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    • The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCBP) applies the privacy policy and the use of cookies in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


      Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and process your personal data. We explain in detail how we protect your privacy, how you can check and adapt your data at any time, and how the strict compliance with this policy is monitored.


      This Privacy Policy applies to the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy website www.bezbednost.org and any other website operated by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (further: BCSP).


      The BCSP website, including all information and materials contained on them, are managed by the BCSP.

      For any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us using the details below. BCSP is committed to ensuring the privacy of all its users. This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the BCSP website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations, including the website of related organizations or third-party sites. The BCSP website may be linked to the websites of such other parties, but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.


      By using any BCSP website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. The BCSP may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time, in which case you will be informed.

      What type of information do we collect and store?

      The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the BCSP website.

      You can access most pages on the BCSP website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the BCSP Website which provide valuable information for improving it in the future. For more information, please consult our use of cookies statement.

      We do not collect personal information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on the BCSP website unless you choose to provide it, for example, when you express an interest in joining the BCSP or subscribe to our newsletters. In such cases, we collect your contact details i.e. your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number etc.

      If you apply for a job, internship or volunteering at the BCSP, we will collect information about you so that we can process your application and assess your suitability for the role.

      When you choose to receive one of our newsletters, we might use services that allow us to see if you received and opened specific e-mails, which links you clicked on, etc.

      By using our website, social media, e-mail response, cookies, clicking data, navigation data and other technologies, we can collect data about you.

      How do we use information collected?

      Your personal information will be kept confidential. It will only be used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted, or as otherwise explained on the BCSP website, or as necessary for us to comply with our legal and auditing obligations.

      In order to provide a service you have requested, we process personal data, for example, personal information submitted with an expression of interest in joining the BCSP will be used to action your expression of interest and provide you with information about the BCSP. Furthermore, if you subscribe to one or more newsletters, we will only use your details to send you these newsletters.

      If you do not wish to receive newsletters or information about our activities and publications, you can at any time and without motivation unsubscribe.

      Where we are legally obliged to, we will also process personal data.

      Where necessary for reasons of transparency or for a legitimate purpose, we display information on our website, for example, we publish the names of organizations or persons from whom we have received funds.

      With regard to professional suppliers or companies with whom we work, we also keep, other than the data mentioned above, company data such as the VAT number or enterprise number, the contact details of the individuals concerned (name, function, telephone…) as well as of the associates, partners in the business.

      We also use your personal data for statistical purposes and to improve our services and products.

      We never pass on your contact details to third parties without your consent.

      How long do we keep your information?

      If you use this website to order a publication, register for an event or make a donation, we will only keep your data for the time needed to provide the service you have requested. The BCSP may also decide to use some data in an anonymised and aggregated form over a longer period in order to evaluate and make adjustments to its own activities e.g. statistics on events attendance, the number of downloads of our publications. This does not involve identification of individual persons. We endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date and we only keep it for as long as is reasonable and necessary.

      How secure is your information?

      Your personal information is retained by the BCSP and its service providers in a secure environment. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information from unauthorised access, use, loss or publication. These systems and measures are tested on a regular basis and updated if necessary.

      However, the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to the BCSP website.

      Do we share your personal information?

      At no point will the information you provide be sold to a third-party organization or person. The BCSP considers your data to be confidential information. Neither will we share your information with third parties unless we are required to disclose the information by law or in the following circumstances:

      a. Auditing by our funders

      For auditing purposes, we store participation lists of our events and meetings for up to five years.

      b. Hosting and processing

       Occasionally we will appeal to an external processor. This means, among other things, that for certain tasks or research we hand over data temporarily to third parties if we do not have the means ourselves. If we do this, we will always ensure that your information is handled confidentially and in a safe manner. We also always draw up a contract with these processors. This way the processor will never be allowed to use your data on their own initiative and your data will have to be erased as soon as the processor has finished the assignment.

      The BCSP website is hosted by third party service providers and therefore any personal details you submit through the BCSP website may be processed by that third-party service provider. We may also use other third parties to process your personal details, for example, such third parties may process your personal information to action expressions of interest to join the BCSP, process payments on our behalf or process mailing information for users who have signed up to receive our email updates and publications.

      All of these third-party services providers will process your personal information only on the BCSP's behalf and will be bound by strict confidentiality conditions.

      c. Payment processing and fraud

      Where submitted, your card details may be disclosed to banks or relevant financial institutions to arrange payments. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, your details may be further disclosed for the sole purpose of performing further checks, for example, disclosure to a credit checking agency.

      The disclosure of your personal information discussed above may involve transfer of that information outside of the European Union. Countries outside of the European Union may not have data privacy laws as strong as those in force in the European Union.

      d. Database management

      Within the BCSP, your information is only available to authorized people who need to have access to it in relation to their job.

      e. Event participant lists

      When you attend a BCSP event, your name and organization will appear on the list of participants. This list will be distributed at the meeting itself to all event attendees. If the event is co-organized with partner organizations, we may share the event participants list with those third parties. Under no circumstances will we pass on your e-mail address without your express permission.

      Use of cookies

      A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. You can restrict or disable the use of cookies in the settings of your web browser. Please click on the following link for more information: www.aboutcookies.org.

      Please scroll down to our Use of Cookies Statement for more detailed information on cookies and how the BCSP uses them.

      How can you access your information, correct or delete it?

      When you become a member, partner or service provider of the BCSP or subscribe to one of its newsletters, the BCSP stores certain data. This is why you also have certain rights concerning these data. You have rights of access to the personal information we hold about you, to amend that information or, in some circumstances, to withdraw your consent to our processing of your information, under data privacy law.

      You can access any of your personal information that is processed by the BCSP, check the data and delete or correct any data that is incorrect or incomplete. To exercise this right, we ask you to send a request to the BCSP stating clearly what you want to know, correct or delete. This request needs to be signed and dated and contain a copy of the front of your identity card. The BCSP will execute your request as soon as possible and send you a message accordingly.

      If you have any further questions or concerns about this policy, please contact:




      Djure Jaksica 6/5, Belgrade, Serbia

      Should you consider that your data have been handled incorrectly, you can submit a complaint to or contact the Privacy Commission in your country of residence.



      The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) website, like most websites, uses small text files called cookies. This note provides information on what cookies are, which cookies the BCSP uses, and how they can be controlled.

      If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you accept this.

      If you do not wish to receive cookies you can set your web browser to restrict or block them. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following link may be helpful: www.aboutcookies.org

      However, disabling cookies will likely mean that the BCSP site will not work as you would expect.

      1. What are cookies?

      Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and therefore allow enhanced functionality. You can find out more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org

      2. How does the BCSP use cookies?

      Our own cookies

      We use cookies to make our website work including:

      • Remembering your search settings

      • Allowing you to add comments to our site

      There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

      Social Website Cookies

      So you can easily share our content on social media we have included sharing buttons on our site.

      The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

      Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

      We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.


      We sometimes embed videos from YouTube. YouTube's use of cookies is governed by Google's privacy policy. More information

      4. Definitions

      First Party/ Third party cookies

      Refers to the web domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets the cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

      Persistent cookies

      These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

      Session cookies

      These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

      5. Turning Cookies Off

      You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

      The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. 

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