Privacy policy

CERES attaches great value to the protection of your personal data. In this privacy statement,ย we provide information about how we handle your personal data. We do the utmost to safeguard your privacyย and therefore handleย  your personal data with due care. CERES conforms to the applicable laws andย regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming,ย AVG), in all cases.

For what purpose do we process your personal data?

Most of your personal data are being processed by CERES for the following purposes:

  • To be able to let you participate in CERES activities.
  • To send your newsletters and invitations.
  • To send you specific professional e-mails, depending on the field you are in.

We can request the following personal data from you for the above-mentioned purposes:
Email address

Also, we use Google Analytics for our website and it will record your IP address when you visit our website. Using this tool, we measure how our website is used. Google Analytics uses cookies, and visitors to the website are asked to accept them.

Sharing your data with third parties

We will only share your personal data with third parties if this is necessary to achieve the purposes described above. (hosting provider)

Retention period

CERES will retain personal data not longer than is required for the purpose for which they have been provided or than what is required by law. Participation in activities will be archived for use in agreed follow-up activities and for potential internal evaluation purposes. CERES will retain your data not longer than two years.


We have taken suitable technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data from wrongful processing. As such, we have taken the following measures, for example:

  • All persons who can take cognizance of your data on behalf of CERES are obliged to keep these confidential.
  • A username and password policy are in effect on all our systems.
  • Backups are made of the personal data so as to restore them in the event of physical or technical incidents.
  • Our employees have been informed about the importance of personal data protection.

As CERES, we are responsible for processing your personal data. If you wish to submit any questions you have as a result of reviewing our privacy statement or more general questions or wish to contact us, you can do so viaย You can also contact us at this address if you want to inspect the data we retain about you or to have these data corrected or deleted.

Your privacy rights

You have the right to request access of an overview of your personal data. Under certain conditions, rectification and/or erasure of your personal data may be executed on your behalf too by us. You may also have the right of restriction of processing of your personal data, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. To invoke these rights, please contact us via


Please contact us if you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data. You always retain the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Agency (DPA); the supervisory authority for privacy.

Cookie Statement

Cookies are small text files containing limited amounts of information which are downloaded to (or read off of) your device when you visit our website. A cookie enables data to be stored on and retrieved from your device.

We use cookies from Google Analytics for purely analytical purposes that have a very limited impact on your privacy. For this cookie consent is not required.

We use these cookies to measure the use of our website and to analyse how visitors browse through our website. The data we collect via Google Analytics may include which web pages have been visited, which referring/exit pages the visitors came from and which pages have been opened. If in the future we use analytical cookies that have more than a minor impact on your privacy, we will ask your consent for these cookies to be placed on your device.

In case you want to disable or block our cookies, you can set this through your browser settings or use third-party extensions for your browser to block our cookies to be placed. Please visit the support pages of the web browser that you are using for more information.