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  Privacy policy

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.

1. Overview

2. Information collection

3. Information access

4. Use of collected information

5. Length of data storage

6. Site security

7. Changes within this privacy policy


The Global Experiment of the Year of Chemistry Portal is dedicated to respecting the privacy of its users. Our intention is to provide a secure and safe environment for all users. The following statement outlines the policies by which the Global Experiment Portal collects, manages, and uses the data provided to us by users, and how users of the portal may exercise their rights. Use of the Global Experiment Site indicates you have read these policies and agree to abide by them.

The Global Experiment Portal is controlled by EUN Partnership aisbl, the legal name for European Schoolnet. Contact information can be found below.

Information collection

Necessary Information:

To serve its users as best as possible, the Global Experiment Portal requires users to submit the following information as a part of the registration process:

  • Registrant data: Title, name, surname, email address, country, role (occupation), subject taught, language/s spoken,
  • School data: school name, address, town, country, region.

Optional information:

Community members have the possibility to upload their pictures on the platform in the image gallery, or in the blog. EUN Partnership AISBL requests that all users that upload images will have got the written consent from anybody appearing on the picture. In the particular case of a child, the user will need the consent of the parents, and of the child himself if he is over 12 years old.

EUN Partnership AISBL can require to be shown the written consent at any time, and will take the picture down immediately if the person who uploaded it is not able to provide the consent from all people appearing on the picture. EUN Partnership AISBL will delete entries whose content is irrelevant or inappropriate for the Global Experiment. In the case of a complaint by a third party whose personal information was shared without agreement, EUN Partnership AISBL will immediately remove the relevant entry, without further notice to the person who wrote/ uploaded the entry.

In addition, information such as user IP address, internet service provider (ISP), web browser, operating system, approximate times of use, referring site, email address, specific user interactions with the systems functionality and any similar data exchanged between a user's computer and the servers of the Global Experiment Portal will be collected. These will not be linked to specific user accounts except as indicated below.

Finally, aggregate statistics will be collected regularly, including, but not limited to, the number of users during a specific period, the number of page views per country or continent, and account usage.

Information access

During the registration process, users will be asked to specify a unique username and corresponding password. Through this username/password combination, users may access their account and use the restricted area of the site. Users can edit or delete their profile information at any time.

Use of collected information

Personal information provided by the user or collected during usage of the Global Experiment Platform will only be used to:

  • Enable and improve the user experience within this and similar projects via access control, tracking usage frequency, habits, preferences and settings;
  • Inform the user of activities he or she might interested in within this or other EUN projects and about any developments and updates related to the Global Experiment project;
  • Assist in the registration and sign up to other EUN projects by pre-filling the relevant registration forms;
  • Allow and facilitate monitoring and research activities within and across EUN projects and activities;
  • Send print materials and other items by post on request by members using address details provided by them; 

Access to this information is strictly limited to EUN Partnership aisbl, education ministries, third parties carrying out research activities and entities in charge of implementing the Global Experiment Platform. The transfer of specific data to other third parties can be permitted under the specific authorisation of the Data Controller; such authorisation will only be granted by the Data Controller to third parties with a legitimate interest in this information, taking into account the context and scope of the Global Experiment Platform and/or the Global Experiment project (e.g., educational organisations; governmental bodies; research centres; universities; partners in the Global Experiment). Personal data will only be transferred in accordance with applicable regulations. Whenever possible, data will be processed in an anonymous way, especially if transferred to third parties for research purposes. EUN Partnership aisbl will not divulge your personal data for direct marketing purposes to third parties.

EUN Partnership aisbl will have access to provided account information and can modify and/or delete information as needed to maintain the integrity of the user database or to ensure the proper operation of the Global Experiment Platform.

Length of data storage

Personal data provided by the users of the site or collected during their usage of the site will not be stored by EUN Partnership aisbl in a form allowing the identification of the users for longer than five years after the last use of the Global Experiment Platform by the user or, in the case of multiple registrations, 5 years after the last use by the user of any site maintained by EUN, whichever is the later. In addition, registered users may contact the EUN Partnership aisbl as indicated below to terminate their accounts, which will result in the deletion of the personal data that they have provided during registration.

Site security

The Global Experiment Portal has implemented and continues to maintain appropriate technical and management measures to keep your personal information secure and safe from loss, damage, corruption, or deletion.

Changes within this privacy policy

Any and all changes to this privacy policy will be posted here, and will take effect upon their publication. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, at any time, please contact  privacy[at]eun.org

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