Personal Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Effective date: 21 November 2018

Website content disclaimer

The information contained on https://openrisknet.org/ website (the "Service") is for general information purposes only.

OpenRiskNet consortium (“OpenRiskNet”, the “author”, "us", "we", or "our") maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the project and its outcomes. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will correct them as soon as possible. However, we assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service.

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the we have no control and for which we assume no responsibility.

In no event shall OpenRiskNet be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. OpenRiskNet reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice.

OpenRiskNet does not warrant that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components.

External links disclaimer

The Service may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with OpenRiskNet.

Please note that OpenRiskNet does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.

Copyright and acknowledgement of sources

The author aims to observe the copyright of any graphic, audio document, video sequence or text in all publications, to use his/her own graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts or to make use of license free graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts.

All trademarks and brands mentioned on the website, including those protected by third parties, are without limitation subject to the provisions under the respective labelling law and the rights of the copyright holder. The sole mentioning of a trade mark on this website should not lead to the assumption that it is not protected by the rights of a third party.

The author of the website has the exclusive copyright to all published objects created by him-/herself. The reproduction or use of any such graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is allowed under the Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

The licenses of each application, tool, dataset or dissemination material (e.g. publication) part of the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure are mentioned elsewhere and included within their own description. These individual licences needs to be considered when the applications, tools, datasets or dissemination materials are used or shared.

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

OpenRiskNet is committed to user privacy. We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

On some pages (e.g. catalogue of services and service description, dissemination and training materials, etc.) you have the possibility to enter personal or business data. The disclosure of this data is voluntary. If technically feasible and where reasonable, all services offered can be used without disclosing personal information or by use of anonymised data or aliases.

The information provided in forms, surveys or questionnaires including the personal details as well will only be made available to the full partners of the OpenRiskNet consortium and will only be used to define the requirements or select services for the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Affiliation
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

OpenRisKNet uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

OpenRiskNet will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

OpenRiskNet may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • to comply with a legal obligation;
  • to protect and defend the rights or property of OpenRiskNet;
  • to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service;
  • to protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public; and
  • to protect against legal liability.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SSL or TSL encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

E-mail Communication

Security gaps can occur in e-mail communication, if the connection is not encrypted. An e-mail sent to a recipient can be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users. E-Mails are received by the Coordinator Office at Douglas Connect which processes the messages on behalf of OpenRiskNet. If you send an e-mail to the Coordinator Office, we assume that the staff is authorised to reply by e-mail. If you do not wish to receive an e-mail, we kindly ask you to consider alternative ways of communication.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

The login to OpenRiskNet reference site is using social authentication Service Providers for managing logins. Currently the following providers are supported:

  • LinkedIn
  • GitHub

Using a social authentication provider means that we never see your password. You authenticate with the social provider and if successful they forward you back to the OpenRiskNet website. We only store minimal information about you: name and email.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service:

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Verifying, modifying or deleting information

If you want to verify, modify or delete your personal data stored by the responsible controllers for the OpenRiskNet website and its sub-domains, please notify the Coordinator Office by email. In your email, clearly state your request and include the URL of the website/webpages your request refers to.

Legal effect of disclaimer

This disclaimer is part of the website linked to this page. If parts of this text or certain wordings are not, no longer or not completely in line with current legislation, it will not prejudice the rest of the document in terms of content or validity.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at openrisknet@douglasconnect.com.