This privacy statement concerns your personal data processed through the website This privacy statement explains how your personal details will be handled. By using the website you accept this privacy policy. Your personal information will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Note: personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with a website. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embedded content.

Who We Are

The website is owned and maintained by the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen. You can visit, mail and e-mail us using the addresses listed under contact.

The URL’s and are aliases of this website and will be redirected to

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy applies to information that the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen collects about you when you interact with our website
We process personal details in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR, EU 2016/679, in particular Articles 13 and 14 as well as Article 26-2) of the European Union.

What This Privacy Policy Does NOT Cover

This privacy statement does not apply to websites that mention the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen, but whose content we are unable to influence, either directly or indirectly.

Third Party Policy

Most pages on the website contain links to other websites. The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties’ websites.

Embedded Content

Some pages of the website contain embedded content, like Google-maps or videos from YouTube and Vimeo. Opening embedded content acts as when the website of the embedded content is visited. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of the websites contacted through embedded content.

Content Of The Website

This website gives information about the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen. Our content covers part of the scientific research and education the ORL performs and contains several profiles of researchers that are involved in the activities of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen. The website does not show every activity that has ever been performed by the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen, nor contains it a researcher profile of every person who has ever contributed to the work of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen.

Use Of Our Personal Data

The researcher profile pages of people (still) employed by the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen contain personal information about these researchers like a photo, phone number and e-mail address. This information is considered ‘public information’ in the context of their involvement in scientific research that is funded by ‘public’ organisations like the European Union or the Dutch government. We allow these individuals’ personal data to be used only to contact them for matters related to their function. Therefore, processing this information in a way incompatible with this purpose (such as further transmission, further publication, direct marketing and requests for information, which differ from the matters indicated) is illegal and liable to consequences according to applicable legislation.

E-mail Policy

You can send an e-mail to the address listed under contact. You can also send an e-mail to a researcher using the address shown on her profile page. Since you have initiated/requested this e-mail yourself, you cannot ask us ‘to forget’ your e-mail and the personal data that comes with it.

  • We will NOT react to an e-mail when its content doesn’t relate to the content of our website.
  • We will NOT react to an e-mail when your e-mail fails to pass our spam filter.
  • Our policy is to only send you e-mails that you have chosen to receive.
  • Your e-mail address will not be published on our website.

Where Our Data Is Located

The website is hosted on a server from the Dutch company Yourhosting. Yourhosting guarantees that all data of our website is stored in the Netherlands. However, Yourhosting collects personal data when you contact and access one of their servers and when data is retrieved from a server. Thus, when visiting the website, your personal data will also be processed by Yourhosting.
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of Yourhosting. You can read the privacy policy of Yourhosting at

CMS And Maintenance Of Our Website

The data of our website is embedded in a so called ‘theme’, which is provided by WordPress. This ‘theme’ determines how the data is presented and handled by your browser. The website has been created and is being maintained with a content management system also provided by WordPress. The website is owned by the company Automattic. Hence, personal data about you may also be collected by WordPress and Automattic, both of which are registered in the United States of America.

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of WordPress and Automattic. However, Automattic ensures that personal information is handled according to applicable EU law and regulations when providing data to recipients outside the European Economic Area. You can read their privacy policies at:

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file with information that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and that is stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. Cookies are usually automatically placed on your computer, tablet, mobile telephone or other device you use when you visit a website. There are various types of cookies.

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are technically necessary to make the website operate. They are necessary in order to remember your functional preferences, like use of language and font size. For these, your permission is not required. You cannot disable functional cookies.

Session Cookies

Session cookies keep track of you whilst you navigate the website, for web analytics or to temporarily record the state of a service. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies enable a website to recognise you when you next visit, for example, to retain your username for a login. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. You cannot login to our website and we don’t use persistent cookies to date.

Analytical Cookies

We use analytical cookies that have little to no impact on your privacy. The website uses AWStats Analytics, a web analytics service provided by AWStats. We use this service to analyse log-files and to track how visitors use our website, with the aim to improve the website. In addition, some data is recorded, such as the browser you are using, type of device (mobile or not) and the source of your visit. These data will only be used to improve our website.

Embedded Cookies

Several pages of the website contain embedded content, like Google-maps and videos from YouTube and Vimeo. Opening this content on our website is like visiting the website of Google, YouTube or Vimeo. These organisations have their own policy regarding cookies. The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen has no influence on their privacy policy or practices concerning cookies. Note that these organisations usually place tracking cookies on your device.

Which Data Do We Collect And Process?

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen uses functional cookies and AWStats to collect data. We may collect, store and use information about your computer and about your visits to and use of our website We only collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referring site, length of visit, page views, website navigation and details.

Why Do We Collect, Store And Process Data?

Data from functional cookies is technically necessary to be able to visit and communicate with a website. You cannot communicate with our website when you disable functional cookies.

The information generated by the analytical cookies of the software programme AWStats is used to track how our website is used, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Analytical data may enable us to monitor and prevent any problems with our services, protect the security of our services, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights and property of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen and others, which may result in us declining the use of our services. Usually, we also determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to calculate how many people visit our services from certain geographic regions.

How Long Do We Keep Collected Data?

Personal data will not be kept for longer than is necessary to achieve the objectives for which they were collected and processed. An exception may be made if it is necessary to keep information for historical, statistical or scientific purposes or on the grounds of a statutory regulation.

How Do We Protect Your Private Data?

The information generated by the analytical cookies of the software programme AWStats about your use of our website will be transmitted to and stored on the server we use from Yourhosting in the Netherlands. While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Note: the data we collect is ‘public data’ from your log-files that you provide to us when you contact the server of our website. Collecting measurement data has no or very limited impact on your privacy, because there is no personal information collected and because we do not use this data to tailor ads to your personal preferences. None of this information is used to identify you personally.

Who Has Access To Your Data?

Collected data will be handled confidentially and used only by the relevant staff according to a “need to know” principle. However, we may disclose the information to third parties if we are legally required; the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen has no influence on this.

What Are Your Rights And How Can You Exercise Them?

You are entitled to access your personal data and rectify and/or block it in case the data is inaccurate or incomplete. You may also request us to delete your personal information completely. When you want to exercise your rights you have to contact us, preferably by e-mail. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Limit Exposure Of Personal Data

Turn on the option ‘InPrivate Browsing’ in your browser when you want to prevent your browser from storing, hence sharing, data about your browsing session, such as cookies, temporary internet files, history, and other data.

You can manage cookies in your web browser settings. You can remove cookies that are already placed and refuse new cookies being installed at all times. You can also adjust your browser settings so that you will be notified when a cookie is placed. Check the help function in your browser for more information.

Changes To This Privacy Statement

We may change this privacy statement if there are new developments in our working practice or if there are changes in the relevant laws or legal precedents. We are allowed to change the contents of this information at all times and without prior warning. Therefore check it occasionally to see if anything has changed.
This privacy statement was last changed on November 5, 2018.


This Privacy Statement is based on a privacy policy provided by WordPress as a template. We also looked at the privacy statements of Automattic, the organisation that owns, and of the Radboudumc, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Twente, see