Privacy Policy for Robotics & Autonomous Systems

You are welcome to visit the website of the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Laboratory, a research unit of the Belgian Royal Military Academy, accessible from http://mecatron.rma.ac.be.

One of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by this website and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Log Files

This website follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, this website uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies“.

Advertising

This website adheres to a strict zero-advertising policy. No ads are shown anywhere on the site. 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Note that Robotics & Autonomous Systems has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party partners.

Third Party Privacy Policies

The privacy policy of the Robotics & Autonomous Systems website does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links: 

  • https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
  • https://twitter.com/en/privacy

As stated aboven integrated services by third-parties like YouTube and Twitter use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective applets and links that appear on this website, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure usage and personalize content for the user depending on the websites that you visit.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage children to visit our page and get educated about the wonders of robotics, but we also encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

The Robotics & Autonomous Systems website does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Robotics & Autonomous Systems. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data extracted from this site to anyone. However, do note that embedded services may extract data and use this further (see their privacy policies).

How long we retain your data and what rights you have over your data

This website itself does not store any user profiles or data that can be tracked back to identifiable users. If you want to be completely sure, you can contact us to explicitly request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Our contact information

We can be contacted at: