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

Protection of personal data is ensured under the Regulation (EU) 1725/2018 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:

The Data Protection Officer appointed by the SatCen can be reached in


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 EUSST 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 user’s IP address;
  • 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 EUSST 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 data subject’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 specific 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.

Lawfulness and purpose of processing

In compliance with Article 5.1(a) of the Regulation (EU) 1725/2018, 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. The aforementioned data might be used for statistical purposes.

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, guarantee the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and equipment used for this website.

Data storage and duration

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

Disclosure of data

The aforementioned collected general data and information or statistics based on such data might be disclosed to the participating entities of the SST Cooperation and the European Commission upon request for ensuring the function and improvement of the EUSST and the present website.

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