Privacy Policy 

Privacy Policy for 

Effective Date: January 1, 2023 

The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (hereinafter referred to as either “CPG”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our subscribers and visitors to the website (the “Site”). Visitors to the Site may view certain limited content without providing any personal information. Visitors who wish to view or subscribe to additional content may voluntarily register or subscribe as described on the Site and in this Privacy Policy. 

Contact Information 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, questions or complaints about the collection, use, and processing of your personal information, please contact us by postal mail or email at: 

German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance, Thammasat University, Faculty of Law, 2 Phrachan Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand 

What is Covered by this Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy applies to users of this Site (“users”), which includes any person who accesses our Site. Users may be referred to in this Policy as “user,” “you” or “your.” The Terms of Use for the use of our Site are posted at  The Site is operated by CPG. This Privacy Policy applies to the use of personal information collected by us online, and offline if you subscribe offline, as described in this Policy. 

Purposes of Processing 

CPG processes personal information to: (i) process your registration or subscription and enter into a contract, (ii) when you provide your explicit consent, (iii) for our legitimate business interests such as securing and protecting the integrity of this Site, and for Site and product development; and as permitted to meet by applicable legal requirements. 


When you subscribe to a CPG newsletter, the minimum information we need to add you to our subscribers list is first name and last name, and email address. We also request information such as your job title and company for us to learn more about our customer base and to tailor our offerings. Subscribing to our content is completely voluntary. If you do not provide the required information, we may not be able to process your subscription. At any point in time, you can choose to unsubscribe from these email communications by contacting us at the location in the Contact Information section. 

How We Collect and Use Your Personal Information 

When you subscribe to our content, we collect your IP address for analytic purposes. We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you. Our collection of your personal information is limited to the collection of necessary and adequate information required to accomplish the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. When you provide personal information, it is being provided directly by you to us, unless we receive it from publicly available sources such as a social media site. 

Marketing Communications 

We may email you occasionally with information or questions about your registration or your subscription account with reminders, warnings, or other types of requests.  We will collect and use individual user details if we have your permission or we have a legitimate interest in doing so, for example, collecting enough information to manage your subscription. 

Retention and data security  

Your personal information will be retained by us for the duration of the relationship you have with us.  

The security of your personal information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable safeguards to help protect Your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

International Transfers of Personal Information 

Please be aware that the personal information we collect may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside Thailand, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your location. Such third parties have their own privacy policies that govern how they may collect, use, and disclose the information that you provide. 

Third-Party Sites and Links 

Our Site may contain links to or features of other websites that are independent, are not owned or operated by us, and which may incorporate Third Party Information. The collection of information by third-party websites is not covered by this Privacy Policy and such third-party websites may have their own separate and independent privacy policies. If you access other sites or features using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you, which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.  We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of other websites, even if they are linked to our Site. In addition to collecting information directly from you, these third-party businesses may use tracking technology to measure the effectiveness of their ads, personalize or optimize advertising content, and track users who click on the links made available through the Site. When you use or interact with our Site, these third-party businesses may collect information about you, including your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties and we encourage you to read their privacy policies, which may apply to these third-party programs. 

Accuracy of Personal Information 

While we take various steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of your personal information, we rely upon you to provide accurate and complete Information when interacting with us. 

Your Rights in Connection with Your Personal Information 

If you are in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, or the UK, under certain circumstances, and as required by applicable law you have the right to: 

  • Request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you. 
  • Request correction of any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we hold about you. 
  • Request the erasure of your personal information when there is no need for us to continue to process it or you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below). 
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation that makes you want to object to processing on this ground. 
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information to suspend the processing, for example, if you want us to verify its accuracy or the reason for processing it. 
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party. 

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer in writing per the ‘Where to turn with questions’ section of this Policy. Valid requests will be honored within 30 calendar days of request. These 30 days may be extended for another 2 months for complex requests with notification of the reasons for the extension to you. Any such requests should be submitted using the information listed in the Contact Information section. 

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your access request is unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances. In addition, there may be requests that we are unable to process because of other EU/EEA/Swiss legal requirements.  If a request is denied, we will notify you of the reason. 

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. 

If you are located in the EU, EEA, Switzerland, or UK you have the right to complain with an EU or the UK Supervisory Authority. However, if you have a complaint regarding the processing of your personal information we request that you first contact us and we will reply on a timely basis. 

If you have a rights request, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Information” section of this Privacy Policy. 

Data Controller 

As it pertains to users of this Site located in the EU, the controller of your personal information is CPG. 

Changes and Updates to the Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to update or change our privacy policy and terms of use at any time. We will post the amended privacy policy and terms of use on this Site.  Please check our Site frequently to see the current privacy policy and terms of use that are in effect and any changes that may have been made. The effective date of the Privacy Policy will be posted at the top of the Privacy Policy.