Privacy policy


Designation of the data controller:

Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) 


Rruga Skënderbej 8/2/2, Tirana, Albania

E-mail address:

Email of the person in charge of data protection:


 The website is owned by Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO).

Our website address is:


Personal data is any detail or information that relates to an identified person that can be identified directly or indirectly (such as name and last name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc.). Personal data processing takes place in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection regulations applicable within the framework of this website.

The administrator promotes the networking between schools in Western Balkans 6 area through the website This privacy policy relates to your data that we collect, the manner in which we use and publish the data as well as the options you have at your disposal to control such data.

We collect personal data for the purpose of networking between schools in Western Balkans 6 area, giving schools the possibility to apply to RYCO for implementing projects together and for the improvement of user experience. We collect personal data in order to facilitate, maintain and improve the work of the website and understand the manner in which the users use the website. Personal data are available only to persons who need access to such data in order to perform their duties. These persons are obliged to keep trade secrets confidential, including also the secrecy of personal data.

You have the right of access to personal data, rectification or erasure of inaccurate data as well as the right to restriction of data or the right to object to data processing for legal reasons and the right to data portability at any moment. In order to exercise such rights, update your personal data or obtain information about the processing of your personal data, we kindly ask you to contact us by e-mail.

RYCO gathers the following data:

Basic data: Name and last name, e-mail address, business phone number.

School data: We gather the name of the school you represent, the name of the contact person and details about schools as well as data about project you want to send to RYCO.

Automatically collected data: We gather information that is usually provided by web browsers, cell phones and servers. For example, this includes the type of browser, IP address, unique device identifiers, web reference site, date and time of access, language preferences, operating system and mobile network data. Such data are gathered during the use of the website.

We also collect information about the use: We collect data about your use of the website. For example, we collect information about activities that the users performed using the website. We also gather information about what is happening when you use the website (e.g. website displays, change of data on the website, etc.) together with the information about the device (e.g. the size of the cell phone display, name of the mobile network and cell phone producer). Such information is used in order to identify how persons use the website and how it might be improved. We gather data about the location: based on your IP address and we can obtain an approximate location of your device. Such information is used to calculate how many persons from certain geographic areas are using our website. We also gather information from cookies and other technologies: we monitor the way in which you use our website through cookies and other similar technologies. Cookies save your web application settings, such as the language preferences or address, and when you reopen the same web application, the Internet browser sends back cookies that belong to the application.


We use your data as follows:

  • We use data on schools in order to publish them and enable other schools interested in networking with them to do so and to provide possibility to apply together on RYCO project calls. Schools themselves enter such data, provide their consent for the publication and guarantee the accuracy of such data.
  • We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.
  • We use your personal data in order to provide you support and improve user support (e.g. when you have questions about our activities).
  • We can analyze your personal data in order to better understand our user data base. We can also invite you to participate in surveys by e-mail.
  • We use your personal data in our possession in order to respond to all your inquiries regarding the web application or the topic that it is dedicated to.


We do not sell personal data of web application users in any case.

We share user information only in case of a legal obligation and we do so by applying the relevant protection measures: In those cases, where it is provided for by law or in cases when it is necessary for the purpose of preventing, detecting or prosecuting crimes and fraud, we will share your personal data with the competent authorities. If the authorities request this by presenting a court order or another legitimate request, we are obliged to disclose your data


No network service is fully secure. However, we invest maximum efforts to protect your data from unauthorized access, use, change or destruction and we are taking all the necessary measures for this purpose. We also use the relevant data protection systems and procedures for this purpose.


You can submit a request at any moment in order to exercise your rights related to data that were gathered during the use of the website

The administrator will enable you to exercise your rights within 30 days or will inform you if there are justified reasons for an extension of this deadline. In order to exercise your rights, the administrator must confirm your identity as the holder of personal data. If we are unable to do so, we will have to reject your request in order to protect the data from unauthorized access and abuse.

If you would like to obtain more information about which categories of data are processed and for what purpose or if you would like to rectify your data, you can contact us by e-mail at

The right to erasure of data (the right to be forgotten) – The request for erasure of data is submitted by e-mail at Once we receive the request for erasing data, we will confirm the receipt and initiate the data erasure procedure. Your data is kept during the shortest possible time, depending on the purpose for which it was collected.

Personal data that you entered during the registration and use of the website is deleted within 72 hours following the receipt of a request for erasing it. The data that was collected by means of an automated procedure during the access and use is kept for 3 years, but we cannot connect it with you and your personal data. The purpose of keeping such data is the protection of security and integrity of the website and statistical analysis. If the deadline for the erasure is extended due to technical or other justified reasons, we will inform you about this in writing.


Our website includes links to websites and web applications owned and managed by third parties. This privacy policy does not relate to other websites and web applications. We advise you to read privacy statements of other websites and web applications you visit, because they will manage the use of any personal data you provide during your visit to such web sites and applications. We cannot be held liable in general or held liable for privacy practice of such websites or web applications of third parties and you are using such websites and web applications at your own risk.



By using the website, you agree with the storage of cookies on your computer, access to the IP address and use of other tools in order to gather data about the use of this website for the purpose of improving your user experience (such as information about the browser you are using, the device that you are using to access the website, location from which you are accessing it, etc.) in compliance with this privacy policy.

Although 90% of all websites use this practice, we are obliged to ask for your consent prior to storing cookies and provide you with information about cookies and other tools we use. By blocking cookies, you can still use the website, but some of its options will no longer be available to you.


A cookie is a small amount of information saved on your computer by the website/application your visit. Cookies usually contain your settings and website/application settings, such as the language preferences or address. When you reopen the same website later on, the browser sends back cookies belonging to that website/application. This enables the website to show you information adapted to your needs. Cookies can include a wide array of information, including also personal information (such as your name or e-mail address). However, such information can be saved only if you consent to it – websites cannot access information you have not provided and they cannot access other files on your computer. The default activities of storing and sending cookies are not visible for you. However, you can change the settings of the internet browser in such a way that you select whether you will approve or reject requests for storing cookies, whether you wish that stored cookies be deleted automatically when you close the internet browser, etc.


By turning cookies off or on, you decide whether you will allow cookies to be saved on your computer or not. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your internet browser. In order to obtain information on cookie settings, please choose the internet browser you use.

Google Chrome (website in English)
Firefox (website in English)
Microsoft Edge (website in English)
Opera (website in English)
Safari (website in English)

If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some functionalities of the website


Temporary cookies or session cookies are removed from the computer as soon as you close the internet browser. Websites save temporary data by means of such cookies.

Permanent or saved cookies remain on the computer after you close the internet browser. Websites use them to save data such as user name and password, so that you do not have to log in every time you visit a website. Permanent cookies stay on the computer for days, months, or even years.

First-party cookies come from the website you are visiting. They can be permanent or temporary. By means of such cookies websites can save data they will reuse when you revisit the website.

Third-party cookies originate from advertisements of other websites, such as the advertisements on the website you are visiting. Websites can monitor the use of internet for marketing purposes by means of such cookies.


The website uses cookies primarily in order to provide you with a better user experience and in order to save your consent to the use of cookies.

We use temporary, permanent, first-party and third-party cookies. Third-party cookies belong to the service Google analytics, which is used for the analysis of web application traffic or Google ReCaptcha which prevent bots. If you would like to turn off these cookies, you can do so in your internet browser settings. For more information, please see:

Google Chrome (website in English)
Firefox (website in English)
Microsoft Edge (website in English)
Opera (website in English)
Safari (website in English)


Any change in privacy policy will be published on our website.

By using the website , an individual confirms that he/she accepts and fully agrees with the whole content of the privacy policy.

This privacy policy was published on September 27th, 2021.