Privacy Statement

VU University Amsterdam processes, manages and protects your personal data with the utmost care and therewith complies with the requirements imposed on us by the Personal Data Protection Act.

Scope of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to personal data which is created through your visits to VU University Amsterdam’s websites.

By using these websites, you thereby agree to our privacy policy.

Personal data

In connection with our services, VU University Amsterdam records data in one or more files with your consent. The university may collect personal data through the sites mentioned for the following purposes:

  • sending study programme information and invitations/announcements concerning informational activities;
  • sending publications, newsletters and/or correspondence to people who have requested this.

User navigation behaviour and web statistics

VU University Amsterdam measures, for example, the extent to which its websites are visited, as well as user navigation behaviour on our websites. To that end, we maintain general information regarding the visitors to our sites. Such information includes the pages most visited, surfing behaviour and the type of web browser used by the visitor. Based on web statistics, we examine how we can improve the information provided and the navigation structure. This information cannot be traced back to you, and your identity thus remains protected.

Furnishing data to third parties

Personal data is not furnished to companies or organizations outside VU University Amsterdam, unless:

  • the university is required to do so by law;
  • this is not inconsistent with the purpose for which the data was obtained.

Sites linked to VU University Amsterdam’s websites

VU University Amsterdam’s websites include links to sites which have not been constructed by or at the instruction of the university. VU University Amsterdam is not liable for the content of linked sites or the manner in which those sites handle your personal data.

Protection of data

VU University Amsterdam utilizes security and safety procedures which are intended in part to allow only authorized persons access to your personal data.

Retention period

VU University Amsterdam keeps your data as long as it remains relevant for the purpose (or purposes not inconsistent with this) for which we collected the data.

This Privacy Statement was updated on 1 July 2008.