Privacy and cookie statement

Privacy and cookie statement of HL7® FHIR® DevDays

This is the privacy and cookie statement for the HL7 FHIR DevDays website ( which are events organized by both Firely and Health Level Seven® International (HL7) (hereafter: “DevDays”, “we”, “our” or “us”). If you register for our events, we (and third parties engaged by us) will process certain privacy-sensitive information which may include personal data. Firely and HL7 regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information to be as important to our successful operations as to the maintenance of confidence of those with whom we deal.

This privacy and cookie statement explains what information is collected, for which purposes it is being used and how personal data is further handled. We recommend that you read this privacy and cookie statement carefully. Please note that we may update the privacy and cookie statement from time to time.

In general

During the processing of personal data, we adhere to the requirements of the applicable data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means, among others, that we:

  • clearly specify our purposes before we process personal data, by using this privacy and cookie statement;
  • limit our personal data collection only to the personal data needed for legitimate purposes;
  • first ask for explicit permission to process your personal data in cases where your consent is required;
  • take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and demand the same from parties who process personal data on our behalf;
  • respect your rights such as your right to access, correct or erase the personal data that we hold on you.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can find DevDays’ contact details at the bottom of this privacy and cookie statement.

Event registration

To register for our event, you will be asked to share personal information such as your full name, email address and other professional details such as your profession or the company you work for (optional, for commercial purposes).

You can directly register via the website ( when the registrations are open.

We process this personal data because of our agreement with you. We will retain this personal data so that we can contact you regarding the execution of the agreement, for invoicing and payment purposes as well as to provide important information about the event you registered for.


If you register for one of our events, we also use your contact information to inform you by means of direct marketing about upcoming events. We do this on the basis of our legitimate interest. We always provide the option to opt out of these messages.

You can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time by sending an email to or by clicking the opt-out hyperlink in direct marketing e-mail messages.

Furthermore, you have the choice to sign up for updates of an organization (Firely and/or HL7 International) that can be found on the website. We process the relevant personal data on the basis of your consent.


You can use the e-mail address stated on the website to ask questions or make any request. For this purpose, we use your name, address details and any other personal data you provide to us. We need this personal data to evaluate your request and respond accordingly. We store this information until we are sure that you are satisfied with our response.


DevDays uses cookies to improve functionality and optimize your website experience. Cookies are small packages that are downloaded and stored on your device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site. A cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies placed on the DevDays website improve the user experience, the performance, and the functionality of the websites. The following cookies are placed:

Third-Party Cookies:

  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a third-party analysis tool provided by Google Inc., to analyze how the website is being used. DevDays uses this information to improve its services, to analyze trends and the way you navigate our websites. With the Google Analytics cookie, Google can perform statistical reports and analyze and evaluate our services. More information about Google Analytics can be found in the privacy policy of Google Analytics.
  • Google Ads: The conversion tracking feature of Google Ads uses cookies to help us track sales and other conversions from our ads.
  • Insightly Marketing: Insightly Marketing uses cookies for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the site that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. Pixel tags allow Insightly Marketing to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement.
  • Twitter Ads: Twitter Ads uses cookies to help track sales and other conversions from our ads.
  • LinkedIn Ads: The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data regarding members’ visits to our websites, including the URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics (User Agent), and timestamp. The IP addresses are truncated or (when used for reaching members across devices) hashed, and members’ direct identifiers are removed within seven days in order to make the data pseudonymous. This remaining pseudonymized data is then deleted within 180 days. LinkedIn does not share personal data with us, it only provides reports (which do not identify you) about our website audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for website visitors, enabling us to show personalized ads off our website by using this data, but without identifying the member. LinkedIn also uses data that does not identify you to improve ad relevance and reach members across devices. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings

Providing personal data to third parties

We collaborate with other organizations that may receive your personal data. If applicable, those third parties will process your personal data according to our instructions, under our responsibility and, in accordance with this privacy and cookie statement. We only share your personal data with third parties located outside of the EU in accordance with the rules set out in the GDPR.

We share data with the following parties:

  • Our IT service providers (such as our hosting, email and CRM provider);
  • Our providers of analytics services;
  • Our providers of advertising services;
  • Our event planning team

Except for the parties mentioned above, we do not under any circumstance provide your personal data to other companies or organizations, unless we are required to do so by law (for example, when the police demands access to personal data in case of a suspected crime).


We take security measures to reduce misuse of, and unauthorized access to, personal data. We take responsibility for the security of your personal data. We renew our security measures to ensure the safe storage of personal data and keep track of what might go wrong.

Changes to this privacy and cookie statement

We reserve the right to modify this statement. We recommend that you consult this statement on a regular basis in order to remain informed of any changes.

Inspection and modification of your personal data

You can always contact us if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or wish to review, modify or delete your personal data. You have the following rights:

  • Right of access: you have the right to see what kind of personal data we processed about you.
  • Right of rectification: you have the right to rectify any personal data we have processed about you, if this information is (partially) wrong.
  • Right to complain: you have the right to file a complaint against the processing of your personal data by us, or against direct marketing.
  • Right to be forgotten: you can file a request with us to remove any personal data we processed from you.
  • Right to data portability: if technically possible, you have the right to ask us to transfer your processed personal data to a third party.
  • Right to restriction of processing: you can file a request with us to (temporarily) restrict the processing of your personal data.

If you exercise any of the rights mentioned above, we may ask you to provide proof of your identity to confirm it is your personal data. We will usually comply to your request within 30 days. This term can be extended if the request is proven to be complex or tied to a specific right. You will be notified about a possible extension of this term.


If you have a comment or complaint you wish to make, you are encouraged to talk to us. This will help us learn and improve our service wherever possible.

You have the right to lodge a complaint at the authority. For the Netherlands, this is the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens.


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