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The VECTOR Partner Consortium acknowledges the data protection principles and respects the rules laid down in the EU Data Protection legislation, and the General Data Protection Regulation in particular. For us, the proper processing of your personal data is of utmost importance and we strive to meet all applicable EU data protection requirements and ensure a high level of personal data protection.
The Data Controller
Although the VECTOR Partners are acting as joint controllers and are held responsible for ensuring the compliance with all applicable data protection rules, both at EU and national level, within the VECTOR Website, personal data is being processed only by:
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) – Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)
T: +44 (0)114 225 5555
Categories of personal data
The VECTOR data controllers collect, process and use personal information concerning only visitors of the VECTOR Website. While visiting the VECTOR Website certain data is gathered and stored on the servers of WordPress.com such as: IP address, the date, time and length of your visit, from which server and which website you accessed the site, the actions carried out on the Website, the browser-type and the language settings. In case you contact us via the contact form on the VECTOR Website, the project coordinator is collecting and processing the following information: identification data such as name, e-mail address, as well as the content of the message you sent to us.
Purposes of data processing
The above-mentioned categories of personal data are processed for the following purposes:
- to identify the visitor, if necessary;
- to ensure the proper functioning of the VECTOR Website, also ensure network and information security;
- to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage;
- to respond to your requests;
- to exercise or defend the rights and legitimate interests of a Partner or the VECTOR Consortium as a whole;
- as well as for statistical purposes.
The VECTOR Consortium undertakes the due care and bears responsibility for protection of your information, except in the event of force majeure events or Malicious Actions of third parties.
Legal basis for processing
- You have given consent to the processing of your personal data for a specific purpose – e.g. when you send us a message via the contact form;
- Data processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interest pursued by a Partner or the VECTOR Consortium – e.g. to facilitate your access and use of the VECTOR Website, or to protect from malicious attacks.
Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data
Your personal data will be only disclosed to third parties in certain sporadic cases where the data controllers shall comply with a legal obligation or need to protect their rights and legitimate interests. The personal data collected via the VECTOR Website may be also shared with IT services providers and/or web hosting providers. The information accessed by these service providers is necessary for them to perform their services and may not be used for any other purposes.
As the Website is developed under a project funded by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s Science for Peace and Security Programme (NATO SPS), only anonymised and aggregated data (statistics) will be provided to NATO SPS.
Transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations
The data controller does not intend to transfer your personal data to data controllers or processors established in third countries or international organisations. Should the cases of data transfer to data controllers or processors in third parties or international organisations arise, the data controller shall keep you informed. In any event, the transfer will be carried out in full compliance with the applicable data protection laws.
Period for personal data storage
The Partner Consortium strives to meet all data protection requirements and to respect all the principles laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation. In this context, following the principle of data minimisation, the Partner Consortium shall process your data as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which the data is collected and to the extent permitted by the applicable laws. Once the purpose for data processing is reached out, we will remove the data and/ or anonymise it so that you are no longer identifiable.
For reporting purposes statistical data is kept for 5 years after the project end. The statistical data will not render any of the VECTOR Website users identifiable.
Data Subject Rights
You are entitled to the following rights under GDPR:
- the right to obtain information regarding the processing of your personal data on the VECTOR Website by the controllers (controllers’ contact details, the purposes of processing and the legal basis for processing, recipients, storage period, etc.)
- the right to access your personal data processed on the VECTOR Website and get information about the processing of your personal data (the purposes of processing, categories of personal data, storage period, etc.);
- the “right to be forgotten” by the VECTOR controllers – your data could be erased by the data controllers in the cases where your personal data is no longer necessary, where you have withdrawn your consent on which the processing is based, where the data processing is unlawful, where the personal data has been processed on the basis of parental consent, or your data have be erased in order to comply with national or EU legal obligation;
- the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data – this right could be exercised where you have contested the accuracy of your personal data, where the processing is unlawful, where the VECTOR controllers no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, or you have exercised your right to object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interests pursued by the VECTOR controller(s)
- the right to object to the processing of your personal data which is based on the legitimate interest pursued by the VECTOR Consortium. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
- the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling – however, this rule does not apply if the decision is based on your given consent, or it is necessary for entering into, or performance of a contract, or it is authorized by the EU or national legislation to which the VECTOR controller(s) is(are) subject;
Exercise of Data Subject Rights
You can exercise your rights by sending a message to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, all data subjects have the right to submit a complaint to their national data protection authority, if they deem that their data is processed in an unlawful way.
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