Privacy policy

QuantERA data privacy policy complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has been in effect since 25 May 2018. Below you will find information on how QuantERA uses information.

The protection of your personal data is an important matter for the QuantERA consortium. Therefore, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that data protection regulations are observed both by us and by external service providers. On our websites, personal data is collected and stored only to the extent that is technically necessary and only if you subscribe to a newsletter mailing list or submit a proposal to the QuantERA call. Your personal data is not visible to the public.

Data processing on this website
Data is collected and exchanged during each visit to a website. The QuantERA website automatically collects and stores data transmitted from your browser to our server. This includes:

  • type and version of your internet browser
  • operating system used
  • the page visited
  • the page visited before our website (referrer URL)
  • time of the server inquiry
  • client IP address

QuantERA consortium analyses data solely for statistical purposes in order to measure the demand for web offerings on the QuantERA website. It is not possible to trace this data back to a specific individual. This data is not merged with other data sources. IP addresses are stored for 14 days to detect and prevent attacks on the infrastructure. After that time the IP addresses are deleted. Data collected from visits to the QuantERA consortium offers on the Internet is transmitted to third parties only when required by law or court order or in cases when attacks on the infrastructure of the QuantERA consortium make it necessary to forward such data for the purposes of legal action or criminal prosecution. Data will not be transferred for any other reason.

Session cookies are small information units stored by the provider in the main memory of the user’s computer. A session cookie contains a randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID. A cookie also contains data on its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Other providers use permanent cookies to recognize visitors returning after a longer period of time. This information is stored as a text file on the hard drive of the user’s computer. In contrast, the session cookies used by the QuantERA consortium are deleted when the session is terminated. Cookies can be controlled by all internet browsers. Most browsers are configured to accept all cookies without prompting the user.

Data for newsletter distribution
If you subscribe to the QuantERA newsletter we will store your email address on a server. Data records are used to analyze system performance for statistical purposes. To provide you with the latest news via our newsletter we have to share your data with our partners from the QuantERA consortium. We will not forward your data to any other third parties. You can cancel your subscription to the QuantERA newsletter at any time through a link shared with you when you signed up for the newsletter or in any of the newsletters sent to you from February 2022 onwards.

E-Mails to the QuantERA consortium
When you send us an e-mail this e-mail and your e-mail address will be used solely for correspondence purposes. You consent to forwarding your e-mail among the QuantERA consortium in order to provide you with optimal support.

QuantERA database
The QuantERA database consists of project data. Contact data of people involved in proposals/projects are stored to an extent which is necessary for managing the submitted proposals and funded projects. This contact data are not available to the public and are only used for updating the database or for research purposes (e.g. impact assessments, surveys).

Right to information
At any time, you have the right to obtain information on the data stored about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the storage. Information on the data stored can be obtained from the central data protection team ([email protected]).

Information about processing of personal data within the framework of the QuantERA is available here:

Personal data processing within the framework of the QuantERA