The protection of individual personal data is an important concern of ours. The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. The processing of the data gathered on this site is done by Research Luxembourg staff or any person who may replace them.
Personal information is collected on this website only by one’s voluntary registration, for example by accepting the use of certain types of cookies. The collected information will not be transferred to any commercial company or organisation in Luxembourg or overseas.
Regarding the processing of your data
The Data Controller
Research Luxembourg is the Data Controller.
Research Luxembourg is a joint initiative of the main actors in Luxembourg public research with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research : Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), University of Luxembourg, Luxinnovation and Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
For any questions regarding this website and its contents, or to contact Research Luxembourg, please contact us by email or use our postal address below.
Maison du Savoir
2, avenue de l’Université
Tel.: +352 26 19 25-1
Fax.: +352 26 19 25-35
The data processed
We collect your personal data in various situations:
- our contact form;
- when you contact us by email or by social media;
- when you accept certain type of cookies.
|Category of Personal Data||Information / examples|
|Identification data||First and last name, email address,…|
|Electronic ID||IP addresses, cookies and other tracers,…|
|Other||All other types of personal data that you may send us by e-mail or via our contact form.|
Please note that we do not collect “sensitive data” under Article 9 of the GDPR.
For what purpose do we process your data?
We use your personal solely for the purpose of:
- responding to your information or contact requests. This processing is carried out with your consent;
- improving the user experience on our website. This processing is based on our legitimate interest.
Data retention timescales
Your personal data will be retained for as long as required for the purposes described above or in so far as such is necessary for compliance with statutory obligations and for solving any disputes.
Your personal data will be retained for as long as required for the purposes described above or in so far as such is necessary for compliance with statutory obligations and for solving any disputes. Data collected in connection with your information requests are deleted at the latest after 5 years.
Research Luxembourg processes your data confidentially and only shares it on to third parties where this is necessary and in accordance with the law. These third parties may include service providers, particularly in the context of IT outsourcing.
Research Luxembourg stores and transfers personal data as much as possible inside the European Union. Nevertheless, Research Luxembourg might transfer personal data outside European Union in accordance with the data protection law. When Personal Data is transferred to a country outside the European Union that does not offer an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfer is carried out on the basis of appropriate safeguard provided for by the data protection legislation.
When contacting us via the contact form, we require your name and email address. By sending the form you agree that your data will be collected and used by the Research Luxembourg to process your request.
The rights of the Data Subject
In accordance with the data protection legistlation, the website user has in particular, the following rights:
- Right of access: you have the right to obtain confirmation that we are processing your personal data and where this is the case to obtain a copy of these data;
- Right of rectification: you have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data that you concerned.
- Right to lodge a complaint: you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, which in Luxembourg is the CNPD (National Commission for Data Protection).
In certain cases and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the Data Protection Acts, you also have the following rights:
- Right to erasure: in specific cases, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. We may, however, retain certain information about you as required by law or when we have a legal basis to do so;
- Right to restriction of processing: you can the limitation of certain processing carried out on your personal data.
- Right to object: you have the right to object at any time, on grounds related to your particular situation, to any processing of your personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or based on legitimate interest;
- Right to data portability: you have the right to receive personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit these data to another controller.
- Right to withdraw your consent: you can withdraw your consent at any time when the processing activity is based on it.
To exercise these rights or to know more about the processing of your personal data, please contact Research Luxembourg by email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cookie is a text file that a Web browser stores on a user’s machine after the 1st visit. Website activates cookies for authentication, storing website information/preferences, other browsing information, and anything else that can help the Web browser while accessing Web servers. HTTP cookies are known by many different names, including browser cookies, Web cookies or HTTP cookies.
- Session: it expires when the browser is closed
- Permanent: it persists even when the browser is closed. They have an expiration date though and by law (e.g. remember passwords and login in order to not re-enter them every time.)
- Third party: Cookies attributes usually corresponds to the website domain they are on. Not for third-party cookies – as you probably gathered from the name, they are installed by third-party websites (no way), such as advertisers. They gather data about your browsing habits and allow them to track you across multiple websites. Other websites using third-party cookies: Facebook, Flickr, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Plus, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube.
According to these definitions, we use only those generated by your navigation on our site or the ones for which you have given your consent.
Below are the types of cookies we use:
- Necessary Cookies: these cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off;
- Functionality or Preference Cookies: these cookies allow the website to remember choices you have made in the past, improving functionality and customization;
- Statistics or Performance Cookies: these cookies collect information about how you use the website, such as which pages you have visited, and which links you clicked on;
- Advertising Cookies: these cookies use information about the pages you visit, the links you follow or the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, aiming to present advertisements and content that may interest you.
Third-party apps integrated into our website
We are using third-party apps on our web site to share our site’s content with others (social sharing buttons): The corresponding social networks may be able to identify you via this button, even if you don’t use it while browsing our site or app. If you opened a session on one of the networks on the device you use to visit our website before arriving on our site, the network can track your navigation on our site. We have no control over the collection of data by the social network regarding your navigation on our site and do not have access to personal data in their possession. However, you can access the confidentiality policy of the social network to learn more about the subject and regulate the information you agree or refuse to share.
You can change or withdraw your consent at any time from our cookie banner.
You can also decide to block cookies we may deposit in your navigator, either case by case or by refusing them systematically once and for all.
For an efficient cookie management meeting your requirements please use your browser’s setup options, considering the cookies’ purpose (as mentioned above).
You can also delete cookies already stored in your browser. For instance, to delete cookies deposited on our site:
- Google Chrome: Open the browser’s ‘Settings’ tab. Click on ‘Advanced’ followed by ‘Privacy and security’, ‘content settings’, then ‘cookies’ and ‘See all cookies and site data’. Search ‘[Name]’, tick the boxes and delete.
- Firefox: Open the browser’s ‘Options’ tab and select ‘Privacy and Security’. In the ‘History’ section, click on ‘remove individual cookies’. Search files containing the name ‘[Name]’, select and delete them.
- Microsoft Edge: Click on the ‘other action’, then on ‘Settings’’. Click on ‘Choose data to delete’. Check the box ‘Cookies data from registered websites’, search files containing ‘[Name]’, select and delete them.
- Safari: Open, the browser’s ‘Preferences’ tab and open the tab ‘Confidentiality’. Click on ‘Manage website data’, search files containing ‘[Name]’ select and delete them. Click on ‘Done’.
Last update: June 2023