Legal Notice

a. Name or company name: The present web page belongs to the European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN), an association of European fact-checking organisations who commit to the highest standards of independence, transparency, and journalistic quality. The legal form of the owner is an Association sans but lucratif (ASBL), registered in Brussels (Belgium).

b. The registration number of the owner of the website: 0797.486.191

c. Residence, domicile: Boulevard Bischoffsheim 39 boîte 4, 1000 Bruxelles-Capitale, (Belgium).

d. E-mail address: [email protected].


Who is the controller of your data?


Boulevard Bischoffsheim 39 boîte 4, 1000 Bruxelles-Capitale, (Belgium)

Registration number of the owner of the website: 0797.486.191 (Belgium)

For what purpose do we process your personal data?

Participation in the network:

  • Professional data of the representatives of the member organisations.

  • Professional data belonging to individuals who register on this website, to become part of our network, will be processed in order to allow their participation in it.

Surveys and question forms: interested parties that register on this website might receive surveys about their work and their organisations and will be invited to participate in personal interviews and voting processes (all of these activities have a professional focus and are not aimed at the participants as individuals) as well as similar activities.

Newsletter: Representatives of the organisations who are members of the EFCSN will receive news and updates on our activities and projects related to the network.

Compliance with legal obligations: data will be processed in order to fulfill the controller´s legal obligations, when applicable.

Profiling and/or automated decisions: No profiling is going to be made as part of the processing; No automated decisions are made.

Conservation Period: We will process your personal data during the necessary period of time, in order to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. Once these purposes are fulfilled or are no longer applicable, your data will be kept duly blocked for the fulfillment of possible legal obligations, up to a maximum of 5 years.

Which is the legal basis for the processing of your personal data?

For the processing of data of individuals participating in this project (that are not associated to any of the the entities participating in this project), including surveys and question forms, the legal basis of the treatment is: the interested party gave their consent for the processing of their personal data to participate in the reference project.

For the newsletter, the representatives of the member organisations will receive news and updates on our activities on the basis of our legitimate interest, as long as they remain affiliated with their company and as long as they do not oppose said processing.

The professional data of legal representatives of collaborating companies, will be processed on the basis of the legitimate interest, of the collector, to carry out the project, of which the represented company is part of; only as long as the employee or collaborator is part of the represented company and as long as said representative does not oppose the processing of their data.

For the fulfillment of our legal obligations, such as responding to information requests sent by authorities within the scope of their powers, the legal basis of the treatment is: the treatment is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation applicable to the person responsible for the treatment.

To which recipients can your data be communicated?

Data Communications are not foreseen.

International Data Transfers are not foreseen.

What are your rights when you provide us with personal data?

ACCESS, RECTIFICATION, ERASURE: Interested parties have the right to access their personal data, as well as to request the rectification of inaccurate data or, where appropriate, request its erasure when, among other reasons, the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING: In certain circumstances, the interested parties may request the restriction of the processing of their data, in which case we will only keep them for the eventual exercise or defense of claims.

OBJECT: In certain circumstances and for reasons related to their particular situation, the interested parties may object to the processing of their data. The Collector will stop processing the data, except for compelling legitimate reasons, or the exercise or defence of possible claims.

The user may revoke their consent to the processing of their data at any time or for specific purposes, by sending a communication to the following email address, to EFCSN: [email protected].

PORTABILITY: If applicable, you may request the portability of your data.

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS OR MAKE A QUERY OR CLAIM: To exercise your rights or make a query or claim, you may do so emailing us to the EFCSN: [email protected].

In any case, you may file a claim before the Autorité de protection des données Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit (Belgian Data Protection Authority (GBA) Data protection Authority , Address: Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels), especially when you have not obtained satisfaction in the exercise of your rights before the Collector.

Cookie Policy

The Joint Controllers hereby listed use different cookies during navigation on the website. In order to access all the information regarding our Cookie Policy please read ahead:


NIF: G88519038

Postal address: Avenida de Manzanares 196, local 2 (28026) Madrid, Spain

Email: [email protected]


NIF: FR73775658354

Postal address: 13-15 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France

Email: [email protected]


NIF: 02595010352

Postal address: Via Bernardino Zacchetti 31, 42124 Reggio Emilia, Italy

Email: [email protected]


Tax ID: DE293623205

Postal address: Huyssenallee 11, 45128 Essen

Email: [email protected]


NIF: PL6751544169

Postal address: ul. Noakowskiego 26/28, 00-682 Warszawa, Mazowieckie-province, Poland

Email: [email protected]


NIF: BE0685936389

Postal address: Chaussée de Charleroi 79, 1060 Brussels, Belgium

Email: [email protected]

To know all the information related to our Cookies Policy, consult the sections below:

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the original website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user's device. Cookies can perform different functions such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving user navigation.

What types of cookies exist?

Depending on their purpose, cookies can be:

  • Technical cookies: These are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, including those that the publisher used to allow the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access parts, remember the elements that make up a order, carry out the purchase process of an order, manage the payment, control fraud linked to the security of the service, make the request for registration or participation in an event, count visits for billing purposes of software licenses with which it works the service, use security elements during navigation, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enable dynamic content (for example loading animation of a text or image) or share content through social networks.

  • Personalization or preferences cookies: These are those that allow information to be remembered so that the user can access the service with some characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to display when the The user performs a search, the appearance or the content of the service depending on the type of browser through which he accesses the service, the regional configuration from which he accesses the service, etc.

  • Analysis or measurement cookies: These are those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impacts of the advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service.

  • Behavioral advertising cookies: These cookies store information on the behavior of users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.

  • What cookies do we use? Cookie configuration panel.

Following the guidelines of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, we proceed to detail the use of cookies made by this website in order to inform you as accurately as possible. Likewise, for your ease we offer you the possibility of accepting or rejecting the cookies that interest you, from our cookie configuration panel.

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How do I uninstall cookies?

The user can freely decide whether or not to install our cookies on their hard drive, as well as their removal, by following the procedure established in the help section of their browser. The user can also configure his browser to accept or reject all cookies by default or to receive an on-screen notice of the reception of each cookie and decide at that time whether or not to implant it on his hard drive. Below, we provide the links to the manufacturers of devices and browsers for the management or deactivation of cookies for most browsers:

The fact that the user configures his browser to reject all cookies or expressly our cookies may mean that it is not possible to access to some of the services and that your experience on our website may be less satisfactory. If you wish to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as "Do Not Track" tools, which will allow you to choose which cookies you wish to allow.

Neither this website nor its legal representatives are responsible for the content or the veracity of the privacy policies that the third parties mentioned in this Cookies. Just as the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by browsers is not guaranteed.

THE JOINT CONTROLLERS reserve the right to modify this Cookies Policy to adapt it to future legislation and/or applicable jurisprudence, as well as future uses of the user's personal data on the Website. In any case, users will be previously informed of the changes in the aforementioned policy. Therefore, the user is recommended to proceed to read the Cookies Policy each time he accesses the website.