Data & Privacy Policy

IURC will lead and develop a form of decentralised international urban and regional cooperation whose main axes of activity would be two-fold: sustainable urban development and innovation in key partner countries and regions in line with the external dimension of ‘Europe 2020’.


With regard to this Privacy Policy and this website, we would like to inform you that the data controller in charge of processing of personal data is Ingeniería Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial, (hereafter referred as Acciona) as the Managing Party of the IURC Central Coordination Services Consortium.

ICF International (ICF SA)
VAT Number : BE 0820 347 311
Address : Avenue Marnix 17, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone number: +32 2 275 01 00

All data collection and management carried out through this website and associated communication products is done in full accordance with Acciona’s own data protection policy. This can be read in full below.

Acciona respects the privacy of our members and other contacts and seeks to ensure that any personal data that we collect is processed in a secure, responsible manner. Acciona only collects personal data that we need in order to provide our services.
The personal information you provide to Acciona will be used and stored as follows:

2. Data collection and use

Acciona collects personal information to deliver the services requested based on your explicit consent, when you subscribe to any of our newsletters or news bulletins about IURC’s activities and/or based on the relationship established between you and IURC. Acciona strives to limit the amount of personal information collected.

The personal information collected could be used to contact you in response to a specific enquiry via email, telephone or postal mail. We do not collect any sensitive data (political opinion, religious beliefs, health, etc.) unless it is expressly needed and, in this case, on the basis of your explicit consent. This policy explains how we process personal data related to our services.

This policy was last updated: June 2021.

3. Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

First party cookies (hereafter referred as “Essential cookies” are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies (hereafter referred as “External Media cookies”).

The first time you visit the IURC website, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies. The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences for a certain period of time. Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

3.1 External Media cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube and Twitter. To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
If you do not accept External Media cookies you will not be able to view this content on our website.

3.2 Analytics cookies

We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.
The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).
Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose. The anonymised statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with the Commission.

However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies – either via the cookie banner you will see on the first page you visit or by clicking on “My Cookie Settings” in the footer banner at the bottom of any page of the website.

Name  ServicePurposeCookie type and duration
_pk_id.*Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source softwareRecognises website visitors (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).First-party persistent cookie, 13 months
_pk_ses.*Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source softwareIdentifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit. (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).First-party persistent cookie, 30 minutes

3.3 Cookie usage

Acciona uses cookies to help us see which pages our visitors like and which ones are not working so well, meaning we can make improvements to the website and improve their experience. The cookies we are using do not tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you.

4. What personal data we collect and why

The mandatory fields for subscribing to the IURC e-newsletter are the email address, first name, last name and your City / region / country. The “Sector of activity / interest” field is not mandatory, but would help us understand your interests and track and improve our activities. If you receive a news alert about an event that you register for, details about data protection will be included on the registration form.

You can check our e-newsletter privacy statement here:

Other contacts: We collect information from you through information that you provide to us through business cards, through project partnerships that we jointly work on, and through events that you have signed up for.

5. How long do we keep your personal data?

We will not retain your personal information for longer than required. We will keep your personal information:

  • For as long as required by law
  • Until we no longer have a valid reason for keeping it
  • Until you request us to stop using it. Any such requests can be sent to our data protection officer at

In addition, all our mailings contain an unsubscribe button. Duration is linked to your subscription. If you unsubscribe, your personal data will be deleted permanently. Details of how to unsubscribe are provided in each newsletter.

6. How we protect your data

At Acciona we implement technical and organisational measures to secure your personal data against hacking, malware, ransomware, malicious websites, etc.

Our server environment fulfils all modern security requirements for protecting your personal data. This includes software and systems to prevent hacking and to fight malware, ransomware or any other intrusion from potentially malicious websites. All our data are stored on a dedicated and secure server environment.

7. Your rights concerning your personal data

To ensure fairness, transparency, and accountability, you are invited to exercise the following rights, free of charge, whenever you think it is appropriate.

Right to review, update, and correct your personal data

You have the right of access, rectification, erasure, portability and limitation or opposition by sending a request to

By requesting access to your personal data, you will obtain:

  • A list of personal data about you held by Acciona;
  • An explanation of the purpose for which your personal data is being processed;
  • Details of anyone to whom your personal data may have been disclosed (note: we only disclose your personal information if required to by law).
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing

We process your personal data on the basis of your freely given consent. You have the right to revoke this consent at any time for any reason. To do so, please contact

After your request has been received, your personal data will be removed from mailing lists and/or deleted entirely from our database within one month (your data may be stored, but not further processed, in order to comply with possible audits or checks from funding bodies, e.g. the European Commission).

The right to lodge a complaint

In case of any complaint, please contact immediately to resolve the problem. However, please note that you have (at all times) the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority. In general, you can refer to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for the location where your place of residence or work is located, or that of our organisation.

8. Changes to this policy

This privacy policy is reviewed and updated periodically. Any changes to this policy will be communicated to you either via email or on our website.

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