provided above.
• We have a contractual obligation.
• We have a legal obligation.
• We have a legitimate interest or where a third party has legitimate interests.
Where we use your information for our legitimate interests, or the legitimate interests of a third party, we make sure that we take into account any potential impact that such use may have on you and will not rely on this lawful basis where it is not proportionate to do so. If you have any concerns about our processing please refer to details of “Your Data Protection Rights” below.


We are established in Zagreb, Croatia.

We take steps to ensure that the personal information that you provide is retained for only as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. After this period it will be deleted or in some cases anonymised.

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

• Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
• Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
• Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
• Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
• Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
• Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
• You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at the contact details above if you wish to make a request.

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please let us know by using the contact details above.
We hope to be able to resolve any complaints with you directly. However, if you are not happy with the steps we have taken, you can also complain to the relevant supervisory authority being:

Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman

Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency
Selska Cesta 136
10000 Zagreb
Tel. +385 1 4609 000
Fax +385 1 4609 099

Date updated: January 27, 2023

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