The Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) takes the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know which data we collect and when, and also how we use this data. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that both we and external service providers comply with data protection provisions.
The BAW website can be used without disclosing any personal information.
Access to online content
When you visit our website for information purposes, our servers located in Germany only save the personal data transmitted to them by your browser. The log file stores the following data for a maximum of 30 days:
- client’s IP address
- identity of the client’s PC
- time of the request
- HTTP status code
- size of the requested object
- browser type and version
All data stored are evaluated solely for the purpose of optimising the online content.
Information material, newsletters, contact forms
If you order any information material or newsletters, we will ask you for your name and other personal data. You are free to decide whether or not to submit this information. We store your data on specially protected servers in Germany. Access hereto is limited to a small number of authorised persons who handle the technical or editorial maintenance of the servers.
You can contact us directly via the contact forms available on our website. We collect, process and use the information provided by you via a contact form exclusively for the processing of your specific request and only with your consent.
Transmission of personal data to third parties
If you order any information material, the personal data that you submit will only be used within the BAW and the companies contracted to undertake the dispatch of information material. We will not forward your data to third parties without your explicit consent. Where we are required to do so by law or by the ruling of a court, we will forward your data to the relevant authorised agencies.
When you visit our website, information is stored on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies help in many different ways to make your visit to our website easier, more comfortable and more intuitive. Cookies are text files that are automatically stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser whenever you visit our website.
By using the corresponding settings, you can configure your browser at any time in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer and that you therefore reject the placing of cookies on your computer. You can also delete existing cookies at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all standard web browsers. If you disable cookies in your Internet browser, the use of certain functions of our website may be restricted.
We analyse access to our web pages from a statistical perspective in order to optimise our content. We do this using the open source application “AWStats”. AWStats uses our web server log file in order to conduct the analysis. Information regarding your use of this website is not forwarded to third parties.
AWStats does not transfer any data to servers outside the control of the BAW.
We do not use the data to create user profiles or for any other purposes.
Links, embedded services
The providers of these websites are solely responsible for the contents contained therein. While applying a reasonable standard of review, unlawful contents were not recognisable at the time the link was created. Should any breach of the law come to our knowledge, we will remove these links immediately.
Our website uses Google Maps and YouTube to display maps, draw up route maps and show videos. By accessing the website, providers of these services will receive the information that you have visited the corresponding page of our website. If, during the use of the website, you are logged in via a user account from the service providers, data is assigned directly to your user account. If you do not want the data to be assigned to this account, you should log out before using this service. Further information regarding the data collected by Facebook, as well as the storage and use of this data can be found in the provider’s data privacy statement.
Protection of minors
Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data without the prior consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request any personal data from children or adolescents. We do not knowingly collect or forward such data to third parties.
Right of access, rectification and erasure
You shall have the right at any time to
- restriction of processing,
- objection to processing, and
- data portability
with regard to the data stored in respect of you as a person, the origin of the data as well as the purpose of their storage, provided the following does not apply:
Inquiries from the general public, both in paper and electronic form, are stored in accordance with the period for retaining records set by the Registry Directive, which complements the Joint Rules of Procedures of the Federal Ministries (GGO).
Questions and complaints may be directed to the BAW’s Data Protection Officer.
Official data protection officer
Phone: +49 (0) 721 9726-2235