Gated INTERfaces for FAST Information Processing

H2020 FET- OPEN project


Privacy Policy

INTERFAST Project's partners are aware of the need to protect the personal data collected during the project, to guarantee the ethics in publishing results and in general to protect the rights of individuals. The policy on protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data is based on the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of personal data. This policy covers the INTERFAST website and sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed in this policy.

Privacy disclosure

This page describes the management procedures of INTERFAST project website in relation to the processing of personal data of its users. The privacy policy is provided pursuant to the European Regulations for the protection of personal data (GDPR) and of the national legislation for the protection of personal data to those that interact with the services of CNR-ISMN, that is accessible electronically and related to the domain:

The management of data and their safety is guaranteed with the utmost care, in accordance with the requirements of that legislation privacy. The information is not intended to be valid for other web sites accessible through links provided on the websites of the domain.

Your personal data

We collect personal data both directly and indirectly from individuals.

Directly. We obtain personal data directly from individuals in a variety of ways, when:

  • you subscribe to our newsletter/s
  • register to attend meetings and events we host and during your attendance at such events
  • visit the offices of our partners
  • when we are establishing a research relationship
  • when we are performing professional services pursuant to our contract with the European Commission
  • you participate in our research activities that we perform either independently or in collaboration with you.
Indirectly. We obtain personal data indirectly about individuals from sources, including:
  • our research partners
  • our networks and contacts
  • public and open data sources such as public registers, news articles and Internet searches
  • social and professional networking sites (e.g., LinkedIn).
Following consultation of this website, data may be processed on persons identified or identifiable. The data processing controller is CNR-ISMN. This website is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Contact us at if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you. By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.


Personal Data: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing: any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject: a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.

Data Protection Principles

Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our Processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before Processing Personal Data. We will provide you information regarding Processing upon request. Processing is limited to the purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered. Processing is done with minimal data. We only gather and Process the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose. Processing is limited to a time period. We will not store your personal data for longer than needed. We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of data. We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data

Data Subject's rights

  1. Right to information - meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  2. Right to access - meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  3. Right to rectification - meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. Right to erasure - meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
  5. Right to restrict processing - meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
  6. Right to object to processing - meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
  7. Right to object to automated Processing - meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
  8. Right to data portability - you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
  9. Right to lodge a complaint - in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
  10. Right for the help of supervisory authority - meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
  11. Right to withdraw consent - you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.

Information automatically collected about you

This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools (for example, your IP address). When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged. We do not use any of the collected personal information for the purposes of marketing.

Sharing of data

The INTERFAST consortium will generally not share personal information with anyone except the European Commission, if it so requests. All partners will treat information received from other partners as confidential and will not disclose it to third parties, unless it is obvious that the information is already publicly available or there is a legal obligation to do so. The partners will impose the same obligations on their employees and suppliers.

We may occasionally share personal data with trusted third parties to help us to deliver efficient and quality services. When we do so, we ensure that recipients are contractually bound to safeguard the data we entrust to them before we actually share the data.

Cookies and other technologies

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary cookies - these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don't collect any personal information.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings.

Data Controller, Data Processor, Data Protection Officer

The data controller is Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche is in the person of its legal representative pro tempore, the President.
CNR is based in Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – Roma.
DPO: dott. RAFFAELE CONTE, CNR , Roma email:
Data Processor: Michele Muccini, Director of the SMN, CNR, Via Salaria km 29,300 00015 Monterotondo ROMA (Italia)

For any communication, request and other data subjects, please contact the person in charge of processing personal data at the e-mail address

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change to this Privacy Policy and to communicate the changes to our users. If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances if any, we will share it with other parties.