Website terms and conditions


Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Virchowstrasse 1, D-26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany, T +49 4421 9108 0, E info[at]


All rights reserved. All content available on this website is owned by CWSS or partners and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and/or other intellectual property rights. No content from this website (exception: documents in the section "Resources") may be copied or downloaded without the express prior consent of CWSS.


The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea and the Wadden Sea World Heritage. Our goal is to keep this information up-to-date and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, CWSS accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site. It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. CWSS accepts no responsibility with regard to any problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

Privacy policy

The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) takes the safety of your personal data very seriously. We keep your personal data confidential according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and German data protection law as well as this privacy policy.
Our website can generally be used without inserting personal data. If personal data (such as name or e-mail address) are required, they can be provided, as far as possible, voluntarily. These data will not be made available to third parties without your express prior consent.
Please note that the security of online data transfer (e.g. when using e-mail) may be vulnerable. Full security of data from third-party access cannot be guaranteed. 

Contact form

When sending us a request via the contact form, the personal data provided, including your contact data, will be stored with us for the processing of the request as well as optional further questions. These data will not be made available to third parties without your expressive consent.


This website uses cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our page more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Embedding of third-party services and content

In some cases we embed content of third parties such as YouTube videos. This requires that the providers of these contents register the IP address of the user. Without the IP address they cannot send the content to the user’s browser, which is why this process is necessary for you to be able to view the video. We have no influence on whether the third-party provider stores the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes.

Right of information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to request disclosure regarding your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing and the right of correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time. For this purpose and further questions please contact the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby reject the use of the contact data, published in the imprint as legally required, for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.