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Privacy Statement – Amsterdam Data Collective

Amsterdam Data Collective takes your privacy very seriously and will process and use your data in a secure manner in accordance with the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This page contains Amsterdam Data Collective’s Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”). We recommend that you read this Privacy Statement carefully. 

1. Who is Amsterdam Data Collective?

Amsterdam Data Collective collects the personal data (“Personal Data”) provided by you (“Data Subject”) and uses it for the purpose of performing the service (“Service”). Amsterdam Data Collective is located in Amsterdam at Geldersekade 101 – 4 and is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 68312148. 

Amsterdam Data Collective 
Geldersekade 101 – 4 
1011 EM Amsterdam 
020 800 6053 

2. When is this Privacy Statement applicable?

This Privacy Statement applies to all data that Amsterdam Data Collective collects and processes from candidates, applicants, customers, employees, clients and users of its website, apps and other services. 

3. What do we mean by personal data?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced as of 25 May 2018. This means that from that date the same privacy legislation applies throughout the European Union (EU). The Personal Data Protection Act (WBP) will then no longer apply.  

The GDPR indicates that Personal Data is any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. This means that information is either directly about someone or can be traced back to this person. The fact that it must be a natural person means that data of deceased persons or of organizations is not personal data. 

There are many types of personal data. Obvious data is someone’s name, address and place of residence. But telephone numbers and postcodes with house numbers are also personal data. Sensitive data such as a person’s ethnicity, religion or health are also referred to as special personal data. These are extra protected by the legislator. 

4. What information does Amsterdam Data Collective collect and process?

In order to be able to use the “Service” that Amsterdam Data Collective offers, personal data is stored and processed. The personal data that Amsterdam Data Collective stores and processes are obtained from the person via, for example, a CV, a business card, a personal conversation, or are recorded in a contract with Amsterdam Data Collective. When receiving personal data directly and indirectly, Amsterdam Data Collective explicitly asks for your permission to process and store your “Personal Data”. This data is necessary to conclude, administer and execute your agreement with Amsterdam Data Collective. 

Exactly what personal data is and for what purposes Amsterdam Data Collective uses this data can be found in clauses 4 and 5 of this Privacy Statement respectively. 

Automatically generated data

Amsterdam Data Collective also collects automatically generated information about your surfing behaviour while using the “Service”. This information includes your IP address (the number of your computer that makes it possible to recognize your computer), the date of filling in the “Personal data”, and “cookies”. Insofar as Amsterdam Data Collective uses this information, it is always anonymized. We do this by masking the last octet of the IP address. 


In order to implement the “Service”, Amsterdam Data Collective uses cookies that are stored on your computer by your browser. Cookies are small pieces of information that our server sends to your browser with the intention that this information is sent back to our server on your next visit. These small text files are stored on your computer’s hard drive or memory. 

Cookies cannot damage your computer or the files on your computer. Information is stored in the cookies (such as the settings of your PC, preferences indicated by you and the tips and discussions to which you have subscribed) to facilitate the subsequent use of the “Service”. In addition to your masked IP address, this information does not contain name or address details or other “Personal Data”. To find out more about these functions, it is best to consult your browser instructions or the help function of your browser. If you do use cookies, make sure you log out if you have used a public computer and leave. 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Amsterdam Data Collective has concluded a processing agreement with Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your masked IP address) will be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to keep track of how you use the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or insofar as these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above. Amsterdam Data Collective does not use other Google services in combination with the Analytics cookies. 

The information stored in the cookies is used for the Amsterdam Data Collective website. You can change your cookie preferences by choosing the options “Yes, accept all” or “No, rather not” in the cookie settings. If you do not agree with “Yes, accept everything”, Amsterdam Data Collective only places functional and (masked) analytical cookies. 

Amsterdam Data Collective uses the following cookies: 

Functional Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set in response to a response from you with which you request a service, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out a form. You can set your browser to block or warn you about these cookies, but some parts of the website may not work. 

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visitors and their origin so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us understand which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors move throughout the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you visited our site. 

Marketing Cookies

These cookies are set by our advertisers on our website. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites. They work by identifying your unique browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will see less of our targeted advertisements on various websites. These cookies are set by our advertisers on our website. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites. They work by identifying your unique browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will see less of our targeted advertisements on various websites. 

5. What will Amsterdam Data Collective use the personal data for?

Amsterdam Data Collective will use information about you for the following purposes: 

  1. to enter into, manage and perform your agreement with us and thereby provide the “Service” to you; 
  2. to provide the “Service” to you with your specific consent, without prior consent from you (see clause 6); 
  3. to send information about Amsterdam Data Collective’s own services and events via, for example, newsletters; 
  4. to maintain contact with you and answer your questions; 
  5. to compile anonymized statistical data and to secure the “Service”; 
  6. to provide your data to third parties on the basis of legal obligations; 
  7. to adapt and improve the “Service”. 

In order to perform the “Service”, Amsterdam Data Collective uses cookies that are stored on your computer by your browser. Cookies are small pieces of information. Information on the use of cookies can be found under point 4 above. 

The data subject explicitly consents to the processing of your “Personal Data” by Amsterdam Data Collective. Article 4(11) of the GDPR defines the right of the data subject as any free, specific, informed and unambiguous expression of will by which the data subject, by means of a statement or a clear act, regarding his/her processing of “Personal Data”. 

7. Use by third parties

Amsterdam Data Collective will not provide your “Personal Data” to third parties for direct marketing purposes (e.g. for sending advertisements) without your expressed consent. Amsterdam Data Collective may provide your data to third parties insofar as this is necessary for the provision of the “Service” to you and/or insofar as this data cannot be traced back to you personally (such as automatically generated information, not being your IP address). Finally, Amsterdam Data Collective can provide your data to third parties if it is obliged to do so on the basis of legal provisions, if it is forced to do so as a result of a lawsuit and/or if it considers this necessary to protect its own rights. 

8. Retention period

Amsterdam Data Collective does not store your “Personal Data” for longer than is legally permitted and necessary for the realization of the purposes for which your data is processed. How long certain data is kept depends on the nature of the data and the purposes for which it is processed. The retention period can therefore differ per purpose.

9. Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to invoke the following requests regarding your “Personal Data”. 

  1. The right to data portability. The right to transfer personal data. 
  2. The right to be forgotten. The right to be ‘forgotten’. 
  3. Right of access. The right to access your “Personal Data” that we process. 
  4. Right to rectification and addition. The right to change your “Personal Data” that we process. 
  5. The right to restrict the processing of your “Personal Data”. 
  6. The right to object to data processing. 
  7. The right to information and the way Amsterdam Data Collective processes your “Personal Data”. You will find this information in this Privacy Statement. 

Requests to exercise your privacy rights as described above can be submitted in writing by sending an email to 

10. How does Amsterdam Data Collective protect your Personal Data?

  1. Amsterdam Data Collective will process your “Personal Data” in a proper and careful manner, and in accordance with the AVG legislation. 
  2. Amsterdam Data Collective requires that you fill in the data with an asterisk (*) after it. It is not mandatory to fill in the data without an asterisk (*) after it. 
  3. Amsterdam Data Collective will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your “Personal Data” against loss or against any form of unlawful processing. 
  4. Amsterdam Data Collective will not keep your “Personal Data” for longer than necessary. 

11. Transfers within the EU

The level of data protection is the same within the EU. This is because all EU member states have adapted their legislation to the European privacy directive. The EU is therefore one jurisdiction in the protection of Personal Data. The organization abroad must only comply with the general requirements of AVG legislation. 

12. Transfers outside the EU

To the extent that Personal Data is transferred to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement, and these third parties are located outside the European Union, such transfer will only take place if that country guarantees an appropriate level of security or has been designated as safe by the European Union. Third countries are all countries outside the EU, with the exception of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). 

13. Company transfers

It is possible that one or more parts or assets of Amsterdam Data Collective are transferred to a third party or that Amsterdam Data Collective merges with a third party. In that case, your “Personal Data” may also be transferred. 

14. Can this Privacy Statement be amended?

This Privacy Statement is subject to change. These changes will be announced on the website. 

15. Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you can send an email to