Privacy & Cookies Policy

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This Cookie Policy was last updated on 2nd November 2022 and applies to citizens and legal permanent residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland

1. Introduction

Our website, https://cstrack.eu (hereinafter: “the website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of the CS TRACK project fall within the scope of the standard operation of research projects funded under H2020.

The research team uses this information to guide its work in communicating and creating a community interested in Citizen Science. The authors of the entries and information published both on the website and on the Community Platform are responsible for the data on individuals that may contain or appear in their communications.

The researchers of the CS TRACK project comply with industry standards of data privacy, specifically the provision of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for “data subject rights” which include (a) notice of the breach; (b) right of access; (c) right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of the “public interest in the availability of the data, ” which is relevant to those involved in maintaining the public record of scholarly publications with the greatest possible integrity.

Who is responsible for the data?

  • The person responsible for the processing is the IP of the Ciberimaginario Research Group of Rey Juan Carlos University.
  • Contact: info@ciberimaginario.es

What information do we collect and for what purpose do we process your data?

  • Send communications about the results of the project and the activity of the community.
  • Guide users on models of community participation.
  • Improve the retrieval of information and content of interest by users through the collection of aggregated data on their behaviour on the Community Platform.
  • Manage the correspondence with the users of the community of interest.
  • Send information and informative communications related to the scientific research, the areas of interest and the focus of the project through various means, including the project newsletter, managed by means of the external application Mailchimp.
  • To carry out statistical studies related to the areas of interest and the focus of the project.

How long do we keep your data?

The personal data provided will be deleted at the end of the project and the deletion is made in accordance with the provisions of Regulation EU 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, (Art 17, 1a)

What is the legitimacy of the processing of your data?

The legal basis for the processing of your data is the provision of information service on the Community Platform and/or consent of the person concerned

In order to send you newsletters via the e-mail address you provide in order to contact you personally or to recognise you on your next visit, we rely on your informed consent.

The treatment of the information that our cookies collect is based on the informed consent that you give us, in accordance with current legislation.

To which recipients will your data be communicated?

Data may be shared with CS Track project partners on an anonymous, aggregated basis, with appropriate exceptions, such as community publication metrics.

Personal metadata linked to the publication of an article (authors’ names, professional affiliation, country) are deposited and distributed, associated with those of the public content of the publication.

The data will not be transferred or sold, nor will they be used for purposes other than those established here.

Is there an obligation to provide data or any consequences it not doing so?

Failure to provide the data explicitly requested will prevent registration and participation on the community platform, sending messages and exploring the results of the project.

How do we protect your data?

The CS Track project’s website and community platform use information security techniques generally accepted in the industry, such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptographic mechanisms, all with the aim of preventing unauthorized access to data. To achieve these purposes, the user accepts that the provider obtains data for the purposes of the corresponding authentication of access controls. All information is always transmitted via secure communication protocol (https, SSL), so that no third party has access to the information transmitted electronically.

All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the general EU data protection regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).

What are your rights when you provide us with your data?

Data subjects have the right to access their personal data, as well as the right to request that inaccurate data be corrected or, where appropriate, that it be deleted. The deletion of the minimum data required to be registered on the platform (username, first name and surname, and e-mail) will result in the effective removal of the user profile from the platform.

You have the right to file a complaint with the Control Authority – Spanish Data Protection Agency.

How to exercise your rights?

You can exercise these rights by using the contact form on the website https://www.cstrack.com or by sending a request or message to the address info@cstrack.com

Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent by sending a request or message to the address info@ciberimaginario.es

Right to complain to the Control Authority: Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), www.agpd.es

2. Cookie Policy

The CS Track project website uses cookies to manage user sessions, which are necessary if you are a member of the community platform. Cookies are not used if you only access the community platform or the website as a reader, without registration. On some pages we use cookies to remember issues such as: a) your presentation preferences; b) the processing status of your activity on the platform; c) the reading of notifications related to communications with other users or information alerts on the community platform; d) whether or not you have given your consent for us to use cookies on our website; or e) the reading access made previously. In addition, some multimedia resources, such as the videos embedded in our pages, use cookies to produce anonymous statistics on how you have reached them and which videos you have viewed. Although cookies are not essential for the website to function, enabling them will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block cookies, but if you do so, some of the features of this website may not work properly. These cookies are essential for access to certain platform functions, so if they are not enabled you will not be able to use this system. In addition, we keep the data on your web browsing patterns fully under our control. These cookies are used exclusively for the purposes indicated here.

What are cookies? A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

What are scripts? A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

What is a web beacon? A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

3. Cookies

Technical or functional cookies Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

Statistics cookies We use statistics cookies to optimise the website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies, we get insights into the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies.

Marketing/Tracking cookies Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.

Social media On our website, we have included content from Twitter and LinkedIn to promote web pages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn. This content is embedded with code derived from Twitter and LinkedIn and places cookies. This content might store and process certain information for personalised advertising. Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible. Twitter and LinkedIn are located in the United States.

4. Placed cookies

Cookies will only store the information necessary to make the platform usable by activating basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the site.

The following table indicates the cookies used on the CS-Track site.

Cookie name Purpose Category Expiration Third-party
phrasesActiveTabIndex For user page settings. Strictly necessary Temporary (1 week) No. Own
Seopress-user-consent-accept This cookie is set when you accept or deny cookies when you first visit the website. This cookie does not store any personal information. Strictly necessary Temporary (1 month) No. Own
WordPress_logged_in It indicates when you have connected and who you are, being used for the WordPress interface. Strictly necessary Session No. Own
WordPress_sec Used by WordPress to maintain the session for a registered user. Strictly necessary Session No. Own
WordPress_test_cookie Used by WordPress to test if the browser used can accept cookies. Strictly necessary Session No. Own
Wp-icwp-wpsf WordPress Security. Strictly necessary Permanent No. Own
Wp-settings-time It is used to customize your view of the admin interface, and possibly the main site interface as well. Strictly necessary Temporary (1 year) No. Own
APISID, HSID, SAPISID Technical cookies used by YouTube Purpose Session Youtube
wistia Video display in WordPress. Store if the user has seen embedded content Purpose Persistent Wistia
SAMESITE It reduces the risk of information leakage and, consequently, it will improve the protection of cross-site attacks through false requests. Purpose 2 month Google
1P_JAR Google advertising cookie that is used in order to track the user and provide personalized ads Advertising Temporary (1 month) Google
ANID These cookies have an advertising purpose for the Google Adwords service. Advertising Temporary (1 month) Google
DV It is used by Google to provide services and extract anonymous information about browsing. Advertising Temporary (1 day) Google




These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. Advertising Temporary (2 years) Google
SSID Measure ads performance and provide recommendations. Advertising Persistent Google

5. Web metrics analysis

The website’s servers will automatically detect the user’s IP address and domain name. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to a computer when it connects to the Internet. All this information is recorded in a server activity file that allows the subsequent processing of the data in order to obtain only statistical measurements that allow us to know the number of page impressions, the number of visits made to the web services, the order of visits, the point of access, etc. For this purpose, one instance by Matomo is used. None of the registered data is sent to third parties.

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Important notice

We would like to inform that this project is inactive since December 2022. As a result, the content presented on this website is static, which means it cannot be updated, and no new information will be added. Consequently, interactive features such as the search function, or subscription and commenting capabilities are unavailable.