Privacy statement

Waag believes that the privacy of its website visitors is important. It deals carefully with your personal data and complies with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. Your personal data will only be processed for the purpose of the delivery of services by Waag to you or your institution. The personal data that you provide will not be retained for any longer than necessary.

The use of cookies at

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard disk when you visit a website. EU legislation requires that visitors must specifically approve the use of non-functional cookies (i.e. to "opt in"). This website does not place any non-functional or third party cookies. You can refuse to allow cookies by adjusting the relevant settings in your browser. To analyse the traffic to our website, we use the privacy-friendly open-source analytics software Matomo, in which visitors' IP-addresses are not reducible. A first party cookie is used, which respects the 'Do Not Track' feature of your browser. No data is exchanged with third parties.

Social media sharing

This website uses the Shariff Social Media Buttons. Shariff enables website users to share their favorite content without compromising their privacy.

Waag newsletters

Waag publishes several newsletters comprising of news regarding our activities and projects. Your email address will only be added to the list of subscribers with your explicit consent. Each issue of our newsletter includes a link to cancel your subscription. The list of subscribers or your personal data will never be sold to third parties. Waag uses a third party solution to manage the mailing lists, called MailChimp.

Event registrations

For event registrations, Waag uses Eventbrite, or in some cases Typeform. At any moment you can request that your recorded personal data (email address, first name and last name) are removed by these services, unless there is a legal reason to keep your data, such as with financial transactions.

Job applications

Waag uses the recruitment software of Homerun for job applications. When using the application form it is clearly indicated how long the personal data will be kept. When the application process has finished, all data will be deleted at the end of the retention period. This data can only be viewed by qualified employees of Waag.

Data Protection Officer

We have a Data Protection Officer: a staff member with special responsibility for privacy protection within our organisation. Our Data Protection Officer is Stefano Bocconi. He can be contacted via the form provided below. He is the person to get in touch with if you have a privacy-related question or request.

Checking what data we hold about you and getting it amended or deleted

If you have a privacy-related question or want to know what information we hold about you, please get in touch via this contact form below.

You have the following rights:

  • To know what personal data we hold and what we use it for
  • To see the personal data we hold about you
  • To have errors corrected
  • To have outdated personal data deleted
  • To withdraw any consent you have previously given
  • To object to your personal data being used for a particular purpose

In order to exercise any of those rights, you must demonstrate who you are, because we have to make sure that we don't share, change or delete the wrong person's data.

This privacy statement can be subject to future alterations. The latest version will always be published on our website.

This version: May 2019

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