Welcome to our STOP-IT project website. We are pleased to find you interested and would like to ask you to read the following information about the protection of your data at our website carefully.
Name and contact of the person responsible in accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 7 of the GDPR
IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung Gemeinnützige GmbH
45476 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Phone: 0049 (0) 208 40303-0
Fax: 0049 (0) 208 40303-80
Responsible managing director:
Dr.-Ing. Wolf Merkel (Chief Technical Officer)
Lothar Schüller (Chief Financial Officer)
Data Protection Officer
Based on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ECJ judgment on cookies (on 1st October 2019) we have updated our data protection information. The following information will inform you about how we handle your personal data. We adhere to the strict provisions of German data protection law and the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) so that you can rely on transparent and secure data processing.
The provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) apply as a private company. We consider it our primary task to maintain the confidentiality of the personal data you provide and to protect it from unauthorized access. Therefore, we apply the utmost care and the latest security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure data protection.
If you would like to find out more about data protection and the security of all websites hosted by IWW, please click on our declaration of data protection.
In principle, the STOP-IT website can be used without registering. In addition, you are free to surf the web anonymously in various browsers in incognito mode / private windows. Here you can define and control the privacy settings yourself, i.e. which data is stored by you and which of your activities are visible.
Collection of personal data on our website
When you visit our website, we collect data. Personal data is e.g. name, address, email-address or user behavior.
If you contact us by email or via the contact form, the data you provide (your email-address, your name and your telephone number, etc.) will be saved by us to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or the processing is restricted (if there are statutory retention requirements).
When you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security for the display (legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR):
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access Status / HTTP status code
- Amount of data transferred in each case
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its surface
- Language and version of the browser software
The website of the STOP-IT project therefore automatically records a series of technically required data and information each time you look it up. However, all access to our website is temporarily anonymized in the server’s log files, without reference to a specific, identifiable IP address, and it is only temporarily stored. These data are not assignable to any persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use though.
In addition to the aforementioned data, so-called cookies are generated when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet more user-friendly and effective overall. The websites setting the cookie can read out certain information from cookies such as „session cookies“, which makes it possible to recognize your browser the next time you visit and thus guarantee an optimal display of our website in your browser.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are briefly explained here:
- Transient cookies
- Persistent cookies
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“, which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
Persistent cookies, cookies that remain stored on your device, are either automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. Or you can actively delete these cookies yourself via the security settings of your browser.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases. You also can exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes. You also can refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. So-called. “Third party cookies” are cookies that have been set by a third party, and not by the actual website, which you are currently viewing.
We would like to point out that by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
Information, deletion, blocking
If the processing of the personal data is based on the consent given, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether and how we process your personal data.
If personal data is processed, you can obtain information about your data at any time. You have the right to correct, block or delete your data. You can find more information on this in our data protection declaration on our IWW website.
Use of Google web fonts
We use Google Fonts on our website to display external fonts. It is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as „Google“. Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google guarantees that the EU data protection regulations will also be complied with when processing data in the USA. In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to Google servers in the USA is established when you visit our website. The legal basis of this is Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.
By connecting to Google when you visit our website, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the representation of the font is to be transmitted.
Google offers further information at https://policies.google.com/privacy on the options for preventing data abuse.
Our website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http: //“ to „https: //“. A lock symbol automatically appears in front of the URL in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us via the website cannot be read by third parties.
[Version 2, January 2020]