Privacy Policy

This privacy policy only applies to visitors to the website. It does not apply to any information collected offline or through channels other than this site. This privacy policy was last updated in February 2024 and we may change it with effect for the future.

Researchers' Desk

Researchers’ Desk is a meeting place for scientists and members of civil society who are working for a just transition in response to the climate and biodiversity crisis. For more information, see About us. For contact information, see Contact us.

Processing operations

We collect and process the following personal data about you:

  • your contact information, if you have submitted it to us, as well as any information provided through online forms,

  • your social media identifiers

Processing purposes

We process your data for the following purposes:

  • to publish your profile pages and other material you provide for us on our website,

  • to contact you by email

Legal basis of the data processing

Your data will be processed on the following legal bases (if applicable):

  • your consent,

  • to execute an agreement with you,

  • to fulfil our legal obligations, or

  • our legitimate interests.

Data Sources

We receive the data from you.

Data recipients

When processing your data, we rely on the following service providers who have access to your data:

  • web hosting providers

  • other third-party service providers mentioned below

Your data is transferred to third countries outside the European Union. This is done on the basis of contractual provisions provided by law to ensure an adequate protection of your data and which you can consult on request.

Storage duration

We store your personal data only as long as it is necessary to achieve the processing purpose, specifically, for the duration of the following storage periods:

  • if you have consented to the processing

  • not longer than until you revoke your consent

  • if we require the data for carrying out an agreement with you

  • not longer than for the duration of the agreement

  • for the duration of any statutory retention periods

  • if we use your data on the basis of our legitimate interests

  • not longer than until your interest in the deletion or anonymisation of your data outweighs them

Your rights

You have the right – sometimes under certain conditions:

  • to request information about the processing of your data and to receive a copy of your personal data free of charge You can request information on, among other things, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients of the data (if any), the duration of the storage or the criteria for determining the duration

  • to correct your data. If your personal data is incomplete, you have the right to complete the data

  • have your data deleted or blocked. Reasons for the existence of a right to erasure/block may include the withdrawal of the consent on which the processing is based, your objecting to the processing, or the data being processed unlawfully

  • to have the processing restricted

  • to object to the processing of your data

  • to revoke your consent to the processing of your data for the future

  • complain about any unauthorised data processing with the competent supervisory authority

Third-party services

Google Forms

Forms on this website are built using Google Forms, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). The information you enter in these forms is shared with Google. You can find more information Google’s privacy policy:


Videos on this website are embedded from YouTube, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google will set a cookie on your device and collect information about your browsing behaviour to enable targeted advertising, to generate viewer statistics, to improve the service and to prevent abuse. If you are logged in with Google, your information is associated with your account, which you can avoid by logging out. You can object to the collection and use of your data as detailed in Google’s privacy policy: