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Privacy policy

To the Foundation RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History and all organisations affiliated with it, a careful handling of the data of visitors to our website, RKD Explore, is of the utmost importance. The RKD's website is geared towards safeguarding your privacy as much as possible.

The RKD does not collect names, addresses, telephone numbers or any other personal details, unless such information has been voluntarily offered by visitors to our website.

Information on browsing habits is used exclusively to support technical decisions and statistical processing, never to identify individuals.

This website makes use of cookies for Google Analytics. The RKD only uses technical and functional cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is saved to your computer, tablet or smartphone upon your first visit to this website. The cookies used by us are essential for the website’s technical processing and to facilitate its user-friendliness. They enable the website to function properly and they have, for instance, the ability to recall your preferred settings. They also enable us to optimize our website. Furthermore, we place cookies which track your browsing habits so that we are able to offer you customized content. You can opt out of cookies by adjusting the settings of your internet browser so that it will not save any cookies. You can also delete any previously saved information through your browser settings.

The RKD will not pass on your personal details to third parties without your explicit permission. In certain instances it may occur that the RKD enlists third parties to provide a specific service, such as sending orders from our web shop. In such cases certain personal details will have to be disclosed to third parties. This will be done exclusively to serve this particular purpose and these third parties will treat the information in a confidential manner similar to that maintained by the RKD. The RKD remains ultimately responsible for handling these processes.

The RKD will not save the collected personal data any longer than is strictly necessary in order to realise the purpose for which they were accumulated.

You have the right to peruse, revise or delete your personal data. If you should wish to do so, please contact the RKD via info@rkd.nl to make an appointment to visit us. It is important that you bring a valid ID and that you can verify that the information you wish to peruse, revise or delete is, in fact, yours. It is not permitted to peruse information of others.

The RKD will take appropriate measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorised access, and other unwanted acts with regard to personal data. These measures are included in our information security policy.

We regularly update our privacy policy and may from time to time make revisions. Any future change in our privacy policy will be announced on this page. Your information is subject to the privacy policy which is applicable at the moment you leave your data on our website. If we announce a new policy, any information newly provided by you will be subject to the policy that applies at that point in time.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact torren@rkd.nl.

Information by email/newsletter

If you indicate through the RKD website that you wish to receive information/our newsletter by email, then you agree to the RKD periodically informing you of its activities. However, at all times you will be offered the possibility to indicate that you wish to receive no further information. If you no longer wish to receive information from the RKD, you can discontinue this service by sending an email to info@rkd.nl or by unsubscribing through the link in our email newsletters.


The webshop

We shall use any information provided by you (such as name, address, telephone number, credit card number) solely for the purpose of processing your orders and keeping our records up to date. The information will not be used for other purposes of a commercial – or non-commercial nature which are not directly associated with the RKD without previously obtaining your permission. Should you have any questions with regard to this, then please contact us at info@rkd.nl.

The webshop software may use cookies in order to monitor your shopping cart during an online visit, and to register your name and address for future visits to this site. Cookies will not be used to save credit card information. We are committed to providing a safe Internet environment. In this way the possibility of theft, manipulation and other changes in the information you leave with us is minimized.