European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The protection of your personal data is very important to us at FixCOVID19. We want you to feel safe when using our website. We explain here what data we collect and how we use it.
Data collection and logging
Each time fixcovid19.com and the data on it is accessed, a log file is created and saved with the following information:
- name of the file or data accessed
- date and time of access
- the amount of data transferred
- confirmation on whether the data was accessed successfully
- IP-address (unique address for internet-ready devices)
- referrer (name of the website accessed immediately before)
- browser name (including version)
- operating system used
We log the traffic on fixcovid19.com for data security reasons and to ensure the stability and reliability of our system while also protecting fixcovid19.com against possible external attacks. In addition to this, we evaluate the data using statistical analysis. The data kept in the log file are not directly linked to users and their identities, and are for internal purposes only. They are not passed on to third parties. The data is not be used to personally identify visitors to our website. The data is not collated or merged with any other data. The administration of our website using information technology based on data usage allow for a better overall evaluation of the data accessed on fixcovid19.com in order to optimize our online offerings (see below).
You can obviously use the content on fixcovid19.com without disclosing any personal data. Personal data means information that could be used to disclose your identity such as your phone number and email address. When we collect, process and use such personal data, we always do so only for the stated purpose. The data will be treated confidentially, stored on secure servers and will not be forwarded to third parties or used for other purposes.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with immediate effect. If you have any questions, please contact the Data Protection Officer of FixCOVID19 (see below for contact).
Your rights (relating to revocation, correction and deletion of information)
Your data will only be used for the stated purposes and will not be sold to anyone. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. You can direct such requests to us using the contact details on this website.
You have the right, as stipulated in EU legislation, to demand information about what personal data (such as your phone number and email address) is stored on fixcovid19.com. Please submit such requests in writing to the Data Protection Officer at FixCOVID19 and state what subject your data disclosure request is in reference to.
In accordance with the statutory provisions, you also have the right to have your personal data corrected and deleted. Please submit such requests to us using the contact details on this website.
Contact forms and confidentiality of emails
If you send us any emails: we cannot guarantee the confidential treatment of your correspondence on its way to us if you choose to use an unencrypted email service provider.
What are cookies?
Cookies do not store any personal data, and are used to collect anonymous data and statistics on the use of the website by visitors. Cookies help us measure how well our website is performing. This data helps us to improve and customise our content so you get more out of your visit to fixcovid19.com.
Which cookies does FixCOVID19 use?
These cookies only last for the duration of a session. They will disappear from your computer when you close the browser or turn your computer off.
These cookies remain on your computer even after you close the browser or turn off the device. They are activated each time a user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
fixcovid19.com can also be used without cookies.
Measurement and analysis tools
We employ usage data for statistical purposes and analyses to help us to constantly improve and develop our service. We do not aggregate the collected data with other data sources. The data is used for internal purposes only and not disclosed to third parties.
FixCOVID19, however, has no influence on which data is collected and stored by network providers and operating system manufacturers when using its apps and how such data is used.
Which tools we use and how they work:
Google Analytics, Google Translate and reCAPTCHA
FixCOVID19 uses the web analytics service provider Google Analytics to improve and further develop its services. Google Translate is used to provide translation of the content. reCAPTCHA is used to prevent spam.
Your IP address is anonymized while you use this website. Google normally truncates IP addresses within member states of the European Union as well as the European Economic Area before they are communicated to their servers. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the operators of the site and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties are used to process this data on behalf of Google. Third parties, including Google, place ads on websites on the Internet, using stored cookies to provide relevant ads based on previous visits by a user to this site.
Google won't associate your IP address with any other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all features of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by cookies related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available using the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information about disabling Google ads, please visit the Disable Google Ads page or refer to the Disable Network Ad Initiative page.
You can withdraw your consent to data collection and retention at any time with future effect. For more information about Google's terms, see below:
Google Analytics Opt-Out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
General external tool for users to disable personalized ads based on online tracking: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Personalized ads can also be disabled via the following Google link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous?hl=en
The information in this guide is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU data protection rules. The guidelines will be updated regularly, content may be subject to modifications without notice.
You can contact FixCOVID19's data protection officer and data protection supervisor:
Dr James Freeman: firstname.lastname@example.org