Privacy

Central government uses any personal details you submit via this website solely for the purpose for which you submitted them, in accordance with privacy laws.

How does central government handle your personal details?

If you want to request a brochure or sign up for a newsletter, Government.nl will ask you to fill in a form with your personal details, such as your name and postal or email address. There will be an indication on the webpage as to what information central government will use and for what purpose.

Central government will use it only for the purposes for which you have submitted it. So, for instance, if you have filled in your name and address to receive a brochure, central government will not use this information to send you other brochures as well, unless this has been indicated.

The data can, however, be used for criminal investigations, for instance if offences are committed via the website or if the website is used for communications which constitute an offence.

Central government does not keep your personal details for any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which they were submitted.

What is the Personal Data Protection Act?

The main rules for handling personal data are laid down in the Personal Data Protection Act (WBP). The Dutch Data Protection Authority is the supervisory body for the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act.

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