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Privacy Notice

Last updated February 14, 2023

The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC) maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its results, tools and activities. Our goal is to keep this information updated. OASC has the right to interrupt service for internal reasons, e.g. maintenance, and is not obligated to make services available online without interruption.

OASC is committed to respecting the privacy of each user and complying with applicable laws on data protection and privacy. Processing of users’ personal data is governed by these terms, by the relevant provisions of EU legislation on data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and the relevant local legislation, including decisions, guidelines and regulations.

Although you can browse through most of this website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required (e.g., a subscription to the OASC newsletter and contact form).

Collection and use of personal information

By accessing the Website, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Website, the software used and the time spent, with other similar information, are stored either on the project server. These do not specifically identify the User. The information is used internally only for website traffic analysis and is not published for general access.

OASC only collects, via its website, personal information through the online subscription to the project’s mailing list and the project’s contact form.

These personal data will be collected on the basis of your direct consent and kept as long as the project work is ongoing.

We do not collect personal data or information for dissemination or selling to third parties for marketing purposes. We do not collect sensitive personal information.

In accordance with the GDPR and the French law n°78-17 of 6 January 1978, everyone who registered to the project’s mailing list or sent a message via this website has a right to access, query, rectification and opposition by writing to the data protection Officer (Saara Valtasaari:

Protection of personal information

We use a range of physical, technical and organizational measures to ensure that we keep your personal data secure. These measures include Technological security measures, including firewalls and encryption mechanisms (TLS). Personal data will be secured by password-protecting of individual documents. The passwords will be kept secure and only be shared with project partners who shall work with the data (i.e., send project newsletters, and reply to messages received via the contact form.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Last updated February 14, 2023

OASC is committed to comply with the EU Directive on privacy in electronic communications. For this purpose, we have developed the following notice which intends to give you all the keys to manage the cookies we use while you are visiting our website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files which are downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites. The piece of information is then sent to the original website when the user visits the page again or when he/she visits a website that recognizes the cookie. Cookies allow a website to recognize users, to understand the users’ navigation on different websites, thus facilitating user’s navigation, saving his/her preferences and improving his/her utilization of the website. Cookies can have different objectives and utilities. For more information about cookies, visit the following websites: and

Purpose of the Cookies

We use cookies on our website, which place technical session-control data in your browser’s memory.

Cookies, among other things, help to make your visit to our web simpler, more pleasant and more logically structured. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer’s hard disc and they do not transmit any of your personal data to us.

We use cookies, for instance, to be able to identify you as a registered user without you needing to log in every time. Use does not mean that we receive new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically.

Of course, it is perfectly possible to consult our web without activating cookies. Please note, however, that most browsers are programmed to accept cookies in their default configuration. You can prevent this by changing the appropriate setting in the browser options. If you set the browser to refuse all cookies, this may restrict your use of certain functions on our Website.

How can I control or delete cookies?

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at or by post: Open & Agile Smart Cities vzw, Rue du Luxembourg 19-21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium