IRC attaches great importance to the adequate protection of your personal data. IRC handles personal data carefully and confidentially, it will be protected from loss, unauthorised access, or theft and will not be kept any longer than is necessary.
IRC does not knowingly collect online personal information from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 16 and believe that he or she has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us.
IRC will not use any personal data collected on this site for any purpose other than that specifically stated. IRC does not sell or pass on personal contact details to any organisation to use for their own purposes. If you agree to receive, or sign up for, further information from IRC, you will be offered an opportunity to unsubscribe from that communication. IRC will discontinue sending this information on your first request.
If IRC wishes to process personal data for another purpose, IRC will provide you with information regarding the other purpose of that further processing as well as other relevant information.
IRC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via the contact form. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. IRC will only use the information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.
You can contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org with as subject: My personal data) at any time to ask us the following:
We must provide the information free of charge unless we deem the request to be unfounded or excessive. In this event, we will explain why we have decided not to take action upon your request. To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. We have secured this website with the HTTPS protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure), a standard web communication protocol that encrypts and decrypts a message for online transmission.
While we use encryption to protect information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for instance answer your query) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised as required by applicable law.
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IRC collects standard usage statistics (using Google Analytics) on its web server. This does not include personal data, but rather information which assists IRC in assessing the general usage patterns of its site and to optimise the use of its website. This information may include the IP address of your computer. IRC will not attempt to trace that IP address to you personally, nor will it allow that information to be tracked by outside agencies. The data collected via Google Analytics are deleted at regular intervals.
The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow you to block / delete cookies from your device via your browser settings. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the allaboutcookies.org website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
For information on how to opt-out of cookies set by Google Analytics, please visit the following link: “Cookies Set by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Privacy Overview”
Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual.
When you choose to follow a specific free online training course on the WASH Systems Academy. For you to be able to sign in, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. We may collect the following types of information:
How will we use your data?
You will have three months to complete the online training course. After one year, access to the courses and training service will no longer be available and we will:
When you make a donation to IRC online, or sign up to hear more from us, we may collect the following types of information:
We do not collect special categories of personal data. We use the term special categories of personal information to mean information about your race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, or sexual orientation.
How we use your information
The legal basis we use for processing your data includes:
We will not carry out any automated decision-making using the information we hold about you.
We will retain your key contact information on an internal database for 7 years following your last donation.
If you request to receive no further contact from us, we will keep some basic information about you on a 'suppression list' to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future.
You have several rights under applicable data protection laws, which are summarised below:
You have a right to:
If after you opt-in to receive communications from IRC, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by unsubscribing using the links which are included in every communication, or by contacting us at: email@example.com with the subject line My personal data
This website is governed by Dutch law and EU privacy regulations.
This privacy statement has been updated on 7 July 2023.