The Applied Science Domain Foundation (Stichting Domein Applied Science or DAS) supports the collaboration between higher professional programmes of educational institutions that award a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of applied science. To achieve our goals, we liaise with employees of associated educational institutions and universities, stakeholders and other interested parties.

This Privacy Policy describes what personal data DAS collects, why we collect it and what we do with it. We think it is important for your details to be handled carefully and we ensure that the personal data you provide to us is treated as confidential.

DAS will:

  • only process your data for the purposes agreed with you;
  • not share your personal data with others, unless this is necessary to perform our services or activities;
  • protect your personal data.

How we collect your personal data

DAS collects your personal data because: i) you are involved in one of our activities, ii) you have a business relationship or agreement with DAS and/or iii) you provided your personal data to DAS. For example, you may have registered for a conference or you are a member of our board and/or one of our working groups. Depending on your relationship with DAS, we may process the following types of personal data:

  • your first and last name
  • your address
  • your telephone number
  • your email address.

Why we collect your personal data

DAS processes your personal data in order to contact you and/or write to you for the following reasons:

  • to carry out our activities
  • to inform you about your registration/attendance for a conference or meeting organised by DAS
  • to send you our newsletter or a targeted mailing
  • to analyse your behaviour on our website, so we can improve our website.

If you are a member of a DAS consultative or management body, we will process your personal data to facilitate contact and discussions within that body. We will therefore provide your contact information to other members of the body. We will also use your personal data for reporting purposes, such as the attendance list and the minutes.

Conferences and meetings

Photo and/or video recordings may be made at events and meetings organised by DAS. Photos and videos may be published on or social media as part of reports about such events. By attending a conference or meeting, you agree that photos may be taken and published on the website and social media. If you can be identified in a photo or video and wish for us to delete it, then please contact us.


You will receive the DAS newsletter if you have subscribed to it on our website or if you are a member of one of our working groups/networks. Each newsletter contains a link to unsubscribe. Subscriber details are not provided to third parties.


We distribute our email newsletter using MailChimp. MailChimp will not use your name or email address for its own purposes. Your personal data is stored securely by MailChimp. MailChimp uses cookies and other technologies to determine whether our emails are opened and read. MailChimp reserves the right to use your personal data to improve the service further and to share information with third parties.


When you visit our website, DAS uses cookies to collect information about you. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit our website.

DAS only uses technical and functional cookies. It also uses anonymous analytical cookies that do not infringe on your privacy.
The cookies that we use are essential to operate our website and make it easy to use. They ensure that the website functions properly and remember your preferences. They also help us to optimise our website. You can opt out of cookies by adjusting your browser settings so that it does not save them. Alternatively, you can delete all the information that was previously saved in your browser settings.

Google Analytics

DAS uses Google Analytics to track how users use the site. This is a cookie installed by Google that stores the technical details of your visit, such as pages visited, date and time, browser type, etc. and sends this information to Google servers in the United States. Your IP address is not stored and we cannot identify you as a person based on this data. The data will only be retained and used for analysis and reporting on how visitors use our site. DAS has concluded a processor agreement with Google. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if it is legally required to do so, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. DAS has no influence over this.
DAS has not given Google Analytics permission to use information obtained from DAS for other Google services.


The website contains forms that you can use to request information, subscribe to the newsletter, register for a meeting or contact us about a variety of topics.
We store the information you provide on these forms for as long as is necessary or reasonable to provide a full response and/or process your request. Your request can also be stored on our systems in accordance with our legal obligation to retain information.

Retaining your personal data

DAS will not retain your personal data for any longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected.

Third parties

DAS engages third parties to perform our services and activities. This means that we store personal data with third parties (hosting providers and back-up service providers) and use applications such as MailChimp (email newsletter) and Sched (event software). If third parties have access to your personal data, we take appropriate measures to ensure that your data is adequately protected and may be used only for the intended purposes. Under no circumstances will DAS sell your personal data to third parties.


DAS takes the protection of your data very seriously and puts appropriate measures in place to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unintended disclosure and improper modification. The DAS website uses a reliable SSL certificate to ensure that your personal data does not fall into the wrong hands.

If you feel that your data is not well protected or there is evidence of misuse, or if you would like more information about how your personal data is protected, please contact us at
Our staff are legally required to respect the confidentiality of your information. We also contractually enforce this obligation on the third parties we engage to perform our services and activities.

Accessing, modifying or deleting your personal data

You have the right to ask us what personal data we store about you. You have the right to access, rectify or delete your personal data, and revoke any consent for us to process your personal data or to object to the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to data portability, which means that you can ask us to send the personal data we hold about you to you or another organisation designated by you in the form of a computer file. To access, rectify, delete or transfer your personal data, or to withdraw your consent or to object to the processing of your personal data, please email

This privacy policy was last edited on May 14th, 2019.