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Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users.

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) takes great care to protect personally identifiable information of all data subjects with whom ECMWF interacts. Throughout 2018 and 2019, ECMWF has been implementing all elements of ECMWF’s Policy on Personally Identifiable Information Protection (PIIP) that aims to ensure an adequate level of protection relative to the European Union’s standards reflected in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While these standards do not directly apply to ECMWF, an inter-governmental organisation, ECMWF has chosen to provide, as controller or processor, similar and appropriate safeguards through its PIIP. The PIIP is available to download here. By accessing the CoCO2 Project website, some of your personal data will be collected and processed by ECMWF.

1. Data Controller

This site is operated by ECMWF on behalf of the CoCO2 consortium

2. Categories of Data Processed

When accessing the CoCO2 website, your Internet Protocol (IP) address will be recorded.
When signing up to our mailing list, the only personal data collected and further processed is your name email address.
When contacting us through the website’s contact form, the only personal data collected and further processed is your name and email address.

3. Purpose(s) of the Processing

When you access the CoCO2 website, we may use the personal data collected to perform an analysis of the use of the services and to derive use statistics of all items and services available on the CoCO2 website in order to improve service performance as well as user relations and experience.
When you sign up to our mailing list, we collect and process your personal data to provide you with information updates about our services and events.
When you contact us through the website’s contact form, we collect and process your personal data to respond to any queries you have raised.

4. Recipients of the Data Processed

For the purpose detailed above, access to your personal data is given to ECMWF and members of the CoCO2 Consortium.

Where it is necessary in the operation of our services, we may share (or enable access to) your personal data with trusted partners, including service providers or other partners who help us deliver our products and services, perform statistical analysis, manage email services, provide user support.

We will only transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area or to another international organisation if we determined that adequate safeguards are in place to protect such personal data.

5. Security of your personal data

ECMWF secures your personal data from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Our computer servers and software applications operate in a controlled, secure environment and we adopt internationally recognised security best practice standards and techniques to manage the security of your personal information throughout its lifetime, from creation to destruction. We have implemented robust processes to deal with any suspected security incidents that may include notifying you of any breaches of your personal data.

6. Right of Access, Rectification, Erasure and Objection

You may ask ECMWF to access a copy of your personal data, as well as to rectify and erase any such data. You have right to object to ECMWF processing your personal data. Any such as well as further requests you should address in writing to the ECMWF PII Protection Officer at the following addresses: pii-protection-officer@ecmwf.int or ECMWF, PII Protection Officer, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom.

7. Data Retention

The information collected and processed when accessing our web will be retained for 5 years.

The information you provide when signing up to our mailing list or contacting us through the website’s contact form will be retained for the duration of the CoCO2 project.

Please note that ECMWF will not be in control of personal data which it legally passed on to other data controllers.

8. Concerns and Complaints

ECMWF does not accept any liability with a view to obligations under applicable personally identifiable information legislation for any third party website which are linked to through the CoCO2 website. Please refer to the privacy policy governing each of these websites.

If you have a concern or complaint about the way that your personal data has been or is being processed, please direct it to the ECMWF PII Protection Officer, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom (pii‐protection‐officer@ecmwf.int).

9. Changes to this Data Protection and Privacy Statement

ECMWF will occasionally update this Data Protection and Privacy Statement to reflect organisational changes and user feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Data Protection and Privacy Statement to stay informed on how we use and protect your personal information.

5 January 2021