Dutch Aquaculture Experts processes personal data. We would like to inform you about this clearly and transparently. In this privacy statement, we answer the most important questions about the processing of personal data by Dutch Aquaculture Experts.

We also explain in this privacy statement how we approach the processing of personal data, and give examples to make this explanation as clear as possible. If you have questions about this privacy statement, you can read below how to get in contact with us about this.

Whose personal data is processed by Dutch Aquaculture Experts?

We process the personal data of people with whom we have, would like to have or have had a direct or indirect relationship. This therefore includes the personal data of:
• People who show an interest in our products and services
• People affiliated with a business or organization with which we have, would like to have, or have had a relationship
• Job applicants

Please note

If your business or organisation provides us with personal data of its employees, you are required to inform your employees about this. You can give them this privacy statement so that your employees are aware of how we handle their personal data.

Who is responsible for the processing of my personal data?

Dutch Aquaculture Experts processes personal data. If your business or organisation provides us with personal data by approaching Dutch Aquaculture Experts by email at, we may forward your personal data to our members as part of the procedure to follow up on your email.

If you wish to know who the members of Dutch Aquaculture Experts are, please refer to If you wish to know how our members process your personal data, please refer to the websites of our individual members, for which links can be found at

For what purpose does Dutch Aquaculture Experts process personal data?

a. In order to be able to enter into a relationship with you
If you want to become a customer of one or more of our members or wish to purchase a new product or new service of one or more of our members, we require some personal data. We may need to perform a due diligence to assess whether we can accept you as a customer or provide you with credit, for instance. We may also use data on you obtained from others for this. From agencies that provide credit information, for example.

b. In order to maintain the relationship with you
If you are a customer of one or more of our members, we want to be able to be of service to you on an ongoing basis. We may process personal data for this purpose. We may use your name and address details to stay in contact with you, for instance. We also may make recordings, for instance, of telephone conversations, from cameras and from chat and app sessions. We do this to prevent crime and monitor quality or in the context of furnishing evidence in litigation, for instance.

c. To protect your and our interests
We may process personal data in order to protect your interests, our interests and the interests of our sector. To combat or investigate fraud, for instance.
We do that only if we have made agreements with these parties on the careful use of your data.

d. For the development and improvement of our products and services
In order to serve you well on an ongoing basis, we constantly work on developing and improving our products and services. In some cases, we process personal data for this. If you ask a question or lodge a complaint, for instance.

e. For promotional and marketing purposes
We may process your personal data for promotional and/or marketing purposes. To inform you about a new or improved product that may be of interest to you, for example. Or to better anticipate your wishes. If you do not wish to be contacted for commercial purposes, you can indicate this to Dutch Aquaculture Experts by sending an email to

f. In order to enter into and perform contracts with suppliers and business customers
If you have contact with Dutch Aquaculture Experts for your work, we may process your personal data. In order to determine whether you are authorised to represent your company, for instance.

g. For our business operations and in order to comply with legislation and regulations
We feel it is important and necessary that we have a good overview of our customer relationships. This includes knowing whether you work with other parties that could pose a risk. We process personal data in order to obtain this overview and subsequently take measures.

h. For archiving purposes
We collect no more personal data than is strictly necessary in the context of the purposes mentioned above. If we do not save the data for those purposes, we may still save this data for archiving purposes. That means that this data will only be used in future in the event of legal proceedings or for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.

Does Dutch Aquaculture Experts also process special personal data?

Special personal data is sensitive data. For instance, about a person’s health, criminal record, ethnic background, religion or philosophical beliefs, political preferences, sex life, trade union membership or citizen service number (BSN). We do not process this data.
We only process special personal data if we are required to do so on the basis of legislation, regulations or certification, with your permission, or if you ask us to do so. If you ask us to document special personal data on you or if you yourself make this data public, we process this data only if this is necessary for our business operations.

How does Dutch Aquaculture Experts handle my personal data?

Your personal data is stored carefully and kept for no longer than is strictly necessary for the purpose for which it has been processed. Within Dutch Aquaculture Experts, your personal data can only be used by board members who must have access to this data by virtue of their position.

Exchange of personal data within Dutch Aquaculture Experts

If we want to use data for a purpose other than that for which it was originally processed, we can only do so if there is an organisational connection between the two purposes. Your personal data may also be exchanged between members of Dutch Aquaculture Experts, but only if this is reconcilable with the purpose for which the data was collected.

Exchange with third parties

We sometimes engage third parties who process personal data on our instructions. A printer that prints the names and addresses on envelopes for a customer mailing, for instance. We can only engage third parties if this is consistent with the purpose for which we have processed your personal data. For promotional and marketing purposes, for instance. In addition, this third party can only be commissioned by us if it has taken demonstrably appropriate security measures and guarantees secrecy.

Your personal data may also be exchanged with third parties that we engage in our business operations or for the performance of our services. Your personal data is not sold or leased out.

What rules apply for the processing of personal data?

When processing personal data in the Netherlands, Dutch Aquaculture Experts is bound by, among other laws, the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act and/or local legislation.
Where necessary, the processing of personal data by the various divisions of Dutch Aquaculture Experts is registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Can I see what personal data Dutch Aquaculture Experts processes in relation to me?

Yes, you can request an overview of the personal data processed in relation to you from the division of Dutch Aquaculture Experts with which you do business.
If you believe that your personal data has been processed incorrectly, incompletely or unnecessarily, you can submit a request to have the data amended, supplemented or deleted to the division of Dutch Aquaculture Experts with which you do business.

Where can I submit a question or complaint?

If you have questions or complaints about the processing of personal data by Dutch Aquaculture Experts, please contact us at

Can Dutch Aquaculture Experts amend this document?

Yes, our privacy statement may change from time to time. If new data processing operations are introduced, we amend the privacy statement accordingly. And if these changes are relevant for you, we call your attention to them or make these changes known to you in a prominent manner. You can always find the most up-to-date version of our privacy statement at You can also request for earlier versions similarly.


We use specific terms in this privacy statement. Below are the definitions for a number of these terms:
• Personal data: data that directly or indirectly tells something about you. For example, your name, address, town/city of residence, telephone number and e-mail address.
• Process: everything that can be done with personal data. For example, collection, storage, use and deletion of your data from our administration.


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