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Privacy policy

The Czech Geological Survey guarantees full protection of the personal data of visitors to the Information Portal. It is not necessary to log in on the CGS external pages and no personal data are requested.

The web server records information about the IP address from which users log on to the CGS server. Service Toplist also records the same information.

The Google Analytics service collects and classifies data based on IP addresses (country and town of a visitor, and the domain). Since August 2014 we have been following anonymous statistical data on the demographic profile of visitors through Google Analytics. In any case this data cannot be assigned to a the specific visitor or specific IP address. Users who want to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript.

The CGS does not provide data about visitors that is not publicly accessible to third parties. Such information is stored only for a limited period.

Certain services on the CGS Information Portal require visitors to register (e.g. on-line shopping in the CGS book shop, submitting a question in the section Ask a geologist etc.) because some personal data is necessary in order to provide the services.

To accept and fulfill orders in the CGS on-line book shop it is necessary for the visitor to provide the personal data necessary so that the order can be completed. By registering in the CGS on-line book shop, visitors agree to the collection and to use of information about themselves and their orders. This information is privy to the Czech Geological Survey. All personal data are protected to prevent abuse, and personal information is not supplied to third parties.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on the hard drive of your computer when you visit web pages. They are used to identify your browser. Other utilities can serve for the same purpose.

Cookies stored on your disk by web pages operated by the Czech Geological Survey can be divided into three groups:

1. Essential cookies necessary for the full operation of the web pages, e.g. cookies that store information about your login to the CGS portal. These cookies can not be turned off because you can not use our website without them.

2. Cookies used to measure visitors traffic which do not detect sociodemographic information about visitors. Use of these cookies is enabled by default, but you can disable it.

3. Cookies used (by Google Analytics) to collect socio-demographic data about visitors for statistical purposes. Use of these cookies is disabled by default, but you can enable it (and by doing that help us to create sites that would be more suited to your needs).

The Czech Geological Survey is not capable of identifying specific users of its site from stored cookies (if you do not log on to its site as an authorized user). However, if you are using any social networks, these may detect that you visit websites of the Czech Geological Survey.

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Czech Geological Survey
Klárov 131/3
118 21 Praha 1
phone: +420 257 089 448
fax: +420 257 531 376
radek.svitil@geologycz