Privacy statement

Avans respects the privacy of its students, staff, prospective students, visitors and all business partners involved in the research, education and services at Avans University of Applied Sciences. We only process personal data that is necessary for carrying out our duties and responsibilities as a Dutch institute of higher education.

Basic principle

We process all personal data carefully, diligently and in accordance with the applicable legislation and regulations. In doing so, we aim to strike the right balance between our interests and your interests as a data subject, and guarantee your right to make decisions about your personal data.

Scope

This privacy statement applies to all processes carried out by Avans University of Applied Sciences. This includes processing via the Avans websites, as well as processing in our administrative systems and support systems.

Processing purposes

We may use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • education provision
  • further processing of academic information or publications requested by you
  • service provision
  • recruitment and selection
  • personnel management
  • elections for participation councils
  • business security
  • disputes
  • user statistics
  • website security and improvement
  • implementation of legal obligations

Your personal data will only be used for the purposes described above. We maintain an updated processing register at the centralized level. Personal information is not kept any longer than necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or used. After this period, the data is destroyed.

Disclosure to third parties

Avans may use third parties to process your personal data. We ensure that these third parties act in accordance with applicable privacy legislation. Avans may also pass on personal data to parties outside the EU. We only do this if the country in question has suitable protection laws in place that comply with European legislation.

Security

Avans University of Applied Sciences ensures that adequate security measures are taken. This includes appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against any loss or any unlawful processing. These measures also aim to prevent unnecessary and unlawful collection and processing.

A risk analysis for privacy protection and information security is part of the internal risk management and control system at Avans University of Applied Sciences.

Data leak
A data leak is a security incident in which data unexpectedly falls into the hands of unauthorized third parties. If you suspect a data leak, please report it using the data leak protocol. Call +31 (0)88-525 88 88. Avans will then take the necessary steps to remedy the situation.

Rights of data subjects

You can submit a request to view or edit your personal data. You can also appeal to all other rights under this privacy regulation, which includes objecting to the processing of your personal data. These requests can be sent to privacy@avans.nl.

Data protection officer

Avans University of Applied Sciences has appointed an internal data protection officer (DPO). The DPO is responsible for monitoring the implementation of and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. The statutory powers and responsibilities of the DPO give this person an independent position within Avans University of Applied Sciences. You can contact the DPO at privacy@avans.nl.

Changes

Avans reserves the right to make changes to this privacy statement. We therefore advise you to check this statement regularly for possible amendments.