Privacy statement


COST Action Purple Gain are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing, the way we collect, handle and ensure the 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.).

Why do we process your data?

Our website, 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 COST Action PurpleGain fall within the scope of the standard operation of research projects funded under COST.

The research team uses this information to guide its work in communicating and creating a community of researchers. The authors of the information published on the website (extranet and intranet) are responsible for the data on individuals that may contain or appear in their communications.

The researchers of the COST Action PurpleGain 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.

Which data do we collect and process?

Only data necessary for submitting contributions can be collected and processed, namely, data needed for anonymous statistical purposes: country, gender, age group, education level, profession, the language of contribution and contribution. All contributions can be submitted anonymously, without providing first name, family name, or e-mail address. Only the data of the name, surname and email and institution are registered for the registration of the Workshops. If you decide to provide these data, they could only be used by the organization of the Workshop to contact the data subject for the specific scientific and organizational activities of the Workshop. These data may also be used to send clarifications and feedback about the Workshop and to communicate future workshops related with the subjects of PurpleGain.

The data are given by data subjects on a voluntary basis. No data fields fall under article 10 of Regulation 45/2001.

Lawfulness of the processing operation:

The processing operations of personal data in the context of consultations are necessary and lawful under article 5 (a) of Regulation (EC) 45/2001.

How long do we keep your data?

All personal data will be deleted from databases 1 year after the last action of COST Action PurpleGain. Reports containing personal data will be archived according to the Commission’s legal framework.

How do we protect 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)

Who has access to your data and to whom is it disclosed?

Personal data collected in this context may become part of a database with the purpose of facilitating the interaction between the COST Action PurpleGain and the researchers in their areas of interest.

What are your rights, and how can you exercise them?

According to Regulation (EC) n°45/2001, you are entitled to access your personal data and rectify, block or delete it in case the data is inaccurate or incomplete. You can exercise your rights by contacting, first, the data controller or, in case of conflict, the Data Protection Officer and, if necessary, the European Data Protection Supervisor using the contact information given below.

Contact information

If you have comments or questions, any concerns or a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the DPO of COST Action PurpleGain using the following contact information:

For any complaints, you may also contact to the Control Authority: Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD),