Disclaimer & Privacy
Copyright in this website is vested in SURF. Because SURF wishes the material on the website to be distributed and utilised as widely as possible, it has made the website subject to a Creative Commons “Attribution 3.0 Netherlands” licence. For more information, go to www.creativecommons.nl
This means that you are permitted to freely copy, distribute, display, present, or perform material on the website, and create derivative works from it, for either commercial or non‑commercial purposes. The sole condition is that you cite the name of SURF.
Dutch legislation requires that visitors must specifically approve the use of non-functional cookies (i.e. to “opt in”). When you visit a SURF website, you will be asked to agree to cookies being placed on your hard disk, and you will be informed about the type of cookies involved. However, the tool does not give you the option of not agreeing. SURF is working on an appropriate technical solution that will allow you to visit the site without cookies being placed on your hard disk if you do not wish to give consent.
You can refuse to allow cookies by adjusting the relevant setting in your browser. For details, check your browser’s help function and/or settings.
SURF makes use of the following types of cookies:
SURF websites use functional cookies when you post a reply or comment. This means that you do not need to fill in your details again each time you want to post a reply or comment under an article. The legislation does not require that you give consent for this category of cookies.
Google Analytics cookies
SURF websites make use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics utilises cookies to analyse how visitors use the website and to draw up reports on the activity on the website. The information that the cookie generates about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Social media cookies
A cookie will be placed on your hard disk if you click the buttons on a SURF website so as to share content on social media. This means that you will not need to log in again to the social network concerned next time you want to share an article. These cookies also show you which articles you have already shared.