Who we are

EC3 is a non-profit organisation established in Belgium with a primary purpose to advance professional knowledge and improve engineering practice in the built environment by fostering research, education and policy in current and emerging computing and information technologies. 

For more information, please write:

European Council for Computing in Construction
Repelstraat 19
9100 Sint-Niklaas
BELGIUM

EC3 is Registered as a non-profit organisation under the EU and Belgian bylaws (Organisation Number: 0694.676.287).

Our website address is http://ec-3.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt into saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We will not share your data with anyone. All data collected are for the purposes of running the site and providing our services. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

During your visit to the website and to be able to register, we may ask you to fill in your personal information (name, surname, email address, mailing address, credit card details, etc.). These data are stored and processed per the General Data Protection Law (GPDR) that went into effect on May 25th, 2018. If you have any concerns, please contact the webmaster of this site. 

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For more information, please write:

European Council for Computing in Construction
Repelstraat 19
9100 Sint-Niklaas
BELGIUM

Contact the webmaster at: webmaster@ec-3.org

Additional information

How we protect your data

While we take every precaution to ensure that your data is protected, we should not be held liable for any loss due to misuse and illegal access of your data from unauthorised third parties. It is recommended that you follow best privacy practices: use unique passwords, change your password frequently, and always run an up-to-date virus and spyware protection software on your computer.