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1         Who we are

COSMOS2020plus is the network of the National Contact Points for Space financed by the European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

This privacy policy describes how COSMOS2020plus uses and protects information you give us when using our website https://ncp-space.net.

2         What personal data we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it

We gather and use limited information about individuals who use this website. This information we use in order to better understand how our website is used.

We may collect the following information:

  • Website usage data
  • User data such as your IP address and details of your browser and device

If you register to our newsletter, this website collects the following information via its registration form feature:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Organisation (optional)
  • Country (optional)

We need your email address to be able to send you our newsletter. The information on organisation and country will help us to understand who our readers are and to improve our service.

We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data:

We will not share your personal information with any other third-party unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

You can contact us to ask us what data we hold about you, who has access to it and how it is being used. We will also delete any data about you that we hold if you ask us to.

To make a request please contact us at ncpspace@gmail.com.

2.1         Cookies

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or device, which enables our website to identify your computer or device as you view our website pages. Cookies allow websites to store your preferences and track how websites are used.

We may use cookies to:

  • Record website usage data
  • Recognise when you return to our website

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer. You can use your web browser’s settings to refuse cookies if you wish.

2.2         Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to process data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

Alternatively you can prevent Google’s cookie generated collection of data, referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), plus the processing of the data, by downloading and installing the browser-plugin, which you can find here.

 

3         Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.