Last updated: 29 May, 2023
Who we are
Our website address is: https://worldagriculturalheritage.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Embedded content from other websites
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit or navigate the website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our site and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
When you provide personal information through our contact form, we will use it solely for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and providing the necessary assistance. This may include contacting you via email or phone to address your questions or provide the requested information.
How long we retain your data
We only retain voluntarily collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. However, please be aware that certain third-party services and integrations on our website, such as analytics and security providers, may collect and retain data for their own purposes. We do not have control over the data retention practices of these third-party services. We recommend reviewing the respective privacy policies of these services to understand their data retention practices and policies.
What rights you have over your data
You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.
Where we send your data
Our servers are located in the Netherlands. If you are accessing the website from outside of the Netherlands, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in those facilities.
How we protect your data
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
Updates to our privacy notice
How we use your data
We may use the information we collect or receive:
- As part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
- To enforce our terms, conditions, and policies (for legal and/or contractual reasons).
- To respond to your enquiries and provide the necessary assistance. Any personal information submitted through our contact form is used solely for the purpose of responding to your enquiries and providing the necessary assistance. This may include contacting you via email to address your questions or provide the requested information.
- To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the date we hold to determine how to respond.
- For other business purposes such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, and to evaluate and improve our website and your experience.
Your data access level
You choose the level of data access you want to give to this website, whether you want the highest level of privacy, or the highest level of personalisation. Higher levels of access mean that you trust this website to use your data responsibly.
- Private: Rejects all access and gives you the highest level of privacy.
- Balanced: Rejects some access and gives you a balanced experience.
- Personalised: Accepts all access and gives you the highest level of personalisation.
Your data types
Here’s a summary of the data types we may collect about you, and the ways that data can be used.
- Anonymous data is data that cannot be used to identify you like device type, browser version, and referer or affiliate URL.
- Pseudonymous data can be used to track you as a UniqueID or UID that is not tied directly to your personal information.
- Personal data can be used to build a profile about you on this and other websites, who may use it to identify you.
Benefits of data sharing
Your data access level represents your consent to allow this site to access your data. Different access levels benefit you in different ways. The lowest level of access is required to ensure the site works properly and is secure. Higher levels of access enable a better browsing experience for you by allowing this site to remember your preferences.
Know your rights
To comply with the latest data protection laws, this site asks you for consent per purpose category, which gives you control over which 3rd parties have access to your data (through cookies or other tracking technologies).
This site supports your right to privacy and transparency. To comply with rights afforded to you under the latest data protection laws, this site maintains a record of your consent and allows you to exercise your rights as a data subject.
Consent is presumed not to be freely given if it does not allow separate consent to be given to different personal data processing operations.
Each controller shall maintain a record of processing activities and shall make the record available to the supervisory authority on request.