Privacy policy

Who we are

TACK ‘Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing’ is project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860413. The project’s beneficiaries are: ETH Zürich, Department of Architecture; Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture; Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS); Bergische Universität Wuppertal, School of Architecture and Building Engineering; Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Institute for Art and Architecture; University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences, Department of Architecture; University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture; Leibniz Universität Hannover, Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences. 

The project is coordinated by Prof. dr. ir. Tom Avermaete, Dr. ir. Janina Gosseye and Dr. Korinna Weber, who are based at the ETH Zürich, Department of Architecture.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) was integrated on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed.

Google Analytics is used to optimize the website and for the reason to track web font usage in accordance with the type foundry license agreement.

This website operated on a WordPress platform, which only collects the data shown on the “My account” screen from registered users. 


Analytics

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.

Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/

The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.


Cookies

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. 

In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

For registered users

We use a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in users, in response to certain actions, like joining a group. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted immediately after the next page load.

We use cookies on group, member, and activity directories to keep track of a user’s browsing preferences. These preferences include the last-selected values of the sort and filter dropdowns, as well as pagination information. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted after 24 hours.

When a logged-in user creates a new group, we use a number of cookies to keep track of the group creation process. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted either upon the successful creation of the group or after 24 hours.


​Who we share your data with 

The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

Fully anonymized usage reports indicating the number of unique visitors per month may be shared, upon request, with the web font provider Grilli Type AG, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Additionally, personal data may be transferred to third parties if TACK ‘Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing’ is required to do so by law or by enforceable governmental or court order. The website is hosted on a server in Frankfurt (Germany). Access to this server is available to the Website administration team and the project staff* of Raskin Software LLC, Zurich, Switzerland (www.raskinapps.ch), the company that developed the website.


How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (who have a login), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. This data will be retained over the lifetime of the website. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Contact information

tacitknowledgearchitecture@gmail.com