Privacy Policy

Last Revised: 15th Jun, 2022


Vytautas Magnus university as COST Action CA20107 COREnet Grant Holder Institution (heireinafter – „VMU“ or „Data Controller“ or “we”) is the controller of this website This Privacy Policy sets out and explains how VMU collects and further processes your personal data. The terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy apply to you each time you access the content and / or service provided by VMU through this website, regardless of which device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) you use.

Data controller details: 
Vytautas Magnus University 
Legal entity code: 111950396 
Address: K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas 
Data Protection Officer's e-mail:

We confirm that your data will be collected in accordance with the applicable legal requirements of the European Union and the Republic of Lithuania and the instructions of the controlling authorities, all reasonable technical and administrative measures will be taken to protect the data we collect about visitors from loss, unauthorized use and / or changes. Employees of the data controller have a written commitment not to disclose or disseminate information obtained in the workplace to third parties, including information about visitors to the website / social network accounts.

Individuals under the age of 14 may not provide any personal information through our website. If you are a person under the age of 14, you must obtain the consent of your parents or other legal guardians before providing personal information.

The terms used in the Rules shall be understood as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation No. 2016/679 (ES)(GDPR).

It is very important that you read these privacy rules carefully because every time you visit this website, you agree to the terms described here. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not visit our website or use our content and / or services.


Your personal data, i.e. any information about you that allows VMU to identify you is obtained in a variety of ways:

  • you may provide information (personal data) yourself (for example, by completing a registration form, making inquiries through our website, calling us, writing to us, subscribing to a newsletter, or otherwise contacting us yourself);
  • information about you may be collected automatically (by visiting our website (using cookies and similar technologies), by visiting our social accounts on Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter,, ResearchGate);


While we strive to collect as little information about you as possible, we collect the following information for our purposes:

  • information about the page visitor browsing our website;
  • systematized information about the usage habits of all page visitors;
  • information about the device you are using;
  • information about your contact details and name if you send us an enquiry.
  • information about your contact details and name if you subscribe for newsletter.


The above information is processed for the following purposes:

  • *For marketing purposes, such as providing customized advertisements and sponsored content and sending promotional notices, evaluating and analyzing your market, customers, products and services (including collecting your opinions about products and services, conducting customer / partner surveys, competitions or shares to the extent permitted by law).
  • Learn how people use our online services to improve them and create new content, products and services.

We inform you that we have the right to send promotional information about other similar products or services to people who have subscribed to our newsletter, and you have the right now or at any time later to opt out of receiving direct marketing content by using the opt-out link in the newsletter itself.

Your personal data is processed on the basis of one or more grounds for lawful processing:

  • Our legitimate interests, unless your private interests prevail;
  • In some cases, your consent.


We will process your personal data to the extent necessary to achieve stated purposes. Once the purpose has been achieved, your personal data will be deleted, unless the law requires us to retain the information for tax purposes or the data may be required for a pre-trial investigation, but in any case the retention period will not exceed 5 years. At the end of this period, the data will be deleted in such a way that they cannot be reproduced.


The data subject whose data are processed in the activities of the Data Controller has the following rights, depending on the situation:

  • to know (be informed) about the processing of your data (right to know).
  • access to your data and how it is processed (right of access).
  • to require the rectification or, depending on the purposes for which the personal data are processed, the addition of incomplete personal data (right of rectification).
  • erase your data or suspend the processing of your data (excluding storage) (right to erase and 'right to be forgotten').
  • the right to require the controller to restrict the processing of personal data for one of the legitimate reasons (right to restrict).
  • the right to transfer data (right to data portability).
  • the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data where such processing is in the public interest or the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party. In order to process personal data, the controller has the burden of proving that the processing is carried out for compelling legitimate reasons which outweigh the interests of the data subject. (right to object).
  • submit a complaint to the State Data Protection Inspectorate.

We give you the opportunity to exercise these rights in a convenient way. You can do this by writing to us at, or by using certain links at the bottom of the promotional content we provide.

We may not allow you to exercise the above rights when required by law to prevent, investigate and detect criminal offenses, breaches of official or professional ethics, and to protect the rights and freedoms of the data subject or others.


In this Privacy Policy, we use the term "cookies" to describe cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixel tags, web beacons, and clear GIFs. .

When you visit our website, we want to provide content and features tailored to your specific needs. This requires cookies. These are small pieces of information stored in your web browser. They help the Data Controller identify you as a previous visitor to a particular website, save the history of your visit to the website and tailor the content accordingly. Cookies also help to ensure the smooth operation of websites, allow you to monitor the duration and frequency of visits to websites and collect statistical information about the number of website visitors. By analyzing this data, we can improve our sites and make them more user-friendly.

Cookies used on our website:




 The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.


 This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.


 This cookie is used by the WPForms WordPress plugin. The cookie is used to allows the paid version of the plugin to connect entries by the same user and is used for some additional features like the Form Abandonment addon.


 Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .


 This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".


The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".


This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".


This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.


This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".


Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.


The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.


In addition to the cookies used by the Data Controller, our websites allow certain third parties to set and access cookies on your computer. In this case, the use of cookies is subject to the privacy rules of third parties

Please note that our social network accounts are subject to the relevant social network cookie policy.


If you notice any non-compliance with these privacy rules, a security vulnerability on our website or any other questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us in one of the following ways:


E-mail of VMU data protection officer: