Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 30 March 2021.

This website is managed by the Oslo Metropolitan University (hereinafter, the “OsloMET”) on behalf of project partners as part of the EQUALS-EU project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, grant agreement no. 101006396.

This privacy policy explains which data are collected, how EQUALS-EU uses them, how they are kept secure and how the user can access, modify or delete the data. By using the EQUALS-EU website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We are committed to protecting your privacy, and we take all reasonable precautions to safeguard personal information.

This policy notice does not cover links within this site linking to other websites. The EQUALS-EU project may use services offered by third companies, such as (but not limited to) Substack, Google, Complianz. In these cases, the privacy policies of these companies are also applicable, and the user must read and be aware of the privacy policies published on their websites.

The data controller for the processing of the interested party’s data is OsloMET. The contact details of the OsloMET are as follows:

Address: Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo, Norway

Email address: equals-eu@gmail.com

The interested party is hereby informed that the OsloMET has appointed a Data Protection Officer to deal with any issue relating to the processing of your personal data. The interested party may contact the Data Protection Officer via the following contact details:

Address: Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo, Norway

Email address: equals-eu@gmail.com

The OsloMET informs its users that the Personal data they will provide will be processed by the OsloMET in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned GDPR.

The purposes of data processing are the following:

– To attend and resolve the requests or queries required through the contact form;

– To send newsletters on project activities that may be of interest of the user;

We do not process your personal data for any purpose other than the ones described here, except in the case of a legal obligation or a court order.

The OsloMET may collect the following personal data categories:

If you visit the EQUALS-EU website, the following information may be collected:

– Technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect the computer/device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

– Information about the visit to the website, such as the pages viewed, page response times, 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.

To subscribe to the newsletter, EQUALS-EU collects the following information:

– First name and Family name;

– E-mail.

The data processing of your data carried out by the OsloMET as the Data Controller shall be on the following lawful basis:

– Our legitimate interest in knowing our users and their preferences, thus ensuring the correct functioning of the platform. We make sure to consider and balance any possible impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before processing your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities in which our interests are nullified by the impact such use has on you (unless we have your consent, or the law requires or otherwise permits). You can learn more about how we evaluate our legitimate interests in order to avoid any potential impact on you, with respect to specific activities, by making any queries you deem appropriate in the following email account equals-eu@gmail.com.

– Complying with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data when necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject.

– Express informed consent, particularly for the sending newsletters.

The OsloMET, as the Data Controller, may transfer your personal data from your website visit (session) to its third party suppliers located outside the European Economic Area, always guaranteeing the adequate levels of protection required by European legislation. Your data may also be transferred if necessary to comply with a legal obligation to judges and courts that request it through the courts or in the framework of a police investigation.

The OsloMET will only retain your personal data for 4 years after the end of the project.

You have some rights under the General Data Protection Regulation in relation to your personal data. Specifically, you have the right to:

– Request access to your personal data (commonly known as “data subject request “). This allows you to receive a copy of the personal data we have about you and verify that we are processing them legally.

– Request the correction of the personal data we have about you. This allows you to correct any incomplete or inaccurate information we have about you, although we may have to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide us.

– Request the deletion (cancellation) of your personal data. This allows you to ask us to delete your personal data when there is no good reason for us to continue processing them. You also have the right to ask us to delete your personal data when you have successfully exercised your right to object to the treatment (see below), when we may have processed your information illegally or when we must delete your personal data in compliance with local law. However, please note that we may not always be able to comply with your request for removal for specific legal reasons that will be notified, if applicable, at the time of your request.

– Objecting to the processing of your personal data when we have a legitimate interest (or a third party has) and there is something about your particular situation that makes you want to oppose the processing, or it has an impact on your rights and fundamental freedoms. You also have the right to object when we process your personal information for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we can show that we have legitimate interests to deal with your information that prevails over your rights and freedoms.

– Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. This allows you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the accuracy of the data; (b) when our use of the data is illegal but you do not want us to delete it; (c) when you need us to retain the data, even if we no longer need it to exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have opposed our use of your data, but we must verify if we have legitimate reasons to use them.

– Request the transfer of your personal data to you or a third party. We will provide you, or a third party that has chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used and readable format. Please note that this right only applies to the automated information that you authorized us with consent to use, as well as the information necessary to enter into any contract with you.

– Withdraw consent at any time that we depend on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

To exercise these rights interested parties can contact us via email at equals-eu@gmail.com.

OsloMET shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, to prevent the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration of personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed, or the unauthorised communication of or access to such data.

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