Privacy policy

The I-CISK project is committed to protection of your personal data and respecting your privacy, in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy policy outlines how we look after your personal data and provide information of your rights and how you can exercise these rights, including relevant contacts should you have any questions, queries or complaints. Please note that this policy applies only to any data collected by the website, and not to any of the websites and/or services external to this domain that may be accessed through links provided on this website. This includes embedded content from these third-party websites.

Key information

The data controller for any personal data collected through this website is IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

The data manager is Micha Werner, I-CISK project coordinator. For any questions on the privacy policy please contact the data manager.

The I-CISK website uses cookies to provide you with an optimal experience when browsing through the website, as well as to help us monitor the number of visitors to the website.

We use the following cookies:

  • Necessary cookies:
  • Analytical cookies:
  • Functional cookies:
  • Targeting cookies:

On this website we specifically use the following cookies

  • wordpress_[hash]
  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash]
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wp-settings-{time}-[UID]

WordPress uses the cookie wordpress_[hash] to store the authentication details on login. The authentication details include the username and double hashed copy of the password. This usage of the cookie is limited to the admin console area, the backend dashboard of the website. They cannot be seen on front-end of the website, even when logged in.

The cookie wordpress_logged_in_[hash] is used to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. This cookie is maintained on the front-end of the website as well when logged in.

Here [hash] represents the value that is obtained by applying a specific mathematical formula applied to the username and password. This is to ensure that the input values are safe and no one can access these data using the cookies.

The cookie wp-settings-{time}-[UID] is used to customize the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website. The value represented by [UID] is the individual user ID of the user as defined in the user database table.

WordPress also sets a cookie named wordpress_test_cookie. This is set by WordPress to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser.

Please note that third party websites accessed from through links available on the I-CISK website may also use. We do not have control over these and request you to review the privacy and cookie policies of those websites when linking to them.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

The cookies we use do not automatically collect identifiable personal data. Only personal data that is submitted by yourself through registration forms & contact forms within the I-CISK website are collected.

The ICISK website used Google Analytics to keep monitor website usage. Cookies used for analytics help collect data that allows services to understand how users interact with a particular service.

Google Analytics helps understand how visitors engage with the website/service. Google Analytics uses a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. ‘_ga’ is the main cookie used by Google Analytics. ‘_ga’ enables a service to distinguish one user from another and is set for 2 years. It is used by any site that implements Google Analytics, including Google services.

How we use your data

Data on web site usage as collected by Google Analytics will be used for analysis of web site usage and to support improving performance and usage. These are aggregated data and do not personally identify individual users.

Personal data may be entered in forms made available on the website, such as the contact form, or for registration to a specific event. Entry of data is voluntary. Any personal information entered will be used for the sole reason of responding to the contact request, or other processes that the person entering the information has given consent to.

How will data be used and shared

Technical data and statistics will be stored on the servers of Google Analytics. These may be outside the EU.

Identifiable personal data will be stored on the website’s server (which is located in a datacentre in the Netherlands or in another EU country).

How long we retain your data

Personal data will be removed from the site web server no later than three months after it is no longer required for processes that natural persons entering the data have given consent to.

What are your rights over your data

You have rights under data protection laws to any personal data. This includes the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you.
  • Request your personal data to be deleted.
  • Object to processing of your personal data
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party.
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or would like to received more elaborate information on these requests and how we will deal with them, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Data Security

Appropriate measures have been put in place to safeguard the security of the website and to prevent data stored to be accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way. Access to personal data is only granted to those who required that data for the fulfilment of the processes to which you have given your consent on entry of the data.

The servers on which our website is hosted are frequently updated to ensure all latest and applicable security patches are installed.

Complaints and Questions

In case of any complaints and/or questions you may have regarding the storing and use of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us on the email addresses provided above.

This privacy policy was last updated on: 23 February, 2022.