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What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European legislation to protect the privacy of European citizens. Every organisation that is located in the EU or that is collecting, recording, organising, structuring, storing, adapting or altering, retrieving, concerned with consultation, using, transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making available, doing alignment or combination, restricting, erasing or destructioning personal data of people situated in the EU must comply with GDPR.

The IBBS complies with GDPR, meaning that its members and visitors of the website have all rights as stated in this legislation.

Processing of visitors' data

The IBBS website does not use any mechanisms for tracking or identifying visitors on its website. Member logins are registered, though.
The only cookies we use are so-called 'session cookies', which make the website more user-friendly. They are automatically deleted after your visit.

Data will not be provided to third parties, other than indicated below.

Member administration, congress registration administration and storage in its database

The administration is integrated in the website. There is a signed processing agreement in place between IBBS and Hetzner Online GmbH.
E-mail services are provided by Elastic Email, with whom we also have a signed processing agreement.

Processing index

The IBBS administration processes data from its members according to the register below.

Data item Purpose Retention time
Title, first name, last name 2,3
Enable member­­ship
share information
and contacts
Duration of
plus 5 years
Members 1
Photo­graph 1 same same same
Organi­zation, depart­ment  same same same
Address, city, zip, state, country 2  same same same
E-mail address, phone number(s) 2,3 same same same
Affiliation same  same same
Member­ship type  same same same
Member­ship status:      
date begin / payment / renew Member­­ship
same Member,
invoice details   same  same  same

Notes: 1 optional for members. 2 May be shared with congress organizers and FBCNS. 3 Will be shared with e-mail services provder. Payment details (name, amount, payment date) will be provided to our Payment Service Provider(s).


The data are only processed on secure PCs. The security consists of passwords, virus scanners, keeping the entire system up-to-date. The connection to the website server is encrypted.

Responsible for data collection

Prof. Dr. H.E. de Vries
VU University Medical Center
Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology
PO Box 7057
1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands