Avans Privacy

What is personal data?

Privacy protection concerns personal data. This is data that is about someone or that can be traced back to a person. There are many types of personal data, the obvious data being your name, address and place of residence. But it also includes your phone number, student number, postcode and house number, IP address and photographs.

There is also personal data that is extra personal such as your race, religion or state of health. This data is known as special category data. Special category data receives additional protection under privacy legislation. This also includes personal data showing that a student has dyslexia or enrols for a fear of failure training course.

The personal data and special category personal data processed by Avans are stipulated in the privacy regulations for students. Avans does not process any other personal data other than those listed in the regulations.

Read more about safeguarding your privacy.