The Hague Academy for Local Governance respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. We are committed to lawfulness, fairness, and transparency. Please read the Privacy Statement below which describes the information we collect online and how it is used. The Privacy Statement applies to data collected by The Hague Academy for Local Governance through our website.

Collection of Information

The Academy collects information relevant to the training programmes we provide and the outreach specific to those programmes. If you wish to register for our open courses or tailor-made trainings, then we may ask you to provide personal information such as your full name, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, working address, telephone number or work experience. We may also ask for a billing address which is necessary to send you an invoice.

We may also collect information about your visit to our website. This could include the pages you view or the links you click, along with standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit such as your IP address, browser type, preferred language, access times, and referring website addresses.

Use of information

The Hague Academy for Local Governance collects and uses your personal information for registration and payment purposes and for the preparation and operation of our training programmes. The information we collect may also be used to improve our website or to send you practical information by email. This could include newsletters which we only send to those who have expressed an interest in our work and have signed up for the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. There are two ways to do this. First, by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the newsletter you previously received. Or, second, by emailing us at

Storing and Sharing Information

Our training programmes are often conducted in cooperation with other institutes or freelance trainers, in some cases outside the EU. We may also hire companies to provide services such as payment processing, email confirmation, announcements, website hosting or statistical analysis. These third parties will be permitted to obtain personal information necessary to deliver their services. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. Except as described in this statement, we will not share your personal information with third parties. The Hague Academy for Local Governance will never sell, rent or lease your personal information. The Hague Academy only works with GDPR compliant companies and will remove your non-relevant information six months after a training or event.

We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to comply with the law or to protect and defend the rights or property of The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

You have the right to request, modify or erase your personal information from our organization. If you have the impression or indication that the personal information is misused, please contact us via

Furthermore, in compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Academy will fulfill requests from anyone who would like to review or have removed their personal data on file at the Academy. You also have the right to file a claim at the “Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens“.

If you have received information or emails from us and wish to be removed from future correspondence with us, then please contact us via

The Hague Academy for Local Governance
Nassaulaan 12, P.O. Box 30435, 2500 GK
The Hague, The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce 27293917
Tel: +31 (0) 70 373 86 95
The Hague,


Last update: May 2018