Privacy & personal data

1. Who we are

Our website address is: This is a research lab website of a lab based at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2. What personal data we collect on this website & why?

2.1 Forms with questions

On our website we have two types of forms;  1) the apply-for-research form and 2) the contact form. In both cases the information will be send to our email-addresses which are hosted by TransIP. TransIP is a, so called, NE7510 certified hosting service, which means it is certified to handling even medical information. However, both forms are not meant to provide us with medical information and we do not ask for medical information via this form.

When you fill out the apply-for-research form, this only means you will receive more detailed information of the project of your interest, but this does not imply that you do consent to participate in our research. If you chose to participate in our research, we will not collect any information via this website. For details about what it implies to participate in research we refer to the specific information which will be send to you and  to the information at the current research page (see for example the section privacy and personal data). The personal data provided via this apply-for-research form will be deleted from the email hosting service after we processed it. Only if you register yourself for a specific research by signing an informed consent your information will be processed and kept for research purposes (encrypted on an University of Amsterdam owned and controlled server). If you do not wish to participate after reading the information or we do not hear back from you after we have send the information within three months all information you provided us with via this form will be deleted.

When you fill out the contact form, we will asap answer your question and will delete the information you provided us with within three months after you have send us the email.

Why do we collect this information? The information we ask in the apply-for-research form and contact form, is to ensure be able to contact you and to provide you with the right information. We use the information regarding the type of research you are interested in, your age, and biological sex to send you the information letter specific to that type of research suited to your age group. Age and sex are used as criteria to invite participants to specific projects. If you do object that we will collect this kind of this information for a limited amount of time, you should not fill out the form. If you need to contact us anyway, for each of the team members affiliated with UvA, the contact details can be found at One can also directly contact the secretary of the brain & cognition department via +31 (0)20 525 6840.

2.2 Cookies

We only use functional cookies and no specific tracking or marketing cookies. An example of a functional cookie is a cookie to check whether the preferred language of the website is English or Dutch. Another functional cookie used by the hosting organization is to check the number of visitors for the site.

2.3 Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may sometimes include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website

3. Who we share your data with

We do not share your the information you provide via this website with third parties.

All research related data will be only used after you consent to take part in research. Your provided contact details are never stored with other personal information you provide us with for research. The research data is made anonymous and saved on the protected environment of the servers of the University of Amsterdam. Moreover, the data is encrypted in a Veracrypt fault. See for more details the end of the current research page for detailed information on privacy and personal data specifically related to research participation.

As aforementioned we use as hosting organization TransIP, which is a Netherlands based hosting which follows the European and Dutch GDPR rules. The website is made in WordPress and we use MailPoet to send emails to a list, but only if you consented to receive information via email. You can easily unsubscribe from these email lists. Only the PI, postdoc and a selected group of PhD students who are under contract of the University of Amsterdam have access to these emails.

4. How long we retain your data

How long data is retained depends on the type of information. The information in the forms you filled out will only be retained for processing. If you decide not to participate in our research, the information will be deleted within three months after our last contact. If you decide to participate in our research your information will be transferred to our UvA environment as discussed previously. The storage duration will follow the research data storage rules and depends partly on the type of research you are participating in and whether or not you consented to keep some of the information for, for example, keeping you posted about future research. See again for detailed  information on privacy and personal data at the end of description of a specific current project.

5. What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you by contacting us via This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. For any questions regarding the processing of your data and your rights under the GDPR you can also contact the Data Protection Officer of the University of Amsterdam at