Disclaimer, Privacy Statement and Complaints Procedure

Here we have indicated how we deal with your personal details and the information on our website. You will also find the Privacy Statement and the Complaints Procedure here.

Personal data processed by Rutgers

Rutgers Foundation processes your personal details when use is made of our services and/or when you supply us with these details

Please find below an overview of the presonal data that we process:

  • First and last name
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address
  • Address
  • Details of your activities on our website
  • Details of surfing behaviour across different websites (for example, because a company is part of an advertising network)
  • IP address
  • Internet browser and type of application

Special and/or sensitive personal data processed by Rutgers

Our website and/or service do not set out to gather data about website visitors younger than 16 years, unless they have permission from parents or guardians. We cannot, however, check if a visitor is older than 16. We therefore advise parents to be involved in the online activities of their children in order to prevent data about children being compiled without parental consent. If you are convinced that we have gathered personal information in relation to a minor without their consent, please get in touch with us via shedecides@rutgers.nl and then we will delete this information.

Why we request personal details

Rutgers Foundation processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Finalising your payment
  • Distributing our newsletter and/or advertisement folder
  • In order to inform you about changes in our products and services
  • Rutgers Foundation will analyse your behaviour on the webiste in order to improve our website and to tailor our products and services to better match your requirements.

How long data is stored

Rutgers Foundation shall not keep your personal details any longer than strictly necessary, only in so far as to realise the aims for which your data has been collected.

Sharing with others

Rutgers Foundation shall in no case sell your data to third parties and shall only provide data if required for finalising our agreement with you or in order to comply with legal obligations. We make a processing agreement with companies that process data for us, in order to ensure the same level of safety and confidentiality of your data. Rutgers Foundation remains responsible for these processes.

Mapping website visits

Rutgers Foundation uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is filed in de browser of your computer, tablet or smart phone on your first visit to the website. Rutgers Foundation uses cookies for technical functionality. They ensure that the website works properly and can, for example, remember your preference settings. We can also optimize our website in this way. We also use cookies that record your surfing behaviour so that we can offer tailor-made content and advertisements.

On your first visit to our website, you will be informed about these cookies and asked for permission to use them.

You can disable cookies by setting your internet browser so that it no longer stores cookies. As well as this, you can delete all information that was earlier stored via your browser settings.

For more information: https://veiliginternetten.nl/themes/situatie/cookies-wat-zijn-het-en-wat-doe-ik-ermee/Turning off cookies

By adjusting the settings of your browser, you can either choose to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is placed or to refuse all cookies. Consult the help function of your browser. To turn off cookies on the most commonly used browsers:

Data regarding the newsletter

When you have signed up for a newsletter from Rutgers, your details will be stored in Mailchimp, our system for sending newsletters. We do not share this information with third parties and do not use it for other purposes. We retain the data In Mailchimp if you give permission for this. Under each newsletter you have the option to unsubscribe, after which we delete your data from Mailchimp.

Mailchimp uses cookies. We use this information for analysing the newsletters. Data that we analyse are, for example, how often the newsletter was opened or on which article was clicked the most. More information can be found in the Mailchimp Privacy Statement.


Rutgers is very careful with images on our websites. We always ask permission for this, usually via a permission form of visual material that we make or develop ourselves, or by buying photos with the correct rights.

Embedded content

Embedded content is content that we retrieve from another website and put on our own website, such as a video from YouTube. Embedding content on our website is only done with the permission of the person responsible for this content.

Social media on our websites

At the bottom of our websites you will find buttons to share information via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. These buttons contain codes of social media itself. They remember whether you have already logged in on this social media account. The way they deal with this is beyond the responsibility of Rutgers. You can read in the privacy statements of FacebookYouTube and Twitter how they deal with this.

View, adjust and delete data

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. You can send a request to view, correct or delete your data to shedecides@rutgers.nl. In order to be sure that the request for viewing has been made by you, we ask you to also send a copy of your ID. You should black out your passport photo and social service number in order to protect your identify. Rutgers Foundation will react to your request as soon as possible (within four weeks)


Rutgers Foundation takes the protection of your data seriously and will take suitable measures to prevent misuse, loss, illegal access, undesirable disclosure and illegal amendment. If you think that your data is not well secured or have indications of misuse, please get in touch with our customer service or contact us via shedecides@rutgers.nl.

Rutgers Privacy Statement, general conditions and Complaints Procedure

  • More information about the handling of personal details at Rutgers can be found in the Rutgers Privacy Statement.
  • Rutgers uses the complaints she receives to be able to carry out her mission even better. That is why all complaints are taken very seriously. You can find more information about this in the Complaints Procedure.

Both the Privacy Statement and the Complaints Procedure can be found on the Rutgers.nl website.