Privacy

The www.eusst.eu website has been created to inform the public about the EU SST, its establishment, results, actions, events and evolution, while it provides an e-mail and contact form for communication with anyone interested in the EU SST.

Protection of personal data is ensured under the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 and when applicable the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In accordance with these Regulations, the Controller of personal data processing is the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen).

European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen)
Apdo. de Correos 511
Torrejón de Ardoz, 28850 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 678 60 00, E-mail: sst.info@satcen.europa.eu
https://www.satcen.europa.eu/

The Data Protection Officer appointed by the SatCen can be reached in dpo@satcen.europa.eu.

Definitions

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject); an identifiable natural 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, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Controller means the Union institution or body or the directorate-general or any other organisational entity which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by a specific Union act, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination can be provided for by Union law.

Type of data we collect

The EU SST website automatically collects the following general data and information, which do not contain any personal data, from the accessing computer system each time the website is visited:

  • Information about the browser type and version;
  • The user’s operating system;
  • The date and time of access;
  • Referrer website(s);
  • Websites/sub-pages accessed by the user from the website;
  • Other similar data and information that is used for protection against risks, in the case of attacks to our Information Technology systems.

The EU SST website uses cookies, which are text files placed on the user’s computer system by a browser and stored there. Many cookies contain a “cookie ID”, which is a unique cookie identifier. It consists of a sequence of characters with which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the user’s individual browser from other Internet browsers containing different cookies. The unique cookie ID is used to recognise and identify a particular Internet browser and therefore recognise users to the website.

In addition, analysis cookies are used to analyse Internet usage by the website users and more specifically the search terms entered, the frequency of page access and the usage of website functions.

As the cookies used do not contain any personal data, it is not possible to associate the data with the accessing user. An information banner referring to the use of cookies for analysis purposes is shown when users access the website, including a reference to this Privacy Statement. Users are informed by this way about how to adjust their browser settings in order to prevent the storage of cookies.

However, by visiting the EU SST website the IP address of the users is collected. Also, in the event of using the “Contact Us” form in order to communicate with us and/or any questionnaire/participation form in events and/or surveys, the following personal data of the sender might be collected by the Controller:

  • name;
  • surname;
  • e-mail address;
  • nationality;
  • age;
  • phone number;
  • organisation; and
  • position held.

Lawfulness and purpose of processing

In compliance with Article 5.1(a) of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, the aforementioned general data and information is processed to the extent required to provide a functioning website, content and services to the users of this website. Such processing cannot result to any conclusions about the identity of a user of this website. Also, following Article 5(d) of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 the legal processing of the personal data of users of the website is based on their consent for contacting them upon the completion of relevant communication and/or participation/survey forms by them. The aforementioned personal data might be used for statistical purposes in an anonymised way.

Technically necessary cookies are used to facilitate the use of the website by the users and improve its user friendliness. Some functions on this website could be provided without the use of cookies, as they require the recognition of the browser when moving from page to page. The general data and information collected with technically necessary cookies is not used to produce user profiles.

Analysis cookies that are not necessary for technical reasons are used to improve the quality of the website and its contents, as they permit us to find out how the website is used and optimise the service continuously.

General data and information collected by cookies might be used for statistical purposes and analysed further for the improvement of the website. More specifically, this information is necessary to deliver the contents of this website in a correct form, optimise the contents of this website and promote and guarantee the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and equipment used for this website.

Data storage and duration

The data collected are stored in our server for as long as it is needed for the purpose for which it were collected.

Disclosure of data

The SST Cooperation takes all appropriate measures to safeguard the personal data collected from any unauthorised disclosure. The aforementioned collected general or personal data and information or statistics based on such data might be disclosed to the participating entities in the SST Cooperation, the European Commission and the European Health and Digital Executive Agency upon request, for ensuring the function and improvement of the EU SST and the present website.

Personal data of the website’s users are not transferred outside the EU. However in case of communication via our social media such personal data might be transferred outside the EU by the social media providers.

Your rights

The users that have contacted us and given consent for being contacted in the future have the right to withdraw their consent at any time, request the access, rectification or erasure of their personal data by sending an e-mail to sst.info@satcen.europa.eu.

Also, the website’s users/data subjects have the right to raise questions to the Data Protection Officer of the Controller at dpo@satcen.europa.eu about the processing of their personal data. If necessary, in case of conflict or at any time, they reserve the right to recourse further complaints to the European Data Protection Supervisor, as the responsible European authority: edps@edps.europa.eu.

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