Global Covenant of Mayors


Global Covenant of Mayors


This Privacy Statement provides the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy’s (“GCoM”) policy regarding the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any personal information collected via (“Website”) and describes how GCoM uses and protects your personal information. This Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected in any other way, unless expressly indicated by us.

What Personal Information do we collect?

You may have the opportunity via our Website to provide us with personal information about you and your interests. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail address and policy interests.

Any of your personal information collected by us is kept on secure servers. We use appropriate organisational and technical measures to secure your personal information, such as data encryption.

Cookies policy

Visiting GCoM’s website implies the collection of personal data by means of cookies or similar technologies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a tiny file saved on your device when visiting websites. It allows websites to function as efficiently and simply as possible. You can change your mind later on, by removing the accepted cookies in your browser.

What kind of cookies do we store on your device?

There are different types of cookies. Some are mandatory for the proper functioning of a website, others can be refused:

Cookies mandatory for the functioning of our website:

They are essential to be able to use all the following features of our website.

Name Storage duration Usage
Cookie-lawinfo- checkbox 1 year Record your consent regarding GCoM’s website

Statistics cookies:

Name Storage duration Usage
_gat Current session Used to throttle request rate.
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gid 1 day Used to distinguish users
cli_user_preference 6 months Used to note cookie preferences
viewed_cookie_policy 6 months Used to note whether you have viewed the cookie policy

Automatically collected information

We collect and store certain technical information about your visit for use in website management and security purposes. This information includes: The Internet domain from which you access our Website (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from an educational domain); The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our Website; The type of browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome) used to access our site; The operating system (e.g. OS X) used to access our site; The date and time you access our site; The URLs of the pages you visit; If you visited this website from another Website, the URL of the forwarding site.

This information is used to help us make our Website more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use. Raw data logs are retained for up to one year for security and Website management purposes only.

How we use personal information we collect

We use the personal data you provide:

  • To communicate with you
  • To provide you with information regarding us or other parties that may be of interest to you
  • To respond to any enquiries you may make
  • To manage, evaluate and improve our Website
  • To comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards
  • To perform auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services
  • To protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy or others and to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of any agreement with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Should we use data for other purposes you will be provided with specific notice at the time of collection. We retain your personal information for up to a maximum of 10 years for the purpose for which it was collected, including legitimate business reasons, and/or legal and regulatory requirements.

Rights with respect to your Personal Information

You have the right to access or correct your personal information. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we delete your personal information or restrict its use. You have the right to request that we refrain from processing your personal information. Where you have given your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For inquiries about your personal information or exercising your rights, please contact:

You may also lodge a complaint with the applicable data protection authority:

Transfer of personal information to other countries

By signing up to our newsletter via the website, email address and name information are transferred to MailChimp. This may involve the transfer and processing of your personal information to countries outside of the EU. You can consult a copy of the MailChimp policy on data transfers and GDPR compliance here.


Throughout our Website, we provide links to other servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our visitors. We take no responsibility (and shall have no liability) for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers and/or websites. Creating a text link from your website to our website does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”

Legal disclaimer

Though we take industry standard measures and other efforts to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, and/or in connection with a verified request relating to criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.

Updates to our Privacy Statement

We will revise or update this Privacy statement if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. Please refer to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this Privacy Statement, we will post a new Privacy Statement on our Website and change the date on it. Changes to the Privacy Statement shall not apply retroactively.

Data controller and contact information

The European Climate Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. The European Climate Foundation (GCoM platform) is the data controller for this processing activity.

If you have questions about our privacy practices, you may contact us at the above address or by e-mailing

Global Covenant of Mayors
Mezzanine Floor
1000 Brussels

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