Data and Privacy

The Alumni Office, part of UM's Development and Alumni Relations Department, collects its alumni's private information. By means of this webpage, we would like to tell you more about private information, what it is, how it can be protected, where it is recorded and what it is used for.

Why does the university still has my data?
Maastricht University (UM) considers it of great importance that its alumni continue to be part of the academic community. Therefore, also after graduation we like to offer you the opportunity to make use of services offered by us.

We like to be able to contact you in order to invite you for events in your living area, the farewell reception of your favorite teacher, reunions or ’lifelong learning’ offers. Furthermore, actual information about our alumni is important for us, because it enables UM to further organize and develop its education and research and to support career development of students and alumni. Your employment information contributes to evaluate and optimize your former faculty’s curriculum and with this students and alumni are optimally informed on their career perspective as well.

Dutch Data Protection Act (Wbp)
The main rules for handling personal data are laid down in the Wbp.
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Your personal alumni data is treated with the utmost care and is carefully collected and processed. For example, UM will not share alumni’s personal data to parties outside the university without a judicial review and a legal basis.

As an alumnus/a you have the right of access to your personal data that are held by the UM.

If you have any queries about the use of your personal data, wish to notify us of a change in your contact or other details or no longer wish to be contacted and/or receive any information by UM you can send us an email via alumni[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.


Update your personal data
The Alumni Office can modify your personal data based on information that you provide the Alumni Office with, or based on information that you submit to public sources. You can go to the UM Alumni Portal to update your contact details.