Last updated on 08/15/2023.

1. General information

Innobridge Business Innovation Center (BIC Innobridge) is committed to data privacy and is governed by the latest European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. This privacy policy explains what kind of information we collect and the reason for the processing, how we collect, process and ensure the protection of any personal data provided, how this information is used and what rights you can exercise in relation to your data. Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (eg via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to fully protect your data from access by third parties.

2. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

The data collected on this website is processed by BIC Innobridge ("website operator", "we", "us", "our") as set out in the legal notice.

The personal data you enter in the contact forms (your email address) will be shared with BIC Inobridge if your information needs to be processed. You can withdraw your consent to this at any time by contacting us via email at Data processed before we receive your request can still be lawfully processed.

3. How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to us by entering it in the Contact Us form on this website or in the application form for Innobridge BIC events and other activities. Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website.

When you visit our website, it collects personal data to provide an analysis of our site, including:

  • Information about your browser, network and device
  • Web pages you visited before visiting this website
  • Your IP addresses

This information may also include details of your use of this website:

  • Clicks
  • Internal links
  • Pages visited
  • Scrolling
  • Searches
  • Timestamps

We use this information for our website analytics to learn about site traffic and activity.

Data is collected using cookies. The analysis of your browsing behavior is anonymous, which means that we will not be able to identify you from this data. By using or accessing our server, users agree to this. Users who do not agree have the right to stop using this website. You can also withdraw your consent to the use of cookies for analysis and performance by clicking the "NO THANKS" button on the cookie banner.

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of content, such as the data you enter on our contact forms. You can recognize an encrypted link in your browser's address bar when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and a lock icon appears in your browser's address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

4. What do we use your personal data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website and to improve the user experience. The data entered in the Contact Us form is used to register you for our newsletter. The data entered in the application forms are used for the purposes of the invitation to apply.

5. What rights do you have regarding your personal data?

At any time, you have the right to obtain free information about all your personal data that is stored, as well as its origin, recipient and the purpose for which it was processed. You also have the right to have this data rectified, blocked or deleted as set out in Articles 17 to 24 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. You can also withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time with future effect. Data processed before we receive your request can still be lawfully processed. You can contact us at any time at, if you have such requests or additional questions regarding privacy and data protection. If you wish to review the personal data we process, it will be delivered to you in a standard, machine-readable format to the extent technically possible.

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the affected person can lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities. The regulatory authority for issues related to data protection legislation is the Bulgarian data protection authority - Commission for Personal Data Protection (PCPD).

Rights of the data subject
The data subject may exercise the rights provided for in the EU Regulation, set out below:

  • right of access [art. 15 of the EU Regulation] (to be informed about the processing of their personal data and to receive a copy);
  • change their personal data [art. 16 of the EU Regulation] (data subject can change inaccurate personal data);
  • deletion of personal data without delay ("right to be forgotten") [art. 17 of the EU Regulation] (the data subject can delete his data);
  • limit the processing of their personal data in the cases provided for in art. 18 of the EU Regulation, including unlawful processing or objection regarding the accuracy of personal data [Art. 18 of the EU Regulation];
  • oppose the processing of their personal data [art. 21 of the EU Regulation] (the data subject may object to the processing of his personal data);
  • not be subject to automated decision-making [art. 22 of the EU Regulation] (the data subject may refuse to be subject to a decision based on automated processing).

According to Art. 19 of the EU Regulation, BIC Inobridge notifies the recipients of personal data of corrections, deletions or restrictions of processing when possible.

According to Art. 7 of the EU Regulation, the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before its withdrawal.

The user is informed that he has the right to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.

6. How long can personal data be stored?

Personal data will be stored only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose for which it is processed and for a period not exceeding 9 years, unless:

  • You exercise your right to delete your data
  • A longer storage period is permitted or required by legal or regulatory obligation

All data related to the project will be stored for the duration of the project and its review. In the event of a formal appeal, all data held during the appeal will be retained until the appeal process is complete.

7. Opting Out of Promotional Emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact details published on this website (eg contact information of project partners, legal notice, privacy policy) for the purpose of sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material such as email spam is received.

8. Collection of data on our website

This website uses cookies and similar technologies, which are small files or pieces of text that are downloaded to a device when a visitor enters a website. For information on viewing the cookies stored on your device, visit Cookies that WordPress uses.

  • These functional and mandatory cookies are always used, which allows our WordPress content management system to securely provide you with this website.
  • These analytics and performance cookies are only used on this site when you accept our cookie banner. We use analytics cookies to review site traffic, activity and other data.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are necessary to enable electronic communications or to provide certain functions that you wish to use are stored in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure an optimized service provided without technical errors.

Server log files
The website provider collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us through the activity log. The Analytics Activity Log is a searchable list of every time a visitor has accessed a website URL (page or post) in the past seven days. Each page visit is a separate record with detailed information such as:

  • Date
  • Time
  • IP address
  • Referral URL
  • Browser version
  • Operating system used

This data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract for preliminary measures to a contract.

If you wish to receive our newsletter, we require you to register via the appropriate form on the website. No additional data is collected or collected only with your consent. We only use your email address to register you for our newsletter through the Brevo tool, an online marketing platform using European servers for interested parties with headquarters at 55 Rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France. You can withdraw your consent to the storage and use of your personal data at any time by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. Data processed before we receive your request can still be lawfully processed.

9. Plugins and Tools

Google Analytics
This website uses the Google Analytics tool to collect and analyze data about website visit activities, such as session duration, pages per session, which subpages of the website were accessed, and how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used for website optimization and user convenience.

Google Web Fonts
For uniform presentation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

When you visit a page on our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to Google's servers. In this way, Google understands that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font.

Further information on the processing of user data can be found in Google's FAQ and Google's privacy policy.

Interaction with external social media networks and platforms
This type of service allows interaction with social media networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this website. The interaction and information obtained in this way is always subject to the user's privacy settings for each social network. This type of service may still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users are not using it.

Legal information

This website is owned and registered by Business Innovation Center Inobridge (BIC Inobridge, EIK: 176506371, Bulgaria, Ruse Region, Ruse Municipality, Ruse City, Postal Code 7000, Tsar Ferdinand Blvd. 3A). This website reflects the views of the authors only and other parties mentioned on the website cannot be held responsible for any use made of the information contained therein.


The content and structure of this website, including all text and images, are copyrighted to BIC Inobridge and its partners unless otherwise expressly stated.

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