COMPLETE Project Privacy Policy

September 2018

This document describes the collection, usage, storage and sharing practices of personal data carried out by COMPLETE project for the use of public COMPLETE project web services, such as the COMPLETE project website (http://balticcomplete.com).

  1. What personal data is collected

Data including personal contact information is collected based on the registration form, which can be filled in by a user who wants to follow COMPLETE project activities and persons involved in COMPLETE project. The registration form contains basic contact information for creating a user account in the COMPLETE project website.

  1. How the personal data is used

The contact information collected through the COMPLETE project is needed for the COMPLETE project to carry out communication activities, to share information between COMPLETE project involved partners and inform project followers with project updates by sending them e-mails to e-mail address they have provided in "Stay Connected" registration form.

The data on website usage is collected for the development of COMPLETE project communication activities and for COMPLETE project Data service to identify returning user.

In the use and development of the services we may handle the following personal data:

  • IP address information or other identifiers
  • Information collected from cookies
  • Data collected from the use of the http://balticcomplete.com, offered by Google Analytics

We also receive personal data from the following sources:

  • Information connected with the use of social media, such as ResearchGate and Twitter
  • Social media services themselves define the kind of information they offer their users and in what time period
  1. Storage time for personal data

We do not store personal data longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is used, or alternative-ly, we store it for a period that we have defined with our service providers / cooperative partners in our data security and data protection agreements. The storage times of personal data vary according to the purpose of its use and the situation. We update personal information when necessary and we remove unnecessary information.

  1. Giving access to data

Administrator of COMPLETE project public website have access to the user information stored in the COMPLETE project public website server. The information can be accessed only by the administrator of COMPLETE project and involved partners upon request.

The usage statistics of web services is used only by the COMPLETE project and will not be used to identify individual visitors.

  1. How the personal data is protected

COMPLETE project uses appropriate technical and administrative security measures to protect any personal information that it stores.

  1. Privacy rights

Privacy rights for COMPLETE project users and followers

  1. Access to personal data. Users of the COMPLETE project have the right to access their personal data stored in the system. The data can be accessed from the user profile or by sending a separate request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  1. Requests for correction of incorrect data. If the COMPLETE project data is incorrect or incomplete, the user is entitled to have the data rectified. This can be done by resubmitting the sign-up form or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Requests for erasure. Erasure of personal data can be done if the user withdraws consent to the processing personal data as outlined in the COMPLETE project privacy policy. This can be done by sending erasure request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  1. Website usage tracking.

COMPLETE project collects data regarding the use of different COMPLETE project services (public website and Data service). This is done by using cookies or similar technologies. The data will not be used to identify individual visitors.

Cookies are used to identify returning user to COMPLETE project public website and Data service in order to save selection on Use conditions. It is possible to modify web browser controls to accept or reject cookies. However, rejection of cookies results in use condition prompt answer not to be saved.

  1. Copyrights.

All material on balticcomplete.com (text, images, sound, video etc) are protected by law. Republishing material from balticcomplete.com is not allowed without prior agreement from project. When quoting from or linking to materials on the website, the source "balticcomplete.com" should be used.

Images copyrights goes to:

  • Sergej Olenin: zebra-mussels-filtering-Sergej-Olenin.JPG
  • Jonne Kotta: 4.3.-Dreissena-foto-Jonne-Kotta.jpg
  • Maiju Lehtiniemi: complete_3.jpg
  • Raimonds Rāts: Home page footer
    1. Data protection report update.

    Updates may be made to this data protection report, for instance, if our operating methods or systems change/develop or if data protection recommendations change. We might also have to make updates if legislation changes.