ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Data privacy statement

Data privacy

The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and according to legal data protection regulations as well as this data privacy statement.

As a general rule, our website can be used without revealing personal information. To the extent that personal data (e.g. name, address, email address etc.) are requested on our pages, providing such information - insofar as this is possible - is voluntary.  No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet (e.g. during email communication) is not necessarily coded. In such cases, no seamless protection of data against access by third parties is possible.


The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine collects and automatically saves information that your browser transmits during your visit to our pages in so-called server log files. The following information is collected:

  • IP address of the computer emitting the request (*)
  • kind of web browser and operating system used by the client
  • information on server services used and protocol version
  • name of the downloaded file or supply page and referrer URL
  • date and time, quantity of data transmitted and status information

(*) The webserver only keeps an anonymized record of the requesting IP client address. This information is used for purposes of statistical analysis of the access to the web service.

This information is automatically deleted 7 days after the access. It is exclusively used for statistical purposes and to ensure proper operation of the services; we do not create any user profiles. No information is passed on to third parties. The ICPR service offer does not use any techniques aimed at reproducing the access habits of individual users.


This website uses Matomo as open source web analysis service. Based on different data your browser automatically sends to our server, Matomo establishes an anonymous user profile. These data are collected for statistical purposes (range measurement) and with a view to improving our web offer. Before storing, the IP address is anonymized and cannot be traced back. Information stored is not passed on to third parties.

You can prevent the storage with corresponding browser settings.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate storage and use here. In this case an opt-out-cookie will be placed in your browser preventing Matomo from storing user data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out-cookie will be deleted at the same time. When re-visiting our website, the opt-out will again have to be activated.

Matomo deactivation / reactivation


For safety reasons and in order to protect the transfer of confidential information, such as your requests addressed to us as website operators, the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine uses SSL-encryption. You can tell that a transmission of data has been encrypted by the change of the address in your browser from "http://" to "https://" and the padlock icon in your browser.

When SSL-encryption is activated, data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right of access, to erasure or blocking

You are at any time entitled to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and the receivers, the purpose of their processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of your data. In this respect and concerning further questions on the issue of personal data you may at any time contact us at the address indicated in the imprint.

How we deal with application data

I If a position is vacant, we offer you the opportunity to apply for a job by e-mail. In the following, we will inform you about the scope, purposes and use of your personal data gathered as part of the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing, and use of your data is carried out in accordance with applicable data protection laws and all other relevant statutory provisions and that your data will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Scope and purpose of data collection

If you send us an application, we will process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) in so far as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (general contract initiation). Your personal data will only be passed on within our organisation to persons who are involved in processing your application. If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship.

Storage period of the data

If we are unable to make you a job offer, you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted based on legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for a maximum of 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be deleted. The retention serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an upcoming or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies. Longer storage may also take place if you have given us your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or if statutory retention obligations prevent deletion.