Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Privacy Policy

The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ, “we”, “us “ or “our”) -Tax ID 93242140239 –  recognizes the importance of protecting the personal information collected from members and users in the operation of its services and takes reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with Art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679.

This page informs you of our policy regarding the collection, use, protection, and disclosure of personal data that we may collect from you or that you may provide.

By submitting your information to ECINEQ, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

ECINEQ may collect information from you in the following ways: (1) directly from your verbal or written input (emails or other electronic messages, membership application forms, manuscripts submitted for publication in the Ecineq Working Papers Series); (2) automatically through Conferencemaker website, when submitting/registering to the Ecineq general meeting.

Ecineq may collect Personal Data that include but are not limited to:
E-mail address
First name and last name
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
Educational and professional interests, age range, gender

Ecineq may also collect Other Data that include but are not limited to:
Comments, feedback, posts and other content you provide to ECINEQ.

Information about your First and Last name and your affiliation may be published on public areas of the Website such as the “List of Members” section or the “Conference Programme” section.

You may also provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “Submissions”), for example manuscripts to be published in the Working Papers section or in Job Postings and Announcements sections. Such information are also shared among the community via social networks ( and To the extent that your Submissions are posted on the Website, they are posted and transmitted to others at your own risk. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your Submission. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Submission will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

ECINEQ may receive information about you if you use any of the websites we operate or the other services we provide. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, conferencemaker, business partners and sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, academic institutions, search information providers, and credit reference agencies) from whom we may receive information about you.

Ecineq uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain our website.
To notify you about changes to our website or to any services we freely offer or provide though it.
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the website and other free services provided.
To send you periodic mails with announcements, job postings and information about working papers.
To provide you with information that you request from us.
To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
For any other purpose with your consent.

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Italy and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Italy and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
ECINEQ will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure and Sharing of Your Information

ECINEQ will not disclose to or share your personal information with any unaffiliated third party except as follows:
–  Where necessary in connection with services provided by third parties (i) who provide us with a wide range of office, administrative, information technology, production, payment, or business management services, and (ii) who are required to comply with this policy;
–  Where you voluntarily provide information in response to an advertisement from a third party;
–  Where your consent has been provided, with a third party such as an academic institution, school, employer, business or other entity which has provided you with access to a product or service through an integration or access code, information may be shared regarding your engagement with the service or product, results of assessments taken and other information you input into the product or service;
–  Where Ecineq is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities and government agencies, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; to comply with a subpoena or other legal process; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to enforce our Terms of Service, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our services, users or others; and to investigate fraud;
If necessary in connection with providing publishing services on behalf of third parties, such as institutions and societies, ECINEQ may disclose navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics and demographics information that does not reveal your identity or personal information.

Legal Requirements

ECINEQ may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
·         To comply with a legal obligation;
·         To protect and defend the rights or property of ECINEQ;
·         To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website;
·         To protect the personal safety of users of the websiet or the public;
·         To protect against legal liability.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You have the right to obtain access to your personal data as well as rectification or eresure of such data or the restriction of the processing concerning you, and to object to the processing (pursuant to Art.15 et seq. of the Regulation).  You can also reques a change of your personal information that you provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
For all these requests, please, write to

Security Of Data

Access to your personal data will be restricted to only those who need to know that information and required to perform their job function. The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use acceptable physical, technical and administrative means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective .
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: