About us

UNaLab is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The UNaLab partner cities commit to addressing the challenges that cities around the world are facing today, by focusing on climate and water related issues, within an innovative and citizen-driven paradigm. With three front-runner cities, seven follower cities and several observers, the UNaLab project aims to develop smarter, more inclusive, more resilient and increasingly sustainable societies through innovative nature-based solutions (NBS).

Privacy

UNaLab is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to www.unalab.eu and all participants in the project (individuals visiting our Website, subscribers to our newsletter).

By using this Website or submitting your information to us you agree to us using your personal information as described below.

 

Information we collect and how we use it

When you visit our website we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns (i.e. number of visitors to the various parts of the site, IP). This information is only processed in an aggregate way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. Personal information may be collected in the following instances and used for the following purposes:

  • When you complete the ‘Subscribe to our Newsletter’ form to receive the project newsletter with information about project outcomes and developments, you consent on UNaLab using your contact details to provide you with the information you have requested (Newsletter) or which we believe may be of interest to you, and we may contact you via email. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any point by clicking ‘Unsubscribe’ on the footer of any email you receive from us. The newsletter is distributed by the online service MailChimp and therefore we will provide them with your contact details. Please notice that MailChimp uses web beacons to gather information about the success of their email campaigns (e.g. when an email was opened, IP address).

 

  • The minutes of our workshops may contain a list of attendees. This data will only be collected under the legitimate interests of the project to maintain a record of the project’s activities and will be only shared with the European Commission, our funder. Hard copies will be securely stored in one of the project partner’s offices and in our website by MySQL.

Note that MailChimp and MySQL use servers in the US, and therefore your data may be transferred outside the EEA. However, all these companies operate under the EU-US and Swiss-US Protection Shields to ensure your rights regarding data protection when the data is transferred to the US. Please find their privacy policies in the following links: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/services-privacy-policy.html.

 

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to employees and third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this Policy or other purposes approved by you.  We will not otherwise disclose any of the information you provide to us without your consent unless we are required to do so to comply with applicable laws and lawful government and/or regulatory requests

 

Security, storage and data retention

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers and/or in hard copy form.

We use physical and technological security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing and damage.  Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any data disclosed online.

 

Accessing and updating

We recognise and appreciate the importance of responsible use of information collected from you. You have the right to view the personal information held about you, to ask for it to be deleted or rectified, to restrict or object the data processing and to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, when applicable under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation. You also have the right to withdraw consent for data processing at any time. If you have queries about the personal data provided or wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data, please contact: info@unalab.eu. 

 

Changes to this policy

We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this Website periodically to inform yourself of any changes. This privacy notice was last updated on 14 March 2018.

 

Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to an individual's device, which are then stored on the device hard-drive. When someone visits our website, we use Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We will not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie or for any promotional or marketing purposes nor to share information with any third parties.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies.  If you do not wish to accept cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are sent (please read the information that came with your browser software to see how to do this). Furthermore, browsers may also allow users to see and delete cookies one by one.

Notice that Google Analytics uses servers around the globe, and therefore your data may be transferred outside the EEA. However, it operates under the EU-US and Swiss-US Protection Shields to ensure your rights regarding data protection when the data is transferred to the US. Please find their privacy policies in the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions