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Privacy Statement

By visiting this website (www.cwts.nl) you grant permission to the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) to collect personal data about you. CWTS considers it of great importance that your personal data is handled with the utmost care. CWTS will therefore use your personal data exclusively in accordance with the objectives described in this privacy statement.

Objectives of data collection

CWTS may use your personal data for improving the website. In addition, CWTS may use your personal data to send a newsletter or to respond to your questions and feedback.

No use of personal data by third parties

CWTS will not provide your personal data to third parties, unless required by law.


CWTS takes all necessary organizational and technical measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access or use.

Privacy policy of third parties

This privacy statement does not apply to websites of third parties that are connected via links to or from this website. CWTS does not accept any responsibility or liability related to the way in which these third parties handle your personal data. CWTS advises you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these third parties.


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If you have questions about this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail (info@cwts.leidenuniv.nl) or by telephone (+31 71 527 39 09).


CWTS may at any time amend this privacy statement. This privacy statement was last changed on May 7, 2024.

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