Cut the Cord (CTC) is a research project that has received funding from the Internal Security Fund Police programme under grant agreement no. 101036276. The project started on November 2021 and ends in June 2023. The CTC consortium consists of 10 partners from academia and industry, as well as public bodies. The present website is part of the dissemination and communication activities undertaken by the CTC consortium within the aim to successfully communicate its research output on a rather innovative topic to a wider public and facilitate the creation of synergies with interested stakeholders.
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We shall contain such data in hardcopy and electronic files and / or databases in full compliance with data protection legislation, including security and confidentiality requirements based on the principles of good practice, proportionality and transparency regarding processing.
The CTC website may use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free web analytics service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Its purpose is to monitor, keep record of website traffic and report website usage statistics. You can read in detail how Google processes your data when you use sites or apps, which employ Google Analytics tools here.
The CTC website may use Google Analytics exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures an anonymization of the IP address by shortening it. The IP address sent from your browser is not merged with other data by Google.
Please, note that you will be asked to consent on the use and storage of these cookies .
The data collected may include cookies, IP addresses of computers used by Users connecting to the site, the URI – Uniform Resource Identifier – addresses of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to send the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (completed successfully, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user’s IT environment.
The sending of personal, non-mandatory data also by email on an optional, explicit and voluntary basis to the addresses indicated on this website means that the address of the sender is then acquired, this being necessary in order to respond to the request, together with any other personal data included in the message.
The Consortium shall not disclose, assign, exchange, grant or otherwise dispose, without the consent of the user / visitor, to third parties, natural or legal persons, personal data other than the cases mentioned above within the scope of national laws provisions.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you may contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We keep our Data Protection Policy under regular review to make sure it is up to date and precise. Thus, it may become necessary to change it due to the potential addition of new features to the CTC website or due to further legal requirements. You can have access to the latest data protection information on the CTC website at “permanent link of data protection policy”.
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