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These are the privacy conditions of the Waddenvereniging, Chamber of Commerce registration number 40000475. The conditions concern the processing of data by the Waddenvereniging through its customer system and via the website

The Waddenvereniging respects your privacy and declares that personal data will be treated confidentially. All of the Waddenvereniging’s activities are based on respect for the privacy of its contacts. The Waddenvereniging will only process your personal data in accordance with the privacy conditions and the applicable data protection laws.

Scope / purpose of processing personal data
The Waddenvereniging will use the personal data you provide in order to inform its members about its activities, to comply with applicable regulations and to maintain and expand our relationship with you. Providing personal data is a necessary condition to keep you informed about Swimway-Wadden Sea project.

Legal grounds for processing personal data
The Waddenvereniging has the following reason(s) for processing data:

  • The processing is necessary for the execution of a contract
  • The processing is necessary in order to protect a vital interests of the person concerned or related persons
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task
  • The processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest
  • The person concerned has given permission for his/her personal data to be processed.

Personal data
We may hold or use the following personal data about you for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy:

  • Your name
  • Your e-mail address

Collection of personal data
The Waddenvereniging’s aims are conservation, restoration and good management of nature, landscape and environment, and of the ecological and cultural-historical values of the Wadden area, including – but not limited to – the northern sea clay area, the Wadden Islands, the Wadden Sea and the North Sea as irreplaceable and unique nature reserves. The Waddenvereniging also aims to promote interest in these areas and bases its activities on the understanding that humans are part of the ecosystem. The Waddenvereniging seeks to achieve its objectives by all appropriate means, including the development, realisation and promotion of activities aimed at protecting the ecological, scenic and cultural-historical values of and in the Wadden Sea region and those aimed at combating activities that could damage those values; lobbying activities; the conducting of legal proceedings; and collecting and distributing information about the Wadden Sea region. The Waddenvereniging also aims to bring those with an interest in the Wadden Sea area into contact with each other and unite them. The Waddenvereniging is a non-profit organisation and to this end, it cooperates with various parties. Your personal data are usually collected when you apply to become a member of the organisation, leave your details on our websites and/or follow us via social media. Occasionally, the Waddenvereniging may also obtain personal data from other sources. Your data is processed by our IT systems and this automated information is used to optimise our services.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties*
The Waddenvereniging may provide your personal information to companies that are involved in the provision of our services, for the above-mentioned purposes. The Waddenvereniging will not provide your personal information to third parties for purposes that are incompatible with those mentioned above.

The Waddenvereniging will make every effort to ensure that these third parties adhere to the principles of the privacy policy. To the extent that these third parties process your personal data on our behalf, we will require that they take adequate measures to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data.

You should be aware that the Waddenvereniging is not responsible for the privacy conditions of other websites that are accessible via a link on our website. If you access third-party websites through our website, we encourage you to always review the privacy policy and disclaimer of that website. You may notice that you are no longer on our website if the URL has changed.

The Waddenvereniging works together with external parties, such as Ideavelop, Prisma, Friesland Zorgverzekeraar and Salesforce, which involves processing personal data. The Waddenvereniging will not share your personal information with companies that are located outside of Europe or the EEA.

Retention period of your personal data
The Waddenvereniging will not keep your personal information longer than is necessary. The Waddenvereniging will keep your personal information for a period of 24 months and payment information for a period of 84 months from the time that the retention period begins for the above purposes.

You are entitled to receive an overview of and information about the origin of your personal data. You also have the right to request De Waddenvereniging to improve, supplement, delete or block the personal data if it is incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant, or if it conflicts with legislation. You have the right to request restriction of your data processing. You also have the right to request your personal data in our administration. You can contact the Waddenvereniging in writing by sending an e-mail to or by sending a letter to Waddenvereniging, Postbus 90, 8860 AB, Harlingen.

You also have the right to object, free of charge, if you do not wish to receive information about our activities and services, which we may send you from time to time. To do so, please send an e-mail to, the Waddenvereniging branch with which you do business, or use the address found in our mailing to you. If you believe that we have not adequately responded to your request, you can report this to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Changes to the Privacy Conditions
The Waddenvereniging can change and update this Privacy Statement without written notice. We recommend that you read the statement regularly to stay informed of these changes.

If you have any questions about the privacy of your personal data, you can call the Waddenvereniging on +31 (0)517 – 493 693 (Mon. to Fri. 09:00 to 13:00) or use the contact form on our website