LAST UPDATED  14 May 2023

Thank you for visiting the TRANSCEND website.


Who we are

TRANSCEND is a three-year EU-funded project (Grant Agreement no: 101073913) that began in October 2022 and ends in September 2025. UK participants are supported by UKRI grant number 10041916 (Trilateral Research Ltd.). For further information, we can be contacted at:

Scope of this privacy policy

The TRANSCEND consortium has implemented this privacy policy to inform website visitors and other stakeholders about how we process personal data within the project and when you access our website. We are obligated and committed to processing personal data responsibly, securely, and proportionally throughout our activities, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (hereafter ‘the GDPR’) [1].

The personal data types we collect and why

We collect the following types of personal data about individuals:


The lawful bases for processing personal data 

During the TRANSCEND research project, each of the partners will act as the data controller and therefore will be responsible for the implementation of data protection rules in relation to the processing operations it will perform. TRANSCEND partners will be considered as joint controllers when they jointly determine the purposes and means, or at least the essential elements of these purposes and means, for data processing operations that will be performed within the TRANSCEND project.

For personal data processed through the website only, Trilateral Research Ltd. will act as the data controller. For personal data processed as a result of emailing us or subscribing, the data controllers will be Trilateral Research Ltd., the European Organisation for Security and the Peace Research Institute Oslo.

TRANSCEND partners will process personal data in accordance with the GDPR, in addition to adhering to all relevant national legislation (e.g., UK-GDPR). We expect to process personal data on the following legal basis: 


How we secure your personal data when we process it

We have put technical and organisational security policies and procedures in place to protect personal data (including, if necessary, sensitive personal data) from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We aim to ensure that access to your personal data is password protected. Data is restricted only to a limited number of individuals who need to access it. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We install and regularly update all security and anti-virus software in use on all of our systems, nevertheless the security of data transmitted over the internet cannot be completely guaranteed. In addition, the consortium conducts ethical and data protection monitoring over the duration of the project, wherein the consortium will identify and assess any ethical or data protection risks and find solutions to overcome any such risks. 

Do we share personal data with third parties?

The TRANSCEND consortium will generally not share personal information with anyone except the European Commission, if it so requests. All partners will treat information received from other partners as confidential and will not disclose it to third parties, unless it is obvious that the information is already publicly available or there is a legal obligation to do so. The partners will impose the same obligations on their employees and suppliers.

We may occasionally share personal data with trusted third parties, such as those listed below, to help us deliver efficient and quality services. When we do so, we ensure that recipients are contractually bound to safeguard the data we entrust to them before we actually share the data. We may engage with several or all of the following categories of recipients:


Do we transfer your personal data outside the EU?

We store personal data on servers located in the EU, but also in the EEA (Norway) and in the UK, where partners are based.  As mentioned, we may also transfer personal data to reputable third-party service providers, notably GoogleDrive and Dropbox which may also be located outside of the EU.  


Do we use cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer to make websites work better and to provide information to the owners of the website about its use by visitors. We only use third-party cookies on our website.

Where cookies are used, a statement will be sent to your browser explaining the use of cookies. We give visitors the option of not having cookies from our website.


Your data protection rights 

You have the following rights regarding our processing of your personal data. You can exercise your rights by emailing us (see below) including:


We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information or to exercise any of your other rights. This helps us to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. No fee is required to make an initial request unless your request is clearly unfounded or excessive. Depending on the circumstances, we may be unable to comply with your request based on other lawful grounds.


How long do we retain personal data?

We retain personal data to provide our services, stay in contact with you and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and professional obligations to which we are subject. Please note that we have an obligation to retain data concerning European Union research projects (Horizon Europe) for up to five years after the end of the project (unless further retention is requested by auditors).

As the records and documentation containing personal data have been collected within the delivery of a European Commission project, we expect that the Commission will process it in compliance with the GDPR. After the expiry of the retention period, and unless further legitimate grounds for retention arise, we will dispose of personal data in a secure manner.

Do we change this privacy policy?

We regularly review this privacy policy and will post any updates to it on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 14 May 2023.

Contact us

If you have any concerns as to how your data is processed or if you have some issues or queries concerning the TRANSCEND website, you can contact us at:


[1] Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (‘GDPR’).

[2] Article 6.1.a of GDPR states that processing is lawful if the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data, for one or more specific purposes.

[3] Article 6.1.f of GDPR states that processing is lawful if it is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.

[4] Article 6.1.c of GDPR states that processing is lawful if it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject. Article 38.1 of the project’s Grant Agreement between the European Commission and the project states that beneficiaries of Horizon Europe projects have an obligation to promote the project and its results.