ERRIN, European Regions Research and Innovation Network, is a Brussels-based platform that gathers more than 120 regional organisations from 22 countries. ERRIN, through its bottom up approach, facilitates regional collaboration, project development, and knowledge exchange to the benefit of all its members and partner organisations, with a view to building a competitive Europe which supports smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth in all regions. Its mission is to strengthen the regional and local dimension in the EU research and innovation policy and programs.
User registration – Some areas of this website may require you to have an account to have access to a particular area of the website or to obtain certain services. Our registration process involves providing us with your name, surname, organisation and email address.
Webforms – The information we ask you to provide us with when registering for events on ERRIN website, when publishing a partner search, or trying to contact us may include your name, surname, organisation, position, email address, nationality, date of birth, ID number and, in some cases, your message to us.
Newsletters – if you hold an account, you can sign up to receive daily, weekly, or monthly news updates from ERRIN. This is entirely optional, and you can unsubscribe at any time. In your account you can also specify the Working Groups that interest you to receive more tailored updates. This is also optional and can be edited at any time.
When you visit our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns (i.e. number of visitors to the various parts of the site, IP). This information is only processed in an aggregate way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Personal information may be collected in the following instances and used for the following purposes:
- Keep you updated about ERRIN services and activities;
- Inform you about other services we feel may interest you on the basis of the preferences expressed in your account;
- Contact you about the network, not only in response to a specific enquiry via email and / or telephone;
- Send you tailored emails and newsletters;
- Notify you about working group meetings, events, reports, working documents.
Please notice that ERRIN newsletters are distributed by the online service MailChimp and therefore we will provide them with your contact details. Please note that MailChimp uses web beacons to gather information about the success of their email campaigns (e.g. when an email was opened, IP address). Please be also aware that that MailChimp use servers in the US, and therefore your data may be transferred outside the EEA. However, all these companies operate under the EU-US and Swiss-US Protection Shields to ensure your rights regarding data protection when the data is transferred to the US. Please find their privacy policies in the following links: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/, https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/services-privacy-policy.html.
We may disclose your personal information to employees and third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this Policy or other purposes approved by you. We will not otherwise disclose any of the information you provide to us without your consent unless we are required to do so to comply with applicable laws and lawful government and/or regulatory requests. We reserve the right to share the personal data of users with the paying member, if requested.
Participants attending ERRIN events, by signing the participant list, agree to make free use of the photographs bearing their image. This material may be used in online communication such as ERRIN social networks, newsletters and website. They also accept that their name, position and institution is included in the participation list and might be provided to other participants, organisers and if needed, third parties, for organisational reasons.
The information you provide to us will be held on our computers and/or in hard copy form.
We use physical and technological security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing and damage. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any data disclosed online.
We recognise and appreciate the importance of responsible use of information collected from you. You have the right to view the personal information held about you, to ask for it to be deleted or rectified, to restrict or object the data processing and to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, when applicable under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation. You also have the right to withdraw consent for data processing at any time. If you have queries about the personal data provided or wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this Website periodically to inform yourself of any changes. This privacy notice was last updated on 21 November 2019.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to an individual's device, which are then stored on the device hard-drive. When someone visits our website, we use Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are sent (please read the information that came with your browser software to see how to do this). Furthermore, browsers may also allow users to see and delete cookies one by one.
Notice that Google Analytics uses servers around the globe, and therefore your data may be transferred outside the EEA. However, it operates under the EU-US and Swiss-US Protection Shields to ensure your rights regarding data protection when the data is transferred to the US. Please find their privacy policies in the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Clarification and update of ERRIN's image usage guidelines - August 2020
When not using our own images, ERRIN uses images from sources where there is royalty-free right to use and modify. We will always try to give attribution to photographers where possible, even when it is not required.
Images taken from the European Insitutions are used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International standard adopted under the European Commission in 2019, although re-use has been permitted since 2006.
Images taken from institutional or external events will display attribution and, where possible, this will be displayed on the image itself. When uploading images to the website we hope Members will also follow these guidelines.