The COLLECTORS project maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its work.

We do our best to keep the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible. Nonetheless, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them as soon as possible. The COLLECTORS consortium assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by use or information on this site.

COLLECTORS is a European project, in the sense that it receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme. However, visitors should bear in mind that the project website and other outputs do not reflect the official opinion of the European institutions and funding programmes.

Copyright and reproduction

The content of this website is, unless otherwise indicated, copyright of the COLLECTORS project. Reproduction of the site’s content is authorized and strongly encouraged, provided that COLLECTORS is acknowledged as the source.
Some of the images or documents on this site are available as high-resolution downloads. When using such documents, COLLECTORS must be credited as the source.

Links to other resources

This website may contain links to other websites or resources, such as relevant projects. Please note that COLLECTORS does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness or accuracy of outside materials.

Privacy policy

During the COLLECTORS project, personal data will be collected. By using our site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to identify and contact you, such as your name and e-mail address. We may use your personal information to reply to your queries or send you our newsletters.

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“log data”). We do this to monitor our visitor statistics and to improve the COLLECTORS website. This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages you visit on our website, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this log data.

Additionally, like many sites, we use cookies to collect information. Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

The COLLECTORS consortium recognises the importance of the protection of personal data and takes great care in ensuring the project activities are conducted in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

In addition to website visitor information, COLLECTORS will collect personal data from participants in the Regional Working Group (RWG), Focus Group and Interviews. The consortium has drafted strict procedures regarding the data collection, storage, retention, and destruction. Selection of participants will be done via specific procedures, predefined by the project. COLLECTORS will obtain a signed informed consent form from these participants. The anonymized information gathered during the interviews, RWG and Focus Groups will be interpreted and processed for publicly available project reports, and for related scientific publications. It will only be used for the COLLECTORS project, and will not further be used for other purposes, unless participants explicitly agree. The personal contact information will be collected purely for communication and dissemination purposes.


Should you have any questions regarding the purpose and design of this project and/or your contribution, or if you decide to withdraw from the research at a later stage, please contact us.