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Privacy Policy for Refine nanomed

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Privacy Policy
This privacy policy will explain how Regulatory Science Framework for Nano(bio)material-based Medical Products and Devices (REFINE) uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

What data do we collect?
REFINE collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, Address, Email address, Field of work, Company name etc.)

How do we collect your data?
You directly provide REFINE with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online for any of our events, engagement activities and services
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?
REFINE collects your data so that we can:

  • Perform/Direct the External/Inter-Laboratory Comparison.
  • Email you with details of our services.

How do we store your data?
REFINE securely stores your data at Trinity College Dublin, partner in the REFINE Project, in a dedicated Hard Drive.
REFINE will keep your Name, Address, Filed of work Company Name, Email Address for the duration of the REFINE Project. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data by cancelling from our safety storage location. (Hard Drive)

What are your data protection rights?
REFINE 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 REFINE for copies of your personal data.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that REFINE correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request REFINE to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that REFINE erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that REFINE restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to REFINE’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that REFINE transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email:

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How do we use cookies?
REFINE uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website.

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 timezone, 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.

What types of cookies do we use?
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – REFINE uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Social Media – REFINE uses social media button and/or plugin which allow you to connect with your social network (Twitter; LinkedIn)

How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites
The REFINE website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy
REFINE keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 15/04/2020.

How to contact us
If you have any questions about REFINE’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Data Protection Officer: Dr Adriele Prina-Mello, Trinity College Dublin.