Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 2022

TU Dublin and the European DIGITAL SME Alliance operate the website on behalf of the CISC Project Consortium (hereafter referred to as “CISC”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. Your personal information is used only for providing and improving the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. This policy is applicable to personal data processed by the CISC consortium, and it applies both to the website and to CISC processing of personal data in general.


Data protection and privacy are very important for the CISC consortium, and everything is done to minimise the amount of data collected and processed. The only data processed are the ones of individuals who have a direct relationship with the CISC consortium (such as project partners, subscribers of the newsletter, etc.). In addition to this policy, CISC’s Data Controller (see below) is registered and located in Ireland, and comples with all the policies under Irish and European law.

Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Technological University Dublin

Grangegorman, D07 H6K8, Ireland

Phone: +353 1 220 6098



Information collection and use

While using the website or subscribing to CISC services, you may be asked to provide certain personal identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you, as well as to provide you with the best quality of services. Personal identifiable information may include, but is not limited to the name, e-mail address, etc. (“Personal Information”). When subscribing to the CISC newsletter, your personal information is used to contact you with newsletters or press releases. CISC newsletter is processed through Mailchimp and complies with Mailchimp data protection policy available here The recipient can withdraw from this service at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in emails received via MailChimp. Any communications received (whether by e-mail, post, or otherwise) are kept strictly confidential.


The Internet pages of the CISC website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.  Through the use of cookies, the CISC can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.  By means of a cookie, the information and offers on the website can be optimised with the user in mind. Cookies allow the CISC consortium, as previously mentioned, to recognise the website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilise the website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through the website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of the website may be entirely usable.

Contact possibility via the website

The website of the controller contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to the organisation, as well as direct communication with the CISC conosortium, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, your personal data are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Disclosure of data to third parties

All communications received are by no means disclosed to third parties, unless this is necessary to fulfil a request of the party that initiated the communication or a legal obligation. All efforts are in place to minimise the amount and scope of any disclosure.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Matomo Analytics

This website may use Matomo Analytics. Matomo is an open source web analytics platform. A web analytics platform is used by a website owner in order to measure, collect, analyse and report visitors data for purposes of understanding and optimizing their website. If you would like to see what Matomo looks like, you can access a demo version at: Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimisation of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The purpose of the Matomo Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on the website. Matomo uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of the website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on the websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of the Internet site for us.

Matomo Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system. The definition of cookies is explained above.

You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through the website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Matomo Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject.

In addition, cookies already in use by Matomo Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

The information collected is stored on our servers located within the European Union.

 Social Media

Social Media  and social networking services may be used to advance the work. These applications require the use of third party service providers.