Privacy statement

This is the privacy statement for the European Gas Pipeline Incident Data Group  (EGIG). With this privacy statement, EGIG informs those persons whose data EGIG processes  of the type of personal data being processed and why, the storage periods and the rights of the individual concerned.

What type of information is collected by EGIG and why?

EGIG uses personal data for several different legal reasons:

  • EGIG may use personal data for legitimate interests, for example, to inform subscribers who wants to be informed per email in the work of EGIG.

In doing so, EGIG always applies the principle that personal data are processed lawfully, properly and transparently as far as you are concerned. Furthermore, EGIG will only process personal data if the same objective cannot be achieved in a different manner.

Storage period

EGIG stores personal data as long as EGIG deems it necessary, in order, among other things, to fulfil its relationship with you satisfactorily, to ensure EGIG security in general terms, to be able to comply with applicable legislation (including legislation relating to retention of documents) and, otherwise, to enable EGIG to carry out its business activities. If you have any questions about specific storage periods for certain types of personal data, please email our data protection officer


EGIG uses appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data and to help prevent information being stolen, misused, accessed without authorisation, provided, amended or destroyed. For example, EGIG stores personal data on computer systems with restricted access and in controlled environments.

Rights of the individual concerned (data subject)

As the individual concerned, you have the following rights:

  • Right to information about the processing: what is happening with your personal data and why?
  • Right of access: you have the right to ask EGIG to show whether EGIG is processing your personal data, and if so, which.
  • Right to rectification: EGIG shall ensure that personal data used are, and remain, accurate. You may ask EGIG to correct or supplement data.
  • Right to be forgotten: you have the right to ask EGIG to remove your personal data. It is then the responsibility of EGIG to determine whether that request is justified. This may be the case if the personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they have been processed or the personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • Right to restriction of processing: you have the right to ask EGIG to restrict the processing, for example, if the data are incorrect or processing is unlawful.
  • Right to object: you have the right, for reasons relating to your specific situation, to object to the processing of your personal data. EGIG will cease processing unless there are compelling, legitimate grounds for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms.

If you wish to exercise one or more of these rights, you can do so by emailing our data protection officer EGIG will, as soon as possible, but in any event within one month of receipt of the request, provide information regarding the actions taken by EGIG in response to the request. EGIG may extend this period by two months in relation to the complexity of the request or the number of requests EGIG receives; you will be informed by EGIG if this is the case.

EGIG will try to work with you to find a fair solution if you have a complaint about or a problem with the use of your personal data. However, if you feel that EGIG has not been able to help, you have the right to submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority.


If EGIG uses your personal data following your consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.


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Changes to the privacy statement

 If necessary, EGIG can adapt this privacy statement and it is therefore advisable to check the  website of EGIG regularly for the most recent version. If EGIG updates its privacy statement, EGIG will revise the date following 'last updated' at the bottom of the privacy statement. If there are significant changes to the privacy statement or to the way in which EGIG uses personal data, EGIG will inform you before these come into force.


If you have any questions relating to the use of personal data, please send an email to our data protection officer

Last updated: 11 April 2019