Privacy and Cookie Statement

Privacy & Cookie Statement

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The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends respects your privacy. All personal data you have entrusted to us – either in speech, writing or digitally – are handled with care and confidentiality. Data will not be shared with or sold to third parties. Our data processing conforms to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The publication of scientific research results concerning the arts, heritage, media and socio-cultural developments – as done by the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends by means of the edited content on this website – are protected by “the right to freedom of expression and information, including processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression” mentioned in Article 85 of the GDPR. This also applies to “scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes” and “archiving purposes in the public interest” as explained in Article 89 of the GDPR.

In this privacy statement we explain which personal data we are allowed to ask for, collect, and store, why we do this, and what we do with it. Our policy applies to all our services. By visiting our website you are in agreement with our privacy statement.


The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends uses cookies to measure website traffic on an anonymous basis and to increase user-friendliness. In this statement we would like to explain to you what cookies are, which cookies we use, and what purposes they serve.

What are cookies

A cookie is a data file that is stored in your computer to facilitate recognition the next time you visit our website. Cookies only contain a (unique) number; they do not contain personal data. The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends cannot use these cookies to retrieve your identity.

Functional and technical cookies

Functional and technical cookies are necessary to enable the functionalities of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends website. The Compendium is not obliged to ask your consent for these cookies. They are installed as a standard.

Analytic cookies

To give you the best user experience and inform you optimally, we would like to know how our visitors use the website. To this end, a Google Analytics cookie is installed, a small file that is stored in your computer. The information will be anonymized as much as possible. Your IP-address and online behaviour will remain completely anonymous. The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends uses Google cookies to track conversions on the website. Please read Google’s privacy statement for more information.


If you do not wish to collect cookies, you can delete them from your browser. As the procedure for deletion will be different for every browser, please visit a site such as to find browser-specific step procedures.

Personal data on our website

As the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends is powered by a community of expert authors and members, in many cases we provide contact information of such parties on If any member of the community or Compendium association wishes to have (parts of) such information removed, please contact us using our contact form and we will kindly see to it.

Social media

YouTube has installed cookies on our website to allow visitors to watch its shared videos. Please read YouTube’s privacy statement for more information.


This information only applies to those persons who have subscribed to our newsletter. To send our newsletters we use MailingLijst. Please find their privacy statement here. Personal data will not be made public or shared with third parties and recipients are able to unsubscribe from the Compendium’s newsletters at any time, using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of each letter.

Contact form

When visitors contact the Compendium through the online contact form, their email addresses will not be given to third parties but used solely to process the content of the email or contact its sender.

Access and rectification

You have the right to access, rectify and erase your personal data. In order to prevent third parties from accessing your data your request needs to be accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document or, in the case of companies, a copy of a valid identity document of the organisation’s main contact person (social security numbers can be erased). For questions about personal data processing, please use our contact form.