Privacy Statement

Introducing Sounds of Change

The Sounds of Change Foundation is a non-governmental organization that trains people to integrate music as an empowering and enabling tool in their work with children in (post) conflict areas. We believe that children have the right to be empowered and develop their full potential. Music is a proven springboard and a very powerful tool to heal the emotional wounds of war, boost creativity and stimulate compassionate communication. These essential life skills and competencies will enable children to engage and connect with their communities and build trust and confidence to work in groups and collaborate on plans and projects. By providing a safe space where children can learn and freely express themselves, they can explore possibilities and embark on opportunities for a positive and prosperous future.
Our work is depending on donations and other contributions to support us in the work we do.


Your privacy is very important to us. This privacy statement for donors, (project) participants, R&D, supplier and business partner data explains how we process your personal details. We want you to feel secure when collecting and sharing your data and are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so.

This privacy statement may be changed over time. The most up-to-date privacy statement is published on our websites. This privacy statement was last changed on May 23, 2018.

In general, you can surf this site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and e-mail address in order to provide you with services or information you have requested or to process a donation you have made. We will let you know before we collect personal information from you on the Internet and will let you know the purpose for which that information is collected.


How do we use your personal information?

Sounds of Change uses your personal information for the following purposes:

- to process donations

- to respond to requests for information

- to send newsletters about programs and activities to the people on our mailing lists

- to provide information about, and facilitate your involvement in volunteer activities

- to conduct research about demographics, personal characteristics, and interests of donors in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our fundraising and other activities

- otherwise as permitted or required by law.

 Personal information collected at this site (www.soundsofchange.org) will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, rented, leased, loaned, traded, or otherwise disclosed to third parties except as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as otherwise described in this privacy policy or at the time the information is collected from you. We may disclose your personal information as otherwise permitted or required by law.

Email list (through Mailchimp)

Visitors must request to join a mailing list by completing the entry screen on this site.  We maintain e-mail lists in order to inform you about Sounds of Change and its activities. We do not and will not sell, reuse, rent, lease, loan, trade or otherwise divulge the addresses on our lists to anyone.  If at any time, you do not wish to receive e-mail from us please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the unsubscribe function set out in the email.

Access to personal information

Sounds of Change will, at the request of an individual, provide the individual with access to all personal information which Sounds of Change holds about the individual, and Sounds of Change will, at the request of the individual to whom the information relates, make appropriate corrections, deletions or additions to ensure that the information is accurate, relevant, up-to-date, and complete. At the request of the individual Sounds of Change will delete all information related to that person. We may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your personal information.  If you have any concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at +31641377052 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We take reasonable steps to ensure that any information you give on this site will be held with the utmost care, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.  We use reasonable physical, electronic and procedural security measures to safeguard your information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.  Authorized employees, agents and mandataries of Sounds of Change who require access to your personal information to fulfill their job requirements will have access to your personal information.

All information provided to Sounds of Change is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Sounds of Change. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

When does the privacy statement apply?
This privacy statement is applicable to the processing by Sounds of Change of all personal data of its donors, suppliers, business partners, implementation partners, coalition partners and other individuals. This privacy statement is also applicable to all research participants and project participants which data is stored and processed by Sounds of Change on a server within the EU. This privacy statement does not address the processing of personal data of employees, interns, contractors and volunteers in the context of their employment, intern, volunteer or assignment relationship with Sounds of Change.

Who is responsible for your personal data?
Sounds of Change is the controller of the processing of all personal data that fall within the scope of this Privacy Statement. This privacy statement indicates what personal data are processed by Sounds of Change and for what purpose, and to which persons or entities the data will or may be provided.

 For answering your questions and handling of complaints

If you get in touch with us at our office (Sounds of Change, Rombout Hogerbeetsstraat 24 H, 1025XC Amsterdam. +31641377052) or via our email addresses (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), via the contact form on Sounds of Change's website or interacting with our employees, interns or volunteers, we will use your personal data in order to reply to and answer your question or to respond to and handle a complaint.

On what legal ground do we process personal data for this purpose?

We process your personal data for this purpose based on your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time, without this affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before withdrawal.

Which personal data do we process for this purpose?

For this purpose, we process your name, contact details, your correspondence with Sounds of Change about your question or complaint and all other personal data which are necessary to answer your question or to handle your complaint.

For what period do we retain your personal data for this purpose?

If you have contacted us via a contact form on www.soundsofchange.org, then your contact form will be deleted after 1 month. If we need to retain your personal data for execution of a specific request or handling a complaint made by you, we will retain your personal data for as long as we need to execute your request or handle the complaint plus 1 month, after which it will be deleted. If we need to retain your personal data for audit and administrative purposes, it will be deleted after 7 years after the last donation.