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We are Brainport Development, the economic development company that works together with entrepreneurs, educational institutions and governments in the 21 municipalities of Southeast Brabant to strengthen the Brainport Eindhoven region. Together, this forms a unique business climate for the high-tech manufacturing industry, where there is room for competing by working together, developing by changing, multiplying by sharing, performing by pioneering and predicting the future by inventing it. As an independent and demand-driven organisation, Brainport Development works enthusiastically to develop regional economic strategy, offers business advice, innovative business accommodation and early-stage financing.
We attach great importance to the careful protection of personal data within this dynamic environment. Brainport Development therefore processes personal data only in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) and the AVG Implementation Act (UAVG).
In this privacy statement, some (legal) terms are used. Below is an overview of these terms and their meaning.
|The person whose personal data are processed by Brainport Development.|
|Recipient:||A third party to whom the personal data are provided.|
|Personal data:||Any information that tells something directly or indirectly about a person (data subject). Think of a name, e-mail address and location data, but also one or more elements that characterise the identity, for example height, hair colour and political preferences or a combination.|
|Processing:||Activities involving personal data, such as organising, structuring, storing, updating or modifying or deleting personal data. This means that (almost) anything done with personal data is processing.|
|Processor:||An organisation engaged to process personal data on behalf of Brainport Development, for example for payroll administration.|
|The controller determines the purpose and means of processing personal data. When Brainport Development decides 'why' and 'how' personal data should be processed, Brainport Development will be the controlling processing responsible party.|
Brainport Development processes personal data of various individuals. You can think of, for example:
Brainport Development processes different types of personal data. Examples are:
Photos and/or videos may be taken during (public) events of Brainport. These may be published on our website and/or social media channels at a later time.
People who are recognisable on the images and whose personal details are known will be approached for permission before publication. Photos and videos are published with due regard to the purpose for which they were taken.
Should you come across images of yourself on our website or social media channels, please contact us if you disagree with the publication. You can also communicate this before attending an event. Look for our contact details under the 'Contact us' heading.
To provide insight into all cookies, we have also prepared a Cookie Statement. Here you will find information about the types of cookies, their purpose, providers, type and expiration period.
When you visit our website, you will be given the opportunity to adjust your preferences or agree to the use of all cookies.
Brainport Development only processes your personal data if we have a reason to do so. This is also called a specific purpose. For instance, we process your personal data for:
We record in advance the reasons (purposes) for which we need your personal data. We do this as clearly as possible. In addition, we collect only those personal data that are necessary for that purpose.
In some cases, it is necessary to share your personal data with other parties. We only do this when required by law, for the performance of an agreement or if there is a legitimate interest. To this end, we make agreements with the parties we share your personal data with.
Brainport Development does not take processing you data lightly. We process your personal data only if it applies within the law. The AVG lists the following six bases on which we may process your personal data:
We do not keep your personal data for longer than necessary. To this end, we use statutory retention periods, set retention periods or use established criteria. Your personal data will be destroyed after this period has expired. Some examples are:
It is important to us that your personal data is properly secured. To this end, we take technical and organisational security measures. We also ensure that the people working within Brainport Development handle personal data safely, carefully and responsibly.
Does Brainport Development process your personal data? If so, you also have certain rights under the AVG. You have the following rights:
Right of inspection
You have the right to ask Brainport Development whether your data is being processed, which personal data it is and it is being processed. You have the right to inspect this personal data and to receive a copy of the personal data we process about you.
Right to rectification and addition
You can ask Brainport Development to amend or supplement your data if the personal data we process about you is not (or is no longer) correct or complete.
Right to removal of your data (right to oblivion)
You can ask Brainport Development to remove the personal data we hold about you. In some cases this is not possible, for example when the data are needed to comply with legal obligations.
Right to restriction of processing
You can request Brainport Development to restrict the processing of your personal data. Brainport Development will then temporarily stop processing your personal data until your request has been dealt with.
Right to transferability of data (data portability)
You can request Brainport Development to transfer your personal data to another processing manager (in a machine-readable format).
Right of objection
You have the right to object to Brainport Development processing your personal data. This is possible, for example, if Brainport Development uses your personal data for direct marketing (such as advertising by e-mail).
If you want to make use of one or more of these rights, you can submit a request to Brainport Development. The best way to do this is by e-mail. Our contact details can be found under the heading 'Contact'. We can best help you if the request is formulated as clearly and concretely as possible. We will reply to your request as soon as possible, but at the latest within one month.
Do you have any questions or would you like to exercise your rights as described in this privacy statement?
You can reach us via e-mail. Our Privacy Office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can reach us by phone at 040 751 2424 or by post at:
Attn: Privacy Office
P.O. Box 2181
5600 CD Eindhoven
You can file a complaint with the Personal Data Authority, for example if you are not satisfied with the handling of a request.