Privacy Statement


The Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) values your privacy. LIFF will not collect any personal information about you during your visit to our website unless you give us permission 

Use of the personal data you provide 

LIFF collects personal data only if you have chosen to do so yourself. LIFF processes your personal data because you use our services and/or because you provide us with these data yourself. 

LIFF processes your personal data for the following purposes: 

– Handling your payment 

– Sending our newsletter 

– Delivering goods and services to you 

LIFF may decide to retain and provide certain data if this is necessary to protect the rights of LIFF or third parties. In other cases, LIFF will not provide your personal data to third parties without permission, unless we are required to do so by law. 


Data that LIFF receives through (open) applications are only used to enable the application process to run smoothly. If there is a need to keep the data longer for future vacancies, permission for this will always be requested. 


On the website, you can subscribe to the newsletter. We only use this data to deliver the newsletters correctly. Every newsletter of LIFF offers the possibility to unsubscribe. 

Storage period personal data 

LIFF does not store your personal data any longer than is strictly necessary in order to realize the purposes for which your personal data are being collected. We apply a retention period of 26 months for NAW data, location data and website activity. 

Data processing 

LIFF takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorised modification. If you feel that your data are not properly protected or there are indications of abuse, please contact us via 

Sharing personal data with third parties 

LIFF will not sell your data to third parties, and only provide these data in case this would be necessary in order to carry out our agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation. With companies processing your data commissioned by us, we close a data processing agreement to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data. The StArt Foundation remains responsible for this data processing. 

Links to other sites 

The pages of the LIFF website offer the possibility of clicking through to the websites of other companies. LIFF bears no responsibility with respect to the handling of personal data by parties of those other websites. LIFF, therefore, advises you to read the policy or statement on the operation and protection of personal data of these non-LIFF sites carefully, because the conditions on those sites may differ from the conditions LIFF applies. 

Google Analytics 

The LIFF website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of information by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. 

Your rights 

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act. In addition, you have the right to oppose or to withdraw any given permission for the processing of your data by LIFF, as well as the right to data portability. This means that you can file a request for us to send you (or another organization named by you) the personal data we have access to in a computer file. 

You can send a request for the viewing, correcting, deleting, or sending over of your personal data, or a request to oppose or withdraw permission to process your personal data to 

LIFF also likes to point out that you have the option to file a complaint with the national supervisory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority. This can be done via the following link:  


LIFF uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on the web browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone the first time you visit this website. LIFF uses cookies with a purely technical functionality. They ensure that the website is working properly and, for example, that your indicated preferences will be remembered. These cookies also serve to optimize the website. In addition, we place cookies that track your browsing behavior so that we can offer tailor-made content and ads. 


Upon your first visit to our website we already informed you about these cookies and asked your permission for using them. 

You can opt out of the use of cookies by changing your internet browser settings so that it no longer saves cookies. Additionally, you can delete all previously saved information through your browser settings as well. For additional information, see:  

Cookies are also placed on this website by third parties. These are, for example, advertisers and/or social media companies. See an overview below: 

Cookie: Googly Analytics 

Name: _utma 

Function: Analytical cookie-measuring website visits 

  • The retention period is 26 months;
  • We have made a processing agreement with Google; 
  • We have chosen to mask part of the IP address; 
  • The sharing of data with third parties is turned off; 
  • We do not use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies. 


If you have any questions, comments or complaints concerning the protection of your personal data by LIFF, please send an e-mail to 


LIFF reserves the right to amend this Privacy and Cookie Statement. Any modification will be announced on this page. 

Last update: December 9, 2022