FaRADAI is a project funded by the European Commission (hereinafter ‘Granting Authority’), through its EDF 2021-DIGIT-R-2 funding tool, (hereinafter ‘Project’), with contract number 101103386.
The Website is hosted by the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (‘CERTH’) established in Greece, partner and the coordinator of the FaRADAI Consortium and managed by C&V, also partner in the aforementioned consortium.
This Statement is provided to the visitor and/or user of the website (hereinafter ‘User’).
The content of this website is produced and owned by the FaRADAI consortium and is maintained to provide Users with access to information about the Project activities and to disseminate the Project’s results.
The content of the Website, including (indicatively and not exhaustively) texts, graphics, images, videos, sounds, services, etc. (hereafter referred to as ‘Content’) is legally protected under Intellectual Property Rights Law and Copyright legislation. The FaRADAI Consortium reserves all rights of use and ownership of the Content, all copies created based on it, as well as all intellectual property rights and all other property rights pertaining to it. Any use, reproduction and/or adaptation of any of the elements of the Website, whatever the means used, is prohibited, except with the prior written consent of the Website’s operators.
The material involved in this Website, along with the opinions expressed herein, reflect only the authors’ views and not necessarily the European Union’s, the European Defence Fund’s or the Granting Authority’s. Hence, neither the European Union nor the European Defence Fund or Granting Authority can be held responsible for any of them.
By accessing, browsing, or using the Website (including any services, whether from FaRADAI Website or third parties), the User declares that they have read, understood, and therefore agreed to be bound by this Statement and its laws and regulations. Moreover, the User agrees that any direct or indirect damage caused to their equipment while using the Website remains their sole responsibility and neither the Website operators nor the Project’s partners can be held responsible for it. In case the User fails to agree with this Statement or the compliance obligations, the User is asked not to use the Website.
FaRADAI may modify this Statement at any time without notice, by announcing any such modification through its Website.
For that reason, it is recommended that the User regularly reviews it to explore whether it has been revised about any major changes that would negatively impact the User’s interests
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save the User’s time.
The FaRADAI consortium makes every effort to respect User’s choices; however, there is the possibility that not all Cookies will be captured. In case such possibility constitutes a concern, it is recommended that the User changes their cookie settings via their browser; the help function in their browser will provide them with information on how to do it.
This policy provides detailed information about the processing of personal data when using the website and its content, including how a User can exercise their rights regarding their Personal Data.
Personal data are processed in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations, such as the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 relating to the protection of the physical persons regarding personal data processing and the free circulation of these data (‘GDPR’).
The data collected on this Website are processed and controlled by CERTH, headquartered in Thessaloniki, Greece, 6th km Thermis Charilaou, PC 57001, who can be contacted in this email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the relevant inquiries.
Data Collection and Processing
While using the Website, the User may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify them.
– When the User fills in the newsletter form, FaRADAI Website collects and processes Data that are deemed as personal according to the General Data Protection Regulation, which are: their first name, surname, and e-mail address. For the function of the Website’s newsletter Mailchimp is used and operated by a partner of the FaRADAI Consortium. By subscribing to the Newsletter, the User agrees that their relevant data will be processed through Mailchimp.
– When the User sends an email to the contacts provided in the Website, he/she optionally provides the following information: first name, surname, and e-mail address. In this case, any other personal information that the User voluntarily provided through the free text of the email may be collect and/or processed.
It is highlighted that this Website is not intended for minor Users. In case a minor gets in contact with us, through an email, their personal data will be deleted immediately.
Data Collection Purposes
Personal Data are used by FaRADAI for the purpose of the functioning of the website and the dissemination of the material to the Users (i.e., newsletter feed, etc), unless the information involves personal details going beyond master data or usage data, in which case, these redundant data are immediately dismissed. FaRADAI may retain communications provided by a User when an email is sent to the addresses provided therein, to process the inquiries, respond to requests and improve the Website or to give the Users some assistance regarding the services. The information provided by the User will be solely used to contact them, among others, for updates regarding the services, or to share newsletter information, and/or support activities in relation to the services of the project, unless the User informs FaRADAI through an email that they do not wish to receive further communication from FaRADAI. FaRADAI will restrain from collecting special Personal Data, such as information regarding political opinions, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs, health, criminal-law data, or other sensitive matters through this Website.
Specifically, within the abovementioned framework, personal data may be collected for the following purposes:
*To provide and maintain the service provided by the Website, including monitoring the use of the Website.
*To manage the User’s subscription and respond to the User’s inquiries.
*To contact the User by email, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, and activities, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
*To provide the User with the newsletter, following the User’s subscription.
*To analyse data, identify usage trends and determine the effectiveness of the Website’s newsletter functionality.
Legal basis of processing
The data processing is justified under Art. 6 (1) (a) and (f) GDPR.
More specifically, regarding the personal data collected by FaRADAI Website when the User sends an email, the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Consortium (article 6 (1f) GDPR), and in particular for communication with the users/visitors of its website, and the information of the scientific community and public about the Consortium’s work and scientific results.
Regarding the personal data that the User provides by subscribing to the Newsletter recipient list, the processing is based on the User’s previous explicit consent for this specific processing purpose (article 6 (1a΄) GDPR). The consent can be withdrawn at any point by the User, through their written inquiry to the aforementioned email address.
Τhird-party tools and links
The Website contains –or might contain in the future- links to or from other internet sites, such as links to the Consortium partners’ individual websites and also Mailchimp, used for the functioning of the Website’s newsletter, as mentioned above. By reading this Statement, the User acknowledges that those websites are provided by independent third parties over whom FaRADAI has no control and is not responsible for their accessibility, functionality and/or content. FaRADAI does not control these third-parties’ Cookies nor can it block them.
Data recipients and Data transfers
The collected personal data may be disclosed to third parties, solely in the case that this is required in the framework of the fulfillment of legal obligations or of the afore mentioned data processing purposes, in compliance with the applicable legal framework. Such disclosure could be made to official government and supervising bodies, public authorities, courts and partners, who might have undertaken the execution of certain services and functions of the Website on behalf of FaRADAI Consortium (data processors). The processing of the personal data by the data processors is done under the explicit instructions of FaRADAI Consortium and after it is guaranteed that all the necessary technical and organizational measures have been implemented.
FaRADAI Consortium will never transfer, sell, rent or exchange the Users’ personal data to third parties for marketing purposes.
It is also highlighted that FaRADAI Consortium will not transfer the Users’ personal data outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).
Specifically, the Users’ information might be shared in the following situations:
-with other users: when the User shares personal information or interacts in any public sections within the Website with other users, information might be viewed also by the latter,
– in good faith, if such an action is necessary to: a) comply with a legal obligation and/or protect against legal liability and/or in response to valid requests by competent public authorities, b) to protect and defend the rights of one or more of the partners of the Consortium, c) to prevent or investigate potential wrongdoings in terms of the service,
-for other purposes: with the User’s declared consent.
Data Subjects Rights (GDPR: articles 13-21), Data retention and Data Security
FaRADAI would like to make sure that the Users are fully aware of all their data protection rights. Every User is entitled to all the personal data rights as enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulation, including, inter alia, the following:
- Revocation of the User’s consent to the processing of their data (art. 7)- Many data processing operations are only possible with the User’s expressed consent. The User may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
- The right to access (art. 15)– The User has the right to request FaRADAI for copies of their personal data.
- The right to rectification (art. 16)– The User has the right to request that FaRADAI corrects any information that the User believes is inaccurate. The User also has the right to request FaRADAI to complete information they believe is incomplete.
- The right to erasure (art. 17)– The User has the right to request FaRADAI to erase their personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to restrict processing (art. 18)– The User has the right to request FaRADAI to restrict the processing of their personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to object to processing (art. 21)– The User has the right to object to FaRADAI’s processing of their personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to data portability (art. 20) – The User has the right to request that FaRADAI transfers the data that have been collected to another organization, or directly to them, under certain conditions.
If the User would like to exercise any of these rights, they should contact the following email: email@example.com. A response will be provided within (1) one month after receiving the request and without any cost for the User. The above time period might be extended for two (2) more months, due to the complexity or the number of the requests. In such a case the User will be informed for the time extension and the reasons for it, as soon as possible.
In case the User’s request is considered obviously unfounded or excessive, FaRADAI Consortium may refuse to respond to it.
Finally, if the User believes that their request has not been sufficiently satisfied or the protection of their personal data has been violated by the Website’s processing, the User has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Data Protection Authority.
The Users’ data will be retained only for the purposes described above and only for as long as the Project exists, plus five years, and will be erased right after that. The personal data will be used to the extent necessary to be aligned with the applicable legal obligations.
The User’s consent to the Statement is construed by their submission of such information on the Website.
The Website’s operators declare to take all measures reasonably necessary to ensure that the Users’ data is treated securely and in accordance with this Statement which was created following the provisions of the European Union’s relevant legislation.
Any dispute in connection with the use of the Website shall be resolved amicably, through proper negotiations between the involved parties and in good faith.
All disputes which cannot be solved amicably shall be finally settled under the competent Courts of Brussels, Belgium.
If the User has any questions or inquiries in terms of the Statement, the User may contact us by email in: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Statement was last updated on October 13th 2023.