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Privacy Statement

The European Social Catalyst Fund (operated by Genio) fully respects your right to privacy and takes every appropriate measure to secure the privacy of any information shared with the organisation. 

General Data Protection Regulation

What is the GDPR?
Commencing on May 25, 2018, a new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU). It regulates how an organization treats and/or uses the personal data of EU citizens, including organisations located outside of the EU. It will replace the national data protection laws currently in place with a single set of rules, directly enforceable in each EU member state. The GDPR’s focus is the protection, collection and management of personal data, (i.e. data about individuals) and it applies to all businesses who hold or otherwise process personal data (including sole traders) of people in EU Member States.

What does the GDPR regulate?
The GDPR will regulate the processing of personal data for EU individuals including the collection, storage, transfer, or use. Personal data refers to any piece of data that, used alone or with other data, could identify a person. This includes mailing lists, email addresses etc.

How does GDPR change privacy law?
GDPR gives people more rights over how companies collect and use personal data. The act specifically gives people the right to access, correct, delete, and restrict processing of personal data, and lays out strict guidelines about consent for data usage.

User Volunteered Information

The European Social Catalyst Fund (through Genio) does not collect any personal information on this website without your permission. All information volunteered within online forms is treated as confidential in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. Personal information such as email addresses is requested by online forms for the sole purpose of enabling the recipient in Genio to reply to your contact.

Automatically Obtained Information

Cookies may be used by this website to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our website. Cookies may also be used to remember your display preferences (e.g. preferred text size) the next time you visit. We use cookies as part of Google Analytics, a Web analytics service that enables us to track how visitors use our website. Google Analytics uses first party cookies. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Temporary session cookies may also be used in some areas to enable specific functionality. Session cookies are deleted once you leave the website. Non-session cookies exist on your computer for 30 days after you have visited but they contain no private or sensitive data (e.g. the cookie that preserves your text magnification is called "fontsize" and only contains the number 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 depending on the magnification you last selected). Some browser header information is automatically stored by the system to generate website usage statistics. Genio does not use malware, spyware, or adware in any form or fashion.


The European Social Catalyst Fund (through Genio) uses every appropriate physical and technical security measure to prevent unauthorised access, alteration, or destruction of data. These measures are reviewed regularly.

Information Disclosure

The ESCF (through Genio) will not disclose any personal information obtained from its website to any third party unless required by law to do so.

ESCF online application form

All personal data processed through the ESCF application form will be processed in line with GDPR guidelines and ethical compliance. All data to be processed in relation to applications will be received via a secure electronic portal on a secure password protected cloud on an encrypted network. This portal (FLUXX) will provide password protection for the applicants and they will only have access to their own data during the application process.

All applicants will be made aware of the data items that will be collected during the application process at the outset of the process. These will include names and afflictions of consortiums members, financial records, impact to date reports, business addresses, bank details (in the case of successful applicants) etc.

Data items will only be collected for the purpose of the granting of the financial award and other items related to the awarding and support of same. They will be used for no other purpose.

Contact Information

Any queries regarding privacy and this website can be directed to Data Protection Officer: Dr Olivia Cosgrove.

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