Privacy Policy

1. General Information

OPeraTIC is committed to data privacy and we welcome the latest European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. This new legislation gives you greater security, transparency, and control of your personal data online. This privacy policy explains what kind of information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g., via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

The data collected on this website are processed by the OPeraTIC coordinator, Asociation De Investigacion Metalurgica Del Noroeste (AIMEN) (“website operator”, “we”, “us”, “our”), as stated in the legal notice.

The personal data you enter in the ‘Sign-up to our newsletter’  form (your email address) will be shared with further OPeraTIC Project Partners, if your information needs to be processed by them. You may revoke your consent to this at any time by contacting us via email at The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

How do we collect your data? 

Some data are collected when you provide them to us by entering them in the ‘Sign-up for our newsletter’ form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website.

When you are visiting our website, it collects personal data to power our site analytics including: 

  • Information about your browser, network and device
  • Web pages you visited prior to coming to this website
  • Your IP address

This information may also include details about your use of this website:

  • Clicks
  • Internal links
  • Pages visited
  • Scrolling
  • Searches
  • Timestamps

We share this information with Matamo, our GDPR compliant website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity. [matomo_opt_out]

Data are collected using cookies. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is anonymous, which means we will not be able to identify you from this data. By using or accessing our server, users agree to this. Users not in agreement are entitled to stop using this website. Furthermore, you can withdraw your consent to our use of analytics and performance cookies by clicking the ‘Decline’ button on the cookie banner.   

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of content, such as the data you enter in our ‘Sign-up to our newsletter’ form. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://“ to “https://“ and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

What do we use your personal data for?

Part of the data are collected to ensure proper functioning of the website and enhance the user experience. Data entered in the ‘Sign-up to our newsletter’ are used to register you for our newsletter service. 

What rights do you have regarding your personal data?

At any time, you have the right to be provided with information free of charge about any of your personal data that are stored as well as their origin, the recipient and the purpose for which they have been processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted, as stated in Articles 17 to 24 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. You may also revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time with future effect. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. You can contact us at any time at if you have such requests or further questions about privacy and data protection. If you would like to view the personal data we process, they will be delivered to you in a standard, machine-readable format to the extent technically feasible.

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the respective regulatory authorities. The regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the Spanish state. Further information about the Spanish Data Protection Agency can be found here.

How long can personal data be kept? 

Personal data will be kept only for the time needed to achieve the purpose to which they are processed and a period not exceeding 4 years unless:

  • You exercise your right to delete your data
  • A longer retention period is permitted or imposed by virtue of a legal or regulatory obligation

All data related to the project will be stored for the duration of the project and its review. In the event of a formal appeal, all data held at the time of the appeal will be retained until the completion of the appeal process.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in this website (e.g., project partners’ contact information, legal notice, privacy policy) for the purpose of sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

2. Data Collection on our Website 


This website uses cookies and similar technologies, which are small files or pieces of text that download to a device when a visitor accesses a website. The cookie banner used on this site enables you to accept or reject the use of cookies.

  • The functional and required cookies are used, when allowed, to allow WordPress, our hosting platform, to securely serve this website to you.
  • The analytics and performance cookies are used on this site only when you acknowledge our cookie banner. We use analytics cookies to view site traffic, activity, and other data.

Upon acceptance of the cookies, your data will be stored for 3 months. Rejection of cookies will store the data for 1 hour. If you choose to scroll or click on any area of the website, this is deemed to be an acceptance of the cookies.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies, so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art.6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure optimized service provided free of technical errors. 

Server log files

The website provider collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us via the Activity Log. The Activity Log in Analytics is a searchable list of every time a visitor accessed a URL (a page or post) on your site in the past seven days. Each page visit is its own entry with detailed information, such as: 

  • Date
  • Time
  • IP Address
  • Referrer URL
  • Browser version
  • Operating system used

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract for measures preliminary to a contract.


If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require that you provide your email address via the ‘Sign-up to our newsletter’ form on the website. No additional data are collected.We only use your e-mail address to register you for our newsletter via the tool Sendinblue, an online marketing platform with headquarters in 55 Rue d’Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France. You can revoke consent to the storage and use of your personal data at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. 

3. Plugins and Tools


The newsletter sign-up form embedded in this website connects to the SendInBlue newletter plugin. This plugin enables the website to display the newsletter form, which collects email address data and submits this into the newsletter subscribers list, held by the OPeraTIC consortium partners. Only Steinbeis 2i GmbH and the Asociation De Investigacion Metalurgica Del Noroeste, as partners within the OPeraTIC consortium, have access to this data.


The CookieYes plugin enables this website to provide a GDPR aligned cookie acceptance, decline, and cusomisation capacity. This plugin is created by CookieYes. No user data from this plugin are shared.

Independant Analytics

This website uses the web analytics tool Independant Analytics, a GDPR compliant tool for WordPress. Web analytics tools collect and analyse data concerning the behaviour of website visitors, such as which sub-pages of the website were accessed and how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used to optimise a website and make it more user-friendly. Analytics for our website can be accessed by Steinbeis 2i GmbH as well as Asociation De Investigacion Metalurgica Del Noroeste.