Who we are
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data.
The PEARL consortium/partnership consists of the lead partner AGIS, NOTE et INNOVE (ANI – International) and the partners KENTRO MERIMNAS OIKOGENEIAS KAI PAIDIOU (KMOP), ELLINIKO FOROUM PROSFIGON (Greek Forum of Refugees), TAMAT TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (TAMAT), UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, Compass – Beratung, Begleitung und Training Gemeinnützige GmbH and FONDATSIYA RABOTILNITSA ZA GRAZHDANSKI INITSIATIVI (WCIF)
Pearl project is an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Commission. It duration is 24 months, however the project can be longer if the European Commission accept an extension.
The PEARL project objectives are: develop and apply novel educational resources and approaches for enhancing the participation of young migrants and refugees in democratic processes (SO1). Equip young migrants with the skills to use novel digital democracy tools to spearhead their democratic participation (SO2). Enhance their relevant soft skills to assist them in participating in structured and formal events and procedures (SO3) Increase the capacity of youth workers, CSOs and other actors in promoting migrant youth participation in decision making processes and democratic life (SO4) Engage and empower young migrants and refugees by providing them with a youth led participatory space to shape and spread their positions on key policies and on their future (SO5).
To achieve these scopes the PEARL project will produce the following results: The online training course on political participation of migrant and refugee youth; A Toolbox for youth workers, NGO practitioners and public authorities’ staff working with youth; and digital participatory space and online magazine enticing the participation and transnational collaboration of migrant and refugee youth.
Our website address is: http://pearlproject.eu.
Our Privacy Commitment
“Personal Data” is defined by GDPR as any information relating to an identifiable natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Sensitive Personal Data” refers to personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation (referred to as “Special Categories of Data” in the EU General Data Protection Regulation).
What Data We Collect And Process
As part of the projects, studies, and other engagements which are part of PEARL partnership’s normal activity, we will process information you share with us. This may include:
- Directly identifying data, like your full name, home address or personal email address that by itself, or in combination with other readily available data, could identify you, or another member of your household
- Demographic data such as age, gender, marital status, occupation and income range
- Your behaviors and preferences to help us better understand behavior, use, and trends “Behavior data” refers to when, why or how you take some action or behave in a certain way and “Preference data” refers to the specific choices you make
- Any content or material you choose to submit, upload or share with PEARL partnership, including without limitation, photos, videos and images
- Certain profile information stored in your social media platform account, should you agree to participate in research projects through a third party service such as Facebook or Twitter
- Voluntarily provided or disclosed Sensitive Information. “Sensitive Personal Data” means personal identifying information that discloses or reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation
- Your voice / physical appearance in cases we will be audio/video taping your participation in a focus group discussion, in-person interview or something of a similar nature.
How We Use Data
We use the data we collect for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations as to the execution of a particular project, research study or other engagement. We assure you that we adhere to these principles:
- We use tools and methods to make sure that there is no reasonable possibility of identifying you from the reports, apps and any other deliverables that we create. For example, we combine the responses we collect from you with the responses of many others to produce aggregated results from which you cannot be uniquely identified.
- We may use data about you for quality assurance and research and development purposes such as data analysis, audits, and developing new products and services.
- We may use your data to contact you by the means you provide us for this purpose. When we contact you – by phone (including mobile phone), email, SMS, or postal mail depending on what data you provide to us – we usually do so to respond to your inquiries, validate or clarify your response or send you information regarding your participation.
- We may de-identify (anonymize) data about you and use it for historical, academic or longitudinal research. We ensure in such cases that there is no reasonable possibility of re-identifying you from the data used.
- We may use your data as evidence for the Pearl project implementation, activities, and results. We can share this information to the European Commission and/or France National Agency.
When visitors leave comments, quiz, opinion productions or any volunteer data on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, quiz form and opinion productions forms and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We receive and store certain types of information automatically when you use our websites, applications and digital services:
- Web forms, such as when you type information into a registration form or type a search query into a search box.
- Quiz forms, such as when you type information into a course form.
- Forum forms, such as when you type information, comments or opinion production into a forum or participatory space.
- Technologies like cookies and web beacons may be used on some of our website pages. We use these technologies to manage our projects more efficiently, enhance your experience as a participant, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, for security purposes as well as for site administration purposes. Please be aware that you can adjust the settings in your computer’s browser to reject cookies, or delete individual or all cookies on your computer by following the browser help file directions.
- Web logging, which enables us to collect the standard information your browser sends to every web site you visit – such as your IP address, browser type and language, and the site you came from – as well as the pages you visit and the links you click while using our sites and digital services.
If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
Any data that the visitors and users leave on our website can be used to achieve the project objectives and results and shared with the European Commission and/or France National Agency., all on the maximum respect of the privacy and legality.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, quiz, or opinion productions, the comment quiz, opinion productions or any volunteer data and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
All the information you leave using the website will be available to the pearl project consortium during all the duration of the project, as well as, until five years after the end of the project.
Accessing Your Personal Information And Your Rights
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, quiz, any opinion production, or any volunteer data you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Participation in our projects/studies is always voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. If you withdraw from a project, we may continue processing the data we collected during the time you were a participant. By contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org you may choose to exercise any of your privacy rights listed here:
o The right to obtain information about your personal data without undue delay, including the purpose of the processing, what kinds of personal data are being processed and who are the recipients of such data
o The right to request access to your personal data (including confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are or are not being processed)
o The right to request data rectification/correction, erasure or restriction of processing if you establish or believe that the collected data is inaccurate
o The right to request that certain data about you be erased
o The right to propose other restrictions on the processing of data about you, and
o The right of data portability (“take back”) for data you have provided
Furthermore, if you believe that Pearl partnership has not complied with the Privacy laws or the terms of this Policy, you have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (for details chick ARTICLE29 – National Data Protection Authorities (europa.eu)).
About Minors (Children)
For our projects and research studies, we never knowingly collect data directly from minor children (under age 18). If a specific project is about children, they may participate only after we obtain the explicit consent of a parent or guardian. Once data collection about them has been authorized by a parent or guardian, all of the provisions of this notice apply to data about children of any age (up to the age of 18).
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The visitor public comments, opinion production, or any volunteer data will be available for other visitors, the project consortium and website administrators.
If it will be necessary, your data will be sent to the European Commission and/or France National Agency.
Sharing Personal Information Outside The European Union
To conduct its business, Pearl partnership may transfer Personal Data to third-party suppliers or partners that operate in other countries outside the EU. Some of these countries have a different data protection regime, which may provide a lower level of protection than is found in Italian or the EU. To ensure that a similar level of data protection is implemented in countries outside the EU, TAMAT partners and service providers have entered into contractual agreements that include EU Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses for such data transfers.
Data Security And Retention
We will retain your data for as long as needed for the purposes described in this Notice and in accordance with applicable law. When you are no longer an active respondent, we will continue to use data about your demographic characteristics, as well as behavior and preference data for historical and statistical research, but we keep this data separate from data that could be used to identify you, and strictly limit access to your identifying data. All data will be permanently de-identified when we no longer need to identify you for audit, legal, fraud prevention or related purposes.
This Notice replaces any other statement, whether written or oral, made to you about our practices with respect to TAMAT’s collection and use of personal data about you.