Disclaimer and privacy policy

This website is being realised in the framework of the European research project “ Participatory science toolkit against pollution”. The work leading to the contents has received funding from the European Community’s Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 824603 (Project ACTION).
ACTION is coordinated by University of Southampton (SOTON). The website is hosted by Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,
which acts as data controller when needed (see below). The data controller address is:

28040, MADRID (ES)

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid  is registered for VAT under registration number ESQ2818015F


By accessing or using the https://actionproject.eu/
website (the “Site”), you acknowledge and agree to the disclaimers, terms and conditions (the “Terms”) set forth below. Reference to “we”, “our” and “us”, etc. are references to us, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (“UPM”). We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time. You should review the Terms periodically as, by using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If you do not accept the Terms stated here, do not use the Site.


Subject to these Terms, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access and use the Site and the materials displayed thereon. However, no right, title, or interest in any such materials will be granted or transferred to you as a result of any permitted use of such materials.
All materials incorporated in or accessible through the Site, including, without limitation, text, photographs, images, graphics, illustrations, logos, button icons, audio clips, video clips, podcasts, software and other content, and the compilation, collection, arrangement and assembly thereof (including the look and feel of the Site), are protected by Spanish and international copyright laws, and are owned, controlled or licensed by UPM or by the original creators of such materials or their permitted licensors. All such rights are reserved. Such materials may be used only for viewing the Site in the ordinary course. Any other use of such materials, including any copying, reproduction, modification, sale, distribution, extraction, re-utilisation, transmission, republication, downloading, displaying, posting, performance, or other exploitation thereof, by any means or medium, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner is strictly prohibited. In addition, where any content on the Site is not owned by UPM the use of such content shall be prohibited unless the consent of the owner has been obtained and the use of such material has been notified to us in advance.

References and links
Links to this site are welcomed. These links are provided for your convenience only and you are solely responsible for evaluating the content and accuracy of materials on such third party websites. If you choose to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own risk.
In case of direct or indirect references to web pages belonging to other parties UPM assumes no liability for illegal content on the links should the references contain illegal content.


Anonymous data processing
When you visit our website, our web server temporarily saves you IP. This information is used for security reasons (preventing DDoS attacks). Personal details such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail account are not registered
which means that every user operates by design anonymously on our website.

Data protection
If you send an email, you acknowledge that you are sharing with the data controller the data you include in that correspondence; you acknowledge as well that you consent to share the data and that the legal basis of this treatment is your consent, as mentioned in art. 6 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR)

Your email address and any other personal data will be stored on the servers of the data controller, which are compliant to the highest security standard, and will only be used for the individual correspondence with you. Your entered data will only be treated by the data controller and will be treated complying to the EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

Use of external services


The newsletter mentioned in the website  – managed by the Eu-citizens-science project – uses MailChimp, an external and third party service that will receive and collect your data; for every legal and privacy issue regarding the newsletter, including subscription, data use and unsubscribe, refer to Mailchimp privacy documents.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. For every legal and privacy issue regarding this tracking, please refer to Google Analytics Terms of Service and to the general privacy policy of the Google suite.

In summary, the information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

UPM does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided on this Site, or that it is up-to-date and neither UPM nor its contributors, make any warranties, representations or undertakings relating to any of the content of the materials on the Site (including, without limitation, as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content).
You expressly understand and agree that (to the fullest extent permitted by law), UPM shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, or any other damages whatsoever, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or contracts, income or revenue, goodwill, anticipated savings, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of, or resulting from:

a. the use or the inability to use the Site;
b. the use of any content or other material on the Site or any website or websites linked to the Site;
c. unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;
d. statements or conduct of any third party on the Site; or
e. any other matter relating to the Site.

If you are dissatisfied with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is the discontinuation of the use of the Site.

Neither UPM, any of our affiliates, nor any of our or their respective licensors, licensees, service providers or suppliers warrant that the Site will be continuously available, or that your use of the Site or any function of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Site and server will be free from infection, viruses and/or other components that have contaminating or destructive properties.

The Site is provided by UPM on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permissible by law, UPM disclaims all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied. UPM does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials incorporated in the Site or any third party website accessed through the Site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material.

Further, please note that no advice or information, obtained by you from our personnel or through this Site shall create any warranty not expressly provided for in these Terms. Where you rely on any information, material or services on the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

In all publications, the ACTION project endeavours to comply with applicable copyrights. If, in spite of this, you identify material on the Site which you believe infringes any of your own intellectual property rights, you should contact us by writing. Your letter must include the following:
i. A signature confirming that you are the owner of an exclusive right, or that you are a person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right, that is allegedly being infringed on the Site;
ii. You must identify the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed on the Site;
iii. You must identify the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit UPM to locate the material;
iv. You must provide information reasonably sufficient to permit UPM to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which you may be contacted;
v. You must confirm in writing that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
vi. You must confirm in writing that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Where UPM receives a valid notice containing the above information, we will take steps to investigate the matter and, where we are satisfied that the allegation is merited, we will remove the offending content. Any removal will be on a “without prejudice” basis and shall not constitute any admission of responsibility on the part of UPM or any other party.

All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offering that are possibly protected by third parties are without limitation subject to the provisions of the law on trademarks and related signs and the property rights of the registered owners. The mere fact that they have been mentioned should not be taken to mean that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights.


According to the EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), recital 26, the regulation itself does not apply to anonymous data collecting, which is the only processing that this website autonomously carries out.

Email address and other personal data eventually held by the data controller will be treated complying with EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), which grants you an array of personal rights for the data controller to uphold. To read a list of the rights granted to you, refer to this document; to exercise these rights, namely the right to be forgotten, to have your data modified, erased or transferred, please refer to this email address: info@actionproject.eu . You can use this email address to obtain information regarding your rights and how to activate and exercise them; you can write any question or request in free form.

For the processing carried out by third and external parties, please refer to upmentioned external legal documents.


In accessing any part of our Site, you agree not to use the Site or cause or permit the Site to be used:
• to jeopardise or prejudice the operation, quality or integrity of the Site, or the operation, quality or integrity of any telecommunications network;
• to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
• for any commercial purpose including any direct marketing, surveys, contests or pyramid schemes, nor to use the Site to participate in sending chain letters, junk e-mail, spam, duplicative or unsolicited messages, advertising or promotional material;
• to distribute, download, upload, or transmit any material which contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other harmful or disruptive components to attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;
• or contrary to the terms and conditions of any Internet Service Provider you may use.

You further agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify UPM for any loss, expenses or damage we suffer or incur if you breach any of these obligations or any other Terms.

The Site is controlled and offered by UPM from Spain. Those who access or use the Site from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

The Site has been designed and these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Spain.
For all privacy issues, the law to be referred to is the EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), in the above mentioned terms. Any dispute arising out of the access or use of the Site will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Spanish courts.

Legal validity
This disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the Internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document. In technical affairs do not hesitate to contact the webmaster: info at actioproject.eu

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