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Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is the community platform for the DIGNITY project, where the project’s target groups and stakeholders can connect, network, learn and co-create knowledge together. Our website address is: https://www.dignity-mobility.eu.

DIGNITY, DIGital traNsport In and for socieTY, an EU Horizon 2020-funded project under grant agreement number 875542, aims at fostering a sustainable, integrated and user-friendly digital travel eco-system that improves accessibility and social inclusion, along with the travel experience and daily life of all citizens. For more information about the project and its objectives, please go to the project’s website

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Registration/user profiles

When you register as a member, you will need to choose a username and provide the following information: email address, first name, last name, gender, city, country, organization, target group, and reasons for joining the community. You can also choose whether or not to provide your age bracket and a website/blog link. You can control who sees each piece of information that you provide, and you can also edit and/or delete your profile at any point. If you choose to have your information visible to “everybody”, that information is publicly available through the platform, meaning that anyone can see it. If you choose to have your information visible to “only me”, that information is not visible to anyone except the site administrators, who are strictly prohibited from sharing that information, except as aggregated, anonymous data regarding the use of the platform (see below).

The reason we collect this information is to prevent spammers from joining the community and so that everyone in the community gets a sense of who they are interacting with. We will also provide the European Commission with a summary of the demographics of the community’s membership: the gender balance, age and geographic distribution, and target groups, but individual users will not be identified in this summary.  

Comments

Users must be logged-in to leave comments or reply to topics in the forums. When they leave a comment as a logged-in member, their avatar (or photo if they have chosen to upload one) and username will be publicly visible. However, non-logged-in users who click on the username will not be able to view the member’s profile. Instead, they will be redirected to the registration/login page. 

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Gravatars are a part of the WordPress content management system and they allow users to post a photo next to their comments, if they so choose. For more information, see the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if you’ve chosen to upload one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Feedback and other forms and surveys may be used from time to time to improve the platform and the project’s outputs. This information is made available to the website administrators and to the project partners. Contributions from members will not be used for commercial purposes but rather to enrich and improve the knowledge produced by the project. They – along with some member information, such as usernames, geographic area, and target group – will be made available to the project partners and possibly other researchers working on inclusiveness in digital mobility, to better understand the composition, perspectives and needs of the community, but again, these will not be used for commercial purposes.  

Cookies

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, how long they spend on each page, and the most popular pages. This helps us understand what content is most compelling to our users. 

Who we share your data with

Any information that you post, including photos, uploaded media, documents, comments, forum replies, etc., is visible to other users of the site. Within the consortium, inputs from the Learning Community Platform, including your contributions to the platform and the profile information that you have chosen to make visible to other members, will be made available to the consortium partners, most of whom are members of the Learning Community. These contributions will be part of the working basis for producing scientific publications as well as recommendations addressed to policy-makers. Beyond the consortium, the contributions from the Learning Community can be used by independent researchers, under the conditions stated in section 2.2 of the Data Management Plan (which states that the project’s public, non-confidential data and outputs will be made publicly available on the project’s website), to better understand the contents and conclusions of the scientific publications. Furthermore, independent researchers can use this information to compare their own results with DIGNITY’s results. Policy-makers may find the data useful to design appropriate regulatory frameworks for an inclusive, user friendly digital transport service, with particular attention to digitally excluded citizens. Moreover, the data might also be helpful to regional authorities and businesses in designing digital transport solutions that are better tailored to citizens’ individual needs. 

DIGNITY will enable third parties to mine, exploit, reproduce and disseminate open research data, including the inputs from the Learning Community. DIGNITY aims for the widest possible dissemination of its findings and the majority of documents and deliverables produced will be published directly via the project website

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the Learning Community Platform, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see, edit, and delete that information if necessary. By default, this information will be stored indefinitely but, as mentioned previously, users can delete their information, or ask the platform administrator to delete their information, at any time. 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Demographic data (gender, age, and geographic distribution) may be aggregated and sent to the European Commission, to provide general information about who is using the platform. No individuals, however, will be identified in this aggregate data. 

Data security

How we protect your data

As described in the Data Management Plan (D6.1), one of the key rules in DIGNITY in terms of analysis, data storage and dissemination is that there will be no dissemination of personal information without consent. Users of the platform that decide to register provide their consent to the use and display of their data at the moment of registration. When registering, or at any moment thereafter, they can choose what information to display and what to hide (with the exception of usernames, which are always visible). The only contact information that we gather from users are their email addresses, and these are visible only to the site administrators, who are strictly prohibited from sharing this information.  

What data security procedures we have in place

The personal data collected by the project will be protected following the current legal frameworks, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Website data is transmitted according to the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol, which is designed to allow applications to transmit information in a safe and secure way. The platform has a Domain Validated SSL Certificate (information in Italian). 

The platform’s data is backed up daily and these backups are archived for one week, ensuring that this data can be restored in case of emergencies. 

Other

We do not receive data from third parties or do any automated decision-making or profiling with the user data we receive. 

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