The consortium (Climate-KIC, Trinity College Dublin, Luvent Consulting and GreenTech HQ – Innovation Hub) of Built Environment Circular ClimAccelerator is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our other terms and conditions) and any other documents referred to in it set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us:
You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our website (which includes enrolling in or registering on our entrepreneurship programme) or filling in forms on paper, by corresponding with us by phone or e-mail, by engaging with us on social media, or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our website or register on our programme either on the website or on paper or attend any of our events in person participate in social media functions on our website or survey, when you report a problem with our website or associated platforms, or when you contact us for any other reason. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, passport, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph and other requested information.
Information we collect about you:
With regard to each of your visits to our website or any of our associated platforms we may automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website or associated platforms (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
Information we receive from other sources:
We may receive information about you if you use circular-cities.com, or other services we provide or attend any of our events. In this case, we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on our website, our associated platforms or from elsewhere.
We use information you provide to us in the following ways:
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or have enrolled in.
To report to third party funders.
The Consortium is supported by multiple funders. We are required to report on results, which includes information on specific activities funded by the grant and personal data associated with the activities. Whenever possible, we will use anonymized information for reporting purposes. However, it is possible that our funders and/or auditors acting on behalf of our funders will request personal information to monitor or verify our activities.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
To administer our website and associated platforms and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
As part of our efforts to keep our website and associated platforms safe and secure.
To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you.
We are required to keep your information for several years so that our third-party funders can audit our operations. Currently this period is 7 years, but this may change in the future. We will not store your data for any longer than is necessary for us to comply with this legal obligation.
If you are new to engaging with the Built Environment Circular ClimAccelerator, we will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
We may share your personal information with any member of the consortium.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
third party funders such as the European Institute of Technology & Innovation, in order to fulfil our administrative purposes or for reasons of legal compliance, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you, restaurants, hotels, caterers, and similar organizations to cater to your food and accommodation preferences, analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website and associated platforms.
All information you provide to us is stored on our servers, on servers owned and operated by our hosting providers, or on encrypted hard disks in laptops and desktop computers owned by the Consortium. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website and associated platforms, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website or associated platforms; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, in line with our internal security policies (including in respect of IT equipment such as laptops and mobile phones), we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us to amend, not to process, or to delete your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to ask us to transfer your data to a third party. You can exercise your rights by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data or by contacting us at email@example.com You also have the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website and associated platforms may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers, affiliates or third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.