Data we process

As part of the registration process for the Open Society Foundations Reviewer Communities Portal you have provided your name and contact details. The Open Society Foundations (Open Society Institute in New York, OSF Services Berlin GmbH, and other offices (details can be found at will use this personal data to manage your access to the portal.

Legal basis

The legal basis on which we process your data is that we have a contract with you, where applicable, or our legitimate interest in us doing so. Our legitimate interests include administering the Open Society Foundations, delivering our grant making, and management of our programmatic work.  

Data sharing and international transfers of data

Open Society Foundations may need to share the personal data submitted as part of the registration process with third parties but only for the above purposes, e.g., a cloud service provider hosting the portal. Where it is necessary to transfer your data to a recipient outside of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), where local laws may provide a lower standard of protection for personal data, we ensure personal data is adequately protected by using international transfer safeguards, for example, the Standard Contractual Clauses issued by the European Commission.


We are in the process of reviewing our retention periods and will publish those, once available, on our website. In general, we retain personal data only for as long as required to carry out the purpose it was collected for—in this case, maintaining your access to the portal.

Your rights

For more information about the way in which we process personal data and your rights please see our Privacy Policy at or contact us at [email protected].

If you have questions about the way in which we have handled your personal data, please contact us using the details above. If you feel that your personal data has been unlawfully processed you may have the right to notify the relevant UK or EU data protection supervisory authorities.

I confirm that I have read and understood the Data Privacy Notice.