Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to any use of or interaction with the Council for European Studies’ website:

We value your privacy and make this policy easily available throughout our site to assist you in understanding the handling of your information in the course of using this site.

Log Files and Cookies

The Council for European Studies (CES) utilizes an industry standard analytics package which gathers limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. We also enable Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting Remarketing with Google Analytics to collect data about web traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. This information does not identify individual users and is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.

Additionally, cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to website features such as logins and/or repeat visits. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information.

If you do not wish to take advantage of these features, please configure your browser so it does not accept cookies. Alternately, you can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features we use by changing the “Ads Settings” in your Google account, by visiting the NAI’s consumer opt-out page or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Links to Other Websites

This website may contain links to other sites that are not controlled in any way by us. Please be aware of this when you click on any such links; we are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of those websites. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Registration and Use of Personal Information

Registration is not required in order to use or access this website. However, if you would like to take advantage of special site features, such as Member Resources, or submit a proposal for the Council’s International Conference of Europeanists, we may require you to first provide some basic contact details and/or register to access those features.

If you do register and in the process provide us with personally identifiable information, we guarantee that any such information will not be shared with any third-party organization. The Council for European Studies does not distribute, sell, disclose, or otherwise share its lists except when required by law. 

Please note that if you post comments or articles to any forum, blog, or message board on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles may be read, collated, and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.

The Council for European Studies also provides visitors to its website with the opportunity to opt-in and receive regular communications, such as our monthly newsletter.  If you choose to receive such communication, you will be asked for your name and email address. Additionally, contact information received from conference registration, application materials, membership payment, or any other communication with the Council will subscribe you to the this list. If at any time you no longer wish to receive these communications, you may opt-out by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link which appears at the bottom of every email, or by writing to us at and requesting that your name be removed from our mailing list. You may, of course, resume receiving communications from us at any time.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your contact information changes, or if you no longer wish us to possess that information, you may request the deletion of your contact details from our systems by emailing us at If you wish to make a correction or update to your contact record, you may email us at or login to your site account and directly update your record.


We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore, we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Nonetheless, to ensure that financial transactions initiated on our site are as secure as possible, the Council for European Studies does not store credit card or online financial transaction data on its systems. All digital financial transactions are conducted via the third-party sites of PayPal and Google Checkout.

You may submit any questions you have about our security procedures by emailing us at

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at:

This privacy policy was last updated on September 8, 2014.