Privacy & Cookies

We respect the privacy of our users and we are committed in protecting your privacy in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). The Privacy Policy is intended to describe for you, as an individual who is a user of our online services, the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website or services. By using our websites or any of our applications, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Personal information collected

We may collect personal information that can identify you, such as your name and email address, and other information that does not identify you.

Stakeholder database: We keep the contact information of the stakeholders who we meet during events, networking activities as well as those who subscribe in our newsletter. The information we collect includes the following: name of the contact, the organisation, the position, email, phone number, country, and the type of stakeholder (e.g. security practitioners, researchers, policy makers).

This information is securely stored in specially protected servers for the period of SAFERS duration (2020-2023) in addition to 3 years after the termination of the project; i.e. up to 2026; then information will be deleted after this date. These servers can be accessed only by a limited number of carefully selected persons of our consortium who are subject to strict confidentiality requirements. It is not used outside the framework of the project nor transmitted to 3rd parties without prior consent of the person.

We use this information for:

1) Using Newsletters

2) Inviting the stakeholders to SAFERS workshops

Newsletter subscription: We use a third party service (MailChimp) the subscribers can unsubscribe/opt out at any time and the information will be deleted.

Social Media

We use social media to present our work through widely used and contemporary channels. Our official social media channels are listed on this website. Links are found at the bottom of the homepage. Each social media channel has its own policy on the way they process your personal data when you access their sites. For example, if you choose to watch one of our videos on YouTube, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept YouTube cookies; if you look at our Twitter activity on Twitter, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept Twitter cookies; the same applies for LinkedIn and Facebook.

If you have any concerns or questions about their use of your personal data, you should read their privacy policies carefully before using them.


This website uses cookies to facilitate navigation and provide a more personalized and responsive service. You can set your Internet browser software to reject these cookies, in which case the quality and speed of web browsing may decrease.

To receive statistics, we are relying on Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help our web team analyses how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. To protect your privacy, Google Analytics removes the last part of your IP address prior to its use and storage. Google will use information from the cookies for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating 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 any other data held by Google.

What are cookies and what are they for?

Cookies are files that websites can install on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) for very diverse reasons. The main purpose is to facilitate user navigation, but they may also collect other information, such as data for statistical purposes. Cookies adapt the navigation to the user’s preferences, improving the technical performance of the website. Moreover, the statistical data collected from cookies allows web masters to improve the website service provided to users.

Types of cookies

Depending on their lifespan, cookies are classified as session or permanent cookies. The former expires when the browser is closed, while the latter expire when they have served their purpose or when manually deleted.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES: These cookies store the preferences of certain tools, avoiding having to set them each time the user accesses the website.

ANALYTICAL COOKIES: These cookies allow web traffic to be analyzed and for a statistical analysis of the use of the various web services. The information compiled is anonymous and not linked to any personal data.

GEOLOCATION COOKIES: These cookies detect, anonymously, the country in which the user is located to deliver more relevant content and services.

REGISTER COOKIES: These cookies are generated when the user registers and are used to identify user accounts and their associated services.

ADVERTISING COOKIES: These cookies enable management of the different advertisements displayed on the website, adapting the content of the ads to the visitor’s website use.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES: Third-party cookies can be installed on the page with the aim of improving third-party services, such as links to social media to share website content.

Can I delete the cookies?

All browsers allow you to block or delete cookies, as the user prefers. Below are instructions to do so:

Internet Explorer: Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings

Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> History> Custom Configuration

Chrome: Settings> Show Advanced Options> Privacy> Content Settings

Safari: Preferences> Security

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on compliance with data protection laws by the operators of these sites.

Withdrawing consent for the storage of your data

You can withdraw your consent for the storage of your personal data at any time. The data will then be deleted immediately.

Do you have more questions on data protection? Please contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, you may send us to the following address:


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Cookie Policy

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