Privacy Policy

Via the websites (hereinafter: “Ekfi”), privacy-sensitive data or personal data are processed.

Ekfi deems careful handling of personal data very important. Personal data are therefore carefully processed and secured by us. Personal data are therefore carefully processed and secured by us in accordance with the requirements for the processing of personal data laid down in European privacy legislation.

In our processing activities, we comply with privacy law requirements. This means, among other things, that we:

  • clearly state for what purposes we process personal data, as we do in this privacy and cookie statement;
  • strive to limit the collection of personal data to those needed for legitimate purposes only;
  • first request your express consent to the processing of your personal data in cases where your consent is required;
  • implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal data, and demand the same of parties processing personal data on our instructions;
  • respect your right to request inspection of your personal data and have them corrected or deleted.

We act as the controller in the data processing. In this privacy and cookie statement, we explain which personal data we collect and use and for what purposes. We recommend that you read this statement carefully.

This privacy and cookie statement was most recently revised on 27 May 2021.

Processing of personal data

By using our website, you leave certain data with us, which may include personal data. We only store and use personal data that are provided directly by you or which are clearly provided to us for processing purposes. We will not use the personal data for any other purposes, unless you have given your prior consent thereto.

If you register, we will ask you to provide some personal data to us. After you have registered, an account is created in order to be able to use the website. The account allows you to provide additional information. After registering, you can also upload learning material. To do so, you will have to have a registered account with us.

If you use our website, we will process the following personal data:

  • First and last name;
  • E-mail address;
  • Address details;
  • Nationality and language;
  • Telephone number;
  • Date of birth;
  • Password for our website;
  • IP-address;
  • Cookie ID;
  • Personal interests;
  • Social media account (optional).

Processing purposes

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to give access to the website;
  • to enable the 'purchasing' of learning material via the website and the use of the functionalities on the website;
  • to create an account to view 'purchased' learning material;
  • to analyse statistics and optimise the website, and to report on and measure the effect of our marketing efforts;
  • to offer the different functionalities on the website, under which peer reviews;
  • to keep you up to date about our developments, via our newsletter;
  • to show you content on our website, that fits your interests.

Retention periods

The personal data collected by us, are retained at least two years after the last activity. Personal data collected for other purposes, will not be stored longer than necessary in order to achieve the purposes as named within this privacy- and cookie statement. This, unless Stikavo must observe a longer statutory retention period based on a legal obligation.


If you have consented thereto, we may contact you by e-mail to keep you up to date. Each communication by e-mail will include an option to unsubscribe. Besides this, you can also unsubscribe from this here.

Confidentiality & Provision to third parties

We will handle your personal data confidential. We can provide your personal data to third parties, because:

  • We have engaged them for supporting us;
  • This is required for performance of an agreement we concluded with you;
  • We have legitimate interests to do so;
  • We are legally obliged to do so (for example if the police demands this because of a suspicion of a crime).

The following third parties can process your personal data:

  • Our IT suppliers;
  • Governmental institutions (i.e. tax authorities and police)


Cookies are small information files that can be automatically stored on, or read out from the device (including a PC, tablet or smartphone) of the website visitor, while visiting a website. This is done through the web browser on the device. The information that can be transmitted by a cookie, over the use of our website, can be transferred to the own secured servers of

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are placed by us, but also placed via third parties we engage for these purposes. We use cookies on our website for the following purposes:

  • to enable the functionality of our website (technical and functional cookies);
  • to generate overall statistics and gain insight into the use of our website by the public in order to optimise our website and services (analytics cookies);

Disabling of cookies
You can prevent the placement of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling some functionality and certain features of this website. Therefore, it is recommended not to disable cookies.

Removal of cookies
Most cookies have an expiration date. This means, that they will automatically expire after a certain period and no longer register any data concerning your visit of the website. Another option is to remove the cookies manually before the expiration data. In order to do this, consult the instruction manual of your browser.

Third-party systems

We use Application Insights web analytics service to generate overall statistics and gain insight into the use of our website, in order to optimise our website and services. Application Insights therefore may record your IP-address, date and access time of our webpages, device screen resolution, device type, preferred language, mouse clicks, scrolling activity, information regarding pages visited, taken actions, country, operating system and used web browser. We do not share this information with anyone.


We take security measures to limit abuse of and unauthorised access to personal data. More specifically, we take the following measures:

  • logical access control based on use of passwords and Social Login authentication systems;
  • automatic logging of actions relating to personal data;
  • securing network connections using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology;
  • purpose-related access restrictions;
  • monitoring granted powers.

Third-party websites

This statement does not apply to third-party websites that are linked to our website. We cannot guarantee that such third parties handle your personal data carefully and securely. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of their websites before you make use of the websites.

Changes to this privacy and cookie statement

We reserve the right to change this statement. Changes will be published on our website and previous versions will continue to be available. We recommend that you check this statement regularly, so that you are informed of any changes.

Your rights regarding your data

If you have provided personal data via our website, you can send us a request for insight, inspection, rectification, restriction, modification, data portability or deletion of these data. You should send your request to

To prevent abuse, we may ask you to provide proper proof of your identity. If you want to inspect personal data linked to a cookie, you should include a copy of the relevant cookie with your request, which you can find in your browser settings (only applicable when using the or websites).

National supervisory authority

Of course, we also gladly help you if you have any complaints about the processing of your personal data. Based on privacy legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the national supervisory authority responsible for the protection of personal data against our processing of your personal data. For the Netherlands, this is the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens which you can contact here.

Contact details

If you have any questions about your privacy or about this privacy and cookie statement, you can send an email to Besides this you can contact us via the following contact details:

  • Website:
  • Address: Boeingavenue 207, 1119 PD Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands
  • Telephone: +31 (0)20 54356700
  • KvK-number: 41198988 (Dutch Chamber of Commerce number)