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Our Privacy Policies for our International Surveys

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust and recognizes the importance of protecting your personal data. Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable individual.

This privacy policy applies to personal data processing by the following controller (hereinafter “we” or “us“):

Evren Esen

Ethics and Compliance Initiative

2650 Park Tower Drive, Suite 802

22180 Vienna, VA


Collection and retention of personal data as well as type and purpose of its use:

When you access our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to our website’s server. Such information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. In the course of this procedure, the following information is captured and stored, without any action on your part, until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access takes place (referrer URL) and
  • browser used and, where appropriate, your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider.

The indicated data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring the establishment of a smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluating system security and stability, and
  • other administrative purposes.

Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions concerning your person.

Contact form and email contact

We offer you the possibility of contacting us using a form provided on the website. This requires providing a valid email address so that we know who the source of the inquiry is and so that we can respond to it, and/or take the respective actions requested by you.

Disclosure of personal data

Your personal data are not transmitted to third parties for any purposes other than those specified in the following.

We disclose your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have granted your express consent to
  • the disclosure is necessary the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to consider that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the nondisclosure of your data,
  • there is a legal obligation to disclose
  • disclosure is permitted by law and necessary for the execution of contractual relations with you

Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to obtain information about your personal data that are being processed by us;
  • to obtain, without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data stored by us or to have incomplete personal data completed;
  • to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored by us;
  • to obtain the restriction of processing of your personal data;
  • to receive your personal data that you have provided to us or to obtain transmission to another controller;
  • to withdraw at any time your consent granted to us. This means that from that time on we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on that consent and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant, you have the right, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are grounds for doing so relating to your particular situation.

Your right to object may be exercised by sending an email to

Data security

We apply appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised third-party access. Our safety measures are continually improved in keeping with technological advances.

Status of and changes in this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy. A revised policy statement will only apply to data collected subsequent to its effective date. Any revisions will be posted at least 30 days prior to its effective date.