Privacy statement Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc

Your privacy is worth a lot to you. We realize that well. After all, we are just thinking about our own privacy. In Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, we attach great importance to the protection of your privacy. When you are a patient at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, participate in a study or follow education with us, you want your data to be safe with us. Rightly so.

If you are a patient with us, we process personal data from you. This is necessary to provide you with the best care. VUmc uses appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or unlawful use. Persons who have access to your data on behalf of VUmc are bound to strict confidentiality.

You also process personal data if you take part in scientific research, visit our website or follow education at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. What this exactly means, why we do this and what your rights are, you can read below. Information about the processing of your data when you visit our website can be found in our Cookie Policy.


Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc deals confidentially with the data collected by means of cookies. No personal or sensitive information is stored from visitors to the website. Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc complies with the Personal Data Protection Act. Dutch cookie legislation requires that users of Dutch websites must give permission for the use of cookies. Cookies are small files that are temporarily placed on the hard disk of your computer when you visit a website. VUmc uses these cookies to improve the user-friendliness of the site.

The VUmc website uses two types of cookies:

Functional cookies: These cookies are technically necessary to remember your preferred language setting or font size. No permission is required for these cookies. You can not disable functional cookies.

Analytical cookies: These cookies are used to collect and analyze information about the visit to the website, such as click behavior, visit time and visit frequency. VUmc uses Google Analytics for this purpose and applies the Google Analytics privacy-friendly settings manual of the Personal Data Authority. VUmc therefore complies with the Telecommunications Act and VUmc does not have to request permission from the website visitor for these cookies. Vumc uses this anonymised data to improve and adjust the website. You can refuse the use of these cookies via the settings of your browser.

The website of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc uses YouTube and Vimeo for embedding videos. YouTube and Vimeo have their own conditions for placing cookies. If you have refused cookies on our site, you can view these videos only via a link, on the websites of Youtube and Vimeo itself.