Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

At we collect data from programmes inside of the Interreg scope. All the information regarding these programmes is related to professional contact details.

This information is relative to the Managing Authorities, Joint Secretariats and Contact Points of the programmes, and may include:

Name of the employee or responsible person

  • Work telephone(s)
  • Work fax number(s)
  • Email address(es)
  • Office address(es)

Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with your site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.

We do not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.


Comments are not active in our website. However, this is a feature that might be activated in the following years. In that case, when visitors leave comments on the site we would collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you, as a registered user, 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.

Contact form

There is only one contact form in the footer of the website. This contact form does not collect any information from the sender, and Interreg will receive the email with the standard data filled in the form:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Message

In the future we might include forms to subscribe to our newsletters, directly connected to Mailchimp. We will inform in every step of the subscription about the collected data, providing at any time the possibility to unsubscribe, delete or modify your personal data.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me“, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

For more information about our cookies, we have a dedicated page with all the details about it. uses the plugin Compliaz. Here the Cookie EU page embedded:

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics for traffic tracking. However, we do not use the Tag Manager feature of Google Analytics and we have set the IP Anonymization on the collection of data.

Google will anonymize the IP address as soon as technically feasible by removing the last octet of the IP address (your IP becomes — where the last portion/octet is replaced with a ‘0’). This will happen before storage and processing begins: “The full IP address is never written to the disk”

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If, in the future, if we activate the comments feature and you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users registered on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights 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.

Where we send your data

If we activate the comments feature, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This may apply also to information sent by the contact form in the footer.

Interact contact information

This site is managed by the Interact programme. For any further question concerning the processing of your personal data, feel free to contact the Interreg Managing Authority, by using the form in the footer, and by explicitly specifying your request.

How we protect your data

This site uses SSL encryption to ensure the protection of your personal data when you log in or send a message.

Plugin: Smush

Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.