Privacy & Cookies


De Rijke Group is committed to protect your privacy. This statement shows the steps we take to protect your personal information when you visit our websites. It describes the personal information we collect, the purposes for which we use such information and your choices regarding their use. Here we will also discuss the steps we take to protect your personal data and how you can check your personal information and how you can correct it. By visiting our websites, you consent to the collection of data and the in this privacy declaration described operating procedures.

Our data

Information obtained directly from you
You can visit the website without entering personal data. On some pages we may ask you for personal information before we provide a service you requested or before we execute a transaction. The personal information we would collect may include:

• contact information such as your name, title, company/organization, email address, telephone- and fax numbers and physical addresses;
• information about your company and your function;
• preferences for e-mail marketing;
• financial information (including credit card information or account information);
• information such as your nationality and country of residence which allows us to determine if you qualify under the applicable export control regulations to receive information about certain technologies;
• data used to personalize your use of our websites and to facilitate, including login and technical information;
• the ask for information about and orders for our products and services;
• data that helps us determine which products and services suited best to your needs;
• information on participation at events and feedback about our websites and our products in general.

You do not need to provide some of this information, but if you do not, it could be possible that we can not provide the requested service or can not process your transaction.

Automatically collected data
We collect information about your visit to our websites, including what pages you visit, the number of transferred bytes, the links you click, the content you’re viewing and other actions you take on the websites of De Rijke Group. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address (Internet Protocol), the type and capabilities of your browser and the language, your operating system, the date and time of when you visit the website and the website from which you have been referred to our website. We do not link this information to your identity.

Our use of information

Services and transactions
We use your personal information to provide services and carry out transactions you have requested, such as providing information on products and services of De Rijke Group, answering a request for quotation or answering questions. To offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with De Rijke Group, the information that was collected by our websites with information that we have obtained in other ways will be combined.

Website improvement
It is possible that we use your personal information to improve our websites and De Rijke Group products or services, to improve the usability of our websites, or that you do not always get the same information or to make our websites more tailor-made to your personal preferences or interests.

With your permission we may use your personal information we have collected through our websites to inform you about available products and services from De Rijke Group. When we collect data that can be used to inform you about our products and services, we provide you with the opportunity to opt out receiving such messages. Additionally; every email we send contains an unsubscribe link that allows you to indicate that you no longer wish to receive such messages. If you choose to opt out, we remove you from the list in question.

Our use of cookies and web beacons
Cookies are small files that websites store on your hard disk or in the memory of your browser. We can use them to track how many times you have visited our website in order to track the number of visitors to our website, to determine and analyze how visitors use our websites (including the effectiveness of online advertising), to maintain the information including your preferences provided by you and to store technical information that may be useful for your interactions with our websites. We may use session cookies (cookies that are deleted when you end your browser session) to save your user ID and elements of your user profile to make it more easy to use our websites (particularly with regard to the search for information and placing of orders) and other information that is useful for the duration of the session. You have got the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to be notified when a cookie is put on your computer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use all parts of the websites of De Rijke Group or other websites you visit. Our sites may also contain electronic images (or sometimes single-pixel gifs), which are called web beacons, which allow us to count the number of visitors who have visited those pages. It is possible to add web beacons in promotional e-mails or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and if there was any action taken as a result.

Transmission of your personal data
With the exception of what is described below, personal information provided through our websites at De Rijke Group will not be shared outside De Rijke Group without your permission.

Transmission of data to service providers
De Rijke Group hires companies to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, sending out information, perform transactions and analyzing our websites. We only give these companies the parts of your personal information they need, to provide the services. These companies and their employees may not use the personal information for other purposes.

Transmission of data in the context of transactions
In connection with certain transactions, we can forward a part of all your personal information to financial institutions, government agencies and transport companies or postal services involved in the transactions.

Transmission in connection with acquisitions or dispositions
There may be circumstances where De Rijke Group – because of strategic or other business-related reasons – decides to sell companies, to buy, to merge or to reorganize in certain countries. Such transactions may require that personal information would be revealed to prospective or actual purchasers or to be obtained from vendors. De Rijke Group is always looking for the appropriate protection of data in this type of transaction.

Transmission for other reasons
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to meet legal requirements, to protect our rights or property and to defend or in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of a person.

De Rijke Group undertakes to protect your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example: we store the personal information that you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in areas to which access is restricted.

Checking your personal data

In some cases you can check personal information that you have delivered through our websites and correct it by going to the page where you’d entered the information. In all cases you can submit a request for personal information gathered via our websites to check whether correct or ask De Rijke Group to stop using the personal information. It is possible that we first take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your personal information. You can help us by keeping your information correct by notify us if there are any changes in your mailing address, phone number or email address.

Consent to international transfers of personal data
The personal information we collect may be sent to our websites to The Netherlands or to any other country in which De Rijke Group operates. It is also possible that we will store and process the data. Although the legislation concerning the protection of personal information in those countries may differ from the laws in your country, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our websites and sending us your information, you agree that your data is transferred outside your country.

Data from children
De Rijke Group does not knowingly collect information from children and does not focus with its websites on children.

Links to other websites
It is possible that our websites contain links to other websites, such as professional and government organizations and publications. We can also link to third-party service providers that host, maintain and/or run online training curricula. We try to link only to websites that share our high standards of privacy, therefore we are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices of other websites.

Enforcement of this privacy statement
If you have questions regarding this statement or about how we take care of your personal information, do not hesitate to contact us. We will handle your question as soon as possible and try to find a solution.

Changes to this privacy statement
De Rijke Group may revise this privacy statement from time to time. In that case we will change the ‘date of last revision’ on top and bottom of the privacy statement. We will ask your permission when our privacy statement is sharing or using your personal information in ways that are not described in this Privacy Statement at the time of data collection.