Data protection - GDPR compliance
Legal notice on the website content
This website provides up-to-date and accurate information about the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme and hosts web pages of funded projects. If any errors occur and are brought to our attention, it will be corrected as quickly as possible.
However, the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Managing Authority (MA) and Joint Secretariat (JS) accept no responsibility or liability with regards to certain information provided on this website. This relates in particular to the contents provided by the funded projects on their web pages, including external websites, and contents in the "Community" and "Project" sections. These parts of the Programme website provide information edited independently, by external sources.
For any questions regarding this website, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme
Corso Sonnino 177, 70100 Bari, Italy
Data Protection Information pursuant to Article 13 GDPR
This section refers to the policies concerning the collection, use and disclosure of users’ personal data, during the use of the portal.
Users' information are used to provide and improve the Service offered by Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro. By using the portal, the user accepts the collection and use of his/her information, in accordance with this policy.
Purpose of the data collection
Implementation, documentation and provision of information on EU-funding, handled by the Managing Authority of Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro, Regione Puglia.
The MA may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with legal obligations
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro MA
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoings linked with the website and the other online services
- Protect the personal safety of the Service users or the public
- Protect itself against legal liability
With the purpose of managing the funds, the user’s personal data are transmitted to the following recipients: Control bodies of the funding bodies and/or private-sector control bodies commissioned by these bodies and/or evaluators appointed by the respective Programme authority and/or the European Commission as processors or members of the respective Programme join monitoring committees.
Data are not transmitted to third countries, except for the IPA Countries concerned.
The data provided by the user are processed for the following purposes and on the following legal bases:
- Article 42 (4) of IPA Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 447/2014 and Article 115 of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013
- Article 123 (3) of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013 in conjunction with Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No. 1011/2014
- Article 37 (1) of IPA Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 447/2014 and Article 125 (4) of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013 in conjunction with Article 23 (4) of Regulation (EU) No. 1299/2013 as well as Subsidy contracts with project Lead Partners.
Further use of Data
Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro portal uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the Service
- To notify the user about the changes related to the Service
- To enable the user to eventually use the interactive features of the Service, if necessary
- To provide customer care and support
- To provide analysis or valuable information for the improvement of the Service
- To monitor the use of the Service
- To detect, prevent and address possible technical issues
While using the present Service, the Portal may ask the user to provide with specific personal information, useful to contact or identify him/her ("Personal Data"). Personal information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address, e.g. for the newsletter service
- Usage Data (See Cookies and Usage data below)
By subscribing to our newsletter, the user accepts that the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme website might automatically process his/her personal data, furnished by filling the subscription form, for providing information the user has agreed to receive.
The user can revoke the consent previously given at any time, by sending an email to the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme, at js(at)italy-albania-montenegro.eu, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing executed due to the consent until the revocation. (Note: in the case of more consents, a withdrawal can only affect the individual one it refers to).
Personal data processed for the purpose mentioned above, will be secured until unsubscribing to the newsletter.
Information may also be collected about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as the Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address) of the user’ computer, browser type, browser version, the Service pages visited, the time and date of the visit, the time spent on the pages visited, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Right to be forgotten
Notes: In compliance with the legal requirements of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013 (Common Provision Regulation), user’s personal data related to EU-funded projects in the structural fund period 2014-2020 are deleted after the statutory retention period.
The user has the right to information concerning his/her own personal data, as well as the right to rectification or erasure, restriction of processing, or to lodge a complaint against processing. Should any project partners revoke the consent, before the end of the statutory retention period, to the personal data processing for the purpose of expenditure control, this partner will be denied the project funding.
If any project partners consider that their rights are not observed, or not fully observed, they may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority. The provision of personal data is a legal requirement, if the project partner is thereby claiming the disbursement of funds. Providing personal data is required to sign the subsidy contract.
If any project partner believes that its rights are not observed, or not fully observed, it may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority. The provision of personal data is a legal requirement, if the project partner is thereby claiming the disbursement of funds.
Providing personal data is required to sign the subsidy contract.
The failure to provide such data would have the following consequences for the user: a refusal to grant contractual consent to the use of personal data and to obtain such consent from all the people involved in the granted project, for the purpose of verifying the eligibility for funding, would at any rate lead to the denial of funding for personnel costs. Depending on the project structure, this may even include the withdrawal (cancellation) of the funding commitment.
Users’ data security is essential, but no methods for data transmission via the Internet, or electronic storage, is 100% secure. Assuming that the best commercial means to protect users’ Personal Data are used, it is not possible to give a 100% guarantee of safety.
Third party companies and individuals can be employed to facilitate the Service ("Service Providers"), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how the Service is used. These third parties have access to users’ Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are required not to disclose or use them for any other purposes.
Children's data protection
We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If any parents or their representatives are aware that a kid has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we notice to collect Personal Data from kids, without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove these information from our servers.
To make this site work properly, small data files, called cookies, are sometimes placed on the user’s device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on the user’ computer or mobile device when he/she visits the site. It enables the website to remember his/her actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, to enable users not to re-enter them whenever they come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Below, some examples of Cookies used:
Session Cookies, usefulto operate our Service.
Preference Cookies, useful to remember users’ preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies, useful for security purposes.
How to control cookies
Users can control and/or delete cookies as they wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. Users can delete all the cookies already on their computer and set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, this may oblige users to manually adjust some preferences every time they visit a site. Moreover, some services and functionalities might not work.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, («Google»). Google Analytics uses «cookies» to help us to analyze how users use the website. Information generated by the cookie about the use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
However, our website makes use of the IP-anonymization feature, offered by Google Analytics. Users IP-address will therefore be shortened/anonymized by Google, as soon as Google receives it. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage.
Furthermore, users can prevent the compilation of data (including their IP address) through cookies and website use, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Users’ information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of their state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction, where the data protection laws may differ.
Changes to this Policy
Responsible for data processing and website editing
Director of the Managing Authority of Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro, Corso Sonnino 177, 70100 Bari, Italy
Phone: +39 080 5406934
If you have any questions on data protection, please contact the data protection officer at the Joint Secretariat by e-mail: js[at]italy-albania-montenegro.eu.
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Phone: +39 080 5406545
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