Our vision on privacy
Privacy is about the right of all citizens and employees to protection of their private lives. The collection and exchange of data is vital to the realisation of our social purposes. The protection of personal data and lawful data processing are an essential part of that data exchange. Because the protection of personal data is important and substantially contributes to the realisation of our social purposes, RIVM highly values privacy: we process personal data lawfully and in a transparent manner, in accordance with legislation and regulations.
RIVM uses data that persons share with us either directly or through professionals in the field; voluntarily, based on a legal obligation, or because - for example, by way of scientific research - it is in the interest of our national and sometimes international public health and our living environment.
Protection of personal data
The use of personal data is legally laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the GDPR Implementation Act. The Dutch Data Protection Authority is the supervisory authority that monitors compliance with that Regulation and Act.
How does RIVM handle your personal data?
RIVM uses your personal data solely for the purpose for which you have left or provided them. For example, if you have registered for a study, RIVM will use your data for that study only. If you wish to register for a meeting or to receive specific information or a leaflet, your data will be used for that purpose only. RIVM will not retain personal data any longer than necessary for the purpose for which you have left them.
Personal data may, however, be used for investigations. This may be, for example, if a person uses the website to commit criminal offences or issues punishable communications.
For more information, please refer to the RIVM Privacy Statement.
Should you have any questions about the way RIVM handles your personal data or safeguards your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us:
By e-mail: AVG-RIVM@rivm.nlMailto link
By telephone: +31 (0)30-274 91 11
Freepost number 3270
3720 VB Bilthoven
For the attention of GDPR