Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hi there, we’re FUNDAȚIA EL (CUI: 8136793), and welcome to our privacy policy. This policy sets out how we handle your personal information if you’re a user or visitor to our website. It applies across this website (

When we say ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘Fundația’, ‘Fundația El’, ‘Liviu Mocan’ or ‘8136793’ it’s because that’s who we are, and we own and run the website.

If we say ‘policy’ we’re talking about this privacy policy.

The type of personal information we collect

We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our website.

The most common types of information we collect include things like: email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details, your actions on our website (including any selections or inputs) and web and email analytics data.

How we collect personal information

We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us or send us a communication automatically as you navigate through the website, or through other people when you use services associated with the website.

How we use personal information

We will use your personal information:

a. Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties', legitimate interests. These interests include:
i. operating the website;         
ii. providing you with services described on the website;         
iii. verifying your identity;         
iv. carrying out technical analysis to determine how to improve the website and services we provide;         
v. monitoring activity on the website, e.g. to identify potential fraudulent activity and to ensure compliance with the laws;         
vi. managing our relationship with you;         
vii. managing our legal and operational affairs (including, managing risks relating to content and fraud matters);         
viii. improving our products and services; and         
ix. providing general administrative and performance functions and activities.


b. Where you give us consent:
i. customising our services and website - where this involves the use of cookies or similar technologies – in order to provide a more personalised experience.


c. For purposes which are required by law.


d. For the purpose of responding to requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

When we disclose your personal information

We will disclose personal information to the following recipients:
    a. our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc.);
    b. regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations;
    c. subcontractors and service providers who assist us in connection with the ways we use personal information (as set out above); security and fraud prevention services; analytics services which are located in România, Germany, the UK and the US; identification verification services; and operational tooling services which are located in România, Germany, the UK and the US. Noting that our subcontractors and services providers may also transfer and access such information from other countries in which they have operations.
    d. a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity;
    e. a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address financial or reputational risks;
    f. a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property infringement or any other infringement; and
    g. other recipients where we are authorised or required by law to do so.

Where we transfer and/or store your personal information

We are based in România, so your data will be processed in România. Some of the recipients we have described in the above section, and to whom we disclose your personal information, are based in places like Germany, the UK and the US. We do this on the basis of this policy. In order to protect your information, we take care where possible to work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.

How we keep your personal information secure

We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by us and our service providers, and occasionally hard copy files that are kept in secure locations in România, Germany, the UK and the US. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, and data encryption where appropriate.

How you can access your personal information

You have the right to make a request to access other personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. To make an access or correction request, contact us using the contact details at the end of this policy.

Choices regarding your personal information

You have choices about cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies some parts of our website may not work properly in your case.

Cookies (not the type you eat!) and web analytics

For more general information on cookies, see

When you visit our website, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and does not reveal your identity. We’re talking about the following kinds of details:
    a. your IP address or proxy server IP address’;
    b. the domain name you requested;
    c. the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
    d. the date and time of your visit to the website;
    e. the length of your session;
    f. the pages which you have accessed;
    g. the number of times you access our site within any month;
    h. the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
    i. the website which referred you to our website;
    j. the operating system which your computer uses; and
    k. the technical capabilities of your web browser.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of information that a website requests from your browser. These are stored on your device in order to help you navigate on our website efficiently, perform certain actions and allow the website to “retain” your actions or preferences over time.

How and why do we use cookies?


Our website uses cookies mainly for the following purposes:

  • to retain the individual actions and preferences of users;
  • to ensure the proper functioning of the website and increase its performance;
  • to help users perform various activities without having to re-enter information when navigating from one page to another or when they return to the website later;
  • storing cookies on your computer gives us an easy way to personalize or improve your experience on our website, but also to make your next visit more enjoyable.

We will not use cookies for purposes other than those mentioned in this policy.

What sort of information can be collected through cookies?

a. Your IP address or proxy server IP;
b. The requested domain;
c. The name of the internet service provider;
d. The date and time of visits to the website;
e. The duration of the session;
f. The accessed pages;
g. The number of connections;
h. The viewed page and information related to it;
i. The website from which you were sent to our website;
j. Your operating system;
k. The technical capabilities of your browser; and
l. Other…

How can you manage cookies?

Most browsers support cookies, but you can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already stored on your computer and you can configure most browsers to prevent the storage of cookies. However, if you do so, you may need to manually adjust certain preferences each time you visit a website, and certain services and features may not work.

What cookies do we use on this website?

Strictly necessary cookies that are needed for the proper functioning and operation of our website. These include, for example, cookies that necessary for the administration of the system and for the prevention of fraudulent activities.

Analytical/performance cookies that allow us to recognize and count visitors and find out how visitors navigate on our website. These types of cookies help us to improve the browsing experience of users on our website so that they can more easily find the information they are looking for.

Functionality cookies that are used to recognize users who return to our website. These cookies help us to personalize the content of our website for you and to remember your preferences (for example, cookies that remember the content you previously visited on this website). Therefore, the use of functional cookies allows us to provide you with content tailored to your interests.

Information about children

Our website is not suitable for children under the age of 16 years, so if you are under 16 we ask that you do not use our website (if you are a young tech wiz, please direct your nearest responsible adult to use the website for you!). If you are from 16 to 18 years, you can browse the website but you’ll need the supervision of a parent or guardian. It’s the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their children’s use of our website.

Information you make public or give to others

If you make your personal information available to other people, we can’t control or accept responsibility for the way they will use or manage that data. There are lots of ways that you can find yourself providing information to other people. Before making your information publicly available or giving your information to anyone else, think carefully. If you’re sharing information via another website, check the privacy policy for that site to understand its information management practices as this privacy policy will not apply.

How you can manage or delete your personal information

We retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you and others, and to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your personal information or to provide you with any services, you can request that we erase your personal information by: contacting us via

How long we keep your personal information

Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information we may retain information as necessary for our legitimate interests, to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations or requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities and take other actions permitted by law. Any information we retain will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

When we need to update this policy

We will need to change this policy from time to time in order to make sure it stays up to date with the latest legal requirements and any changes to our privacy management practices.

A copy of the latest version of this policy will always be available on this page.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or the way in which we have been managing your personal information, please contact us via

We’re really glad you made it to the end of the privacy policy, because knowing this stuff is the best way to understand how your personal information is used and how to best manage it!

If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you:

For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a ‘data controller’ of your personal information.

How you can access your personal information

You are also entitled to ask us to port your personal information (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests, such as profiling and, where we have asked for your consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully described below.

These rights are limited in some situations – for example, we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your personal information. In some instances, this means that we may retain some data even if you withdraw your consent.

Where we require your personal information to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on us. In all other cases, provision of requested personal information is optional.

If you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities. The relevant data protection authority will be the data protection authority of the country: (i) of your habitual residence; (ii) of your place of work; or (iii) in which you consider the alleged infringement has occurred. 

*Both personal information and personal data have the same meaning in the context of this Privacy Policy.

Fundația El's Website Privacy Policy v1.0, effective date: 12th of December, 2023