Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy2020-05-22T13:14:44+00:00

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Please read this disclaimer and Privacy Statement in full before you use this Website.  Using the Website means that you accept the terms of this disclaimer. We reserve the right to update this disclaimer.

The creation and maintenance of this website takes place within the project “LOw-cost innovative Technology for water quality monitoring and water resources management for Urban and rural water Systems in India (LOTUS) » co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N° 820881 and by the Indian Government, Ministry of Science and Technology. The views expressed in this website are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission or the Indian Government.

The LOTUS Project maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its results and activities. Our goal is to keep this information updated. The Consortium has the right to interrupt service for internal reasons, e.g. maintenance, and is not obligated to make services available online without interruption.

The LOTUS Project is committed to respect privacy of each user and comply with applicable laws on data protection and privacy. Processing of user’s personal data is governed by these terms, by the relevant provisions of EU legislation on data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and the relevant local legislation, including decisions, guidelines and regulations.

Although you can browse through most of this website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required (e.g., subscription to the project’s mailing list, and contact form).

Collection and use of personal information

By accessing the Website, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Website, the software used and the time spent, with other similar information, are stored either on the project server or in Google Analytics. These do not specifically identify the User.  The information is used internally only for website traffic analysis and is not published for general access.

LOTUS only collects, via its website, personal information through the online subscription to the project’s mailing list and the project’s contact form.

These personal data will be collected on the basis of your direct consent and kept as long as the project work is ongoing. 

We do not collect personal data or information for dissemination or selling them to third parties for marketing purposes. We do not collect sensitive personal information.

In accordance with the GDPR and the French law n°78-17 of 6 January 1978, everyone who registered to the project’s mailing list or sent a message via this website has a right to access, query, rectification and opposition by writing to the data protection Officer (Fabrice Clari: f.clari(at) 


Cookies are used by the website to improve the user experience and by the Google Analytics tool which is used to monitor the audience.

Protection of personal information

We use a range of physical, technical and organizational measures to ensure that we keep your personal data secure. These measures include Technological security measures, including firewalls and encryption mechanisms (TLS). Personal data will be secured by password-protecting of individual documents. The passwords will be kept secure and only be shared with project partners who shall to work with the data (i.e., send project newsletters, reply to messages received via the contact form, …).

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Copyright notice

© LOTUS, 2019

The Website is in its individual components and its entirety the property of the Consortium and is protected by applicable intellectual property laws. Using, changing or copying the content is only permitted with the explicit permission of the authors.