Last updated on: 17 October 2023.
Who are we?
FRONTIERS is the science journalism initiative funded by the ERC to design a residency program for journalists wishing to experience an immersive period in a research institution. Our website address is https://frontiers.media.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What data do we collect?
The FRONTIERS’ project website is a self-hosted WordPress website. Its access and navigation don’t require user registration.
FRONTIERS may collect the following information from individuals:
- Personal data (Name, email address, job title, organization, age, gender, country of residence, etc.)
- General (aggregate, non-personal) information including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.
Why do we collect data?
FRONTIERS may collect your personal and/or general information for the following purposes:
- Email you a newsletter.
- Process your application to the science journalism residence program.
- Monitor and track users’ visits to the website.
How do we collect data?
Our site uses Mailchimp to collect and manage contacts and send a newsletter to our subscribers. With your consent, Mailchimp records your email address, IP address, and timestamp once you complete and submit the signup form.
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.
If you leave a comment on our site 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.
Our site uses Google Analytics to track users’ visits and usage of the website. With your consent, Google Analytics will collect your data and provide us with information about your usage of the FRONTIERS website.
FRONTIERS site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.
This site collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet Anti-spam service. The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
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Who do we share your data with?
FRONTIERS will generally not share personal information with anyone except the European Commission, if it so requests. All partners will treat information received from other partners as confidential and will not disclose it to third parties, unless it is obvious that the information is already publicly available or there is a legal obligation to do so. The partners will impose the same obligations on their employees and suppliers.
We may occasionally share personal data with third parties, such as those listed above (Google Analytics, Mailchimp, etc.), to help us deliver efficient and quality services. When we do so, we ensure that recipients are contractually bound to safeguard the data we entrust to them before we actually share the data.
How long we retain your data?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.
The right to rectification: You have the right to request that FRONTIERS corrects any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request FRONTIERS to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to data portability: You have the right to request that FRONTIERS transfers the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: email@example.com.