Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


apecs logo webImportant Information for all APECS members:

As you may have heard the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) in the European Union comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Since our international Directorate Office is based in the EU (Germany) and to ensure our compliance with the new regulations for our mailing list, you will have to re-confirm your APECS membership and that you want to continue receiving updates from APECS, regardless of whether you are in the EU or not..

Please note that if you do not re-confirm your membership, we will no longer be allowed to email you after 25 May and will have to remove you from our mailing list and delete your personal information.

To update your settings and confirm that you want to stay an APECS member and receive our email updates, all of you have received an email from APECS earlier today with a big blue “I want to remain an APECS member” button. All you have to do is to click this button, check the information we have stored from you (update it if necessary), read our new data use permission text, check the box where it say "Yes, I want to be an APECS member and receive APECS emails" and then click the "Update Profile" link at the bottom of the form. This all takes only a few seconds and can also e.g. be done from a mobile device: please take a moment and update your profile immediately and by 25 May.

If you have not received this email from APECS, please check also your spam folders and if you still have not received it, you have to re-register for APECS on our Join APECS page

If you cannot re-confirm your membership by 25 May, the “I want to remain an APECS member” link above will remain active until end of June 2018. After that you can only re-subscribe by filling out our membership registration form on the APECS website.

If you so far have not been an APECS member yet and want to subscribe, we have updated our membership registration form and you can access it on our Join APECS page

APECS is strongly committed to protecting the data of our members so we see compliance with the new regulations in the EU, where our international office is based, as extremely important. Besides the current changes on the APECS membership and mailing list, the APECS leadership is actively working on a new data policy for APECS and our activities, which will be published in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best regards,

Gerlis Fugmann (Executive Director of APECS) and Hanne Nielsen (APECS President 2017-2018) on behalf of the APECS Executive Committee

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14473 Potsdam
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