Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The European Union’s SECCA Project (hereinafter – SECCA) values its relationships with you as a member of the public and is committed to the protection of your personal information. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

This privacy notice aims to give you information on how SECCA collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

Who We Are

The SECCA project is funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium led by SECCA sa/nv with Intec-GOPA International Energy Consultants, ACTED, and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) – Energy, as consortium partners. This privacy notice is issued on behalf of SECCA, so when we mention ”SECCA”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice, we are referring to the Project and relevant company in the implementing consortium.

In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have appointed a data protection officer (DPO), who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice.

Types of Personal Data we collect

In order to fulfil the purposes set out above, we may collect the following types of personal information through this website:

  • Identity
  • Contact details
  • Marketing and Communications preferences
  • Website usage history.


Automatic Information Collection

When you visit the site, we automatically collect information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions and operating system and platform. In addition, we receive and store certain types of usage information whenever you interact with our site, including what pages you visit, frequency of visits and activities you perform on our site. We receive and record traffic data using Google Analytics including your IP address, SECCA cookies and the page you requested. We use this data to help diagnose problems with its server and analyze trends. We may also use any data we collect through the site to better understand and market to our website visitors.


Purposes for Collection and Use

When we collect personal information from our clients, investors and other members of the public, it will be used and disclosed for the following purposes to:

  • Establish and maintain responsible non-commercial relations with you
  • Understand your service and/or project needs
  • Develop and enhance our services to you
  • Manage and develop our activities
  • Send periodic emails
  • Meet legal and regulatory requirements.


Privacy Compliance

In order to comply with these laws, we will:

  • Collect only that personal information which is adequate, relevant and necessary for the purposes outlined above.
  • Only use your personal data when the law allows us to and in a fair and transparent manner. Most commonly we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
    • Where we need to perform a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
    • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
    • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where relevant and necessary, obtain consent for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information, except when inappropriate (e.g. in an emergency or when consent would compromise the availability or accuracy of the information). We will obtain your consent in a form appropriate to the sensitivity of the information and allow you to modify or withdraw your consent.
  • Use and disclose personal information only for the specified purposes for which it was collected, as set out above.
  • On request, provide you with information about the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information and provide access to that information, if reasonable. On request, we will rectify or erase information that is inaccurate, out of date or is no longer required for the purpose(s) for which it was collected.
  • Ensure that any personal information is accurate and up to date, as relevant for the collection and usage purposes; use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that personal information is secure; and keep the information only as long as necessary for business and legal reasons.

Disclosures of your Personal Data

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Protection of Personal Data

We will use appropriate technical and organizational security safeguards to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, use, disclosure, loss, modification or destruction.

Your Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you may have some or all of the following rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:

  • Request access to your personal data
  • Request correction of your personal data
  • Request erasure of your personal data
  • Object to processing of your personal data
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data
  • Request transfer of your personal data
  • Right to withdraw consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


Do We Use Cookies?

Yes, cookies are small files of numbers and letters that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive. Some cookies used on this site are essential and are needed to ensure that the site works correctly, such as maintaining the background image that you see on each web page.

We also use some non-essential cookies, which allow us to collect data about the number of visitors and user interaction with the site and to understand and save preferences for future visits. This enables us to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. This information is collected in a way which does not identify website users and no attempt is made to find out the personal identities of any of our users.

By accessing and using our website you agree to our use of cookies and the collection of your personal information as described herein.

If you do not wish to use cookies, this feature can be disabled by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you do disable cookies, certain parts of our site will be unavailable to you.

If you object to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information for the above purposes, please contact us.

You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions, by giving us reasonable notice.

If you have questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, you may contact us at

Information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We may be collecting and using information from you if you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), and in this section of our Privacy Policy we are going to explain exactly how and why is this data collected, and how we maintain this data under protection from being replicated or used in the wrong way.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is an EU-wide privacy and data protection law that regulates how EU residents’ data is protected by companies and enhances the control the EU residents have, over their personal data.

The GDPR is relevant to any globally operating company and not just the EU-based businesses and EU residents. Our customers’ data is important irrespective of where they are located, which is why we have implemented GDPR controls as our baseline standard for all our operations worldwide.

What is personal data?

Any data that relates to an identifiable or identified individual. GDPR covers a broad spectrum of information that could be used on its own, or in combination with other pieces of information, to identify a person. Personal data extends beyond a person’s name or email address. Some examples include financial information, political opinions, genetic data, biometric data, IP addresses, physical address, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

The Data Protection Principles include requirements such as:

  • Personal data collected must be processed in a fair, legal, and transparent way and should only be used in a way that a person would reasonably expect.
  • Personal data should only be collected to fulfil a specific purpose and it should only be used for that purpose. Organizations must specify why they need the personal data when they collect it.
  • Personal data should be held no longer than necessary to fulfil its purpose.
  • People covered by the GDPR have the right to access their own personal data. They can also request a copy of their data, and that their data be updated, deleted, restricted, or moved to another organization.

Why is GDPR important?

GDPR adds some new requirements regarding how companies should protect individuals’ personal data that they collect and process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. Beyond these facts it’s simply the right thing to do. At SECCA we strongly believe that your data privacy is very important and we already have solid security and privacy practices in place that go beyond the requirements of this new regulation.


Handling Complaints

If you feel that SECCA is not complying with its Privacy policy or with private sector privacy laws, you may lodge a complaint with us and we will appoint someone in authority to investigate the complaint. If the complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may make a written request to the appropriate national, provincial, state or federal privacy or data protection officials or regulator asking them to investigate the complaint.


Changes to our privacy policy

Our Company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 14 June 2023.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights or to lodge a complaint, please contact us at

If you have any questions about the SECCA project and its activities, please reach out to us via the contacts provided on the “Contact Us” page of this website.

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