Privacy Protection

This policy establishes how we handle the information we learn about you when you visit our website or any of its satellite website(s) or any of their pages (collectively "the NEANY website(s)"). Protecting the privacy and personal data of our visitors is of utmost importance to us. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of the way we create, organize and implement our activities on-line and off-line. The NEANY website(s) follow(s) the principles set out in the Recommendation of the Council concerning Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (C(80)58/FINAL).

Purpose Specifications and Data Collection

In general, you can browse the NEANY website(s) without disclosing any information about yourself. If you visit the NEANY website(s) to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognised: the date and time, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request.

What Information We Collect and Protect

As described above, we sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our website(s) to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the NEANY website(s), but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our website(s), and to help us make our website(s) more useful to visitors. This includes analysing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers, which includes:

  • IP address
  • Session number
  • Customer ID (first name, last name, job function)
  • Identification number for online payments, when used.

Also, when we collect personal data from you in connection with a transaction we may extract some information about that transaction in an anonymous format and combine it with other anonymous information. This anonymous information is used and analysed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level.

All employees who have access to personal data and are associated with the processing of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of this data.

Information Security

We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information using firewalls and best security practices. NEANY has implemented technologies and security policies to protect the stored personal data of our users from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. We will continue to enhance our security procedures, as new technology becomes available.


Throughout the NEANY website(s), you will find links to third party websites. For example, our "News" page includes a link to a third party Web server. Please note that NEANY is not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third party sites.

Notifications of Changes

As NEANY creates new content that may generate a need to amend this privacy statement, NEANY will highlight such changes on the NEANY website home page. We will also make the previous privacy policy statement available on this page.