Privacy and data protection

Privacy and data protection laws protect the integrity and confidentiality of a person’s private information. Personal Data is information that can be used to identify a person either directly or indirectly (hereinafter referred to as ‘Personal Data’). A ‘personal identifier’ is a piece of information that can identify an individual. This definition covers a wide range of personal identifiers which constitute Personal Data, including name, address, email address, identification number, location data, or online identifier.


The Network of European Regions using space technologies (NEREUS) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of its employees and members and further to this everyone with whom NEREUS liaises or cooperates. All Personal Data shall physically and logically stay within the territory of a European Union Member State or of a country recognised as offering an adequate level of protection under the European Union’s legal framework for protecting personal data.


NEREUS will only use personal data for appropriate purposes, and personal data will be processed in accordance with applicable laws, internal requirements and NEREUS privacy policy hereinafter referred to as GDPR (UE 2016/679 (link)). NEREUS does not share or sell your personal data to third parties. NEREUS may update this policy and invites you to check its privacy policy on regular basis.




NEREUS communicates externally and internally with the general public, its members and cooperation partners, and other relevant EU stakeholders, specific target groups, and individual persons. Examples of communication activities performed by NEREUS are the distribution of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, optimising the NEREUS website, organising and promoting events, conducting surveys, and communicating in social media networks. The personal data processed includes contact information and communication-related information. NEREUS processes and stores your Personal Data as long as it is required to meet its contractual and statutory obligations. The retention period of your Personal Data is determined by applicable Laws and Regulations and/or by NEREUS procedures or processes adopted in accordance with applicable Laws and Regulations.





When participating in NEREUS events, webinars, or workshops participants agree that personal data collected during this registration may be stored and used for the organization and realization of the event. Your consent is mandatory for your participation. You may find more information in the document below:


With the registration, you give your consent to the following:


  1. use of your personal data. NEREUS may collect your personal data during this registration to store and use them for the organization, realization and follow-up of this event. Your consent is mandatory for your participation.
  2. The guest speakers of the event will be contacted by NEREUS or the partners’ organisations to be informed about the presentation requirements and the technical details. Also, potential participants might be contacted by NEREUS as a follow-up to their comments/questions during the event.
  3. Upon the end of the event, your data will be deleted from all of the NEREUS databases.
  4. Upon the end of the event and with your consent, your data will be saved to a database to send you information regarding upcoming events. You agree that employees of NEREUS may have access to your data. Beyond that, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent or a legal basis. Moreover, you have a right to block, delete or change such data. The responsible body to be contacted for this is NEREUS Secretariat, 21, Rue Montoyer | B-1000 (BE), email:
  5. Image rights. By attending a physical or a virtual event you consent to record yourself. The video or parts of the video or any images that have been taken during the event will be available for the participants of the event and the general public via the NEREUS and partners organisations NEREUS website, social media, newsletters, newsflashes. NEREUS may use and broadcast the recorded material, including your image for outreach purposes.




Cookies policy


Cookies are small files or amounts of information that may be stored to, accessed and removed from your device when you access the NEREUS website . They are widely used in order to make the NEREUS website work, or work more efficiently, as to provide information to the owners of the site.


The NEREUS website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through it. In particular, cookies allow NEREUS to recognise your device and store information about your preferences or past actions. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the NEREUS website. NEREUS also uses third-party cookies that help the organisation to analyze and understand how you use the website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience.


How it works


NEREUS uses this information to determine how interesting its content is for you as a user, and to a) Generate traffic statistics and use of this website b) Target advertising, including on other applications or services. Your browser automatically sends information to our servers every time you ask to see a page. For every page displayed, various information, including date and time, the previous page you visited, what page you are visiting now, etc. is stored. None of these details will be used to identify individuals, for example, are the IP-addresses anonymized. NEREUS uses this information to generate general statistics indicating for example what pages are most popular and what kind of information the users are searching for.


For these reasons, NEREUS may use the following cookies:



Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the NEREUS website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the NEREUS website, anonymously.

Cookie Duration Description
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement 1 year The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Advertisement”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional 11 months The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Other.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance 11 months This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.
PHPSESSID session This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the NEREUSbsite. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
vieNEREUSd_cookie_policy 11 months The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.


Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the NEREUS website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.

Cookie Duration Description
__atuvc 1 year 1 month This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
__atuvs 30 minutes This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
lang This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the NEREUSbsite.


Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the NEREUS website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

Cookie Duration Description
YSC session This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.


Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the NEREUS website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Cookie Duration Description
_ga 2 years This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat_gtag_UA_108421314_1 1 minute This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.
_gid 1 day This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a NEREUSbsite and helps in creating an analytics report of how the NEREUSbsite is doing. The data collected including the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
uvc 1 year 1 month The cookie is set by to determine the usage of service.


Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across NEREUS website and collect information to provide customized ads.

Cookie Duration Description
IDE 1 year 24 days Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the NEREUSbsite and any other advertisement before visiting the NEREUSbsite. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
loc 1 year 1 month This cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.
test_cookie 15 minutes This cookie is set by The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 5 months 27 days This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a NEREUSbsite.


Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.

Cookie Duration Description
CONSENT 16 years 7 months 12 days 15 hours 1 minute No description
xtc 1 year 1 month No description





  • Newsletter/newsflash

NEREUS uses ‘Mailchimp’ platform to disseminate newsletters and newsflashes to its contacts. Upon registration, through the website  you consent to share your data with the objective to receive our news. Your data will be collected by this website Mailchimp never shares or uses your data for any other websites or for any other company, organisation, or business but it may be verified through an automated spam checking service. Read their privacy policy here (link).


  • Email

Upon your consent, NEREUS may also use its outlook accounts to send you emails for outreach purposes such as the organisation of events, news, etc.


  • Social media

NEREUS has active profiles on X, LinkedIn, and YouTube. NEREUS uses social media to keep you updated about the organisation and its activities, and for other outreach purposes. If you choose to follow or like NEREUS social profiles, your personal data (such as your name and the fact that you are interested in NEREUS) can be visible to people browsing your personal social profiles.


If you interact with our social profiles or content posted by us, NEREUS may receive personal data about you, such as your (user) name, profile photo, hometown, email address, phone number, gender (depending on your own privacy settings). Examples of interactions with our profiles include commenting on our posts, creating visitor posts, or sending us a personal message.


NEREUS may use its followers as targeted audiences for marketing activities on social media.


NEREUS appreciates feedback and comments via social media and does not moderate comments/posts from its followers or the general public before they are posted. NEREUS will delete comments, posts, or feedback of any kind without further notice.


In addition, NEREUS refer to the social media platform’s terms and conditions:


  • X Terms of Service:
  • LinkedIn User Agreement:
  • YouTube Terms of Service:


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