Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

P.E.A.R.S. is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors and users of P.E.A.R.S. services and products to ensure that their personal data are held securely and treated with the utmost care. P.E.A.R.S. therefore complies with the requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and other privacy legislation. P.E.A.R.S. values a clear and transparent privacy policy. Should you have a complaint or suggestion, please mail to the Data Protection Officer of SWOV:

This privacy statement explains how we gather and handle your personal information.

Personal data processing

P.E.A.R.S. does not process personal data on its website, unless you provide your data to us intentionally. We capture personal data for following purposes:

  • to send you our newsletter.
  • in order to e-mail you to be able to perform our services. E.g. when you’ve asked us a question via the contact form.

We process following data on our website:

  • name
  • e-mail address


We intend not to gather information from visitors which are under 16. Unless approved by parents or a legal guardian. However, we cannot check if a website visitor is under 16. We urge parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, to prevent data being saved without parental consent. If you are certain we have collected personal data from a minor which should be removed, please contact us:


P.E.A.R.S. stores your personal information as long as needed to perform the tasks mentioned above.

Retention period newsletters: as long as you are subscribed to it.


To let the website run smoothly, P.E.A.R.S. uses technical and functional cookies. These cookies are placed without your consent:

  • when information needs to be stored (e.g. when signing up)
  • for analysis. P.E.A.R.S. uses Google Analytics. The cookies and data being gathered are not meant for commercial purpose. The datasets are not shared with third parties. P.E.A.R.S. only uses aggregated anonymous information.

Functional cookies third parties

Besides Google Analytics’ cookies, sometimes cookies are placed by other parties, such as LinkedIn, YouTube or Twitter. Every third party has its own conditions. Information starts being collected after the specific button is clicked by the user. P.E.A.R.S. does not control information being gathered by such a partner.

Viewing and correcting your personal data

P.E.A.R.S. enables you to view and correct your personal data. You can request us for access to your data. If the information is incorrect, you may alter or remove it. Please send your request to view/alter/remove your personal information to:
To be sure your request is legit, we will always check your identity. We aim to react to your request as soon as possible, but always within four weeks.

Securing personal information

P.E.A.R.S. is committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors and users of P.E.A.R.S. services and products to ensure that their personal data are held securely and treated with the utmost care. We take serious action to avoid misuse, loss, misconduct, unwanted publication and unwanted altering.

You have the option to report something to the national supervisor, the Dutch DPO.

Access to personal information is only given to project-participants who need to have access to perform their given tasks.

If you are under the impression that your personal information if not being kept secured, or when there are clear signs of misconduct, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Sharing personal data

P.E.A.R.S. does not share your personal data with others, unless the exchange takes place ordered by you or if necessary to comply to a legal obligation.