PRIVACY STATEMENT


Identity of the organization

International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment (SDEWES Centre), VAT: HR32475284418, is an NGO based in Ivana Lučića 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia (hereinafter referred to as SDEWES Center) is responsible for the handling of your personal data on this website.

This privacy statement explains how we use and protect your information. SDEWES Centre collects only the necessary basic information about the users necessary for fulfilling our obligations, informs users about the manner of using the collected data, regularly gives users the possibility of choosing using their data, including the ability to decide whether or not to remove their name from the mailing list.

Type of personal data we collect and how we do it:

  • Personal information related to your identity and may include your name, surname, title, your e-mail address, Croatian OIB for members (if applicable) and the name, full address and VAT of your institution/employer.
  • The range of personal data that SDEWES Centre collects depends on the type of service that SDEWES Centre provides to its users and / or customers, as well as on the legal basis for collecting data. SDEWES Centre continuously takes care of collecting only the necessary personal data needed to achieve the legally defined purpose in which data are processed.
  • We are collecting only the information required for the provision of the service, but not the information related to payment for services that require payments (conference and publishing fees and memberships), so data such as credit card numbers and other confidential information is transferred to security Protocol (SSL) to WSPay billing system and are by no means stored in the SDEWES Centre system.
  • SDEWES Centre collects data directly from the users themselves, from publicly available sources (for example, public contact information on web pages) and indirectly in the case of scientific papers that are submitted for presentation at the conference and/or publication in scientific journals, and which have multiple authors, therefore it is necessary that one of the authors lists the personal data of other co-authors.

Use of collected data

We will use the data we collect about you to provide you with the best possible service. Accordingly, some of the ways in which we can use your personal information are:

  • To identify you as an event participant
  • To identify you and your co-authors as authors of scientific papers
  • In order to contact you with information about the SDEWES Centre, inform you of the events organized by the Croatian Energy Transition initiative (projects under the initiative are listed on het.hr), international scientific SDEWES conference series, and publishing in partner scientific journals and JSDEWES journal
  • In order for organizers of events organized as part of the Croatian Energy Transition initiative (het.hr) contact you with information about the events and the results of the projects.
  • To notify you of important information related to the events for which you have applied, event reports, and information related to similar upcoming events that may be of interest to you
  • General information that is not in any way connected with you and may be used by SDWES Centre as such for any legally permitted purpose.

All personal data is strictly kept and only available to authorized SDEWES Centre employees and partly to event (workshops, conferences etc.) co-organizers if necessary, for example, to issue invoices, for legal obligations or obligations as part of a project (e.g. for the purpose of recording and validating the identity of the participant) and only in the minimum necessary extent. Co-organizer of events under the Croatian Energy Transition initiative might contact you with some information about the project or event organized under the initiative (het.hr).

Collected personal information will be kept while there are events (workshops and conferences under the Croatian Energy Transition initiative and SDEWES conference series) co-organized by the SDEWES Centre that we believe might be of interest to you. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link at the foot of each e-mail received or by contacting sdewes@sdewes.org.

Access and update your personal information

Our user has the following rights at any time:

  • right to access their data
  • the right to have information about the processing of personal data
  • the right to data transferability
  • the right to withdraw consent
  • the right to file a complaint
  • the right for correction and change of personal data in case the data are incomplete or inaccurate
  • the right to delete in cases such as termination of the purpose of processing, withdrawal of consent or in the event of an objection

By sending a query to e-mail sdewes@sdewes.org, SDEWES Centre will provide users with access to their personal data, correction of inaccurate personal data, deletion of personal data or limitation of processing their personal data, and to inform them of the possibility of objecting to the processing of their personal data and the right to data transfer.

Providing information to Google Inc.

Google collects information through our use of Google Analytics on our website. Google uses this information, including IP addresses and data from cookies, for a number of purposes, such as improving Google Analytics. Information is shared with Google on an anonymous basis. To learn more about what information Google collects, how to use this information, and how to control information sent to Google, see the Google Privacy Policy partner page. You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the following add-on to the browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Safety

Our websites are maintained regularly and are trying to protect them against any unauthorized use. When applying for participation in international scientific SDEWES conferences and publication in the JSDEWES magazine, it is necessary to open an account in an online system, giving each user a password, while the e-mail address is used as a user name.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

SDEWES Centre reserves the right to modify and supplement this Statement at any time, without giving any special notice to interested parties. For this reason, it is recommended that all interested parties regularly check the contents of the SDEWES Centre web site for information about the up-to-date content of this statement.

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NEWS
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  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 6, Issue 2 (for June 2018). Read more at the journal home page.

  • „Energy Conversion and Management“ published a May 2017 Special Issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 6, Issue 1 (for March 2018). Read more at the journal home page.

  • „Energy - The International Journal“ published a special issue dedicated to 2016 Conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews“ published Volume 82, Part 2 (for February 2018), dedicated to SDEWES2016 Conference. Read more at the journal home page.

  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 5, Issue 4 (for December 2017). Read more at the journal home page.

  • „Journal of Environmental Management“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • SDEWES Centre has awarded the best graduate theses in the past academic year of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment systems. A committee consisting of Prof. Nataša Markovska, Prof. Nikola Ružinski and Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek made a decision on the three best graduate theses and the best authors are Mario Majdandžić, Luka Pavlinek and Vanja Kušen. Best thesis author, Mario Majdandžić will receive a cash prize in the amount of 5,000 HRK and the other two authors will receive a fee waiver for one of SDEWES conferences in 2018. Congratulations!

  • „Energy, Sustainability and Society“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference, held in Dubrovnik in 2013. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 5, Issue 3 (for September 2017). Read more at the journal home page.

  • Project FosterREG - Second in the series of workshops "How to plan, finance and manage the projects with integrated energy efficiency measures in urban regeneration" took place in Osijek.
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  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 5, Issue 2 (for June 2017). Read more at the journal home page.

  • Project FosterREG - First in the series of workshops "How to plan, finance and manage the projects with integrated energy efficiency measures in urban regeneration" took place in Zagreb.
    Read more

  • „Journal Thermal Science“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Energy - The International Journal“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) in cooperation with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture conducts awarding of master’s theses in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment of UNIZAG FSB students. All graduate students that have defended their thesis in academic year 2015/2016 are eligible for contest. Applications need to be sent by September 1st, 2016. Contest details are below.

  • SDEWES Centre has awarded the best graduate theses in the past academic year of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment systems. A committee consisting of Prof. Nataša Markovska, Prof. Nikola Ružinski and Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek made a decision on the three best graduate theses and the best authors are Dominik Dominković, Nikola Matak and Karlo Kupres. They will be rewarded with a fee waiver for a SDEWES conference of their choice, and the best thesis author will also have fully paid transport costs and accommodation during the selected conference. Congratulations! Full decision is available here.

  • FosterREG website has been launched! FosterREG aims at enhancing public capacity at local, regional and national levels to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake.

  • „Energy Conversion and Management“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) in cooperation with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture conducts awarding of master’s theses in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment of UNIZAG FSB students. All graduate students that have defended their thesis in academic year 2014/2015 are eligible for contest. Applications need to be sent by September 1st, 2015. Contest details are below.

  • „Waste Management & Research“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • World Academy of Art and Science published an invitation to the SDEWES2015 Conference in Dubrovnik.

  • Croatian portal Europski fondovi announced the SDEWES2015 Conference in Dubrovnik (in Croatian).

  • „Applied Energy“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Management of Environmental Quality“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • Out of top 5 downloaded Energy papers, 2 are from SDEWES special issues!

  • „International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th SDEWES conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Energy - The International Journal“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th SDEWES conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Journal Thermal Science“ published a special issue dedicated to 5th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Applied Energy“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th SDEWES conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.