This is the privacy policy for the web portal for the research project Scalable policy-aware linked data architecture for privacy, transparency and compliance (SPECIAL). The portal’s purpose is dissemination and exchange of information about the SPECIAL. The web portal falls under the responsibility of the SPECIAL consortium. It is not concerned with commercial transactions or with the exchange of data for marketing purposes.The SPECIAL website does not work with any third party that serves ads to this site.

 If you have questions, we invite you to contact us about this policy at:

Information Collection and Use

A feedback form is intentionally not provided on this website. Users may directly contact SPECIAL partners via e-mail addresses published on this web portal. Storage and handling of such messages are subject to the data handling policy of the respective consortium partner.

Concerning traffic data which is created by browsing the web portal, we collect IP addresses of the website’s visitors. These IP addresses are stored for one year after the delivery of the web page.

No registration is required to access the website. However, we use cookies to be able to provide a members-only area on this website for administration by the consortium members. For visitors not using this log-in area, cookies can be denied through the browser settings without negatively affecting the functionality of the website.


The SPECIAL web portal does not work with a third party that serves ads to this site.

Correcting / Updating Personal Information

The user has the right to request at any time information about any stored personal data. Data subjects have the unrestricted right of deletion, updating and correction of the stored personal data, unless required otherwise by the applicable law. This can be e.g. requested by sending an e-mail to:

This web portal contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the SPECIAL consortium is not responsible for the content and the privacy practice of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policy of these third party sites. This privacy policy applies solely to this web portal of the SPECIAL consortium.

Contact for privacy-related inquiries

Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD)
c/o Harald Zwingelberg
Holstenstrasse 98
24103 Kiel Germany
Telephone +49 431 988 1200

The web portal is hosted for the consortium by:


2004 Route des Lucioles, Sophia Antipolis - 06410 Biot, France

Phone: +33 4 92 38 50 10

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web portal so our users can always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Previous versions of the privacy policy will be accessible.


This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 731601

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