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This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing, the way we collect, handle and ensure protection of all personal data provided, how that information is used and what rights you may exercise in relation to your data (the right to access, rectify, block etc.).

In the INVERT Project, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the website of the INVERT Project (101101914 — INVERT — ISF-2022-TF1-AG-THB) and governs data collection and usage. This website falls under the responsibility of Victim Support Europe – INVERT Project partner – and is concerning an awareness-raising campaign conducted under the project. For more information on the INVERT Project, please visit

By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

I – Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

Types of cookies

  1. ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website
  2. ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
  3. ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
  4. ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

By using this website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer/device for the stated purposes.

II – Use of personal data

What type of data is processed?

We collect and process only your data which is strictly necessary for the performance of the website.

Furthermore, there is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected. This information can include: browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the INVERT project to provide aggregate statistics regarding the use of this Web Site, generated through the use of Google Analytics (for more information on Google Analytics, please see below).

The INVERT project encourages you to review the privacy statements of the Web Sites you choose to link to from this Web Site so that you can understand how these Web Sites collect, use and share your information.

The INVERT project is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web Sites outside of the domain.

How and why will we use your personal data?

The personal data collected will only be used:

  • To improve and tailor your website experience;
  • To aggregate statistics, in an anonymised way, regarding the use of the Web Site.

We will only collect personal information from you when we need this information and we will not process your personal information other than for the purposes for which you shared it with us.

We do not perform any profiling activities, including automated-decision making, where your personal data is processed by automated means.

Our Mailing List

To add users to our mailing list, we ask them to voluntarily provide us with their email address, essential information to allow communication. We never add anyone to our mailing list without their consent. We do not sell, rent, or exchange our mailing list with third parties or anyone else. All information about subscribers who choose to unsubscribe from our mailing list is permanently deleted.

To store our mailing list and send our bimonthly newsletter campaigns, we use MailChimp. MailChimp collects subscribers’ data and provides us with information about email openings and link clicks. We do not have access to users’ personal data beyond the data provided at the moment of subscription (name and email address). We review this information periodically to improve and target the content of our emails and assess user engagement. We do not share, rent, or sell this information with third parties or anyone else. To learn how MailChimp treats subscribers’ data, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

Users can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.

Contact Form

There is only one contact form on the website. This contact form does not collect any information from the sender, and INVERT will receive the email with the standard data filled in the form:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Country
  • Email
  • Message

What is the legal basis for such processing?

We rely on the following as a legal basis for processing your information:

  • Consent: We may rely on the consent that you provide us at the point of data collection or disclosure to us to process such data for the purposes outlined herein. Art. 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
  • Legitimate interests: We may rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal data, provided that our interests are not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms. In particular, we may process your personal data in reliance on a legitimate interest in the effective delivery of information and services to you. We may have other legitimate interests and, if so, we will make clear what those interests are at the relevant point in time. Article 6(1)(f) serves as the legal basis for processing personal data for the purpose of the legitimate interest pursued by the INVERT project or by a third party.
  • Compliance with legal obligations: We may process your personal data if necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation arising under an applicable law to which we are subject. The legal basis for the processing in this case is Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR.

Who and where is your personal data transferred to?

We do not envisage the transfer of personal data when using this Web Site, as all the personal data that is collected is to either improve your experience and/or to aggregate statistics.

For how long will we store your personal data?

We will ensure that the period for which we store your personal data is limited to a strict minimum. We will retain your personal data only for those periods necessary to fulfil the various purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law and to comply with the rules concerning checks and audits of projects co-funded by the European Union.

Links to third-party websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your Rights

  1. Access – You may contact us at any time in order to request access to the personal information we hold about you. We will confirm whether we are processing your personal data, and provide details of the categories of personal data concerned and the reasons for our processing. We can also provide you with a copy of your personal information on request.
  2. Rectification – If the information we hold appears to be inaccurate we will not use it, and not allow others to use it, until it is verified. You can ask us to correct or complete your personal data by contacting us at any time. To the extent possible, we will inform anyone who has received your personal data of any corrections we make to it.
  3. Restriction – In certain circumstances, it may be possible to require us to limit the way in which we process your personal information (i.e., require us to continue to store your personal data, but not otherwise process it without your consent). Such circumstances include:
    • where you think the data we hold about you is inaccurate, processing can be restricted while it is being rectified;
    • where you object to our processing, (which is being carried out on the grounds that it is necessary for our legitimate interests) processing can be restricted while we determine whether such grounds override your interests;
    • where processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure and request restriction of your data instead; and
    • where we no longer need the personal data but you require the data in order to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, our processing can be restricted.
  4. Removal of your data – You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed. We will try to do so promptly, and, to the extent possible, we will inform anyone who has received your personal information of your request. However, we must keep track of certain transaction information, such as past event registrations and similar information, for legal compliance purposes of our funders and accountants, so we may not be able to fully delete your information in certain circumstances.
  5. Receiving/Transferring your personal data – You may also ask us to send you the personal data we hold on you in an electronic, structured and user-friendly format, or you may ask us to send this data to another person.
  6. Object – Where we are processing your personal information without your consent to pursue legitimate interests, you may object to us processing your personal data. In particular, where we are using your personal data to contact you for purposes of sharing information and resources, you may object to such processing at any time.
  7. Complaints – If you are located in the EEA and you believe that our processing of your personal data is in breach of data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority in the country where you are based or any place in the EEA where you believe the infringement has occurred. You may also contact us at any time if you wish to complain about our processing of your personal data.

For any of the requests listed above, please use the contact details below. We will make reasonable efforts to respond promptly and at the latest within one month. Our response to such requests may be limited to information under our direct control.

Google Analytics

The INVERT website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free web analytics service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Its purpose is to monitor, keep record of website traffic and report website usage statistics. You can read in detail how Google processes your data when you use sites or apps, which employ Google Analytics tools here. When you visit the INVERT website, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page you are visiting and your IP address. On behalf of the INVERT website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage.

For that reason, Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. small text files that are placed on your device and stored on your browser and are used to collect data, in that case, about your usage of the website. Google Analytics may set new cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already set there. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

If you wish to prevent the storage of cookies and clear already set cookies, you can do so by appropriately changing your browser settings, so as to block third-party cookies. By disabling the storage of some cookies, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this or other websites.

Moreover, website visitors can permanently prevent data from being used by Google Analytics, by installing the Google Analytics browser add-on.

Social media links

The INVERT Project uses VSE’s social media to present and communicate their work through widely used communications channels and maximize the impact of its research activities. Thus, on the footer of the INVERT website, we use social media links to enable this interaction. These links are represented by small icons, which can be recognized by bringing a social media logo, for instance the Facebook or Twitter logo. The function of these links is to allow you to view the contents of the INVERT project on social networks. As of now, the INVERT project content appears on five VSE’s social networks: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

Each social media platform has their own data protection policy when accessing their websites. For example, if you choose to read our news on Twitter, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept Twitter cookies, and the same applies for all the other platforms.

Who is the data controller

The data controller of the INVERT website is
Victim Support Europe
Rue Froissart 123-133
1040 Brussels
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This statement was last updated on the 7th of March 2024. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on our website and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by email, or by means of a notice on our website home page.