Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was modified on 9 October 2019.

We know that the security of your personal data is an important concern, and we take the protection of personal data very seriously. As a result, we would like you to understand how we collect, process and use personal data through your use of this Website, including any data you may provide through this Website when you sign up to our newsletter or submit an inquiry or comment. We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy so that you understand our approach towards the use of your personal data. Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identify has been removed (anonymous data).

In all cases, the Health-RI initiative complies with the applicable laws and regulations. This means that:

  • We will process your personal data in accordance with the purpose they were provided for, these purposes and related type of personal data are described in the privacy policy;
  • Processing of your personal data is limited to data minimally needed for the purposes they are processed for;
  • We have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the security of your personal data;
  • We are aware of your rights regarding your personal data, we want to point these out and will respect those.
  • By submitting your personal data to us, you will be treated as having given your permission – where necessary and appropriate – for disclosures referred to in this Privacy Policy.

Special Notice - if you are under 18 years old

Our website is not aimed at children under 18 years old and we will not collect, use, provide or process in any other form any personal data of children under the age of 18 deliberately. We therefore also ask you, if you are under 18 years old, please do not send us your personal data (for example, your name, address and email address). If you are under 18 years old and you nevertheless wish to ask a question or use this website in any way which requires you to submit your personal data, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

Who is responsible for the personal information collected on this site?

Health-RI is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found here: Governance. This Privacy Policy is issued on behalf of Health-RI so when we mention Health-RI, “we”, “us” or “our” we are referring to the relevant company in the Health-RI responsible for processing your data. Foundation (Stichting) Lygature, a not-for-profit organization registered in Utrecht, The Netherlands with registered number 28111472 whose registered office is at Jaarbeursplein 6, 3521 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands is the owner and responsible for this Website.

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the DPO using the details set out below.

The data we collect from you

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together below as follows:

Notification and Communication Data which includes information you provide us for subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters, the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with the communications made using website contact forms.

  • Publication Data which includes information that you post for publication on our website or through our services.
  • Voluntary Profile Data which includes any information you may choose to submit on the Website such as [title, first name, last name, gender, occupation, employer’s name, function, professional address, (business) e-mail address, telephone number, username or other identifier, password, profile picture.
  • Technical Data which includes your internet protocol ([IP) address, geographical location, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. The source of usage data is Google Analytics.
  • User Data which includes information about how you use our website and service such as referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service of use. The source of usage data is Google Analytics.

Aggregated Data: In addition, we may automatically collect information about the Website that you came from or are going to, information on the parts of the Website that you visit, the type of browser you use and the time you access the Website. However, this information is aggregated and therefore not used to identify you. If for any reason we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Data which includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientations, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.

How we use your personal data

One of the purposes of our website is to inform you of who we are and what we do. We have set out below in table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified our legitimate interest, where appropriate. Please note that we may process your data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

If at any time you wish us to stop using your personal data for any or all of the purposes set out in the table, please contact us (details below). Unless otherwise restricted by any applicable law, we will stop the use of your personal data for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.

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