The Vreugdenhil Family Foundation respects the privacy of its members, particularly their rights with regard to the automated processing of personal data. For complete transparency, we have therefore formulated and implemented a policy regarding this processing, its purpose, and the possibilities for those involved to exercise their rights as effectively as possible.

For all additional information on the protection of personal data, please visit the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority:

The privacy policy made available to you is the only version that applies until a new version replaces the current one.

Article 1. Legal provision
Responsible for the processing of personal data (also: “The administrator”): Vreugdenhil Family Foundation, located at Molenaarlaan 21, 2678 DG de Lier, Chamber of Commerce number: 41048575.

Article 2. The processing of personal data
Your personal data is collected by the Vreugdenhil Family Foundation. Personal data means all information provided about an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person who can be directly or indirectly identified, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person is considered identifiable.

We process the following categories of personal data from you:

  • First name
  • Nickname
  • Last name
  • Full address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Partnership
  • Additional data, such as a certificate
  • Images

Article 3. Purpose of the processing
We do not collect your personal data for no reason. Your personal data is only used and processed for:

  1. Genealogical research for the Vreugdenhil family tree.
  2. Sending a periodic newsletter “De Vreugdeschakel.”
  3. A private section on the website, which is password-protected. The password is only made available to identified family members. Under the GDPR, it is allowed to show the data of living persons to a named group of family members, acquaintances, or friends. The administrator can set up an access gate and invite persons by providing personal access data.
  4. Public family announcements.

Article 4. Management of personal data
We keep the collected data under our own management. It is not provided to third parties.

Article 5. Registration of personal data
Your personal data is registered in an (electronic) register.

Article 6. Family tree
The family tree is password-protected. Only family members are given a password. If you are a family member and would like to request the password, please contact us via the contact form.

Article 7. Your rights with regard to your data
Based on Article 13 (2) (b) of the GDPR, everyone has the right to access and rectify or erase their personal data or restrict the processing concerning them, as well as the right to object to the processing and the right to data portability. You can exercise these rights by contacting us via the contact form.

  1. You will receive an answer to your request within 1 month after the submitted request.

Article 8. Legal obligations
In case of violation of any law or regulation, of which the data subject is suspected and for which the authorities require personal data that the data controller has collected, such data will be provided to them upon an explicit and motivated request by those authorities, after which such personal data will no longer be protected by the provisions of this privacy policy.

Article 9. Commercial offers
Your data will not be used for any commercial purpose.

Article 10. Data retention period
The data collected by the data controller will be used and retained for the duration determined by law.

Article 11. Cookies

Collection of cookies

  • The website uses cookies to enable you to save your login on the site so that you do not have to enter your password every time. If you log in to a secure section of the website, a temporary cookie is created. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is deleted as soon as the browser is closed.
  • Retention period
    Cookies are valid for a maximum of 1 year.

Article 12. Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this site may contain embedded content, such as videos, images, messages, etc. Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited that other website.

Article 13. Analytics
For our web analysis, we use the Google Analytics program. This allows us to measure and analyze the behavior of visitors to our website, for example, to track trends in visits and to determine which pages are frequently viewed/visited. Cookies may be used to collect analytical information. We keep the collected data in our own control. They are not disclosed to third parties.

Article 14. How we secure the data
The website’s web hosting and internet security are provided by TransIP in Amsterdam, where the data is also managed.

Article 15. Applicable law
These terms and conditions are subject to Dutch law. The court of the data controller’s place of establishment has exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes concerning these terms and conditions, unless a legal exception applies.

Article 16. Contact
For requests, questions, or other information, you can contact us.

This privacy statement applies from May 25, 2018, until further notice.