How we handle the information you submit through the contact form and what i do with cookies.
To improve our marketing efforts, we at Terminal Network Foundation sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. However this site will work perfectly without them. We do however use anonymised analytics of the site-usage regardless of cookies (see bellow if you want to opt out of this too) This usage-data contain no identifiable information.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
- First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
- Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.
The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences for a certain period of time.
That way, you do not have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.
Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites. However, if you do not dismiss the cookie-banner, no cookies will be placed in your browser but we will still be able to see your anonymized actions on this website.
The websites managed by the Terminal Network Foundation mostly use first-party cookies. These are cookies set and controlled by the Terminal Network Foundation, not by any external organisation.
However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.
The 2 types of first-party cookie we use are to:
- store visitor preferences
- gather analytics data (about user behaviour).
1. Visitor preferences
This one is set by us. It is only placed if you dismiss the cookie-banner by either chosing to help or declining to help. They remember:
- if you have already replied to our survey pop-up (about how helpful the site content was) – so you will not be asked again.
Visitor preferences cookies are:
Services: Cookie consent kit
Purpose: Stores your cookie preferences (so you will not be asked again) This cookie is only placed if you accept or decline to help improve our marketing via the cookie-banner buttons.
Cookie type and duration: First-party session cookie deleted after 31 days
2. Analytics cookies
We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.
The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (they data gathered does not identify you personally).
Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose. The anonymised statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with the Terminal Network Foundation.
However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies –simply let the cookie banner you see in the foot of all pages be displayed
Analytics cookies are:
Services: Corporate web analytics service, (Matomo open source software)
Purpose: Recognises website visitors (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user)
Cookie type and duration: First-party persistent cookie, 13 months
Services: Corporate web analytics service, (Matomo open source software)
Purpose: Identifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit. (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user)
Cookie type and duration: First-party persistent cookie, 30 minutes
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.
Third-party providers that may found on this website
- Internet Archive
- Google Maps
- European Parliament
How can you manage cookies?
You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org
Removing cookies from your device
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
Managing site-specific cookies
For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.
You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).
Opting out of all of log-analytics
(if you can't see a dialogue box here, you are already opted out by your browser and/or any of it's add-ons)
Personal data protection
Terminal Network Foundation is committed to user privacy.
The policy on protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by Terminal Network Foundationis based on Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by Terminal Network Foundation and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC.
In this respect:
- within each website/e-service, a Data Protection Officer ensures that the provisions of the regulation are applied and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations
The Terminal Network Foundation's family of websites, within the Terminal Network Foundation domains, provides links to third party sites. In order to use third party content on our websites, you may need to accept their specific terms and conditions, including their cookie policies, over which we have no control.
An e-service on Terminal Network Foundation is a service or resource made available on the Internet in order to improve the communication between people, customers, employees and businesses on the one hand and the Terminal Network Foundation on the other hand.
3 types of e-services are, or will be, offered by Terminal Network Foundation :
- information services that provide people, media, businesses, administrations and others with access to information
- interactive communication services that allow better contact with people, businesses, civil society, customers and public bodies, in order to facilitate consultations and feedback
- services that allow access to all basic forms of transactions with Terminal Network Foundation, such as recruitment, event enrolment, and acquisition of documents
Information contained in a specific privacy statement
- what information is collected, for what purpose and the technical means by which Terminal Network Foundation collects personal information in order to fulfill a specific purpose
- to whom your information is disclosed
- how you can access your information, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it
- how long your data is kept
- what security measures are taken to safeguard your information against possible misuse or unauthorised access
- whom to contact if you have queries or complaints
Terminal Network Foundation Analytics
Terminal Network Foundation is the corporation that measures the effectiveness and efficiency of the Terminal Network Foundation sites managed by the Terminal Network Foundation.
You are free to refuse the use of this service – either by letting the cookie banner that appears at the bottom of all pages you visit be, and using the settings provided above on this page.
Terminal Network Foundation manages its own web pages This is the page where you can manage your options.
Contacting Terminal Network Foundation
Many web pages on Terminal Network Foundation have a contact button, which either sends an email on your behalf of activates your e-mail software and invites you to send your comments to a specific mailbox.
When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to another service. You will be informed, via e-mail, about which service your question has been forwarded to.
If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.
Collected personal data is stored and encrypted on a computer of the external subcontractor acting as processor, who must guarantee the data protection and confidentiality required by Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.
Verifying, modifying or deleting information
If you want to verify, modify or delete your personal data stored by the responsible controllers for the Terminal Network Foundation website and its sub-sites, you can email the data controller for the Terminal Network Foundation website at the address below. In your email, clearly state your request and include the URL of the website/webpages your request refers to.