Protection of your personal data
This privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data.
Anti-Money Laundering Europe (AME), Europe's longest running AML platform, is managed by Schuman Associates, an EU business advisory firm in Brussels with over 30 years’ experience in European funding and public affairs.
Schuman Associates values the protection and confidentiality of your personal data in accordance with EU Data Protection Law 2016/679.
information services for example by registering to AME Newsletter
interactive communication services, to facilitate communication through the AME website
transaction services, which is mainly used during registration for events or requests for documents.
By visiting and using the AME website you explicitly agree to this Privacy Statement and agree that you fully understand it.
Cookies are short text files stored on a user’s device (such as a computer, tablet or phone) by a website. Cookies are used for the technical functioning of a website (functional cookies) or for gathering statistics (analytical cookies).
Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates does not store cookies, however it does make use of third-party IT tools which have their own Cookies Policies. Please see below.
3. Service providers
Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates may use third-party IT tools to process event-related data and promote the AME events.
The AME website and event registration facilities are provided by the service provider / processor, Wix. The website Cookies policy and settings may be found here.
The processing operations on personal data, linked to the organisation, management, follow-up and promotion of the AME events (including web-streaming, photos, audio-visual recording, the use of WebEx) are necessary for the management and functioning of those events. AME uses WebEx and Zoom conferencing services for the organisation of online events. Please read the respective Privacy Statements here and here.
Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates’ uses the Microsoft Windows 365 Teams Environment for processing event-related data. Files are encrypted and stored through this tool’s cloud service as well as backed up on a secure European server, independent of Microsoft. Please read the Teams Privacy Statement here.
Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates also uses social media channels, including Twitter and LinkedIn.
We recommend that users carefully read the relevant privacy policies of the third-party platforms used. These explain each company’s policy of personal data collection and further processing, their use of data, users' rights and the ways in which users can protect their privacy when using those services.
The use of a third-party IT tool does not in any way imply that Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates endorse them or their privacy policies. In the event that one or more third party IT tools are occasionally unavailable, we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to their downtime.
The processing operations on personal data, linked to the organisation, management, follow-up and promotion of the meeting or event (including photos) are necessary for the organisation, management and dissemination of the Anti-Money Laundering Europe (AME) / Schuman Associates event.
The personal data that may be processed in the context of the event are: your first name, last name, date of birth, nationality, type and number of ID document, name of organisation, job function/title, e-mail address, and any other information contributed directly by you in your event registration, as well as spoken or written contributions during the event itself.
Photographs of the speakers and panoramic photographs of participants and organisers will be taken and published in the context of the event on the AME website.
The audience or non-speaker participants are not photographed individually or in groups. They may however appear on panoramic photographs of the whole event.
Participants that do not wish to be part of the above web-streaming and recording/publishing activities or be informed of future events have the possibility to object to processing: simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Personal data
Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates respects and values the privacy of those who provide their personal data to us. We may use personal data to contact parties with a legitimate interest for several purposes including attending our events, gathering feedback, etc. By attending to events or subscribing to our newsletters, AME informs you that we might need to store and process your personal data (such as your name, surname, professional address, telephone number or e-mail address) and you are asked to explicitly confirm that you are interested in AME's activities or information.
Your personal data will not be used for any automated decision-making including profiling.
The information we collect will not be given to any third party, except to the extent and for the purpose we may be required to do so by law. We do not share, sell, trade or lease the personal data which we receive.
All information shall be kept absolutely secure and confidential behind a firewall and protected systems. Our IT provider Connectis, is in compliance with the GDPR, and the confidentiality / security of data is also assured from an IT architecture point of view. The ultra-secure private cloud is located in Belgium, and Connectis can certify that no data will ever be stored outside the EU.
6. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ in particular the right to access your personal data and to rectify them in case your personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. Where applicable, you have the right to erase your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object to the processing, and the right to data portability.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, which is lawfully carried out on grounds relating to your particular situation.
Anti-Money Laundering Europe / Schuman Associates will ensure that the data subjects can exercise their right to object to processing whenever possible. You can exercise your rights by contacting email@example.com. Where you wish to exercise your rights in the context of one or several specific processing operations, please provide their description in your request.
7. Contact information
If you would like to exercise your rights, or if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org