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Delft University of Technology has two applications for alumni: The TU Delft for Life Network platform run by Aluminati (front-end) and the TU Delft alumni database by Raiser's Edge (back-end). The TU Delft for Life Network platform is designed to assist TU Delft alumni to get in contact with each other and share ideas, events and other information. All users need to register for the platform and registrations are checked. Currently, only TU Delft alumni are allowed to register; in future, students will probably join the platform.
You can choose what you want to share with other users. Only your preferred name, surname or maiden name, graduation year and programme at Delft University of Technology will be automatically visible to others.
When registering at the portal, your information will be added to the TU Delft alumni database. This information will not be sent to external companies or third parties and is only used by TU Delft co-workers for communication and/or statistical purposes.
We have chosen these two applications to make it as easy as possible for you to update your details and to maintain control over them.
Delft University of Technology recognises that personal privacy is an important issue and we support the protection of internet privacy as required by law. However, as the platform uses the internet, it is not a completely secure environment, so please be aware of this and use strong passwords.
This page explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the TU Delft for Life Network and how this information will be used. Please note that although the TU Delft for Life Network provides links to other web sites, this policy only applies to the University's web pages (ie. those ending in TUDelftforlife.nl or TUDelft.nl).
1. How to use the password protected area of the TU Delft for Life Network
Under 'Profile' you can enter, manage and update your data in the TU Delft for Life Network and the TU Delft alumni database. You may also choose to provide optional details, such as preferred name, former name, occupation, company, photos, personal web page, personal comments, etc.
You may wish to share some or all of the information held in your Profile with other site members. You can also do this via your Profile page. The only information that is automatically visible to others on your Profile page is your preferred name, surname or maiden name, graduation year and programme at Delft University of Technology.
Additional information fields that you add to your Profile, such as other personal information and photos, etc., will only appear if you choose to do so.
Other users of the platform are able to send private messages to you but you can choose whether or not to be notified when an email is sent. The site does not monitor messages sent between users.
Sharing information within the TU Delft for Life Network
The general online Directory is designed so you can find other users easily. For this reason, you will appear in the directory with the information described in the Personal Information section (in your Profile, see above). If you do not want to appear in the directory you can opt out upon registration or by accessing your Profile and removing data. You can also choose to share or hide certain personal and contact information.
The Digital Library is designed to help you stay up to date with all information and communication at Delft University of Technology. Here you can opt in or opt out of various forms of communication.
In the Events section, you can register for events organised for, or of potential interest to TU Delft alumni. Registration for these events may take place on websites outside of the TUDelft.nl or TUDelftforlife.nl domain. We are not responsible for the content of these sites.
The TU Delft for Life Network provides you with the following options, which can be changed at any time:
If you wish to opt out of the TU Delft for Life Network, please contact us at alumni@TUDelft.nl. Please note that your details will still be held in the main alumni database.
If you want to have them removed from the TU Delft alumni database as well, please send an email to alumni@TuDelft.nl.
Personally identifiable information
To help confirm your identity, th TU Delft for Life Network's registration process may require you to provide authentication (such as your full name, email address, password, programme, date of birth, city, country and/or postal/zip code).
2. How we use your information
We use the information we collect to provide services and features designed for you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We may use the information to prevent activities which might breach the conditions of use of the TU Delft for Life Network. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. This may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
Unless you have told us otherwise, we may use your information to make suggestions that may be of interest to you. For example, if you are an alumnus of a specific faculty, we may suggest you attend a TU Delft alumni event organised by that faculty. Any suggestions will be from Delft University of Technology or those who supply our services and will be administered by the Delft University of Technology Alumni Office.
When you access the TU Delft for Life Network from a computer, mobile phone or other device, we may collect information from that device about your broswer type, location and IP address, as well as the pages you visit within the network.
3. How we protect your information
We use technical and organisational security measures to keep your information secure. However, bear in mind that there are risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. You can reduce third-party circumvention of privacy settings and security measures by using common sense security practices, such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services and using up-to-date antivirus software.
4. How we share information
The password protected area of the site is designed for sharing information with others, while providing you with settings that you can use to restrict other users from accessing your information.
For those of you with a LinkedIn account, your TU Delft for Life Network log in and LinkedIn identity can be easily connected with a single login option. If you choose to set this up, you must manually authorise the TU Delft for Life Network to receive your LinkedIn credentials and allow access. The only data shared between the TU Delft for Life Network and LinkedIn is the LinkedIn ID, used for matching the two accounts. You can revoke permission at any time.
If you choose to enable this feature, future logins to the site can be done via your LinkedIn login.