PlatformU (“us”, “we”, or “our” – the partners of this project) operates www.platformu. com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

PlatformU uses your Personal Information only for communicating updates of the project or using your anonymised data to improve the performance and functionality of the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

PlatformU is research project committed to make sure your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

PlatformU may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on 09/01/2019.

Our site is not intended for use by minors (under the age of 16) and we do not aim to collect information relating to minors.

Your data and what we know about you

A section explaining how the data will be anonymised.

Personal information we collect

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifi- able information that can be used to contact or identify you for the purposes of our newsletters. We will not share this information with a third party. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address and the organi- sation you represent (“Personal Information”) – we try to keep this personal information to a bear minimum and will not ask you to provide us with sensitive data. We may, on occasion, contact you directly via email to update you on the progress of the project or for feedback. 3rd party newsletter service is provided by Mailchimp with compliance of the GDPR regulation.

Users may opt-out of newsletters or request not to be contacted and/or have personal contact information updated, exported, erased or simply personal information made available. Erasing data can be done either through the newsletter or by writing to hel-, were any assumed violations of data protection should be likewise addressed.

We will be holding personal information for approximately the life of the project (until the end of 2019) unless we communicate any adaptation or extension of the project. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) the data controller is the ULB – add address here.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this data. Your computer’s IP address, has been anonymised and we will not connect your activity on the site with your Personal Information.


We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that are relevant for the project. You may opt out of such communication at any time during, or simply not respond.


Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. This information includes browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We use third-party tracking services (such as Google Analytics) that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site such as browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp. We use this information to better gain an understanding about how our site is used by visitors, helping us to update and improve the website.