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Privacy & cookies policy


HOLISTIC maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the BD4NRG project and BD4NRG Consortium's initiatives, with the goal of keeping this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

BD4NRG respects its visitors' privacy and collects only the absolutely necessary information in order to provide its services to its visitors. BD4NRG provides two services to its users, namely its website and its electronic communications (newsletters and press releases). 

HOLISTIC remains the responsible data controller and has access to any visitor personal data. However, HOLISTIC is not responsible for third parties Privacy Policy, hence, you may consult this link to find the list of the BD4NRG Consortium’s Partners and consult for their Privacy Policy on their website.

Privacy Policy for BD4NRG website

At BD4NRG, accessible at, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by BD4NRG and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you, such as your name, email address, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide. When you register in the Contact Form or to BD4NRG Newsletter subscription, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name and email address.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyse how you use our website
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Where BD4NRG discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, BD4NRG may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Electronic Communications

In order to inform interested parties of its progress, BD4NRG distributes several electronic communication materials in the form of periodic newsletters and ad hoc press releases. For this purpose, BD4NRG collects, stores and processes the e-mail addresses of interested parties (the subscribers) and uses this personal data for the dissemination of its electronic communications. By filling out and submitting the newsletter subscription form, the subscriber freely consents to the processing of his/her e-mail address in order to receive BD4NRG electronic communications. The subscribers' e-mail addresses are kept in BD4NRG database, are processed by HOLISTIC which is responsible for the development and maintenance of BD4NRG website and are solely processed for the purposes of electronic communications. There are no other types of personal data processed apart from the e-mail addresses of the subscribers.  In case a subscriber does not wish to receive BD4NRG communication material anymore, he / she can opt-out of receiving them just by clicking the respective link at the bottom of the Newsletters / Press releases.  Also, BD4NRG does not sell or provide its subscribers' e-mail addresses to third parties.

Securing your data.

BD4NRG will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. BD4NRG will store all the personal information you provide.

How many time we storage your data

The BD4NRG website will run for at least 2 years after the end of the project which is in December 2023 and consequently, we are going to have any data stored only for this period. Thereafter, HOLISTIC will delete any personal information you provide.  

GDPR Privacy Policy and Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we will reply within one month. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at or the Consortium’s DPO at

If you have any complaints regarding how we process your personal data, you may always contact us or the BD4NRG Project via the e-mail address mentioned upon. If you remain unsatisfied with our response, you are free to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority according to the state legislation of the processor of your personal data.

Log Files

BD4NRG follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log users when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of the hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring /exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any personally identifiable information. The purpose of the processing of this information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

IP Anonymisation

In order to avoid collection of personally identifying information, BD4NRG uses IP anonymisation by removing the last octet of the IP address prior to its storage.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, BD4NRG uses ‘cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.  More specifically, BD4NRG uses Google Analytics and reCAPTCHA cookies. The latter are used in the newsletter subscription tool of the website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files which contain a small amount of information and are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or device. You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on

How do you block cookies?

Most browsers allow you to refuse cookies. You may block our cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.

Google Analytics

In order to understand how visitors perceive a specific webpage or file (i.e. a document, picture, an interactive infographic, etc.) and analyse the effectiveness of the website, BD4NRG uses the Google Analytics service from Google Corporation Inc which collects the necessary data.

Opt-out from Google Analytics

By default, the browsing experience of website visitors is tracked by Google Analytics in order to produce anonymised statistics. However, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on in order to provide users the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics. BD4NRG respects its visitors' choices and whenever our server receives a "Do Not Track" request, the GA tracker is disabled. You can find the add-on here:

Privacy Policies

Any personal information, collected by the website, is not communicated to any other entity. However, even if any personal data is communicated to the BD4NRG Partners, you may consult this link to find the Privacy Policy for each of the BD4NRG Partners of the project. Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on BD4NRG, which are sent directly to users' browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit. Please note that BD4NRG has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party.

Third Part Privacy Policies

BD4NRG’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.  You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. BD4NRG does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in BD4NRG. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Updating this statement

BD4NRG may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.