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1. Purpose of Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect information only for the purpose of providing services to participants and facilitating our communication with them. We do not collect or use personal information for any other purposes. The personal information you provide us makes it possible for us to deliver, based on it, more useful information selectively.
1.1 Visitors to our Website
When a user visits www.worldwatercongress.com, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet information and details of user behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the page views to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be explicit about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. For more information on Google Analytics, please see: https://policies.google.com/privacy .
1.2 E-mails and Newsletters
We use the personal information you provide us when you receive our newsletter in order to respond to your request, to reply to your e-mail or to send you communications about news and events related to the XVIII World Water Congress. When you subscribe to our newsletter, your name and e-mail address are sent to and stored by the XVIII World Water Congress (www.worldwatercongress.com).
1.3 Website Users
When you register for an account on www.worldwatercongress.com, you will be asked to provide personal information to create your account and set up password and profile.
Providing your e-mail address and/or real name is required. Your personal information will be used for the paper submission, exhibition application and Congress online registration when you apply for it. If you do provide your e-mail address, it will allow us to send your password when you forget it.
We will also use that personal information to create and maintain your user account and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about the latest news, results of paper submission and request for further information.
We will facilitate your e-mail address in order to identify your IWRA membership status when you make a payment for the Congress registration or exhibition application. Your information will also be used for the application of tour programmes and dietary requirements.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf:
2. Range of Personal Information
Only the minimum amount of information is reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required; This includes your name, e-mail including alternative e-mail address, postal code and address, phone numbers and affiliations.
3. Maintenance and Disuse of Personal Information
4. Security Management for Personal information
The XVIII World Water Congress has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorised access and unlawful interception or processing of personal information. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. We will post a reasonably prominent notice on the website if any such security breach occurs.
Your personal information is stored in the People's Republic of China. For any cross-border products or services, which we need to transfer your personal information abroad, we will strictly follow the laws and regulations, and ensure the security of your personal information.
6. Responsibility for Security Breach
For any questions, contact us via the information provided below:
Tel: +86(0)10-63206657, +86(0)10-63206656
Address: 2-1 Liupukang Beixiaojie, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
Date: 12 May 2022 (Ver. 3.0)