In carrying out its work as not-for-profit organisations, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Hivos and European Cultural Foundation may in some cases use personal data. In conformity with The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which establishes the European regulations concerning the use and processing of personal information, we take the utmost care to protect your privacy.

1. What data does the Forces of Art website process?

It may process the following personal data:
Name, (email) address, phone number, date of birth;
Profession, function

2. How does the Forces of Art website obtain data and which personal data may be obtained?

The following lists the ways in which we may collect your personal data:
When you register for and participate in our programmes, activities, initiatives, and events: your name, (email)address, phone number, date of birth, profession, function;
When you request information or assistance: your name and email address, phone number;
When you communicate with us through the Forces of Art website and the Prince Claus Fund, Hivos, European Cultural Foundation social media: your name and email address;
When you view the Forces of Art website or Prince Claus Fund, Hivos or European Cultural Foundation social media pages, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually. In general, we collect and store

Information about the computer or other device that you use to access the site.

Information about your use of the website, i.e. “traffic data” such as time of access, date of access and other data that gives insight into browsing patterns.

3. How does the Forces of Art use data?

General Uses:
Responding to your inquiries;
Sending you newsletters, mailings, and information about programmes, initiatives, activities, and events by e-mail or another medium;
Event or programme registration;
Performing statistical and demographic analyses of users of the website and their usage patterns;

4. The legal basis for processing your personal data

For the processing of your personal data for the aforementioned purposes by the Prince Claus Fund, Hivos and European Cultural Foundation the following legal grounds apply:

When you participate or register for our programs, activities, initiatives and event or to process your grant- or job application the legal ground is the performance of a contract;
For communication via our website and social media accounts and the activity log of our servers the legal ground is permission for our legitimate marketing interest.

5. Who receives your personal data?

Employees of the Prince Claus Fund, Hivos and European Cultural Foundation have access to your personal data to the extent necessary for the performance of their work regarding the Forces of Art. Employees of the organisations mentioned who have access to the data, handle it confidentially in accordance with the principles of their respective organisations.

6. Transfer to third parties

The Prince Claus Fund, Hivos and European Cultural Foundation adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and are dedicated to protecting the privacy of all our contacts.

The organisations may transfer personal data to the authorities or judicial authorities on the basis of a legal obligation.

For all other matters, the organisations will only use the data if the person concerned has given their explicit consent.

7. Social media networking

Links on the Forces of Art website can redirect viewers to our partners’ websites and various social media networks. If a user clicks through to another site or social media network, the network may place its own cookies and gather data. In this case their own privacy policies apply.

8. How we use Cookies

Like many websites, we use “cookies,” which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit us that records your preferences. We use cookies to track use of our websites and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the websites, and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. Our website is functional without the retention of cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Please see here for more information on cookies:

In order to make the website more user-friendly, the Prince Claus Fund uses Google Analytics, a web service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, which is a member of the Safe Harbour principles. Any user can refuse the use of cookies by indicating this in the settings of their browser:

Cookies from social media networks are also used, as mentioned above, to enable social media integration on the Forces of Art website.

9. How long does the Prince Claus Fund keep your data?

The Forces of Art website does not store your personal data longer than legally permitted, legally required and/or necessary for the purposes for which the data is processed. How long certain personal data is stored by the Prince Claus Fund therefore depends on the nature of the data and the purposes for which it is processed.

10. Security

The Forces of Art website takes appropriate and reasonable security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, modifications, disclosure, loss or improper use, and to protect the accuracy and integrity of your personal data.

11. Access, correction and amendment of data

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with your rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:
Access to your personal information;
Correction of the personal information that we hold;
Deletion of your personal information;
A restriction of processing of your personal information;
Transfer of your personal information to another party; or
Objection to processing of your personal information based on the Forces of Art legitimate interest to use it and there is something about your particular situation that causes you to object to such processing

In addition, you can also:
Always withdraw you permission: for example to receive the newsletter
Submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP): for example when you think the Forces of Art is not acting according the GDPR.

12. Amendment Privacy Statement

The Forces of Art has the right to expand or amend this Privacy Statement in the future. Your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.