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FNR Privacy Statement

Data protection

The protection of individual personal data is an important concern of ours. The use of our
website is usually possible without providing personal information. The processing of the data
gathered on this site is done by FNR staff or any person who may replace them.
Personal information is collected on this website only by one’s voluntary registration, for
example by accepting the use of certain types of cookies.
The FNR, as a public institution, has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). MGSI S. à
r.l. has been mandated in this function. Its headquarters are located in Luxembourg,
Wintrange, 52a route du vin, L-5495. You can reach the DPO at gdpr

Regarding the processing of your data

  • The Data Controller
    The Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) is the data Controller.
    The FNR is a public institution set up under the Law of 31 May 1999 (published in Memorial
    A no. 88 of 06 July 1999) with the mission of contributing to the ongoing and long-term
    development of the national public research system.
    For any questions regarding this website and its contents, please contact us by email or write
    to us at the postal address below.
    Maison du Savoir
    2, avenue de l’Université
    L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
    Tel.: +352 26 19 25-1
    Fax.: +352 26 19 25-35
    Postal Address:
    B.P. 1777
    L-1017 Luxembourg
  • The data processed
    We may collect your personal data in various situations:
    • when you contact us by email or by social media
    • when you accept certain type of cookies
    • when you use our application

Category of Personal Data Information / examples
Identification data => First and last name, email address,…
Personal characteristics => Language
Electronic ID => IP addresses, cookies & other tracers,…
Other => All other types of personal data that you may send us by e-mail or via our contact form.

Please note that we do not collect “sensitive data” under Article 9 of the GDPR.

For what purpose do we process your data?

We use your personal solely for the purpose of:

  • responding to your information or contact requests. This processing is carried out with
    your consent;
  • improving the user experience on our website. This processing is based on our
    legitimate interest.

When you visit our website, you will be informed, via a cookie banner, of the use of cookies,
which are necessary for browsing and for producing audience statistics. Some of these
cookies are subject to your consent and you can change the cookie settings at any time in your
browser or on our website by using the cookie banner. For more information, please consult
our cookie policy.

Data retention timescales

Your personal data will be retained for as long as required for the purposes described above or
in so far as such is necessary for compliance with statutory obligations and for solving any
disputes. Data collected in connection with your information requests are deleted at the latest
2 years from the last contact with the data subject.

Data recipients

The FNR processes your data confidentially and only shares it on to third parties where this is
necessary and in accordance with the law. These third parties may include service providers,
particularly in the context of IT outsourcing.

Data transfers

The FNR stores and transfers personal data as much as possible inside the European Union.
Nevertheless, FNR might transfer personal data outside European Union in accordance with
the data protection law. When Personal Data is transfered to a country outside the European
Union that does not offer an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfer is

carried out on the basis of appropriate safeguard provided for by the data protection

The rights of the Data Subject

In accordance with the data protection legistlation, the website user has in particular, the
following rights:
Right of access: you have the right to obtain confirmation that we are
processing your personal data and where this is the case to obtain a copy of
these data;
Right of rectification: you have the right to obtain from the controller without
undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data that you concerned.
Right to lodge a complaint: you have the right to lodge a complaint with the
competent supervisory authority, which in Luxembourg is the CNPD (National
Commission for Data Protection).

In certain cases and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the Data Protection Acts,
you also have the following rights:

Right to erasure: in specific cases, you have the right to request the erasure of your
personal data. We may, however, retain certain information about you as required by
law or when we have a legal basis to do so;
Right to restriction of processing: you can the limitation of certain
processing carried out on your personal data.
Right to object: you have the right to object at any time, on grounds related to your
particular situation, to any processing of your personal data necessary for the
performance of a task carried out in the public interest or based on legitimate interest;
Right to data portability: you have the right to receive personal data that you have
provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to
transmit these data to another controller.
Right to withdraw your consent: you can withdraw your consent at any time
when the processing activity is based on it.

To exercice these rights or to know more about the processing of your personal data, please
contact FNR by email :

FNR Cookie Policy.

Last update: 04.10.2023