Legal

PRIVACY POLICY

 

We are committed to ensure the protection of your Personal Data and your Privacy. To better protect your Privacy, we provide this page explaining our online information practices.

By using our website and/or our online pages available on platforms and social networks, you agree to the conditions of this Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page to keep you informed about of the information we collect, how we use this information, and whether the information is shared with other parties.

SMART-BEEJS, a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, was launched in April 2019 and is scheduled to run for 48 months. Smart-BEEjS is a consortium of 8 universities and research centres, supported by 16 non-academic entities, in the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

 

  1. What terms do we use in this Privacy Policy?

It is Smart-BEEjS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://smart-beejs.eu/ (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “https://smart-beejs.eu/”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

 

  1. Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Smart-BEEjS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Smart-BEEjS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Smart-BEEjS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Smart-BEEjS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Smart-BEEjS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://smart-beejs.eu/. Smart-BEEjS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

 

 

  1. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Smart-BEEjS’s website choose to interact with Smart-BEEjS in ways that require Smart-BEEjS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Smart-BEEjS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who choose to contact us using the form at https://smart-beejs.eu/contact/ to provide a name and email address.

 

  1. Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

  1. Links to External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites, products or services.

 

  1. Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Smart-BEEjS uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Smart-BEEjS uses cookies to help Smart-BEEjS identify and track visitors, their usage of https://smart-beejs.eu/, and their website access preferences. Smart-BEEjS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Smart-BEEjS’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Smart-BEEjS’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Smart-BEEjS’s use of cookies.

 

  1. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Smart-BEEjS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Smart-BEEjS’s sole discretion. Smart-BEEjS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

  1. Other Privacy Policies?

 

When you visit our online pages within a platform, a social network (Instagram, Google+, …) or a third-party website, you are also subject to the Privacy Policies and Terms of Use of these platforms, social networks and third-party websites. We recommend you also read their Privacy Policies and Terms of Use.

 

  1. How to contact us?

 

For further information, or inquiries about our Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Smart-BEEjS@ntu.ac.uk

Cookies Policy

When you visit our website (www.smart-beejs.eu), we place so-called cookies on your device. “Cookies” are small text files that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes collect information about you and/or your device. Cookies are common and won’t do anything to harm your system – they simply store or gather information. They help you to get the most out of your visit to our website.

By continuing to use our website, you acknowledge to have read this cookie policy and you consent unambiguously to our use of the cookies mentioned in this cookie policy.

 

You can avoid cookies being placed by configuring your browser as such. Guidelines as to how to do this can be found here:

Smart-BEEjS may collect information about your device including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration purposes as part of our audit trail process. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can adjust your browser’s settings to prevent it from accepting them (see links above). However, not allowing cookies when visiting Smart-BEEjS website may cause certain or all features of the website to stop working properly.

Although they can be used to store information which may identify a user’s computer, cookies used by Smart-BEEjS do not personally identify users nor do they store passwords and credit card information.

  • the Smart-BEEjS website uses two main types of cookies:
    • Per-session cookies. We only use these whilst you are visiting Smart-BEEjS website and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages. They also help maintain security.
    • Persistent cookies. These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates so that we don’t keep your information for longer than we need to.
  • the Smart-BEEjS website also uses cookies, for example, to:
    • gather visitor journey information across our sites and fulfil any of your requests;
    • Ensure your privacy when you visit our secure site;

 

You may at all times withdraw your consent with our use of cookies. To exercise this right, it suffices to delete the cookies which have been placed on your device. To do so, you are kindly asked to refer to the appropriate instructions of your browser manufacturer, as listed above.

 

Third Party Cookies

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Smart-BEEjS website

Smart-BEEjS uses Google Analytics, which sets a cookie in order to anonymously identify when users return to specific websites.

Google uses the information sent with this cookie to store a history of website pages visited in a user’s session. This data will not be used to associate any part of your identity, anonymous or not, with any other data held by Google.

Most of these cookies will expire after the session, but the _gid cookie has an expiry period of 1 day.

Further information about how to opt-out of these cookies can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

YSC – This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.

GPS – This cookie is set by YouTube to Register a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

IDE Used by  Google DoubleClick to register an d report the website user’s action s after viewing or clicking n e of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

 

However, if you are still looking for more information you can contact us:

               Email: smart-beejs@ntu.ac.uk

Terms of Use

 

These Terms of Use outline the rules and regulations for the use of Smart-BEEjS’s Website. 

By accessing this website, we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Smart-BEEjS’s website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

Smart-BEEjS is a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. It was launched in April 2019 and is scheduled to run for 48 months. Smart-BEEjS is a consortium of 8 universities and research centres, supported by 16 non-academic entities, in the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

  1. What terms do we use in these Terms of use?

We use the term “User(s)” to refer to the user(s) of our websites, online pages and services.

We use any of the term “you”, “your” and “yours” to refer to the User(s) who is reading these Terms of use.

We use any of the terms “we”, “us”, and “our” to refer to Smart BEEjS.

 

  1. Cookies

We employ the use of cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. By using Smart-BEEjS’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Smart-BEEjS’s privacy policy. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting.

 

  1. Intellectual property rights

The content of this website and pages is protected under applicable copyrights, trademark rights, and/or any other intellectual property rights.

Unless otherwise stated, Smart-BEEjS and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Smart-BEEjS. All intellectual property rights are reserved. None of these rights are transferred to the User of this website. You may use this website to benefit from the services and information offered for your personal non-commercial purposes. You may view and/or print pages from https://smart-beejs.eu/ for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

No other use such as, without limitation, amending, copying, duplicating, redistribution or circulation is permitted without our prior written consent. You should also read and follow the similar provisions related to intellectual property rights of third parties websites that you may access through this website.

 

  1. User Comments

Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data (‘Comments’) in areas of the website. Smart-BEEjS does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of Smart-BEEjS, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws Smart-BEEjS shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

Smart-BEEjS reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:                                            

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy;
  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
  • You hereby grant to Smart-BEEjS a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

 

  1. Disclaimer

You agree that you access and use of these website and pages at your own risk. The information provided on these website and pages cannot and may not be used for advice of any kind including without limitation advice on legal matters.

We make reasonable efforts to provide accurate information on these website and pages and may amend and update this information from time to time without prior notice. However, we and third parties mentioned on these website and pages make no representation or warranties whether explicitly or implicitly as to the error-free, virus-free or harmless functioning of these website and pages and/or the correctness, reasonableness, timeliness or completeness of the content of these website and pages and explicitly reject any liability for any direct or any indirect damage, in the broadest sense, arising from or related to the use of these website and pages.

You may access third party websites through this website. We make no representation or warranties whatsoever for content of third parties website and pages (including websites of our partners and/or websites we may have endorsed) or the compliance of such third party website and pages with applicable laws or third parties rights and explicitly reject any liability for any direct or any indirect damage, in the broadest sense, arising from or related to the use of third party website and pages.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge,   we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

 

  1. User’s obligations

The User is under obligation when using our services to comply with instructions, messages, rules and terms and conditions as mentioned by us. The User must heed any instructions and notes (e.g. FAQ) issued by us as amended at the time. If the User commits any breach of duty, we may take appropriate measures (e.g. issue a warning, block or erase content, disable the User’s access, or give notice).

The User is liable without restriction for its own conduct and its own account if any. This applies in particular to any contributions posted and any content used by the User (e.g. photos); if in doubt, the User is bound to verify beforehand that they do not violate statutory regulations, or breach public policy or infringe third-party rights (e.g. copyright, data protection rights) anywhere in the world. We are under no obligation to also check their accuracy or verify their legality.

On posting content with our pages, the User assigns to us in perpetuity all the required rights without any restrictions in terms of territory. Depending on the content, this may include our authority to store, adapt or modify the content and make it perceptible to the public. The User shall only be entitled to demand subsequent erasure of the content it has posted on our pages if there are important reasons for doing so.

The User releases and discharges us from all and any claims that are asserted on us by third parties due to any breach of duty or infringement of rights that is committed by the User, unless the User is not responsible for such breach or infringement. Reasonable costs for defending and asserting rights must also be refunded.

 

  1. Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:                      

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses;
  • Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link:

  • is not in any way misleading;
  • does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and
  • fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name;
  • By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to;
  • By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Smart-BEEjS’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Iframes: Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

 

  1. Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

 

  1. Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

 

  1. Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third-party rights.

 

  1. How to contact us?

For further information, or inquiries about our Terms of use, please contact us at:

Smart-beejs@ntu.ac.uk