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Privacy policy for the websites of the Netherlands Respiratory Society (“NRS”). The NRS is committed to protecting your online privacy. This policy governs all pages hosted by NRS and any other websites it maintains or creates in the future.

NRS uses the information it collects about you to better understand how its websites are used, to send information on NRS you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you, to process your membership application and to render services you have ordered or which are included in your membership.

To understand how your personal information will be treated, please read the following policy. This policy may change from time to time so please refer to it periodically. In addition, we will where applicable send you a notice of any such change.

What identifiable information is collected from you?

The type and amount of information received and stored by NRS depends on how you use the NRS websites. You can access the NRS pages without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information, except in the case of online membership applications or in the case you want to access the NRS membership-only section of the website. By submitting an abstract to one of the NRS meetings, you agree that the information contained in this abstract will be made available to participants of the meeting and to NRS members using the NRS Intranet.

NRS does not collect information identifying you personally (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) unless that information is voluntarily disclosed. There are instances where NRS requests information that does identify you personally for the purpose of providing you with specific services or of corresponding with you. Information that you supply in this way will not be shared with any third party except where needed to provide a requested service or required by law.

Your information is collected only with your knowledge and permission and is kept in various NRS databases and mailing lists. If you are purchasing something using an NRS website (membership or registration for a course or symposium), you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside NRS. Credit card information is not retained or processed by NRS.

How does NRS use the information?

NRS does not distribute, sell or rent user information to anyone. NRS uses the information collected about you to improve its understanding of web visitors, to send information that you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you, to process your membership application and to render services you have ordered or which are included in your membership. Some information identifying NRS members is forwarded to third parties for purely technical and administrative processing. These parties are not authorized to distribute, sell or rent user information.

With whom may NRS share the information?

NRS will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your prior explicit permission or where required by law.

Opting out, changing or having your information deleted

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information or contacting us at the NRS secretariat (nrs@nrs-science.nl). You can also at any time ask to see your data by contacting us at the NRS secretariat (nrs@nrs-science.nl). Members are invited to regularly update their profile in the membership-only section of the website. NRS takes very seriously the accuracy of the information it holds on you. Where contact details are not provided on the page and if you wish to have all your personal information deleted from our databases, you can contact us at  nrs@nrs-science.nl for further information.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Any information about the NRS will be sent to you electronically or by other means. NRS may also send you e-mail messages and newsletters which you consented to and are of interest to you. You can indicate that you do not wish to receive such e-mail messages or newsletters by contacting us at the NRS secretariat (nrs@nrs-science.nl) or by using the unsubscribe link in the newsletters and you will be removed from the recipients' list.

How does NRS protect your personal information?

NRS ensures to the best of its ability that any personal information you provide is secure on its systems. However, it cannot guarantee that submitting information over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, NRS does not confirm or warrant the security of personal information submitted; you do so at your own risk. 


The NRS website uses Google Analytics-cookies but measures have been taken to protect your privacy; 
-          The NRS has signed a processor agreement with google.
-          The last octet of the IP-adres will be masked
-          The option 'share data' has been turned off.
-          We don’t use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics-cookies.