HbbTV Privacy Policy

This policy is effective from August 31, 2018.

HbbTV is a not-for-profit organization established under the Swiss law.
The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about the way your personal data is handled and protected by HbbTV in accordance with the Swiss law and the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679.


This privacy policy sets out how the HbbTV Association (hereafter “HbbTV”) uses and protects any personal data that you give us when you use this website, when you use the HbbTV Portal and services or when you provide HbbTV with your personal data by mail or e-mail.
“Personal data” has the meaning ascribed to it in the GDPR and means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person; an identifiable person being one who can be identified, directly or indirectly by reference to an identification number or to one or more elements specific to the person.

HbbTV is committed to ensure that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or any other service of HBBTV, we assure you that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. This privacy policy describes what information we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it.

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. We invite you to visit this page regularly in order to view the current terms and conditions.

Your consent

By using this website or any HbbTV platform and services or by otherwise providing your personal data to HbbTV, you acknowledge and consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with the terms and conditions of this privacy policy in its latest version.
What kind of personal data we collect and why We ensure to collect only the personal data necessary to achieve the purposes for which your personal data are collected with your consent as mentioned in a specific consent request and/or as necessary to meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our users, or fulfil other legitimate interests.

We collect your personal data only when you have provided it voluntarily when you use our services and interact with us.

Unless specifically requested and using the method we have specifically identified for such purpose, we ask you not to send us any confidential or sensitive personal data such as but not limited to national ID or passport number, credit card number, health insurance number, driving license number, photos, videos, birthdays or equivalent.


We use cookies or similar technologies to collect data about your use of this website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.

The Cookies we set Login related cookies – We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. These cookies are removed when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in Site preferences cookies – In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Reasons we communicate personal data

We never sell, lease or rent your personal data.

We communicate your personal data to third parties only with your consent or when it is necessary to provide you with the service you have requested or authorized and for which you have provided your personal data.

We may also share your personal data with vendors working on our behalf when required by law or to respond to legal process, to protect our users, to protect lives, to maintain the security of our products, and to protect the rights or property of HbbTV.

Transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)

By using this website or any HbbTV platform and services or by otherwise providing your personal data to HbbTV, you agree that your personal data may be transferred from your country to another country outside of the EEA that may not provide an equivalent level of privacy or data protection law than France. In such a case, we ensure that adequate protection for your personal data is provided by our service providers and partners.

Accuracy of your personal data

We take reasonable measures to keep the personal data we process accurate and to delete incorrect or unnecessary personal data.

Your rights

You have rights of access, rectification, objection and erasure related to the personal data we hold about you. You may exercise your rights by contacting us or by managing your account and choices through available profile management tools available through our services. When updating your personal data, we will ask you to demonstrate your identity before acting on your request. We may also reject requests that are repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, harm the privacy rights of others or would be extremely impracticable (such as for example, requests related to information residing in backup systems).

Children’s privacy

Our website is open to an overall audience and is designed to allow visitors to browse through the website without providing any personal data.
However, when the collection of personal data is required or permitted, this is not to attract children. We do not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 13 and will immediately destroy such information from our records if we discover it.

Links to other websites

We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information but these websites may operate independently from HbbTV and have their own privacy notice or policy which we strongly recommend you to review as they will apply to your visit to these websites. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and their privacy practices.


We retain your personal data as described in the present privacy policy as long as needed to provide you with our services or to comply with a legal request unless a longer retention period is required or permitted under the applicable law.

The security of your personal data

Wherever your personal data may be held by HbbTV, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the personal data that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.

You are responsible to safeguard your credentials, IDs and passwords. In case you suspect that your credentials, IDs and/or passwords have been compromised, please inform us immediately, using the contact methods detailed below.

Amendments to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time and without prior notice to you in order to reflect changes in our practices related to personal data.

We recommend you to visit this page regularly to view the current terms and conditions, having in mind that the new date of effectiveness will be mentioned at the top of this privacy policy.

If we proceed with material changes to this privacy policy, we will post the updated version here and will notify you as required by the applicable law.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy policy or if you would like to exercise you rights mentioned in the above section “Your rights”, please contact us by e-mail at privacy@hbbtv.org; you may also write to:

HbbTV c/o European Broadcasting Union L’Ancienne-Route 17A CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex Geneva, Switzerland