Imprint & Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy establishes the way in which personal data shall be managed on this website. It is essential that you read and accept the terms before you continue browsing.

http://www.fibregy.com is the website for the FIBREGY Horizon 2020 project, GA number 952966, together with specific requirements that it shall satisfy for each of these issues.

FIBREGY partners are aware of the need to protect the personal data collected during the project, to guarantee the ethics in publishing results and in general to protect the rights of individuals. Transparency is one of the values which defines us and, for that reason we want you to know from the start that the privacy of your data is very important to us. This privacy statement explains what personal data we collect from our users and how we use it. We invite you to read these terms carefully before providing your personal data on this website.

This website respects and protects the personal data of users. As a user, you should know that your rights are guaranteed.

We have endeavoured to create a secure and reliable space and for this reason, we want to share our principles regarding your privacy:

  • We never request any personal information unless it is absolutely necessary to provide the services that you require.
  • We never share personal information about our users with anybody, except to comply with the law or in case we have your express authorisation.
  • We shall never use your personal data for a purpose other than that stated in this privacy policy.

It should be noted that this Privacy Policy may vary depending on legislative or self-regulatory requirements, so users are advised to review it periodically. It shall be applicable in the event that users decide to fill out a contact form or participation where personal data are collected.

This website has been adapted to the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the data protection, as well as with Law 34/2002 of 11 July, regulating Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE or LSSI) and Law 3/2018 of 5 December, on Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights.

Personal data controller

  • Identity of the Data Controller: CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE MÈTODES NUMÈRICS A L’ENGINYERIA.
  • Business name: CIMNE.
  • Tax ID (NIF/CIF): Q5850006G
  • Address: C / Gran Capitán, s/n Edificio C1 – 2ª Planta -Campus Norte – UPC 08034 Barcelona.
  • Email exercise of rights: rgpd@cimne.upc.edu
  • Data Protection Officer: dpo@cimne.upc.edu
  • Activity: Research and development centre for numerical methods in engineering. Organisation of worldwide congresses, conferences and seminars.

The party responsible for this website is the leader of the Dissemination and Exploitation workpackage of the FIBREGY-project:

Mr. Fabian Rechsteiner

AVK Federation of Reinforced Plastics

Am Hauptbahnhof 10, 60329 Frankfurt

Germany

For the purposes of the provisions of the aforementioned General Data Protection Regulation, the personal data which are sent through the website forms shall be processed as “web users and subscribers”.

For the processing of our users’ data, all the technical and organisational security measures established in the current legislation are implemented.

Principles that apply to personal information

In the processing of your personal data, we shall apply the following principles that meet the requirements of the new GDPR:

  • Principle of lawfulness, loyalty and transparency: we shall always require your consent for processing your personal data for one or more specific purposes, of which you shall be informed in advance with full transparency.
  • Principle of data minimisation: we shall only request data that are limited to what is necessary in relation to the processing purposes.
  • Principle of storage limitation: data shall be stored for no longer than the period necessary for processing purposes. Depending on the purpose, you shall be informed of the corresponding storage period. In the case of subscriptions, we shall regularly review our lists deleting those records that have been inactive for a considerable period of time.
  • Principle of integrity and confidentiality: your personal data shall be processed in such a way as to ensure their security and confidentiality. You should know that we shall install safeguards against any unauthorised access or misuse of user data by third parties.

To what end do we process your data?

At FIBREGY Project, there are various data capture systems, and we process the information provided by the data subjects with the following purposes for each capture system. Within project’s workpackage 1, an analysis of the market needs in the field of the project will be carried out, which may involve different interactions with stakeholders and collecting their comments and feedback, which may be collected via surveys. Within workpackage 7, the exploitation strategy of the project outcomes will be elaborated, which can feed from the feedback of different stakeholders (including those members of the advisory board of the project).

The sources to recruit the different stakeholders to collaborate in the research activities are:

  • Existing contacts of the project participants, including personal contacts and those of the company’s emailing database. An announcement of the launching of the FIBREGY project will be send by the different project partners to selected contacts of their emailing database. This email will include an opt-in check-button to confirm the interest of these contacts in receiving further information of the project.
  • Announcements in Linkedin and the project website. Throughout the project website and Linkedin profile, the main activities of the project will be communicated, including invitations to participate in the different open industrial days and other initiatives.
  • Members of the advisory board. Different representatives of relevant stakeholders have been invited to join the advisory board of the project. They will also be invited to collaborate in the research activities mentioned above.

How long we keep your personal data?

One month after the end of the project (31/12/2023) or its extensions, the gathered data will be deleted. However, your name, email, affiliation, position and country may be kept to continue providing information or notifications about events or activities related to the scope of FIBREGY beyond the end of the project.

What are your rights?

Anyone is entitled to obtain confirmation from the FIBREGY project as to whether or not their personal data are being processed. Data subjects shall have the right to:

  • Request access to their personal data
  • Request rectification or erasure
  • Request limitation of processing
  • Oppose processing
  • Request data portability

Data subjects shall be able to access personal data as well as to rectify inaccurate data or, if applicable, request their erasure when, among other reasons, the data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected. In certain circumstances, data subjects may request the opposition or limitation of the processing of their data, in which case data shall only be kept for the purpose of exercising or defending claims.

In certain circumstances, and for reasons related to their personal situation, data subjects may oppose the processing of their personal data. FIBREGY shall then stop processing the data, except for legitimate compelling grounds or for the purpose of exercising or defending claims.

As the data subject, if you exercise your right to portability, you are entitled to receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a commonly used, machine-readable and structured format, and to forward them to another data controller when:

  • The processing is based on consent
  • The data have been provided by the data subject
  • The data are processed by automatic means

By exercising your right to data portability, you shall be entitled to have your data directly transmitted from controller to controller whenever it is technically possible.

To exercise any of the rights that assist you, you must send an email to rgpd@cimne.edu.upc, attaching a document proving your identity and stating the right you want to exercise.

For any questions about this Policy or the treatment of your data, you may contact dpo@cimne.edu.upc

Data subjects shall also have the right to effective judicial protection and to lodge a complaint before the supervisory authority, in this case, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), if they consider that the processing of their personal data infringes their rights and freedoms.

Legitimation for the processing of your data

The legal basis for the processing of your data is: consent. Consent with this policy is required in order to participate in the FIBREGY events.

To which recipients shall your data be communicated?

To provide strictly necessary services for the development of the activity, FIBREGY shares data with the following providers under their corresponding privacy conditions:

When browsing on http://www.fibregy.com, non-identifiable data may be collected, including IP addresses, geographic location (approximately), a record of how services and sites are used, and other data that cannot be used to identify the user. The non-identifying data also include information related to your browsing habits through third party services. This website uses the following third party analysis services:

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service operated by Google, Inc., California, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how individuals use the site. Any information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law. For Google Analytics, your IP address will be masked by truncating the last octet, in order to protect your privacy. More information about data privacy & security in Google Analytics can be found here. Please see Google’s terms and policies for further information.

We use this information to analyse trends, manage the site, track the movements of users around the site and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Data secrecy and security

FIBREGY is committed to the use and processing of the personal data included by users, respecting their confidentiality and using them in accordance with the purpose thereof, as well as complying with its obligation to keep them and adopt all measures to prevent their alteration, loss, unauthorised processing or access, in accordance with the provisions of current data protection regulations.

This website includes an SSL certificate. It is a security protocol that makes your data travel in a complete and secure manner, i.e., the transmission of data between a server and web user, and vice versa, is fully coded and encrypted.

FIBREGY cannot guarantee the absolute impregnability of the Internet and subsequently, the violation of data through fraudulent access by third parties, being unable to assume any responsibility for such attacks.

With respect to the confidentiality of processing, it will be ensured that any person who is authorised to process user data (including its staff, partners and providers), shall be subject to the appropriate obligation of confidentiality (whether contractual or legal duty).

In the event of any security incident or infringement of rights and freedoms, and as soon as it becomes aware of the same, FIBREGY shall notify the user without undue delay and shall provide timely information relating to the Security Incident as it becomes known or when reasonably requested by the customer.

Data accuracy and veracity

As user, you are solely responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data that you provide to us, exonerating FIBREGY consortium from any liability in this regard, even when providing data on third parties.

In any case, users guarantee and respond for the accuracy, validity and authenticity of the personal data provided, and undertake to keep them properly updated. The user agrees to provide complete and correct information in the contact or subscription form. In the event that data on third parties are provided, he or she shall require their prior expressed consent.

Acceptance and consent

The user hereby declares to have been informed of the personal data protection terms, accepting and consenting to the processing thereof by FIBREGY in the form and for the purposes indicated in this privacy policy.

Revocability

The consent granted both for the processing and for the transfer of data of subjects may be revoked at any time by communicating it by email at rgpd@cimne.upc.edu in the terms established in this Policy for the exercise of the rights of rectification, limitation, opposition, erasure and portability. The revocation of this consent shall in no case be retroactive.

Changes in the privacy policy

FIBREGY reserves the right to modify this policy in order to adapt it to new legislation or jurisprudence, as well as to industry practices. In such cases, FIBREGY shall announce in this page the date of the last version.

Commercial emails

In accordance with the LSSICE, FIBREGY does not engage in SPAM practices, and therefore does not send commercial emails that have not been previously requested or authorised by the user. Accordingly, in each of the forms on the website, the user has the option of giving his or her explicit consent to receive the newsletter, regardless of the specifically-requested commercial information.

In accordance with the provisions of Law 34/2002 on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, FIBREGY is committed not to send commercial communications without properly identifying them.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics‘ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Twitter

We maintain an online presence on Twitter to present FIBREGY project and to communicate with stakeholders. Twitter is a service provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to Twitter.

The privacy policy of Twitter can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy

Linkedin

We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.

Social media links via graphics

We also integrate the following social media sites into our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective site. The use of these graphics stored on our own servers prevents the automatic connection to the servers of these networks for their display. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic will you be forwarded to the service of the respective social network.

Once you click, that network may record information about you and your visit to our site. It cannot be ruled out that such data will be processed in the United States.

Initially, this data includes such things as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and the page visited. If you are logged into your user account on that network, however, the network operator might assign the information collected about your visit to our site to your personal account. If you interact by clicking Like, Share, etc., this information can be stored your personal user account and possibly posted on the respective network. To prevent this, you need to log out of your social media account before clicking on the graphic. The various social media networks also offer settings that you can configure accordingly.

The following social networks are integrated into our site by linked graphics:

  • Twitter: Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

Linkedin. LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy