Privacy Policy


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Your consent applies to the following domains:

Why do we store cookies on our website?

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

By continuing to use our site you acknowledge that you agree to other third party sites doing so.

Personal data

Event logs are kept for an undisclosed time. Event logs include: comments, login/out instances, posts, account creations, basically user interactions with our sites are generating event logs which help us detect security breaches. They do not reveal any other personal identifiable information besides the IP address. Other unspecified logs can be recorded in the future and will be listed here as the project web pages and Innovation Arena receive new features/updates.

Contact forms

If you contact us via the website contact form, we will collect the email address you nominate and any other identifying information you provide, such as a name in order to be able to contact you back. We do not store this data on our website. Please do not give us other personal or sensitive information.

On our contact forms we use the reCaptcha service from Google in order to filter spam e-mails. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


By signing up with your e-mail address you acknowledge that you wish to receive our newsletter to the e-mail you provided. We do not collect any other information. Your e-mail address is only used to send you our newsletter and information about the activities of EU-HYBNET. E-mails collected are stored on our service provider’s database Sendinblue.

You can always use the unsubscribe link included in the newsletter to stop receiving e-mails and erase your e-mail from our database. Similarly you can visit the link on the bottom-right of the page to unsubscribe. Signups are protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Who we share your data with?


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. 

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy – external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google – external site.

Please notice that we also may use third party plugins in order to be able to provide users with the service



If you become an EU-HYBNET network member we will store some personal data, mainly related to contact details, your organisation, your affiliation with the organisation and your interests on EU-HYBNET. The data we store about you is controlled by our partner HYBRID COE and their privacy policy applies. You as an EU-HYBNET network member have the right to be forgotten. You may, at any time, request to know all the data we hold about you and order for its destruction.

How long we retain your data on our website?

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

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. This data is stored for statistics and for providing service to registered users. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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 such as in case of a security breach.