Privacy statement Heart Tissue Bank

This privacy statement describes how we handle personal data.

Data Collection

The Heart Tissue Bank only stores the data for which you have given permission.

The personal data we store are name, address, place of residence, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address.

We use this data to:

  • communicate with you by e-mail, telephone or post;
  • collect relevant data for the purpose of scientific research.

You always have the right to inspect your data. Personal data will not be stored longer than necessary to achieve the purpose for which the personal data is collected. You can withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this via the withdrawal form on the website. We will then delete your data.

We will periodically send you our digital newsletter if you have given permission for this.


De Heart Tissue Bank has taken technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against loss or unlawful processing.

Sharing of data and/or material with third parties

If you have explicitly given permission to also receive information about the Netherlands Brain Bank, we will pass on your contact details to the Netherlands Brain Bank.

Furthermore, the Heart Tissue Bank will only provide your personal data to third parties if there is a legal obligation or basis as referred to in Article 6 of the GDPR.

When the Heart Tissue Bank provides your data to a third party, we guarantee your privacy by concluding a processing agreement in which agreements are made about how your personal data must be handled.


The website only stores functional cookies and no personal data.


Changes to this privacy statement will be published on the Heart Tissue bank website. Changes made to this privacy statement will never conflict with the GDPR.

Questions or complaints

For questions or complaints about (the handling of) your personal data, you can contact the data protection officer of the Netherlands Heart Institute via or +31 (0)88 2333600.

Ethical and legal statement

Download here (available in Dutch)