Privacy statement

KLM Health Services (KHS) and its subsidiary Airport Medical Services firmly believe that the privacy of their customers, potential customers, and website visitors is of crucial importance. The personal details of our customers, potential customers, and website visitors are therefore secured and treated with the highest possible care, in accordance with the requirements set by the Dutch Data Protection Act (AVG).

1. Definitions

We have used specific terms and abbreviations in this privacy statement. Some of these are defined and explained below:

  • KHS: KLM Health Services;
  • AMS: Airport Medical Services, a subsidiary of KLM Health Services;
  • Personal data: data that relates to you directly or indirectly. For example, your name, address and medical data;
  • Processing: this refers to everything that can be done with your personal data. This includes gathering data, but it may also refer to storage, utilisation and deletion of data from our systems.

2. For whom do KHS and AMS process personal data?

We process the personal data of people with whom we have (or have had) a direct or indirect relationship. This includes, for example, the personal data of customers, the next-of-kin of our customers, visitors to our website, or the employees of suppliers.

3. Responsibility for processing personal data

KHS and AMS are responsible for processing all your data. Any reference to KHS and AMS in this privacy statement extends to all establishments and departments of KHS and AMS where personal data is processed.

We undertake to only process legally obtained data that has been provided by you, your employer or third parties and for which you or your employers have requested that KHS or AMS process said data. You, your employer or the relevant third party are responsible for the accuracy of the information that is provided.

Hereafter, our responsibility for processing the personal data that we receive must be seen in the context of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We are responsible for the processing that takes place after receiving the personal data, which includes the storage of personal data in the dossier.

We will process personal data in accordance with our policy pertaining to the processing of personal data and only insofar as this is necessary, based on:
(1) compliance with legal obligations
(2) entering into and executing an agreement
(3) representing the legitimate interests of KHS and/or AMS
(4) receiving your express permission

We guarantee that, on the basis of these provisions, the processing of your data will take place in accordance with the purposes mentioned below for which you have provided the data, and that we will only process your personal data for these specific purposes.

4. Processing personal data

We process personal data for the following purposes:

a. To enter into customer relations with you
If you register with KHS and/or AMS with a request for a particular service, we need your personal data. These are obvious details such as your name, address and place of residence, but also data needed to render the requested services.

b. To maintain relations with you and carry out assignments

As our customer, we want to offer you the best possible service. To this end, we process your personal data. We use your name, address or telephone number, for example, to contact you or to remind you of an appointment. Incidental we may use these details for a customer satisfaction survey so that we can improve our services. We also use the client data anonymously for making group reports, which cannot be traced back to an individual. The purpose of these group reports is to be able to identify health trends in order to provide health policy advice for organizations and / or to optimize our services, therefore continuing to meet the wishes and needs of clients.

c. For internal and external consultation

In some cases, our staff need to consult with a colleague or external specialist (e.g. a hospital doctor).

d. For financial processing

We need your information to settle payment for services rendered, either with yourself or with your health insurance provider. In the case of occupational health services, we will need to settle with your employer.

e. To guarantee your safety and ours
Security cameras have been installed at a number of our establishments to guarantee your safety and ours. There are no cameras in our treatment rooms.

f. To establish and carry out agreements with suppliers

If either you or your employer have a supplier contract with KHS and/or AMS, we need to process your personal data. For example, to give you access to our establishments when carrying out short-term assignments.

g. As a service provider, it is necessary for us to maintain a good overview of our customer relations. Processing your data is one aspect of maintaining quality assurance records, as stipulated in the Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO) and the guidelines of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG).

5. Special categories of personal data

Sensitive data constitute a special category. Sensitive data are those relating to your health, ethnic background or religion, among other things. We process personal data in this category to provide you with health services effectively. Other than that, we only process special personal data if this is required by law or regulation, or if you give us explicit permission, or if you request us to do so.

If you ask us to record your personal data or if you choose to make your data publicly available, then we will only process these data if this is essential for providing our services.

6. Protection of personal data

At KHS and AMS, we protect your personal data in accordance with national security standards, which implies that your (medical) data will only be accessible to KHS/AMS staff providing you with treatment or support. Our staff sign confidentiality agreements and are not permitted to share information with unauthorised persons, even after they have terminated their employment with us.

If we wish to process your personal data for any other purpose than originally intended, we may only do so if there is a close match between the original purpose and the new purpose. For instance, if you require medication from a pharmacy after undergoing medical treatment. If we want to process your personal data for any other purpose than originally intended, then we will request your explicit permission to do so.

If, despite all the legal, technical and procedural measures that are taken, a situation arises in which we cannot guarantee your privacy, we will immediately report this to the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (Dutch Data Protection Authority) and inform you of the situation regarding your data.

7. Data storage

Your personal data are never stored longer than necessary, depending on the purpose for which they were stored. Medical data are stored for 20 years, unless laws and regulations (such as the Working Conditions Decree) stipulate otherwise. For instance, if the data are necessary to ensure proper treatment (e.g. in the case of a chronic ailment) or if they are exceedingly important to others (e.g. your children in the case of hereditary diseases.

8. Rules for the processing of personal data

When processing personal data, KHS and AMS must comply with many different laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation, the Medical Treatment Agreement Act, the Utilisation of Citizen Service Numbers in Healthcare Act, the Healthcare Insurance Act, the Absenteeism Reduction Act, the Working Conditions Decree, the General Tax Act, and the Guidelines of the Royal Dutch Medical Association.

9. Your rights

Because we process your personal data, you have the following rights:

  • The right to view, correct and delete your data, which includes the right to be forgotten, unless the retention of these data is of significant importance to third parties or if erasure of such data is legally prohibited.
  • The right to withdraw permission for processing your personal data.
  • The right to object to data processing. This could make it difficult or even impossible for us to provide the services you require.
  • The right to have your personal data forwarded to yourself or other organisations you specify.

You can submit such requests via our website or via the email address below. 

10. Questions and complaints

If you have general questions regarding the processing of your personal or medical data by KHS and AMS, you can send them to us at the email address below.

You can submit complaints by way of our complaints procedure.

If KHS and/or AMS do not provide a satisfactory answer or deal with your complaint in a satisfactory manner, then you may approach the Personal Data Authority.

You will find all the contact details below.

Contact details:

11.  Revision of this document

This privacy statement may be revised from time to time. You will always find the latest version of our privacy statement on this website.