DISCONTOOLS is a project financed by a range of national funders of research from EU memberstates, with industry providing secretariat support. The project is governed by a management board composed of different stakeholders. The secretariat of DISCONTOOLS is based at AnimalhealthEurope, an international non profit organisation, with registered seat at 168 Avenue de Tervueren, box 8, 1150 Brussels and registered with the Register of Companies under 875.168.345.
1 General Data Protection Regulation
We respect the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 14 April 2016. DISCONTOOLS is the data controller of this website.
1.1 Collection of Personal Information
You are not required to provide any personal information (“Personal Information”) on any areas of the Site. However, you may choose to voluntarily provide us with Personal Information about yourself, for example your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and/or other information, for various purposes. Personal Information submitted by you will be used to allow us, our employees, agents, consultants and sub-contractors to process your request for the purpose for which you give your consent, for example, to send you information on news, publications, seminars and events. DISCONTOOLS does not collect or store data of a sensitive nature.
1.1.1 In-person Contacts
We may also collect information about individuals with whom we would like to stay in touch at events, for example, by exchanging business cards. This information may be used in the future to contact you about relevant issues, events, activity updates, resources, etc.
1.1.2 Legitimate Interest Contacts
We also rely on the legitimate interest legal basis for some processing, which applies to the following:
- Where you are a project management board member and we are contacting you about our activities.
- We consider that we have a legitimate interest in continuing to contact you by email, post and/or telephone once you have provided your details and there is no overriding prejudice to you by our use of your data in this way and for these purposes subject always to our carrying out appropriate checks.
1.2 Collection of Aggregate Information
We may also collect aggregate information and statistics (“Aggregate Information”) for the purpose of monitoring the Site usage in order to help us develop the Site and our services. These statistics are non-personally identifiable / anonymous information about you and will therefore not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
When you use this Site, DISCONTOOLS may consequently collect certain information about your computer. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring or exit webpages, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We do not match such information with any other information unless we have your consent.
1.3 Data collection and use
DISCONTOOLS collects your Personal Information in order to:
- record support and facilitate your participation in the activities you select;
- contact you and communicate with you;
- verify compliance with legal requirements of applicable laws, rules and regulations.
The collection of Personal Information by DISCONTOOLS will be limited to what is necessary for the purposes of collection. If the Personal Information is collected and processed for other purposes, your consent will be obtained before or at the time it is collected.
DISCONTOOLS will collect, process or disclose your Personal Information only with your consent, except where required or permitted by law.
DISCONTOOLS keeps your Personal Information only as long as needed for the purposes for which it is originally collected or to which you have subsequently consented and for legitimate purposes (such are legal compliance).
DISCONTOOLS does not sell, trade or transfer otherwise your personal data to any third parties other than to the project’s agents, consultants and sub-contractors who assist us in running this Site and related services, and who are subject to security and confidentiality obligations. We only work with third parties that strictly comply with local data protection laws and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. DISCONTOOLS will observe applicable law and take reasonable steps to ensure that any person or entity receiving or accessing your Personal Information for the purposes described here above are obligated to protect and keep secure the Personal Information.
1.5 Data Security
DISCONTOOLS has implemented physical, technical and administrative safeguards reasonably designed to protect your Personal Information.
1.6 Updating your Personal Information - Your Rights
1.7 Links to Other Sites
1.8 Social Media Links
This Site may provide links to social media channels which have been created to share information with you and to allow you to communicate with us and about us. By accessing such social media channels, you acknowledge that you will comply with the terms of such social media platforms and that you consent to the privacy policies of such social platforms. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever Personal Information you submit to such social media platforms. DISCONTOOLS does not collect any Personal Information you may post and share on social media platforms. This Site does not use social plug-ins (imbedded buttons or widgets on a website provided by social media service providers).