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It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. EIT Digital accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.
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In general EIT Digital IVZW accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the this website and the material provided on this website.
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Reproduction of the material is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
However prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.
For any query or complaint, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EIT Digital IVZW
7, Rue Guimard,
EIT Digital IVZW is an international non-profit association under Belgian law, whose registered office is located at Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels and which is registered in the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under number 0831431639. An affiliated entity of EIT Digital is a legal entity directly or indirectly Controlled by EIT Digital IVZW, for so long as such Control lasts;
"Control" of any entity shall exist through the direct or indirect:
- ownership of more than 50% of the voting rights attached to the total number of capital shares or other securities with voting rights issued by the company, or
- the right, by any other means, to appoint or dismiss the majority of the board members or directors of the entity (or persons performing similar functions);
EIT Digital IVZW and its affiliated entities are herein referred to as "EIT Digital" or "we".
I. Who is responsible for processing your personal data?
EIT Digital is the controller for the processing of your personal data.
The processing of your personal date can be done by either EIT Digital as controller or by a processor (e.g. third-party companies like IT services providers, hosting providers, etc. to which EIT Digital outsources some services involving processing operations in their quality of external data processors) engaged to that end.
II. What data do we process?
EIT Digital is processing personal information submitted by you in the context of your use of the website application and/or attendance of one or more of EIT Digital events or activities, including alumni events or educational programs, and/or the preparation and performance of the contracts you have with EIT Digital and/or the projects of EIT Digital.
We may collect and use the following personal data about you:
- Your name and contact information, including email address and telephone number, job title and company/organisation details
- Information to enable us to check and verify your identity, e.g. your date of birth
- In relation to specific projects, we may collect information including your nationality, geographical location such as city, region, or country; gender, age, sector of employment.
- Your responses to surveys and competitions
- Any special requirements or points of interest you indicate during your registration to events.
EIT Digital is also processing certain non-directly identifying data when you visit our website, such as the type of browser you are using, the operating system you are using, your IP address, 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; information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (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.
III. Why do we process your data?
For the technical and functional management of the website
We process personal data for the technical and functional management of our website and to make the website easy to use. By using your data, we can check how our website is used and we can improve its content and layout. This data also allows us to adequately secure our website.
For this, we can process data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the browser you are using, the sites you visited earlier, and the time and duration of your visit. We do this, for example, by using cookies.
We process these data based on the legitimate interest of EIT Digital in providing a well-functioning and secure website.
To perform our contracts, to keep you informed of our activities and, to allow you to participate in our activities
We process your personal data
- to exercise our rights and carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including obligations in connection with the accession form to the framework partnership agreement (FPA) and the yearly specific agreement (SGA) with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the internal agreement grant for the specific year and the statutes and by-laws of EIT Digital
- to take the necessary steps to allow you to become a partner of EIT Digital, as the case may be
- to allow you as an EIT Digital partner to submit proposals for EIT Digital innovation projects,theEIT Digital projects for business creation and the accelerator projects
- to allow you to prepare and execute your participation in the above referred to innovation projects, projects for business creation and the accelerator projects
- when you wish to be kept informed of our activities by signing up, for example, to EIT Digital newsletters,
- to provide you information about EIT Digital’s partners’ events, alumni events and about EIT Digital activities that might be of interest to you.
- to allow you to participate in EIT Digital education programs.
- to allow you to participate in the EIT Digital alumni activities
- to allow you to post reviews, remarks, comments and other contents
- to allow you to get in contact with EIT Digital and to answer the questions you have raised
To this end, we can process data such as your name, your job, your company name, your address, your e-mail address, your preferred language, and specific areas in which you are interested or in which you participate, your correspondence with EIT Digital, and any other personal data you provide that may be relevant to answering your questions.
We process this information based on
- your request to take steps prior to entering into a contract, or
- the necessity to execute a contract with you, or
- the legitimate interest of EIT Digital or
- your consent, or
- to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
To make contact in the context of a selection and recruitment process
When you apply for a job through the website, we process your personal data in order to contact you and to follow up your application.
For this, we can process data such as your name, your contact information, your correspondence with EIT Digital, your resume, and other documents you provide us with.
The processing of your personal data for this purpose is based on your request to take steps prior to entering into a contract.
IV. Who has access to your personal data?
EIT Digital makes use of third parties to perform certain (processing) activities such as hosting the website, organising mailing campaigns, etc. EIT Digital concludes a processing agreement with the parties that have access to personal data for the performance of their services.
For some of the processing activities performed, it is possible that your data is processed outside the European Economic Area. EIT Digital has agreed the necessary contractual safeguards by concluding the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses.
We do not provide any personal data to other parties except when required under our contractual obligations with EIT, by law or by court order.
Pictures and movies
With respect to pictures or movies being taken or shot during EIT Digital events in which you are participating, in which you would be easily recognizable, you shall always remain free not to participate in a photograph or in a movie, on the spot. Should you participate in a photograph or movie in which you are easily recognizable, or provide yourself a photograph or movie to EIT Digital, you hereby explicitly and unequivocally agree to the royalty free use of your photographs and movie image by EIT Digital for advertising purposes and, for that purpose, waive the right to invoke any and all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to portrait rights, against EIT Digital, as regards to any photograph or movie image that was submitted by you to EIT Digital, and/or made of you by EIT Digital.
VI. How do we protect your personal data and how long do we keep your personal data?
EIT Digital takes reasonable security measures to protect your personal data from destruction, loss, modification or any other unauthorised processing. EIT Digital does not store your personal data for longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is stored.
VII. How can you exercise your rights?
You have the right to request free access to the personal data processed by EIT Digital, to request the correction or removal of your data or to request a restriction of the processing. You may also request the portability of your data and you may object to the processing of your personal data, without substantiation in the case of direct marketing, or substantiated in other cases.
When the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you may revoke this at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before withdrawal.
You can direct your request based on the above rights to (email@example.com) or by post to the above address. Please note that the applicable legislation may impose conditions on exercising the above rights.
You also have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority, which is the Commission for the Protection of Privacy. It can be reached by mail at Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels, and by e-mail at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website utilizes Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics makes use of what are known as "cookies:" text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyze website usage statistics through your use. The information generated about your use of the website by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website and you are located within a member state of the European Union or another country that is a signatory to the agreement regarding the European Economic Area, however, your IP address will be abbreviated before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to generate reports regarding website activities, and to provide additional services associated with use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address that your browser transmits in the context of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by altering the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we must inform you that in this case, you will not be able to use the complete range of functions that this website offers. Moreover, you can prevent the data regarding your use of the website generated by the cookie – which includes your IP address – from being recorded or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of Google +1
Acquisition and disclosure of information: The Google +1 button can be used to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you provided to the content you +1’d, as well as information about the page that you +1’d. Your +1 may be displayed in connection with your profile name and photo on Google services – such as Google search results or your Google profile – or in other locations on websites or ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you will need an internationally visible, public Google profile that must contain a name, even if it is only a name that was specifically chosen for that profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you previously used to share content via your Google account. Your Google profile identity can be displayed for users who know your e-mail address or who have other information that could be used to identify you. Usage of the data collected: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google data privacy regulations. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity, and/or it may pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or associated websites.
Data Privacy Statement for the use of Twitter
Functions of the online service Twitter are integrated in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc.: Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public for other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter during the process.
We would like to clarify that Twitter does not inform us, the operators of this website, of the content of the data transmitted or how Twitter uses said data. You can find further information on this subject in Twitter’s data privacy statement at twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter data privacy settings under your account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.
Information about Cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's server and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What is a browser?
A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies. Please see the section below Change your Browser Settings
What do cookies do?
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, you may choose to personalise the content of a website in order to see the latest news and weather for your region. In order to do this, a cookie is placed on your device to remember where you live so that we deliver the information that has been requested by you. This is a prime example of how cookies are used to improve your experience of a website.
Change your Browser Settings
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.