Description of the processing operation
The platform Valijkompass is a public and politically completely independent party profiling website accessible at: https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/ee/valijakompass2023 (Estonian version), https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/en/valijakompass2023 (English version) and https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/ru/valijakompass2023 (Russian version). It aims to provide a service for voters for the Estonian parliamentary election 2023 by improving transparency of parties’ positions.
The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence has developed Valijakompass in cooperation with Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) and Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR). Valijakompass is an online database designed for people who want to find out more about the political profiles of parties in Estonia. The tool is based on 35 statements regarding relevant issues in view of the 2023 Estonian parliamentary elections, covering a wide range of contemporary policy issues and political values in Estonian politics.
Users will be asked to position themselves on the 35 statements. An algorithm then compares their positions with the positions of the 8 parties running in the Estonian elections, providing the users with a personalised voting advice that shows their overlap with the political offer.
At the end of the matching exercise, the user will be asked if the data can be used for academic research purposes. The user then has to give his/her explicit agreement for this data to be used for academic research purposes. If they do so, they are asked to provide sociodemographic information (gender, age, education) and party preferences (which parties do they consider voting for, and which parties they would not vote for).
The European University Institute in Florence is the owner of the website shttps://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/ee/valijakompass2023, https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/en/valijakompass2023 and https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/ru/valijakompass2023. The EUI aims to provide correct information at the time of publishing, but does not guarantee completeness and accuracy as regards content, nor actuality or reliability of the information.
Personal data will be collected and further processed for the purposes detailed below. The relevant data processing operations are under the responsibility of the Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies acting as the Data Controller.
The EUI’s Data Protection Policy (available under the following link: https://www.eui.eu/About/DataProtection) applies to those operations.
What personal information do we collect, for what purpose, and through which technical means?
During the user session on the website https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/ee/valijakompass2023, https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/en/valijakompass2023 or https://euandi2019.eui.eu/survey/ru/valijakompass2023, the webserver will automatically store information on the date and time of the user session. No other information, e.g. the browser type used, the operating system, the IP address will be stored at all. Further information on the storage of internet log information can be found at: https://www.eui.eu/AboutTheWebsite/Cookies
The application will also store the answers to the 35 political statements. If the user agrees to participate in the academic research activity, the user will be asked to provide further information about age, sex, educational background and political preferences about parties. Also this data will be stored. No data will be collected which could enable an identification of the user providing the data.
Internet log information and the data collected for academic research will never be stored together. As a result, the user having provided the data which is collected for academic research cannot be identified, there is no link between user (session) and data collected for academic purpose.
Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?
Personal data may be collected only by the EUI services and units involved in the activity.
Data collected for academic research will be processed by the academic team responsible for the Voting Advice Application, including Dr. Lorenzo Cicchi (EUI). The data will eventually be made available in an open data repository for further analysis.
How do we protect and safeguard your information?
All personal data collected are internally processed only by designated EUI staff members or agents and stored on servers, which abide by the EUI’s security rules and standards.
In case an external contractor assists in the activity, the collected personal data and all information related to the event is stored on a computer of the external processor, who has to abide by the same rules as the others designated EUI staff members and agents.
How long do we keep personal data?
The EUI will keep personal data only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the institutional purposes mentioned above in point 2.
How can you verify, modify or delete your information?
If you wish to verify which personal data are stored by the responsible Data Controller, or access, correct or delete your personal data stored at the EUI, please contact the Data Controller at Erik.Jones@eui.eu. You will receive a reply within 30 working days of receipt of the request.
Remarks concerning this privacy statement can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right of recourse
If you consider that your rights under EUI President’s Decision 10/2019 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the EUI, you have the right to request a review according to Article 27 of the aforementioned decision.
Such requests should be addressed to the Data Controller:
Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
European University Institute
Prof. Erik Jones
Via Boccaccio 121
I – 50133 Firenze, Italy
They should be notified simultaneously to email@example.com.