Lean In Netherlands Privacy and Cookie Policy

Lean In Netherlands Privacy and Cookie Policy

Who we are

Lean In Netherlands The Lean In Foundation the Netherlands is an independently run affiliate with LeanIn.Org. Lean In Netherlands is represented by Lean Next, a Dutch Foundation (“Stichting”) with registered seat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands under Chamber of Commerce number: 73729205.

In this privacy statement, references to “we”, “us”, or “our” are references to the Stichting Lean Next Foundation (hereinafter “Lean Next”). This privacy statement relates to information which is obtained by Lean Next and for which Lean Next is the data controller. In other words being the data controller means that we determine the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Relating to the definition of personal data, it is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier e.g. a name, an online identifier etc.

To clarify what data processing is, it means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, erasure or destruction.

What personal data do we process?

We collect information about you when you visit our website, when you contact us via email, when you subscribe to our newsletter, when you create a circle under the Lean In Netherlands network, when you assist an event organized by Lean In Netherlands, and when you apply to become a volunteer.

Visiting our website

When you visit our website, we gather general information (e.g. which pages you visit most often) and we also use “cookies” to help our site run effectively. To read more about cookies – see the sections below.

Contacting us via email or contact form

When you contact us via email or contact form, we collect and process your name, email address and any further personal data you may wish to share with us. In addition, we use software to monitor any emails that are being sent to us for viruses or malicious software, that also includes file attachments.

Subscribing to our newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect and process your email address to be able to send you our newsletter by email. This processing is based on your consent. This means that you can withdraw your permission at any time, by using the unsubscribe link included in every newsletter you will receive.

To deliver our newsletter we use Mailchimp, a third-party provider. With Mailchimp we collect statistics relating to email opening and clicks to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please visit Mailchimp’s privacy notice https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

Applying for a volunteer position

When you are applying for a volunteer position we may collect and process, depending on what information you deliver: your first name, last name, your email address, your phone number (optional), your LinkedIn profile (optional), your resume and your motivation.

This processing is based on the necessity in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract at your request. This processing is also justified on the basis of our legitimate interest for ensuring that we recruit the appropriate volunteers.

Data Security 

We value the protection of your personal data and take great care to prevent your personal data from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss. Unfortunately, the transmission of personal data via the internet can never be 100% guaranteed and the data transmission is at your own risk.

Our website contains links to other, external websites. Even though we try to only link to other websites that respect our privacy standards, we are not responsible for the content and/or privacy practices used on other websites. This privacy statement does not cover when you click on a link to an external website. You are encouraged to read the privacy policy that is applicable to each website you are visiting.

Storage of your personal data and data transfers 

For technical reasons we may, on occasion, decide to use the data hosting or data processing services of a supplier who is based outside European Economic Area (EEA). This means that your personal data may be transferred to, and stored in countries that may not have the same standards for legal protection of personal data that you enjoy in the EEA. 

When this is the case, we will take all steps necessary to choose suppliers that respect the security of your personal data and are in accordance with this privacy statement. 

Data retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for. This also includes purposes of satisfying any legal or reporting obligations.

Data Subject Rights

You have the following rights regarding our processing of your personal data:

-The right to be informed on what we do with your personal data; 

-The right to access your personal data;

-The right to rectification of your personal data, in case there are inaccuracies;

-The right to erasure of your personal data;

-The right to object to specific use of personal data (limitation of use)

Please note, some of these rights only apply in certain circumstances. If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us at: info@leaninnl.org You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory data protection authority. You can find out more detail about your rights by visiting the website of the Dutch data protection authority Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/

Children under sixteen

Lean Next does not knowingly seek to solicit and collect the personal data from children under the age of 16. Lean Next does not knowingly permit such persons to use our website. If you are under the age of 16, please do not register with us or send us any personal data.

Visitor data

We collect visiting data related to the use of our website. These data may include IP addresses, times stamps, user behaviour  and information supplied by your browser. We do this in order to monitor and analyse the use and performance of our website, with a view to further optimising the user experience.


We make use of cookies, which are small files that are sent to your device from our website and stored on a computer system via an internet browser. Cookies contain a “cookie ID”, which is a unique identifier that allows websites to distinguish the individual’s browser from other internet browsers. To find out more about cookies see https://www.youronlinechoices.com/nl/.  We use cookies for our website to quickly identify you at your next visit to our web pages.

We use the following types of cookies.

Necessary/essential cookies

The cookies under this category are essential for us to provide you with a well functioning website so that you can navigate our site seamlessly. Without these essential cookies the website cannot function properly.

Performance cookies

Cookies under this category are tracking the visits of users on our website to measure and improve the performance of the website. For example, these cookies are measuring the visitor numbers of our website.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, that uses cookies to help analyse how users use this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. For more information see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).  

Social media and advertising cookies

Cookies under this category are used by our advertising partners to provide you with relevant and engaging ads. These cookies are used to track visitors across websites and show us the effectiveness of our ad marketing campaigns on third party websites. 

Social media buttons

For the purpose of social media marketing our website contains Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn buttons, which allow our visitors to promote or share our content. You are advised to read the Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/), Instagram (https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875), Twitter (https://twitter.com/en/privacy) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy) privacy statements to inform yourself on how these sites process your personal data.

Refusing cookies

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please be informed that there is a possibility that not all of the features of the website might work properly.

You can opt-out of the Google Analytics cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

Privacy Statement Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to Lean Next.

Further questions and contact

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement you can contact:

Stichting Lean Next at info@leaninnl.org