MATRYCS respects its visitors' privacy and collects only the absolutely necessary information in order to provide its services to its visitors. MATRYCS provides two services to its users, namely its website and its electronic communications (newsletters and press releases).
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are files which contain a small amount of information, and are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or device. How do you block cookies?
GOOGLE ANALYTICS (GA)
USE OF GA
In order to understand how visitors perceive a specific webpage or file (i.e. a document, picture, an interactive infographic, etc.) and analyse the effectiveness of the website, MATRYCS uses the Google Analytics service from Google Corporation Inc which collects the necessary data.
In order to avoid collection of personally identifying information, MATRYCS uses IP anonymisation by removing the last octet of the IP address prior to its storage.
OPT-OUT FROM GA
By default, the browsing experience of website visitors is tracked by Google Analytics in order to produce anonymised statistics. However, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on in order to provide users the ability to prevent their data from being used by GA. MATRYCS respects its visitors' choices and whenever our server receives a "Do Not Track" request, the GA tracker is disabled. You can find the add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
MATRYCS website includes links to interesting websites related to the topics of research, climate, energy, environment, etc. MATRYCS is not responsible for the privacy policies of any third party.
In order to inform interested parties of its progress, MATRYCS distributes several electronic communication material in the form of periodic newsletters and ad hoc press releases. For this purpose, MATRYCS collects stores and processes the e-mail addresses of interested parties (the subscribers) and uses this personal data for the dissemination of its electronic communications.
By filling out and submitting the newsletter subscription form the subscriber freely consents to the processing of his e-mail address in order to receive MATRYCS electronic communications. The subscribers' e-mail addresses are kept in MATRYCS database, are processed by HOLISTIC which is responsible for the development and maintenance of MATRYCS website, and are solely processed for the purposes of the electronic communications. There are no other types of personal data processed apart from the e-mail addresses of the subscribers. In case a subscriber does not wish to receive MATRYCS communication material anymore, he / she can opt-out of receiving them just by clicking the respective link at the bottom of the Newsletters / Press releases.
Also, MATRYCS does not sell or provide its subscribers' e-mail addresses to third parties.
We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.