ENOVAT cookies & privacy policy

Inovcorp Lda developed this website. The ENOVAT communications team and some of the staff at University of Copenhagen, which hosts the ENOVAT secretariat, maintain the content of the website. 

This page explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit and interact with our website, how we use it and how we keep it secure.

We take great care of any information we receive from you and are constantly looking at ways to improve what we do so we change the content on this page to keep it updated. Please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using our website, you agree to our policy.


Who are we?

The European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment is a COST Action that is based at the University of Copenhagen, Stigbøjlen 4, 1870 Frederiksberg, Denmark. The communications team of ENOVAT is responsible for the content on its website, on social media and in its newsletter.


How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you, for example, when you contact us to tell us about an event or a job vacancy you would like us to advertise or if you sign up to receive one of our monthly newsletters, we need this information to be able to interact with you.

Like millions of other websites, we use Google Analytics to find out about where visitors to our website go how we can improve the user experience.


What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect includes your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

If you sign up to our newsletter, we collect personal information including your name and email address.

If you sign up to become an ENOVAT member, we collect personal information including your name, email address, affiliation and affiliation address.


How is your information used?

We use (process) your contact details to send you our newsletter (if you have signed up for it) and to facilitate and maintain ENOVAT membership. 

We only send our newsletter to those people who have specifically signed up to receive it and each newsletter gives the reader the option to easily unsubscribe from receiving any more newsletters. To ensure that the newsletter is of high quality, topical and functional we are able to see which articles are most popular and have been clicked on the most. For this, we need to take note of your IP address. When a newsletter recipient unsubscribes from a newsletter we (as a matter of course) will delete their information from our newsletter system. This also deletes all other information about their interactions and the newsletters including IP address.

For those individuals who sign up to become members of the network we have to keep a minimal amount of contact information about you to allow us to maintain your membership. This may include occasional emails to inform you about relevant activities of our network. We need to save details such as name and email address to enable us to get back in touch with you.

We are happy to remove any member from our mailing lists who does not want to be contacted in this way please email communication@enovat.eu

When visitors sign up to become a member they are given the choice of whether they want their details (name and country) publishing on our website. We are happy to alter this choice at any time please contact us at communication@enovat.eu

The Google Analytics tracking information allows us to better understand the numbers and location of people visiting our site and what content they are using. This allows us to make better decisions about design, navigation and content. Occasionally, we need to compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives, pages visited and where they are from (geographically). We also learn about the technology used to access our site to ensure that the site will function properly for our visitors. We use some basic aggregate statistical information to fulfil our reporting requirements to the COST organisation but we never include any personal information. 

All of our activities comply with Google Analytics Terms of Service.

We intend to remove each question, event requests etc. from our website once it has been dealt with and this will include accompanying contact details. Our sites are backed up on a rolling basis so that contact details once deleted from a site would be removed from our systems within about a week.


Who has access to your information?

The ENOVAT secretariat and the communications team are the only users that have access to your stored information whilst the ENOVAT web developer oversees the protection of the information stored on the database using procedures that are described below where we cover security precautions.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.


Your choices

We respect your choices and are happy to remove your personal information from our systems if you want us to do so.

If you would like us to look into this for you please contact communication@enovat.eu. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time.



How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us and you can always inform us of any changes to this at communication@enovat.eu so that we can update your information.

Security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information and protection of the overall website

We take every necessary step to ensure that the information we receive is treated securely. We have a SSL certificate in place for this website. You can check the small green padlock before the URL in the browser bar at the top of the screen. This means all information sent between your web browser and our web server is secure.

We have installed specific security software to ensure that our website and all information on our servers are secure. This software not only provides a firewall to all administrative areas but monitors and blocks malicious harmful activities. Our system blocks visitors’ IP addresses, if they attempt to harm our website. We routinely monitor the security of our sites’ systems. We update all software to maintain security. As part of our security procedures, we are in touch with the wider community of web security experts who raise awareness of any potential issues and offer valuable advice.

Our server, where all information is held, is located in Portugal, meaning all the data and information we store is held within the EU.


Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, this website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you next visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and make sure it works correctly for you.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.


Our use of cookies

We want to make the ENOVAT website easy to use, reliable and most importantly relevant to you, our audience. To help us achieve this we sometimes have to place small amounts of information on your device, such as your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you by for example measuring how many people are using a service. They help us make sure that websites are easy to use and that there is enough capacity. The analysis of anonymised data help us understand how visitors use the website and if we can improve the layout, navigation or content in any area of the site.

To help us achieve this we use Google Analytics as part of our site. Typically these cookies begin with: _utma_utmb_utmc_utmz. You are always in control of these files and can manage them yourself via the same web browser you are using to access this site. Please note: we do not use any cookies for any advertising-related or commercial purposes.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access those using links from our website.

In addition, if you access our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.


Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on May 8th, 2020.