Privacy

Privacy

Personal details collected via this website are only used by the Government of the Netherlands for the purpose for which you provided them. This means that the Government of the Netherlands fulfils its obligations arising from privacy legislation.

How does the Government of the Netherlands handle your personal details?

It is clearly indicated for what purposes the Government of the Netherlands uses your personal details where applicable. The Government of the Netherlands only uses your personal details for the purpose for which you provided them. If you have provided your name and address in order to receive a brochure, for example, these details are not used to also send you other brochures, unless stipulated otherwise. It also means that the Government of the Netherlands does not use your personal details for other purposes, such as sending you press releases.

However, personal details may be used for investigative purposes if punishable acts have been committed on the website, or if punishable statements have been made on the website, but also in exceptional cases, as stated in Section 43 of the Personal Data Protection Act. Personal details are never stored longer than required for the purpose for which they were collected. Only the personal details you yourself have actually provided are processed.

What is the Personal Data Protection Act?

The Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) is intended to protect the privacy of citizens. Among other things, the Personal Data Protection Act applies to data processed via the websites of ministeries. The Dutch Data Protection Authority is the regulatory authority regarding the Personal Data Protection Act.

See also:

Dutch Data Protection Authority

Personal Data Protection Act (Dutch only)

What are personal details?

Personal details is information that can be traced back to a particular individual. Examples of personal details are names or home addresses, but also email addresses.