ATA Data Privacy Statement

ATA respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website or sends us e-mail. Therefore, we comply with applicable data privacy legislation in regards to processing personal data. This Privacy Statement describes how ATA uses and protects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement constitutes the entire agreement between you and ATA relating to the publicly accessible portions of our website. By your use of our website, you consent to be governed by this Privacy Statement.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Statement, at any time. Any such modification that materially affects your rights to your personal and financial information will not take effect until 30 days after notice of such change is posted on this website, during which time you may notify us that you do not accept such change. Your continued use of this website following the 30-day period will be conclusively deemed acceptance of the changes to this Privacy Statement. Further, you agree that such notice posted on this website constitutes reasonable and sufficient notice. At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of the Privacy Statement and all applicable laws. We highly recommend that you review this Privacy Statement and the Website Terms of Use from time to time to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version. The examples contained in this Privacy Statement are illustrations; they are not intended to be exclusive.

Personal data

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

If you choose to share any personal data with us via our website or via e-mail, we may store it and use that information to assist you with any questions you may have. We use industry standard practices to review data quality and confirm that the information we have for you is up-to-date.

We may also store data that you voluntarily provide during ATA events in order to keep you informed of other events of a similar nature.

You will receive general information from us only if you choose to do so. Once your consent is indicated, you will have the possibility to contact us in case you no longer want us to use your personal information for those purposes and will at all times have the possibility to unsubscribe from our emails and newsletters.

Unless you specifically consent to the sharing of your personal data, your information will solely be used for internal purposes.

Transfer of the personal data to other ATA Member Associations

Your personal data may be transferred for the above stated purposes to our national member association, whether located within the European Union or elsewhere, including the United-States.


ATA uses secure data networks that are protected by firewall and password protection systems that are consistent with industry standards. ATA’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by ATA contacts. ATA’s database is located in Belgium.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

ATA provides its users and contacts to opt-out of receiving communications from the ATA every time we communicate them.

We will not share, sell or trade a donor’s personal information with any entity not part of the organization, nor send donor listings on behalf of other organizations.

All information shall be kept absolutely confidential unless given consent to, by the donor.


You may visit our website anonymously. Except as described in this Privacy Statement, we do not collect identification data of our visitors.

We do, however, use cookies (small computer files that stay on your computer and let us know when and how often you visit our site) to keep and track general information about website usage. Cookies do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Cookies and other similar technology can make it easier for you to use the website during future visits. Cookies only record which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. This information allows ATA to understand how our website is being used, which helps with planning future website growth.

Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our site. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus.

If you don’t like cookies

You can have your browser reject the cookies. Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions.

Alternatively, you may use the button below to toggle tracking cookies.

Disable Tracking Cookies

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers, ATA uses log files. ATA collects and stores only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the ATA site. ATA uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, and to make the site more useful to visitors. Upon request, ATA is required by law to disclose this and other information records to you.


Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility (and shall have no liability) for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers and/or sites. Creating a text link from your website to our site 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, ATA may need to disclose personal information (including personally identifiable 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.

Access to information and data rectification

You have at any time the right of access, modification, correction and removal of your data collected in our database. You can request this by contacting ATA by e-mail or in writing at the address mentioned below. Complete removal may not be immediate, however, and in some instances, archival copies may be impossible to delete.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. Anytime you receive an email from us, you may respond directly with a specific request / modification as per your needs. If you need to change anything else, please email us at:, or write to us at: Rue des Petits Carmes 20, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium. Alternatively you can telephone: +32 2 502 31 60

How you can withdraw consent to be e-mailed or Unsubscribe from receiving e-mails

If you wish to stop receiving e-mails from ATA, you may do so by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any e-mail. Alternatively, please email us at:, or write to us at: Rue des Petits Carmes 20, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium. Alternatively you can telephone: +32 2 502 31 60

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information ATA has about you.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf

If you receive emails from us, we pass your information to our third party service providers,. However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the ATA network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

E-mail Tracking

When you receive an e-mail from ATA, to include event invitations, newsletters, or other communication, we may collect information about you in the following ways if you open or click on links in that e-mail:
• Opening e-mails: If you open the e-mail, we log that activity on our database.
• Clicking on link View as web page: If you click on the “view as a web page” link, a tracking code is passed in the link so that the web page will be personalized the same way the e-mail is personalized.
• Clicking on links to web pages: If you click on any web link in the e-mail, we pass a tracking code in the link to the web page which we use to log that activity.
• Unsubscribing: If you unsubscribe from receiving e-mails, we will log this information in our database and we will continue to store your personal data on a “suppression list” so as to record your preference and not send you anymore e-mails.
• RSVPs for Events: In our event invitations and confirmations, we provide buttons to allow you to accept, decline, and cancel registration for that event. Clicking on these buttons will pass a tracking code so we can record your choice in our database to help us manage the event.
No cookies are used for e-mail tracking. The above tracking does not apply to e-mails sent to you from personal ATA e-mail accounts.

Contact us

The controller of your personal data, under applicable data privacy legislation and in regard to the processing of personal information, is:

Atlantic Treaty Association
Rue des Petits Carmes 20
B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 502 31 60

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

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The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) is an organization of 37 national chapters that, since 1954 has been conducting analyses, training, education, and information activities on foreign affairs and security issues relevant to the Atlantic Alliance. ATA draws together political leaders, diplomats, civilian and military officers, academics, economic actors as well as young professionals and students in an effort to further the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty.