Legal notice

Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters
Schweriner Straße 31
D-24106 Kiel

Phone: +49 (0)431 - 71745 6310
Fax: +49 (0)431 - 71745 6099


Director: Rear Admiral Sascha Helge Rackwitz, German Navy

Responsible editorial line: Chief Petty Officer Birger Stolley, German Navy


Photo Credits

All photos "navy in action" © Deutsche Marine

All other photos © COE CSW


Web design & development

Ehe & Janneck GmbH & Co. KG
Gärtnerstr. 47
D-24113 Kiel

Phone: +49 (0)431 - 560 1888
Fax: +49 (0)431 - 560 1890



Data protection

We, the COE CSW, are pleased to see that you are interested in our organization and our services. We are very much committed to protect your personal data we collect, process and use when you pay a visit to our web site.

Although we scrupulously check our own contents, we cannot be held liable for external links to other web sites or information since we cannot control the design and contents of the information given there. We collect, process and use your data according to applicable law.
Below please find an overview of the data we collect while you are on our web site, and how we use this data:

Collection and processing of data and, where necessary, personal data.

We store data whenever a user accesses our web site and whenever he downloads a file in a log file. This is done for system-related and statistical purposes only. For each download, we store the following data:

  • enquiring IP address
  • exact date and time of download
  • name of the downloaded file
  • message whether or not the download was successful
  • transferred data volume
  • calling page
  • used operating system and version number
  • description of the used web browser type

We will not collect any other personal data such as your name, address, phone number or email address unless you provide this data deliberately. This can be the case, for example, during a registration requested by you, when a contract or information and media request is executed.

Using and passing on personal data

We will use personal data you provide for complying with your wishes and demands only, in particular for answering your queries or for technical administration of our web site.

We will not pass on, sell or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless

  • execution of a contract explicitly requires this.

You are always entitled to revoke such consent for future cases. Personal data will then be deleted immediately

  • when you revoke your consent to the storage of data or
  • the storage of data otherwise represents a breach of law.

Right of disclosure

We will gladly tell you which of your personal data we have stored (e.g. name, address, phone number, date of birth). Please send us an appropriate written request.

Automatically collected non-personal data; generation of cookies; auxiliary tools, active contents

As mentioned before, we automatically collect data when you access our web site. This data cannot be allocated to a specific person. Our company uses this data to continuously improve, update and thus make our web site more user-friendly.

When you visit our web site, data originated by us can be stored on your PC as a "Cookie". "Cookies" are small text files your web browser will store on your PC.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" which are automatically deleted as soon as you leave our web site. If you object to such a policy, you can set your web browser so that it deletes cookies from your hard disk, blocks all cookies or prompts whether or not to save a cookie.

When you leave our web site via a link or the like and enter a third-party web site, the respective target site could also store cookies on your PC. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. For usage of such cookies and resulting storage of data, please refer to the data protection statement of the respective web site operator.

Safety note

We apply all technically available methods to store your personal data so that it is neither accessible by third parties nor by the public. Please note that in case you wish to contact us by email confidentiality of transferred data cannot be fully ensured.

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