01. Legal entity
Volt Europa is incorporated as non-profit association in Luxembourg under the name Volt Europa A.S.B.L.. The association is in the process of being rebranded. Below you can consult our European statute
Last Updated on July 18, 2017
The Volt Services may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.
What information do we gather about you?
The information gathered when you interact with the Volt Services falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, enter a contest or provide your email address and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.
Personal Information That You Give Us Or Ask a Third Party to Share with Us
Registration for the Volt Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (ZIP code, age, sex, household income, job industry and job title) to register.
Social media registration features may collect your IP address, the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our web site.
You can disassociate your VoltEuropa.com registration from third-party accounts any time. For more detail, please see our Social Media FAQ.
Billing and Credit Card Information
To enable payment and donations via the Volt Services, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
User Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments and Reader Reviews)
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on VoltEuropa.com and other Volt Services. "Public activities" are any actions you take on VoltEuropa.com that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by Volt for online and offline promotional uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions.
Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and other distribution formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not Volt Europa.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
Volt collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than Volt, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
Volt may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted via the Volt Services. Data may be collected through the Volt Services, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Conferences and Live Events
We often receive information about attendees to our live events from sign-in and registration lists. We may share this information with event or promotion sponsors, in which case we will notify you when we collect the information.
Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology
Information Collected by Us Using Technology
We use various Internet technologies to manage the Volt Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.
Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the Volt Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We use "cookies," Web beacons, tags and scripts, and other similar technologies including local storage objects such as HTML5. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the Volt Services. You might not be able to access certain areas of our websites, including VoltEuropa.com, if your computer does not accept cookies from us.
We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you advertising for Volt Europe when you visit other sites. For more information about our third-party ad server, or to learn your choices about not having this non-personal information used to target ads to you, please click here.
Local Storage Objects
We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information.
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click here:
Analytics, Log Files and Reading History
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the Internet), browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the Volt Services, including a history of the pages you view.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, including customized Recommendations, advertising and currency display, to improve marketing, and to track access and use of the Volt Services across the devices that you use to access the Volt Services.
We have hired third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of our users. They may independently record the type of device and operating system you are using, general location information, as well as events that occur within our apps, such as how often you use our apps.
Some of the services and advertisements included in the Volt Services, including on VoltEuropa.com and within our mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of the Volt Services.
These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of the Volt Services. For another example, an advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.
Your access to our websites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.
What do we do with the information we gather about you?
Provide the Services You Request
We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the Volt Services and fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, contests and message boards.
We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the Volt Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.
Customizing Your Experience
We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of the Volt Services to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access the Volt Services, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.
We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on the Volt Service to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.
Volt will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about Volt.
With whom do we share the information that we gather?
If you have registered to use the Volt Services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission.
We may share information about attendees to our live events with sponsors or other third parties. If so, we will notify you when you provide us the information.
We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, ad serving, shipping, email distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using personal information in any way other than to provide services for Volt, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena.
What is our email policy?
We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by following the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volt offers several email newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
We may invite you to participate in user surveys asking for feedback on VoltEuropa.com and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve the Volt Services, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.
Emails From You
If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
How do I opt out?
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.
If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at email@example.com and provide your email address along with the name of the newsletter from which you would like to unsubscribe.
Is my information protected?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may access, preserve and disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Volt Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
Changes to This Policy
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).
Cookies and VoltEuropa.org
Many of the cookies we use are only set if a visitor is a registered VoltEuropa.org user, whilst others are set for all visitors upon certain actions.
These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors on VoltEuropa.org sites, as well as to track the volume of visitors to the VoltEuropa.org network. They track details about visitors such as the number of unique visitors, number of times times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks the ads have received, and are also used to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns by building up user profiles. These are set by Automattic and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
Third Party/Embedded Content
VoltEuropa.org makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
The Volt movement originates from a personal initiative, and is destined to the potential future creation of a group, association or political party named “Volt”. All material and information available on this website are property of their legitimate owners. The person in charge of the website guarantees full readiness to immediately eliminate whichever material represents a violation of the COPYRIGHT of its titleholder. Such material shall not, in any case, be used in view of profit making. Volt publishes links to other websites and texts drawn from other websites or books as a service for those who are interested in such information. Accordingly, when an external link is used to have access to another website or use information included in some of the texts written, this is done at the user’s own and exclusive risk. Volt cannot be held liable with regards to the accuracy or reliability of the information found or, at the least, for the quality of the services or of the products proposed on said website.Volt publishes this information with the only view of informing, and the referral of this information shall not imply that Volt takes responsibility for its contents or its use. Volt cites names as a means of conveying available information and by its free will. This referral does not imply that Volt takes responsibility for the quality or the use of said information.All methods, techniques, and remedies suggested or anything else proposed on the website www.volteuropa.com is for information purposes only. Accordingly, Volt does not take responsibility for eventual damages or difficulties caused by the use of the information available on its website.
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