Privacy statement

Your data are protected. Summa College uses the personal data collected from you for the proper performance of its legal tasks. We act within the limits of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Summa College processes personal data and uses cookies for its website. In this privacy statement we inform you about the purposes for which these personal data are processed, how you can exercise your privacy rights, and we provide other information that may be of interest to you when using this website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. In order to provide you with the best possible service, we need your personal data. We process your personal data carefully and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

This privacy statement explains how Summa College uses and protects the information provided by you. When you are asked to provide specific information that can be used to identify you, you can assume that this information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Summa College may amend this privacy statement if new developments give cause to do so. You will always find the most current version of this privacy statement on our website. Therefore, check this page regularly.

This privacy statement was last amended on May 24, 2018.

What we do with your personal data

For what purposes do we process your personal data?

Below is an overview of the purposes for which we process your personal data, and which data these are. The purposes are:

  • maintaining contact with e.g. (potential) students, (potential) employees, customers and other interested parties;
  • communication through social media;
  • internal documentation (e.g. for enrollment);
  • improving our study programs and services;
  • for periodic marketing actions, through e-mail, telephone or post.

Which personal data do we process?

In order to properly perform the aforementioned tasks, we process the following categories of personal data:

  • personal details, such as name, address, residence, telephone number, citizen service number and e-mail address;
  • technical data, such as IP address and click and surfing behavior. 

How do we get your personal data?

You provide us with your personal data yourself.

Sharing your data with third parties

Summa College will only share your personal data with other organizations if it is legally obliged to do so, or in order to perform a public task. Summa College will always check whether a request is in accordance with applicable laws.

Technical security

We consider it very important to protect the information provided by you. In order to prevent unauthorized access or dissemination of information, we have put in place appropriate physical and electronic procedures to secure the information we collect online.

How long do we keep your personal data?

Summa College will never keep your personal data longer than is legally permitted. We shall erase your personal data permanently when they are no longer needed to achieve the aforementioned purposes.

Web analysis and cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit our website. Cookies are used, for example, to save personal settings, so that you do not have to enter these details again on your next visit to the website.

Most web browsers offer the possibility to block cookies, or they will ask your permission before placing a cookie. Cookies can also be deleted, but you can only do this yourself, as they are stored on your computer. Consult the manual of your browser for further details.


This website uses Cookiebot; a plug-in that provides an up-to-date overview of the cookies used on this website. You can choose which category of cookies you want to accept. You can then visit our website with the cookies you have selected.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to gain an insight into how visitors use our website. The information collected by Google will be anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address will not be shared. The information is transferred to Google and saved on servers in the United States. Google can provide this information to third parties if it is legally obliged to do so, or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no control over this.

Online advertisements

This site uses Google Display, AdWords, Facebook and Instagram to show targeted and relevant advertisements. For this purpose, visits to the public pages of our website are registered anonymously in order to show relevant advertisements, for example via remarketing. The information may be sent and stored by these companies on servers in the United States. They can provide this information to third parties if they are legally obliged to do so, or where third parties process the information on behalf of these companies. We have no control over this.

Social Media

This site contains buttons to promote or share pages on social networks such as Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. The buttons are created by a code that is supplied by these social networks. This code can place cookies. Consult the privacy statements of Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter, AddThis and YouTube to see what these companies do with the personal data they acquire with the code. Note that these privacy statements can change regularly.

Links to third party websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites. Please note that we have no control over the content of other websites. We are therefore in no way responsible for the security and privacy of any information provided by you when you visit these websites. Our privacy statement also does not apply to third party websites. We advise you to be careful in providing any information and to consult the privacy statement of the website in question.

Your rights

Access, rectification, erasure and objection

You can request Summa College to rectify or erase your personal data. You also have the option to object to the processing of your data. With the right of access you can request a copy of your personal data which is processed by Summa College. The right of rectification gives you the possibility to have inaccurate personal data rectified, or completed if it is incomplete. You also have the right to request for erasure of specific personal data. The right to objection enables you to submit a request to end the processing of your personal data.

Requests can be submitted by persons concerned, authorized representatives or legal representatives. After having handled your request, we will send you an overview of the personal data that we hold on you. You can send your request, together with a copy of a valid proof of identity, to the address mentioned below. The copy of your identity document will be returned to you. If applicable, we need a copy of the authorization or a document showing the legal representation, such as a passport, marriage certificate or legal judgement.

Summa College
Attn. Privacy officer
P.O. Box 6101
5600 HC Eindhoven

Do you have a complaint?

If you are not satisfied with the way Summa College uses your personal data, you can file a complaint. For instance when you think Summa College does not process your personal data carefully enough, or when you are not satisfied with our response. You can use the complaint form. The form is in Dutch, but you can fill it out in English. You can also submit your complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. 

What you can do to keep your data safe

We advise you to handle your personal data carefully and confidentially and not to share it publicly.

Data Protection Officer

Summa College has appointed an independent, internal data protection officer. This data protection officer has the task of ensuring that Summa College processes your personal data in accordance with the law. The officer is available per e-mail and telephone (+31 40 269 40 36).

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