Privacy statement

Your privacy and data security are important to us. In this privacy policy we, the INGREEN Project, specify what kind of personal data we collect, and how we use and protect this information that you have given us.  

The INGREEN Project is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Please be assured that the information that you provide is used by the INGREEN Project solely for fulfilling those purposes specified below unless we have obtained your consent or as required by law.

The INGREEN Project may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 June 2019.

Do you have questions, comments, complaints or suggestions? Feel free to contact EFFoST, the communication and dissemination partner of the INGREEN Project at:
European Federation of Food Science and Technology

Att: The INGREEN Project
Agro Business Park 82

6708 PW Wageningen

The Netherlands or +31 88 3663700

What we collect

When you sign up for the INGREEN Project newsletter, we will require you to provide personal data by completing a form. We will collect your name, surname and email address to identify and communicate with you.


When you visit our website, we may collect the length of your visit, page views, geographical location, browser type and other information relating to your visit (using cookies) to enable us to monitor traffic and make improvements to our website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with pages from this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. This allows us, among other things, to enable the use of our (web) applications and to analyze the behaviour of users (it is anonymous, the data gathered does not identify you personally). You can refuse the use of these cookies, although this may limit the functionality and ease of use of our (web) applications. In order to prevent abuse, we can ask you to identify yourself adequately. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser. If the data is incorrect, you can request us to change the data or have it removed. See our Cookies policy for more information.


We use social media to inform you about and promote the articles and news published on the INGREEN website. INGREEN Project has accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, ResearchGate and YouTube. We collect statistics of the users and followers of our social media accounts. This information is anonymized.

We recommend that you read the privacy policies of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, ResearchGate and YouTube. These explain each company’s policy of data collection and processing, their use of data, users’ rights and the ways in which users can protect their privacy when using these services.


Personal data from business cards may be processed to enable the possibility of correspondence about project related matters.

What we do with the information we gather

We use your personal data to keep you informed about relevant INGREEN Project news, events, and other services related to the INGREEN Project. We may communicate with you by e-mail, post or telephone.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to unrelated third-parties. You may opt-out of receiving a chosen communication at any time by following the unsubscribe directions provided (if appropriate), or by contacting us (email or write to us at the address above).


Legal basis of processing personal information

Personal data will only be used if permission has been given. This permission can be obtained in the following way:

       you have given us your consent;

       your browser accepts functional and analytical cookies (also read our Cookie policy).


How long do we keep your personal information?

We will not keep your personal data longer than necessary. The retention period depends on the purpose for which we have received or collected your data and any legal obligations to retain data. If you have any questions about this, you can contact

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

We may disclose your information to our project consortium (employees and volunteers), suppliers and/or subcontractors. These include our website providers (Studio Waterloo), Google Analytics and a marketing platform (Mailchimp), as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. We have signed a data processing agreement with each of our suppliers and subcontractors to ensure your information is processed securely.


The INGREEN Project will do everything in its power to protect your personal data. For example, appropriate security measures (physical, electronic and managerial) are taken to prevent loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. 

The INGREEN Project website uses a reliable SSL certificate so that your data is encrypted before it is transmitted. 

If you believe that your personal data is not properly secured, please contact us.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: 

       Provide only the specific information required voluntarily

       See what data we have about you, if any

       Change/correct any data we have about you

       Have us delete any data we have about you

       Express any concern you have about our use of your data

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may request details of personal information which we hold about you. You will need to confirm your identity by providing a copy of your passport or ID. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address