The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018.

Purpose of gathering

The Neys-van Hoogstraten was founded in 1989 as a foundation by the late Dr. Karel Neys.

The main objective of the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation (NHF) is to strengthen and stimulate socio-economic research in the field of household budgets, family nutrition, and food and nutrition security in Indonesia and other (Southeast) Asian countries. By providing financial support for research in these fields, the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation aims at enhancing the quality and quantity of research on the topics listed above. The Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation also makes available fellowships for research by master students.

Within the framework of these activities we gather, process, use and in some cases transfer personal data for the purpose of obtaining, implementing and invoicing contracts and commissions. At the Neys-van Hoogstraten External secretariat (see address in footer) data are gathered, processed, used and transferred within the Board.

In the performance of its business activities, NHF gathers, processes and uses addresses, contractual and payment data and electronic communication data relating to clients, contractors and others (such as researchers and PhD-students).

Data can be shared with responsible administrative officers within NHF (e.g. the Treasurer). For human resources management purposes, data may be shared with individuals (e.g. the Technical Commission) that are involved in the relevant projects. As a general principle, data will not be transmitted to third parties, except in exceptional legal circumstances.

Data processing policy – proposal submission

  • All the information that you submit will be handled with the strictest confidentiality;
  • After you send your proposal including your CV,  the external secretariat will first validate the information;
  • NHF can save proposals given their scientific content;
  • NHF can keep your personal data, and evaluate the information concerning your professional profile;
  • Your application form will be evaluated by the Board of NHF. You will be informed by e-mail, in the shortest delay, whether your proposal is eligible or not;
  • NHF reserves the right to use and publish data gathered by  NHF sponsored projects.


The information that you provide serves our internal purposes only: it will be used for identifying possible research projects.

  • The information you provide will not be transmitted to third parties unless you previously authorise us to do so;
  • Unless you explicitly request the removal of your personal data from our database, your data will be kept for an indefinite period.

Please contact the External Secretariat should you have any questions about this policy.