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PRIVACY POLICY

The ITHACA project, funded by the European Commission (Grant Agreement no. 101004539-1), is committed to protecting your privacy and is developing technology that gives you the safest online experience. The ITHACA website is concerned with the dissemination and exchange of information about the research conducted in the course of the project and the outcomes of this work. Pursuant to article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), the Processing of the Personal Data carried out by the Consortium for the implementation and execution of the ITHACA Project will be based on the principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency, purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and accountability. By using the website of the ITHACA project, its content and services, including web,mobile, tablet and other device applications, you consent to the data practices described by the following privacy policy.

 

Privacy Policy:

 

Website Visitors

 

Like most website operators, ITHACA partnership collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ITHACA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. ITHACA uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction and for statistical reasons. ITHACA uses this data to determine the number of people using the website, to better understand how they find and use ITHACA web pages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to ITHACA. Computers’ IP address are anonymized by GA services and cannot be used to personally identify the user. ITHACA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. ITHACA only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

 

Certain visitors to ITHACA’s website choose to interact with ITHACA in ways that require ITHACA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ITHACA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. More specifically, we ask visitors who would like to contact ITHACA to fill the contact form with details such as Name, email address. ITHACA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ITHACA. ITHACA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

 

Aggregated Statistics

 

ITHACA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. ITHACA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ITHACA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this statement.

 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

 

ITHACA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its members (partner organizations). In any case the ITHACA’s members are complied with the GDPR; by using ITHACA’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ITHACA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its members, as described above, ITHACA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when ITHACA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ITHACA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the ITHACA’s website and have supplied your email address, ITHACA may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with ITHACA project. ITHACA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

ITHACA will keep your personal information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the intended purpose for which it was originally collected, or as required by law.

 

Data protection provisions about the application and use of social media components in the website

 

ITHACA site may include embedded social media components (e.g. facebook, Instagram, twitter).

These components may collect data about you, use cookies, and monitor your interaction with that content, including tracking your interaction with the social media content if you have an account and are logged in to your social media profiles.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

Cookies

 

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ITHACA uses cookies to help ITHACA identify and track visitors, their usage of ITHACA website, and their website access preferences. ITHACA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ITHACA’s website, with the drawback that certain features of ITHACA’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

 

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ITHACA may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in ITHACA’a sole discretion. ITHACA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a ithacahorizon.eu account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

GDPR Complaint

 

If you would like to exercise your rights under GDPR, or if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your Personal Data,, please send an email to projects@ied.eu reason for Complaint of GDPR violation. We will process your complaint and will take over all the requested actions.