Privacy policy

Current version: March 29, 2018


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Who are we?


  • The Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' is a team of researchers, primarily affiliated with the Department of History and Art History of the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University.
  • The Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' does not have a formal legal status; any legal issues therefore will be dealt with according to the rules and guidelines that are applicable within Utrecht University.
  • The formal address of Utrecht University is: Universiteit Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 8, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Which data do we collect and process?


  • The members of the Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' do collect and process personal data.
  • These data concern
    • specific personal data, provided by you via one of our online forms (e.g. your e-mail address), and
    • indirect personal data, provided via technical details of your connection with us via mail or via visiting our website (e.g. your IP-address).


What do we use these data for?

  • Specific personal data will only be used by members of the Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action'for the purposes you provided us these data for and for which you granted us permission to use these data.
  • Indirect personal data will only be used anonymously to solve any technical problems or for anonymous analysis.


Who has access to these data? 


  • Only accredited members of our research team will have access to the data you provided and only for the purposes you permitted us to use these data for.
  • The data provided by you will not be transferred to any third party without your prior explicit consent.
  • Only in case you explicitly permitted us beforehand to use the data for networking purposes, we will provide the data to other persons within the network of the Research Team 'Insitutions for Collective Action'.


How long will we store these data?


  • We promise to keep these data no longer than necessary; as soon as we do not need to store the data for the purpose you granted us permission to use the data for, we will delete the data form our records.


Your rights on your personal data


  • You will allways remain the owner of the rights on your personal data.
  • Therefore:
    • You will allways have the right to ask which personal data we have stored about you in our records.
    • You will allways have the right to adjust and alter your personal data.
    • You will allways have the right to alter or withdraw your permission granted to us.
    • You will allways have the right to have your personal data removed from our records.
  • In case of any request in this regard, please contact us via We will make sure that your request will be dealt with within 5 working days after we have received your request.
  • Before answering your request, we may need to establish whether the request submitted was actually submitted by the actual owner of the personal dat. We therefore recommend you to use the same computer and e-mail address in case of such requests, so we can easily verify it is you..


Cookies Policy


In general


This website has been compiled with the utmost care. It is for informational purposes only, and no rights can be derived from its contents. We take utmost care to comply with the requirements of the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens) and the forthcoming criteria of the GDRP. All personal information provided by visitors to this website is treated with the utmost care, and is carefully processed and protected.  To ensure this, we have implemented a number of security measures, including measures to prevent unauthorised parties from accessing personal information.


Technical inormation collected


For proper functioning and analysis of the use of this website, we collect technical visitor information, such as information about the hardware and software used by visitors and information about their actual visit to the site. This information is not linked to individuals and cannot be used to trace the identity of a visitor. The data collected is used to provide statistics for the assessment of the effectiveness and effects of the information provided on the site and the navigation structure. This enables us to optimise the website, thereby further improving its service provision. 


Why cookies?


Most websites use cookies to enhance the services offered to site visitors. Cookies are a convenient technology for gathering and using data that make websites easier to use. For instance, cookies make it possible to stay logged in to a website or for a site to remember your personal preferences such as location and language settings. Cookies also enable website administrators to see how often their sites – and which specific pages – are viewed by visitors.


Cookies are stored on your computer and can be deleted by you at any time. This is easy to do. To delete cookies, click on the browser you use below to link directly to the relevant instructions. Do note that once you have deleted cookies from your computer, you will need to respecify your preferences on certain websites and/or log in again.

If you do not want websites to store cookies on your computer, you can change your browser settings to alert you whenever a website attempts to send you cookies. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser rejects all cookies or only third-party cookies. Cookies already stored on your computer can be deleted. Note that you will have to change these settings individually for every browser on each computer you use.


Also realise that if you do not want cookies from our website, we cannot guarantee that the site will work as intended. Certain functionalities or pages may be disabled or even disappear completely.


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In case of complaints...


  • Please contact us first via We are sure that in most cases we will be able to solve any issues in good order.
  • In those cases we will not be able to solve the complaint ourselves, we refer you to the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens.
  • As the Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' is based at Utrecht University, any legal issues will be dealt with according to Dutch and other applicable law.