The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) treats with care the personal particulars of those visiting the website. Personal particulars are carefully processed and safeguarded. In this the EUR complies with the provisions of the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) and, after 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Recording and processing of data
The EUR processes a great many personal particulars of students choosing courses and other interested parties. By virtue of the GDPR the EUR is obliged to handle the data in the proper manner.
As part of its public service EUR records data in one or more of its own data banks. The EUR uses the data for sending information about study programmes and alerting visitors to activities. In doing so the EUR tries to bear in mind personal preferences. Personal particulars are not provided to business and institutions outside Erasmus University Rotterdam unless visitors have given permission to do so.
The EUR uses security procedures, for one thing to prevent unauthorised persons gaining access to data.
The EUR keeps track of information from website users, such as information about the equipment and software used as well as information about the time spent on the site. This information cannot be traced back to the identity of the website user and is not linked to individuals. The tracked data are used as statistics for assessing the effectiveness and the yield of the information provided and the navigation structure. The aim is to optimise the configuration of the website so that EUR can further optimise its service.
The EUR uses so-called cookies to provide electronic services. A cookie is a small, simple file that is stored on the computer’s hard disk. These cookies contain no personal particulars and are solely used to facilitate use of the site. Most browsers accept cookies unless the user turns this function off. By using the EUR website you consent to the policy set forth above.