!!!!Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy. Protection of all personally identifiable information that you, as a user of our website, have shared with us has always been our priority. In regards to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – (EU) 2016/679, we inform you about the policy that outlines the methods that we use to collect, share and protect any personally identifiable information on the website bluelink.info.

The publisher of the electronic magazine for journalism in the public interest BlueLink Stories – the BlueLink Foundation – administers personally identifiable information and is responsible for the compliance with the GDPR. As a member of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) the BlueLink Foundation has always stood for users rights in online space. Our practice for data protection is in compliance with the European and the state legislation in regards to data protection.

Please read the BlueLink foundation’s policy for protection of personally identifiable information in the website bluelink.info.


1. Definitions

1.1 Personally identifiable information

Personally identifiable information is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context, including your name, phone number, email address and your preferences to topics of the published journalistic articles.

1.2 Subject of personally identifiable information

Subject of personally identifiable information is every person whose personally identifiable information is being administered.

1.3 User account

If you register in our website bluelink.info, we create a user account for you.

2. Administration of personally identifiable information for the purpose of evromegdan.bg

When you register in BlueLink.info you provide the following information:

  • name and surname,
  • email address,
  • photo (optional)*
  • short bio (optional)*

* We would like to let the readers know who our authors are. Journalists whose articles have been published on the website are asked to include a photo and a short bio in their profiles.

Information provided by you is being used to provide you the requested newsletter. Apart from that, registered users are able to comment the publications in the website. If you would like to change your data, you can do it by logging in your personal profile in BlueLink.info

3.Data protection

We will collect and store your voluntarily shared information as long as you use your user account. We would delete your account and information, in case of a request by you.

4. Your rights

4.1 Right of information

You have the right to request information about all personally identifiable information related to you and the means of usage at any time.

4.2 Right of withdrawal

If you have agreed for your personally identifiable information to be administered, you can withdraw it at any time without pointing out the reasons. You only need to write an email to privacy@bluelink.net.

4.3 Right of correction

If your data, administered by the BlueLink Foundation, is not correct, you can correct it at any time in your personal user account or write to us at privacy@bluelink.net.

4.4 Right to be forgotten

You have the right to have your data, administered by the BlueLink foundation, deleted or blocked. Deletion of your personally identifiable information could be done at any time. You should send your request to privacy@bluelink.net.

In general, after a request, the data is deleted right away, or no longer than 30 days after the request is sent. If the deletion of data is in contradiction to any other obligations, related to legislation, contracts and others, your data won’t be deleted but made anonymous. If this is the case with you user account, you will contact you. After the data is deleted, provision of information is no longer possible.

4.5 Right of objection

At any time, without giving a reason, you have the right to make an objection against the administration of personally identifiable information in your website registration. Please not that in case you make an objection against administration of all data, we will no longer be able to provide you the newsletter.


5. Contact in regards to data administration

When you contact us by email to privacy@bluelink.net and a paper letter (taddress: 263 Slivnitsa Blvd, 1202 Sofia, Bulgaria) data provided by you is collected in order to answer your questions and give you the needed support. We will delete the collected data after it is no longer needed and will restrict administration in case there are legislative reasons to keep it.

6. Right of complaint

If you would like to make a complaint, please contact the person noted in Section 7.  Apart from that you have the right to file a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority, if you consider your rights violated.

7. Questions regarding personally identifiable information

Any questions regarding personally identifiable information used in regards to the website bluelink.info could be addressed to the website’s publisher – the BlueLink Foundation – at e-mail: privacy@bluelink.net, and address: 263 Slivnitsa Blvd, 1202 Sofia, Bulgaria, or by phone: 0888 816 830.


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