Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

European Research and Project Office GmbH
Heinrich-Hertz-Allee 1
66386 St.Ingbert

Represented by:
Jörg Scherer

Telephone: +49 6894 388 130
Email: contact-us@eurice.eu

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Verimax GmbH
Warndtstraße 115
66127 Saarbrücken

Telephone: +49 89 800 65 78 0
Email: dsb.eurice@verimax.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

5. Newsletter

Form for newsletter registration

  • Scope of processing of personal data
    The data you enter when registering for our newsletter.
  • Lawful basis for processing personal data
    Art. 6 (1) lit. (a) GDPR (consent by a clear affirmative action or behaviour)
  • Purpose of data processing
    We will only use the data you enter into the login screen of our newsletter for the purpose of sending you our newsletter, in which we provide you with information about our services and news. Following registration we will send you a confirmation e-mail that contains a link that you must click on in order to complete your registration to receive our newsletter (double opt-in).
  • Duration of data storage
    You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link that appears in every newsletter. Following unsubscription we will delete your data without delay. We will not save your personal data before completing the double-opt-in process. We reserve the right to delete data without giving reasons and without informing you in advance or subsequent to deletion.
  • Option to object to and remove data
    The options for objecting to and removing the data are determined in accordance with the general rules on the right to object to and delete data, as required by data-protection law, that are outlined later in this data protection declaration.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need your email address that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter.

We use a double opt-in procedure so your contacts receive only the emails they've agreed to get. In order for a potential subscriber to sign up for a newsletter, they have to complete all the steps of this process. This process is complete once a user has clicked on the confirmation link in the double opt-in email. Their email address will be activated in your contact list only once they've confirmed their subscription.n the confirmation link in the double opt-in email. Their email address will be activated in your contact list only once they've confirmed their subscription.

We use this data exclusively for sending information and offers you have requested.

Sendinblue is the email marketing software used. This means your information is transmitted to Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin (formerly named: Newsletter2Go). Sendinblue is prohibited from selling your data and from using it for purposes other than sending email. Sendinblue GmbH is a certified German email marketing software provider, working in accordance with the European Regulation 2016/679, as well as the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). A data processing agreement between EURICE and Sendinblue has been concluded.

More information can be found here:
https://www.sendinblue.com/gdpr
https://www.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy

When you give a company permission to store your personal information and email address and to send you marketing emails, you can revoke this consent at any time via the unsubscribe link in every mailing.

Data protection measures are always subject to technical innovations. For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself about our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our data protection policy.

5. Data processing: Stakeholder registration

Which sources and data are used?

If you would like to cooperate in NanoBat as a stakeholder, and therefore register via our website, please note, that we process the personal data (Art. 4 no. 2 GDPR) you fill in.

This includes:

  • Last name, first name
  • Organisation
  • E-mail address
  • date and time of sending the registration

Why do we process your data (purpose of processing) and what is the legal basis?

Your registration data is processed for the purpose of the

  • Option I: Registration upon invitation from the NanoBat consortium if you received an e-mail, offering you the possibility to cooperate within the NanoBat project as a stakeholder. We process personal data that the NanoBat consortium received from you directly, through networking activities, the exchange of information within the project consortium or via a search in publicly available sources. The data you filled in the registration form will be deleted within five weeks if you like to end your cooperation as a stakeholder.
  • Option II: Application as a stakeholder via the registration form, in case you are interested in the NanoBat projects activities and you would like to apply as a stakeholder. Please note, that this procedure involves an application process. Based on the data you provide, we will decide on your inclusion as a stakeholder in the NanoBat project. If you do not fulfill the conditions to become a stakeholder in the NanoBat project, the data you filled in the registration form will be deleted within five weeks.

If you make use of the registration form, EURICE will receive and save the data you fill in in the registration form. Therefore, the legal basis for our processing is Art. 6(1)b GDPR. We process your personal data for the initiation, performance and conclusion of a contract and the related secondary obligations.

If you cooperate as a stakeholder, your data will be used for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a successful communication and cooperation between the stakeholders and the projects partner
  • for statistical internal use and reporting within the NanoBat consortium,

Who will receive my data?

Your data will be transferred only to the persons that need them in order to fulfil their contractual obligations within the European Research and Project Office GmbH (e.g. Project Manager of the project). In addition, we may involve other parties to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations. This includes the following:

  • your first name, last name, e-mail address will be accessed only by the coordinator KEYS and METAS as the internal data manager of NanoBat project. The list will not be shared with the European Commission or the public.
  • your contact details might be forwarded to one of the NanoBat project partners to ensure proper communication with you.

You may revoke your cooperation as a stakeholder at any time by sending an e-mail to gdpr@nanobat.eu.

How long will my data be stored?

Your personal data will be stored:

  • for the complete duration of the project

Periods for retention result from the applicable H2020 provisions. In accordance thereto, the data must be retained for up to five years after receipt of the project’s final payment, according to Art. 18.1 Grant Agreement Will my data be transmitted to a third country or international organisation?

Your personal data will be accessed by NanoBat project partner METAS, which is located in Switzerland, as the internal data manager of NanoBat project. Please note, that Switzerland is not located in the European Economic Area and therefore may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect the information as described in this Privacy Policy and comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of information to countries outside the EEA.

The European Commission has recognized Switzerland as providing adequate protection of data processing according to Art. 45 (1) GDPR.

Which data protection rights to I have?

Each individual has the right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure (right to be forgotten) in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR as well as the right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. Limitations in accordance with §§ 34 and 35 of the German BDSG apply to the right to access and the right to erasure. In addition, individuals have a right to lodge complaints with us. In this case, please contact our data protection officer, verimax GmbH as well as the competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG).

The competent supervisory authority is

Unabhängige Datenschutzzentrum Saarland
Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Fritz-Dobisch-Straße 12
66111 Saarbrücken
Germany
Telephone: +49 681 94781-0
Poststelle(at)datenschutz.saarland.de

Am I obliged to provide my data?

Within the scope of our business relationship you only have to provide those personal data that are required for establishing, implementing and closing the business relationship and for fulfilling the related contractual obligations or in the case that we are legally required to collect the data. Without those data, we will generally not be able to perform the contract concerned.