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Legal notice and privacy policy

See what measures we have put in place to protect your privacy and how we use your personal data.

4 August 2022

The Interreg Europe website is maintained by

GEIE GECOTTI-PE / Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat
Company identification number ('SIRET'): 451 382 287 000 22
Les Arcuriales - Entrée D, 5e étage
45 rue de Tournai
59000 Lille - FRANCE
T: +33 328 144 100
Contact via online form

https://www.interregeurope.eu

The website www.interregeurope.eu is governed by French law.

The content of the website is created by the Communication team of the Interreg Europe joint secretariat as well as external contributors (see section 'External content) under the responsibility of the Interreg Europe programme director, Erwin Siweris, and the manager of the GEIE GECOTTI-PE, Tanguy Latacz.

The website is hosted by OVHcloud - Roubaix, France.

© Interreg Europe, 2022

Reproduction of images, videos and other content is authorised for non-commercial purposes, provided the source is acknowledged, except where otherwise stated. Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

Hyperlinks and social media feeds

Our website contains various hyperlinks towards external websites as well as embedded social media feeds. Interreg Europe is not responsible for the context of the external websites and social media accounts.

Project websites

Our website hosts 258 individual project micro-sites. The lead partner of the project is responsible for the content of their project's websites (news, events marked 'Project'). The lead partner's contact details can be found in the section 'Contacts' on each individual project micro-site.

Community rules

The Interreg Europe community brings people together to share innovative and sustainable solutions to regional development challenges. 

As a member of the community, you can:

  • Contact other members with questions or share content relevant to regional development  
  • Look for project and cooperation partners 
  • Join our peer-to-peer learning or exchange of experience events 
  • Get personalised policy advice from our experts

But, as a member of our community, we kindly ask you to respect the following rules. Please do not:

  • Upload or post inappropriate content 
  • Spam other members with irrelevant content (unrelated to the programme) 
  • Use the community for commercial, advertising or illegal purposes 
  • Harass, annoy, threaten or abuse other members in any way 
  • Share content that is not legally yours (respecting copyrights)

Please note that reserve the right to delete or block a member's account if they do not respect these community rules. 

Privacy policy

Interreg Europe is committed to the protection of personal data. We do our best to process your personal data in conformity with the General Data Protection Regulation. This privacy policy explains how we use the personal data we collect from you when you engage with our programme, for example, by using our website, joining our events or implementing the projects approved by the programme.

Interreg Europe collects the following personal data:

  • Personal identification information (first name, last name, email address, phone number, photo, position in the organisation)
  • Personal information submitted with the project application
  • Personal information submitted as part of the contractual obligation linked to the project’s approval and implementation (read the Portal's terms and conditions)
  • Personal information linked to events (food allergies and food preferences for catering, audio-visual material recorded at events)
  • Data linked to the login to Interreg Europe online systems – iOLF/iDB, Portal, website account (IP address, login windows, login email, cookies)
  • Tracking information (IP address, computer information, navigation information)

You directly provide Interreg Europe with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online and/or log in to access the monitoring system iOLF to submit a project application and/ or to report on the project implementation
  • Register online and/or log in to the Interreg Europe website community (My Interreg Europe) to benefit from our services
  • Participate in an Interreg Europe event. In the context of our events, we make video and/ or audio recordings and pictures of the participants for use in event-related communications.
  • Voluntarily sign up for our mailings (newsletter, policy digest, event-related updates and evaluations)
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback to us and/or our third-party evaluators about us and our activities
  • Use or view our website and our web documentary.

If you represent a managing authority or an intermediate body responsible for the Structural Funds in your country or region, Interreg Europe receives your personal identification information from your country representative (see In my country).

Interreg Europe collects your data so that we can:

  • Inform you about the funding opportunities, policy learning services and achievements of the programme
  • Assist you as a potential beneficiary in preparing a project application
  • Assist approved projects with their implementation and reporting
  • Make country-specific information accessible to assist with the preparation of project applications and/ or project implementation
  • Evaluate our activities in order to improve them for you, as well as report to the European Commission on our programme’s implementation
  • Send you the mailing content you signed up for (newsletter, policy digest, event-related updates and follow up)
  • Ensure the security of our online systems
  • Improve the user experience

Interreg Europe stores:

  • Your data linked to the project application and/ or project implementation in iDB, an online database, accessible only by login and password, protected against malware, and backed up regularly. Rights of access are limited only to staff bound by confidentiality and administered by a designated Interreg Europe officer. The data is shared only with third parties committed to the protection of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Your personal identification data linked to your website community account on the Interreg Europe website server. The personal data is accessible by login and password. The system is protected against malware and backed up regularly. The website community account is set up on the basis of consent and can be deleted by a user at any time.
  • Your name, surname and email linked to your selected mailings on the Interreg Europe website server and on MailChimp. The personal data is accessible by login and password only by assigned Interreg Europe staff and third parties committed to the protection of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. An unsubscribe option is available on all the programme's voluntary mailing lists.
  • Your personal data, if collected during an evaluation, on SurveyMonkey. The personal data is accessible by login and password only by assigned Interreg Europe staff and third parties committed to the protection of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Audio visual material from events on a server at the joint secretariat in Lille. Selected elements are available to public viewing as part of the event-related communications. Interreg Europe will respect your right to erase any audio or visual material made public on the programme website.

Interreg Europe keeps all personal data collected on the basis of contract or legitimate interest for the duration of the programme and the time defined by relevant EU regulations for the archiving and closure of the ETC programmes.

The data collected on the basis of consent (mailing, website community account, event participation) is kept for the time necessary for audit of the activities and for evaluation purposes, maximum till the end of 2025.

All collected data is stored securely within the EU.

Interreg Europe would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request Interreg Europe for copies of your personal data.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Interreg Europe corrects any information you believe is inaccurate, if you have no access to correcting it yourself. You also have the right to request Interreg Europe to complete the information you believe is incomplete, if you have no access to completing it yourself.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Interreg Europe erases your personal data, given that the programme is not under the obligation to keep this data for audit, archiving and/ or closure purposes.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Interreg Europe restricts the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Interreg Europe’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Interreg Europe transfers the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please:

Email us at: info[at]interregeurope.eu or use the online contact form.
Call us at: +33 (0)328 144 100
Or write to us at: Les Arcuriales, Entrée D, 5e étage, 45 rue de Tournai, 59000 Lille, France

The Interreg Europe website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our website and the programme's web documentary. If you click on a link to any other website, you should read their privacy policy.

Interreg Europe keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 4 August 2022.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites or our web documentary, we collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Interreg Europe uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Remembering your login and preferences
  • Understanding how you use our website

You can set your browser to not accept cookies, and the website above tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, as a result some of our website features may not function.

There are a number of cookies our website or our web documentary pages use to function properly.

Necessary cookies used on our website
Name Provider Purpose
SSESS[SESSION_ID] Drupal Holds current session data for Drupal

There are a number of cookies our website or our web documentary pages use to improve your user experience or provide performance statistics.

Optional cookies used on our website
Name Provider Purpose
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Hotjar Used to detect the first pageview session of a user
_hjIncludedInSessionSample Hotjar Set to determine if a user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit
hjSessionUser[USER_ID] Hotjar Set when a user first lands on a page
_hjFirstSeen Hotjar Identifies a new user’s first session
_hjShownFeedbackMessage Hotjar Set when a user minimizes or completes a Feedback widget
hjSession[ID] Hotjar Holds current session data for Hotjar
ppms_privacy_[ID] Piwik Stores visitor’s consent to data collection and usage.
_pk_id.[ID] Piwik Used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID
_pk_ses.[SESSION_ID] Piwik Short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit

 

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Interreg Europe's privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: info[at]interregeurope.eu or use the online contact form
Call us at: +33 (0)328 144 100
Or write to us at: Les Arcuriales, Entrée D, 5e étage, 45 rue de Tournai, 59000 Lille, France

Disclaimer

Interreg Europe maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, Interreg Europe accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site and our web documentary site.

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which Interreg Europe has no control and for which Interreg Europe assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional nor provides legal advice (should you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified legal professional).

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online reproduces exactly an officially adopted text. Only the printed text, signed by the appropriate authorities, is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. Interreg Europe accepts no responsibility with regard to any such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.