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When someone browses the INSPIRE Thematic Cluster platform, anonymous site usage information is collected via various technical means. The usage of the site is recorded in log files. These files contain no personal information, nor information about which other sites the visitor has browsed. They allow the JRC to improve the service by knowing its usage, and are processed anonymously.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see AllAboutCookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
All personal information displayed on the INSPIRE Thematic Cluster platform is subject to the following Specific Privacy Statement, accepted by the data subject prior to the collection of his/her personal data, and is published with his/her unambiguous consent.
All personal information displayed on the INSPIRE Thematic Clusters platform is subject to the following Specific Privacy Statement, accepted by the data subject prior to the collection of his/her personal data, and is published with his/her unambiguous consent.
This e-Service is operated by the Digital Economy Unit, Joint Research Centre (JRC). The objective of the INSPIRE Thematic Clusters platform is to provide the INSPIRE communities in geographically spread across Europe (and beyond) to maintain a space on the Internet where they can share information, documents, participate in discussion fora, and share best practices. Upon registration your personal data will be collected and further processed. The Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit who manages the processing acts as personal data processor.
As this processing collects and further processes personal data, Regulation (EC) 45/2001, of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data, is applicable.
The personal data collected and further processed are: First name, Last name, e-mail address, location, phone number, work fax number, personal or group picture, biography, individual and group photos, videos and other communication material.
The European Parliament and Council Decision of 18 Dec. 2006 on the EC 7th Research
Framework Programme (FP7) (2007-2013).
- Registration and participation of data subjects are provided on a purely voluntary basis.
The purpose of the processing of personal data for the e-Services is to provide secure access and information exchange, management of data bases, including management of: communications to the INSPIRE Thematic Clusters community. Registered members may choose the preferred privacy level of their own profile granting access to logged in members and/or to the general public.
The user data are collected through web forms and stored inside a SQL database.
Registered members may choose the preferred privacy level of their own profile granting access to logged in members and/or to the general public.
The possibility to update or erase the above personal data is only granted through User_Id / Password and to the system administrator of the software.
The European Commission will not share data with third parties for direct marketing.
The collected personal data is stored on the servers of JRC and underlie the Commission Decision C (2006) 3602 of 17/08/2006 “concerning the security of information systems used by the European Commission” defines IT security measures in force. Annex I defines the security requirements of EC Information Systems. Annex II defines the different actors and their responsibilities. Annex III defines the rules applicable by users. See notification DPO-1946.
Registered users have direct password-protected web access to their profile and are able to update it or to cancel their registration or to request to unsubscribe from specific interest groups and / or publications.
Your personal data will remain in the database until the end of the project. Registered users have password protected direct web access to their profile and can cancel their registration at any moment. In some cases user_id's unused for a defined period are automatically deleted from the system.
Should you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact us
On questions relating to the protection of personal data, you can contact:
In the event of a dispute, you can send a complaint to:
the European Data Protection Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org