Terms and conditions

The following Disclaimer (Article 1), Privacy Policy (Article 2) and Cookie Policy (Article 3) concern the website of Stichting WONCA Europe (www.woncaeurope.org) and the websites of its Network Organisations hosted under the same domain name (these are: a) “EURACT” with URL: euract.woncaeurope.org; b) “EURIPA” with URL: euripa.woncaeurope.org; c) “EUROPREV” with URL: europrev.woncaeurope.org; d) “EQuiP” with URL: equip.woncaeurope.org, and; e) “Vasco da Gama Movement” with URL: vdgm.woncaeurope.org). The website of Stichting WONCA Europe and the websites of its Network Organisations are hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Website”.


The Website is property of Stichting WONCA Europe. By accessing and using the Website, you declare you comply with the following Terms and Conditions.

Contact details:

Stichting WONCA Europe
Institute for development of Family Medicine
Poljanski nasip 58
1000 Ljubljana
e-mail: SecretariatEurope@wonca.net

Intellectual property

The content of the Website, including brands, logos, drawings, data, company or product names, text, images and such are protected through intellectual property rights, belonging to Stichting WONCA Europe, or rightful third parties. Except where otherwise noted, the content of the Website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Limitation of liability

The information provided on the Website is generic. The information is not adjusted to personal or other specific circumstances and should not be seen as a personal, professional or legal advice to the user.

Stichting WONCA Europe puts great effort into providing full, accurate, right and updated information. Nevertheless, even with these efforts, it is possible that some of the information provided is inaccurate. In case of inaccurate information or in case certain information is not available on or via the Website, Stichting WONCA Europe will make the most possible effort to correct this as soon as possible.

However, Stichting WONCA Europe accepts no responsibility and makes no warranties, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information of the Website. Stichting WONCA Europe cannot be hold accountable for direct or indirect harm, originated through the use of information from the Website.

In case of inaccuracies found on the Website, the user must contact the manager of the Website.

The content of the Website (including links) can always be adjusted, changed or supplemented without any announcement, warning or notification.

Stichting WONCA Europe provides no guarantees for the proper functioning of the Website. In no way can Stichting WONCA Europe be held accountable for the malfunctioning or any (temporary) unavailability of the Website, or any form of harm, direct or indirect, resulting from lack of access to, or lack or limited possibility to use the Website.

Stichting WONCA Europe cannot be held accountable by anyone, directly or indirectly, or in any other way, for any damage or harm due to the use of the Website (including, but not limited to the use of links and hyperlinks), which includes, but is not limited to, all losses, work interruptions, damage to programmes or other information on computer systems, equipment, software or anything else of the user. 

The Website can include hyperlinks to third-party websites, or refer to them indirectly. In no way does the hyperlink imply an implicit approval of the content of those third-party websites. Stichting WONCA Europe explicitly states that it does not control the content or any other characteristics of these third-party websites and that in no way can it be hold accountable for the content of the third-party websites and their characteristics nor for any harm by using these.

Governing law and competent courts

The Dutch law applies to the Website. Any and all disputes shall be referred to the Courts of the Netherlands having jurisdiction.


This privacy policy concerns the processing of personal data of current and former users, registered members or persons who have shown an interest in the services and content of the Website.

From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy without further notice to you. We will post revisions on the Website.

Responsible for processing:

Stichting WONCA Europe
Institute for development of Family Medicine
Poljanski nasip 58
1000 Ljubljana
e-mail: SecretariatEurope@wonca.net

Categories of personal data Stichting WONCA Europe processes

The following categories of personal data can be processed by us, depending on our professional relationship with you:

  • Name, surname, gender, profession, affiliation
  • Physical address, telephone number (landline and mobile), email address
  • VAT number and company number
  • Electronic data (IP address, location, cookies, landing pages accessed, referring and exit pages, URLs, types of browser used, language of your browser, the amount of time spent on particular pages or parts of pages)
  • Social media profiles

Purposes for which Stichting WONCA Europe uses your personal data and the legal basis for processing this data

  • With your approval (point (a) of paragraph 1 of  Art. 6 GDPR): to answer to your requests when you contact us through the Website, by email or phone; to manage your membership to Stichting WONCA Europe and/or its Network Organisations; to manage your user registration to the entire Website or specific parts of it; to send newsletters to you after receiving explicit permission from you; to notify you of changes to our services.
  • To send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you (point (a) of paragraph 1 of  Art. 6 GDPR). These may include information about events, update on European Affairs, research and educational opportunities, promotions of third organisations' services, and WONCA internal news.
  • For purposes based on the legitimate interests pursued by Stichting WONCA Europe and its Network Organisations, we will ensure the balance between these legitimate interests and the respect for your privacy is preserved (point (f) of paragraph 1 of  Art. 6 GDPR).
  • To comply with legal and financial obligations applicable (point (c) of paragraph 1 of  Art. 6 GDPR), which may require the processing of data and the storage or transmission of data to the competent authorities.

Circumstances your personal data can be passed on to third parties

In the following circumstances your personal data can be passed on to third parties:

  • To our subcontractors for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (such as MailChimp, HubSpot Marketing). In these cases, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service, we require them to keep your information secure and to use your data within strict limits defined by us.
  • To government agencies to comply with legal requests.

Passing of information outside the EEA

Your personal data will not be passed to anyone outside the European Economic Area, which includes the 28 Member States of the European Union, as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

The time your personal data will be retained

We will only retain your personal data to the extent and as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations and/or to comply with legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. We retain your personal data while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you services. In general, personal data from closed or inactive accounts will be stored for up to seven years after the account is closed or deactivated unless we have reasonable grounds to believe that your personal data should be retained to comply with legal and/or accounting obligations.

How Stichting WONCA Europe ensures the safety of your personal data

We do everything to secure your personal data as safe as possible and to safeguard your privacy. We take all technical and organisational measures needed, however we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Your rights concerning your personal data

You have: right of access; right to rectification; right to erasure; right to restriction of processing; right to data portability; right to object to processing of your personal data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Stichting WONCA Europe; right to object to processing of your personal data for direct marketing and profiling; right to object to processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest; right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you do not want to receive direct communications from us then please contact us by email at SecretariatEurope@wonca.net.


Stichting WONCA Europe uses cookies for the improvement of user experience and for obtaining statistics of the users of the Website.

Responsible for processing:

Stichting WONCA Europe
Institute for development of Family Medicine
Poljanski nasip 58
1000 Ljubljana
e-mail: SecretariatEurope@wonca.net

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files which are stored on the browser or on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Cookies contain a unique code allowing to recognise your browser during the visit to a website (i.e., ‘session’ cookie) or during later or repeated visits (i.e., ‘permanent’ cookie).

Cookies are stored by the server of a website or by partners with which the website cooperates. The server of a website can only access cookies that have been stored by itself specifically, and it has no access to other information stored on your computer or mobile devices. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in the folder of your browser. The content of a cookie usually contains the name of the server that stored the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numerical code.

Cookies facilitate the interaction between the visitor and a website, speed up the process and help the visitor navigate between different parts of the website. Cookies can also be used to make the content or publicity on a website more relevant for the visitor and to adjust it to individual needs and preferences.

No personal data

A cookie contains a (unique) numerical code. It does not contain any personal data.

Stichting WONCA Europe uses the following cookies

You can adjust your browser to get informed when a cookie is stored, or to ensure that cookies should not be stored. However, in that case you will not be able to use all facilities of the Website. Additionally, you can indicate whether or not to provide permission to store tracking cookies by the server of the Website and you can always change your choice.

The Website uses the following types of cookies:

1. Essential cookies

These cookies are essential for your visit to the Website and for the use of certain parts of it. For instance, these cookies will let you navigate between different parts of the Website, or will let you complete forms. By refusing these cookies certain parts of the Website will not function, or will not function optimally. 

2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that facilitate the functioning of the Website, make navigation more convenient and ensure a personalised surfing experience. For instance, these are the cookies remembering your preferences.

3. Performance cookies

The Website uses Google Analytics. Cookies provide information on how visitors use the Website in order to improve the content of the Website, to adjust it to the needs of our customers and to increase the user-friendliness of the Website. For instance, we use a cookie providing us with the amount of unique visitors and a cookie which analyses which pages of the Website are the most popular.

4. Third-party cookies

The Website also contains elements of third parties, such as video-streaming, social media buttons and advertisements.

Refusing cookies

Using your browser settings you can refuse the storage of cookies. Below you will find how to adjust your settings for the browsers most used currently. You can delete installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any moment. 




Internet Explorer


Last modified on 1 Mar 2020.