BBioNets Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy

Effective date: 15/03/2024 – Version 1

1. Terms of Use

The following statement (“Statement”) refers to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy applying to the BBioNets website. The Privacy Policy concerning the overall project activities is available here.

BBioNets (also “project”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under Grant Agreement No 101133904.

The website is managed by FOCUS Strategic Thinking Consultants (“FOCUS STC”), the partner of the BBioNets consortium in direct contact with ADVISION, the company hosting the website.

The content of this website is produced by the BBioNets consortium and aims to disseminate project results and provide all interested parties with access to information relevant to its activities.

All material on the website, including images, data, information, logos and videos, is owned by either specific partners of the BBioNets consortium or the whole consortium as agreed among the parties and is subject to copyright. The material reflects only the authors’ view and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

By visiting and using this website you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and therefore agreed to be bound by this Statement and its laws and regulations. In case you fail to agree with this Statement or the compliance obligations, you are asked not to use the BBioNets website.

This Statement may be amended and/or updated by BBioNets at any time and therefore we recommend that you periodically check whether it has been revised.

This Statement, any amendment thereof and the use of the website are subject to Greek law. Any claim arising out of the use of the website shall be brought only before the Courts of Athens, Greece.

2. Privacy Policy

BBioNets is committed to being transparent and ensuring the protection of your privacy. This Privacy Policy provides detailed information about the processing of your personal data when using the website and its content, including how you can exercise your rights regarding them.

Personal data are processed in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations, such as the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 relating to the protection of the physical persons regarding personal data processing and the free circulation of these data (“GDPR”).

2.1 Types of Data Collected

BBioNets solely collects data that are necessary for the smooth implementation of the website. This data includes:

  • Your email address when registering to the BBioNets newsletter through the form available on the website.
  • Your name and email address when you contact BBioNets using the e-mail address info@bbionets.eu
  • Certain statistical data which may be automatically collected through the cookies placed on our website. For more information, please see the relevant Cookies Policy below.

BBioNets will not use this website to collect personal data concerning information about political views, race, religious beliefs, health, criminal-law data, or other matters.

2.2 Use of Data Collected

BBioNets may retain information provided by you when sending an email to info@bbionets.eu, in order to process the inquiries, respond to requests and improve the website or give you some assistance regarding the BBioNets services. Information that you provide will be solely used in order to contact you, for example, for information or updates regarding our services, or to offer newsletters and other content or (support) services in connection with the services of the project. You can at any time ask us to cease communications with you via email or, in the case of newsletters, by following the unsubscribe instructions available at the bottom of each email.

Certain statistical data will also be automatically collected through the cookie placed on the website for the purpose of monitoring and analysing the use of our website.

BBioNets will keep your personal information for only as long as we need to fulfil the purposes for which they were collected. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we will remove it from our systems.

2.3 Data Security Measures

We implement robust security measures, including data protection policies, contracts with data processors, and technical safeguards, to protect your data.

BBioNets takes the security of your personal data very seriously. We use a variety of security measures to protect your data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include:

  • Physical security: We store our servers in a secure physical environment with limited access.
  • Access controls: We use access controls to limit who can access your personal data. Only authorised personnel have access to your data, and they are required to follow strict security procedures.
  • Encryption: We encrypt your personal data when it is transmitted over the internet. This helps to protect your data from being intercepted by unauthorised third parties.

2.4 Data Sharing

The project takes the privacy of your personal data very seriously and ensures that it is only shared with third parties who are bound by strict confidentiality and data protection obligations. The project shares personal data with third parties only when it is necessary to comply with legal obligations.

The following are the categories of third parties with whom BBioNets may share personal data:

  • Law enforcement and regulatory agencies: These are organisations that are authorised to investigate or prosecute crimes, or enforce laws and regulations.
  • The European Commission: The European Commission is the executive arm of the European Union and is responsible for implementing EU legislation.

2.5 Data Subjects Rights

BBioNets would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. In particular, you are entitled to the following:

  • The right to access your personal data in our possession
  • The right to amend or delete your personal data
  • The right to restrict our processing of your personal data
  • The right to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data
  • The right to send your personal data to another service provider (data portability)

If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding the use of your personal data or you would like to exercise your rights, you can send us an email to info@bbionets.eu and we are entitled to one month to respond to you.

2.6 BBioNets Services Provided through the Website

The BBioNets website will also act as the entry point to the BBioNets Knowledge Platform, another project service operated by the Polish consortium partner Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG). This service will have its own dedicated Privacy Policy, which you are asked to read before using it. FOCUS STC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of this service.

2.7 Third-Party Services

Our website may contain links to third-party sites, including the sites of the BBioNets consortium partners. These links are provided for your convenience and information only. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites and expressly disclaim any liability for any loss or damage that may be caused by the use of these links.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services. If you have any questions about the privacy practices of another site, you should contact the site’s responsible personnel.

We may also provide social media features that allow you to share information on your social networks and interact with our project on various social media sites. The use of these social media features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you. We recommend that you check the privacy policies and regulations of the social networking sites you interact with, so that you can be sure that you understand what information may be collected, used and disclosed by these sites.

3. Cookies Policy

Our website uses a necessary functional analytics cookie. Cookies are small pieces of data generated by a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. There are various types of cookies, with BBioNets employing a singular one, originating from the Koko Analytics plugin.

This cookie is always enabled and utilised for the purpose of gathering statistical data, specifically in regard to the number of visitors, the frequency of page views, and the sources of referrals. It is pertinent to note that this process does not involve the tracking of events, nor does it entail the collection of any personal or device-related information.

You are informed about the use of this cookie and can manage your preferences. For more information on how to manage the cookie used by this website, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

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