Privacy statement

This website is published by Free Press Unlimited. All personal data you provide is handled with the utmost care, remains strictly confidential and will not be passed on to third parties. We process these data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Personal data

This privacy statement applies to the processing of personal data provided by donors, gift givers, volunteers, (freelance) employees, participants and contacts, and data acquired from visits to and use of our website.

By personal data we mean all information about an identifiable natural person (the ‘data subject’). This means information that is directly about a person or can be traced back to this person. With this privacy statement, Free Press Unlimited would like to inform you about what personal data we collect for which purposes. 

Purposes of data processing

During your visit to this website, Free Press Unlimited may collect personal data about you. For example, when you subscribe to our newsletter, request information, ask a question, react on our website or establish contact with us in another way. We may also collect information that you have shared with us via social media, when you like us, share posts, participate in a promotional activity or contact us.

Free Press Unlimited shall only use these data for the purposes described below:

1. To contact you and to inform you about Free Press Unlimited projects. For example, when you use the contact form, the donor form or subscribe to the newsletter on our website.

2. To register web statistics.

3. For the proper fulfillment of the task of the organisation. For example, the conclusion of agreements and relationship management (CRM). 

Retention period

Retaining personal data may be necessary for the proper performance of the tasks of the company or to comply with legal obligations. Personal data are not kept longer than necessary. 

When you fill out the contact form on our website or send us an email, then we shall keep and process the personal data you send us for as long as this is necessary. How long they are kept depends on the nature of the form or the content of the email and the complete answering and handling thereof. In addition we may keep emails we receive insofar as this is necessary for the proper execution of our regular activities.


For all our mailing lists, your email address shall only be added to the list of subscribers with your consent. Every newsletter contains a clear link with which you can unsubscribe. We manage the maintenance, management and the security of software for the mailing lists ourselves. 

Contact information management

We use the open source software CiviCRM to manage our contact data. This software is run under our own management on our own servers. 

If, in the context of our work, you have voluntarily provided us with contact information with the intention that we can reach you via these contact details, for example by providing us with a business card, we save these data for the purpose of managing our relationships.

Data from contacts can also be stored locally in the personal address books of Free Press Unlimited employees. Of course we will delete your contact information from our systems on request.

Special personal data

Free Press Unlimited does not collect data pertaining to political views, race, religious views, health, criminal information or other matters.


Free Press Unlimited ensures the personal data are correct and complete before these are processed. Free Press Unlimited has taken physical, technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data. We use a secure server that is accessible only to authorised persons. This should prevent personal data being accessed or modified by persons not authorised to do so. 

We shall never pass on your personal data to third parties, if this does not explicitly follow our privacy statement. The only two exceptions to this are:

  • If we explicitly request your consent prior to the provision to third parties; 
  • If we are legally required to do so, and only after we have done our utmost to avoid provision on the basis of a legal obligation.

Our website uses a reliable SSL Certificate to guarantee that your personal data do not fall into the wrong hands. We take every measure that can be reasonably expected to arrange security in the best way possible.

Other activities

For all other activities and events organised by Free Press Unlimited, like Free Press Live or other campaigns where the input from stakeholders is requested, Free Press Unlimited shall ask for as little personal data as possible. If we work jointly with other organisations on campaigns, for example in the European context, we shall insist that a clear privacy policy is conducted.

Other websites

Links to other websites do not fall under the responsibility of Free Press Unlimited.

The use of cookies

We use cookies when we offer content on our website. A cookie is a small, simple data file that is stored on your computer’s hard disc or is located in your browser session. This session cookie contains no personal data and its sole purpose is to make it easier for you to use the site.  

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) your rights include the right to access personal data we have collected on you and in certain cases to modify them or have them removed. If you subscribed to our newsletter, then every newsletter contains a clear link with which you may unsubscribe.

To exercise your rights, you may send a request via email or post to the contact details disclosed below. To fulfil your request we may ask you for further information to check your identity.

More information about your rights under the GDPR can also be found on the website Explaining your rights of the (Dutch) supervisor, the Data Protection Authority. You may also file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority about how we use your personal data, if you feel this is necessary.  

Changes to the privacy statement

We reserve the right to revise this privacy statement. Important changes will be announced on our website. 

Our contact details

Unless otherwise explicitly indicated, Free Press Unlimited is the Data Controller for the processing of personal data as described in this privacy statement.

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, feel free to contact us via, Attn: Privacy Statement. Or by post: Weesperstraat 3, 1018 DN Amsterdam.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.