Privacy policy


The International Society for Sample Environment respects the privacy of its Members and other visitors to this web site. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you use our website. Our names can be extracted from the Board Members section.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of this Privacy Policy.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Applications after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

 Information we collect and how we use it

– We use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site.
– We only use the membership information collected on the ISSE web site for the specified purpose of the society:

When you submit a membership application, the International Society for Sample Environment requests information such as contact (i.e. name, e-mail address, social media URLs) and affiliation information (i.e. name, URL and location). You agree that the provided information may be stored and processed for the membership application process within the International Society of Sample Environment. The information is deleted if your membership request is not approved.

The information provided by members is used for organising workshops and schools, for communicating on forums of discussion and for working on common projects. The information can therefore be public, e.g. when a member is invited to present a contribution at an event supported by the ISSE. The access to the information provided in forums remains however restricted to other members.

Cookies and how we use them

– This site uses cookies to enhance the visitor’s experience.
A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable ISSE to track usage patterns. Members can elect to have their password saved to a cookie for logging into the site. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Note: your browser must be set to allow cookies for this feature to work.

Accessing and updating personal information

You may request access to your personal information, corrections and/or deletions of the same by using the Contact Information provided below. The International Society for Sample Environment will use reasonable, good faith efforts to promptly address your concerns, subject to legal retention obligations and legitimate business needs.

When making a request, individuals are asked to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, would be extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required.

Correcting or removing data is done free of charge to the user unless doing so requires a disproportionate effort. After deleting your information from active servers, copies may remain in our backup system.

Information protection

We use technical security measures to to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information placed under our control.

While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.


This site contains links to other sites. The International Society for Sample Environment is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites.

Contact us

We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions about our Privacy Policy. If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:
By email at

By mail at

Marek Bartkowiak (ISSE communication officer)
Forschungsstrasse 111 WLGA/U127
5232 Villigen PSI

last update 18.6.2020