General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Dear EFI Member,

As per May 25th 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. It is designed to empower all EU citizens, giving them control over data privacy.

The European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) needs to store certain personal details (including, but not limited to, name, address, e-mail address, membership category, age and date of payment of the annual fee etc.) We need this information to be able to send out information such as the EFI Newsletter and other relevant information, as well as registering membership payment.

All personal details that you have given us as a current or new member, or when renewing your membership, means that you consent that EFI stores your data. On your personal page, (available by logging into your account via the members section on our website) you have the option to specifically authorize or decline that:


  1. Your e-mail address is provided to EFI board approved organisations;
  2. Your e-mail address/contact details are available on the EFI website(e.g. member search);
  3. You agree to receiving EFI board approved mailings.


You can change your preferences at any time by logging onto the members section on the EFI website ( and you can also always request from EFI what kind of data we have stored about you. You also have the right to request that all your personal information is removed.

We trust to have informed you sufficiently. Should  you have questions and/or remarks, please feel free to contact the EFI Central Office.