Last updated: June 19, 2019.

Privacy statement of the Walk of Wisdom Foundation, established and with offices in Nijmegen, registered under number 53744829 with the Chamber of Commerce.

The Walk of Wisdom Foundation (hereinafter: Walk of Wisdom) collects various data when using the website and with regard to pilgrims, volunteers and donors. First and foremost, Walk of Wisdom attaches great importance to your privacy and therefore handles your personal data confidentially and carefully. Personal data is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Processing of personal data

What is personal data?

Personal data is information that can identify a natural person. A person is identifiable if the identity of the person can be established directly or indirectly, without disproportionate effort. Directly identifying data include name, address and date of birth. Data that cannot be traced back to an individual directly, but can be traced back to an individual with the help of other data, also fall under the concept of personal data. For example, an IP address.


When you register as a pilgrim, via the website or in the Stevenskerk, we process the following data from you.

  • first name and last name;
  • e-mail address (if provided);
  • residence;
  • postal address and telephone number (if provided);
  • registration number as a pilgrim;
  • departure and arrival dates (if relevant).

If you pay via the website, our payment provider Mollie will process your bank account number in addition to your name and place of residence.


If you want to donate an amount to Walk of Wisdom, via the website, we process the following personal data:

  • first name and last name;
  • e-mail address;
  • Bank account.

If you pay via the website, our payment provider Mollie will also process the above data.


The Walk of Wisdom is a volunteer organization. Thanks to people who give their free time to the goal of developing a secular tradition of reflection, the foundation is able to exist. We process the following data:

  • first name and last name;
  • e-mail address;
  • residence;
  • telephone number;


You can sign up for our newsletter via our website. In that case, we will only ask you for your first and last name and your e-mail address. At the bottom of each newsletter there is a link with which you can unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter at any time.


If you fill in a contact form on our website to request more information, Walk of Wisdom will ask for your name and e-mail address. In connection with spam and ‘ringing calls’, we also register your IP address.


We may also process personal data from our suppliers. In this case, we process the following data:

  • First name and last name
  • E-mail address
  • address;
  • Zip code;
  • residence;
  • telephone number;
  • Payment & Billing Information

Purpose of processing personal data

Your personal data may be processed for the following purposes:

  • Managing your registration. We store your data so that you do not have to fill it in every time;
  • The management of our list of participants. Pilgrims are added to the list (‘the big book’) for an overview of who once walked the Walk of Wisdom.
  • The overview of the ‘walk-ins’. These are pilgrims who have completed the route and explicitly indicate that they will be included in it by sending an email to [email protected]. The overview is sent quarterly with our newsletter.
  • The management of our internal administration;
  • Handling disputes;
  • To inform you about the developments, activities and actions of our foundation (e.g. via e-mail, newsletters and flyers/magazines);
  • Recruitment and selection;
  • For the purpose of conducting data analysis and customer satisfaction surveys;
  • To comply with our legal obligation.

If Walk of Wisdom has (parts of) the above tasks carried out by other companies and/or persons, Walk of Wisdom may provide them with (parts of) your personal data for the performance of the relevant tasks. In addition, Walk of Wisdom may provide your data to third parties if it is entitled or obliged to do so on the basis of the applicable laws and/or regulations, a court order or a court order, or if it has received permission from you to do so.

Your personal data may also be processed when this is justified:

  • In the interest of the security of the State;
  • For the prevention, detection and prosecution of criminal offences;
  • For important economic and financial interests of the State and other public entities;
  • To protect the rights and freedoms of others;
  • To supervise compliance with legal requirements laid down for the purpose of the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences or for the benefit of important economic and financial interests of the State and other public bodies.

Basis for the processing of personal data

If you enter into an agreement with Walk of Wisdom, Walk of Wisdom will process your personal data for the execution of an agreement.

Walk of Wisdom may also have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. This includes monitoring security and preventing theft. However, in every situation, Walk of Wisdom will make a proper balance of interests between safeguarding your privacy on the one hand and the legitimate interest of Walk of Wisdom on the other. Only if Walk of Wisdom’s legitimate interest outweighs it, your personal data will be processed on the basis of the aforementioned legal basis.

Furthermore, Walk of Wisdom processes personal data on the basis of a legal obligation, such as its obligation to keep records.

In all other cases, Walk of Wisdom asks explicit permission for the processing of personal data. If you have given permission for the processing of your personal data, you are always free to withdraw this consent.

Recipients of your data

Your personal data may be disclosed by us to the following categories of recipients:

  • Those who are in charge of or necessarily involved in the execution of the agreement;
  • Those who are in charge of or necessarily involved in communicating with you;
  • Others, if you have given unambiguous permission to do so;
  • Others, if the data processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation by Walk of Wisdom;
  • Others, if the data is (exclusively) processed for statistical or historical purposes.

A processing agreement is concluded with the third party that processes your personal data on behalf of and on behalf of Walk of Wisdom, as a result of which that third party is also obliged to comply with the privacy legislation. Third parties engaged by Walk of Wisdom, who offer services as controllers, are themselves responsible for compliance with privacy legislation for the (further) processing of your personal data. For example, the processor of our payment traffic via the website.

Your data will not be sold to commercial market parties for the purpose of recruitment for parties other than the Walk of Wisdom.

Transfer to other countries

Your personal data will not be transferred to countries outside the EU or EEA.

Rights of data subjects


You can object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes free of charge, without having to give a reason, by sending an email to [email protected]. Walk of Wisdom will terminate the use upon first request.

In all other cases, you can object to the processing in connection with special personal circumstances by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Walk of Wisdom will assess within four weeks of receipt of the objection whether the objection is justified. In that case, Walk of Wisdom will terminate the processing.

Correction, inspection, deletion, restriction and data portability

Furthermore, you have the right to receive your personal data:

  • correct;
  • to be viewed;
  • and;
  • to transfer.

You can also restrict the processing of your personal data and you have the right not to be subject to automated decision-making.

If you wish to exercise these rights, you can send an e-mail to [email protected]. Walk of Wisdom will inform you by e-mail within four weeks to what extent it can comply with the request in question. Correction will be made if the personal data are factually incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant to the purpose for which they are processed or have been processed in any other way in violation of privacy regulations. Your rights may also be restricted where it is necessary to protect you, the rights or freedoms of others, or to recover civil law claims.


Finally, we inform you that you have the right to file a complaint about the processing of your personal data by us with the Dutch Data Protection Authority, if your complaint has not been or will not be handled satisfactorily by us.

Retention period

Your personal data will not be stored longer than is necessary for the purpose for which Walk of Wisdom collects or processes the data, unless the longer retention of your data is necessary to comply with a statutory retention obligation of Walk of Wisdom.

Security of personal data

Walk of Wisdom has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures according to the standards of the state of the art to prevent loss of data or unlawful processing of your personal data.


Our website uses cookies, which are used to store technical information. Cookies are small information files that a website leaves on your device that track your activities within our website. These include, for example:

  • the visitor’s IP address;
  • the date and time of the visit;
  • the URL of the referring site (the site from which the visitor came);
  • the pages visited on our website;
  • information about the browser used (type and version, operating system, etc.).

Technical information and cookies are used by us to facilitate your visit to the website and to optimize the performance and user experience of the website. Our website,, uses functional and analytical cookies.

Functional cookies

Walk of Wisdom places cookies that are necessary for the website to function properly and to provide a requested service. These cookies are used to save certain user and preference settings, to store any login details and to optimize the user experience of the website.

Analytical cookies

Walk of Wisdom uses analytical cookies, such as Google Analytics cookies, to collect information about the use of the website. This is used to record, among other things, the number of website visitors, the pages visited and the duration of their stay. The data collected is used to improve the service and to optimally tailor the content of the website to the wishes and needs of the users. The users are anonymized.

Walk of Wisdom has entered into a processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics. This agreement ensures that Google Analytics cookies are set in the most privacy-friendly way. Walk of Wisdom has not given Google permission to use information obtained through Walk of Wisdom for other Google services.

Disabling cookies

Most browsers will allow you to refuse the use of cookies or to ask for your consent each time a server wishes to place a cookie on your computer. If you do not allow the placement of cookies, this may affect the user-friendliness of the webshop, or it may be that some parts of the webshop are not accessible to you.

Social media

Walk of Wisdom uses social media for marketing purposes. The website includes buttons and/or links to promote or share web pages on social (media) networks or third-party websites, such as Twitter and Facebook. Walk of Wisdom does not supervise and is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by and through such third parties. The use of these social media is at your own risk. Before you use the services of third parties, it is advisable to read the privacy statement of these third parties.

Changes to the privacy statement

It is possible that changes will be made to this privacy statement. This privacy statement is published on the website So keep a close eye on this website. This privacy statement was last updated on 5 December 2018.

Contact Details

[email protected]

Postal address

Walk of Wisdom
Pater Brugmanstraat 33
6522 EH Nijmegen