The Groundwater Project

Privacy Policy

Who We Are

The Groundwater Project (GW-Project), is a non-profit organization registered in Canada and administered at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The GW-Project website is:

What Personal Data are Collected, and Why

Email sign up

When the user signs up to our email list, the following data are stored: name, country, and email address. These data enable us to inform the user of new book releases, events, and ways to participate in the Groundwater Project.


This website uses the following cookies, which are essential for various website functions:

Cookie ID Purpose Duration
mo_has_visited email sign-up form 9 years
mo_is_new email sign-up form until end of browser session
mo_page_views_counter email sign-up form until end of browser session
ts donate button until end of browser session
ts_c donate button until end of browser session

Download of books

When a user downloads a book, we store the title of the book, the date of download, and the IP address of the user’s device. These data help us in planning future book projects.

Embedded content from other websites

Web pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way it would if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about the user, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor user interaction with that embedded content, including tracking interaction with the embedded content if the user has an account and is logged in to that website.

With Whom GW-Project Shares User Data

We do not share user data with anyone.

How Long User Data is Retained

Information provided by the user when signing up to the email list remains in the website’s database indefinitely, or until the user unsubscribes from the email list.

Rights the User has over Entered Data

The user can request to receive an exported file of the personal data retained by the GW-Project. The user can also erase all personal data by unsubscribing from the email list by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of an email sent from the email list.

Our contact information

In case of any privacy concerns, please send an email to: