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Cookie Policy

This website uses both own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to everyone’s needs and interests. According to the EU’s ‘ e-privacy ‘ directive, in force from 26 May 2012 and with the provisions of Law No. 506 of 17 November 2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, all visitors to the website are required consent before the transmission of cookies to their computers.

What is meant by cookies?

The Cookie is a small text file that a site saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit it. Thanks to cookies, the site retains, for a period of time, your actions and preferences (login, language, character size and other display preferences). You no longer have to reenter them whenever you return to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do I use my cookies?

The site installs cookies only to enable improvements in the features offered and in order to monitor visitors accessing the site for statistical reports, without reaping, processing, disseminating or registering personal data.

What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain content sections on the site can be provided via third parties. These third parties may place cookies through another website and they are called ‘ third party cookies ‘ because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party suppliers must also comply with the applicable law and privacy policies of the site owner.

Third-party cookies are used to monitor the site that helps us improve it and to connect with social networks. Cookies from the external site monitoring system, W3C, take over the following types of information: The IP, the country from which the visitor originates, the type of browser used and the operating system.

For cookies used by the module linking to social networks please access the following link: http://www.social9.com/privacy.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by Webservers. The lifetime of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session and are no longer retained, once the user has left the website, while other cookies are retained and reused every time the user returns to that website ( ‘ Persistent cookies ‘). However, cookies may be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.

How can you control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see the aboutcookies.org website. You can delete all cookies from your computer and set most browsers to block their placement. If you do this, you may have to manually set some preferences each time you visit the site. Also, some services or options may not work.

 

Privacy Policy

  1. Overview

By the nature of its work, the municipality of Alba Iulia-through its departments, services, offices and compartments, processes your personal data for the purpose of performing tasks that serve the public interest and/or Resulting from the exercise of public authority, with the main legal basis Law No. 215/2001-Local public Administration law, republished.

Present privacy policy aims to explain in a simple and transparent manner what kind of personal data we collect in connection with you through the www.albaiuliasmartcity.ro website, how we process and what are your rights regarding this data.

According to the regulations of the European Union (General Data Protection Regulation No. 679/2016), and decision NSAPDP No 99/2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, the municipality of Alba Iulia, as owner and administrator of the site www.albaiuliasmartcity.ro, is a personal data controller and legally represents the entity determining the purpose, conditions and modalities of processing the data underlying its access and use.

Personal data refers to any information that tells us something about you, which provides information that we can correlate with you, or that may reveal your identity. Personal data is both data that directly identifies a person (such as name, surname or home address) but also any other data that allows indirect identification, such as: Social network posts, email address, IP address. Therefore, the protection of personal data concerns any Internet user.

The processing of personal data relates to all operations that we can do in respect of your personal data, such as collecting, registering, storing, analyzing, using, modifying, sharing, transferring, and deleting them.
The processing of personal data requires free and explicit consent from you for each purpose.
We invite you to read further this document about what types of data we collect about you, what we do with your data. And how long we keep them, which are your rights. On these dates, as we respect them, as well as how you can exercise them. If you have any questions, concerns or privacy suggestions, please send us a written request to the dpo@apulum.ro address.

2. What personal data we collect, what categories of data, from which people and for what purpose
We collect a series of personal data, of different categories, only for legitimate and clearly defined purposes, the basis of our work and communication with you, and their processing is always based on your explicit consent for each situation in part as follows:

2.1. Anonymized and statistical data

The content of the albaiuliasmartcity.ro website is informative, and accessing does not imply the collection of personal data, but only of anonymized and statistical data as follows:
a. Statistical and anonymized data about accessing and performance of the website (ex: How many visitors, what browser, what type of device, how fast it loads)
b. Anonymized data about site searches (e.g. search terms, popular locations from which searches are made, popular terms, but no results)
c. Statistical data on security incidents and any malicious activity for the purpose of blocking malicious users

2.2. Pseudo-anonymized data

Accessing, interacting and navigating users on the albaiuliasmartcity.ro website involves the processing, validation and processing of pseudonymized data (i.e. we do not check, or is not relevant if the personal data are real), obtained by:
a. Sending comments for certain solutions, after registering with various social media (Facebook, Twitter, Disqus, Google) to which users are registered and for whom they have agreed their policy regarding personal data. The information we have access to in this case is minimal: stated user name, date and time when the comment was created, User of social platform, comment, anonymized email address (example xxx@gmail.com). The comments for solutions and the materials presented on are stored through the Disqus service, to publicly collect Pseudo-anonymized views of the site visitors
b. Contact Form-we store the name, content of requests sent through the contact form and email address (real or invalid), in order to respond to users who contact us.
c. In the next stage of development of the site, registration and subscription to News (Newsletter) will be permitted – by which we verify and confirm the validity of the email addresses used by sending an automated email requesting confirmation of subscription. Email addresses validated by subscribing will be used to send messages for information and marketing purposes, with the possibility of unsubscribe/ CANCEL or revoke the quality acquired by registration.

2.3. Personal data in future stages of development
In the following period, the albaiuliasmartcity.ro website will allow inclusion and adhesion in the community of volunteers, partners and supporters of the Alba Iulia Smart City Project, implying prior consent to data collection and processing by completing specific entry forms.

For supporters, the following personal data is collected: * Name, * First Name, * email address.
For volunteers, these include: * name, first name, email address *, phone number, locality *, skills and interests *, professional data (availability of involvement *, work experience) etc.
For partners, the following personal data is collected: Name *, first name, email address *, organization *, location *, fields of activity, expertise, etc.

The collection and processing of personal data will be necessary for the record, personalized communication and internal administration of interested resources and available to contribute to the achievement of the public activities of the Alba Iulia Smart City Project and will Be strictly in the interest of the project, without implying the sharing of personal data collected with other entities and taking the necessary measures to protect them.

2.4. Types of people from whom we collect data

  • Citizens of Alba Iulia, who want to be informed, test smart solutions, send comments or actively engage in the Alba Iulia Smart City Project
  • Romanian and foreign citizens who want to be informed, comment or engage in the development of the Alba Iulia Smart City Project
  • Representatives of institutions and companies wishing to be informed, communicating, transmitting ideas or getting involved as partners within the Alba Iulia Smart City Project

2.5. Transfer of personal data
Personal data collected by communicating using the contact form with albaiuliasmartcity.ro will not be transferred to third parties, to a third country or to international organizations.

3. What are your rights on your personal data

As a personal data controller, the municipality of Alba Iulia has a legal obligation to provide data subjects with the exercise of their rights on personal information in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulation (GDPR) 679/2016, art.15-22, the most important being:

– The right of information and access to personal data, by which you have the right to request a report of your personal data that we process

– The right to rectification, by which you have the right to ask us to correct or modify your data, including invalid personal data

– Right to delete data („Right to be forgotten”), on which you can ask us to delete your data, personal information in case the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected or processed, withdraw your consent on the basis of which processing takes place or you simply do not want to be in our database anymore

– The right to oppose to the processing of data, through which you can object to the use of your data, with the possibility of unsubscribing, cancelling or revoking the quality acquired by registration

– The right to portability of data; you have the right to ask us to provide your data, or personal data that we are processing by automated means and with your consent, if technically possible.

– The right to oppose automated decision-making processes based on your information and personal data, if you have given us the agreement; You have the right to oppose such automatic decisions and request that a decision be taken by a person.

– The right to lodge a complaint with regard to the processing of personal data to the national supervisory authority of the processing of personal data

You can exercise all these rights, either individually or cumulated, very easily, by simply transmitting a written request to the e-mail address dpo [at] apulum.ro and/or postal address: Alba Iulia, str. Calea Moţilor, Nr. 5, Postal Code 510134.

4. Purpose of data collection

The primary purpose of data collection is to allow all responsible persons, interested in the development of the Alba Iulia Smart City Project and the solutions tested within it to be informed, to be able to communicate with the project team, to be able to comment on the solutions presented and be able to integrate, including through personal contributions, into the local and national community addressing such innovative projects of major impact for the sustainable development of local communities.

The general purposes of collecting personal data are intended to be legitimately explained directly as:

a) Improvement and development of services offered by the municipality of Alba Iulia

We analyze how you use our services to better understand and see what we can improve and how we can collaborate in implementing intelligent solutions that can contribute to the sustainable development of the city; The main goal is to inform, collect opinions, comments, ideas on the development of the Alba Iulia Smart City Project, to collaborate with citizens and legal persons who want to test or engage in the development of the project, including within partnerships; The secondary goal is to increase access to digital services and to limit bureaucracy in relation to Alba Iulia, including applications and projects related to Alba Iulia Smart City Project

b) Information for visitors, partners or supporters of the Alba Iulia Smart City project, including the exchange of experiences and best practices in a new field, which requires multidisciplinary expertise

c) Developing the network of users of intelligent solutions, by involving citizens and all stakeholders, and ensuring their personal data security

We have a duty to protect your data and prevent, detect and limit data security breaches.

5. How long do we keep your personal data?

We have no right to keep your personal data data than during the period in which they are necessary for the purpose for which we initially requested them.

6. What obligations do we have in the processing and collection of personal data

As a personal data controller, the municipality of Alba Iulia has a legal obligation to ensure:
a) storing or transferring personal data only within the European Union, or exclusively to US service providers certified under EU-US Privacy Shield.

b) The inventory of personal data and the exclusive collaboration with the service providers shall in turn respect the rigors of GDPR.

c) Keeping a record of personal data processing activities

In accordance with Law No. EU regulation 679/2016) and decision NSAPDP No 99/2018 for the protection of persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, the municipality of Alba Iulia shall be required to administer it safely and only for the purposes specified for those personal data that users provide when accessing and completing the registration forms available on the www.albaiuliasmartcity.ro website

d) Security and confidentiality of personal data

In this respect, every effort will be made to ensure the use of the site and the contact form to users under maximum security and confidentiality conditions, with appropriate measures to ensure a high level of security, including pseudonymisation, encryption, ability to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data, the ability to restore data integrity in the event of physical or technical incidents.
In the event of misuse or unauthorized use of website or registration and contact forms, as well as non-compliance with any obligations presented here, the municipality of Alba Iulia reserves the right to limit, suspend or cancel, without notice, access of certain users to certain sections of the site, such as forms and the albaiuliasmartcity.ro Web page.

Under the notification procedure in the case of personal data breach, the referral of such an event shall be made by written notice to the dpo@apulum.ro or to the attention of the NSAPDP Supervisory Authority.

7. General terms and conditions of the privacy policy

The purpose of the privacy policy is to inform, define and regulate the terms of use of this website in accordance with European Regulation 2016/679 and decision NSAPDP No 99/2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data. Access to the www.albaiuliasmartcity.ro website, its content and registration forms in the Alba Iulia Smart City Project Community is available 24h/day, 7 days/week, except when it is during maintenance or update activities.

The municipality of Alba Iulia shall endeavor to ensure the accessibility of the site as well as the use of forms involving the collection and processing of personal data by users under maximum security and confidentiality conditions.

In the event of misuse or unauthorized use of website or registration and contact forms, as well as non-compliance with any obligations presented here, the municipality of Alba Iulia reserves the right to limit, suspend or cancel, without notice, access of certain users to certain sections of the site, such as Forms and Web page albaiuliasmartcity.ro.

All content of the electronic platform, but not limited to texts, graphic images, programs, web graphics, and any other data and applications, are the property of Alba Iulia and the IT Center for Community Solutions Association in as a site developer, being protected under copyright law and intellectual property  laws. Information on solutions developed within the Alba Iulia Smart City Project, diagrams, photos, trade names and other related information, are the property of the partners providing and implementing them, being prohibited from using them in any way, including reproduction, copying, citing, being protected under the law.

Alba Iulia Municipality guarantees users limited access to personal interest website and electronic registration, subscription and contact forms, and does not confer the right to reproduce, copy, sell, or exploit the site, forms or Content in any manner, for commercial purposes, informative or contrary to the interests of the Alba Iulia Smart City project.

Any attempt to access the content of the website or the form of the website, or to affect the performance of the server on which it is running will be considered an attempted fraud and will move independent, civil or criminal research against those who have tried this, depending on the severity of the act.
In accordance with EU regulation 679/2016 and decision NSAPDP No 99/2018 for the protection of persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, the municipality of Alba Iulia shall be required to administer it safely and only for the purposes specified for those personal data that users provide when accessing and completing the data registration forms available on the www.albaiuliasmartcity.ro website.

The rights and obligations of the parties referred to in this Act and all the legal effects which it produces are governed by the Romanian law. Any dispute relating to a dispute arising out of these terms and conditions is to be resolved by the competent courts of Romania. The choice of competence is in favor of both parties.

The municipality of Alba Iulia reserves the right to update the terms and conditions with prior notification to persons who have given their consent to the detailed provisions of this document.