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Privacy Protection

The privacy policy of the European Blues Union (EBU) is outlined below. Our wish is to be as transparent as possible and we assure you that we won’t do anything nefarious with your Personal Data. We only use the data for the specified purpose as described in article 3 of the EBU statutes. We will not share your Personal Data with any third parties.

We do collect anonymous IP address information for the sake of site traffic analytics. Any such information is only collected and stored by Google analytics and is subject to their privacy policy.


Privacy Policy

Insofar as the EBU website offers the opportunity to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses, pictures, video and audio files), these data are at all times disclosed by the user on an explicitly voluntary basis and solely for the desired purpose as described in article 3 of the EBU statutes. The data are processed strictly in accordance with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (GDPR). Mandatorily required data are of course identified as such. Your Personal Data are stored exclusively for the desired purposes. Except for internal use and distribution of the updated active members list amongst the EBU active members, your data are treated in confidence and will not be passed on to third parties. Nor are your data linked in any way with the access data referred to above. On request, you will be provided at any time with details of the nature and extent of the data stored with a personal reference to yourself. In addition, in accordance with the law, you have the right to have your Personal Data corrected, blocked or deleted.


What data do we store?

The EBU only stores your Personal Data relevant to your activity with us and our goals. These data include (furthermore called “Personal Data”):

  • Your full name.
  • Your e-mail address.
  • Your contact phone number.
  • Your home or business address.
  • The IP address of the machine you placed the order with.
  • Your company name (if applicable)
  • Your VAT number (if applicable)
  • Your website (if applicable)

Why do we collect these data?

  • Your name – For contacting you for any EBU activity you may be interested in.
  • Your e-mail address – To validate your identity online and to contact you or to be part of our periodical newsletter or general information.
  • Your phone number – To contact you if needed.
  • Your home or business address – To ship gadgets and possible other material.
  • Your IP address – For analytic purposes and for security reasons in case of any suspected fraud.
  • Your company name and VAT number – To deliver you correctly established invoices.
  • Your website – To share it with our EBU active members.

Do we share any data?

The EBU is a network that aims to promote the blues. The detailed goals of the EBU are described in article 3 of the EBU statutes. In order to achieve these goals your Personal Data (with the exception of the IP address of the machine you placed the order with) can be shared with the other active members of the EBU. However, your Personal Data will never be sold or distributed to any third party. To allow us to to achieve our goals, the following procedure applies:

  • When you complete the contact form, your information such as name, e-mail, address, and phone number are passed automatically to our contact service. This saves you having to enter the information twice.
  • If you opt to sign up on our mailing list, your name and e-mail address will be passed on to our mailing list service provider (YMPL).

In these situations, your Personal Data are subject to this external company’s privacy policies, which can be found here:



How long do we store your Personal Data?

Our goal is to store your data only for as long as we need it to send you informations about the blues activities in Europe, and covering all our activities. We regularly go through our data base and update it.


Liability for links

The EBU website contains links to external third party sites, the content of which is beyond our control. We accept no responsibility for such third party content and do not associate ourselves therewith. Responsibility for the content of linked sites lies at all times with the providers or operators of these sites.



Content and works created by the EBU on this site are subject to European copyright regulations. Any reproduction, adaptation or distribution and any form of use outside of the limits permitted by copyright law will require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permitted for private use only. Commercial use is not permitted. Insofar as content appearing on this site was not created by the operator, third party copyright is duly respected. Third party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please notify us accordingly. Infringements that are brought to our attention will result in the immediate removal of such content.



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Data security

We would draw your attention to the fact that even in the present state of the art, the protection of your Personal Data cannot be comprehensively guaranteed when transferred via the Internet. Third parties may under certain circumstances have the technical ability to penetrate network security without authorization and eavesdrop on communications. Please be aware that transfers of data by e-mail in principle take place without encryption.


Right to receive information and cancellation

Under the GDPR you have the right at all times to be informed of data stored with a personal reference to yourself, including the origin and recipients of these data and the purpose for which they are stored, and you have the right at any time to have these data deleted.  If you have given your consent to the use of your data, you may at any time cancel this consent either in writing or electronically. If you would like to enact these rights, please send an e-mail to  specifying your request. It’s very important that you send this from the e-mail address you had used when joining the EBU, or when having subscribed to our mailing list, so that we can verify your identity.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

The EBU may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • To protect and defend the property rights of the EBU.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the actions and goals of the EBU.
  • To protect the personal safety of the EBU, its members or the public.
  • To protect against legal liability.

Security of Data

The security of your Personal Data is important to us, but please realize that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially appropriate means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

“Do Not Track” Signals

We do not support Do Not Track (DNT). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights Under GDPR

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The EBU aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the Personal Data we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where the EBU relied on your consent to process your Personal Data.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove them.

Validity of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to alter or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. This Policy was last altered on 24th June 2018.