This privacy and cookie statement was changed most recently on: 09 April 2022
Your privacy is very important to Discover True Netherlands. We, therefore, comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This means that we:
- Lay down our purposes clearly before we process your personal data, via this privacy and cookie statement;
- Store as little personal data as possible and only those data that are needed for our purposes;
- Expressly request consent for the processing of your personal data, should consent be mandatory;
- Implement the necessary security measures to protect your personal data.
Processing personal data
We explain in this privacy and cookie statement what we do with information we find out about you in providing our services and on our web page. You provide us with various types of personal data concerning yourself when you use one of our services. It is indicated per subject what data we obtain from you and for how long we retain these data, for which purpose this happens and on what basis. If you have questions or if you would like to know exactly what information we use about you, please contact Discover True Netherlands via the details provided at the end of this statement.
Discover True Netherlands is a blog that helps you better plan you trips, holidays, weekends in the Netherlands. The website offers articles with information concerning tourist destinations in our country. Here, you will find information about cities, parks, hotels and accommodations, attractions, forests, nature areas, museums. You can also turn to us for a complete advice regarding your stay or private tours. In order to be able to provide you with personalized content, we use retargeting cookies. For more information concerning this processing of personal data, please refer to the information in the cookie table provided further on in this statement.
You can contact Discover True Netherlands, namely by telephone, by e-mail, or in Facebook and Instagram. We use the following personal data for this purpose
- Name and address details;
- Company name (optional);
- E-mail address;
- Telephone number;
- Any information you yourself provide as content of a message or conversation.
We require these data to handle your contact request, because you requested us to contact you. We retain this information until we consider that you are satisfied with our response. This will allow us to consult the information easily in case of follow-up questions. If the moment of contact leads to an agreement, we will retain those data for as long as that agreement lasts.
Use of images
We use images to show you what the Netherlands looks like. If you have published images on Instagram, we may ask your permission to use your images on our social media channels as well as in newsletters and reports. If you grant permission, we will process the following (personal) information:
- Your Instagram username;
- Any information you yourself provide as content of a post;
- Image material
We save this information until we no longer need the image material for our marketing purposes, up to a maximum of five years. You can withdraw permission at any time and we will remove your image material as soon as possible. To this end, you may contact us. You can find our contact details at the end of this privacy and cookie statement.
Provision to third parties
We may provide your personal data to other companies or institutions, because:
- We engaged them to process certain data;
- We show Google and Facebook advertisements to users of this website in cooperation with third parties;
- This is necessary in order to perform the agreement with you;
- The proper performance of our activities within the context of the existing work and other relations;
- You consent thereto;
- To look after our (joint) interests, unless your personal interest or fundamental rights and freedoms prevail over this interest;
- We are obliged by law to do so (for example if this is demanded by the police in the case of suspicion of a crime).
The following third parties process your personal data:
- Our cookie service providers (see below);
- Our IT service providers;
- Advertising suppliers;
- Hotels and accommodation;
- Our partners and intermediaries.
This means that we:
|Cookie; Entity; guarantees||Category||Type||Purpose|
|Google Analytics – Google LLC, America, PrivacyShield, Privacy statement||Analytical||Https-cookie||Cookies are placed to gain insight into visitor behavior and to improve the user experience on the basis thereof. We have set these cookies in a privacy-sensitive manner.|
|YouTube – Google LLC, America, PrivacyShield, Privacy statement||Martketing||Https-cookie||We use YouTube so that we can display embedded videos on our website. YouTube will then place cookies for the following purposes and data processing but only if you give your prior consent: Registers a unique ID which is used by Google to keep statistics on how visitors consult YouTube videos. Maps the website user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos, and/or maps other functionalities related to YouTube videos. Tracking based on a unique ID on devices using the geographical GPS location.|
|Google TagManager – Google LLC, America, PrivacyShield, Privacy statement||Functional||Https-cookie||Manages tags on the website so that they are indexed correctly.|
|Facebook Connect – Facebook America, Privacy statement, PrivacyShield||Advertisement||Http-cookie/ pixel tracker||Cookies are used to make Facebook advertisement options possible. Registers click behavior and website visits. Cookies register a unique ID for the purpose of recognizing returning devices. The purpose of this is targeted advertising and personalized advertising.|
|Booking.com – Booking.com The Netherlands, Privacy statement||Advertisement||Http-cookie||Visitors can perform bookings on our website via our partners. Booking.com is one of our partners. Cookies from our partner Booking.com enable booking functionalities. We receive a fee for all bookings on booking.com generated by referral traffic from Discovertruenetherlands.com.|
Our website includes social media buttons. These buttons allow you to decide to indicate via your own social media account in respect of these services that you are interested in our products and services or to share our page with your network. This will then be visible to the visitors to your personal social media website page. If you click on a social media button, the relevant service may place one or more cookies for the purpose of recognizing you. The privacy statement of the relevant service applies to the use of such social media websites:
- Facebook privacy statement;
- Twitter privacy statement;
- Instagram privacy statement;
- YouTube privacy statement;
- Pinterest privacy statement.
The information is transferred to and by Facebook and LinkedIn and stored on servers in the United States. LinkedIn and Facebook state that they comply with the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the American Department of Commerce. This means that an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data applies.
Switching cookies on and off
You can switch off the placement of cookies via your browser, but this may mean that some options of our website no longer work properly. You can find more information about switching cookies on and off and about the removal of cookies in the instructions and/or with the aid of the Help function of your browser.
Securing your personal data is very important to us. We ensure that your data are secured properly with us. We adjust the security continuously and look out carefully for what could go wrong.
Changes to this privacy and cookie statement
Naturally, we have to adjust the privacy and cookie statement in case our website or one of our services changes. You should therefore always be aware of the date set out above and check for new versions on a regular basis.
You can always contact us if you have questions or if you would like to know which personal data we hold in respect of you. See the contact details below.
You have the following rights:
- Right to withdraw your consent: you can always easily withdraw your consent.
- Right to object: you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.
- Right to delete: you have the right to request us to delete your personal data.
- Right to limit the processing: you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be limited, temporarily or otherwise, which means that we process less of your personal data.
We may ask you to identify yourself in connection with your request. We request data in this connection in order to be certain that you are the right person to whom the personal data belong. Depending on the information we have in respect of you, we may ask you to do so by enclosing a copy of a valid identity document. It is important that your Citizens Service Number and passport photo are blocked out.
We will comply with your request within 30 days in principle. However, this term may be extended for reasons related to the specific rights of data subjects or the complexity of the request. We will inform you on time if we extend this term.