PYM Privacy Policy

Updated as on 18 October, 2020

Stichting PYM and its wholly owned operating entities or affiliates (for the purpose of this policy – “PYM”, “we”, “our”, “us”) are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring that you continue to trust PYM with your personal data.

This Privacy Policy is applicable for the PYM website and governs the privacy of its users (for the purpose of this Policy – “visitors”, “customers”, “you”, “your”) who choose to visit the website. It describes how we handle your personal data. Please read it carefully.

By continuing to visit our website or use our services, or by giving us your personal data when registering for events or other services you accept the collecting and processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the PYM website or give us any personal data.

How do we collect your data?
When you use or interact with us through our website or services, we may collect your personal data and other data, provided to us either voluntarily or via automated means as visitors navigate through our site.

One or more of the following means may collect this data:

  • Information you provide by filling in the registration forms on our website.
  • We may ask you to complete surveys or enter polls.
  • If you register for any PYM events, we may ask you certain personal information.
  • If you apply for a job and submit a job application with us.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence with us.

What type of data do we collect?
Personal data: this is information that says something about you such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, age, your bank account number and your IPaddress. It also includes your employer/organization, job title, and any other data or information which may not be personal data but may become personal data if combined together with other non-personal information.

Additionally, user provided information may include the purpose of your investments, investment objectives, the sectors and geographic location of interest for impact investing and any other information you provide about your investments. We may also periodically provide this information to third party contractors and partners for purposes consistent with our mission.

How do we use data we collect?
We use the data collected for the following purposes on the basis of your consent and/or our legitimate basis:

  • If you subscribe to our newsletters/invitations, for sending you newsletters to keep you educated on the impact world and to send invitations and administer events organized by us.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from the contracts entered between you and us.
  • To notify you of any changes or additions to our services at our discretion.
  • To ensure that content from our site is useful and presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer. To better tailor the website experience to visitor, user or customer interests and display content according to user functionality.
  • To provide you with information, products or services you request from us.
  • To send surveys in order to support our research and analyze use of, interest in, our products, services or content offered by us.
  • To send you email, follow-up questions about your participation in an event.
  • For promotions to our services and new services being introduced which may be of interest or useful for you.
  • To communicate with visitors and customers by e-mail, telephone, postal mail and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest and that are offered by us, our affiliated companies.
  • To better your experience at our events (physical or virtual) and communicate with other attendees during or after the sessions at the Impact Days and other events.

When do we share your Personal Data with others?
PYM takes the privacy of our users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy.
Sometimes it is necessary to provide your personal data to third party companies that perform services on behalf of PYM. We only work with service providers that comply with the GDPR.

  • We may share your information with our third parties to provide services contained on our website.
  • We share your information on virtual event platforms during our virtual events.
  • We use Google analytics to track number of visits to our site and improve our website.
  • We may share your information with our other attendees during a virtual event/conference to better the experience and interaction amongst attendees.
  • We may store your personal information in locations (servers or databases with hosting service providers) outside the direct control of PYM.
  • We may also transfer or assign such information as necessary in case of change in third party service provider, divestitures, mergers or dissolution.
  • We may share your personal information with third parties that perform support services to facilitate your transactions with PYM only to the extent necessary for the purpose of processing your payments, refunding your payments or dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
  • For payment purposes, your browser may be directed to other third party service provider. This re-direction process will not be apparent to you. These third party websites automatically receive your IP address when this happens, and they may also collect information from your interaction with our website including computer and connection information, standard web log information. Such information does not identify you individually.

Legal Matters
We may share your personal information with third parties as permitted by, or to reasonably comply with applicable laws and regulations or legal request; to protect against fraud, security or any other issues; safety or vital interests of any natural person; to cooperate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities and to protect PYM’s rights or property.
Please note that PYM not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, or any other company, including app developers, app providers, social media platform providers, operating system providers, wireless service providers or device manufacturers, including any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the applications.

We may provide non-identifiable Personal information to our third parties/contractors for the purpose of providing and maintaining our services. We use reasonable efforts to limit the use of such shared information solely for this purpose and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

International Transfer of Personal data:
The hosting facilities for our website is situated in the EU. Any transfers of the data to countries outside of the EU will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.
We may send your Personal data outside the jurisdiction from which it was collected or originated. Where Personal data is transferred or accessed outside of a specific jurisdiction, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to comply with the applicable data protection regulations.
You acknowledge that Personal data that you submit for publication through our site or services may be available, via the internet, globally. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such Personal data by others.

Cookies policy
To make our website work properly, we sometimes place small data/text files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. When you visit our website, we may send one or more cookies - small data/text files - to your computer or mobile device to uniquely identify your browser, remember some specific information on the website and let PYM help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our website.

How and why do we use cookies?

  • To keep track of your preferences for e.g. language, time zone and timeouts after periods of inactivity.
  • To improve security of our website by ‘authenticating’ you, when you sign in to our website.
  • To analyze trends for administering our website, tracking users’ movements within the website and to gather demographic information about our user base.
  • To perform research and analytics in order to improve our website and our products and services.
  • We may receive reports based on the cookies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
  • a cookie may convey anonymous information to us about how you browse our website.

We do not use Cookies that collect personal information about you.

Types of cookies we use
Persistent Cookie - a persistent cookie may remain on your computer after you close your browser so that your browser can use it on subsequent visits to our website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions.
Session Cookie - contains an encrypted, unique identifier. It is temporarily tied to your account and disappears after you close your browser; session cookies allow us to uniquely identify you when you are logged into our website and to process your requests. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
Authentication cookie - identifies you when you visit our website and as you navigate. Personalization cookie - stores the information about your preferences in order to personalize our website for your use.
Status cookie - determines the status if you are logged into or out of our website.
Security cookie - a security measure used to protect our website and services generally.
Analysis cookie - we use Google analytics to analyze the use of our website.

Managing cookies
You can disable or delete cookie data used by browser add-ons or by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. Please note that, if you decline to use cookies, you may experience reduced functionality and, for websites using authentication-related cookies, declining cookies may prevent you from using the website altogether. Please use the below links to obtain latest information on blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Internet Explorer:

However, some features of our website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Security and what we do to protect your data
To ensure the highest possible level of protection for your information, we invest in our systems, procedures and people. Our server is well protected to keep your personal data safe from loss, destruction, corruption or theft. Access to any document that contains your personal data is password protected and we only allow the necessary persons to access such documents. Furthermore, we have a strict privacy policy in place to assure all of our employees handle your personal data with due diligence.

However, it cannot be assured that these security measures will prevent any unauthorized interception of or access to your personal information and you hereby agree not to hold PYM liable for use of your personal information obtained in any unauthorized manner.

How long do we retain your data?
We keep personal data for as long as necessary to achieve the specific purpose. After this period, your personal data will be erased from our systems to the best of our capability.

The law does not stipulate specific storage periods for personal data. Other legislation may specify minimum storage periods, however. If it does, we are under the obligation to observe these periods. Such legislation includes tax laws or laws governing financial undertakings specifically. Another reason for which we may keep your data longer is if we become involved in a lawsuit or other legal proceedings.

What rights do you have?
GDPR entitles you to a number of rights in relation to your personal data. You may exercise these rights by sending an email to We will respond without undue delay, in any event within one month. It involves the following rights:

  • Right to Information and Access to the personal information being used
  • Right to consent
  • Right to withdraw consent
  • Right to object to direct marketing
  • Right to rectification and erasure – You may ask us to correct any errors or delete your Personal information (whole or in parts) that we hold
  • Right to object or restrict our processing of your information
  • Request a copy of your personal information

Opt-out: You may opt out from receiving email communications or text messages from us at any time by emailing us at or by clicking “Unsubscribe” on our website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
We reserve the full right and sole discretion to amend, update, change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without prior notice to the user. The revised Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately, once posted on our website. If any material changes are made, you will be informed/or notified at our sole discretion by either of the following method - on our website, by newsletter, by blog post, by email or any other method we deem fit for such information. You are required to visit our website periodically to review our Privacy Policy and learn or any revisions. If you visit any other site referred on our website, the same shall be governed by the privacy policy of such sites.

Links to other websites
We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any sites that are linked to or from our website or any site that you use to access our website. Please consult the respective privacy policies associated with these sites for more information on their privacy policies and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Our privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of such other websites.

Questions or complaints?
Should you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or if you feel that PYM is not abiding by this posted Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at

By accessing our website, you and PYM agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. All disputes regarding this privacy policy will also be resolved under the law of The Netherlands.


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