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The Zeus voting service records all information entered into the election process, including ballots, dates, voter names and contact details (e-mail, or mobile phone number, if provided), and names and contact details for election trustees.

It also records encrypted votes, final unencrypted ballots, and other cryptographic information provided by the computers of voters and trustees according as part of the application protocol.

All this information is necessary for the execution of the election and it is never used for other purposes unless requested by the election authorities.

Most of this information appears in cryptographic proofs and thus is, by default, retained indefinitely as an audit trail that can be mathematically verified for correctness at any time in the future.

Election authorities may request to retrieve their recorded election data at any time, as well ask for their destruction.

Service Provided Privacy Policy

Name of the service Zeus
Description of the service Zeus is an electronic voting service. Zeus users can hold verifiable elections with one or more polls. Several different ballot types and election systems are supported, such as simple questions with predefined answers, party lists, score voting, single transferable vote (STV), or Schulze.
Data controller and contact details GRNET, helpdesk@zeus.grnet.gr.
Jurisdiction Athens, Attica, Greece.
Personal data processed Name, surname, optionally father/mothers name, e-mail. If Two-factor Authentication (2FA) with an Identity Provider (IdP) is enabled, the following data is retrieved from the user’s Home Organisation: a unique user identifier (SAML persistent identifier) and the user’s email address (friendlyName="mail"). The user’s connecting IP address, date and time, constituting metadata, are stored in logging and monitoring systems for ensuring quality of service. The personal data and metadata are not linked to the decrypted ballots.
Purpose of the processing of personal data A unique identifier for each user and email are used by the system to match logged-in users to voters and ensure that only eligible persons are permitted to vote.
Third parties to whom personal data is disclosed The collected data may occasionally be shared with the corresponding election authorities.
How to access, rectify and delete the personal data The election authorities should contact the service helpdesk at helpdesk@zeus.grnet.gr.
Data retention The Zeus service stores the name, surname, optionally father/mothers name, e-mail of each voter as entered into the system by the election authorities and the name and e-mail of the election trustees. The Zeus service does not persist any of the data collected from the IdP.
Data Protection Code of Conduct Personal data will be protected according to the GÉANT Code of Conduct for Service Providers, a common standard for the research and higher education sector to protect user privacy.