An image of the LINKSCH project title, which is 'Grasping the chains in the link: Understanding the unintended consequences of international counter-narcotics measures for the EU'.

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This website is maintained by the LINKSCH Consortium in order to provide a public portal to the research work undertaken by the project members.

Our goal is to offer information in a timely and accurate manner in order to provide a general description of the research goals and findings from the project. If any errors are brought to our attention, we will endeavour to correct them. However, the LINKSCH Consortium, the European Union as funding body and copyright holder, and the University of Glasgow as web hosting service accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

In particular, the information on this website is of a general nature and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular entity, is not necessarily comprehensive or up to date, is sometimes linked to external sites over which the LINKSCH Consortium has no control, and is not to be considered as professional advice.

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Collection Of Personal Information

We may store your personal information in order to send you email notifications that you have specifically requested, and to produce statistical information about our users although this information will not be used to identify any individual user.

The collected data will be treated confidentially and used only by the relevant members of the LINKSCH Consortium. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for direct marketing purposes and we have no commercial interest in your data. However, data may be transmitted to bodies responsible for monitoring, inspection or regulatory tasks under EU law.

We maintain physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect and prevent unauthorised access to your data and to ensure it is used correctly. Although we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet, we offer secure protocols such as https for certain services.

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.

Consortium Member Information

Our website contains personal information relating to the individual team members in the LINKSCH Consortium such as the contact details of the team members and their involvement in EU-funded and other research and development projects. This information is to be considered public information in the sense of EU Commission Decision 2006/291/EC,Euratom of 7 April 2006.

This personal information is only to be used to contact the team members for matters relating to their function. Consequently, any use or processing of this information in a way that is not compatible with its intended purpose (such as further transmission, further publication, and direct marketing) is illegal.

Email Policy

The LINKSCH Consortium will only send you emails that you have chosen to receive such as announcements about the project conference. Emails from the LINKSCH Consortium will inform you why you have been sent the email and how to change your preferences.

Wherever possible, email addresses on this website are not published in the clear in order to avoid harvesting by spambots. A contact form allows users to send us an email without making the email address visible.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285073.

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