Personal data protection

In compliance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, ‘GDPR’), we would like to inform you about the purpose of processing of your personal data, their protection and your rights in relation to the processing of your personal data by the CESNET association when providing the services of the CESNET e-infrastructure. When processing personal data, CESNET complies with valid regulations, namely the Act on the Protection of Personal Data. Personal data are only being processed to the extent defined by a particular service and the ultimate purpose of processing.

The CESNET e-infrastructure is a large research infrastructure as defined by Act no. 130/2002 Coll., on the Support of Research, Experimental Development and Innovations from the Public Funds, as amended. Its services are provided to entities which comply with the Terms and conditions for the access to the CESNET e-infrastructure. By accessing the e-infrastructure, the entity (and through it individual natural persons – for instance employees and students, i.e. data subjects under GDPR) gains access to a unique portfolio information and communication technology services: superior high-speed access to the Internet and to partner research and development networks across the world, environment for data storage, sophisticated computations and support of collaboration, security and identity administration as well as other services. A comprehensive overview of services provided can be found at CESNET site.

We would like to assure you that your personal data are treated lawfully and with due care. In processing personal data, we adhere by the data minimisation principle and apply the equality and transparency in respect of users (data subjects). Great emphasis is put on personal data protection. The security measures are built around sophisticated technology and highly qualified and ethical staff. Your personal data are not distributed outside the CESNET association, except for when you have consented to, or in cases stipulated by (or justified by) law, contractual obligations or legitimate interest. The CESNET association has defined a strict set of rules defining which employees may access personal data, which personal data and to what extent may be processed.

We recommend you to read the information about personal data processing and protection within the CESNET association carefully. We did our best to keep it brief and comprehensible. In case you have any further uncertainties, we would be happy to clarify them.

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User identity

Some CESNET e-Infrastructure services (eg Metacentrum, or some specific Data Storage services) require existence of user account (user identity) in IdM system Perun operated by CESNET.

Personal data in specific services

Last change: 13.6.2018