Privacy Statement

Stuvia takes the privacy of its users very seriously and will process and use information about you in a secure manner. In this document the privacy statement of Stuvia is explained. We advise you to thoroughly read this privacy statement. In the event that the words written in capitals are not defined in this privacy statement, they are defined in the Terms of Use section of Stuvia.

1. What is Stuvia?

Stuvia International B.V. (subsidiary of Stuvia B.V.) is a company which offers an online Platform which gives users the possibility to exchange Study Material among themselves whether or not for payment, hereafter "Stuvia". This Platform is defined further in the Terms of Use. Stuvia has its registered offices at (1012PN) Amsterdam at Begijnensteeg 1a and is registered in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry under number 61965243. The manner in which your personal data will be processed and used has been registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority

2. What information is collected and processed by Stuvia?

If you wish to use the Platform to upload Study Material, you must first create a Profile. When creating the Profile you will be asked to submit information about yourself. Some of this requested information is optional. You can always amend the information you have submitted in your Profile.

If you wish to use the Platform to download Study Material, it is necessary to first create a Profile. When creating the Profile you will be asked to submit information about yourself. Some of this requested information is optional. You can always amend the information you have submitted in your Profile.

Automatically Generated Information
Stuvia collects Automatically Generated Information from all users. This information consists of your surfing behaviour on the Platform, such as the web pages you visit, how long you stay on certain web pages, what you download and/or upload and the use you make of your Profile. Furthermore, Stuvia also collects your IP-address, the browser type (computer program necessary to view web pages) as well as 'cookies'.

3. What are cookies and how does Stuvia use them?

In offering the Platform Stuvia uses cookies which are stored by your browser on your computer. Cookies are small bits of information which the server of Stuvia sends to your browser with the intention that this information will be sent back to the server of Stuvia on your next visit. By using a cookie our Platform can recognize you if you visit our Platform again, and allows us to amend the Platform to your needs. A cookie therefore helps you save time. A cookie cannot spread viruses.

You can adjust your browser so that you do not receive any cookies during your next use of the Platform. However, in that case you may not have access to (parts of) the Platform. In order to know more about the functionality of cookies, please consult your browser instruction or the Help function in your browser.

If you do make use of cookies, Stuvia advises you to log off if you use a public computer and to keep your username and password confidential.

4. For which purposes will Stuvia use collected information?

Stuvia will use the personal data it has collected about you for the following purposes:

Use by Stuvia
Stuvia offers a Platform which enables users to exchange Study Material among themselves. In order to ensure that the Study Material can indeed be offered and paid for on the Platform, Stuvia must use your personal data.

Stuvia also wishes to keep you informed on the development of its Platform. In case of an upgrade, update or any other change to the Platform, Stuvia will let you know. This also applies to information regarding payments. It is not possible to opt out of these messages.

Furthermore, by sending you the Stuviaan newsletter Stuvia will keep you informed of promotions it organizes. You will receive the Stuviaan on a regular basis. If you no longer wish to receive the Stuviaan, you can unsubscribe by editing your personal settings within your profile. The possibility to unsubscribe is also included by a direct link in every individual Stuviaan. If you unsubscribe, Stuvia advises you to regularly check the Platform or social media for new promotions.

In the Terms of Use you grant Stuvia the right to publish and copy your personal data (such as your username and Profile picture) and Study Materials in order to promote the Platform. This means, inter alia, that Stuvia can use certain personal data for the promotion of the Platform, for instance by stating who is the most successful user, what Study Material has been downloaded the most or what Study Material or which users are new.

Use by Third Parties
Without your explicit consent, Stuvia will not provide third parties with your personal data for direct marketing purposes (inter alia for sending advertisements).

Stuvia can provide third parties with your personal data in so far as necessary for offering the Platform and/or in the event it concerns data which cannot be traced back to you personally (such as the Automatically Generated Information excluding the IP-address) and are therefore not to be considered personal data.

Finally, Stuvia can provide your details to third parties if Stuvia is obliged to do so pursuant to legal provisions, if it is forced to do so as the result of a legal case and/or in the event Stuvia regards it necessary for the protection of its own rights.

The Terms of Use state the manner in which Stuvia handles claims stating that certain Study Material infringes (intellectual property) rights of third parties (notice-and-takedown). Stuvia may in such cases provide certain personal data (such as name and email address) of the person who issued the claim to the user who has uploaded the allegedly infringing Study Material. Stuvia furthermore reserves the right to provide certain personal data (such as username and email address) of the user who has uploaded the allegedly infringing Study Material to the person who has issued the claim and/or to third parties in so far as deemed necessary by Stuvia.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer as described in paragraph 3, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

5. How does Stuvia protect your personal data?

Stuvia has taken suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing.

The Platform is protected in such a manner that it cannot be approached from the outside. Your personal data is protected against unauthorized use by means of a password and username.

Furthermore, contact with the Platform itself is also protected. This protection can be identified by the entry 'https' in the URL of the browser as well as by the depiction of a closed lock at the bottom of the screen. If you click this lock twice, you can check whether a secure connection has been made with the Platform.

6. Transfer of Company

In the event of Stuvia's further growth and development, one or more parts of the assets of the company may be transferred to a third party or Stuvia may merge with a third party. In that case your personal data will also be transferred.

7. Transfer to countries outside the EU

Given the fact that Stuvia uses Google Analytics, as described above in paragraph 4, Stuvia transfers personal data to the United Stated of America. As a part of Google Inc., Google Analytics is a party to the Safe Harbor program. This means that Google has taken suitable measures to protect your personal data. Based on this, Stuvia is entitled to transfer your personal data to Google for the purposes described in paragraph 4.

8. Inspection and correction of personal data

You can always inspect and, if necessary, amend the personal data in your Profile. If you wish to receive an overview of all the personal data about you stored by Stuvia, you can send Stuvia a request for inspection. Stuvia shall send you an overview of stored personal data within four (4) weeks. Subsequently you can ask Stuvia to correct, supplement, delete or protect the collected personal data. Stuvia will inform you within four (4) weeks whether it will honour your request to correct supplement, delete or protect your personal data. The abovementioned requests can be sent to

9. What is the scope of Stuvia's responsibilities?

The Platform may contain hyperlinks which, if clicked, will navigate you to the websites of third parties. Stuvia has no control over the websites of third parties. It is possible that a different privacy policy applies to the use of these websites. This Privacy Statement only applies to personal data obtained by means of the Platform. Stuvia accepts no responsibility or liability for the (operation or contents of) third party websites.

10. Can this Privacy Statement be changed?

This Privacy Statement can be changed. You will be informed of changes by means of the Platform.

11. Questions?

If you have any further questions regarding this privacy statement, please send an email to

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