Privacy Policy


Tilburg Sustainability Center of Tilburg University (TSC-TiU) collects and processes your data legally, honestly and transparently, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

TSC-TiU limits collection of personal data to what is strictly necessary, in accordance with t he principle of data minimisation. By means of this Policy, TSC-TiU hereby gives an undertaking to data subjects to maintain a written register of the categories of processing activities performed as data processing manager or subcontractor in respect to CIRCOMOD.


TSC-TiU: The legal entity that publishes online communication services and that is responsible for collecting data. TSC-TIU is a research group of Tilburg University, a member of the consortium of CIRCOMOD project, responsible for tasks related communication and dissemination within the project.

Contact details:

+31 134663214

Project: Research and innovation project taken as part of the European Union Horizon Europe  programme, entitled CIRCOMOD, in which TSC-TIU is involved.

Consortium: Agreement of understanding between several persons, associations or companies for the purpose of cooperating to carry out one or more economic, financial, scientific or cultural operations intended to fulfil the Project. It endures as long as the activity for which it was established by its founders.

Partner(s): Persons making up the Consortium, other than TSC-TIU.

Site: All the content of the different pages and services of the site, accessible using the following URL address:

User: The person using the Site and services to which the site may give access.

Data subject: Any person whose personal data are processed by TSC-TIU as part of the project, whether it is a Partner, a Partner’s employee, a User or another party.

Information and rights of data subjects

TSC-TIU hereby informs you clearly about how it processes personal data as part of its business activity, how data are collected, used and protected. TSC-TIU is available to provide data subjects any information about processing carried out as part of the Project.

For any request or complaint about processing of personal data, it is possible to contact TSC-TIU at this e-mail address:

In particular, any data subject has the right to ask TSC-TIU:

  • For access to the personal data supplied;
  • To correct the data;
  • To object to the processing, when such processing is based on TSC-TIU’s legitimate interest and given the particular situation of the data subject;
  • To exercise their right to portability of their information.

On the right to portability, TSC-TIU offers you the option to return all the personal data about a subject, at their express request. The data subject is thus guaranteed better control of their data, and retains the possibility of reusing them. These data will be supplied in an open and easily reusable format, directly into the hands of the other data controller when desired and when technically possible.

For it to be accepted, the request message must be accompanied by proof of identity. The data subject may authorise a person of their choice to exercise their rights, provided that this person proves their identity, that of the applicant and the extent of their authority in the form of explicit written evidence.

Any person receiving the newsletter has the option to unsubscribe, unless this person is bound to receive the aforesaid newsletter under its obligations to a Partner. TSC-TIU ensures an effective unsubscribe link is provided in the Project newsletter.

The Privacy Policy may be modified by TSC-TIU at any time, particularly to comply with regulatory, case law, editorial or technical developments. Before browsing, the data subject should refer to the latest online version on the Site or sent electronically.

Data collected and purposes of processing

As part of carrying out the Project, the Partners transfer personal data to TSC-TIU making it possible to identify and contact (first & last name, business e-mail address, photograph) their employees due to their job titles or third-parties involved in the Project, such as experts (hereafter designated the ‘Partners Data‘).

In this case, the Partner remains responsible for supplying the legal information to the people involved in the processing operations prior to or when the data are collected.

The purpose of processing Partners Data is:

  • To compile files on members of the Consortium and people likely to contribute to the Project due to their job titles or expertise;
  • TSC-TIU manages, monitors and guides the Project in fulfilment of its obligations to the Consortium;
  • Communication on the Project;
  • Sending a newsletter and information about events related to the Project;
  • Compiling statistics related to the Project.

Further, as part of using the Site, TSC-TIU may collect the following data categories about Users of the Site directly from data subjects (hereafter designated the ‘Users Data‘):

1/ Identification data (first & last name,  e-mail address), relating to professional life (organisation, function, message), the purpose of which is:

  • Sending newsletters, as long as the User ticks the box provided to express their acceptance.

Any data collection form states the objectives of gathering these data (purposes) and if these data are compulsory or optional to administer the request. This Confidentiality Policy is freely accessible to the User, who should read it before sending their data to TSC-TIU.

2/ TSC-TIU follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.

The information is used for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.


The User is informed that TSC-TIU may use cookies for statistical purposes, particularly to optimise services provided to the User, based on processing information about access frequency or personalise pages, as well as operations performed and information viewed.

TSC-TIU uses the Google Analytics solution, which uses internal cookies to generate reports on Users’ interactions with the Site. The cookie records information about browsing on the service (pages, date and time viewed).

If the User doesn’t want cookies to be used on their computer, most browsers allow cookies to be disabled through settings options and it is possible to refuse to have cookies saved on their computer. However, in this case, the User is informed that certain services may no longer work correctly.

Recipients of data

TSC-TIU complies with the legal rules that could prevent, limit or govern the distribution of information or data, and particularly French law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to data processing, files and freedoms and the GDPR.

Personal data are collected by TSC-TIU for internal use only. Under no circumstances will these data be sold, transferred or communicated to third parties under conditions not specified herein.

Based on legal obligations, the personal data of data subjects may be disclosed pursuant to a law, a regulation or in accordance with a decision by a competent regulatory or legal authority. The personal data collected may be added to TSC-TIU’s database. It may be passed to third parties after being anonymised, solely for statistical purposes.

If your personal data are communicated to a third party, TSC-TIU will ensure that the third party is bound to apply conditions of confidentiality at least identical to those herein.

The Website uses Social Plugins (Plugins) of different social networks like Twitter/LinkedIn/YouTube/Google+, which are marked by their logos. When you open a site with these plugins, browser data are transferred to the owners of those social networks. Thus, they are informed that you have opened the respective site. If the User is logged in to one or several of these social networks, these data can be linked to his/her account. The IP address may be logged without being a member of a social network or logging into a network.

Please note that data processing takes place outside the European Union. We have no influence over and take no responsibility for the volume of data transferred through social plugins.

For more information, please look up the data security policies of the respective network:

By logging out of networks before surfing or using privacy protecting software, you can limit the amount of data transferred.

Storage of data

Personal data processed are not stored longer than necessary to fulfil the obligations defined by the Consortium. Beyond this period, the data will be anonymised and stored solely for statistical purposes and will not be used in any other way whatsoever.

More generally, data purging procedures are implemented to plan their effective deletion as soon as the storage or archiving duration necessary to fulfilling the predetermined or required purposes is reached.

Any person not actively involved in relation to the processing purposes described over a three year period will have their data deleted.

Cookies are stored for a maximum period of 13 months after they are first saved on the User’s computer, corresponding to the validity period of User consent to use these Cookies. The lifetime of cookies is not extended by each visit. The User’s consent must therefore be renewed at the end of this period.


In the context of its involvement in the Project, TSC-TIU may bring in one or more subcontractor(s) to undertake specific processing activities; these subcontractors are subject to the conditions of this Policy.

TSC-TIU ensures that any subcontractor or subsequent subcontractor provides adequate contractual guarantees regarding the use of appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the data of data subjects.

Procedures in case of security breach detected by TSC-TIU

TSC-TIU undertakes to implement all appropriate technical and organisational measures using physical and logistical security resources to guarantee an adequate security level to meet risks of accidental unauthorised or illegal access, disclosure, alteration, loss or destruction of the personal data collected.

However, TSC-TIU cannot guarantee that all risks of data misuse are eliminated.

In the event that TSC-TIU were to become aware of illegal access to personal data stored on its servers or those of its contractors, or unauthorised access resulting in the risks identified above being realised, TSC-TIU undertakes to:

  • Notify the person affected by the incident as quickly as possible, if this meets a legal requirement;
  • Investigate the causes of the incident;
  • Take the necessary reasonable measures to reduce the negative effects and harm that could arise from the aforesaid incident.

Under no circumstances may the commitments defined above relating to notification in the event of a security breach be considered as any form of acknowledgement by TSC-TIU of fault or liability for occurrence of the incident in question.

Cross-border and non-EU processing, control authority

TSC-TIU performs cross-border processing of personal data. TSC-TIU is located in the Netherlands Also, the lead supervisory authority in the meaning of article 56 of the GDPR is the The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) 

In addition, TSC-TIU may perform data transfers outside the European Union, particularly to Israel, where a secondary office is located and that has an adequate level of protection. In such cases, TSC-TIU undertakes to apply the GDPR transfer rules.

Online statistic

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:

Twitter plugin

We use a Twitter Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers in order to display images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:

The Tweets displayed in the Twitter feed include the ability to Reply, Share, or Like the Tweet directly on our website. If you choose to interact with these functions then you will make a connection to, who may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Twitter account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking” a Tweet), if you are logged in to Twitter. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Twitter’s data privacy policy: