Thank you for your willingness to contribute to Picture Pile. This document aims to provide you with adequate information on the data we receive from you, how we process it, and what we make available to the public in order to comply with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The app you are using has been developed by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria. The Geo-Wiki.org platform is part of IIASA, and consists of different websites and apps that share a common infrastructure, primarily operated and maintained by the Center for Earth Observation and Citizen Science of IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria. Geo-Wiki.org is also part of the LandSense federation and engagement platform, which is mainly used for promoting citizen science project and campaigns via the contributing platforms and sharing outcomes of past campaigns.
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as their name, contact information, their location at a certain time or IP address.
We are a scientific institute and process personal data for a scientific study on the changes in our landscape and their effects on the environment. We process personal data:
We process the following data for registration, login and profile updates for a given user, all of which is stored on the Geo-Wiki.org platform:
None of this information will be part of any publication (e.g. data product, scientific publication etc). For publications, a technical procedure (hash) will be used on the user's id to preserve data regarding which contributions were made by the same person. This hash does not allow for the calculation or retrieval of the original user id.
Whenever you use our service, we collect Log Data, or data and information (also through third party products) on your phone to identify errors in the app. Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the service, and other statistics. This data is used for identifying problems with our software and will not be published as part of the resulting data product.
We use first party cookies to provide essential site functionality. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser and temporarily stored on your device.
You can also prevent the placement of cookies through the settings of your browser or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in.
When sorting a pile, the app accesses and processes the data you inserted, and some additional information we use for assessing the quality of your contribution and for reproducing technical problems in case of an error. The following data is sent to the server and stored:
In order to display statistics, we process the following data:
The Geo-Wiki.org websites and its service are run on state-of-the-art web service environments hosted on rented servers at Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestrasse 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany. We do not provide any means to access data for the hosting company other than the ways intended for every user. The environment is set up such that we restrict access to the database strictly to our trusted network and through APIs that let us choose exactly which data is accessible to which users.
After completion of the scientific project, all personal data are permanently anonymized so that traceability to individual users will not be possible unless users have explicitly asked us to safe and publish their personal data.
Please be aware that we rely on you to contribute data, which does not infringe on the rights of others. Make sure you follow the instructions for the campaign/project to which you contribute, and do not submit data that could violate especially personal rights, copyright or other legislation.
By contributing data, you provide us with the information requested in the app/website, but we usually also collect additional data that allows us to trace technical problems and verify the quality of the contribution. Please see the details above.
Please note that we may employ the following third-party companies to facilitate our service:
These companies will have access to your data in order to perform the tasks we assign to them, as described above. However, they are obligated to not disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
Should you consent to the use of your user name in our social media platforms, it will be visible in connection with the photos you submitted or in connection with a leaderboard displaying your total credit note on:
Google LLC, Facebook, Twitter have their seat in the US and comply with “Privacy Shield”. According to a decision by the European Commission this guarantees an adequate level of data protection.
At any time, you have the right
You can instruct us to stop processing your data at any time using the contact data below. Even if you have agreed to the processing of data in the past, you can revoke such consent at any time (Art. 21 GDPR).
Should you have questions concerning your personal data, please contact us using the contact information below.
Our app and/or website may contain links to other websites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Please note that these external sites are not operated by us and we do not have any control, nor assume any responsibility for their content, privacy policies or practices.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria.
Tel: + 43 2236 807 0