The Executive Unit for the Financing of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) protects the confidentiality of personal data (PD) brought to its knowledge. Within this fundamental obligation, UEFISCDI undertakes to protect and properly use personal data that have been collected through its websites / platforms.
Our intention is to collect only the personal data that are minimally necessary in order to be able to carry out the activities of UEFISCDI in optimal conditions so that we can offer you services according to your expectations.
Please read this section to learn more about how we collect, use, transmit and protect the personal data we have obtained.
The reasons for which personal data are processed by UEFISCDI are technical implementation, financial implementation (payment) and monitoring for the National Plan for Research-Development and Innovation for the period 2015 - 2020 (PNCDI III) as well as other national and international funding mechanisms / instruments, reporting, debt recovery, as well as ex-post monitoring for financing instruments previously developed by UEFISCDI, in accordance with Order no. 5804 of November 23, 2016 on the approval of the Regulation on the organization and functioning, the list of positions and the organizational chart of the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation. Thus, the data processing is performed for the following purposes, without being limited to them (according to the specific indications in the information packages):
The basis for processing consists of the application for financing, the financing contract, supply or service and the applicable legal provisions. Thus, in order to facilitate the development of activities related to the financing application, the financing contract, supply or provision and in order to fulfill the legal obligations, we communicate these data to public authorities, third parties or proxies.
We also process personal data for the purpose of informing and promoting the services offered by UEFISCDI and the events we organize, the basis of which is your consent.
Please note that the information collected is intended only for use by UEFISCDI and is communicated only to the following categories of recipients: third party providers directly or indirectly involved in the processes related to the above mentioned purposes (IT service providers, consultancy service providers, etc.), public authorities empowered by law or with which UEFISCDI has concluded collaboration protocols in order to fulfill the specific tasks conferred by European and national legislation, as well as the European Commission, in order to monitor and control the financing programs carried out by UEFISCDI.
Your data may be transferred abroad to the European Commission in accordance with applicable European law.
Depending on the purpose pursued, UEFISCDI processes the data of the following categories of persons:
We mention that, in order to determine the period for which personal data will be processed and stored, we take into account the contractual duration until the fulfillment of the contractual obligations and the purpose, the archiving deadlines provided by the relevant legal provisions, and the period of national and international programs. funded by UEFISCDI.
The personal data collected during the funding process of each competition (submission, evaluation, contracting monitoring) are specifically mentioned in each information package for each competition, depending on the objectives of the funding instrument and the objectives of reporting and monitoring.
We obtain personal data about you as a result of:
Once you have registered and / or submitted personal data on our platforms / event registration / participation forms, you have also agreed to their use, and we undertake to maintain their confidentiality. Your personal data is not used for any purpose other than if we obtain your permission or if it is required by lawful institutions.
UEFISCDI collects confidential personal information when it is necessary or permitted to collect such information by law. You are under no circumstances to provide information to UEFISCDI unless you agree to the lawful use of UEFISCDI and the transfer and storage of such information in UEFISCDI databases. If you wish to know whether the provision of confidential information to UEFISCDI is or may be necessary or appropriate for certain specific purposes, please contact UEFISCDI at the address below.
In some cases, UEFISCDI automatically collects certain types of information when you visit the website or register / create accounts on our platforms or through the e-mails you send to our contact addresses. Automated technologies may include the use of web server-generated log files to collect IP addresses, cookies, and web beacons. The collection of this information will allow us to better understand and improve the performance, level of use and efficiency of the UEFISCDI website and platforms and to measure the efficiency of our dissemination activities.
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. The IP addresses from which visitors appear to come can be registered for IT security and system diagnostics. This information can also be used in a consolidated form to analyze the trend and performance of the website.
A web beacon is a small image file within a web page that can be used to collect certain information on your computer, such as your IP address, when the content was visited, the type of browser, and the existence of cookies previously installed by the same server. UEFISCDI uses web beacons exclusively in accordance with applicable laws. UEFISCDI or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third-party websites that provide us with recruitment or marketing services or to compile consolidated visitor statistics and manage cookies. You have the option to make some web beacons unusable by rejecting the associated cookies. The beacon web file may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but the information provided by the cookie will not be recorded. In some of our communications, we may confirm a recipient's email address through links embedded in messages. We collect this information to measure user interest and to facilitate future user information.
We do not disclose personal information to unaffiliated third parties, unless this is necessary for our legitimate institutional needs, to meet your requests and / or if required or permitted by law or professional standards. In some cases, UEFISCDI may also forward personal data about you to other funding agencies. In addition, UEFISCDI may transfer certain PD beyond geographical borders to other agencies, which work with us, in compliance with the international conditions for respecting the confidentiality of PD. UEFISCDI does not sell PD to any third party. UEFISCDI will also not transfer PD provided by you to third parties for marketing purposes.
You have several options regarding the use of our website. You are not required to provide any personal data when you visit our website. If you opt for an electronic newsletter, you will only be asked for an e-mail address, with the possibility of unsubscribing at any time, following the instructions included in each communication. As specified above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you browse our website, you may reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate the transmission of a cookie. You should note, however, that if you choose to decline the presence of cookies, certain parts of our website may not operate at normal parameters.
We offer you the possibility to select from a range of topics the ones you are interested in. In the Newsletter Options section, placed under the Account information button, you can customize the type of information you want to receive from the platform by choosing from: BrainMap new features, News for reviewers, New calls for project proposals (R&D, innovation, higher education, other), News about the ministry advisory councils, Open Science / Open Access, Events on higher education, R&D, innovation, Public consultations, Surveys.
The information contained in this newsletter is provided by us as a service/promotion to its users. We try to provide you quality and useful information, we do not guarantee of results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance for a particular purpose.
UEFISCDI understands the importance of protecting the confidentiality of personal data about children, especially in an online environment.
If you have sent personal data to UEFISCDI, you have the right to reasonable access to such data to rectify any inaccuracies or subsequent changes. You can also make a request to update or delete the information about you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to respond promptly to your request, as long as it complies with applicable laws and professional standards as well as transparency rules in accessing funds through funding mechanisms developed by UEFISCDI.
UEFISCDI has implemented and is implementing / updating reasonable security policies and procedures to protect personal information against loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized destruction. To the greatest extent possible, access to your personal data is strictly limited to those people who need to know it. The persons who have access to these data maintain their confidentiality according to the UEFISCDI Code of Ethics. We will also keep the personal data only for as long as is necessary to comply with a person's request or until that person requests their removal, but taking into account the legal deadlines in force.
UEFISCDI may amend this Privacy Statement to reflect our current practices in this area. When we make changes to this statement, we will change the date the information was updated at the top of this page. We recommend that you periodically re-read this Privacy Statement to find out how UEFISCDI protects your information.
Under this right, personal data concerning the user may be transmitted directly from one operator to another where this is technically feasible.
We encourage users to check this page regularly to keep up to date with our latest personal data processing practices.
UEFISCDI is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal data. If you have questions or comments on how we manage your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com. You may also use this address to send us any questions regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Statement.
Wherever terms such as UEFISCDI, us, ours and us / us appear on this website , they refer to the Executive Unit for the Financing of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation.
Personal data: any information about an identified or identifiable natural person, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifying element, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier , or to one or more specific elements, proper to his physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.Processing: any operation or set of operations performed on personal data or personal data sets, with or without the use of automated means, such as the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or modification, extraction, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or provision in any other way, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.Consent: any specific, informed and unambiguous manifestation of free will by the user, by which he accepts, via a statement or some unequivocal action, that the personal data concerning him be processed.User: A person, with full capacity to exercise, aged at least 18 years, who expresses his consent to the use of PD registered with UEFISCDI.Supervisory authority: an independent public authority established by a Member State under Regulation (EU) 2016/679.