Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to Maastricht University (UM) and that is why UM handles your data with care. UM is the controller of your personal data. How UM guarantees your privacy is set out in this privacy statement.

This privacy statement specifically relates to the contact form via which you are sending a question/remark to UM / Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

UM also has a general privacy statement, which you can find on This general privacy statement regulates the processing that is not specifically mentioned in the present privacy statement. Here and there, reference will be made to this general privacy statement for more information.

Contact information
If you have questions about this privacy statement, if you want to know more about how UM handles personal data or if you have a complaint, you can contact:

University of Maastricht
Attn. Data protection officer
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht

You can also contact the UM data protection officer directly via

The e-mail addresses above are only intended for contact in connection with privacy issues. They are not intended to communicate on other matters.

Which personal data the UM processes
In the context of the contact form via which you are sending a question/remark to UM / Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, UM processes the personal data that you enter in the form yourself.

Special personal data
Special personal data are sensitive data. For example, data showing your race or ethnic origin, political views, religion or belief, trade union membership, or your sexual orientation. In addition, data about your health, genetic data or biometric data with which you can be identified (such as a fingerprint) are also special personal data.

In principle, UM does not process any special personal data in the context of the aforementioned processing. However, it can happen incidentally, for example when you make this information known without being asked. The UM handles the data with care.

UM processes the above personal data with the following purposes:
answering your question and/or replying to your remark | informing you (via email or phone) about our study programmes and information meetings (such as open days and experience days) | anonymous statistical purposes.

Processing ground
When UM processes your personal data, this processing is based on a processing ground. A processing ground is the reason why personal data is processed. UM processes your personal data based on the following processing ground(s):
  • Based on permission

If the ground for processing is your permission, you can always withdraw this permission by contacting The withdrawal of your permission does not have retroactive effect.

Retention periods
Personal data is not kept by UM for longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose of the processing or to comply with a legal obligation.

The personal data entered by you will be stored during 1 year after submission of this form.

Recipients of personal data
Measures have been taken within UM to ensure that only the persons who must process your personal data have access to it. Your personal data is not shared with third parties.

Your rights
The privacy legislation gives you a number of rights with regard to your personal data. These rights are listed briefly below. You will find more information about each of these rights and how you exercise these rights in the general privacy statement on the UM website.

You have the right to view, correct and delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to limit the processing, to have your data transferred to another party and the right to object when processing is based on a legitimate interest.

If you want to exercise one of the rights below, you can contact us in writing with or directly with the data protection officer via

If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data by UM, you can contact UM about this via the contact details above. You also have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. You can read how to do this on the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority.