Privacy policy

Privacy policy


Privacy Policy Notice explains how the Provider (Bulgaria Analytica, България аналитика, Център за изследвания на балканския и черноморския регион (ЦИБЧР), The Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (CBBSS),“us”, “we” or ” (“our”) collects, uses and shares personal information through its online interfaces owned and controlled by the The Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies, including by (collectively and separately referred to as the Site).

Please read this text carefully to get acquainted with our activities. If you do not understand some aspects of our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing us to [email protected].


What does the section Privacy Policy include

Privacy Policy refers to the information we collect for you through our Site. Some of the functionality of our Site may be accessed without the need for personal data, although disclosure of personal information is required for all functionalities and services.

Personal information may include both your name and email address, as well as other related information. You are responsible for the accuracy of your personal information you provide to us. Providing inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site; the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you.


Privacy and security of personal information

The privacy and security of your information is of paramount importance to us. We use industry-standard physical, technical and administrative security measures which ensure the privacy and security of your personal information that we will not share with third parties except in the cases outlined in this document or when we believe that such sharing is necessary in special cases, such as preventing abuse or malicious activity.

All the information you share with the Site is encrypted and as any webpage in the system it is only available through However, it is your responsibility to keep your login data secure.


Data for children and minors

We are committed to the protection of personal data, especially of children and minors. If you are a child or a minor, please discuss your intention to use our services with your parents or guardians.ици. We will take the necessary measures to erase personal information for a child or a minor provided on our Site without the consent of a parent or guardian as soon as we are informed of the existence of such personal information.


What do you agree to when using our site

Please note that by providing personal information, you acknowledge and agree that we shall collect, use and provide your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as required by applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not provide us with personal information. If you opt-out, withdraw your consent, or if you choose not to provide us with the requested personal information, we may not be able to provide you with the services offered on our Site.


We collect two types of information for our users.


Summarized information. This information is used for statistical purposes, to measure activity and visits on our website, and to improve user navigation. Therefore, the data described below (IP address and your activity on our Site) are collected on the basis of the legitimate interests of the administrator – Art. 6, par. 1, b. (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Upon entering our website, our hosting provider collects data about your IP address. Upon entering our website, our hosting provider collects data about your IP address. processes these data to improve service security and statistical and marketing research (see privacy policy information).

Google Analytics: When logging in and navigating through our web site Google (Google Analytics) also collects and processes your location information and other technical information about your activity on our website. Data collected by Google Analytics includes your IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet, “clicks” to, through, and from our page (including date and time), and information about your interactions with our Site (such as possible views, clicks and mouse movements). Google Analytics uses different technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS and other sensors that can, for example, supply Google with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and power sources. For more information on how Google Analytics uses this data, please see the page “How Google uses data when you use our partners‘ sites or apps” (at or at any other electronic address where Google may publish these terms). Please check Google page periodically for any changes or updates to these terms and conditions and to the information collected through Google Analytics.

We may use cookies and/or web beacons to help us identify subsequent visitors, the type of content and sites a user visits on our Site; the time he/she spends in a particular section of the Site, and the specific functionalities that users prefer to use. Essentially, cookies are a user ID for our servers. Web beacons are small image files connected to our servers that allow us to monitor the use of our Site and its associated functionalities. Cookies and Web beacons allow Bulgaria Analytica to serve you better and more efficiently and to personalize your experience on the Site. Cookies and web beacons are not used to store personal information.

You have the ability to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to disable the use of cookies. This is located in the browser tools, in the Help section. If you disable the use of cookies, many of the functions and convenient features of the Site may not work properly for you.


Personal information. We collect personal information when you create an account, update or modify the information in your account; comment on articles on the site; answer a poll; subscribe to the Site to receive our weekly newsletter CBBSS INFOLETTER ON OIL AND GAS E & P; send us emails and/or participate in events organized by the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies. We may use the personal information provided to respond to your inquiries, to provide a specific course and/or services; our service updates; Site support or updates messages, and more.

Sign up. If you sign up to the Site, you will need to provide us with personal information, such as your name, email address, date of birth, and other information.

Communications with the Provider. We receive personal information when you send us emails or otherwise contact us.

Processing debit, credit cards and bank accounts by third parties. We give you the opportunity to support our business with debit, credit cards and bank accounts through a payment service provider (PayPal, and banks). Please note that only the payment service provider collects and processes the information from your debit, credit cards and bank accounts.


How we use the information collected

Summarized information This information is needed to build better and more useful services through statistical analysis of user characteristics and behavior, demographic indicators and preferred categories in our Site.

Personal information. Except as provided in this Privacy Notice, we shall not disclose any information from the Site relating to you. In addition to the uses of personal information described in this document, we also have the right to use the information for the purposes listed below. We may use it for scientific purposes, including for the purpose of improving and customizing the Site and the products we offer on it.

Updates. We use personal information when you sign up for different messages.

Communication with the Provider When you send us a request or contact us, we may use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry and/or use it in the ways described in this document. We may archive personal information and/or use it for future contact with you.

Government bodies, legal rights and actions. The Provider is entitled to share your personal information with the appropriate government bodies upon duly filed application for the establishment and exercise of our legal right or the protection of our property, in defense against legal claims or in other cases according to applicable legislation. In such cases, we reserve the right to object or waive such a right or claim a right or waive such a right. In addition, we may share your personal information if we consider it necessary to investigate, protect or take action in connection with illegal or suspected illegal activities in the protection and assertion of the rights, property or security of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies, the Site, our users or other stakeholders, as well as in other cases.


Updating your personal information

You have access to your personal information and can confirm that it is accurate and up-to-date, and choose to receive material from us or our partners through our Site by visiting your profile or by emailing us with a similar request. Please note that when something is disabled, we store residual information in our databases, access registers, and other arrays, and such information may or may not contain your personal information.


The rights of data subjectsshall be interpreted according to the provisions of Chapter III of (Regulation (EC) 2016/679).


External links

For your convenience, we may provide links to sites that are supported by organizations other than the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (Third Parties). We do not provide your personal information to Third Parties without your express consent. We do not accept and are not responsible for third-party privacy policies. If you choose to click on a link to a Third Party page, you should familiarize yourself with their privacy policy and check how the Third Party will collect and use your personal information.


Changes to Privacy Policy

Please note that we regularly review our privacy practices and they could be changed. Any change, addition or amendment will take effect immediately after it is posted to the Site. We shall notify you of any substantial changes to our Privacy Policy, including by posting a message on the Site’s main page for a reasonable period of time after the change takes place and by changing the date of this document (located at the top of this page).
Do not forget to periodically check this page to get familiar with the latest version of our Privacy Policy.


If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, you can email us to [email protected].


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