Data protection conditions of the Estonian Centre of Folk Culture

The protection of personal data is important to us and we process personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Public Information Act. Below you will find information about the kind of personal data the Estonian Centre of Folk Culture (hereinafter the Centre) collects about you, what it is used for and your rights related to the processing of personal data.

One of the main activities of the centre is conducting training activities

The Centre collects personal data in connection with conducting training activities, the organisation of studies and the transmission of related information, as well as the submission of invoices and the issuance of documents regarding participation in and completion of training courses. The basis for data collection and processing is the Adult Education Act, the Statutes of the Estonian Centre of Folk Culture and other relevant legislation.

The Centre manages the Estonian inventory of intangible cultural heritage, in connection with which we process personal data for the preparation and publication of entries in the inventory.

The purpose of collecting the contact data and background information of the author of the inventory entry and persons related to the entry is to introduce intangible cultural heritage bearers and their knowledge and skills to the public. We collect and process personal data based on their consent.

The Centre provides comprehensive and up-to-date information about people, organisations and institutions operating in the field, as well as relevant events.

Personal data is collected and processed on the basis of consent.

The centre organises the allocation of support from the state budget.

For the purpose of project evaluation, committee members gain access to support projects, which contain the data of the project managers and the persons involved. They are processed only in connection with specific proposals, which takes place in accordance with the Centre’s operating procedures.

If you file a dispute with us to challenge the allocation of support, the personal data contained in the dispute will only be used to resolve the specific dispute. If inquiries have to be submitted to other persons or institutions in this regard, no more of your personal data will be disclosed to them than is necessary to prepare the answer.

How long is personal data stored?

Personal data is stored in accordance with the law and the procedure established by the institution. When storing personal data, including documents containing personal data, we follow the principle that data is stored only as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we collected the data, or as long as is required by law.

What are your rights regarding the processing of personal data?

You may exercise your rights in accordance with the conditions arising from the General Data Protection Regulation and local legislation.

You have the right to:

  • receive information about the personal data collected about you and how it is processed;
  • request correction or addition of personal data;
  • request deletion of personal data;
  • withdraw the consent given for the processing of personal data, if processing was based on your consent;
  • contact the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate ( in case of violation of personal data processing requirements.

Applying for a job or internship

When evaluating candidates, we use the information published by the person in the CV and, if necessary, additional information about the candidate can be collected from public sources. The candidate has the right to familiarise themselves with the information collected about them and to submit their own clarifications and objections.

In the Centre, only the employees participating in the recruitment process see the application documents. These documents and data will not be disclosed to third parties. We assume that people whom the candidate has named as their referral can be contacted without further permission. If the candidate is not selected, their data will be stored for one year, after which it will only be stored with the written consent of the candidate.

Applicant data is access-restricted information, which third parties can access only in cases provided by law.

Visiting the website

Information about visitors to the Centre’s website is not collected and their data is not published. If you have any questions, please contact us via the e-mail address

For the purposes of Article 37 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which   entered into force on 25.05.2018, the director of the institution performs the duties of the data protection officer of the Estonian Centre of Folk Culture.