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Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 1st, 2021

What this policy covers

We respect your privacy. We want to ensure that you get the information, content, and experiences that matter most to you. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our petitioners.


This privacy policy applies to all personal data processed by volunteers when acting on behalf of this initiative(the petition for an open source well database).

What information do we collect?

We collect the following personal data in line with the use purposes explained in a subsequent section:

How we use your information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:
To file a petition We will only use your information to file a petition to concerned parties, regarding the placement of our initiative on the Dutch Innovation Agenda

How we store and secure your information

Information storage and security

We may store your information in databases controlled by dGB Earth Sciences (initiator of the petition) and third parties to which dGB Earth Sciences has outsourced the management of such databases. This information may be used to realising the above purposes. We will not put your email address(es) to newsletters or similar email lists.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable administrative, organizational, technical and physical procedures to safeguard and secure the information. Our security controls are designed to maintain an appropriate level of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. We regularly test our websites, databases, systems and other assets for security vulnerabilities.

How long will we keep your information?

dGB Earth Sciences will not keep your information any longer as necessary for complying with any legal obligations to which dGB Earth Sciences are subject. After filling the petition, the data will be removed from our databases

How to control and access your information

Your rights

At any time, you have the right:

Any request from you for access to or a copy of your personal information must be in writing to and we will endeavor to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within 30 days. We will comply with our legal obligations about your rights as personal information owner.

How you control your information

You can control the information we have about you and how we use it in several ways:

Cookies and other technical information

Logging practices

We automatically record the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. The IP address is a unique number assigned to every device on the internet. Generally IP addresses do not change (it is "static") and thus could be associated with the network you are using to visit our websites and using our services. The IP address that we collect may contain information that could be deemed identifiable.

As well as recording the IP addresses of visitors, we may also keep track of the URLs that visitors used to visit dGB Earth Sciences' website and the search terms they used to find it. We keep track of the pages visited on the petition website, the amount of time spent on those pages and the types of searches done on them. Your searches remain confidential and anonymous. We use this information only for statistical purposes to find out which pages users find most useful and to improve the website.
We also captures and stores information that you transmit. This may include:

Cookies and web beacons

By using or accessing the website, you are consenting to our use of cookies as follows:
Cookies and web beacons are electronic placeholders that can be placed on your device by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. We are using like most websites cookies for a variety of purposes to improve your online experience, for analytics and for marketing. Specifically we use cookies on the websites for the following purposes:

No more cookies?

You can change the settings in your browser so that your won't get new cookies from our websites. Also you can delete cookies with your browser. If you choose to disable cookies it might be that you will not be able to use all functionality of our websites. Please look into your browser instructions or the “help”-function of your browser to learn more about the cookie settings and how to remove cookies.

Do Not Track (DNT)

The online advertising industry has self-regulatory initiatives designed to provide consumers a choice in the types of ads they may see online and to conveniently opt-out from online behavioural ads served by some or all of the companies participating in these programs. Our websites do not respond to DNT consumer browser settings.

Other important privacy information

Personal data about minors and children

We do not knowingly collect data from or about children under 16 without the permission of parent(s)/guardian(s). If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 16, please contact us at

Collaboration with authorities

We will ensure proper communication with the relevant regulatory authority for privacy. In case of privacy issues, data breaches and/or complaints we will lead investigative action, complaint handling and data breach notification. We will also monitor regulatory changes and consult the regulatory authority where implementation of a regulatory or technological change leads to doubt.

Responses to legal requests

We reserves the right to share your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

Your European Union privacy rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (also known as GDPR), if you are an individual protected by the GDPR you may have certain rights as a data subject. To request information about or avail yourself of those rights, please send an email to with "GDPR Request" in the subject line. In the email please describe, with specificity, the GDPR right you are requesting assistance with. Please note additional information may be requested prior to initiation of a request and that we reserve the right to charge a fee with respect to certain requests. Upon the completion of our review you will be notified if your request has been granted, denied, or exemptions apply.

Your California privacy rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as S.B. 27), if you are a California resident and your business relationship with us are primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third-parties' direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties' names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by S.B. 27's requirements.

How will you know if the Privacy Policy is changed?

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page, and if the changes are significant. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about the use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us:
The Open Source Well Database Initiative
Nijverheidstraat 11-2
7511 JM Enschede
The Netherlands


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