The organizations that support the CITEPH Program wish to ensure that the confidentiality of oral or written information or information on any medium, particularly electronic media, which may be shared as part of the program is guaranteed in the best possible conditions.
In particular, this covers:
- the information communicated by the COORDINATOR in the project proposal and/or during their oral presentation as part of the evaluation procedure,
- the information exchanged by experts during the course of working groups and any comments, reservations and recommendations,
- the information exchanged in meetings by members of the Project Selection Committee and any comments, reservations and recommendations,
- the information that the Director of CITEPH and its employees may obtain or of which they may become aware in carrying out their duties,
as a consequence:
The organizations represented on the Advisory Board and/or the Project Selection Committee in respect of the CITEPH program are obliged to ensure that their representatives maintain confidentiality.
The same applies to the Director of CITEPH and to the employee(s) who report directly to him, and in general to any natural person who may participate permanently or on an ad hoc basis in meetings organized in relation to the CITEPH Program, and who are reminded of their obligations in respect of confidentiality at the start of the meeting by the organizer of said meeting.
Confidentiality applies to information of any kind – written, oral or electronic – obtained in meetings organized in relation to the CITEPH Program and/or resulting from the dissemination of the reports, written or electronic documents necessary for the implementation of the CITEPH Program in accordance with the procedures in effect.
This confidentiality obligation does not apply to information from the disclosing organization where the person can show:
- that the information belonged to it prior to being communicated,
- that it was in the public domain on the date it was communicated or came into the public domain subsequently without any involvement or fault on the part of the receiving organization,
- that it was communicated to it by a third party where said communication was not in breach of any statutory or contractual provisions in favour of the disclosing organization.