Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679


The content of this website is produced under the SHIELD project, which is a 27-month project that has received funding from the European Union’s ISFP-2020 Programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No.101034229 which aims to protect places of worship from terrorist attacks by enhancing cooperation between public and private actors, as well as raising awareness of terrorism danger and develop new – or update existing – methodologies and solutions to ease the protection of places of worship and mitigate the effects of attacks.

1. Data controller and Data processor

SYNYO (SYNYO GmbH – Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5/14 – 1060 Vienna, Austria Phone: +43 1 9962011 Email:, as project coordinator and Data Controller (“Data Controller”), will process your personal data collected in this website, that is also technically operated by the partner SPIN SYSTEM ASBL (Rue Scalquin 60/107, 1210, Bruxelles, email address: that has been appointed as Data Processor.

2. Processed personal data and Purposes of processing

We inform you that the Data Controller will process your personal data, falling within the definition set out in art. 4(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter “GDPR”), in this case:

  • name
  • surname
  • email address

The data is collected for the purpose of sending a periodic newsletter containing information on the activities of the SHIELD project; at any time it will be possible to unsubscribe by following the instructions at the bottom of the newsletter.

3. Legal Bases for the Processing and how data are processed

For the purposes set out above, the legal basis for processing Your personal data is your consent pursuant to art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

The processing of Personal Data will take place – according to the principles of fairness, lawfulness, and transparency – through the support of IT and manual tools, with logic strictly related to the purposes of the processing and, in any case, guaranteeing the confidentiality and security of the data and compliance with specific obligations established by law. The availability, management, access, storage, and usability of data is guaranteed by the adoption of technical and organizational measures to ensure appropriate levels of security pursuant to Articles 25 and 32 of the GDPR, as well as, in relation to the specific processing purposes identified by the applicable legislation. The processing is carried out by persons duly authorized and instructed by the Data Controller and in compliance with the provisions of art. 29 GDPR.

The processing of Your personal data will take place using the “MailerLite” newsletter management platform (, an EU based company that stores data in EU and has GDPR compliancy statement (

4. Disclosure of personal data

Your personal data may be shared with:

  • other SHIELD project consortium PARTNERS that to pursue project objectives need to process data: those subjects act as data processors pursuant to art. 28 of the GDPR. Upon your request you can access the updated and complete list of processors. Requests must be sent to Data Controller at the addresses indicated above;
  • other data processor appointed by DATA CONTROLLER (SPIN SYSTEM).


5. Data Retention

Your personal data will be kept only for the time necessary to pursue the purposes set up in point 2 above, respecting the principle of minimization referred to in Art. 5(1)(b) of the GDPR.

In particular Personal Data collected will be kept for 24 months after the end of the project (scheduled for April 2nd, 2024).

More information is available from the Data Controller that can be reached at the addresses indicated above.

6. Data Subject Rights

The GDPR recognizes a number of rights to Data Subjects pursuant to art. 15-22 of the Regulation. In particular, you may request the access (Art. 15), the rectification (Art. 16), the erasure (Art. 17, Right to be forgotten), the restriction of processing of the data in the cases provided by Art. 18 of the GDPR. Based on Art. 18 (2) the conditions of restricted processing will be strict. Although it seems a technical solution, it will provide an interlocutory treatment of risk, while the data subjects decide the actual treatment.

According to Art. 20 You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided. You have the right to a judicial remedy and the right to receive compensation when you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data in non-compliance with this Regulation pursuant to Art. 79 of the  GDPR.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Supervisory Authority pursuant to article 77 of the Regulation.

7. Contact possibility via project website

The project website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our consortium, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.


8. Google Analytics and external scripts

This website uses functions of Google Analytics of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States, which support interest-based advertising and advertising based on user browsing behaviour. Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie from DoubleClick to evaluate data regarding users’ browsing behaviour on different websites. These data can be used to prepare statistical statements on demographic data and areas of interest of website users.

We expressly draw your attention to the fact that we cannot view data related to individual users and that the statistical data we use cannot be traced back to specific users.

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