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Disclaimer/Privacy Statement

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Privacy Statement

De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark is responsible for processing personal data as laid out in this Privacy Statement.

The guarantee of privacy and the confidentiality of the information provided is very important to De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark.

As a part of this fundamental obligation De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark uses its best endeavours to ensure the protection and correct use of your personal information (referred to as “personal data”).

In principle De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark only collects personal data which you voluntarily supply as an (online) visitor to enable us to provide you with information and/or services.

In this Privacy Statement you can read how we collect, use, share and protect personal data.

Collection and use of personal data

De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark collects personal data only if you choose to make this available to us. Examples are for the administration of e-mail addresses or registration of your interest in specific services offered by De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark.

Your personal data will not be used for purposes other than those for which you have provided the information, unless we receive your specific agreement to inform you about other services of De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark. For example, if you request in an e-mail information about De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark, we shall make use of your e-mail address and other information which you have provided to us in order to be able to respond to your request.

In general De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark collects only that personal data which is necessary to enable us to satisfy your needs as a visitor. If any additional optional information is collected you will be advised.

Storing of personal data

De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark stores personal data for no longer than is strictly necessary to satisfy the need for which the personal data was collected.

De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark employs the following storage periods for the following categories of personal data:

CategoryReasonsStorage period
Data on website visitors (Google Analytics)Evaluation of website activity (Cookies)26 months
Data on management, staff, volunteers and students on temporary placementTerms of employment, insurance1 month after terminating the agreement
Job applicationsPossible employment1 month after application
Data on collaborators e.g. Ambassadors, Partners and companies/creditorsCollaboration and agreements  Not specified
Data for invited openings and press listMarketingNot specified
Data on funds and subsidy organisationsFund raisingNot specified
Data on schoolsCollaborationNot specified

Sharing personal data with Third Parties

De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark shares no personal data with Third Parties, except when this is necessary to respond to requests, in support of our professional and legitimate aims or where required or permitted by law, professional standards or quality regulations.


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On our website a so-called cookie-banner will appear requesting your permission to allow the use of cookies. Based on the information provided on the cookie-banner you can choose whether to accept cookies or not. If you do not give permission your devices will not be used for marketing related activities. Some cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the website. These ‘functional’ cookies will not be blocked by using the cookie -banner.

Viewing, adapting or removing your data

You have the right to view, correct or remove your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw any permission you have given for processing your data or to make a complaint against the processing of your personal data by De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark. You can make a request to inspect, correct or remove the data, or withdraw your permission, by sending an e-mail to our address shown below. De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark shall as quickly as possible, but in any case within 4 weeks, respond to your request. You can also register a complaint with the Personal Data Authority via the following link: https://autoriteitpersonal data/tip-ons