Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

ThinkNature Platform - Privacy Policy and Disclaimer


Privacy Policy of ThinkNature platform

This privacy policy describes how the Think-Nature platform (Website) uses and protects any information that you provide to us.


This Website collects some Personal Data from its Users.


Owner and Data Controller

Technical University of Crete
School of Environmental Engineering
University Campus
73100, Chania
Greece
Phone: +30 28210 37785  
Fax: +30 28210 37846
Owner contact email: nikolaos.nikolaidis@enveng.tuc.gr; webadmin@platform.think-nature.eu


The Think-Nature platform is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. All personal information we hold will be used in accordance with this privacy statement. This policy may be changed from time to time by updating this page. Members will be notified when we update our privacy policy.


Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Website collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, first name, last name, company name, country, city, picture, short description, email address, stakeholder type, personal interests (regarding NbS topics and issues) Data communicated while using the service and various types of Data.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this Website.
The following Data requested by this Website are mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for this Website to provide its services.

  • Username
  • Display name (first name - last name),
  • email address
  • Stakeholder Type ("Business representatives & market actors", "End Users, Authorities", "Policy makers", "Scientists and experts")
  • Location (Country, City)

All other Data are not mandatory and Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.

The Personal Data that are mandatory are marked with an asterisk (*). Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Website or by the owners of third-party services used by this Website serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this Website and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing
The Owner takes all the necessary security measures to prevent unauthorized access, modification, disclosure, or unauthorized destruction of the Data. For this reason, the platform/website is only accessible via secure encrypted connection.
The Data processing is carried out for the following purposes:

  • Registration and authentication
  • Managing user accounts and sending messages
  • User collaboration and interaction through discussion forums based on their common profile attributes (personal interests on NbS topics)
  • Personalized user experience and content delivery based on the users’ interests
  • Web traffic monitoring and analysis along with general user behavior tracking

In addition to the Owner, the Data (apart from user’s credentials) are displayed to all registered users in the website.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data. In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time.
  • Access their Data. Users have the right to view and edit their personal details at any time by logging into their account and go to their personal profile page.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. As for the published material/content associated with their accounts, user have the option to:
    • allow their content to be visible.
    • unpublish their content.
    • keep their content displayed as from the Anonymous user.
    • delete all of their content.
  • Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance.


Users wishing to delete their account can contact unsubscribe@think-nature.eu and request to be unsubscribed from the platform. This account is followed by a confirmation e-mail.


Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)
Any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.
Sensitive personal data
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) refers to sensitive personal data as “special categories of personal data” (see Article 9). The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual.
Relevant provisions in the GDPR - Articles 2, 4, 9, 10 and Recitals 1, 2, 26, 51 (link)
Usage Data
Information collected automatically through this Website (or third-party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
User
The individual using this Website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
Data Subject
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.
This Website (or this Application)
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
Service
The service provided by this Website as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
Cookies
Small sets of data stored in the User's device.
Legal information
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
This privacy policy relates solely to this Website, if not stated otherwise within this document.