The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. We have updated this policy in line with the principles of the EU General Data Protection Directive that comes into effect on 25th May 2018.

This page describes our privacy policy, including the information that we might collect and how this is processed and stored.

Who are we?
The IM-FUTURE project concerns the development of a joint study program in higher education and vocational education and training. The study concerns an international Master’s Degree for the furniture sector. There are 7 partners (http://www.im-future.eu/partners/) from the UK, Italy, Spain and Poland. The project started in November 2016 and ends in May 2019.

IM-FUTURE has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme. The privacy policy reflects the opinion of the authors (that is, the partners to this project) and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use of the information contained therein.

What information do we collect about you?
We collect information you provide to us:

  • when you complete a form we issue, whether on or off-line (for example, a survey questionnaire)
  • when you attend one of our events / forums
  • when we ask you for feedback to help evaluation and validation of training modules
  • if you take part in any piloting of the training modules

Information might include your nationality, name, company, address, job role, education-level, time in the industry, email address, and company web site.  At no time do we mention an individual person – all personal information is treated in confidence and aggregated.

We may also collect information about you from third parties such as:

  • other stakeholders

How we use information about you?

  • to help collate the results of a survey
  • for further contact by email or telephone
  • to advise you of the progress/completion of the project
  • to invite you to events / forums
  • to gather feedback from you
  • to invite you to participate in a pilot of the project

Who might we share your information with?
Information is shared between the partners but this would not usually include names or other personal information, except in attendance lists at events/forums or if you volunteer to participate in a pilot programme or some other evaluation/validation event.  Erasmus also has full access to the project information gathered, as their staff are tasked with monitoring and evaluating progress and whether the final outcome meets the set criteria.  All information sent to Erasmus is stored in its secure servers and privacy policies are displayed in country sites – for example https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/privacy  /  https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/how-we-use-cookies

What technology platforms do we use?
The project uses google forms to conduct surveys.  Individuals complete these forms only if they so wish and in such an event their details are recorded in a google spreadsheet accessible by the partner administrators.   Administrator access to the site is password protected.    For google safeguards for personal data see: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

As the platform operates globally and is based in the USA, personal data can be transferred outside of the EEA.  Google complies with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland, respectively. For details – see https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview.

Do we use cookies?
We use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of our site. Cookies are small text files which we store on the device you use to access the site. Cookies allow us to monitor your use of the software and simplify your use of the site. For example, a temporary cookie is also used to keep track of your “session”.

Without that temporary cookie (which is not stored after you quit your browser) you would have to log on every time you access a new page.

If you do not wish for cookies to be installed on your device, you can change the settings on your browser or device to reject cookies. For more information about how to reject cookies using your internet browser settings please consult the “Help” section of your internet browser (or alternatively visit http://www.aboutcookies.org).

Please note that, if you do set your Internet browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to access all of the functions of our websites.

The cookie statement may be found here: http://www.im-future.eu/cookie-policy/

What about other third party content and web sites?
The IM-FUTURE web site contains content and links to other websites that are operated by third parties. We don’t control these third party websites (including whether or not they store cookies) and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. Please consult the terms and conditions and Privacy Policy of the relevant third party website to find out how that site collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.

How we look after your information and how long we keep it for?
We use appropriate technological and operational security measures to protect your information against any unauthorised access to or unlawful use. We will retain your information for as long as is necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested from us or for as long as the law otherwise permits.

Your rights to the information we hold about you?
You have the right to see the personal data that we keep about you, by making a request in writing to us and a small fee may be charged. You can contact us by using the details below if you are concerned.
Please advise us if you believe there has been a personal data breach and we will, if founded, report the breach to the relevant data protection authority in the country concerned without undue delay and within 72 hours of discovering the breach.   Please note a reportable breach is one which is likely to result in a risk to people’s rights and freedoms. If this is not a likely consequence, the breach does not need to be reported.

Consent
By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 10/05/2018

Contacting IM-FUTURE
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us – http://www.im-future.eu/contact/

The relevant addresses of the partners may be found http://www.im-future.eu/partners/