Our Privacy Policy

BalticWaters safeguards your personal privacy and wants you as a visitor, donor, and stakeholder always to feel safe when submitting your personal information to us. We are open with what data we collect and why. All processing of personal data within BalticWaters is carried out in accordance with applicable personal data legislation. From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply within the EU/EEA. If you want more information, you are welcome to contact us at info@balticwaters.org

What personal data do we collect?

The personal data collected by BalticWaters are those you provide when registering for newsletters or when registering for seminars or other events organized by BalticWaters. The data collected in such a case is your name, e-mail address and, where applicable, the employer and billing address. This process is based on your consent.

We use the Google Analytics tool to measure traffic on our website and to evaluate its functionality. This means that Google registers personal data in the form of your IP address, as well as indirect data in the form of information about how long you are on the website, which pages you visit, etc. More information on how Google uses the transferred personal data can be found further down on the webpage under the paragraph “About cookies”. There is also information about how to proceed to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you and how you can delete data already collected.

From time to time, we publish photographs on the website from events we arrange or participate in. These photographs may in some cases consist of ‘personal data’. Before publishing, we make a review of whether the photograph can in any way be privacy sensitive. When we determine that it is not the case, the photograph is published.

If you want to know what personal data BalticWaters has stored about you, you have the right to request access to this personal data. You also have the right to request rectification or deletion of incorrect personal data. If you believe that BalticWaters’ handling of your personal data is carried out in an incorrect manner, you have the right to restrict our use of your data. To assert any of your rights, you are welcome to contact us, you find our contact info here.

What we do not do with your personal data

The BalticWaters will not sell, rent, or lease the personal data collected.

About cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the visitor’s computer and contains information. Cookies are normally used to improve the website for the user. There are two types of cookies:

  • One is temporarily stored on your computer while you are inside browsing a page. It disappears when you close your browser.
  • The second type saves a file for a long time on your computer. For example, it is used for features that tell you what’s new since you last visited the site.

On our website, www.balticwaters.org, cookies are used to provide access to different functions and different types of information. Among other things, cookies are used to measure traffic with Google Analytics. If you do not want to use cookies, you can make settings in your browser to avoid them. See your browser’s help pages for more information. 

More information about cookies can be found on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s website.