Privacy & Cookies Policy

This Privacy & Cookies Policy describes how and when X-ROTOR, a project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, collects, uses, and shares your information when you use the X-ROTOR website or subscribe to receive the project e-newsletters.

The website is provided by the X-ROTOR Consortium, coordinated by University of Strathclyde, and of which University College Cork are the communications lead. When using the website you consent to the collection, storage, processing and utilisation of your information as described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy.

Personal information we collect

The X-ROTOR website only collects information absolutely necessary for providing its services to its visitors. More specifically, we collect data by using cookies to make the website operational. Thus, when you visit our website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address and time zone. Additionally, as you browse the website, we collect information about the individual web pages or documents that you view.

Finally, we will collect your personal contact details if you complete the ‘contact us’ form and use it to respond to your question/comment. However, your personal contact details will not be stored or processed thereafter.

What are cookies and how do you delete or block cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited. Be aware though that you may also lose saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Most browsers allow you to block or delete cookies. For more information on how to set the preferences for cookies, please refer to the instructions provided by your browser.

You can find out more about cookies and how to control them on www.aboutcookies.org.

Please note that If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain pages of our website and certain services or functions may become unavailable or malfunction.

Use of Google Analytics and how to opt out

In order to understand how our visitors use our webpage, and analyse X-ROTOR's reach, we may use Google Analytics, which collects and processes first-party cookies, i.e. data related to the device/browser, IP address and on-site/app activities, to measure and report statistics about user interactions on the websites and/or apps that use Google Analytics.

In order to limit the collection of personal data, X-ROTOR has selected IP address anonymisation. Thus, the last octet of the IP address of users is set to zero prior to its storage.

You can opt-out from making your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. You can find the add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Links to other websites

The X-ROTOR website includes links to third-party websites, in particular websites related to energy poverty and to the consortium partner organisations. We are not responsible for the privacy & cookies policies of third parties, nor are we responsible for the information or content these websites contain. We encourage you to read the privacy & cookies policies of third parties before using their websites.

Your rights

We inform you that you have the right to lodge a complaint to the competent data protection authority, pursuant to Article 77 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679, if you believe that your personal data have been processed in violation of any applicable law concerning data protection.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy & Cookies policy from time to time, for example due to changes in our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are up to date with the most current version of the policy.