Privacy statement

The privacy statement details how the Restena Foundation handles personal data when using the website and the related URL shortener ’’.

This privacy statement was last updated on 25 November 2022.

About the Restena Foundation

The Restena Foundation interconnects and provides network and security services for research and education institutions in Luxembourg, as well as in the health, culture and national administration sectors. It also manages the .lu domain name registration infrastructure, the top level domain name for Luxembourg. More about Restena.

What data is processed?

Anybody wishing to use must log in to their institutional account via the online account management portal set up by Restena. After logging in, only the persistent ID is processed so that the user is recognised the next time he /she logs cannot trace this identifier. When a user creates a link, only the number of clicks on the link is saved. website visit: the IP address of website visitors is processed in the web server.

For what purpose is your data used? allows members of the research and education community in Luxembourg to shorten URLs in a secure and privacy-friendly manner. Before using the URL shortener, the link creator must be officially identified as being attached to a member institution of the community. For this purpose, processing a very limited set of pseudonymous personal data is necessary.

Legal basis

Personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interest. Users, institutions and the Restena Foundation have a legitimate interest in being able to use a secure and privacy-friendly URL shortener. This interest outweighs the shoestring invasion of privacy. Only the persistent ID of the link creator is processed.

How long do we keep your data?

Who do we provide the data to?

The data is not shared with any third party.


Among other things, we have taken the following security measures to protect personal data:

Your rights regarding your data

You have the following rights regarding your data:

To exercise these rights, contact the Restena Foundation according to the contact details section at the bottom of this privacy statement.

Amendment to the privacy statement

The Restena Foundation may make changes to this privacy statement at any time. We recommend that you consult this privacy statement regularly.

Contact details

Fondation Restena
2, avenue de l'Université
4365 Esch-sur-Alzette - LUXEMBOURG
(+352) 42 44 09-1