Data Privacy & Cookie Policies

Data Privacy Policy

I. Introduction

Katalyst Initiative is an NGO based in the Netherlands.

We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes Katalyst Initiative’s policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data, and sets forth your privacy rights. We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.

II.  How we collect and use your personal information

Katalyst Initiative collects personal information about its stakeholders, partners and newsletter subscribers. With a few exceptions, this information is limited to the kinds of information that can be found on a business card: first name, last name, job title, employer name, work address, work email, and work phone number. We use this information to provide services, including communications with you, and scheduling of events with you.  We do not sell personal information to anyone and only share it with third parties who are facilitating the delivery of Katalyst Initiative services, as described in III.

III.  When and how we share information with others

The personal information Katalyst Initiative collects from you is only shared with software providers (e.g. email hosting, invoice, calendar, and other similar service providers).  Katalyst Initiative selects software providers who are GDPR-compliant.  These software providers do not use or have access to your personal information for any purpose other than providing the specified service to Katalyst Initiative and its clients (e.g. providing invoices, delivering email, etc).

We may also share your personal data with other service providers (e.g. external consultants and specialists) as part of working with you, but only with your prior consent.

IV.  Transferring personal data

We will only transfer your personal data, outside of the European region (in line with the information sharing policy described in III) with your consent or on the basis that the transfer is compliant with the GDPR.

V.  Data subject rights

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects.

If you wish to confirm that Katalyst Initiative is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data Katalyst Initiative may have about you, please contact us.

You have a right to rectify the record of your personal data maintained by Katalyst Initiative if it is inaccurate. You may request that Katalyst Initiative erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions.  In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we processes your personal data.

You may also request that Katalyst Initiative cease using your data and when technically feasible, Katalyst Initiative will—at your request—provide your personal data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.

VI.  Security of your information

To help protect the privacy of your data, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. Katalyst Initiative makes every effort to ensure data security, however no system is completely foolproof.

VII.  Data storage and retention

Your personal data is stored by Katalyst Initiative on its servers, and on the servers of the software providers Katalyst Initiative engages. Katalyst Initiative retains data for the duration of the stakeholder’s relationship with Katalyst Initiative and for a period of time thereafter to analyze the data for Katalyst Initiative’s own operations, and for historical and archiving purposes associated with Katalyst Initiative’s history.

VIII.  Questions, concerns or complaints

Please contact Katalyst Initiative at:  admin [@]

Last revised:  3 June 2020

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

We do not share or sell your information.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. 

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit

Last Updated: 15 July 2020

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