Privacy statement (for present & future BIN@ delegates)


Special attention: EU citizens


In accordance with the new European Union regulation on data protection, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force as of 25 May 2018, regulating the processing of personal data relating to individual citizens of the EU, the BIN@ network is to kindly remind you about the following.

BIN@ is an international network of academic and industry partners engaged in supporting the creation of a sustainable platform for sharing best practices and opportunities in innovation. BIN@ was created by the Universities of Porto, Sheffield and São Paulo and has currently over 3000 delegates worldwide (+60 countries).

In order to organise its annual and mid-term events and to guarantee each individual’s participation in them, incl. identifying their participation preferences, the BIN@ network has collected and also needs to collect in the future the following personal data (contact information) – name, surname, e-mail address, company name, position (latter depending on the concrete registration form of the event), and country.  BIN@ maintains this data in order to (1) inform the participants about upcoming event’s updates in terms of the programme and other related organisational practicalities, (2) to disseminate event’s results & outcomes (if applicable), (3) and also to share news about upcoming BIN@ activities for the purpose of upholding well-functioning partnership relations. Until May 2018, events requiring registration have been: BIN@FEUP 2010, BIN@SHEFFIELD 2011, BIN@PORTO 2012, BIN@BRAZIL 2013, BIN@SHEFFIELD 2014, BIN@Porto 2015, BIN@SP 2016, BIN@Targoviste 2017, BIN@SHEFFIELD 2017.

Through filling out the online registration form, the participants of BIN@ events (annual and mid-term) consent to pass the data inserted via the registration form to the Administration of BIN@ (i.e. the lawfulness of the processing). BIN@ hereby also corroborates that neither your e-mail address (nor the accompanying data) have not been nor will be shared with any third party outside the scope of the Administration of this network. That is to say, the mentioned contact information is solely accessed and maintained by the Administrators of BIN@ network at the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) of the University of Porto (U.PORTO), Porto, Portugal. Only in case the concrete event(s) you participated in, or will be participating in the future, were/will be organised by another partner university than U.PORTO, such partner university (carrying the function as Administrator/organiser of BIN@ event) had or will have the access to above mentioned contact information (incl. BIN@ partner universities organising BIN@ event outside the EU).

The mentioned personal data will be saved for as long as the BIN@ network is functioning in order to uphold well-functioning partnership relations. As individual citizen of EU you also have the right to have an access to your personal data, transfer it, or have it removed, incl. the right to lodge a complaint at your national Data Protection Authority.

All BIN@ delegates (EU citizens, but also citizens of other countries) who do not wish to be included in our network’s list of delegates and to be informed about our networks activities after the concrete event they participated in has finished, please let us know about it by sending a topical e-mail at, after what we will remove you from our list of delegates.



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