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Privacy policy


EMIL RACOVIȚĂ INSTITUTE OF SPEOLOGY BUCHAREST (ISER) does not assume responsibility for the Security of the connection or of the devices used by you for communication and navigation on this website.

ISER cannot be held liable for any physical or moral damages caused by visiting or displaying the electronic platforms used in ISER or by downloading and using any information, including text, images, videos or files on these platforms.

ISER agreement is required to connect these electronic platforms used in ISER with other platforms. ISER assumes no responsibility for unauthorized electronic platforms with which it may be connected, nor for materials posted on them by persons other than those authorized.

PRIVACY POLICY REGARDING PERSONAL DATA. ISER is registered as an operator in the Register of evidence of personal data processing managed by the National Authority for the Supervision of Personal Data Processing under no. 33619, with the stated purpose of "education and culture" and "scientific research".

INFORMATION NOTE ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA The privacy policy covers the collection and use of personal data provided by you on the electronic platforms used within ISER.

Personal data means any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is that person who is directly or indirectly identifiable, in particular by reference to an identifying element, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more specific elements, own physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

This Privacy Policy covers the personal data of ISER community members (students, faculty, graduates), partner institutions, candidates, and others who come in contact with us or visit our locations, employees or employees, volunteers , collaborators and applies to personal data collected by: e-mail, directly at ISER offices, various forms, CVs, videos, website, social media, etc. The electronic platforms used in ISER are based on technologies that allow the collection of certain technical information about you: your internet address, the operating system used, the geographical location, the type of internet browser, information about the traffic you make on the electronic platforms used in ISER framework etc. All this information collected through these electronic platforms used in ISER is intended to help improve the services provided.

ISER will not disclose personal or identifying data to any third party except with the express permission of users or when there is a legal obligation to do so.

ISER respects the personal data and the security of the processing of personal data of each person who visits the electronic platforms used within the institute.

ISER undertakes to maintain the confidentiality of personal data provided by you through the electronic platforms used under ISER, as provided for in the provisions of European Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on their free movement.

Your rights

You can consult REGULATION no. 679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (GDPR), as well as the measures implementing the Regulation (EU) provided by Law no.190 / 2018

As the owner of your personal data, GDPR gives you a number of rights, including:

  • right of access - allows you to obtain confirmation that your personal data is processed by us and, if so, what are the relevant details of these processing activities
  • right of rectification - allows you to rectify your personal data if it is incorrect
  • right to delete - allows you to obtain the deletion of your personal data in certain cases, such as:
  1. if the data are no longer necessary in connection with the purposes for which they were collected;
  2. if the processing was based on your consent and has been withdrawn, expired or if there is no longer a legal basis for the processing of your personal data;
  3. The court or regulatory authority has decided that your personal data in question should be deleted
  4.  if it turns out that your personal data has been processed illegally:
  • right of restriction - allows you to obtain the restriction on the processing of your personal data in certain cases (for example, when you challenge the accuracy of your personal data, for a period that allows us to verify this accuracy);
  • the right to object - allows you to object to the further processing of your personal data under the conditions and limits established by law;
  • right to data portability - allows you to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and legible format, or to pass this data on to another data controller.


Please notify ISER immediately of any inaccuracies between the information displayed on the electronic platforms used in ISER and your personal data. Please also report any unauthorized, inappropriate or illegal use of information from the electronic platforms used in ISER.

For questions or concerns regarding the processing of personal data or for the exercise of legal rights, the data subjects may contact the person responsible for data processing (DPO) within ISER, Calea 13 Septembrie no. 13, Sector 5, Bucharest, by e-mail or at tel. +40213188132 interior 1012.

Other information, as well as model documents to be completed in activities involving the collection of personal data, can be read and downloaded here:

  • Informare GDPR - download
  • ISER privacy policy - download
  • Data processing consent - download
  • Request for rectification of personal data processed - download
  • Request for deletion of processed personal data - download
  • Protection of personal data WEBSITE ISER - download

Cookie usage policy


In order to comply with the requirements established in the EU Directive of 26 May 2012 and the provisions of Law no. 506 of November 17, 2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, all visitors to the website are required to consent before sending cookies to their computers.

This website does not use its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.

Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Customize certain settings, such as the language in which a site is viewed, accessing old preferences by pressing the "forward" and "backward" buttons:
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users.
  • Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.

What is a "cookie"?

An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply a "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.

The cookie is installed by the request made by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the hard drive user).

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of the existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.

Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.

There are 2 main categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can be stored until the user logs out of that website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / out of an account webmail or social networking).
  • Persistent cookies - these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously. to memorize a user's interests so that the most relevant advertising for the user is delivered.

What are the benefits of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable services to users: eg online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.

How long does a cookie last?

Cookies are administered by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website, and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (cookies). permanent). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.

What are third-party cookies?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.

How cookies are used by a site.

A visit to a website may place cookies for:

  • increase website performance;
  • an analysis of visitors;
  • geotargetting;
  • user registration.

Cookie-uri de performanță

Acest tip de cookie reține preferințele utilizatorului pe acest site, așa încât nu mai este nevoie de setarea lor la fiecare vizitare a site-ului. Exemple: setările volumului pentru video player, viteza de video streaming cu care este compatibil browserul.

Cookies for visitor analysis

Each time a user visits a site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells you if you've visited this site before. The browser will indicate if you have this cookie, and if not, one will be generated. It allows monitoring of unique users who visit the site and how often they do so. As long as the visitor is not registered on the site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes. If it is registered, the details provided, such as the e-mail address and username, may also be known - these being subject to confidentiality, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force on the protection of personal data.

Geotargetting cookies

These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target content - even when the visitor is on the page in Romanian or in another language, the same advertisement will be received.

Cookies for registration

When you register on a site, a cookie is generated that announces whether or not you are registered. Servers use these cookies to show the account with which you are registered and if you have permission for a particular service. It is also allowed to associate any comment posted on the site with your username. If you have not selected "keep me registered", this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.

Other third party cookies

On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or to customize an application. For example, when you share an article using the social media button on a site, that social network will record your activity.

What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the Internet browsing experience (eg settings for the language in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to their webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to authenticate through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to the user's preferences - categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
  • Offers tailored to users' interests - password retention, language preferences (eg displaying search results in Romanian).
  • Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites). uri). Websites carry out these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or self-executed. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

However, cookies may be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies.

In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
  • If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
  • Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.

How do I stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use.

It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or the browser can be set to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if a visitor is not registered using cookies, they will not be able to leave comments. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the Options menu or in the browser's Favorites menu.