Privacy Policy

WATERWHEEL Privacy Policy - versión en español

WATERWHEEL respects the privacy of our users and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. The “Privacy Policy” is intended to describe for you, as an individual who is a user of the WATERWHEEL website and the TAP online collaborative platform (collectively known herein as “WATERWHEEL”), the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using WATERWHEEL. By using WATERWHEEL, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Information We May Collect

We may collect information that can identify you (“personal information”), such as your name and email address when you (or other users) provide it to us when using WATERWHEEL.

We also may collect other types of information in the following ways when you visit WATERWHEEL:
- Our server logs may automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users’ movements around WATERWHEEL and understand trends.
- We may assign your computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to WATERWHEEL and to personalise your online experience.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Information Others May Collect

If you post information about yourself or others, or communicate with others using WATERWHEEL, please note that we cannot control who reads your postings or what they do with the information you provide. We encourage you to use caution in posting personal information.

How We May Use Information We Collect

We may use information to: Facilitate use of WATERWHEEL. Manage your account and your preferences. Identify and protect against misuses of WATERWHEEL. Enforce our Terms of Use.

With Whom We May Share Information We Collect

We will not share your personal information with others except as indicated below, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to opt out.

We may share personal information with third parties in limited circumstances, such as reporting suspected criminal activity, complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users.

Your Choices

You may choose:

  • Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to use certain features of WATERWHEEL.
  • To stop receiving promotional emails or newsletters from us by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy.
  • To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features of WATERWHEEL may not function properly.
  • To review and update your personal information on your WATERWHEEL account, by logging into that account.


We take appropriate physical, electronic, and other security measures to help safeguard personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, or disclosure.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in WATERWHEEL practices. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending you an email to the email address you most recently provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on WATERWHEEL.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or our information practices, please contact us by email: [email protected]


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We use cookies to monitor individual activity in aggregate to improve WATERWHEEL and provide features that are tailored to your needs. The information we gather may include IP address, user language, the operating system, browser type, the presence/absence of “flash” plug-ins, screen resolution, connection type, and information that identifies the cookie. However, no other user information is generally collected. We do not use cookies to obtain any personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent this.