Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice provides the Pooled fund on International Energy’s (PIE) policy on collecting and processing personal data and the legal basis under which it does so. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, personal data means any information that directly or indirectly identifies you, such as name or email address.

This privacy statement constitutes the entire agreement between you and PIE relating to the publicly accessible portions of the PIE website. Any user accessing and navigating through PIE’s website consents to be governed by this privacy statement.

Who we are

PIE is hosted by the European Climate Foundation which is a registered Dutch foundation with its head office in The Hague, the Netherlands, and is the controller of your personal data.

How we use your personal data

As a visitor to our website

What personal data do we process:

  • The internet domain from which you access our website (for example, “” if you use a private internet access account, or “” if you connect from an educational domain).
  • The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the internet) from which you access our website.
  • The type of browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome) used to access our site; the operating system (e.g., OS X) used to access our site.
  • The date and time you access our site; the URLs of the pages you visit; if you visited this website from another website, the URL of the forwarding site.
  • Name and email when shared with us on via the website through a dedicated form.

Information collected for tracking and customisation via Matomo (cookie).

Why we process your personal data:
When you visit our website, we collect and store certain technical information about your visit for use in website management and security purposes, and to evaluate and improve our website’s usability. We may also use your personal data via our contact page to facilitate a request, respond to an enquiry, or keep you informed about your areas of interest. PIE will not make personal data available to anyone other than our employees and will never use your personal information for marketing purposes.

Lawful basis for processing:
This information is used to help make our website more useful to you. With this data, we learn about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use. Except for authorised law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and website management purposes only.


You may visit our website anonymously. Except as described in this privacy notice, 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 website) 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 website a computer in question has visited, and for how long. This information allows PIE to understand how our website is being used so we can assess how well it is working and help us make decisions about how to improve it.

These cookies do not give us access to the rest of your computer, and we will not use them to track your online activity once you leave our website. Cookies are read only by the server that places them and is unable to execute any code or virus.

There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time. The PIE website uses session and persistence cookies. However, at no time is your personal data, whether stored in persistent cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer you can easily change your web browser to refuse them, or to let you know when you get a new cookie. Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions. Refusing cookies, however, can restrict your use of the website. To enjoy the website fully, we recommend you leave cookies switched on.

Sharing of personal data with third parties

To satisfy our functional requirements, we may share your personal data with the following categories of third parties. Please be aware that 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.

  • Service providers – We may engage with third-party service providers for the performance of certain data processing activities that PIE does not perform itself. This category may include the likes of grants management software providers, IT providers, and survey providers amongst others.
  • Funders – sometimes we may be obligated to report to or inform a funder about a grantee/consultant which may involve the sharing of personal data under our contractual obligations to them.
  • Other – for legal reasons we may be obliged to share your personal data with others such as to comply with laws and regulations or to enforce our general terms and conditions.

How long do we keep your personal data

In general, we retain your personal data for the duration of our relationship with you, and for as long as necessary afterwards to comply with other legally required timeframes, such as tax legislation, or local laws.

Exercising your rights

Access and Rectification

You may exercise your right to access and rectify any of your personal data at any time. You can request this by contacting PIE by email at or in writing to Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM, The Hague, the Netherlands.


You may at any time exercise your right to data deletion in accordance with the data protection regulations, by sending a request by email to or in writing to Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM The Hague, the Netherlands.

Withdrawal of Consent

When visiting our website, you will be requested to consent to certain data processing activities. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please send your objection, by email to or in writing to Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM, the Hague, Netherlands. Such withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of past data processing but it can, however, impact your continued use of the website.

If you provide consent for any other interaction with the PIE website you may withdraw your consent at any time without suffering any detriment. Please note that PIE may not be able to provide further communications or services when consent was the basis for performance.  You can withdraw your consent by emailing or by writing to Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM, the Hague, Netherlands.

At any point, should you deem that any of your rights have not been respected, you may also lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (see

Legal disclaimer

Though we take industry-standard measures and other efforts to preserve our users’ privacy, PIE may need to disclose personal data 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 a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.

PIE will not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease any personal information collected online or offline.


Throughout our web page, 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 organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers and/or websites. Creating a text link from your website to our website does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website or removing, please send an email to with the subject “PIE Link request”.

Website security notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that our website remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorised attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Updates to our privacy policy

We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. Please refer to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our website and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.

Contact us

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

Pooled fund on International Energy
Riviervismarkt 5
2513 AM
The Hague
The Netherlands


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