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Privacy policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain to you what data we process, why we process it and what we do with it. We take your privacy seriously and never sell lists of personal data or email addresses. Fully aware that your personal information belongs to you, we do our best to store it securely and process it carefully. We do not provide information to third parties without informing you.


Veritas Foundation Sighișoarais a charitable foundation established and operating in accordance with the laws of Romania, with registered office in Sighișoara, registration number in the Register of Associations and Foundations 3157/B/2001, unique registration code 40997193, and is responsible for processing your personal data that it collects directly from you or from other sources. According to the law, Veritas Sighișoara Foundation is a personal data controller. In order to process your data securely, we have made every effort to implement reasonable measures to protect your personal information.


Under the law, you, the natural person receiving our services or the person in a relationship of any kind with us, are a " targeted person", i.e. an identified or identifiable natural person. In order to be fully transparent about data processing and to allow you to easily exercise your rights at any time, we have implemented measures to facilitate communication between us, the data controller, and you, the targeted person.


Protecting your personal information is very important to us. That is why we are committed to the following principles: Legality, fairness and transparency – We process your data legally and correctly. We are always transparent about the information we use and you are properly informed. Control is yours – Within the limits of the law, we offer you the ability to review, amend, delete personal data you have shared with us and exercise your other rights. Data integrity and purpose limitation –We only use the data for the purposes described at the time of collection or for new purposes compatible with the original purposes. In all cases, our purposes are compatible with the law. We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and up to date. Security – We have implemented reasonable security and encryption measures to protect your information as best we can. However, please note that no website, no application and no internet connection is completely secure. This Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. All updates and changes to this Policy are effective immediately upon notice, which we will provide by posting on the site and/or notifying you by email.


By submitting personal data, data subjects expressly and unequivocally consent to their personal data being entered into the Veritas Foundation Sighișoara for the provision of social services, fundraising activities, awareness and information campaigns exclusively related to our projects and activities. Personal data collected and processed will not be disclosed to third parties unless Veritas Foundation Sighișoara has an obligation to disclose data under applicable law. Data requested may include: full name, telephone number, e-mail address, home address.


The processing shall be lawful, fair and transparent to the data subject and shall ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and accidental loss, destruction or damage, by taking appropriate technical or organisational measures.


We collect your information for specified and legitimate purposes which include but are not limited to the following:

  • For the purpose of entering into or performing a contract between you and us;
  • To answer your questions and requests;
  • To inform you about the possibility of getting involved in our projects as a volunteer or donor, with your prior consent;
  • To provide and improve the services and products we offer;
  • To provide you newsletters, text messages and personalised content about projects and activities;
  • To defend ourselves against cyber attacks;
  • To comply with legislation.

If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data, please note that you can withdraw your consent at any time by sending a written request to:


Personal data collected and used for the provision of social services, marketing, advertising and information activities by Veritas Sighișoara Foundation will be stored for a period of 5 years after the termination of the contractual relationship or any longer period required by law, regulations or applicable rules on record keeping obligations or requests by public authorities. Immediately after the end of the applicable storage period, the data will be:

  • deleted or destroyed; or
  • anonymised; or
  • transferred to an archive (unless prohibited by applicable record-keeping law or regulation).

Personal data is stored electronically in secure, password-protected files. Paper-based information is kept in special folders, to which only employees of the Veritas Sighișoara Foundation have access, who are under an obligation of confidentiality.

You will be notified of a data breach within a reasonable period of time after the discovery of such a breach, unless an authorized public body determines that notification would prevent a criminal investigation or harm national security. In such a case, notification will be delayed as directed by such entity. We will respond promptly to your questions regarding such a data breach.


Right to information - You can request a confirmation of the processing of your personal data and how they are used at:

Right to correction - If we process incomplete or inaccurate personal data, you can always ask us to correct or complete it by sending an e-mail to:

Right to be deleted  You may request the deletion of your personal data if the purpose for which it was collected no longer exists, if its processing is contrary to law, if its processing unreasonably affects your interests or if the processing is based on your consent, which you have withdrawn. You should note that there may be other reasons preventing the immediate deletion of your data, e.g. mandatory archiving periods, pending actions, claims, exercise or defence of legal rights, etc.

Right to limit processing You have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data in the following cases:

  • Challenge the accuracy of your data, this occurs for a period, which allows us to verify the accuracy of your data,
  • The processing of your personal data contravenes legal provisions, but you object to their deletion and request a restriction on the use of this data,
  • We no longer need your personal data for the intended purpose, but you still need them for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims or you have contested the processing of your personal data.

Right to data transmission You may ask us to provide you with your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, insofar as we process this data on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract between us, the processing being carried out by automated processes.

Right of appeal Where we process your personal data for the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest, for the exercise of public authority or where we refer to the need to protect a legitimate interest, you may object to the processing of such data to the extent that there is an overriding legitimate interest in your personal data. You may at any time revoke your consent to the sending of advertising messages without giving any reason.

The right to complain If you believe that we have violated provisions of Romanian or European law in processing your personal data, thereby infringing your rights, please contact us at so that we can clarify your questions. We will try to respond to your request within 30 days. However, the deadline may be extended depending on various aspects, such as the complexity of the request, the large number of requests received or the impossibility to identify you in a timely manner.

If, despite our best efforts, we are unable to identify you, and you do not provide us with additional information to help us identify you, we are under no obligation to act on your request.

You also have the right to address the Romanian Authority for Personal Data Security and Protection or a European supervisory authority.

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If you have any questions or concerns about the processing of your data or wish to exercise your legal rights in relation to the data we hold, or if you have any concerns about the way we handle any privacy issues, you can write to us by email:

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