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Privacy statement

The University of Groningen (UG) takes the utmost care when dealing with personal data. The UG wants you to know that personal information will always be processed correctly and with due care and attention. For this reason, the UG wants to be transparent about how it deals with your personal data.

The policy on data processing and protection is set out in a document entitled: General policy on protection of personal data by the University of Groningen. This document outlines the UG’s vision and basic principles regarding the protection of personal data. In addition, the UG has a General Privacy Statement. This privacy statement informs you about how the UG processes your personal information and it explains your rights regarding this. Which personal data are processed and why, is listed in the UG Register.

Requests to access data

You have the right to ask the UG for an overview of all of the personal data that has been collected concerning you, how it has been processed and how long it will be stored for. If you think that some of your personal data is incorrect or if you no longer want your data to be processed, you can ask for this data to be amended, for the UG to stop processing it or to have it deleted.

To do so, please send a written request to access data to the UG privacy team, via


  • University of Groningen
    P.O. Box 72 9700 AB Groningen
    Central Privacy Desk

Your message will always be shared with the Data Protection Officer of the UG.

Data breaches

A data breach occurs when personal information is destroyed, accessed or released without explicit permission. This includes leaking information (whether accidentally or intentionally), as well as the unlawful processing of personal data. The most common examples of data breaches are losing a USB memory device containing personal data, a computer being hacked or files containing personal data falling into the wrong hands via the waste paper bin.

If you encounter or suspect a breach of data, please report it immediately by emailing


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