General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the YouKnoW! platform as special
project of the Water Youth Network
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy has been put in place on 25
May 2018. The full text with more info on the regulation can be found here.
In order to be allowed to show, store and use your information, we therefore need your
We would thus like to inform you how the data you provided about your youth project or
youth organisation is used.
What is happening with your data?
Most importantly, the data you provide is used to be publicly displayed on the YouKnoW!
platform that you can find at www.youknow.wateryouthnetwork.org (and where you
probably just clicked the link to get to this page ? ). In order to display it on the YouKnoW!
platform or for other Water Youth Network (WYN) activities (e.g. conferences, papers,
projects…) we need to store that data for an unlimited period of time and may need to
translate, modify or distribute the content provided by you, including given contact details.
What else do we use your data for?
We also use the content you provide to connect youth-led organisations or youth-led
projects with each other or to facilitate sharing experiences. This may include the WYN
sharing your data with third parties in case this third party has been identified as potential
opportunity for you to share your experiences, facilitate knowledge exchange or benefit in
other ways. E.g. WYN and the organizers of a youth event might corporately pre-select
several youth-led projects or youth-led organisations from the YouKnoW! platform to be
invited to present their work at that event.
Will we contact you?
We might use the details on the project or organisation to connect you to opportunities in
the water sector either via newsletter or by contacting you in person.
In case we would like to get more information about your project or organisation, we might
What can you do?
You can change which information shall be publicly available, withdraw or revoke your
consent, request access to your data or use your right to erasure at any time by contacting
If you have any general feedback/queries, please feel free to reach out to us via the email
above or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you click that box and become part of the YouKnoW! family!