Our Privacy Policy

We do not sell your data to third parties.  We consider it our responsibility to protect your data and privacy. 

We use the highest security standards for processing and storing data. It is our aim to inform you openly and honestly about the processing carried out by us and thus also to comply with regional and national legal requirements. We always adhere to applicable data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy.  

We also do not pass on anonymized data to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we do provide, where applicable data to national and regional public health authorities for usage on health analysis, policies and health decisions only.

This Privacy Policy is revised on an ad-hoc basis to adapt it to current developments in relation to the mission of the PanaBIOS Consortium, our products and services, legal requirements, and social developments.

If you have any further questions or suggestions or there is something you do not understand, please contact us.

Privacy Governance Architecture

The Founding and Coordinating Groups of the PanaBIOS Consortium resolved that all PanaBIOS services, websites, mobile and web apps, software technologies and other technology systems should comply with the maximum levels of the strictest regimes of personal data and privacy protections applicable anywhere in the world.

In particular, Trusted Travel, Trusted Vaccines, Global Haven and related services and platforms (“the platforms”) technically supported by the PanaBIOS Consortium should only be promoted to the Member States of the African Union on the basis of AU Law.

The governance framework of the platforms is anchored on strict compliance with chapter two of the Malabo Convention, in accordance with continental law. Where there are specific provisions in codified practices of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention applicable to cyberspace, all the PanaBIOS platforms are enjoined to conform accordingly.

Right to data policy

You may exercise the following rights in relation to your personal data, subject to possible legal restrictions.

At this point we expressly state that we reserve the right to perform an identity check of the individual submitting the inquiry, in accordance with legal requirements. Please understand that we can therefore only consider inquiries in writing (e.g. by email or letter). It may also be necessary for us to take further steps to clearly verify the identity of the inquirer(s).

Effects of product settings

Our products offer you a number of options and settings in relation to personal data. These are usually explained to you when used for the first time. Please note that it is quite possible that by changing this data or settings, certain services may no longer function properly.

Withdrawal of consent

If you have given us your consent to process certain data, e.g. to receive our newsletter or third-party offers, you have the right to revoke this consent – also in part – at any time. You can do so at  account.panabios.org  or by  contacting us  directly.  

In the case of direct advertising, you have a general right to object without having to provide information on the particular situation. Please inform us of your objection  in writing  (e.g. email). 

Right to rectification

You will find an overview of the records we store, such as your name, email address, and mailing address, in the administrator section of our software. If you find that this information is incorrect, you can change it yourself. For all other corrections, please contact us (e.g. by email) with precise information on the matter in question, e.g. web data, applicant data.

Note to Individual Platform Users

If you have further concerns about your data protection rights or consent status, please reach the Data Controller via globalhaven@panabios.org.

Revoking your consent for your data to be shared with authorised recipients will lead to a deletion of such pending sharing requests on our systems. You may be denied certain services that require such data to function. Please bear in mind, however, that some governments or organisations may still be able to retain previously shared data due to local laws, especially in relation to national security, public health surveillance, clinical emergencies or law enforcement.