The European Space Agency (herein the “Agency” or “ESA”) is an intergovernmental organisation established by its Convention opened for signature in Paris on 30 May 1975 having its headquarters located at 24 rue du Général Bertrand, CS 30798, 75345 Paris Cedex 07, France.

Protection of Personal Data is of great importance for ESA, which strives to ensure a high level of protection as required by the ESA Framework on Personal Data Protection (herein the “ESA PDP Framework”) which applies in this field. ESA implements appropriate measures to preserve the rights of data subjects, to ensure the processing of personal data for specified and legitimate purposes, in a not excessive manner, as necessary for the purposes for which the personal data were collected or for which they are further processed, in conditions protecting  confidentiality, integrity and safety of personal data and generally to implement the principles set forth in the PDP Framework, available at:

ESA PDP Framework is composed of the following elements:

  • the Principles of Personal Data Protection, as adopted by ESA Council Resolution (ESA/C/CCLXVIII/Res.2 (Final)) adopted on 13 June 2017;
  • the Rules of Procedure for the Data Protection Supervisory Authority, as adopted by ESA Council Resolution (ESA/C/CCLXVIII/Res.2 (Final)) adopted on 13 June 2017; and
  • the Policy on Personal Data Protection adopted by Director General of ESA on 5 February 2018 and effective on 1 March 2018.

This notice is intended to inform you, as data subject, about:

  • the identity of the data controller and contact details of ESA Data Protection Officer (“DPO”);
  • the type of personal data which is collected and processed;
  • the modalities of collection of personal data;
  • the purpose of the collection and processing;
  • the recipients (if any) to whom the personal data of the data subject shall be disclosed;
  • the time-limits for storing the personal data;
  • the practical modalities of exercising the rights of the data subject under the ESA PDP Framework. 

This notice is also enables ESA to obtain your consent relating to the collection and further processing of your personal data, under ESA PDP Framework. This privacy notice was last updated on: 3 August 2021.

 (1) Who is the Data Controller? 

Your personal data are collected and further processed as shown below upon the decision taken by ESA  as Data Controller.

  (2) What are the contact details of ESA's Data Protection Officer? 

According to ESA PDP Framework, your first point of contact concerning personal data matters is the ESA Data Protection Officer (“DPO”), who may be contacted at

  (3) What kind of personal data about you are collected and further processed? 

The personal data which may be collected and further processed for the purposes mentioned below are in particular

  • Name
  • Surname
  • E-mail
  • Company
  • Street no.
  • Postal code
  • Location 
  • Country

You are required not to send to the Agency any sensitive information (including information that indicate, directly or indirectly, an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, adhesion to unions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health life, sexual orientation, genetic or biometric data, criminal convictions).

(4) How are your personal data collected or further processed? 

Your personal data may be collected by various means, including via registration on

  • enquiry,
  • registration to Living Planet Symposium 2022
  • applications to attend Living Planet Symposium 2022

(5) Why are your personal data collected and further processed? 

Your personal data are collected and further processed in order to:

  • provide you access to, and enable the use of the portals.
  • manage your submissions to Living Planet Symposium 2022 as well as your requests and applications in relation to it.
  • enable your participation in Living Planet Symposium 2022
  • send you notifications in connection with Living Planet Symposium 2022
  • highlight and promote the Living Planet Symposium 2022, as well as to promote similar events, in the future on any media
  • send you newsletters and new features in relation with Living Planet Symposium 2022
  • conduct surveys
  • communicate your personal data to third-parties collaborators, contractors and/or partners involved in the organisation of Living Planet Symposium 2022 or in the fulfilment of any of the other purposes.
  • enrich social awareness and engagement by publishing event photos on this website, through Twitter and other social media channels related to the Living Planet Symposium 2022 platforms
  • categorise the browser on your computer and support us in storing user preferences and usage trends [add the relevant data, e.g. on an aggregated basis].

In addition to these purposes, the Agency may use your personal information for any of the purposes mentioned in Article 5 of the Policy on Personal Data Protection.

 (6) To whom might we disclose your personal data?

The Agency may disclose your personal data to any of the following third party recipients for the fulfilment of all or part of the purposes of the collection and processing of personal data, which are mentioned above:

Recipient acting as Data Processor


Servers and sub-processors of the recipient are  located in:


Olly Services





The Agency does not consider your personal data as an asset for sale and, thus, does not does not sell your personal data to any third parties.

(7) How long do we retain your personal data for?

The Agency may keep your personal data for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the above mentioned purposes. Your Personal Data shall be deleted thereafter. Your name and email will be deleted by Olly Services and Converia three months after the event.

(8) How can you erase, rectify, complete or amend your personal data?

The Agency is keen to collect and process accurate personal data and to keep it updated.

You may request the erasure, rectification, completion or amendment of your personal data if, and to the extent that it is inaccurate or incomplete, having regard to the purposes for which they are collected and processed, or if they are processed in violation with the principles referred in ESA PDP Framework.

If you choose to make a request for the erasure of personal data, you understand and agree that participation at the conference is not possible.

The above-mentioned request should be submitted to the ESA DPO, as first point of contact, by sending an email to:

  • Copy to:

You may also be allowed access to your personal data and have the possibility to erase, rectify, complete or amend it, according to the following modalities:

  1. by accessing your account via
  2. by entering your account User Id and password
  3. by clicking on “Log In”
  4. by actually erasing, rectifying, completing or amending your personal data

If you are unable to access your account, please contact

(9) What could you do in case of a data protection incident?

In case of a data protection incident, you should contact ESA DPO, as first point of contact, by sending an email to:

In case you wish to submit a complaint, you are required to comply with the Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Authority set forth by ESA PDP Framework. You will be required to demonstrate that a data protection incident occurred in relation to your personal data, following a decision of the Agency or at least to justify serious reasons to believe that such incident occurred.

(10) Your consent

The processing of personal data described in this privacy notice is based on your consent. You may provide your consent by accepting this privacy notice (selecting the ‘I have read and accepted the privacy policy’ checkbox) prior to proceeding with a submission or a registration.

You can withdraw such consent by requesting ESA to stop the processing. This will not affect the legitimacy of the personal data processing that took place prior to the withdrawal of user consent.
You can withdraw your consent at any time:

  • by sending an email to ESA DPO at: ; copy: