This Privacy Policy describes how and when PEriTiA, a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, collects, uses, and shares your information when you use the website (afterwards the “Website”). 

PEriTiA fully respects your right to privacy. Any personal information you provide to us will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as introduced in May 2018.

The use of our website, or one or more services offered by PEriTiA, as well as the sharing of media posts by PEriTiA, implies your express approval (by means of personal data opt-in) of this Privacy Policy and thus the way in which we track, use and store your data (where there is no further permission required by law).

In this policy, personal information means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, and online identifier or to one or more factors specific to his/her physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. 

This data privacy notice sets out how PEriTiA protects and uses personal information and data when visiting our website, subscribing to our newsletter or using our social media channels.

PEriTiA is committed to ensuring that your data is protected and will use your information exclusively to communicate our organisational updates, events, activities, and other related details. Personal data will be treated with confidentiality and will not be transferred to any third party.

Should we ask you to provide information when using any of the above websites and/or our contact forms, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What we collect

The following information is collected when you subscribe to our newsletter:

Direct information you provide:

  • Name
  •  Email address
  • Affiliation
  • Additional information you voluntarily provide via our contact and/or registration forms

Indirect information you provide via your navigation as a user of our website:

  • Websites collect and store information that your browser automatically transmits to us, such as:
    • browser type/version,
    • used operating system, referrer URL,
    • time of query,
    • public IP address (Internet Protocol Address or numerical label assigned to your device that has accessed to Internet)

What we do with the collected information

  • We periodically send emails about our publications, press releases, newsletters, event invitations, or other relevant information to help you follow our activities.
  • Website navigation information is used to provide you with a better user experience on PEriTiA’s websites. You can be assured that this data cannot be associated with individual persons and we do not share this data with any third party or other sources.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial practices to protect and secure the information collected online.

Disclosing personal data to third parties:

We do not share your personal data with third party, unless needed to provide a service to you. If, in this framework, PEriTiA has to share your personal data with third parties, this party is obligated to use it in accordance with the provisions in this Privacy Policy.  

It is, however, possible that PEriTiA shares your information with the authorities (i) when we are obligated to do so by law or in the context of a judicial or future judicial procedure and (ii) to safeguard and enforce our laws.

PEriTiA will not sell, rent out or give your data to third parties, unless there is a data processing agreement, with this party, that contains the necessary guarantees concerning confidentiality and privacy of your personal data.

Storage of personal data

PEriTiA will store your data for a period of 10 years (or for the duration of contract), unless when there’s a longer storage period needed or justified by (i) law or (ii) by the compliance of another legal obligation. We commit us, however, to use a shorter storage period when this 10 year storage is not required.

Your privacy rights:

–      Right to access the personal data we might have on you

–      Right to rectify, complete or update your personal data

–      Right to be forgotten

–      Right to a restriction on the processing of your personal data

–      Right to transferability of your personal data

–      Right of objection / opposition to the processing of your personal data

–       Right of objection / opposition to automated decision-making and profiling.

–      Right of objection / opposition to direct marketing practices

You can invoke these rights by emailing [email protected] or by using the contact form on our website.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be stored on your computer. Cookies are used to improve the user experience on our website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose to modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent certain functions of this website from working to their full extent. 

Once you accept a cookie, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. The web application can therewith tailor its operations to your needs and preferences by gathering and remembering information.

PEriTiA uses and traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used to analyse data about webpage traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to user needs. We use this information exclusively for statistical purposes.

A cookie in no way provides access to your computer or reveals any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

Data policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies,” text files stored on your computer, to facilitate analysis of your website usage. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. However, prior to that, when IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google (within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area). Only in exceptional cases a full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be brought in association with other data held by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software. In this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all features offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available via this link:

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. Once you click on a link and leave our site, we do not have any control over the contents of that other website and we cannot take any responsibility for the protection and privacy of information provided or collected whilst visiting other websites which are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Social Media

PEriTiA uses two social media platforms.

Twitter (

Facebook (

These services have their own data privacy policies. For further information, please check the following links:

Twitter Privacy Policy

Facebook Privacy Policy

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy notice was last updated on 27 November 2019.