This RINGS website is developed as part of the RINGS project (Grant Agreement LC-0XXX) a XX months’ project funded by the European Commission (Directorate-General XXX), coordinated by EOC EU Office aisbl.
What Personal Data do We Collect via the website?
The RINGS website consists of a public website, for guest users, including a searchable catalogue of learning resources on emerging technologies.
On the RINGS website data is collected only in connection to the hosting (see ‘Hosting’ below). Browsing through the content and executing searches on the website can be done without creating or login into any account or profile.
When you visit our public website, you may be invited to participate in events, surveys or questionnaires launched by the RINGS project and you may choose to contact us and/or the other partners by e-mail. If you choose to contact us directly, we will only use the personal data you have provided us with for the purposes of responding to your message and, in case, providing the service you require.
Please note that we use third parties to manage hosting and this processing may additionally be subject to the third party's own terms and conditions and privacy statement.
The RINGS website is hosted in AWS EU. All data connected to the hosting is saved physically inside the EU region. The application only processes IP addresses as personal data. The use of IP addresses falls within the standard operating clause of AWS. Read more here: XXX
Other forms of Collection
Please note that we also collect anonymous information about your activity on our website in order to improve our website. We use a service called GA for this (see ‘GA’ and ‘Cookies’ sections below). Aggregated statistics will be retrieved regularly on the analytic information collected through the public site.
2. Who do we share your data with and how
Please note that the RINGS project is a collective effort in which organisations from multiple countries participate.
This network includes:
- the RINGS partners
- Experts contracted by one or more organisations part of the network, which support the initiative for coordination and for the evaluation of the activities.
- The European Commission, for the purposes required in managing the project.
Your personal data is shared between the subjects of the network listed above insofar as this is necessary:
- to manage the project activities
- to respond to you and to provide the service you require.
- to enable us to use the responses to the surveys and questionnaires to manage the activities and for evaluation and research purposes.
- to process your participation in events.
The analytics of the site are shared as aggregated data between the subjects of the network listed above and external stakeholders insofar as this is necessary to further develop the educational offering and user experience of the site.
3. How long do we store your data?
We store your personal data for 5 years after the end of the project.
If you wish to stop receiving communication from us, you can change your mind at any time by contacting us at info@xxx
GA is used in the XX site for analytics.
Opt-out of website tracking
You can opt out of being tracked by our GA Analytics.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
On our site, we are currently use only one cookie: internal tracking for whether the user has already answered the cookie consent form.
However, we may add additional cookies to improve the functionality of the site in the ways defined above. Non-essential cookies are always opt-in only.
More detailed information about the type of cookies we are using can be found in the following.
Type: true / false
Purpose: Internal tracking for whether the user has already answered the cookie consent form.
How to control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see about cookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.
6. Site security
The XX website has implemented and continues to maintain appropriate state-of-the-art technical and management measures to keep your personal information secure and safe from loss, damage, corruption, or deletion.
8. Contacting EOC EU Office
For any questions related to the RINGS website, you can contact us:
via email: privacy@xxx
EOC EU, Office EOC, EU-Büro Bureau des COE auprès de l´UE
71, avenue de Cortenbergh
1000 Bruxelles - Belgium Brussels Belgium
You can also contact us in order to exercise your right to request data portability or to access, rectify and, as the case may be, erase, any personal data relating to you, or restrict the processing of your personal data, in compliance with applicable laws. Please note that we may ask you to provide proof of identity (such as a copy of your ID card or passport) before we can comply with your request. Whenever we process your personal data based on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
9. Making an Official Complaint
If you feel that we have infringed your data protection rights, you may make an official complaint to the data protection authorities in your country of residence or the Belgian Data Protection Authorities at the following addresses:
Belgian Data Protection Authority Rue de la Presse 35 B-1000 Bruxelles.