Privacyverklaring Stichting Dierenartsen zonder Grenzen

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands takes great care to ensure the security and careful processing of your personal data. We adhere to the conditions set in the European privacy law, better known as the “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR). If you have any questions after reading the information below, please contact the coordinator at Bij Dierenartsen Zonder Grenzen staat Sarah Farrand (algemeen bestuurslid) aangeschreven als functionaris voor de gegevensbescherming (FG).

For what purpose does Vets Without Borders process your data?
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-NL processes your (personal) data for the following purposes:

  • Sending service related messages
  • Fundraising
  • Processing the payment when you make a donation
  • Releasing Capita Selecta points (for Veterinary Medicine students)
  • Information is collected and used for Vaccinate 4 Africa to liaise with participating practices, send promotional materials, and alert pet owners of practices participation. 

What data do we collect?
Personal data
When someone signs up to be a donor to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-NL, at least the following personal data are required to be passed on:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Headquarters address
  • Account number (IBAN)

This information is used for our donor administration and for collecting the donation.
In addition, there is an option to be informed about Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands by means of a digital newsletter. In that case, the above data will also be used for sending the newsletter.

Registration activities
When someone attends an activity organized by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-NL, again (some of) the above information is collected. Name and initials, starting year of veterinary studies, date of birth and college card number are noted. This is firstly for the overview of the number of donors who came and secondly for awarding Capita Selecta points. These are points that Veterinary Medicine students can accumulate to obtain a certificate, showing that he/she has been active outside the study.

For the Vaccinate 4 Africa campaign, the following data is collected: practice name, contact person, email address, telephone number, practice address, number of branches.

Who can access your data?
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands has access to all personal data entered to keep a good overview of the donors, to execute collections, to approach people for committees, to register people for activities, and to send service-related messages.

Committees under Vétérinaires Sans Frontières may have access to necessary data upon request and with the approval of Vétérinaires Sans Frontières.

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands uses “Mailchimp” to send the newsletter and other emails. In addition, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands imports the e-mail addresses in Mailchimp to keep the data up-to-date.

Occasionally photos of activities are posted on the website of Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands. These photos can be viewed by anyone who visits the site. If you have any objections about a posted photo, please contact We take the protection of your data very seriously. Our site is hosted at bHosted and uses a reliable SSL certificate from Let’s encrypt.

Google Analytics & Google
This website uses Google Analytics. This programme provides important statistics about numbers of visitors, pages visited, traffic sources and other essential information that allows us to continuously improve this website for users. These statistics are anonymous and cannot be traced back to a specific person or user. No use is made of behavioural targeting that shows you special content based on your click behaviour; your surfing behaviour remains completely anonymous. Data from contact forms are never processed or stored in Analytics.

Google Analytics uses a cookie, which is a small file stored on your computer. We have set up Google Analytics in accordance with privacy legislation, so no prior user consent is required.

Daarnaast maakt Dierenartsen Zonder Grenzen gebruik van Google (G-mail) om e-mails te versturen.

Social media
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières uses the following social media: Facebook, Instagram and Linked-In. These are used to promote activities and for other news. All facebook users can be invited to events. Participation in these media is entirely voluntary.

Third party websites may contain links to third-party websites, which may have different privacy policies. We are not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those sites.

Bewaren gegevens na uitschrijving
When a donor unsubscribes, all data from the former donor will be kept, unless the former donor objects. We can use this information to invite the former donor to the activities of Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands in the future.

What are your rights?
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands only processes your personal data on the basis of your permission. By actively agreeing to the processing of personal data when registering, you consent to the processing of your personal data by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Netherlands as described in this privacy statement. Of course, you can always withdraw your consent. We will then delete your data.

Viewing your data
You have the right to access your personal data. You can ask us which of your personal data is registered and for what purposes it is used. You can request this by sending an e-mail to

Rectification of your data
You have the right to have your personal data corrected, should it become apparent that our records are not or no longer correct. This also applies if data needs to be added or modified. Corrections can be made by mailing to

Right to be forgotten
According to the new GDPR, every person has the right to be forgotten. You have the right to have your personal data removed from our systems. Your possible donorship will be ended immediately unless there are still open payments from you.

Right to object
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. We will process your objection, provided with well-founded justification, and reply to you as soon as possible.

Right to data transfer
You have the right to portability of your personal data. We may make your personal data available for you to reuse.

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy statement, please contact Here you can also ask questions about inspection, rectification, objection and deletion of your data.

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières may make changes to this privacy statement. We therefore recommend that you check this privacy statement periodically for any changes.