Disclaimer & privacy policy

This platform is being realised in the framework of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 program. The work leading to the contents has received funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow (STTfT) is coordinated by Dr. Elke Hermans. The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), at Hasselt University (UHasselt) is in charge of the website and platform hosting:

Project Coordinator: Dr. Elke Hermans Transportation Research Institute Wetenschapspark 5/6, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium elke.hermans@uhasselt.be

Website hosting Hasselt University

Transportation Research Institute Wetenschapspark 5/B, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Website: http://www.uhasselt.be/imob

Phone: +32 11 26 91 02

Email: imob@uhasselt.be

Hasselt University is registered for VAT under registration number BE 0208.359.859


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

By accessing or using the project’s website and/or platform (the “Site”), you acknowledge and agree to the disclaimers, terms and conditions (the “Terms”) set forth below. Reference to “we”, “our” and “us”, etc. are references to us, Hasselt University (“UHasselt”) as coordinator of the STTft consortium. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time. You should review the Terms periodically as, by using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If you do not accept the Terms stated here, do not use the Site.


DATA PROTECTION

We take the protection of your personal data serious and we will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that entered into force on 25 May 2018.

Our Data Protection Policy, described here below, shall help you understand how we collect, use and protect the data provided by you.


WEBSITE

When you visit our website, our web server temporarily saves the connection data of your computer; the pages you call up; the date and the duration of your visit; the data of the browser and operating system you use as well as the website you come from. This information is used for statistical purposes. Our website may as a rule be used without providing any personal data. If any personal data (e.g. name, email address) are collected on our pages, this will always occur, where possible, on a voluntary basis.

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by

this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.


COOKIES

By visiting our website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the WordPress framework as described here. Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps in providing you with a smooth browsing experience while also providing us with information on how to improve this website. You can at any time remove these cookies by following these instructions. The functionality of our website may be limited when cookies are disabled.

Google Analytics

Our website and platform use functions of the web analysis „Google Analytics“ of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

Cookies are used to analyze the usage of our website. The gathered information is transmitted to Google Inc. Your IP address will be immediately anonymized after recording. This enables only a rough localization. You can prevent the data generation, transmission and processing by Google Inc. by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following

link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en‐GB.

Follow this link for further information regarding data processing of Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Social Media

Third party cookies are set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allowing visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.


INCORPORATION OF THIRD PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT

It may occur that within our website and platform third party content, including for example YouTube videos, fonts of Google Fonts or maps of Google Maps are incorporated. In order to display this content, it is necessary for the provider to record the IP address of the user. We do not have any influence on whether third party providers store IP addresses, for example for statistical purposes.

Contact form

All personal data provided by you via the registration form are processed for the purpose of processing your request.

The legal basis for processing of your personal data is your consent. You may withdraw your consent at anytime, please contact us by using the contact details indicated below.


EVENTS

Registration for an event

All personal data provided by you for the registration of one of our events will be processed for the purpose of handling your registration and participation to the event. In case of paid events, it might occur that we transmit your personal data to a payment provider for payment processing. Legal basis is your consent given by using the online registration form created to register for the event or by providing us your registration information via other means (business card, email or in other form). You may withdraw your consent at anytime, please contact us by using the contact details indicated below.


Images of participants within events and list of participants

We process images for the purpose of reporting about our events. Images may be passed to media undertakings, social media platforms and similar services.

Furthermore, we might include your name, title and the name of your organization, your position in this organization and your email address in our list of participants. This list will be provided to the other participants of the same event to enhance interaction between the participants and to offer better opportunities for networking.

By participating in an event, you approve these data processings. Legal basis is your consent. You may withdraw your consent at anytime, please contact us by using the contact details indicated below.


NEWSLETTER

Receiving content updates by email is possible. Newsletters will be sent via MailChimp. The Privacy Policy of MailChimp can be found here.

Personal data (name and email address) we receive from you will be processed for the purpose of informing you about our research, activities and events.

Legal basis is your consent given by using the registration form or by providing us your registration information via other means (business card, email or in other form). You may withdraw your consent at anytime, please contact us by using the contact details indicated below.

You may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time by clicking on the corresponding link in the footer of each newsletter.


FURTHER ASPECTS

Storage period

We store your data for the period necessary for the corresponding purposes of the above indicated data processings. Moreover, it might be necessary to regard further legal periods of storage and of limitation.


Your rights

GDPR gives you certain rights with regard to your personal data and your protection. The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals: the right to be informed, the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability, the right to object and specific rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.


CONTACT DETAILS OF THE DATA CONTROLLER

For further questions regarding the use of your personal data within the E+ STTfT project, you can contact:


STTfT project coordinator

Hasselt University

Represented by the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB)

Wetenschapspark 5/6, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium


If you feel that we have incorrectly processed your data, you can contact: info@sttft.eu.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Subject to these Terms, we grant you a non‐exclusive, non‐transferable, limited right to access and use the Site and the materials displayed thereon. However, no right, title, or interest in any such materials will be granted or transferred to you as a result of any permitted use of such materials. All materials incorporated in or accessible through the Site, including, without limitation, text, photographs, images, graphics, illustrations, logos, button icons, audio clips, video clips, podcasts, software and other content, and the compilation, collection, arrangement and assembly thereof (including the look and feel of the Site), are protected by Belgian and international copyright laws, and are owned, controlled or licensed by UHasselt or by the original creators of such materials or their permitted licensors. All such rights are reserved. Such materials may be used only for viewing the Site in the ordinary course. Any other use of such materials, including any copying, reproduction, modification, sale, distribution, extraction, re‐ utilisation, transmission, republication, downloading, displaying, posting, performance, or other exploitation thereof, by any means or medium, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner is strictly prohibited. In addition, where any content on the Site is not owned by UHasselt the use of such content shall be prohibited unless the consent of the owner has been obtained and the use of such material has been notified to us in advance.


DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Content

UHasselt as coordinator of the STTft consortium does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided on this Site, or that it is up‐to‐date and neither UHasselt nor its contributors, make any warranties, representations or undertakings relating to any of the content of the materials on the Site (including, without limitation, as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content).

You expressly understand and agree that (to the fullest extent permitted by law), UHasselt shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, or any other damages whatsoever, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or contracts, income or revenue, goodwill, anticipated savings, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of, or resulting from:

  1. the use or the inability to use the Site;

  2. the use of any content or other material on the Site or any website or websites linked to the Site;

  3. unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;

  4. statements or conduct of any third party on the Site; or

  5. any other matter relating to the Site.


If you are dissatisfied with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is the discontinuation of the use of the Site.

Neither UHasselt , any of our affiliates, nor any of our or their respective licensors, licensees, service providers or suppliers warrant that the Site will be continuously available, or that your use of the Site or any function of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Site and

server will be free from infection, viruses and/or other components that have contaminating or destructive properties.


The Site is provided by UHasselt as coordinator of the STTfT consortium on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permissible by law, UHasselt disclaims all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied. UHasselt does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials incorporated in the Site or any third party website accessed through the Site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material.


Further, please note that no advice or information, obtained by you from our personnel or through this Site shall create any warranty not expressly provided for in these Terms. Where you rely on any information, material or services on the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.


Copyright

In all publications, the STTfT project endeavours to comply with applicable copyrights. If, in spite of this, you identify material on the Site which you believe infringes any of your own intellectual property rights, you should contact us within a reasonable timeframe by writing. Your letter must include the following:

  1. A signature confirming that you are the owner of an exclusive right, or that you are a person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right, that is allegedly being infringed on the Site;

  2. You must identify the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed on the Site;

  3. You must identify the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit UHasselt to locate the material;

  4. You must provide information reasonably sufficient to permit UHasselt to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which you may be contacted;

  5. You must confirm in writing that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

  6. You must confirm in writing that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Where UHasselt receives a valid notice containing the above information, we will take steps to investigate the matter and, where we are satisfied that the allegation is merited, we will remove the offending content. Any removal will be on a “without prejudice” basis and shall not constitute any admission of responsibility on the part of UHasselt or any other party.


All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offering that are possibly protected by third parties are without limitation subject to the provisions of the law on trademarks and related signs and the property rights of the registered owners. The mere fact that they have been mentioned should not be taken to mean that trademarks are not protected by third‐party rights.


GOVERNING LAW

The Site has been designed and these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance

with the laws of Belgium. Any dispute arising out of the access or use of the Site will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Belgian courts.


Legal validity

This disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the Internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document. In technical affairs do not hesitate to contact the webmaster: info@sttft.eu.