Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to UMIO and Maastricht University (UM) and UMIO therefore treats your data with care. UMIO is the controller of your personal data. This privacy statement explains how UMIO handles personal data.

Your personal data may be collected and processed for a specific purpose. If this specific purpose is not expressly specified in this privacy statement, you will be informed in advance about this specific purpose in a separate privacy statement.

What personal data does UMIO process

UMIO always has a purpose for processes personal data, and does not process more data than is necessary for that purpose. A general overview of these purposes can be found further on in this privacy statement.

UMIO receives personal data directly from you or from a third party that is authorised or required to share this personal data with UMIO .

Here you can find an overview of the categories of (special) personal data that UMIO may process.

Sensitive personal data are data that are special in nature. For example, these can be data that reveal your race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or sexual orientation. The term sensitive personal data also includes data about your health, genetic data or biometric data through which you can be identified (e.g. a fingerprint). UMIO only processes sensitive data when it is permitted to do so by law.

UMIO’s Website

The UMIO website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet when you consult pages on the UMIO website. The next time you visit the UM website, the information stored in this cookie can be read by UMIO’s servers. Like virtually all websites, the UMIO website uses cookies to offer you the best possible user experience when you visit our website.

UMIO uses cookies:

  • so you only have to set specific preferences during and between visits to the UMIO website once;
  • to make the website faster;
  • so you can share certain pages via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter;
  • to enable it to analyse website usage;
  • to enable it to optimise the site and improve its contents.

You can learn more about the cookies that UMIO uses in UMIO’s Cookies Policy.

Secure connection
Whenever you visit the UMIO website, a secure connection is established between your device and the UMIO website.

Lawful basis for the processing of personal data by UMIO

Whenever UMIO processes your personal data, it does so with a lawful basis for processing. A lawful basis for processing is the grounds for processing personal data.

UMIO primarily processes your personal data to perform its public tasks in the field of the provision of academic education and research. However, UMIO may also process your personal data:

  • to perform a contract with you;
  • to comply with a statutory obligation;
  • to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of a third party;
  • to serve the legitimate interests of UM or a third party;
  • with your consent.

Further processing

The basic principle is that UMIO uses personal data for the purpose for which the data was collected. In some cases, UMIO uses the personal data collected for other purposes too. These purposes must always be compatible with the original purpose of processing. Before further processing takes place, UMIO therefore carefully considers whether the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose of processing.

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), further processing of personal data for historical, statistical or scientific purposes is compatible with the original purpose of processing.

Changes to this privacy statement

This privacy statement will be revised from time to time to ensure that it remains up to date. In the event of major changes, you will be notified.

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