Privacy Policy

Last update: 14 May 2024


CO-SECUR is all about privacy, protection of personal data, ethics, and transparency. These central values are shared among all members of the CO-SECUR Project Consortium and guide all our activities. As such, we, DIGITALEUROPE AISBL, administrating this Website for the purpose of the CO-SECUR Project consider the protection of your personal data and the preservation of your privacy as a top priority.


In this Notice you will find a detailed presentation of the Terms of use, as well as the reasons and purposes for which we may collect and process your personal data through our Website, the ways we process it, what exactly processing entails, the principles of processing we apply, as well as for how long we retain your data and how we protect it. You will also be informed about who has access to your data, what rights you have to your data and how you may exercise them.


We encourage you to read our Privacy Notice thoroughly.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at

Who are we

The Website (hereafter “the Website”) is administrated by DIGITALEUROPE (or “Website Manager”) for the purpose of the CO-SECUR Project. Throughout this Privacy Notice “we”, “us”, “our” etc. refer to DIGITALEUROPE. Also, we are the data controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This Privacy Notice only applies to the Website operated by us. If offers from other providers (“third-party offers”) are accessible from this Website, our Privacy Notice does not apply to these third-party offers. In this case, we are also not responsible for the processing of your personal data in the context of such third-party offers within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO.


DIGITALEUROPE is located at 37 Rue de la Science, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium. You may contact DIGITALEUROPE sending an e-mail at


For issues related to this Notice, please refer to the designated e-mail address.

Terms of use

The terms of use specified on this page are applied to the Website maintained by DIGITALEUROPE and the material presented on the Website.



Purpose of the Website
The objective of the Website is to disseminate the views and outcomes realised in the work of the CO-SECUR project. The Website contains news, articles, blogs, publications, descriptions of the project and other similar content.


Right of use
As a user of this Website, you may share the content found on the Website pages in external web communities and services in accordance with the terms of use of these communities and services as well as with separate terms of use applicable to them. When using the comment tools of other community services, the terms of use specific to these tools shall apply. Should the user share content outside this Website, DIGITALEUROPE or the other CO-SECUR project partners will not be responsible for the processing of information subject to third party terms of use.


As a user, you may copy, distribute and edit content found on the Website in accordance with these terms of use on the condition that the content producer and source are cited when being used. However, the use of photographs found on this Website is prohibited. The sale or use of this Website’s content or any part of it in a manner that diminishes its value or purpose is prohibited.


Your use of the Website
As a user of this Website, you specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Materials, through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers), or by hacking, password mining or other means. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Website (or the servers and networks, which are connected to or accessible through the Website).


You also agree to use the functionalities available on the Website only to access, download, utilize, post, send or receive Materials in an appropriate manner.
You must not use this Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any Material, which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this Website without the Website Manager’s express written consent. You also agree not to use any Materials in a manner that infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or rights of any party, not to reproduce or utilise in other electronic or printed publications. The graphics as well as technical design and all contact as well as pictures used in this online presentation are protected by copyright.


You also agree not to use Website’s domain name as a pseudonymous return e-mail address; not to disrupt, interfere or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website or other affiliated or linked sites, or the Materials; and not to use any Materials in a manner that infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or rights of any party.


Copyright and Intellectual property rights
Other than content you own, which you may have opted to include on this Website, under these Terms, the CO-SECUR project Consortium owns all rights to the intellectual property Material contained in this Website, and all such rights are reserved. The Consortium authorizes users to copy and print extracts or documents from this Website solely for personal, non-commercial use, on the understanding that any copy or extract of said documents or pages obtained, maintain all intellectual property rights or other property notices including all disclaimers contained therein. The Project’s logo may not be used or reproduced without the prior written consent of the Consortium.


Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this Website, including files downloadable from this Website, without the written permission of the copyright owner.


Trademarks, trade names and logos
All trademarks, trade names and logos appearing on the Website are the property of their respective owners and are protected by the international copyright and trademark laws. You agree not to defame or disparage the Project and all trademarks, trade names or logos included on the Website or in the Materials. Any use of any of the trademarks, trade names and logos appearing throughout the Website without the express written consent of the owner of the trademark or name or logo, as applicable, is strictly prohibited.


The Website Manager reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue any portion of the Website and Materials at any time, with or without notice. The Website Manager reserves the right to modify any part of these Terms of Use at any time. Any modifications shall be effective upon posting to the Website. You agree to review these Terms of Use periodically so that you are aware of any such modifications. Your continued use of the Website after any such modifications have been posted shall be deemed your acceptance of any modifications to the Terms of Use. If, at any time, the Terms of Use are not acceptable to you, you should immediately cease use of the Website. You agree that the above-stated standard for notice of modifications is reasonable.


Exemption from liability
Texts found on this Website contain the personal thoughts and opinions of authors. They are not the official opinions of the organisations represented by these authors. The authors are personally responsible for the content of their texts.


Under no circumstances shall DIGITALEUROPE be held liable for any indirect or incidental damage or damages that may arise from the use of or confidence in the information and material presented. DIGITALEUROPE shall also not be held liable for any damage caused by an interruption of Website use or an inability to access the pages.


The Website contains web communities maintained by the project partners as well as links to Websites owned or maintained by third parties. By accessing these linked Websites, the user hereby agrees to the fact that these pages are not under the control of DIGITALEUROPE, nor does DIGITALEUROPE have any possibility of influencing the content of materials created or published on them. The linked Websites may also be subject to terms restricting use, which must be read before using the Website. DIGITALEUROPE is in no way responsible for the material contained on third-party Websites.


What type of personal data we collect and process:

In general

  • Personal Data

This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify you personally. It may include your name, email address, your employer, and your country of residence.

Such information is only collected directly from you if we have a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, if it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR or if you declare your respective consent, especially if you voluntarily choose to submit it to us, using our contact form and/or our newsletter subscription form.


  • Non-Personal Data

Non-Personal Data includes information that cannot be used to identify you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Website.

This information is automatically collected via Cookies, according to your preferences, i.e., which Cookies you have allowed. Such details help us better understand your needs and preferences and improve the Website. Moreover, as the Website is dedicated to the dissemination of the CO-SECUR Project, such information allows us to assess the reach of our communication policy and our market.

In detail

  • If you use the Stakeholder community Form

If you choose to register on our Stakeholder community, we will collect and process the personal data you will disclose by filling in the form and submitting this information to us.

More specifically we will process your e-mail address, your name, and the other personal data you include.


  • If you subscribe to our Newsletter

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated with status and the developments regarding the CO-SECUR Project, we will process your e-mail address.

Why we collect and how we process your personal data

  • If you use the Stakeholder community Form on the Website

If you agree with the terms, we will process your e-mail address to contact you regarding relevant information related to the CO-SECUR project and other stakeholder engagement activities and public consultations. You have the option to be removed from the contact list at any time.


Any additional information is only collected and processed for the purposes of internal stakeholder analysis. The legal basis for this is your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) GDPR. As far as processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures in response to your request, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.


  • If you subscribe to our Newsletter

We process your e-mail address to send you our newsletter with updates regarding the status and progress of the CO-SECUR Project. This is based on your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) GDPR.


To send our newsletter, we use the service provider MailerLite Limited, an Irish registered company at Ground Floor, 71 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 P593, Ireland.


By subscribing to our newsletter, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailerLite for processing. Learn more about MailerLite’s privacy practices here.


In this context, your personal data may also be transferred to the USA, where, according to the European Court of Justice, there is no comparable level of data protection as in the European Union.


To protect your personal data, MailerLite has supplemented these with further safeguards to prevent access to your data. Read more about the Data Processing Addendum.

Who has access to your personal data and why

We follow a purpose-specific data-access plan, to reduce the diffusion of personal data. Hence, according to the purpose for which we have collected your data we limit access only to those necessary. All the members of our team are privacy-aware, and mindful to protect and preserve your privacy and data protection.


  • If you use the Stakeholder community Form on the Website

In principle, only the Website’s Administrator and the Project Coordinator have access to the data disclosed through the Stakeholder Community Form. In case you agree to provide input for a specific task lead by another member of the CO-SECUR Project Consortium, your contact will be safely transferred to the relevant Consortium member.


  • If you subscribe to our Newsletter

Only the Website’s Administrator has access to the e-mail addresses collected through the Newsletter Subscription Form.

For how long we retain your data

We apply a purpose-specific policy to define the period for which we process and store your data.


  • If you use the Stakeholder community Form on the Website

Upon completion of the project and the reporting period of five years, all data will be permanently erased in a secure way. For the storage within this period, we have a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR to fulfil our reporting obligations and to be able to prove the project communication.


  • If you subscribed to our Newsletter

We will process and store your data for as long as the CO-SECUR Project has a newsletter. If for some reason we stop having the newsletter we shall inform our subscribers and permanently erase your data in a secure way. Also, if you choose at any point to unsubscribe, we will promptly erase your data in a secure way. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done via a link provided for this purpose in each newsletter.


All personal data will be securely and permanently deleted after the lifespan of the project ends, and all reporting related to the CO-SECUR Project is concluded.


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The rights you have on your personal data

The collection and processing of your personal data through the Website is always in line with our legal obligations, in compliance with the GDPR, and in accordance with our own values and principles which aim to preserve your privacy and protect your personal data. Each time you are invited to share any piece of your personal data, you will be offered sufficient information and justifications about the reasons why we are asking you to disclose your data, the purposes for their collection and process, and details about how they will be processed and used. We will seek to acquire your explicit and informed consent, each time required, prior to collecting your data.


Your personal data will be only processed for the specific reasons and purposes explained in this Notice and in accordance with the principles and safeguards explained here. If you are not sure you clearly understand something in this Notice, you are encouraged to contact us.


The GDPR provides you with some specific rights concerning your personal data, which you can freely exercise whenever you choose.


More specifically you have the right:

  • To obtain confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, accessing the personal data to the extent named in Art. 15 GDPR and receive a copy (inter alia about the purposes for the collection and processing of your data, the time limits of processing and storing of your data, those involved in collection and processing). If you do not feel we have provided you with enough information do not hesitate to contact us asking for more details.
  • to rectify the data we have about you, Art. 16 GDPR. In case a piece of your personal data has changed while we retain it, you may ask us to update it to ensure that the data we have about you is always accurate, updated, and suitable for the reasons/purposes for which you have shared it with us,
  • to request a copy of your data in a convenient/ appropriate format to be transferred to a third party or used for other purposes (data portability) under the conditions of Art. 20 GDPR,
  • to request us to erase your data under the conditions of Art. 17 GDPR,
  • to restriction of further processing of your data under the conditions of Art. 18 GDPR,
  • to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future,
  • to file an official/formal complaint to the competent authorities. If you have any concerns about possible interference in your privacy or misuse of your personal data on our behalf, you may contact us (for contact details see below). We hope we can answer any questions you may have about how we process your personal data and resolve any issues related to your data and privacy. However, if there are unresolved issues that concern you, or you would rather contact the competent authorities directly, you also have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authorities. For the authority’s responsibility and how to submit a complaint, you can visit the Website of your country’s data protection authority (, where there is detailed information.


The rights related to automatic decision making and profiling are not applicable in this case, as we are not using automated procedures and/or profiling via similar means.


According to Art. 21 GDPR, you also have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on lit. e) or f) of Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR. We will no longer process personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.