Become a Member

Reasons why to become a member

Why do we need you to become a member?
Ius Omnibus’ effectiveness and ability to pursue its goals will largely depend on having a broad base of support by its members, who will point out illegal behaviour by companies that needs to be addressed, and who will make suggestions, give ideas and help out in pursuing various efforts to improve consumers rights in the EU. The greater our network of members is, the easier it will be to reach out and find support for specific initiatives, like asking our members to support petitions and initiatives to change laws. Also, in some countries, the ability of Ius Omnibus to register and exercise rights of a consumer association is dependent on having a certain minimum number of members. So, to put it briefly, we need you to become a member so we can work better for all consumers, and everywhere across the EU.

Why should you become a member?
Becoming a member of Ius Omnibus is a costless way of giving your precious support to the work our association will be doing in defense of all consumers in the European Union. Membership brings with it passive and active benefits. Every year hundreds of infringements which affect consumers all over the EU are detected. And Ius Omnibus will be taking action to fight and compensate consumers for as many of those as it can. By being a member of Ius Omnibus, you ensure that you will always be directly informed by Ius Omnibus of any initiatives that can benefit you, and of their developments, so that you can then have access to compensation owed to you or exercise other rights you may have. You will also be in a privileged position to present ideas and help direct the action of Ius Omnibus towards the issues which you deem to be the most important and to affect consumers most significantly.

What are we going to do with your personal information and why do we need it?
Ius Omnibus will never ask you for any money or sell you any kind of products or services. The personal information you provide us when you become a member is used exclusively to share news about the activities of Ius Omnibus, to contact you for the purposes of decisions to be taken relating to Ius Omnibus (general assemblies), and to inform you about opportunities to exercise your rights. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will never trade or hand over your information to any other entity, unless specifically authorized by you.

What do I do if I want to become a Ius Omnibus member but don’t have European citizenship or residency?
If you do not have European citizenship or residency you can still submit the membership form on this page. Ius Omnibus will give you the status of ‘Honorary Associate’ instead of the status of ‘Associate’ as set out in paragraph 1, article 6 of the Ius Omnibus Statues which you can also find on this website.

Purpose of Treatment
Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016) and Law No. 58/2019, of 8 August (Law 58 / 2019), the Ius Omnibus Association processes personal data that are appropriate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose for which they are processed, in accordance with the principles of purpose limitation and data minimization. The Ius Omnibus Association treats the personal data provided upon registration as a member only for the purpose of administering and managing the relationship between the Association and the Member.

Conservation Term
In accordance with the provisions of article 21 (1) of Law 58/2019, the personal data of the Members will be kept by the Ius Omnibus Association, only as long as the relationship between the Association and the Member is maintained. After this period, the data will still be kept for the time necessary to comply with inherent legal and contractual obligations and when its preservation is necessary to guarantee the exercise of the resulting rights and duties.

Security of Personal Data
Under the terms of article 32 of the GDPR, the Ius Omnibus Association guarantees that applies the appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the security and confidentiality of the personal data liable to processing and that regularly reviews and improves these measures, in order to reflect any legal developments and in available technology.

Rights of Data Holders
Pursuant to Articles 12 to 20 of the GDPR and Law 58/2019, Members have the right of access to personal data concerning them, the right to rectify or delete such data, the right to limit and oppose processing and the right to data portability. To do so, it is sufficient that members express this wish by writing, indicating the subject “AIO – Personal Data Privacy”, through the following contacts:

Address: Association Ius Omnibus, Second Home Lisboa – Mercado da Ribeira, Av. 24 de Julho, 1200-479 Lisboa, Portugal

Right of Complaint
The Personal Data Holder is entitled to file a complaint to the National Personal Data Control Authority, the National Data Protection Commission.