SPECIFIC PRIVACY STATEMENT – African Students and Alumni Forum Community


As the Commission service collects and further processes personal data, it is subject to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (Text with EEA relevance).


The Directorate-General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (DG EAC) is in charge of the policy part of the African Students and Alumni Forum (ASAF). Over the years it is expected that more people who have benefited from EU funded mobility programmes want to join ASAF. Being able to contact past and present beneficiaries enables the Commission to conduct surveys and follow their careers, thus assessing the impact of its programmes in the long term. Such assessment is both an obligation and a useful policy tool allowing ASAF to improve. It also allows registered users to network amongst themselves.

Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

Access to your personal data is granted to selected European Commission personnel. With your agreement, other ASAF members will be able to see your contact information and other relevant information you chose to make public.

How do we protect and safeguard your information?

The collected personal data is saved on servers of an external IT company acting as a data processor under contract for the European Commission (EC). The company shall act only on instructions from the European Commission; shall comply with the obligations set out in the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

In case you wish to verify, update, or modify the personal data stored by ASAF, please log in as a member, go to your profile page and make use of the ‘Edit profile’ and/or ‘Edit account’. For further assistance you can contact the Community Manager: community@asaf.africa

Contact information

For any questions related to your rights, feel free to contact ASAF, explicitly specifying your request. Users can contact the Controller by sending an email to community@asaf.africa.
Any information relating to processing of your personal data is detailed in the register of the Data Protection Officer of the Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/dataprotectionofficer/register/index.cfm?TargetURL=D REGISTER

Technical Support

ASAF Service Provider: it-support@asaf.africa
Hotline: +49 221 139319-0
(Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 18:00 hrs CET)


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