We process your personal data in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, including the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) and the General Data Protection Implementation Act.
1. Who is responsible for the processing of my personal data?
Stichting VU is responsible for the data processing operations described in this privacy statement. Stichting VU maintains the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as a privately run university in accordance with the Higher Education and Research Act of The Netherlands (‘Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek’). Stichting VU has its registered office at De Boelelaan 1105 in (1081 HV) Amsterdam and is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 53815211.
2. What (categories of) personal data will be processed?
We will process the following personal data:
- email address;
- telephone number;
- date of birth; and
- chosen study programme.
3. For which purposes are my personal data processed, and based on which legal grounds?
The personal data will only be used for the following purposes:
- to register you and put you in programmes;
- to provide access to the online app and platform on which your programme will be shown;
- to invite you and send reminders;
- so that your mentors can contact you by email or phone to participate in a group; and
- to compile user statistics to evaluate and improve the activities.
We process your personal data based on legitimate interest (article 6.1 (f) AVG). The legitimate interest consists of being able to properly organise and carry out the VU Introduction Days. Your privacy is well protected in this respect.
If you have given your consent to do so (article 6.1 (a) AVG), we may forward your e-mail address to your study association so that they can contact you for more information about their additional introduction activities.
4. Who has access to my personal data?
The personal data will only be accessed by employees of the VU who by reason of their function have a role in the processing of your personal data for the abovementioned purposes and for whom it is necessary that they have access to the personal data.
5. Will my personal data be shared with third parties?
When processing your personal data, we may use service providers (processors) who process your personal data on behalf of and under the responsibility of the VU. The VU concludes processing agreements with these service providers to ensure that your personal data is processed carefully, securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We remain solely responsible for these processing activities.
Your personal data will not be shared with other parties, unless you have given your consent. For example, only is you give consent, we may forward your e-mail address to your study association so that they can contact you for more information about their additional introduction activities.
6. Will my personal data be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area?
No, your personal data will not be transferred to international organisations or countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
7. For how long will my personal data be retained?
Your personal data will not be kept longer than is necessary to achieve the predetermined purposes stated in this Privacy Statement. Will be removed within four months after the registration deadline of the VU Introduction days.
8. How will my personal data be secured?
The VU takes appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss and any form of unlawful processing.
9. Who can I contact with questions about the processing of my personal data?
You can ask questions about how we process your personal data via firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. How can I exercise my privacy rights?
On the basis of the GDPR you have the right – under certain conditions – to access your personal data that we process, to correct your personal data if it contains factual inaccuracies, to delete your personal data, to limit the processing of your personal data, to portability of your personal data and to object to the processing of your personal data.
If you wish to exercise any of these privacy rights, you can contact the Data Protection Officer of VU Amsterdam via:
Data Protection Officer
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV AMSTERDAM
To be able to deal with your request, you may be asked to identify yourself based on additional personal data that the VU has of you. If this method of identification is not possible, you may be asked to identify yourself with an identification card. In this way it will be verified that the request has been made by the right person. If you are not satisfied with the way in which we deal with your personal data, you always have the right to submit a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Want to know more?
Please contact the student desk. We are available from Monday until Friday from 9:00 until 17:00.