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Data Protection

1. Handling of information

Information in connection with the webpage is handled by Transparency International Magyarország Alapítvány (address: 1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa u. 30. 4. em. 2.), who is also the operator of the site.

The Transparency International Magyarország Alapítvány (TI-H) wishes to inform its users and visitors about our method of handling personal information in connection with the usage of the webpage, our steps to protect this information and the rights and legal remedies open to users as prescribed by the relevant laws.

TI-H views it among its top priorities to act according to all laws conditioning the flow and storage of information, in particular Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information. We also deem it important to conduct business according to data-protective practices as set forth by the National Data Security and Freedom of Information Authority and other international suggestions and examples.

Our current data-protecting practices can be accessed at and it contains the rules concerning the automatically generated technical personal data, data submitted voluntarily by visitors such as data connected to the sending of our newsletter, communication between the provider and the user, feedback submitted by the user  and, furthermore,  data created in connection of supporting our organisation.

2. The goal of handling information, its basis and the sphere of the handled information

The handling of your information is based on voluntary, determined and informed consent, exclusively in line with lawful provisions restricting or enabling the handling of information. The basis of handling information is Act 2001 (CVIII.) 13/A. § (3) paragraph regarding technically necessary data for providing services.

With providing data you accept that TI-H should handle your personal information. Handling of data submitted through the webpage happens with the informed consent of the user while being aware of this information.

Technical data that is considered personal information is created automatically, according to the user’s computer setup, through the means of visiting TI-H’s webpage, making and maintaining electronic contact taking into consideration the browser and operation system, the internet protocol address (IP address), the domain name (URL), the time of visiting (the starting and ending point of the visitor’s visit) and the list of viewed pages. This is a peculiarity of the system that is technically indispensable. Creation of this data is necessary to operate the site, and it is only used for creating statistical data on the usage of our website. The TI-H does not connect this data with any other personal information. The webpage sends cookies to the users’ computer. Cookies are necessary for making pop-up messages visible and they serve to enhance the user experience. TI-H does not use cookies for commercial practices. Disabling cookies can be done on this webpage. The most effective way of disabling cookies is if this is done within the browser, this can be found in the Help section of the browser’s menu.

For accessing the services in connection with the webpage, TI-H has established a two-level eligibility circle. Anyone can visit the page without submitting personal information other than the technically automatic handling of data. On the second level of access, the user has to submit their email address. This is required in order to make a comment on the material available on In this case, the user chooses if they wish to give their opinion with or without a name. The user can change the nickname at any time. TI-H does not make your email visible to other users. In the case of requesting our newsletter, having questions or needing assistance, TI-H will only use your email for maintaining contact.

The aim of submitting and handling personal information is that users can comment and give feedback on the work of TI-H, ask for a newsletter and maintain communication between the provider and recipient. Stemming from this, the basis of handling information is the consent given through registration. The condition of registration is being completely informed about our method of handling information and the accepting the document declaring that the user is aware of our data handling policy. Handling of information is conducted no longer than the withdrawal of consent. The withdrawal may be done through opening the link in the newsletter or sending an email to

We call your attention to the fact that your opinion also constitutes personal information. From your opinion, conclusions can be drawn not only to your personal information but to others’ as well. We kindly ask you not to post others’ personal information on the webpage.

In case you support TI-H by donation or other support, you consent that your personal information be handled accordingly to the terms outlined above. Your name, address, email, telephone number, the sum of the donation, the time of the donation and bank account number can and may be handled for accounting purposes. The regulations for preserving data such as direct and indirect supporting documents for bookkeeping and accounting are set by Act 2000 (C.) 169. § (2) paragraph. Users are free to decide whether they wish to submit their personal information with their support for communication purposes and whether they consent that this information be used to support communication services. TI-H completes the consenting statement based on implications such as donation, support and providing further details. Your data will be handled confidentially, and will not be used for different ends than agreed with your consent. This data only serves the purpose of creating statistics.

3. The timeframe of handling information

The session IDs are automatically deleted when closing the browser. The users can delete their cookies at any time. Cookies automatically delete after 24 days.

4. The scale of people authorized to access information, data processors

Only our data processor colleagues have access to the users’ personal information and to the data recognized through the technical operations. Your email address is not public and cannot be accessed by third parties.

Personal information is not forwarded to a third party without the user’s consent. This way, in case of a request of legal assistance, the colleague performing legal aid, and the contributing lawyer has access to the personal information submitted by the user through the staff of TI-H.

In case the law requires the forwarding of information, TI-H inspects every single piece of data respectively to determine if the basis for forwarding the information is adequate. If necessary, we ask the opinion of the National Data Security and Freedom of Information Authority.

The users are free at any time to alter the information they have provided.

5. Users’ rights about handling personal information, legal opportunities and legal remedy, the deletion of data

The basis of handling personal information is the voluntary consent of users.

If you strongly feel that TI-H has violated your right to the security of personal information, please contact us so we can find a solution for the possible violation.

We inform you that you can present your claim to the civil judiciary or you can ask the help of the National Data Security and Freedom of Information Authority. The appropriate statuary provisions about this and the duties of the data handler are contained in Act 2011 (CXII.) on freedom of information. Statuaries on the electronic trade services and the services in connection with the information society can be found in Act 2001 (CVIII.) 13/A. §.

According to this, every visitor and user may ask for information regarding the processing of their data and can request that their personal information be changed. They can also ask, with exemption to the instances prescribed by law, for the deletion of their personal information.

The data collector gives a clear answer to the request within 25 days. If the person demands written information the data collector informs him/her about his/her data, the aim of data handling, the claim, the period of time, the data processor’s name, address, about any activity connecting to data handling, furthermore about who and how did or do receive this data and for what purpose. The user can inquire at the postal address of the data collector or the e-mail address.

Requesting information is free of charge if the applicant has not given in another information request about the same topic in the same year. If he/she has done so then the data collector can levy a fee.

The users can object to the handling of their personal data if:

  • handling (and forwarding) of personal data is necessary only for the data controller and data receiver to exercise their rights
  • the use of personal data is for business, survey or academic research
  • the right to protest is made possible by law.

You can ask for the modification and deletion of you data at the e-mail address of the data collector or the e-mail address. With data deletion the data will become unrecognizable it is not restorable anymore.

The data collector examines the objection within the shortest timeframe, but within 15 days and inform the applicant in written form. If the objection is acceptable the data collector concludes the collection and forwarding of information, and blocks the data. Furthermore, he/she informs those who have earlier received this data because they also have to cease the collection of information and delete the data. The data collector does not inform them if it does not violate the applicant’s rights.

A request to delete an account, submitted by email, will be answered by the data processor within three working days.

The data processor will delete personal information in case it is unlawful to process it, the involved party asks, the time required to store the data has elapsed or it is under obligation by the court or by the National Data Security and Freedom of Information Authority.

The data processor is not allowed to delete data once it has been issued to submit it by law. In case the data processor issues an objection, which is then approved by the court, the data may not be forwarded to the requesting party.

In case the involved party does not agree with the decision of the data processor, they may take the case to court within the next 30 days of the decision being made. The court shall give priority to the matter.

For the option of legal remedy, you can turn to the National Data Security and Freedom of Information Authority.

If there are any further inquiries regarding the protection of personal information, please send and email to

We call your attention to the fact, that your opinion is personal information too. By accepting the statement, the commenter consents that their information be handled by others. From your opinion, conclusion can be drawn about your or others’ personal information. The legal basis for handling the information of the commenter is Act 2011 (CXII.) 6. § (7) paragraph, which states that an individual’s consent has to be seen as given in order to submit information provided while participating in public appearances. TI-H views comments as public appearances so it can make them visible for as long as deemed fit. It is not obliged to remove or anonymize comments upon the request of the user or upon the user deleting their account.

6. Data Security Measures

TI-H handles the personal data with absolute confidentiality. It uses only the data which is necessary for services. In the case of contribution, TI-H uses the data accordingly the instructions of the person who owns the data.

The data handler absolutely pursues data security. To achieve it, it has done those technical and organizing measures and it those proceeding rules which are necessary for the compliance of data handling and data security rules. The data handler regularly reviews these measures and rules and modifies them if it is necessary.

7. Clause

The data controller maintains the rights to modify the data security information. Especially, when the number of services increases or the law made it mandatory. The modification of data cannot mean that personal data can be handled inappropriately. The data handler publishes the information about modifications 15 days in advance.

8. Relating laws

The data handler takes precautions to adhere to any applicable laws. At the time of the publishing of current document, these laws are the following:

  • Act CXII of 2011 on Information Self-determination and Freedom of Information
  • Act CVIII of 2001 on Certain Issues of Electronic Commerce Activities and Information Society Services
  • Act LXVI of 1992 on Keeping Records on the Personal Data and Address of Citizens (modified: 15. April 2016)

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