Last updated: 30 November 2022
Furthermore, this privacy statement provides information to external data subjects who are not engaged or employed by RTDS Association, where the data subjects provide us with personal data, or we collect data as part of our normal business operations, from a third-party service provider, contract partner, public sources, previous employers or organizations, trade fairs, or communications channels such as email.
RTDS Association, ZVN No.465699086 located at Lerchengasse 25/ 2-3, 1080 Vienna, Austria is the Data Controller for the processing of personal data generated from using our websites, as well as a number of the processes described herein.
How and Why We Use Personal Data?
When you visit our websites
We use the data collected through cookies for providing you with the best user experience and for improving the websites’ content by tracking usage patterns and recording preferences and for allowing you to log on to specific sites.
When we record, film and photograph
Upon your consent, we may photograph, film, live stream or record our interactions in which case we may process information such as your voice and image to support the implementation of the communication, dissemination and exploitation strategies in compliance with the Grant Agreements of our EU projects.
When you interact with us
When you contact us, we collect your name, email address, phone number, country/location, job title, representation and company affiliation and any other information that you wish to provide to us in order to enable us to meet your request, sign up for an event or newsletters, or comply with contractual obligations or prepare to enter into a contract. In particular, we may also use your personal data to support the implementation of the communication, dissemination and exploitation strategies in compliance with the Grant Agreements of our EU projects.
The legal basis for such processing is either your directly obtained informed consent or is the legitimate interest in providing information, support and service to you, and these interests are not overridden by your rights to data protection. Where we rely on consent, you are free to withdraw this at any time. Should you wish not to receive any communication from us, please provide an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will honour this request.
When you apply for a job
When you apply for a job in RTDS Association, we may collect your general identification and contact information, gender, CV, information about your education, competencies and skills, career and work history, job certificates, work permit, references and other relevant background information. We use this information in order to determine your eligibility for the job and select the right candidate for the position in question. We will retain your data for the purposes of identifying you as a potential candidate for future suitable vacancies and/or to inform you of future suitable vacancies.
The legal basis for processing and storing your job application, CV and related information is your consent and that the processing is necessary in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. You can withdraw your consent or update your information at any time through by requesting so with an email to email@example.com.
When we conduct integrity due diligence investigations
When determined necessary, RTDS Association will perform integrity due diligence investigations. This includes collecting information to evaluate potential business relations or partners. This investigation may include processing of personal data such as organizational position and roles, connections or relations to public authorities’ representatives or relevant decision makers, political position, contracts, relevant memberships, references, legal claims and reputational issues. The legal basis is to comply with legal obligations, pursue our legitimate interests and to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
Sharing of Personal Data
We may share personal data with RTDS .e.U. for the purpose of facilitating the development of new project proposals and related activities according to the strategic agreement between both organizations. Otherwise, we will not share your personal data with any other third party except for in circumstances where such sharing is necessary as part of our compliance with the Grant Agreements of our EU projects, our regular operations or to support you.
The legal basis for such sharing of personal data is its necessity for compliance with contractual obligations as dissemination, exploitation and communication manager according to the Grant Agreements of our EU projects.
As concerns sharing of personal data for the compliance with the Grant Agreement of our EU projects, we may share personal data with our project partners – herewith labelled here as “third parties” – only under the following circumstances:
- The obligatory signature of a data processing agreement (DPA) prior to any sharing of personal data with project partners. This DPA, which will be drafted following the template provided by GDPR.eu, will specify the rights and responsibilities of both RTDS as data controller and the respective project partner as data processor. It will also delineate precisely which personal data for which specific purpose will be shared between RTDS and the project partners, in accordance with the data minimization principle enshrined in the GDPR.
- Data processing agreements between RTDS and a project partner will include a clause prohibiting the project partner as data processor to use the personal data shared for any other purpose than the implementation of the EU project in compliance with the Grant Agreement.
In the case of a data processing agreement with a project partner located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), this project partner will furthermore have to provide to RTDS a signed declaration that its national data protection law is equivalent to the GDPR, and that it has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsible for overseeing the lawful processing of the shared personal data. Failure to fulfil these additional conditions for project partners located outside the EEA will result in RTDS categorically refusing to sign a data processing agreement with this third party.
Personal data may be shared by RTDS only with project partners fulfilling all these requirements. As concerns the MIBIREM project, personal data may only be shared with the following project partners as “third parties” and only once these third parties have complied with the stringent requirements defined by RTDS as concerns the sharing of personal data.
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH: https://www.ait.ac.at/
- Universiteit Hasselt: https://www.uhasselt.be/nl
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS : https://www.cnrs.fr/fr
- Universiteit Gent: https://www.ugent.be/
- SENSATEC GmbH: https://www.sensatec.de/home-en.html
- ALTAR: https://www.ginkgobioworks.com/
- DND Biotech SRL: https://www.dndbiotech.it/?lang=en
- Universiteit Utrecht: https://www.uu.nl/
- Universita di Pisa: https://www.unipi.it/
- TAUW BV: https://www.tauw.nl/
We also use external third-party service providers for delivering services on our behalf and on our instructions as set out in a data processing agreement with the relevant service provider. We use such service providers for example for, development of communication material, communication services, event management, IT services, consultancy purposes. In such instances we may share your personal data with such parties to the extent necessary to perform such work.
Third-party service providers include the following: Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Mailchimp, Instagram, Facebook, ResearchGate, Slack, Baboon, Prana.
We process personal data about individuals who feature in our publications, content and services, including information we have researched from publicly available sources (legitimate interests and for journalistic purposes). This processing serves only the purpose of compliance as dissemination, exploitation and communication manager with the Grant Agreements of our EU-funded projects.
We will not disclose your personal data to third parties for the purposes of allowing them to market their products or services to you.
When required by law, regulation, legal process or an enforceable governmental request, we may share your personal data for legal reasons to public authorities, public funding agencies or governments.
Transfer of Personal Data
When sharing personal data to other parties as described above, we sometimes may need to transfer personal data to an organization established in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to comply with the contractual obligations of the Grant Agreements of our EU projects.
However, we will not transfer personal data to a third party and third-party service provider in a country outside of the EEA that does not provide adequate protection of personal data unless appropriate safeguards are applied or the transfer otherwise takes place in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
Security of Processing
We will process your personal data securely and will apply and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing. Access to personal data is strictly limited to authorized personnel of RTDS Association and its affiliates which have appropriate authorization for that data on the basis of contractual obligations.
Retention and Deletion of Data
Your personal data will be retained as long as necessary to fulfil legitimate purpose (s). If you or your employer have a contractual relationship with us, any personal data relating to you will be retained as long as necessary to enable us to fulfil our obligations relating to that contractual relationship.
If you consent to data processing as defined herein, we store your personal data until you withdraw your consent or once the personal data is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of the processing.
Your Rights as a Data Subject
You have the right to request access to, and rectification of any information we have collected about you. To help us keep your personal data updated or you want to opt-out from receiving further communications we advise you to inform us of any changes or discrepancies via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have a right to complain to the Austrian Data Protection Authority, but we encourage you to first contact us before filing such a complaint.
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Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All websites managed by RTDS Association are governed by Austrian Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data (DSG 2000) (law number) and European Community Law Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (better known as GDPR). Hence, the Courts of Vienna shall be the legal venue with exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from your use of this website.
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