Who we are

The data controller for the purposes of the STARS*EU website is the STARS*EU consortium, who are processing data on behalf of European Commission. The team can be contacted via email at privacy(at)spacetec.partners.

What data we collect

We collect some or all of the following personal data from you: the IP address or domain name of the computer you use to connect to our website, and information about your visit to our STARS*EU website via Cookies (you’ll find more information on our Cookie use below). In addition, if you register for our consultation and/or newsletter via this website, we will collect the information you provide in the registration form(s), including your name and email address and the name of the company you are representing.

Why we collect your personal data

We process your data to improve your experience on our website, to give you access to the restricted consultation platform (if applicable), to share information with you via the STARS*EU newsletter.

On what basis we collect your personal data

We process your data on the basis of your consent, and also the legal and financial audit requirements imposed on us by, for example, the European Commission.

How we process your data

Your personal data will be retained for a period of two years, unless we are required by law to retain your personal data for a longer period of time. Your data are not subject to automatic decision procedures.

The STARS*EU consortium follows strict data security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access. The computers storing the information are kept in a secure environment with restricted physical access. We use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access. If the data must be transferred to a third party, we require them to have in place similar measures to protect your personal data.

All of the information we collect or record is restricted to our offices. Only persons who need the information to fulfil their duties are granted access to personal data. We will explicitly ask you when we need information to identify you. We may require you to cooperate with our security checks before we disclose information to you. You can update the personal information that you give us at any time by contacting us directly.

What your rights are

You have the following rights in relation to your data and the processing thereof:

  • access your data
  • have knowledge of the reasoning underlying data processing
  • obtain a copy of your data
  • request their erasure or rectification
  • request your data to be provided to another controller on your behalf
  • not to be subject to a purely automated decision without having your views taken into consideration
  • object to processing in some circumstances
  • withdraw your consent
  • lodge a complaint with the national supervisory authority should you consider this data processing to be in violation of the law and to claim compensation for damage incurred as a result if the processing is found to be unlawful

You may contact us at privacy(at)spacetec.partners with your requests to exercise your rights. We will answer your request within one month of the date we receive your request, but if your request is sufficiently complex or there are too many parallel requests, this period may be extended by a further month.


A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when you access a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Most browsers support Cookies, but you can set your preferences to decline them and delete them whenever you like.

We use Cookies on the basis of your consent on our STARS*EU website for use with Google Analytics to observe how you interact with our website. This is performed so that we may improve the user experience and the functions of our website. We do not use cookies to track your behaviour once you have left our website.

Essential Website Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site.

We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain.

We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.

Cookies Google Analytics

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.

If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:

Other external services

We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.

Google Webfont Settings:

Google Map Settings:

Google reCaptcha Settings:

Vimeo and Youtube video embeds:

Form protection by Google reCaptcha.

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