Privacy Policy


The PaNOSC Consortium is committed to employing best practices in all its activities and you can be assured that protection of privacy and confidentiality is given the highest consideration. This privacy policy tells you what to expect when the PaNOSC Consortium collects information about visitors to our website. This privacy policy also tells you how we will deal with any personal information that you provide us via our website. 

Visitors to our Website 

When someone visits, we collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We collect this information by using cookies in a way that does not identify anyone. Please see more information about our use of cookies under “Use of Cookies by PaNOSC”. 

We also offer various services to the public via our website. These services could include workshops and announcements. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested these services in order to provide them. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have registered for a workshop to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they are receiving. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time by emailing us at 

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it. Any personally identifiable information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the EU Regulation n. 2016/679 (in the following, GDPR). We will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have requested and for other closely related purposes (as described above). We will not share your personal information with third parties without your consent except where we use third parties to carry out or develop certain services for us. 

Use of Cookies by PaNOSC

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work (or work more efficiently). Cookies are also used to provide information to the owners of the website. The content of a cookie can only be read by the website which created the cookie. This means that the content of the cookies generated by * cannot be read by a website having a different domain name. 

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse and also allows us to improve our website. 

We use the following cookies on our website: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies – these are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. 
  • Analytical/performance cookies – these are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 

First-party cookies are cookies that are placed on your computer by PaNOSC. In the table below, we’ve listed the first-party cookies that we use, their name, their purpose and where you can find more information about each cookie. 

Cookie  Name  Purpose  More Information 
PaNOSC website cookie message  CookiesDirective  This cookie is used to record if a user has seen our cookies disclaimer. It is also used to hide the cookies disclaimer if ‘Continue’ is clicked. 
Google Analytics  __utma  This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. cs/learn/privacy.html 
Google Analytics  __utmb  This cookie registers a timestamp with the time in which a user gets access to the site and is used to calculate the duration of a user session in the site. cs/learn/privacy.html 
Google Analytics  __utmc  This cookie registers a timestamp with the time in which a user disconnects to the site and is used to calculate the duration of a user session in the site. cs/learn/privacy.html 
Google Analytics  __utmt  This cookie is used to limit the speed of requests to the website. cs/learn/privacy.html 
Google Analytics  __utmz  This cookie collects data on the origin of the user, on the used browser, linked clicks and search keywords used. cs/learn/privacy.html 

We also use third-party websites such as Twitter to provide some of the content on our website. Often this content will be embedded material hosted on other websites or the services will be provided by external websites. These third parties have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. The PaNOSC Consortium has no control over third-party cookies. 

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, please download the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on, at the link below:

To control how Twitter personalizes content and collects and shares certain data, follow this link: 

Managing Cookies 

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings, but each browser works in a different way. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit 

Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the PaNOSC website.
If you do not want your computer to receive and store cookies, you can change the security settings of your browser. Below are the addresses on the pages of the relative producers of the most popular browsers: 

Links to other Websites 

This website contains links to and from third-party websites. This privacy policy does not cover the links within this website linking to other websites and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit before you submit personal data. The PaNOSC Consortium is not responsible for any cookies that may be set by third-party websites that are linked to and from pages on

Complaints or Queries 

The PaNOSC Consortium tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using data or personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures. 

Any queries, comments or suggestions relating to PaNOSC’s data collection or use of personal information should be sent to 

Please note that this privacy policy was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of PaNOSC’s collection and use of data or personal information and we will be happy to provide any additional information or explanation if needed. 

Changes to our Privacy Policy 

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on 16 May 2019. 

Data Protection: 

The personal information provided by you via the website’s contact form, will be held by the ESRF for the purpose of queries sent through the website’s contact forms. Any personal information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the GDPR. Personal information provided by you will be used to deliver the services you have requested. We will not share your personal data with any other third parties without your consent, except where we use third parties to carry out or develop certain services for us. 


This is the website of PaNOSC. The material contained on the website is provided for general purposes only. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the content and the material contained on the website. 

Although we endeavour to ensure that the content is accurate and up-to-date, users of the website should seek appropriate advice before proceeding on the basis of any of the information. 

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we accept no responsibility for any loss, which may arise from reliance on information contained in this website or other websites, which may be linked to our website from time to time. You agree that we are excluded from all liability of any kind arising from such third party content or information. 

Copyright terms 

The contents of these pages are ©PaNOSC. 

You may print one copy of material on this website for personal non-commercial use only. You may not otherwise download or copy, reproduce, store in any medium (including any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, modify or show in public any part of the PaNOSC website without the prior written consent of the PaNOSC Consortium. Any requests to reproduce materials should be addressed via e-mail to 

Information on personal data processing 

In accordance with art. 13 – EU Regulation n. 2016/679 (in the following, GDPR), we inform you that your data will be processed in the ways and for scopes as follows: 

Object of the data processing 

The data controller processes personal data (i.e. name, surname, company name, email) – in the following, “personal data” or “data” – communicated by you to the data controller to send queries through the contact form published in the website.

Purpose of the data processing 

The purpose of the data processing includes: 

  • Implementation of the activities of the PaNOSC project, which will develop and provide services for scientific data, and will connect these to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC);
  • Obligations preliminary to the formation of an agreement, contractual and fiscal obligations; 
  • Obligations imposed by the law, by a regulation, by EC regulation, by an order or an Authority (such as the Rules on the subject of Anti-money laundering); 
  • Exercise of the rights of the data controller, such as the right of legal defence. 

Legal basis of the data processing 

Data processing is allowed, since at least one of the following conditions has occurred: 

  • The data subject has expressed consent for the data processing of his/her personal data for one or more specific purposes; 
  • The data processing is necessary for the execution of a contract or activity of which the data subject is part, or for the adoption of preliminary measures requested by the data subject; 
  • The data processing is necessary to be compliant with the legal obligations applied to the data controller. 

Method and duration of the data processing 

The processing of your data takes place following the operations as reported in art. 4, n° 2) of the GDPR and, precisely: collection, registration, organization, storage, consultation, elaboration, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, interruption, communication, deletion and destruction of data. Your personal data are processed both on paper and electronically / on automatic systems. 

The data controller will process personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the scopes as mentioned above, and for no more than 10 years after the termination of the relationship. 

Access to data and communication of the data 

Your data may: 

  • Be known to employees and collaborators of the data controller, in their capacities as people in charge of / responsible persons for the data processing and/or system administrators. 
  • Be communicated to third parties (such as, projects partners, professional firms, consultants, insurance firms for the supply of insurance services, etc.), which are in charge of activities outsourced by the data controller, in their capacities as external responsible subjects for the processing. 

Transfer of data 

Personal data are stored on servers located in the European Union. The data controller has anyway the right, whenever necessary, to move its servers outside the European Union. In such a case, the data controller ensures that the processing of data stored outside the EU will take place in compliance to the applicable obligations imposed by the law, under the standard contractual clauses previously agreed upon, as provided by the European Commission. 

Nature of the provision of data and consequences of refusal to respond

The provision of required data is necessary for the correct implementation of the activities carried out by the data controller, and for the effective management and supply of the services connected to it. 

Rights of the interested party 

The interested party has the right to obtain by the data controller, the confirmation that data processing referred to him/her is taking place and, in such a case, s/he has the right to have access to personal data, to correct or cancel them, or limit the processing; s/he has the right to refuse anytime and also in the case of data processing for the scopes of direct marketing and of automated decision making. Furthermore, s/he has the right of portability, of revoking his/her consent anytime, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before the revocation, and of proposing a complaint to a supervisory authority. 

Modalities to exercise the rights 

The data subject can exercise his/her rights anytime, by writing a request to

Data controller 

The controller of the data collected through the PaNOSC website contact form is: 


European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

71, avenue des Martyrs

CS 40220

38043 Grenoble Cedex 9


No other personal data are collected via the PaNOSC website.

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