In accordance with the current EU Regulation on General Data Protection, in this Privacy Policy we inform you about:

  • Who is responsible for the processing of your data: Presentation and identification of the CONTROLLER
  • Acceptance of General Conditions and use of the website
  • What data we collect
  • Purpose
  • How and where information is shared
  • Security of your data
  • Rights and access to information
  • Changes to the Privacy Policy

The use of this website is regulated by its General Conditions of Use, please read them carefully as access to this website and use of its contents implies full acceptance of them.

Who is responsible for processing your data

HYCOOL EU-Funded research project under Grant Agreement No. 792073

E-mail: info@hycool-project.eu

The project is coordinated by VEOLIA SERVEIS CATALUNYA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA UNIPERSONAL (VEOLIA), established in CALLE BONSOMS 15-17, BARCELONA 08028, Spain, VAT number: ESA58295031, hereinafter the CONTROLLER.

Through this website, the CONTROLLER wishes to inform you about HYCOOL project activities and services. The CONTROLLER may, depending on the development and progress of the company and the sector, extend its website to include new services, activities or contents, in order to improve the services and quality of the service provided. Conversely, the CONTROLLER also reserves the right to cancel, modify, substitute or restrict the contents, services or activities, expressly and without prior notice to the users.

 

What data do we collect

Contact forms and newsletter

We collect the identifying data of users and visitors of the Website who wish to request contact information (name, email address) and register to receive information through a newsletter (name and email address).

 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

 

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.  which uses cookies, to help analyse how users use the website.

 

How and where is your information shared?

HYCOOL project ensures the confidentiality of the data provided and guarantees that in no case will be transferred to third parties.

The personal data you provide when completing the forms are incorporated into our database and are only used to process your requests and/or send you information about our services if you have requested it.

To provide services strictly necessary for the development of the activity, HYCOOL project shares data with the following service providers under their respective privacy conditions:

  • Google Analytics: a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. You use cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyse how users use the website. (See our cookie policy)
  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
  • HYCOOL does not share your personal data with the hosting or content providers.

 

How long we retain your data

The personal data provided will be retained for as long as no request for deletion is made by the data subject or for the years necessary to comply with legal obligations.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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.

 

Security of your data

HYCOOL project attaches great importance to the security of all personally identifiable information of our users. However, it cannot guarantee the absolute impregnability of the Internet.

Our Website may contain links to and from other websites. If you access these pages, please note that you may be asked to provide personal data or information on these pages. We, therefore, recommend that when you visit these sites, you review their privacy policies and legal notices.

 

Your Rights and Access to Information

In accordance with current legislation, you may have the following rights:

  • Right of access to the information we hold about your personal data.
  • Right of rectification of your data, by which we will update and update the information and data we have according to the information you provide us.
  • Right to the portability of your data.
  • Right to the deletion of your data.
  • Right to object to our processing your personal data.
  • Right to file a complaint with the HYCOOL project and/or the competent Data Protection Control Authority.

At any time, you can ask us, completely free of charge, either by letter or by e-mail, to exercise your rights, and if so you must include in your application a photocopy of your National Identity Document/Passport, as this is a very personal right. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your request should be sent to our Privacy Officer at the following address:

HYCOOL project

E-mail: info@hycool-project.eu

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

HYCOOL project reserves the right to modify our Privacy Policy and Treatment of Personal Data to adapt it to new legislation or case law. We recommend that you visit it every time you browse the Website, in order to be always informed in advance of any information you may provide us with.