This website is operated by Open University of Cyprus, on behalf of the EL-STEM project.
I. General Statement
The operators of the aforementioned website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal information confidentially and in accordance with data protection requirements and this Data Privacy Statement.
The use of our website is possible without registration or login. In as much as personal data is collected on our pages (for example, name or e-mail address for newsletter subscription), this will always occur on a voluntary basis. Any data collected through our website will not be passed to third parties without your explicit consent. Cases in which your personal data can be passed to third parties (such as Google Analytics or other services), are the subject of this Data Privacy Statement. By agreeing to the terms of this Data Privacy Statement, you express your consent to share your personal data with providers mentioned in this statement, for purposes and in ways described in this statement. The collection, processing or use of your data for purposes going beyond the description below will only be undertaken by us in cases where you have expressly permitted it or where permitted by law.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can pose security risks. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties
II. Collection, processing and use of data
Our website is hosted at Coders Laboratory virtual server, located in Nicosia, Cyprus. When you visit our website, our webserver makes a temporary record of each access and stores it in a log file. The following data is recorded:
- IP address of the requesting processor
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the downloaded file
- Volume of data transmitted
- Indication whether download was successful
- Data identifying the browser software and operating system
- Website (URL) from which our site was accessed
The purpose of recording this data is to allow use of websites (connection setup), for system security, for problem diagnosis and for technical administration of the network infrastructure. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of fraudulent access to the network infrastructure. Evaluations beyond this, for the purpose of optimising our internet service, are not conducted at an individual personalized level. An evaluation is carried out in the form of anonymous statistics.
Should you be asked to submit personal information on our website, the information you supply will be on a voluntary basis and serves the purposes of facilitating the response to your enquiry and request to get in touch with you. Your details will be handled in accordance with legal requirements, in particular for the purposes for which you voluntarily provided the information.
IV. Web Analysis Services
Google will never connect your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies with the correct settings on your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website fully. By using our website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google as previously described for the stated purpose. Further information on Google Analytics can be found on the internet or at https://www.google.com/analytics.
Additionally, you can object to the collection of your data by using a Google browser plug-in.
Within the newsletters, sent by the MailChimp tool, recipient behaviour is analysed by means of web beacons. Via these it can be tracked when the email was read and which links were clicked.
You can access further information on data protection from the Rocket Science Group in respect of the MailChimp tool at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
You will have the option to subscribe to our newsletter directly through the website.
Data collection within the framework of newsletter distribution is based on your voluntary consent in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 of GDPR. You give this to us within the framework of a double opt in process and can withdraw consent at any time.
In order to subscribe to our newsletter, you must submit your email address, your first and last name in our newsletter form as well as sending us the form by clicking on the “subscribe” button. After receipt of the data we will send you confirmation by email. Within this email is a button which must be clicked in order for you to conclusively complete your newsletter registration (double opt-in).
To enable a more personalised experience, additional personal information can be provided voluntarily by you as part of this process. These fields are not required, we request this information in order to provide a personalised experience.
Withdrawal of Consent
You have the possibility to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and to withdraw your consent for future communications. You can do this either by clicking on the corresponding ‘unsubscribe’ button within the newsletter or by sending an email to the following contact: email@example.com.
VI. Social Plugins and inclusion of services from external providers
Individual pages in our web offering include content provided by third parties. In these cases, your IP address will be recognised by third parties in order to make the information available to you. In doing so these third parties will receive your personal data, whereby the processing of your data outside the EU cannot be excluded.
The transfer of personal data is independent of whether you have a user account with the third party and whether you are logged in with them at the same time. In cases where a user account exists and you are logged in, it must be assumed that your data will be allocated to your user account. In order to prevent this, you should log out of the third party site.
You have the possibility of preventing the execution of scripts by these providers by installing a corresponding browser plug-in (for example NoScript with a Mozilla-Firefox browser). This may, however, lead to limitations in the functions of this website.
The following sections give you an overview of the external providers and social plugins included within the framework of the offerings presented here:
YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
(Hereinafter referred to as “YouTube“)
We use Java-Scrip from YouTube in order to include YouTube videos in our website. As YouTube is owned by Google please see further information on data protection from Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
The YouTube videos embedded are used within the framework of permitted use from YouTube which all users must accept. Should you believe that any copyright has been infringed please contact YouTube directly.
We use embedded YouTube videos in extended data protection mode. This means: YouTube does not save any cookies for a user who uses a website with an embedded YouTube video player, but does not click on the video to start it. Should the YouTube video player be clicked on, YouTube may, under certain circumstances, save cookies onto the user’s computer but there is no cookie information relating to the person saved for the playing of embedded videos. (Source: “Activation of extended data protection mode for embedded videos”.) Please refer to the general data protection declaration from YouTube for more details. We collect no personal data in the course of embedding YouTube videos.
Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
(Hereinafter referred to as “Facebook“)
We use multiple plugins from the social media network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You will recognise these plugins either by one of the Facebook logos (letter “f” from Facebook, the “like” or “send” button) or by identification of the plugin with the word “Facebook”, “like”, “send” or “FB”.
You can access information on the Facebook social media plugins here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. When you access our website page which includes such a plugin, and if you have configured your browser correspondingly, a connection with the Facebook servers will be established and, via messaging to your browser, the plugin will be shown on the web page. Through this plugin, information on the pages you have visited will be transmitted to the Facebook servers. If you are logged in with your Facebook account the information will be transmitted to your personal Facebook account. Use of the plugin functionality, (for example clicking the “like” button or submitting a comment) this information also will be allocated to your Facebook account.
We have no influence on the extent of data which Facebook collects with the help of these plugins. As far as we are aware, through the inclusion of plugins Facebook receives the information that you have accessed corresponding pages of our internet sites. Through using the “like” button or by submitting a comment the corresponding data is transmitted by your browser directly to Facebook and stored on their servers. If you do not have a Facebook account it is still possible that Facebook will collect and store your IP address. You can find more detailed information on the collection and use of your data by Facebook as well as your corresponding rights and the options you have for protecting your private sphere in the data protection declaration from Facebook here: www.facebook.com/policy
If you have a Facebook account and wish to prevent the collection and linking of the data held by Facebook then you must log out of your Facebook account before visiting our web pages. It is not sufficient to simply close the page. A further option is to block Facebook social plugins with an add-on for your browser, for example with the Facebook Blocker.
LinkedIn, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
(Hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn“)
This website use functionality from the LinkedIn networking site. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time one of our website pages is accessed, which contains LinkedIn functionality, a connection to servers at LinkedIn is established. This way LinkedIn is informed that you have accessed our internet pages with you IP address. If you click on the “recommend” button from LinkedIn and are logged in to your LinkedIn account it is possible for LinkedIn to allocate your visit to our website to your LinkedIn account. We would like to inform you that, as provider of these sites, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred to LinkedIn or of the use to which it is put by LinkedIn. You can find further information on this topic in the Data Protection Declaration from LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Twitter, Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
(Hereinafter referred to as “Twitter“)
We use multiple plugins from the social media network twitter.com which is operated by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter“). You will recognize these plugins either by one of the Twitter logos (letter “t” or the bird graphic) or by identification of the plugin with the word “tweet” or “twitter”.
If you access our website that includes a Twitter button your browser will establish a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The contents of the “tweet” button are transferred immediately to your browser and, via this connection, included in your Twitter message. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Twitter with this plugin, but, we do assume that information on your IP address is included. You can find more detailed information on the collection and use of your data by Twitter as well as your corresponding rights and the options you have for protecting your private sphere in the data protection declaration from Twitter here: twitter.com/privacy.
You can amend your Twitter data protection settings in your Twitter account settings at twitter.com/settings/account. If you have a Twitter account and do not want Twitter to collect your information or to link your web activity to your Twitter account then you must log out of Twitter before accessing our website.
Rocket Science Group, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
(Hereinafter referred to as “Rocket Science Group“)
For the purposes of direct marketing we use the “MailChimp“ tool from the Rocket Science Group. Your email address, as well as any other information submitted voluntarily to us is saved in the USA on Rocket Science Group servers.
You can access further information on data protection from MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
VII. Access and deletion of data
At all times, you have the right, without charge, to access information about the personal data we hold, its source and recipients and the purpose of its processing as well as the right to its correction or deletion. In order to request information about your personal data, to correct your personal data, to delete your account including all personal data and for all other questions on the subject of personal data you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On your request, we are obliged to provide the following information:
- the purposes of data processing
- the categories of personal data concerned
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
- the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
- where the personal data are not collected, any available information as to their source
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing
VIII. Data security
We employ various measures corresponding to current relevant technological standards to ensure data security. These serve to protect your personal data. We would like to advise you, however, that data transfer in the internet (for example when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security and cannot be protected completely from access by third parties. For particularly sensitive information we therefore recommend the use of alternative means of encrypted communication or the post.
Amendments to this Data Protection Declaration
In the course of continuing further developments in the internet and changes in data protection law it will be necessary to amend this data protection declaration in line with conditions as they change. Significant amendments will be communicated in a timely manner on this site.
Current status of this Declaration is May 2019.
IX. Liability Reference
The EL-STEM website contains links to the external websites of third parties, over whose content OUC has no influence. For this reason, OUC is unable to accept any warranty for this extrinsic content. The particular supplier or website operator is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages have been checked for possible legal violations at the time they were linked. Illegal content was not in evidence at this time. Permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is unreasonable, however, without concrete evidence of a legal violation. Upon legal violations becoming known, OUC will immediately remove links of this type.
All rights reserved. The contents of this website are subject to copyright law. Changes, abridgments, extensions and supplements require the prior written consent from the EL-STEM Project Coordinator. Reproduction is only permitted provided that the EL-STEM Project website is explicitly referenced in the reproduced document.