The OACPS Research and Innovation Programme is implemented by the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Secretariat (“the contracting authority”), and funded under indirect management by the European Union.
As the leader of the Technical Assistance Unit (TAU) providing support to the OACPS Secretariat for this Programme, GOPA Com operates the web portal www.oacps-ri.eu (“the website”).
Therefore, the OACPS Secretariat is the data controller of the website, and GOPA Com is the data processor of the website, through a service contract with the contracting authority.
Being based in Europe, the OACPS Secretariat must apply the EU General Data Protection Regulation-GDPR- (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), to protect the personal data of the web portal visitors.
This document aims to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use the website.
If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy.
The OACPS data protection policy is under construction, therefore this document is temporary.
2. Data collected
We collect the following data for the purpose of providing services to you. Your data is not used for any other purposes or shared with third parties. It is removed upon your withdrawal of consent or your request to terminate theses services.
We want to inform you that whenever you visit the website, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Name, email address, content of the comment: this data is collected when you leave a comment and displayed on the Website. If you leave a comment on the Website, your name and email address will also be saved in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will be saved on your computer until you delete them.
IP and browser user agent string: this data is collected when you leave a comment. Retention period: the aforementioned data is retained indefinitely so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Data collected on the basis of legitimate interest
Based on our legitimate interests, we collect the following data for the purpose of running this website. Your data is not used for any other purposes or shared with third parties. It is removed upon your request.
The website uses a minimal build of Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States and allows us to notice trends to improve the user experience on our website. This minimal build processes personal data such as: the unique User ID set by Google Analytics, the date and time, the title of the page being viewed, the URL of the page being viewed, the URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page, the screen resolution, the time in local time zone, the files that were clicked on and downloaded, the links clicked on to an outside domain, the type of device, and the country, region, and city.
You may opt out of this tracking at any time by activating the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser.
3. Embedded content from other websites
Articles on the Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, charts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.
4. Your rights pertaining your data
If you have left comments on the Website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we rectify or erase any personal data we hold about you. Below is a list of your rights pertaining your data:
- The right to withdraw consent
- The right of access
- The right to erasure
- The right to rectification
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- The right to notify data breaches
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
5. Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service;
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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