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Subscribing members must use personal contacts and forms by logging in the Membership area.
WORKPRESS WPA is pleased that you have visited our website and are interested in our association, information, services and products. It is important to us to protect your personal data throughout the entire business process and we want you to feel secure when visiting our Internet pages. In the following, we explain what information WORKPRESS WPA collects when you visit our website and how this information is used.
WORKPRESS WPA takes the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from being lost or misused. Thus your data is saved in a secure operating environment which is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted by Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) during transmission. Our servers ensure traceability to standards compliant files SSAE 16, ISAE 3402 (US) and ISO 14641-1 (EU).
Personal data is specific information about personal or factual characteristics relating to a certain natural person or a natural person who can be specified. This includes information such as your real name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Information which cannot be directly linked to your real identity - such as favourite websites or number of users of a site - is not considered personal data.
In normal cases, you can visit all publically accessible WORKPRESS WPA websites without providing any personal details.When you visit our web pages, our web servers always temporarily save for security purposes the connection data of the computer connecting to our site, a list of the web pages that you visit within our site, the date of your visit, the identification data of the type of browser and operation system used as well as the website through which you linked to our site. Personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless you provide this data voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration for an event, competition, survey, fulfilment of a contract, or an information request.
WORKPRESS WPA has a central office in Athens (Greece) and regional offices outside of the European Community in the USA and Australia. The data entered by the various regional offices WORKPRESS WPA is stored and managed on central servers database located in Germany. According to requirements, data can in part be addressed by the various WORKPRESS WPA offices worldwide. Although outside of the European Union, the offices in USA and Australia have been bound by directive to abide by the EU data protection laws.
WORKPRESS WPA does not share, sell, transfer or otherwise disseminate your personal data to other third parties, unless this is required for the purpose of the contract, is required by law or you have given express consent to do so. For instance, it may be necessary to pass on your address and order data to our contractors when you order products or services.
WORKPRESS WPA companies would like to contact you in order to inform you about our offers and other news. When registering on our web pages, your data is stored initially in the central WORKPRESS WPA address database. This enables us to send you e-mails as well as postal communications.
If you do not wish these services, you have several options to have your data removed from the distribution list. We will process any such request addressed in writing to our Customer Service Department as quickly as possible.
You determine whether you wish to continue to receive services offered via e-mail. Every user can select which services he or she wishes to receive in the future by means of the "Unsubscribe – Manage Profile" button.
Of course, as a WORKPRESS WPA customer you will continue to receive all necessary information concerning important changes in connection with existing contracts (e.g. confirmations, cancellations, etc.).
We use tracking software to determine how many users visit our website and how often. We do not use this software to collect personal data. The data are used solely in anonymous and summarised form for statistical purposes and for developing the website.
"Cookies" are small files that enables us to store information related to your PC and you, the user, specifically, while you visit one of our websites. Cookies help us to determine how frequently our internet pages are accessed as well as the number of users. And they help us configure our offers so that they are as convenient and efficient as possible for you.
We use so-called "session cookies", those that are stored exclusively for the duration of your visit to one of our Internet pages. We do not create an individual profile of your online activities.
Using our products and services without cookies is also possible. In your browser, you can deactivate the saving of cookies, limit them to particular websites, or set the browser to notify you when a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC hard drive at any time (file: "cookies"). Please note that in this case you will have to expect a limited page presentation and limited user guidance.
Upon written request, we will inform you as to what personal data we have stored pertaining to you. In accordance with the Telemedia Act, you have the right as a user to obtain information about what data WORKPRESS WPA has stored relating to your person.
You may, at any time, revoke previously given permission to store, process, or use your personal information. In such a case, WORKPRESS WPA will block or delete your data in accordance with your wishes.
WORKPRESS WPA websites contain links to other websites. WORKPRESS WPA has no influence on the editorial content of third party websites, nor whether their operators respect data protection regulations.
If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, kindly contact the WORKPRESS WPA Data Protection Officer who will be pleased to assist you with all requests for information, proposals or complaints.
Data Protection Officer
eu-privacy [a] workpress.org
Duty to inform in accordance with § 5 of gemäß Telemediengesetz (German Telecommunications Media Law ) .
Association with domicile in 8369 NW 66 Street Miami, FL 33195 (USA) and Zoodochoupigis street, 10681, Athens, (Greece). Non-profit organization under the law 281 06-1914 member of the HFV and Non Governmental Organization.
Michael Bourlakis, President of the Association WORKPRESS
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Alan Sarti, responsible communication and website WORKPRESS
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The layout and contents of the WORKPRESS website are protected by copyright.
Workpress is funded exclusively by contributions from media outlets, businesses and the contributions of its Members. To guarantee full political and financial independence Workpress does not accept grants or contribution in cash of an annual combined amount above US $ 2,500. The contribution of our sponsors essentially consists of goods or services: IT licenses, workforce affected, storage areas, technical and legal support, computer equipment, program editing, publishing and training modules trades the press.
1 - Provide journalist or press workers an international press status not subject to national regulation that facilitates and protects his journalistic activities (1).
2 - Journalist status in line with Article 19 of the ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), ratified by 168 countries (3). This status of journalist and our tools limit for governments, companies and organizations using internal regulations (license, local press card ...) or means of pressure in order to control or restrict the action or work journalists.
3 - Members offer legal or technical tools for :
- Circumvent regulatory barriers, materials or technology that hinder or prevent the exercise of the journalistic profession in many countries;
- Formalize the "Press status" of its investigations, press reports, shots, analyzes... through letters of mission or accreditation requests come from international news agencies;
- Secure communications, its email and internet activities to put them out of reach of authoritarian governments or powerful organizations;
- Locate the storage of its files, sensitive records and archives; its alternative telephone operator; e-mail server that it uses in a country whose Constitution and the Code of Criminal Procedure prohibit the searches in a newspaper company;
- Simplify and automate the filing of its work under copyright - ongoing or publishable - to protect its copyrights and trade without risk.
Circumventing the granting of authorization, licensing or a "national" press card issued by a State.
In many countries, licenses are required to publish in print, web or audio. A citizen of these countries are obliged to obtain a license, a press pass or authorization to exercise the profession of journalism.
Some governments require individuals to get a licence or "national" press card before working in the media, using the justification that this will ensure their integrity. In most cases such licensing is used as a political or tool for governments to suppress alternative, critical or diverse voices.
By offering the protection of a journalist status to Members Workpress meets an international obligation circumvented or ignored by many states.
« The general systems of compulsory registration or licensing of journalists by the state or services of a State are incompatible with paragraph 3 of Article 19 of the ICCPR adopted on 16 December 1966 by the General Assembly UN resolution 2200A (XXI), and entered into force on 23 March 1976. »
The media and journalists depend on the protection of sources to ensure the anonymity of persons who disclose information in the public interest.
Workpress offers the reporter communications tools and storage of information outside brought powerful forces as authoritarian governments, businesses or organizations that are willing to do anything to complicate the work of journalists or prevent the publication of certain information.
Servers and communication services covered by the protections of press organs (hosting, messaging, telecom ...) press agencies or media partners are physically located in countries ensuring the best protection of journalistic sources: Austria, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, USA (DC, TX, CA). Depending on nationality and geographical location, we will advise the Member in the country that will best meet their needs.
Examples of protective locations:
Germany : In Germany the Criminal Procedure Code prohibits unreasonable searches in a newspaper company. The jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court has specified that the constitutional principle of freedom of the press also included the confidentiality of the work of all members of an editorial in the broadest sense.
Thus, holders of the right to confidentiality of sources protection are also largely defined by Article 51, § 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, as « those who contribute or have contributed professionally to the preparation, implementation or dissemination of written works, radio programs, filmed reports, or information or communication services and operations for education or formation of opinion. »
United States: In one of the 38 states and the District of Colombia (DC) that have adopted laws screens ("Shield Law") to protect journalists and media against the requisitions of justice.
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(3) « Journalism is a function performed by people of all walks of life including professional analysts and reporters on a full- or part-time as well as bloggers and other individuals who publish themselves the product of their work, in print, on the Internet or otherwise. The general systems of compulsory registration or licensing of journalists by the state or services of a State are incompatible with paragraph 3 of Article 19 of the ICCPR Adopted on 16 December 1966, entered into force on 23 March 1976 and ratified by 168 States »
Membership services may be taken by a freelance journalist or media.
The subscription period is defined by the required due date for the release status.
- After legalization, the certificate of Press status is sent by registered mail to the member home address.
- The registered press card can be obtained after registration legalized Press status.
- Press card or a pseudonym under the pen name the journalist is issued solely for the benefit of a journalist with a registered and legalized Press status. The nickname will be reported to the ISNI (The International Standard Name Identifier) if the copyright is filed under this identity.
- Mail addresses, communication servers and services offered to Members are encrypted and covered by the protections afforded to press. They are physically located in countries ensuring the best constitutional legal and procedural protections of documents and journalistic sources.
- Same as above for cloud storage spaces located to suit your needs.
- After opening a deposit account with the Copyright Services - registered account, username, or on behalf of the media organization ... - The Member may automate the filing of its ongoing work with the US Copyright Office. See : Protection of journalistic sources