Who are we?

We are Branch Cosmos of the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria (Branch Cosmos).

The Union of Physicists in Bulgaria (UPB) is a non-governmental organization, a successor of the Bulgarian Physical and Mathematical Society.

How can you contact us?

The website of Branch Cosmos (Site) is: https://bulgarianspace.online

This privacy statement describes the ways in which the Site collects, stores and uses information about individuals who visit it. By using this Site, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with the Web Privacy Statement set forth on this page. You also acknowledge that the Site may periodically, in its sole discretion and without notice, amend, supplement or revoke or otherwise update this Web Privacy Statement. However, we will at all times handle your personal information in accordance with the Web Privacy Statement in effect at the time of collection. We intend to post changes to our privacy policy on this page so that you are fully informed about the types of information we collect, how we use that information, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.

Web Privacy Statement

Branch Cosmos does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access websites hosted by it, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details by enquiring about or applying for any of our positions, publications or events. In these latter cases, the personal information you give us is used exclusively by Branch Cosmos for providing you with current and future information relevant to your inquiry. We will not pass any of the personal data that you have supplied us with to any outside organisations and/or individuals, except with your express consent.

Branch Cosmos uses cookies throughout its Site. If you want to know more about cookies, please visit the Wikipedia Cookies page. Please note that this is not part of our Site, so Branch Cosmos is not responsible for its content. You can completely block our cookies in your browser preferences or by using the private browsing mode.

For your convenience the Branch Cosmos Site may contain links to other websites; when you use such links the Branch Cosmos Web Privacy Policy no longer applies.

You have a right to know about the personal information Branch Cosmos holds about you. You also have a right to have your data corrected or deleted. Please address all your requests and/or queries about our data protection policy to cosmos@phys.uni-sofia.bg.

Data Protection Notice

This notice covers information you submit in forms at this website. It also covers supplementary information you may provide to the organisers by other means in relation to the events organised by Branch Cosmos, such as forums, conferences, schools (Events). This notice should be read in conjunction with the Web Privacy Statement.

Your personal data will be processed by members of the Organising Committees, whose names you can find on the Event pages, for effective administration of the Events and associated activities.

We will not use your personal data for any purpose other than the effective administration of the Events and associated activities, as outlined above, without your prior consent.

Your data will be stored electronically on secure servers, not accessible to the public, and in printed form for use by the Organising Committee only in accordance with our policies.

We will not pass on your personal data to third parties except to those working for us on the Events under contract.

We will keep your data until the Events have finished. After this, when we no longer need your data for the purpose of the Events; your personal data will be deleted except where required to be retained for compliance with the rules of projects associated with the Events.

If you wish to see a copy of your personal data or exercise any of your rights as a Data Subject, please contact cosmos@phys.uni-sofia.bg for further information.

You may request that we delete the personal data we hold, but this may cause cancelling your registration for the Events if your request comes before the Events are over. Contact cosmos@phys.uni-sofia.bg for further information.

For further information on your rights as a Data Subject or to lodge a concern about how your data is processed, please contact the Commission For Personal Data Protection: https://www.cpdp.bg/en/, Tel: +359-91-53-519, kzld@cpdp.bg or write to the Commission For Personal Data Protection, 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd., Sofia 1592, Bulgaria.

Code of conduct

We are committed to ensure an excellent school, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and physical appearance. We will not tolerate any harassment, sexist or racist comments, and participants will be asked to comply with the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Please follow these guidelines:

1. Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of lectures, tutorials, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to individual characteristics, for example: age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality or religion.

2. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.

3. Be respectful and do not insult or put down other participants or facilitators of the event. Critique ideas not people.

4. Should a participant witness events of bullying, harassment or aggression, we recommend that they approach the affected person to show support and check how they are. The witness may also wish to suggest that the person report the inappropriate behaviour. However, it is up to the affected person alone whether or not they wish to report it.

5. If participants wish to share photos of a Lecturer on social media, we strongly recommend that they first get the speaker’s permission. Participants may also share the contents of talks/slides via social media unless Lecturers have asked that specific details/slides not be shared.

Participants can report any violation of these guidelines to the organizers in confidence.