Privacy Policy

Who we are

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe how personal data are collected and used by us, the Dgroups Foundation, having its address located c/o the  Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) at the following address: Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Unless otherwise stated, we are the data controller for the personal data collected under this Privacy Policy. A “data controller” refers to the person who determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Regardless of which personal data we process or when and how we process your personal data, we always follow the following principles:

  • personal data must be fairly and lawfully process;
  • personal data must be processed for specific purposes only and not for anything else;
  • personal data must be adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  • personal data must be accurate and up to date;
  • personal data must not be kept for longer than it is needed;
  • personal data must be processed in line with individuals rights;
  • personal data must be kept secure;
  • personal data must not be transfer to other countries without adequate protection.

Our website address is: https://www.dgroups.info.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Should you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us. The details are: foundation@dgroups.info

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your personal information is treated as strictly confidential and we have taken the appropriate technical and organizational security measures. We implement reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help us protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. We also require that our processors protect such information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure.