Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Modification: 25/09/2020

 

Main Message

At the consortiums.eu portal we consider the privacy of our Users and Members to be extremely important. This Privacy Policy describes, in detail, what kind of information is collected and recorded by consortiums.eu and how we use it. By using consortiums.eu, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

 

Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable and other information that consortiums.eu collects and receives.

Our Privacy Policy:

  • explains the kind of information we collect, how we use and share that information, the information’s security and the choices we offer, including how to access and update information,
  • provides information about cookies, third parties’ use of cookies and how you can disable such cookies, and
  • does not apply to the practices of organizations, companies or individuals that consortiums.eu does not own, control, employ or manage.

 

Information Collection

We collect information in two ways:

A) Identifiable information when you register (information you give us)

1) When you register to become a Registered Visitor

In this case, you provide consortiums.eu with a username, a password and a valid personal e-mail

2) When you register to become a User and your organization a Member Organization

In this case, you provide consortiums.eu with the data (not all obligatory):

  • Official Title of the Organization (EN)
  • Official Title of the Organization (Native Language)
  • Official Logo
  • Location (NUTS Codes)
  • Address
  • Time Zone
  • Website
  • E-Mail of the Organization (Official)
  • PIC number (ECAS account – EC participant portal)
  • Legal Type
  • Type of Organization
  • Main Activity
  • Main Thematic Field
  • Organization’s Special Skills
  • We found consortiums.eu from:
  • Name of the Account Manager
  • Surname of the Account Manager
  • Photo of the Account Manager
  • Account Manager’s LinkedIn Address
  • My Past Experience Projects

 3) When you register to become a User and your consulting firm (or you as a freelance consultant) a Member Consulting Firm

In this case, you provide consortiums.eu with the data (not all obligatory):

  • Official Title (EN)
  • Official Title (Native Language)
  • Type (Company or Freelancer)
  • Location (NUTS Codes)
  • Time Zone
  • Website
  • E-Mail (Official)
  • PIC number (ECAS account – EC participant portal)
  • Main Thematic Field
  • We found consortiums.eu from:
  • Name of the Account Manager
  • Surname of the Account Manager
  • Photo of the Account Manager
  • Account Manager’s LinkedIn Address
  • Special Skills
  • My Past Experience Projects

B) Information collected when you use consortiums.eu

We collect information that you upload when you use consortiums.eu and information on how you use consortiums.eu, specifically e.g.:

  • Information on the consortiums you develop or wish to develop
  • Information on the type of projects you are preparing and their general scope
  • Information on the types of organizations you prefer to cooperate with
  • Information on how you develop partnerships
  • Information on news from projects you participate in
  • Information on public actions and other news of your organization
  • Information on calls you prefer
  • Other similar information

We collect and store information when you visit and use consortiums.eu, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also collect and store information when you interact with services and applications that we offer to our visitors. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some services of consortiums.eu.

 

Information Use

We use the information (including anonymous and pseudonymous information, as well as personally identifiable information) that we collect from all our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect consortiums.eu, our Registered Visitors, our Users, our Member Organizations and our Member Consulting Firms (including freelance consultants). We also use this information to fulfill your requests for services, improve our services, contact you and conduct research.

We may combine personal information from one service or application with information, including personal information, for other services that we offer or that we will offer in the future.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Sharing

Many of the services of consortiums.eu let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information with others this may be transferred to countries other than your own. Some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country where you reside. By using consortiums.eu, you consent to us transferring your data to these countries. We are committed to ensure that your information is protected and we apply safeguards in accordance with applicable laws.

The consortiums.eu portal does not sell, share or rent information about you or/and your organization or consulting firm (including personally identifiable information) with other people, companies or organizations except to provide services that you have requested.

 

Information Security

We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect consortiums.eu and its Registered Visitors, Users, Member Organizations and Member Consulting Firms (including freelance consultants) from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of our database information.

More specific:

  • We evaluate the registrations on our portal based on several data requested and we will deny a registration if we assume any possible fraud,
  • We accept official e-mails, appearing on organizations’ and firms’ websites, in some cases (e.g. of freelance consultants) also on LinkedIn,
  • We check the validity of experience,
  • We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems, and
  • We restrict access to private information to anyone apart from the Administrator/ Manager and our work team.

 

Access and Update of your Own Information (Profile and Access Data)

Whenever you use consortiums.eu you have full access to your own information and you can update and change information at any time (apart from some data that are crucial for the consortiums.eu system which we can change for you following an official request of yours). When updating your own information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 1st, 2017, and it will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of consortiums.eu after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on consortiums.eu.