The ICPMF board is formed by ten members, from different organizations all over the world, being active in the field of Predictive Modelling in Food and demonstrating a relevant contribution and engagement in the sustainable development of this area in the different scopes of application: Academia, Industry and Government. The ICPMF board has the remit of maintaining the organization of the biennial ICPMF conference and promoting workshops, symposia and other activities aimed to transfer the generated know-how and scientific and technological advances to the food modeler community, the food sector and society in general.
Nestlé Research center
University of Cordoba
Statens Serum Institut
University of Malta
Anderson de Souza Sant'Ana
University of Campinas
Polytechnic Institute of Braganza
French Dairy Board (CNIEL)
Heidy M.W. den Besten
This section includes past members of the ICPMF board, which constitutes the Advisory Board of ICPMF, providing non-binding advice about the strategic decisions concerning the management and direction of ICPMF.
Centre for Food Safety and Innovation Tasmanian, University of Tasmania
National Food Institute (DTU Food) Technical University of Denmark
M.H. (Marcel) Zwietering
Physics Department, Imperial College, University of Debrecen (Previously Head (2006 - 2016) of Computational Microbiology Research Group Former Institute of Food Research
Thank you for visiting www.icpmf.com (“Website”). This cookie notice applies to the Website, any website or branded pages on third party platforms (e.g.YouTube and Facebook) and applications accessed or used through such websites or platforms which are operated by or on behalf of ICPMF.
When using a mobile device to connect to the internet, you should also refer to the privacy notice of the specific App you are using to understand its specific data collection practices.
1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. See below for details on what information is collected by cookies and how we use that information.
For more information about the kinds of data that we generally collect, please read our privacy notice.
3. What types of cookies may be used on ICPMF Sites?
We may use the following types of cookies on ICPMF Sites:
Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.
Persistent cookies stay on your browser until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period set within the cookie. These cookies will recognise you as a return visitor.
Necessary cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of a ICPMF Site. They enable you to navigate around the site and use our features.
Cookies that send information to us
These are the cookies that we set on a ICPMF Sites and they can only be read by that site. This is known as a “First Party” cookie.
We also place cookies on ICPMF ads which are placed on other websites owned by third parties (e.g. Facebook). We obtain information via those cookies when you click on or interact with the advertisement. In this situation ICPMF is placing a “Third Party” cookie. ICPMF may use the information obtained by these cookies to serve you with advertising that is relevant and of interest to you based on your past online behaviour.
Cookies that send information to other companies
These are cookies that are set on a ICPMF Site by our partner companies (e.g. Facebook or advertisers). They may use the data collected from these cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this Website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g. the Facebook icon) on the Website, it will record your “share” or “like”. Facebook (as the company setting the cookie) will collect the data.
4. Other similar technologies
ICPMF Sites also make use of other tracking technologies including IP addresses, log files and web beacons, which also help us tailor ICPMF Sites to your personal needs.
An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet. We may record IP Addresses for the following purposes: (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security (iii) better understand how our websites are utilised, and (iv) to better tailor content to your needs depending on the country you are in.
We (or a third party on our behalf) may collect information in the form of logs files that record website activity and gather statistics about a user’s browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help us gather (among other things) (i) a user’s browser type and operating system, (ii) information about a user’s session (such as the URL they came from, the date and time they visited our website, and which pages they've viewed on our website and for how long), and, (iii) other similar navigational or click-stream data.
We may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on the ICPMF Sites. Web beacons (also known as “web bugs”) are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page for the purpose of transferring data back to us. The information collected via web beacons may include information about how a user responds to an email campaign (e.g. the time the email is opened, where does the user link to from the email, etc.). We use web beacon information for a variety of purposes, including, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalisation.
5. Manage your cookies / preferences
You should ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you are happy to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them. You do not need to have cookies on to use or navigate through many parts of ICPMF Sites although you may not have access to all the features on ICPMF Sites if you do so. See the 'help' button on your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox) for how you can do this. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
As a web beacon forms part of a webpage, it is not possible to ‘opt-out’ but you can render them ineffective by opting out of the cookies they set.
International Committee on Predictive Modelling in Food (ICPMF) is committed to maintaining trust with users of our Website. The terms below govern your use of the Website.
1. Acceptable use
Please feel free to explore our Website and, where available, contribute material to it, such as questions, posts and multimedia content (e.g. pictures, videos).
However, use of the Website and materials posted to it should not be illegal or offensive in any way. You should be mindful not to:
(a) breach another person’s right to privacy;
(b) infringe any intellectual property rights;
(c) make statements that are defamatory, relate to pornography, are of a racist or xenophobic nature, promote hatred or incite to violence or disorder;
(d) upload files that contain viruses or may lead to security issues; or
(e) otherwise jeopardize the integrity of the Website.
Please note that ICPMF may remove any content from the Website that it believes maybe illegal or offensive.
2. Data protection
Our Privacy Notice applies to any personal data or material shared on this Website.
3. Intellectual property
3.1. Content provided by ICPMF
All intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademarks, in materials published by or on behalf of ICPMF on the Website (e.g. text and images) are owned by ICPMF or its licensors.
You represent to ICPMF that you are either the author of the content that you contribute to this Website, or that you have the rights (ie: have been given permission by the rights holder) and are able to contribute such content (e.g. pictures, videos, music) to the Website.
You agree that such content will be treated as non-confidential and you grant ICPMF a royalty free, perpetual, worldwide licence to use (including to disclose, reproduce, transmit, publish, or broadcast) the content you provide for purposes relating to its business.
Please note that ICPMF is free to decide whether or not to use this content and that ICPMF may already have developed similar content or have obtained such content from other sources, in which case all intellectual property rights in this content remains with ICPMF and its licensors.
3.3. Rules governing consumer ratings and review service
In addition to these terms the following additional rules apply for ratings and review services. In order to submit any content to any rating and review service available on this Website (such as text, photo, video, likeness or other material or information), you must be 18 years of age or older, or have received the consent of the person/s exercising parental authority. If you have received prior payment or promise of payment in return for your proposed submission; or if you have received an incentive such as free product, discounts, gifts, sweepstakes entries you will disclose it in your submission. If you are a ICPMF employee or work for a company or agency hired by ICPMF, you have disclosed that relationship.
All content that you submit is accurate and is based upon your actual experience with the product being reviewed. It shall not include any information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers. You are responsible for the content of your submission, not ICPMF.
While ICPMF uses all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of materials on our Website and to avoid disruptions, we are not responsible for inaccurate information, disruptions, discontinuance or other events which may cause you damage, either direct (e.g. computer failure) or indirect (e.g. loss of profit). Any reliance upon materials on this Website shall be at your own risk.
This Website may contain links to websites outside of ICPMF. ICPMF has no control over such third party websites, does not necessarily endorse them and accepts no responsibility for them, including as to their content, accuracy or function. As a result, we invite you to carefully review the legal notices of such third party websites, including keeping yourself informed of any changes to them.
You may operate a third party website and wish to link to this Website. In this case, ICPMF does not object to such linking provided that you do not suggest in any way that you are affiliated with or endorsed by ICPMF. You must not use "framing" or similar practices, and must ensure that the link to the Website opens in a new window.
5. Contact us
This Website is operated by Optimum Quality, Córdoba 14010, Spain.
If you have any question or comment regarding the Website, please feel free to contact us.
7. Governing law and jurisdiction
You and ICPMF agree that any claim or dispute relating to the Website shall be governed by the law of Switzerland and brought before the courts of Canton Vaud.