Our Privacy Policy Section


1.1. Protection of your personal data:

  • As part of its duties, particularly the services accessible on this website, EFIS Centre, as Data
    Controller, may collect and process personal data.
  • All processing of personal data carried out in the context of the accessible services complies with
    the local regulations applicable to the protection of personal data and provisions and the General
    Data Protection Regulations (EU Regulation 2016/679) or GDPR.
  • To ensure the proper application of these rules, EFIS Centre has appointed the Operations
    Manager as Data Protection Officer.
  • EFIS Centre also implements appropriate internal procedures to raise awareness among its
    employees and ensure compliance with these rules within its organisation.

1.2. Commitments regarding the protection of personal data:

  • EFIS Centre is committed to ensuring a high level of protection for the personal data of the ST4TE
    (Strategies for Just and Equitable Transition in Europe) project (hereafter ‘ST4TE’) contacts and of
    any other person whose personal data it processes.
  • EFIS Centre undertakes to comply with the regulations applicable to all personal data processing
    it carries out. More specifically, EFIS Centre undertakes to respect the following principles:
    • EFIS Centre shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure
      a level of security commensurate with the risk inherent in its processing operations, to
      comply with regulatory requirements and to protect the rights and data of the persons
      concerned from the design of processing operations.
    • EFIS Centre contractually imposes the same level of personal data protection on ST4TE
      subcontractors (service providers, suppliers, etc.).
    • EFIS Centre undertakes to respect any other principle required by the applicable regulations
      on the protection of personal data, and more specifically concerning the rights conferred
      on the data subjects, the storage periods for personal data and the obligations relating to
      cross-border transfers of personal data.


2.1. Means of collecting your data:
Within the scope of ST4TE, you may provide us with your personal data by various means, including on
our website and by filling out various data collection forms and surveys, subscribing to our e-newsletter,
creating a profile in the ST4TE portal, or any other means by which you choose to share your personal
data with us.

2.2. Processing purposes and legal bases:
Within the scope of ST4TE, your data will be mainly used for the purpose of communication and
dissemination purposes and for tailoring specific aspects of the project’s products and outcomes. In
addition to the cases where your consent has been obtained, the processing of your data for the purposes
mentioned above is necessary:

  • to ensure that you properly received the ST4TE communication products
  • to contact you about any ST4TE-related purpose or event
  • for statistical purposes
  • to allow you to register and properly use the ST4TE portal

EFIS Centre undertakes to keep your personal data for a period not exceeding that necessary for the
purposes for which it is processed. In addition, EFIS Centre keeps your personal data in accordance with
the retention periods imposed by applicable laws in force.
These storage periods are defined according to the processing purposes implemented by EFIS Centre and
consider in particular the applicable legal provisions imposing a precise storage period for certain
categories of data, any applicable limitation periods and recommendations concerning certain categories
of data processing.

Recipients of your data:
The data collected on the website may be communicated to the EFIS Centre's authorised personnel,
partners or auxiliary service providers in the context of the performance of all or part of the services
referred to above. We remind you that in this context, EFIS Centre asks its service providers to implement
strict confidentiality and data protection measures.
Data transfers outside the European Union:
If this should be the case, EFIS Centre undertakes to guarantee the protection of your data in accordance
with the strictest rules, in particular by signing, on a case-by-case basis, contractual clauses based on the
European Commission's model, or any other mechanism in accordance with the GDPR, provided that your
personal data are processed by a service provider outside the European Economic Area and whose
country is not considered by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection.

In accordance with the applicable regulations on the protection of personal data, you may, at any time,
exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion of data concerning you as well as your rights to limit
and oppose the processing and portability of your personal data. In addition, you have the legal right to
define regarding the handling of your personal data following death. These rights can be exercised by
email to neve@efiscentre.eu
In this context, we ask you to accompany your request with the elements necessary for your identification
(name, first name, e-mail) and any other information necessary to confirm your identity. For certain
specific services, these rights may be exercised directly online (management of your user profile, etc.).
You also have a right of appeal to (applicable body) if the applicable regulations on the protection of
Personal Data are breached, particularly the GDPR. You can exercise your rights, withdraw your consent,
or address any questions or complaints via the following email: neve@efiscentre.eu
Where required by law, your data will only be used for electronic marketing purposes with your explicit
consent. In addition, if you no longer wish to receive ST4TE electronic newsletter by e-mail, you can click
on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each communication.

Ensuring the security and confidentiality of the personal data you entrust to us is a priority. We therefore
implement all appropriate technical and organisational measures, having regard to the nature, scope and
context of the personal data you communicate to us and the risks presented by their processing, to
preserve the security of your personal data and, in particular, to prevent any accidental or unlawful
destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, intrusion or unauthorised access to such data.
The security and confidentiality of personal data are based on everyone's best practices. This is why we
invite you not to share your passwords with third parties, to systematically log out of your profile and to
close your browser window at the end of your work session, especially if you access the Internet from a
computer shared with other people. This will prevent other users from accessing your personal

On several pages of the ST4TE website you can click to access other websites. We advise you to read the
policy of these non-ST4TE sites regarding the processing and protection of personal data, as the conditions
on these sites may differ from the conditions of ST4TE. EFIS Centre and the ST4TE consortium will not be
responsible for the processing of personal data by these other websites.

If you have any further questions about this policy or how EFIS Centre handles your personal data, please
contact email us to neve@efiscentre.eu

We reserve the right to adapt the personal data protection policy and undertake to inform you on its
website of any changes or additions. This policy was last updated in March 2024.


Cookies consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist the owner in providing the service based on the purposes described. Some of the purposes of installing cookies may also require the consent of the user. When the installation of cookies takes place on the basis of consent, this consent can be revoked freely at any time following the instructions contained in this document.

Cookies are small text files that may be sent to and registered on your computer by the websites you visit, to then be re-sent to those same sites when you visit them again. It is thanks to these cookies that those websites can “remember” your actions and preferences (e.g., login data, language, font size, other display settings, etc.), so that you do not need to configure them again when you next visit the website, or when you change pages within a website.

Cookies are used for electronic authentication, monitoring of sessions and storage of information regarding your activities when accessing a website. They may also contain a unique ID code which allows tracking of your browsing activities within a website, for statistical or advertising purposes. Some operations within a website may not be able to be performed without the use of cookies which, in certain cases, are technically necessary for operation of the website.

When browsing a website, you may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the website being visited (i.e., “ third-party cookies”).

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, which may be stored on your computer for different periods of time: “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies”, which will remain on your device until their pre-set expiration period passes.

According to the law which may be applicable to you, your consent may not always be necessary for cookies to be used on a website. In particular, “ technical cookies” – i.e. cookies which are only used to send messages through an electronic communications network, or which are needed to provide services you request – typically do not require this consent. This includes browsing or session cookies (used to allow users to login) and function cookies (used to remember choices made by a user when accessing the website, such as language or products selected for purchase).

On the other hand, “profiling cookies” – i.e., cookies used to create profiles on users and to send advertising messages in line with the preferences revealed by users while browsing websites – typically require specific consent from users, although this may vary according to the applicable law.

- Types of cookies used by the Website

The Website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Browsing or session cookies, which are strictly necessary for the Website’s operation, and/or to allow you to use the Website’s content and Services.

EFIS Centre also uses third-party cookies – i.e.cookies from websites / web servers other than the Website, owned by thirdparties. These third parties will either act as independent datacontrollers from EFIS Centre regarding their own cookies (using the datathey collect for their own purposes and under terms defined by them) or asdata processors for EFIS Centre (processing personal data onEFIS Centre’s behalf).

  • Analytics cookies , which allow EFIS Centre to understand how users make use of the Website, and to track traffic to and from the Website.

For further information on how these third parties may use your information, please refer to their privacy policies:

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

- First-party cookies present on the Website

In detail, the cookies present on the Website are as follows:


Technical nameData ControllerCookie type, function and purpose

Type of cookie


has_jsEFIS CentreFunctional cookie to remember whether a visitor has javascript in his browserfirst party cookie/browsing cookieExpires at the end of the session
consent_3rdparties_cookiesEFIS CentreCookie that records if the user accepted the 3rd parties cookiesfirst party cookie/browsing cookieExpires at the end of the session
consent_additional_cookiesEFIS CentreCookie that records if the user accepted additional cookiesfirst party cookie/browsing cookieExpires at the end of the session

Google Analytics

Technical nameData ControllerCookie type, function and purpose

Type of cookie



Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users.


third party cookie/cookie analytics2 Years

Google Analytics cookie that does not store any user information; it's just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net


third party cookie/cookie analytics60 seconds
_gidGoogleGoogle Analytics cookie used to distinguish users.third party cookie/cookie analytics24 hours


Technical nameData ControllerCookie type, function and purpose

Type of cookie


SSESSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxEFIS CentreDrupal cookie that stores session identification.first party cookie/session cookies

200000 seconds

200000 seconds - ~23 days

Drupal.tableDrag.showWeightEFIS CentreDrupal cookie that helps handle the consistent navigation of tabbed pages and forms across a range of different browsers.first party cookie/functional cookies1 Year

- Cookie settings 

You can block or delete cookies used on the Website via your browser options. Your cookie preferences will be reset if different browsers are used to access the Website. For more information on how to set the preferences for cookies via your browser, please refer to the following instructions:

You may also provide set your preferences on third-party cookies by using online platforms such as AdChoice.

CAUTION If you block or delete technical and/or function cookies used by the Website, the Website may become impossible to browse, certain services or functions of the Website may become unavailable or other malfunctions may occur. In this case, you may have to modify or manually enter some information or preferences every time you visit the Website.

How can I express consent to the installation of Cookies?

In addition to what is indicated in this document, the User can manage the preferences for Cookies directly from within his browser and prevent - for example - that third parties can install them. Through the browser preferences it is also possible to delete the Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookie in which the consent to the installation of Cookies by this site is eventually saved. The User can find information on how to manage Cookies with some of the most popular browsers such as the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari e Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With reference to cookies installed by third parties, the User can also manage his own settings and revoke the consent by visiting the related opt out link (if available), using the tools described in the privacy policy of the third party or by contacting the same directly.

Without prejudice to the above, the User may use the information provided by Your Online Choices (UE), Network Advertising Initiative (USA) e Digital Advertising Alliance (USA), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. With these services it is possible to manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. The Data Controller therefore advises Users to use these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.