Our website address is: https://swimsolutions.org.
With this data protection declaration, SWIM informs you in accordance with the provisions of data protection law about the collection of data from the data subject, particularly regarding Art. 13 DS-GVO and the associated processing of personal data.
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in order to always bring it into line with the applicable provisions.
Contact details of the responsible persons
The responsible parties within the meaning of the DS-GVO and other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature are:
SWIM- Solutions for Water Integrity and Management UG (haftungsbeschränkt) (hereinafter referred to SWIM)
Data subject rights
As a data subject, you have the fundamental right to be informed about what personal data has been stored about you. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data, you have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have the personal data deleted or its processing restricted. If the processing is based on consent, this consent can be revoked at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until revocation. In addition, you have a right to data portability.
To exercise these rights, please contact our data protection officer or us.
Right of complaint to a supervisory authority
In addition, you have the possibility to contact the supervisory authority directly. For SWIM, this is:
Special notes on the website
Purposes of processing personal data and legal basis
SWIM uses your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of the website and for contacting you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest, according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. Collections of or transfers of personal data to state institutions and authorities only take place within the framework of mandatory national legal provisions, for which Art. 6 (1) lit. c DS-GVO forms the legal basis. The following also applies to the individual types of data processing:
log files. The access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referred URL (the previously visited page), IP address, and the requesting provider.Contacting us
Our website contains the option to contact us via a web form that quickly enables direct communication with SWIM. If you contact us voluntarily via a contact form, the personal data you enter will not be transmitted in encrypted form and will automatically be stored.
Our website contains the option of quickly contacting us via an e-mail link. If you contact us voluntarily via the e-mail link, the personal data you may have entered will not be transmitted in encrypted form, as the standard e-mail protocol does not allow this.
The data transmitted via contact form or e-mail will be used for processing or contacting you. Personal data will only be passed on within SWIM if this is necessary for processing your enquiry. Personal data will not be passed on to third parties outside SWIM or to a third country.
Integration of third-party services and content
We have included links on our website to the social networks of LinkedIn and Twitter. These are not social media plugins. Therefore, when you call up our site, no direct connection is established with the servers of the social networks. The graphics embedded on our website only contain an HTTP link that establishes a connection to the respective social network only after clicking once. With the click on the graphic, data is forwarded to the respective social network, and the login mask of the respective social network is called up in a separate window. If you are already logged into the social network simultaneously, a direct connection to your user account will only be established when you call up the login screen.
At no time does SWIM receive information about your registration and usage details in the social networks.
Deletion of personal data
We store personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage. If the purpose of the storage no longer applies or if a storage period expires, the personal data will be deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Statistical analysis of visitor access
Your IP address is already anonymized before it is transmitted to our server (deletion of the last two number blocks) so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The usage information (including your shortened IP address) is stored in cookies, transmitted to our server, and processed for usage analysis. The usage analysis serves to optimize our websites. The information about your use of our website will not be passed on to third parties unless we are obliged to hand it over, e.g., due to a court order.
If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of the data, you can object to the storage and use it at any time (see below). In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed, whereby Matomo/ Piwik will no longer collect session data.
Attention: If you delete your cookies, this will also delete the opt-out cookie. You will then have to carry out the deactivation again.
You can decide whether a web analysis cookie may be placed to allow the website operator to collect and analyze your statistical data. If you do not want your data to be collected and analyzed, please click at the bottom of the page to drop the Matomo/ Piwik deactivation cookie.
Automated decision making or profiling
As a matter of principle, we do not use fully-automated decision-making pursuant to Article 22 DSGVO. However, should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately if this is required by law.