Guard Project is funded by the EU’s Horizon2020 programme under agreement number 833456 © All rights reserved

We collect different types of information and data from our site visitors and partners. The data collected is needed for maintaining contact, and as required by law for any legal agreement we have with them.

All data collected has been clearly and voluntarily provided to us by subscribing to our newsletter, using the website, sending us an email, through cookies.

What we collect and store
For general contacts we store:
* Name
* Email
* Job title (Optional)
* Company name (Optional)
* Sector (Optional)
* Interests (Optional)
Should you want to remove your data from our database, please let us know directly contacting us. We follow the the GDPR and respect your right to erasure, within the boundaries of applicable law concerning the preservation of information.

How we use your data
We use your contact data solely for the purpose for which you provided it, including:
* To provide you with information to which you have subscribed through an opt-in process
* To follow up on day-by-day established business relations
* To answer any other requests you may have presented
* To respect your privacy is a topmost of our concerns. You should receive marketing emails only from us and, if you agree, from other organisations we have carefully chosen following the current European and German legislation. We will make sure it is clear when you can make these choices. However, we may email you occasionally with information or questions about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings, business opportunities, or copyright requests.
* We will collect and use individual user details only if we have explicit permission to do so, or we have sensible business reasons for doing so, such as collecting enough information to manage subscriptions.
* We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.
* We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected, how they are defined at the beginning of this document, and we will make sure we delete it securely.
* Our site is accessible via the internet. This means that people around the World who access our website can see anything you post on the website or twitter comments with the GUARD hash.
* If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Union (EU), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under European and German law) being in place.

Certain services that we provide may involve us collecting extra information (for example or subscription detail to the GUARD Newsletter), such as where you are, therefore the service can be provided as designed. Please also note our Cookies Policy.

Who we share data with
We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given us your permission. If we have your permission, we will share your information only with other organizations we have chosen carefully.

We can access and release personal information to keep to relevant laws and government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both us and our users.

Any other organizations who accesses your information in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards. We may use service providers to help us run these sites (or services available on the sites), some of which may be based outside the EU.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (

Social Media Plug-Ins
Our websites might use plug-ins from facebook, twitter and linkedIn. When you visit a page of our website, your browser does not automatically establish a direct connection to the social media servers. A connection only takes place if you click the link to the social media servers. In this case, the social media provider will be informed that you have visited our site with your IP address.

We would like to point out that as a provider of our website, we do not receive from the social media providers any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data nor its use.

For further information go to the social media providers privacy statements.

Your rights at a glance
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right of access (Art. 15), right of rectification (Art. 16), right to erasure (Art. 17), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18), right to object (Art. 21) and the right to data portability (Art. 20). Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

Your consent to process personal data can be revoked at any time. Please note that such revocation of consent only applies from the time of revocation onwards. Any processing that had taken place before that time is not affected.

Information on your right to object in acc. with Art. 21 of the GDPR

a) Individual right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data. The prerequisite for this is that the processing is in the public interest or on the basis of legitimate interest/balancing of interests. This also applies to profiling. In the case of such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data. An exception to this is if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing of this data which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the data serve the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

b) Objections to using your data for direct marketing

In individual cases or where you have given your consent, we use your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data for such marketing; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to direct marketing. In the case of such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose. Objections can take any form and should be sent to the address for our Data Protection Officer given above.


What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

By browsing the Website, you are giving your consent for Cookies to be used. The cookies used on our Website include both ‘our own’ and those of third parties and they enable us to store and access information in relation to the language, the type of browser used and other general characteristics predefined by the user, and also to track and analyze the activity carried out in order to introduce improvements and to provide our services in a more efficient, personalized manner. Websites does not use advertising or behavioral advertising cookies.
The use of cookies offers numerous advantages in the provision of information technology services, because, among others:
they make it easier for the user to browse the Website and access the different services on offer;
they mean that users do not have to set up the general, predefined characteristics each time they enter the Website;
they enable us to improve the functioning and the services provided through the Website, after the corresponding analysis of the information obtained through the cookies installed.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.