Our Privacy Policy

Last updated at 02 December, 2020

Global Surgery Amsterdam and personal data

By visiting our website, you share all kinds of personal data with us. This includes when you donate online or when you contact our customer service team. There is no need to worry about this, as you can be confident that we will handle your personal data with care.

On this page, you can read all about how Global Surgery Amsterdam handles your personal data. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

What is personal data?

Personal data is information that identifies you, or tells something about you or can be directly traced back to you. There are many types of personal data. This includes your name, address or email address, as well as your computer's IP address. Personal data refers to all information that can be associated with you. Special information, such as someone's race, religion or medical history, is considered ‘sensitive personal data’.

How Global Surgery Amsterdam looks after your personal data

Global Surgery Amsterdam stores your personal data to the extent necessary to provide services to you and to the extent necessary or as permitted by law. Personal data that is no longer needed is deleted as quickly as possible. Global Surgery Amsterdam uses secure and legally approved systems to protect your personal data against loss or any form of unlawful processing.

How does Global Surgery Amsterdam process your personal data?

We need your personal data to provide you with the best possible advice about our products and services. From a legal perspective, processing data is a broad concept. Processing comprises all actions that can be performed with personal data. For example, Global Surgery Amsterdam processes personal data by collecting, storing, modifying, accessing, making use of and disclosing personal data by forwarding or destroying said data.

The legislator sets out a number of requirements for the processing of personal information These include the following:

  • A lawful purpose that is communicated to the data subject in a clear and timely manner.
  • A legal basis for the processing of personal data, for example an agreement, the consent of the data subject, an essential obligation or a legitimate interest that overrides the privacy interests of the data subject.
  • Data minimization — no more data may be collected and processed than is necessary for the purpose.
  • Subsidiarity — if there are other means of achieving this purpose which are less burdensome toward the data subject, these should be used.
  • Appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect the personal data being processed.

Global Surgery Amsterdam does not collect these sensitive personal data, and therefore does not share this information with any other third parties.

With whom does Global Surgery Amsterdam share your personal data?

Global Surgery Amsterdam takes great care when processing your personal data. In the first instance, your personal data is available to Global Surgery Amsterdam only.

We also use your personal data to perform analyses to improve the services we provide to you or, for example, to contact you if there is any change in the services we provide to you.

Furthermore, Global Surgery Amsterdam uses your personal data—insofar as permitted by law—to inform you about products and/or services that are provided by companies affiliated with Global Surgery Amsterdam and may be of interest to you.

You may declare at any time that you do not wish (or no longer wish) to receive commercial information. To do this, please contact us. We will then stop sending information to you. Note that it may take some time to process your request.

Please note: If you withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data, we will no longer be able to serve you as one of our customers.

Data Processing Agreement

A data processing agreement (DPA) is the agreement between the controller and the processor which determines how the processor is to handle the personal data. Global Surgery Amsterdam (the controller) and, for example, an IT service provider (the processor) will in all cases conclude a written agreement with an external partner before any personal data can be distributed. Global Surgery Amsterdam is responsible for ensuring that this occurs. In short, each external party with which we do business, and with which personal data is processed, has a separate agreement with Global Surgery Amsterdam which meets the legal requirements.

Do you want us to modify or delete your personal data?

You can contact us at any time to request to view your personal data and/or to modify, supplement, delete or restrict your personal data if it is factually incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant. You can also object to the processing of your personal data.

To have your personal data modified or deleted, contact us by mail.

New Rights Also Guaranteed within Global Surgery Amsterdam

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has also brought in new rights: the right to be forgotten and the right to data portability. You can also benefit from these new rights. We will do our utmost to fulfill your request within a reasonable time.

Our Cookie Policy

We use cookies when providing our services. Cookies are small, simple text files that your computer receives when you visit one of our websites. Cookies are used on virtually all websites, including ours.

Cookies make browsing easier

By using cookies, we ensure that you do not repeatedly receive the same information, or do not repeatedly need to enter the same information, when visiting our website. We make it easier for you to browse our website. Cookies also allow us to see how our website is used and where we can improve it further.

Cookies are safe

Cookies are safe to use: No personal information, such as a phone number or email address, can be derived from cookies. This also means that cookies cannot be used for email and telemarketing operations.

Blocking cookies

It is, of course, also possible to block cookies or to revoke your consent to them being used. Most Internet browsers can be set up to reject cookies. How this is done depends on the browser that you use.

Please note: If you disable cookies via the browser or block them in any other way, this may cause certain services or elements of the website to stop working or not to work in an optimal manner.