Privacy Policy

Last updated: 1 Dec, 2019

Who we are

Our website address is: https://worldagriculturalheritage.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

Personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address, that you voluntarily give to us.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

This website uses Google Maps APIs. You may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link. By using our Maps API Implementation, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service. 

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.

Analytics

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 may also partner with selected third-party vendors (such as Google Analytics), to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the website through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. By accessing the website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. 

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

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We only retain voluntarily collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also 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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This information typically includes the commenter’s IP address along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself.

Additional information

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

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by a revised “last updated” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

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 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.

How to contact us

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us via this form.