Data collected through the BlueBRIDGE submission process is subject to the Registration Process and Data Collection regulations, the European Directive 95/46 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.

What personal information is collected, for what purpose and through what technical means?

The data collected is for the sole purpose of profiling the applicants to the BlueBRIDGE competitive call. Personal data collected include: Name, Surname, organisation, postal address, country, email, telephone.

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

No personal data is transmitted to third parties. Data is only accessible to members of the BlueBRIDGE Consortium. Statistical information, such as country provenance and organisation type, is provided to the European Commission, for the sole purpose of reporting on BlueBRIDGE activities.

How long is data retained?

Personal data is retained for as long as the website is available and operational.

Cookies and other similar technologies

Like many websites, we use “cookie” technology, and other similar technologies such as Web beacons, to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services.

Cookies may be stored on your device and be transmitted again to you when you use the services a second time. By means of cookies, the websites record user actions and preferences (such as, for example, the language chosen, the character dimensions, other settings concerning the layout of the Site, etc.) so as to avoid that the user has to enter them when returning to the Site at a later date or when the user surfs a different page of the same Site. Cookies are therefore used to monitor browsing sessions, store information relating to the users who access the Site and may contain a unique identification code that makes it possible to track the user’s navigation within the Site for statistical and advertising purposes.

Users may download cookies on their devices owned by sites and web servers different from the Site that they are actually visiting (“third-party cookies”). Some cookies are necessary for the technical functioning of the Site; if you do not accept the latter cookies, some functionalities and features of the Site may not be accessible.

Different types of cookies exist, depending on their features and functions, and they may be stored on the users’ devices for different timeframes: session cookies are cancelled at the end of each browsing session; persistent cookies may last up to a certain date that has been pre-set by their owner.

On the basis of the law applicable to cookies, user consent to the latter is not always mandatory. The user’s consent is not necessary for “technical cookies”, such as cookies used exclusively with a view of carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service. The latter cookies are indispensable for the proper functioning of the Site and to execute activities specifically requested by the users.

Amongst the technical cookies, that do not require an explicit prior consent by the users to be deployed, see the following:

"cookie analytics” insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website,

“browsing” or “session cookies” (to log-in to the website),

“functional cookies”, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service.

For Profiling cookies, namely those aimed at creating user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation, the user’s prior consent is necessary.

Types of cookies used by the Site and the possibility to de-activate them

The Site uses a session cookie ("jsessionid") identifying anonymous sessions. Session state is entirely stored on the server and is removed when the session expires, which will be triggered by closing the respective browser window or tab.

This cookie is a technical cookie, which is strictly necessary for the Site’s functioning and for providing the users with a service that has been explicitly requested by them – therefore the use of this cookie does not require an explicit prior consent by the users to be deployed.

Although cookies may be disabled, please be aware that if you disable a technical cookie the website might not work properly and some services or some of the Site’s functionalities may not be available or work properly; you could be required to modify or manually fill in some information or preferences each time you visit the Site.

The website does not use any profiling cookies, analytics cookies or third-party cookies.

How to display and modify cookie settings via your browser

The users may select the cookies they want to enable, disable, or cancel cookies (wholly or partially) by means of the tools offered by the browser used: however, please note that if you disable a technical/functional cookie, the website might not work properly and some services or some of the site’s functionalities may not be available or work smoothly, and you could be required to modify or manually fill in some information or preferences each time you visit the site.

To know more about how to set your cookie preferences via your browser, read the guidance provided at the following links (BlueBRIDGE does not control these third party browser sites or their instructions on enabling and disabling cookies; these pages may be updated, modified or removed by the third party browser companies at their own discretion):

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To object to the use of cookies or any other technologies similar to cookies, please send an email to

Third Parties

BlueBRIDGE uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our websites, to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-parties may collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, such as cookies, your IP address, or device ID, in the way described in the previous paragraph.

Changes To This Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will be located at We may make changes to this policy at our sole discretion. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Exercise of users’ data protection rights

You may contact BlueBRIDGE via email at, in order to assert your rights namely: the confirmation of the existence of data concerning yourself and their origin and processing and the purposes thereof; the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or the blocking of data processed in violation of the law; the updating, rectification or integration of data; certification that the operations have been brought to the attention of those to whom the data were communicated or disseminated.


If you have any questions about this policy or your privacy on the Services, please contact us at

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