FAQ

Who initiated the Repair Monitor and who finances it?

The Repair Monitor is an initiative of Repair Café International Foundation. In 2017 the monitor was developed with project funding from DOEN Foundation, Adessium Foundation and the then-called Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.

What is the aim of the Repairmonitor?

The Repair Monitor is an online tool that enables Repair Cafés to easily monitor which products they receive, what is wrong with them and what has been done - with or without success - to repair the object. By collecting all this data in a central system, we gain insight into the durability and reparability of the items in our daily lives. Repair Café International Foundation and partners approach manufacturers, politicians and consumers. This should lead to better products that fit in with the circular economy.

Our Repair Café always notes the email addresses, postal codes, ages and other visitor information. Can we add this data into the Repair Monitor?

The Repair Monitor is intended for collecting and sharing repair data. The tool is not an overall replacement for the visitor administration that some local Repair Cafés use. Repair Cafés that want to keep track of email addresses, postal codes, ages or other data of their visitors, have to come up with a solution themselves. For example, via a guestbook or sign-up sheet or by conducting an occasional survey.

Who has access to the data I provide?

Information entered into the Repair Monitor can only be edited with your own login account. The entered information can be viewed and downloaded by all Repair Cafés that have a login account for the monitor and by Repair Café International Foundation. The latter periodically edits the information, among other things to extract typing errors from the system. In drawing conclusions from the data and publishing these conclusions in order to support the plea for reparable items, Repair Café International Foundation is bound by the rules concerning privacy.

For privacy reasons, I do not want to add the names of the repairers. How do I solve this?

The field 'name repairer' is not mandatory. If you do not wish to fill in a name, you can leave the field blank. You can also decide for a general description like 'team Repair Café [place name]'.