Privacy policy

FoodWasteEXplorer is compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), i.e. your data are:

  • Accessed and processed by authorised users only when appropriate
  • Encrypted to render any breach of security redundant

You have the right to request a copy of your information and the right to be forgotten, i.e. your data can be deleted on request at any time. Organisations involved with delivering FoodWasteEXplorer have assessed risks to privacy and security, and are taking appropriate steps to ensure your data are kept private. In the event of a breach, we will inform you.


Cookies are tiny data files that website providers transfer on to devices used to access websites, which are used for authentication and tracking. These expire after a certain period of time, depending on what the cookie is used for and how your browser is configured. Session cookies expire when the browser or mobile application is closed. Persistent cookies remain on your device, even after the browser or mobile application is closed. Their expiry is set by the website provider or when you delete it manually. You may remove or disable cookies through your browser settings. We do not use any information received from cookies, but do use information from other locally stored data to better understand users’ preferences, specifically:

  • Understand how you use FoodWasteEXplorer
  • Understand how you use FoodWasteEXplorer across different devices


The Partners hold all copyrights on the design and contents of FoodWasteEXplorer. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, of the FoodWasteEXplorer website or its contents in whatever form, including photocopy, photography, microfilm, magnetic strip, disc or other electronic means, other than for personal, non-commercial use, is prohibited without the prior written approval. Permission to reproduce parts of the content of this website for individual use does not extend to the incorporation of the material in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form. Should you wish to use content of this website, please contact [email protected].


FoodWasteEXplorer is provided for information purposes only and, while every effort has been made to ensure information contained therein is accurate and up-to-date, REFRESH (“Project”) and partner organisations (“Partners”) cannot guarantee accuracy and are not responsible for any errors or omissions.

Neither the Project nor the Partners are liable for any damages whatsoever in connection with the use of FoodWasteEXplorer.

FoodWasteEXplorer contains links to content provided or operated by other parties. The inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of any or all of the material or opinion expressed on these reports or websites or of the other parties. The Project and Partners are not responsible for the content and will admit no liability for their use.

The information provided on the website, and in FoodWasteEXplorer, does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf nor the Partners may be held responsible for the use(s) made of the information contained therein.

Governing Law

FoodWasteEXplorer is hosted by EuroFIR AISBL in Belgium. Thus, to the extent permitted by law, the present General Terms and Conditions are governed by Belgian Law only and the courts of Brussels will have sole jurisdiction in relation to any dispute regarding these General Terms and Conditions.