Privacy statement

This privacy statement explains how the Louis Bolk Institute (LBI) deals with your privacy and the protection of personal data. LBI adheres to the statutory rules and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

LBI policy is to process personal data only for the purpose for which these data were provided. This purpose will be communicated as clearly and transparently as possible at the time of data collection. LBI retains only the minimum amount of data necessary for the purposes for which these were provided and collected.

Your personal data will be handled with extreme care. LBI will never disclose or pass on personal information to any third party without your written consent, unless required by law. The appropriate organisational and technical measures have been taken to protect and safeguard your personal data. LBI has a procedure in place for handling personal data, including a 'data leak' protocol, which must be adhered to by all LBI staff members. For all the data collected and used by LBI, a data register is kept with information on the type of data, the purpose for which these data are retained and used, the retention period as well as the secure location where they are being stored.

All LBI staff members have been informed about the policy on the privacy and protection of personal data.

Under the GDPR, you have the right to request access to your personal data, correct them or ask for these data to be deleted. For this purpose, please contact the Managing Director (see our contact page); you will be asked to provide adequate personal identification, in order to prevent misuse.

Purpose of processing personal data

When you order one or more of our publications, your personal data will be stored and retained for the purpose of fulfilling your order. Subsequently, if you have given us your consent, LBI may contact you about similar products and services.

If you have signed up for one of our newsletters, we will save your e-mail address and possibly your name. These data are not linked to a cookie, and you can always unsubscribe via the related link in the newsletter. The Louis Bolk Institute works with Mailchimp for sending newsletters, which may store data in the United States.

Any data collected by LBI in the context of research will be anonymised before use and only used for research purposes. For each research project, the purpose and processing of the data will be clearly communicated, as will any other issues such as frequency of contact. We will always explicitly ask your permission before collecting your data.