Privacy policy

Who we are

The foundation Human Rights in Finance.EU has been active for a number of years already on the topic of protecting human rights in financial and anti-money laundering regulation. We set up our website in September 2021 and were established with a seat in Amsterdam in August 2023 (Chamber of Commerce: 911709740).

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Terms of use of website

  • By visiting the site, you acknowledge these terms of use and commit to agree when continuing to use the website.
  • You are free to access the website. In doing so, you respect the copyright and intellectual property contained on the site or in the available documentation. This means that you may reproduce parts of the texts under accurate source attribution.
  • The information on the site, in its current form, is not suitable for making decisions regarding business operations, supervision, or policy preparation without further explanation or specific advice. There are always specific issues at play, and you remain responsible for your own judgment and actions.
  • Regarding references to external sources, we are not liable for the content or consequential damages of any kind.
  • We reserve the right to block users which do harm/damage to the site.
  • Dutch law and the privacy policy below applies to the website and its use.
  • We reserve the right to modify these terms of use (drafted in August 2023) if necessary, and we will do so on the website.

Privacy Policy

HRIF.EU seeks to protect the privacy of business and personal contacts by maintaining a simple data processing and ICT-infrastructure and minimising the processing of personal data in line with the data minimisation principles under the GDPR. This policy (version 1.0 – August 2023) outlines further details and is based on the following principles:

  • we process personal data within the framework of the AVG
  • all information can be accessed anonymously
  • we process as little personal data as possible
  • personal data will not be sold, further processed or disclosed to third parties
  • if we store personal data, we will not do so for longer than strictly necessary.

HRIF.EU is the data controller of personal data. We make use of the mail/web provider and use standard Roundcube and Office-applications for mail/word processing. A data processing arrangement is in place with Yourhosting.

We do not use our website to collect data. Alle personal data that we have constitutes contact information to be able to communicate with interested parties, stakeholders and organisations. The personal data comes from organisations/people contacting us or ourselves reachting out to you in order to further the objectives of our organisation.

Our hosting provider may collect and store data as to your computer/IP as a part of statistics collection for the website and to protect and monitor website traffic against attacks.

How we treat personal information / case examples

We urge you not to disclose personal information unless relevant to your case. If you share the information, we advise to blurr the data fields/information that would make your case identifiable (name, account number, time/date of e-mail, e-mail adress etc). The act of sending the data to us constitutes your consent in terms of sharing the data with us. We will still seek to limit the personal information that we have and seek to limit the retainment period to what is strictly necessary.

HRIF.EU may, as part of its advocacy actions, portray individual cases as examples, to be used in communications with policy makers and media, referring to the principles and legal articles that are at stake. These examples must and cannot be construed, despite their individual nature, as pertaining to specific individuals that HRIF.EU has been in contact with.

On the basis of explicit consent we may also contact you to check if you are willing to share your personal information/situation with journalists/media. We will ask any media beforehand to treat the information as a trusted/protected source. The individual contact with media will allow you to determine yourself which further information to share with them.

Data retainment for contributors to our site

We try not to retain any data by not allowing comments. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Cookies etc.

We disable the opportunity to login or leave comments in order not to be bothered by collection of personal data. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here:

For contributors to the site: when you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Right to access, deletion of personal data

At all points in time you have the option to ask us to delete information that was sent before and revoke your consent for processing. You may also ask us to explain which information we have and may contact us via the e-mail address This is also the e-mail address to use for complaints and actions.

If you would like to file a complaint at the Dutch Data Protection Authority you can also do so. Their instructions can be found on here – website Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens.

Contact information

Our website address is: and you can contact us at