Legal notice and Privacy policy

Important information about Data Privacy & Security

The Luxembourg Institute of Health and Colive Cancer project are committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website. This page will tell you what information we collect, how it is used and your options as you interact with it. By using our website, you agree to this policy. Please read the following information carefully before using our website.

Website Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of information as described in this Privacy Policy. By providing us with an email address, you agree that we may use your email address to communicate with you about our project Colive Cancer.


This Site uses ‘cookies’ and similar tools. Cookies are small text files that are placed and stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, improve the navigation experience and provide information to the owners of the site.

When you visit our Site for the first time, a pop-up message will provide you with information such as: categories of cookies, list of cookies used in the Site and their retention periods. At this moment, you are given the opportunity to enable non-necessary cookies according to your preferences.

Data controller

The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), having its registered address at 1A-B, rue Thomas Edison L-1445 Strassen, LUXEMBOURG, is Controller of the research project “Colive Cancer” in the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that LIH is responsible for the collection, analysis and more generally for processing your personal data and ensures their protection, in accordance with the GDPR and any subsequent text replacing or supplementing this text (in particular the law of August 1, 2018 on the organization of the National Commission for Data Protection and GDPR Implementation).

Purpose and legal basis for data processing

The use of your personal data is necessary to enable us to achieve the aims of the study, which we are conducting in the public interest as part of our missions and for the purposes of scientific research (art. 6.1e and art. 9.2j of the GDPR).

Data sharing

The data collected in the frame of this project may be shared in the future for research purposes but only in an anonymous form.

Data hosting

The data will be stored at the LIH, in a secure environment on the LIH servers.

Data security and integrity

LIH takes appropriate security measures, depending on the sensitivity of the data concerned, to protect your data from the risk of unauthorized access, loss, fraudulent use, disclosure, modification and destruction. Your data will be treated as strictly confidential.

Retention periods

LIH will retain the data collected via the application for 15 years following the date of collection, planned for the end of 2023. However, the correspondence table containing the directly identifying data will be destroyed 5 years after the end of the study.

Participant’s rights

You have the right to access and rectify your personal data. Under the conditions set by law, you have the additional rights to object to the way your data is used, to request the deletion of your data and to request the restriction of certain aspects of the processing of your data. If you wish to exercise your rights, you can contact the study team by email.

Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) regarding the processing of your personal data.

If you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data by the LIH, you can contact the LIH’s Data Protection Officer by e-mail at or by post at the address:

Data Protection
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen