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Privacy Policy

Within the Ethics for Socially Disruptive Technologies Research Programme (ESDiT), we carefully treat and strive to minimise any personal data we collect during our work. For all our activities, we aim to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act – Uitvoeringswet Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming (UAVG).

What are Personal Data

Personal data consists of “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

Purposes and Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

We only process your personal data:

  • To engage you in our research, consultations, interviews and events.
  • To share our findings and results with you via mailings, the website and newsletters.

As a rule, we will anonymise personal data. Personal data will only be included in any public reports with your prior, explicit consent. Only personal data that is necessary to achieve these processing purposes will be collected, and this data will not be used for purposes other than those stated here. No data will not be shared with third parties (i.e., people not in the programme).

Our primary legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without any negative consequences. Also, another legal basis on which we process your personal data is our legitimate interest to ensure our project can communicate with you, its stakeholders.

Our Website

We automatically record and evaluate technical access data when you visit our website ( For this purpose, we use Matomo, an open-source, EU-based tool for web analytics. The data collected by Matomo cannot be assigned to a specific person. The data collected by us via Matomo includes:

  • The IP address is shortened by the last two octets.
  • Information about the Internet browser and operating system used.
  • The URL of the page that was viewed before the current page (if the page allows it).
  • The length of stay on the ESDiT website.
  • The URLs of the pages visited on the ESDiT website.

Period and nature of processing, and the rights of the individual

Your personal information will be used until the purpose for which it was collected ends or the end of the project; it may be archived per contractual requirement for up to five years after the end of the project (31 december 2029) or until you withdraw your consent, after which point it will be deleted. In addition:

  • You have the right to request from the controllers’ access to the personal data we have that pertains to you.
  • You have the right to request the controllers to rectify any errors in your personal data to ensure its accuracy.
  • You have the right to request the controllers to erase your personal data.
    You have the right to request the controllers to restrict the future processing of your personal data, or to object to its processing.
  • You have the right to data portability – upon request the data controller should provide you with a copy of all data we have regarding you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

As the processing of your personal data occurs based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and we will cease further processing activities involving your personal data. However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing already performed before you withdraw your consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, such as your national data protection authority.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, some personal information (your name and email address) will be recorded and added to the list of subscribers. We use LaPosta to manage the newsletter (see their privacy statement here). Each issue of our newsletter includes a link to cancel your subscription.

You can contact us at any time at if you have any additional questions about how we deal with your personal information.



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