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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) respects your privacy and will handle your personal data with care, acting in conformity with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). AUAS has set out in this Privacy Statement how your personal data will be used and what your rights are.
Stichting Hogeschool van Amsterdam is the controller for the purposes of processing the personal data and special personal data of students1 and employees2 currently associated with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, but also future or former students or employees, persons participating in research, and visitors. Contact details:
Stichting Hogeschool van Amsterdam
1091 GB Amsterdam
(Postbus 1025, 1000 BA Amsterdam)
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has appointed a data protection officer, who ensures that personal data is processed in accordance with the applicable regulations. The data protection officer is registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
The data protection officer can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following personal data and special personal data may be processed by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Personal data may be processed for the purposes of teaching activities, operational management and research, including:
Personal data will only be used for the purposes specified above. Your consent will be required if AUAS wishes to process personal data for other purposes and there is no other basis for processing this information. In this case, you will be informed of the specific purpose and the retention period. You can withdraw your consent again at any time.
AUAS will usually process your personal data on the basis of the following:
AUAS will only process personal data for the purposes for which it has been obtained.
AUAS may instruct other organisations to process personal data on its behalf. In this case, a processing agreement will be concluded which will contain provisions to protect your privacy rights.
AUAS may pass your personal data on to other bodies including the following:
AUAS will only pass personal data on to organisations outside of the European Union if:
Careful handling of personal data also includes AUAS not retaining this data for longer than is necessary. AUAS observes the relevant statutory obligations and, if the rules are not set down in law, will abide by the 'Universities of Applied Sciences Selection List' of the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences.
AUAS uses camera surveillance to ensure your safety and that of others, and the safety of your personal property. Images are deleted after four weeks, or once an incident has been dealt with if a longer retention period is required for this.
As the owner of your personal data (the 'data subject'), you have the following rights under the GDPR:
You can also submit a complaint to the Dutch DPA via its website.
1This also includes participants in training courses.
2This also includes non-salaried staff (self-employed persons) and/or persons carrying out work for AUAS on another basis.
Since the new Telecom Act went into effect on 1 June 2012, every website is required by law to inform the user about the nature of the cookies provided, and to request permission for their use. Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is currently working on meeting this requirement.
The AUAS/HvA websites use the following cookies:
|Installed by||Purpose||Cookie and storage period|
|Google AdWords||Measuring the success of AdWords campaigns for AUAS/HvA Only pages with the Google conversion code are recorded.|
|Google Search||Recording preference settings||
|Google Maps||Google Maps can post cookies to your PC in order to display a route map.||
|Youtube||Recording preference settings for playing a Youtube video on the AUAS/HvA website.||
Our website uses a cookie from the American company Google as part of its Google Analytics service. We use this service in order to monitor how our visitors use our website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so or if the third party is responsible for processing the information on the behalf of Google. AUAS/HvA has no influence on such provision. We have not given permission to Google to use the analytics information provided for any other Google services.
The information collected by Google is made as anonymous as possible.Your IP address is explicitly not included in the information provided. The information is stored on Google servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and has joined the American Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor programme. Among other issues, this guarantees a sufficient level of protection for the processing of any personal data present.
The AUAS websites also feature buttons to promote pages or share on the social networks Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These social media buttons work with cookies provided by third parties (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and ShareThis). Clicking on these buttons will install the cookies.
These documents are also available as standard PDF file. Downloading or viewing PDF files will not install the cookies.
To enable us to provide you with targeted information and help you choose the right degree programme, we need a few details from you. Personal data are handled and secured with all due care. We only save and use personal data that we receive from you directly or of which we can be certain that you are the party providing them to us. All personal data are handled in accordance with the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens). From one year after our final communication with you about choosing a degree programme, your data will only be used in anonymised form.
You can shut off these cookies via the browser. For instructions, see this explanation at www.allaboutcookies.org.
We retain the right to amend this privacy statement at any time. Any amendments will be published on this website.