2.1. We, the Church of Scientology International (“CSI,” “we,” “us,” “our”), 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States of America, are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data at all times. CSI is in charge of the ecclesiastical management of Scientology Churches and missions. You can contact us via email at email@example.com.
2.2. The Church of Scientology Europe (“CSEU” or “Continental Liaison Office”), Fabriksparken 15, 2600 Glostrup, Denmark, is our main European establishment managing the Scientology Churches and missions in Europe.
3.1. The Church of Scientology (“the Church”) is formed into an ecclesiastical structure which unifies and aligns a multitude of diverse religious activities. Spanning all entities belonging to the ecclesiastical structure is a system of international ecclesiastical management from Church of Scientology International through a series of Continental Liaison Offices responsible for geographic zones. This management structure supports, coordinates and works to ensure that the spiritual philosophy and technologies of Dianetics and Scientology are available to anyone who wishes to receive them and that Scientology services and practices are applied precisely as L. Ron Hubbard (“LRH”), the Founder of the Scientology religion, set forth.
3.2. Further, and to realize Scientology’s greater humanitarian objectives, the Church supports a series of Social Betterment Corporations in the fields of morality (The Way to Happiness), drug prevention (Narconon), rehabilitation (Criminon) and literacy (Applied Scholastics), or Humanitarian Programs in the domains of mental health (Citizens Commission on Human Rights), universal human rights (United for Human Rights) and disaster response (Volunteer Ministers). Social Betterment Corporations are coordinated by the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE).
3.3. The IAS (International Association of Scientologists) is the official membership organization of Scientology. Its purpose is to unite, advance, support and protect the Scientology religion and Scientologists in all parts of the world. Thanks to the support of its members, the IAS provides grants to sponsor the Social Betterment and Humanitarian Programs supported by the Church.
3.4. The World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) is an international membership organization whose members use L. Ron Hubbard Management Technology and embrace the responsibilities and ethical standards of WISE membership.
4.1. CSI acts as the data controller for the processing of the personal data that you provide to entities belonging to the ecclesiastical structure of the Church, such as directly to CSI via one of our Websites or to local Churches and missions.
4.2. The local Churches and missions, including CSEU, act as data processors on our behalf.
5.1. When you use one of our Websites or our social media channels, we may process the following categories of personal data:
5.2. When you communicate with us by filling out a contact form on one of our Websites, or via email, telephone, fax or social media channels, we may process the following categories of personal data:
5.3. When you take a Personality test, such as the Oxford Capacity Analysis (OCA) test, we may process the following categories of personal data:
5.4. When you take an e-course, we may process the following categories of personal data:
5.5. When you order or purchase materials, such as a book or an information kit, we may process the following categories of personal data:
5.7. Please note that the various options described above may apply simultaneously. For example, if you take a Personality test via one of our Websites, both Articles 5.1. and 5.3. apply. We receive most of your personal data directly from you, but it may happen that we receive additional information about your preferences and browsing behavior from partners such as Google. If you require more information about the personal data these parties process about you and make available to others, you are kindly requested to consult their respective Privacy Policies.
6.1. In the table below, we explain the purposes for which we process your personal data and on which legal basis we do so. We rely on the following legal bases:
7.1. We will never disclose your personal data to third parties outside the Church of Scientology without your consent or another lawful basis, unless legally obliged to do so. For example, we may rely on service providers to:
7.3. If you become a member of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) or the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE), these affiliated organizations might share your personal data with us. If you require more information about the personal data that affiliated organizations process about you as a member, you are kindly requested to consult their respective Privacy Policies.
7.4. We may be legally obliged to share your personal data with competent law enforcement agents or representatives, judicial authorities, governmental agencies or bodies, including competent data protection authorities.
7.5. We do not send your personal data in an identifiable manner to any other third party than the ones mentioned in Articles 7.1., 7.2., 7.3. and 7.4. without your explicit consent to do so. However, we may send anonymized data to other organizations that may use those data for improving materials and services as well as to tailor the marketing, displaying and selling of those materials and services.
8.1. We process your personal data both within and outside the European Economic Area (EEA), including in the USA. In order to process your personal data for the purposes outlined above, we may also transfer your personal data to third parties who process on our behalf outside the EEA. Each entity outside the EEA that processes your personal data will be bound to observe adequate safeguards with regard to the processing of your personal data. For CSI, such safeguards result from the fact that we are directly bound by compliance with EU legislation in the context of personal data protection. For third parties, such safeguards may be the consequence of:
8.2. We may transfer anonymized and/or aggregated data to organizations outside the EEA. Should such transfer take place, we will ensure that there are safeguards in place to ensure the safety and integrity of your data and all rights with respect to your personal data you might enjoy under applicable mandatory law.
9.1. We do our utmost best to process only those personal data which are necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned above.
9.2. Your personal data are only processed for as long as needed to achieve the purposes listed above or up until such time where you withdraw your consent for processing them. Your withdrawal of consent may imply that you can no longer use the whole or part of one of our Websites. We will de-identify your personal data when they are no longer necessary for the purposes outlined above, unless there is:
9.3. If you fill out a Three Mailings Form, your personal data provided on the Three Mailings Form will only be retained until one year after the third mailing was sent unless you notify us that you object to such processing, except as otherwise permitted or required by a legal or regulatory obligation or a judicial or administrative order. If during this retention period you fill out another Three Mailings Form, your personal data provided on the Three Mailings Form you filled out second will only be retained as long as your personal data provided on the Three Mailings Form you filled out first is retained. If during this retention period, you enroll for a Church service or sign up to volunteer in a Social Betterment and Humanitarian Program, the personal data you provided in the context of your purchase will become part of your personal record for such Church service or program, and we may use it for the purpose of your participation therein consistent with our related Privacy Policies.
9.5. We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal data safe from unauthorized access or theft as well as accidental loss by tampering or destruction. Access by our staff members or third parties’ personnel will only be on a need-to-know basis and be subject to strict confidentiality obligations. You understand, however, that safety and security are best efforts obligations which can never be guaranteed.
9.6. If you are registered to receive promotional information, such as communications, promotions, offerings and newsletters, via email or other person-to-person electronic communication channels, you can change your preferences for receiving such promotional information by clicking the opt-out link provided in such promotional information.
10.1. You may at any time request information about your personal data, rectification, erasure or restriction of your personal data and you may object to further processing thereof by contacting the Data Protection Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact details below.
10.2. More specifically, you have the right to request access to all personal data processed by us pertaining to you, meaning that you have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee for multiple subsequent requests for access that are clearly submitted for causing nuisance or harm to us. Each request must specify which data categories you wish access to and for what processing activities.
10.3. You have the right to rectification, i.e., to ask that any personal data pertaining to you that are inaccurate, are corrected free of charge. If you submit a request for correction, your request needs to be accompanied of proof of the flawed nature of the data for which correction is asked.
10.4. You have the right to withdraw your earlier given consent for processing of your personal data.
10.5. You have the right to erasure, i.e., to request that personal data pertaining to you be deleted if these data are no longer required in the light of the purposes outlined above or if you withdraw your consent for processing them. However, you need to keep in mind that a request for deletion will be evaluated by us against:
10.6. You have the right to restriction instead of deletion, i.e., to request that we limit the processing of your personal data if:
10.7. You have the right to object to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes and, in addition, if:
10.8. You have the right to data portability, i.e., to receive from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format all personal data you have provided to us if the processing is based on your consent or a contract with you and the processing is carried out by automated means.
10.9. If you wish to submit a request to exercise one or more of the rights listed above, you can contact our Data Protection Officer by sending an email to email@example.com. An email requesting to exercise a right will not be construed as consent with the processing of your personal data beyond what is required for handling your request. Such a request should meet the following conditions: