Pursuant to EU Regulation No. 2016/679 (GDPR), and Legislative decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003 as amended, and in general in compliance with the principle of transparency provided for by the above Regulation with this document we provide the rules we apply for managing personal data in order to allow Users to browse the pages on the SWITCH project website and to use any of its services.
Data automatically processed and purpose of the processing
When Users browse the website, read its pages, and download the information contained in it, the website acquires some navigation data, whose transmission is implicit in internet communication protocols. In addition to this, a third-party website will automatically collect and store certain information relating to the visit.
This category includes user IP addresses, type of browser used, access website addresses, pages visited within the site, access time, the code indicating the response status given by the server and other parameters relating to the operating system and the Users’ IT environment.
This data, needed to use web services, is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects but is used to make the site more useful for its visitors, to obtain aggregated and anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its proper operation. This data could be used to determine responsibility in the event of cybercrime or actions damaging the site.
No information on users/visitors will be sold, shared or used for commercial purposes.
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and is stored on the User’s terminal, which may be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website to track, personalize, and save information about each User’s session, such as language and preferred options, which can make his/her next visit easier and make the site more useful for him/her. A “session” just refers to the time you spend on a site. Cookies play a very important role in improving user experiences on the web.
Cookies used on the SWITCH project website: Session cookies They are not stored permanently on the User’s device and are deleted when the browser is closed out. Persistent cookies Expire on a specific date or after a certain period of time. Technical cookies Those cookies strictly necessary to allow: o website browsing and use; o the collection of information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the web site (“cookie analytics”); o browsing based on a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, “functionality cookies”) in order to improve the service provided. These cookies are not used for purposes other than functional ones and therefore their installation does not require your consent.
The SWITCH project websites uses Google Search Console to track User visits in an aggregate and anonymous fashion. The analytical cookie information helps us understand how visitors use the site, allowing us to improve the way we present content. The information collected shall never be transferred for commercial purposes. For more information on Google Search Console. Analytics cookies, see the official Google Search Console.
https://search.google.com/search-console?resource_id=https%3A%2F%2Fswitch-fch.eu%2F The only cookies used in this website are those mentioned above, namely ga, gat and gid cookies.
The SWITCH project will last till March 2024, then the website will be maintained active for other 5 years as for Horizon Europe regulations, but the analytics service will be disconnected at the end of the project.
Third-party profiling cookies
How to manage cookies in the browser
Instructions for disabling cookies on browsers:
• Internet Explorer
• Google Chrome
• Safari iOS
• Windows Phone
Data Processing Method Personal data is mainly processed digitally and in a lawful, fair, relevant manner, limited to what is necessary to achieve the purposes of the processing, for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes of the project and in any case in compliance with the principles set forth in art. 5 of the GDPR. In order to prevent data loss, abuse or incorrect use of data and unauthorised access, specific security measures have been implemented.
There is no automated decision-making process, nor any profiling activity.
Place of Data Processing and Disclosure of Personal Data
Personal data and contacts are mainly processed in the offices of the Data Controller located in Trento (Italy) and are processed by the staff involved in the project only. Personal data may be processed by service providers located within the European Union or in countries for which the European Commission has made a decision on their compliance with personal data protection regulations or, alternatively, through the signing with the providers of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of data protection adopted by the European Commission.
Personal data shall not be disclosed.
For the only purposes of scientific dissemination of statistical and/or scientific results (for example through the publication of scientific articles and/or the creation of databases, even including open access methods, participation in conferences, etc.), anonymous and aggregated data may be disseminated in a manner that will not allow for the identification of the interested party.
Duration of Data Retention
Data will be kept for 5 years after the end of the project (foreseen in 31.03.2024) with gradual deletion of the data attributable to the specific purposes that are no longer pursued.
Rights of Data Subjects
Users (Data Subjects) have the right to contact the Data Controller at any time to exercise the rights referred to in Articles 15 and subsequent of the GDPR and, in particular for:
● request confirmation as to whether or not their personal data is available;
● obtain information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be communicated and, where possible, the storage period;
● request rectification and deletion of personal data;
● obtain the limitation of the processing;
● object the processing at any time.
The Data Subjects have the right to revoke consent at any time without prejudice to the lawfulness of the data processing based on consent granted before said revocation.
For information and contacts specifically relating to the protection of personal data, including the exercise of the above rights, Users can contact us through the SWITCH email project address:
The right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority remains unaffected.
Data Controller The Data Controller is Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), based in Trento (Italy) – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact of the Data Protection Officer
To contact the FBK’s DPO, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Updated as of 30.03.2023
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 875148. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research
Fondazione Bruno Kessler – content production and content management