Privacy and cookie policy – call for nominations Heineken Prizes

This privacy policy is additional to our general privacy policy. It applies specifically to the collection and processing of certain personal information via this website ( for the nomination process of candidates for the international scientific Heineken Prizes, the Heineken Young Scientists Awards and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art (the Heineken Prizes). 

The nomination process via our website 
Stichting Alfred Heineken Fondsen (Heineken) operates this website and organizes a campaign to call for nominations for the Heineken Prizes, including a LinkedIn campaign. 

Through LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, the targeted marketing functionality offered LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”), Heineken seeks to bring a call for nominations for the Heineken Prizes to the attention of those LinkedIn members who appear, based on their LinkedIn profile, likely to be well placed to nominate suitable candidates. 

If you as a LinkedIn member respond to our call for nominations, you will be directed to our website where you will be recognized through a LinkedIn Insight Tag (which we explain below) and where you will be shown a link through which you can download the nomination form. 

After you have completed the form, you can upload this to to an online cloud platform as indicated on the nomination form. 

Data processing 
The information that we receive via the nomination form, including in any case the name and (business) contact details of the person nominating and the person being nominated (as well as details of their education, career and other relevant qualifications and additional information that the jury or we may collect from third parties, from the applicants of the nomination, from those who have been nominated or from the winner), will only be processed to the extent necessary for the judging, awarding and presentation of the Heineken Prizes (including the related administration and publicity). 

The data is only accessible to the jury, the jury secretaries, the board of Heineken, the board of Dr. A.H. Heineken Stichting voor de Kunst, and others who are involved in the execution of the Heineken Prizes and (if requested) the person concerned. 

We will publish about the Heineken Prizes in general, about the selection and award and about the winners on our website and in other promotional and editorial communications, both in print and electronically, in the context of the presentation of the Heineken Prizes and the Heineken Prizes in general. 

Cookies – Google Analytics 
Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on your user device e.g., your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can find more information about cookies at: and 

Our website uses Google Analytics, which provides us basic statistical information on the use of our website e.g., the number of visitors and duration of visits. Google Analytics makes use of cookies. However, we have concluded a processing agreement with Google, and we have adapted the settings of the service to ensure that the data that are collected through Google Analytics only give us insight in the use of our website and will not be shared with other Google services. Moreover, the last digits of the IP-addresses collected through this service are deleted immediately so that data cannot easily be linked to individual visitors. We believe we have a legitimate interest for this processing of data under Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. 

LinkedIn Insight Tag and your personal information 
In order to evaluate the results of our LinkedIn campaign, our website uses LinkedIn Insight Tag. This is a small piece of code embedded on our website to connect to the LinkedIn Server when you visit our site whilst logged into your LinkedIn Account. 

It enables LinkedIn to install a browser cookie and to collect data of your visit to our website, including the IP address, referrer, device and browser characteristics, timestamp, and page views. This data is encrypted, then de-identified within seven days, and the de-identified data is deleted within 90 days. 

LinkedIn does not share this personal data with us. It only provides us with aggregated reports about the website audience and ad performance, but without identifying you. Our use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag is based on a contractual arrangement with LinkedIn. We consider that the exception of Article 5(3) e-privacy Directive applies to the processing of the information we receive via the LinkedIn Insight Tag, and that we have a legitimate interest for this processing under Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. 

You can find further information at As a LinkedIn member, you can control the use of this data through your account settings. For more information, see LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy at 

Use, sharing and protection of your data 
Heineken does not store your personal data longer than legally permitted, legally required and/or necessary for the purposes for which the data is processed. As noted above, we only collect limited information about visits to our site, which cannot be linked easily to individuals, and which will not be retained longer than necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. We will not export personal data out of the EEA. The personal data is protected against loss, alteration, disclosure and unauthorized access through technical and organizational measures and by agreement with the persons who may have access to the data. 

Your rights 
You may at any time obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data, and to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. Such a request is free of charge. Note that these rights are not absolute, but if we believe an exception applies, we will of course explain to you why. You can contact us at any time at You can also file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority at or with the authority of the country where you live or work. 

We may update this statement when necessary. Updates will be posted on our website. You can consult this web page for the latest version. 

Amsterdam, 1 November 2023 

Stichting Alfred Heineken Fondsen
Tweede Weteringplantsoen 5 1017 ZD Amsterdam Netherlands