Privacy statement De Gist – 04/03/19


Thank you for your interest in De Gist. In accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we would like to inform you below about how De Gist processes your data.


The entity responsible for data processing is Het Verbond BV, Delft.


Your data will generally only be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil a specific purpose and deleted as soon as this purpose no longer exists. Alternatively, your data shall be deleted at the end of any statutory retention periods.


If the relevant requirements are met, you shall be entitled to request information from De Gist regarding the personal data we hold on you; you shall also have the right to rectification and erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to data portability. Once you have given us your consent, you may revoke this at any time. Your data shall be processed legally until you revoke your consent. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


You can get in touch with us on our website via email at


We take the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your data against unwanted access as well as possible. We use encryption for this purpose. Your details will be passed between your computer and our server and vice versa via the Internet using TLS encryption. You will notice this by the lock symbol on your browser status list (which will show as locked)


You have the possibility of contacting us through our online form. For you to use our contact form, we need your first name and surname, email address, address, postcode and town. Data shall be processed on the basis of Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. Any information you provide voluntarily shall only be processed with your consent in accordance with Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR. Your data shall only be processed to respond to your query or until you revoke your consent or object to data processing, and it shall then be deleted. Your data shall not be passed on to third parties.


Cookies are small files that are saved on a user’s hard drive. They allow information to be retained for a certain period of time, and the user’s computer to be identified. However, some cookies just contain information on certain impersonal settings. We use permanent cookies and so-called “session cookies” to improve user guidance and adapt the presentation of our website. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. The use of cookies represents a legitimate interest described in Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. You can configure your browser so that it advises you when cookies are used, thus making our use of cookies more transparent.


We create pseudonymous user profiles with Google Analytics to tailor our website’s design according to users’ needs. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, or text files, which are saved on your computer to analyse your use of our website. Information generated by cookies on your use of this website is generally forwarded to a Google server in the USA and saved there. As we have activated IP anonymisation on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. The appropriate level of data protection required in accordance with Article 45.1 of the GDPR is ensured through Google’s involvement in the EU-US Privacy Shield. Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the website, in order to compile reports regarding website activities and provide us with further services in relation to website and Internet usage. One of the reasons we use Google Analytics is to analyse clicks from Google AdWords for purely statistical purposes. We shall use Google Analytics with your consent in accordance with Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR. You can find more information on Google’s use of data at: and You may revoke your consent to the creation of pseudonymous user profiles at any time. There are various ways of doing this:

1.) Depending on the browser you use, you can install a browser plug-in to prevent tracking. To do this, please click here and install the browser plug-in available to download.

2) You can also stop the storage of cookies used to build your profile via the right setting in your browser software.

3.) Another way to stop web analysis by Google Analytics is to insert an opt-out cookie which instructs Google not to use your data for the purposes of web analysis. Please note that if you use this solution, web analysis will be halted only for so long as the browser saves the opt-out cookie. If you would like to install the opt-out cookie now, please click here.


We use both Google’s and Facebook’s cross-device remarketing technology, so that you can receive targeted ads on other Internet pages based on your visit to our website. Your data shall be processed with your consent in accordance with Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR.

How does remarketing work?

When you visit our website, Google and Facebook may request recognition features for your browser or device (e.g. a so-called “browser fingerprint”), analyse your IP address or save a recognition feature on your device in the form of a small text file (e.g. so-called “third-party” cookies”). Google and Facebook may also save your visit to our website and link it to one or more of these recognition features, in order to show you our ads on other websites. These recognition features are pseudonymised and may be used by Google and Facebook to recognise your device on other websites. For example, if you visit a site in Google’s Display Ad or the Facebook ad network (i.e. a website that displays ads on Google’s and/or Facebook’s behalf), Google and Facebook may recognise your device and browser using these features. We may also place so-called “remarketing tags” on our website. In other words, we might add keywords to our website that contain statements on its contents (e.g. product and service categories). The keywords we use shall not contain any personal or sensitive information. Google and Facebook shall receive and save these keywords to the recognition features mentioned above. In other words, if you visit a page containing a keyword on a particular product category, Google and Facebook will save this keyword and assign it to your recognition features. This allows us to ask Google and Facebook to activate relevant ads on other sites according to the pages you have visited on our website. If you visit another website in Google’s Display Ads network or the Facebook ads network, Google and Facebook may use its recognition features and associated keywords to calculate whether you should receive our ads and, if so, which ones. You can find more detailed information on the way Google’s remarketing technology works at

What does “cross-device remarketing” mean?

If you log in to Google and Facebook services with your own credentials or have one or more personal Google and/or Facebook accounts, Google and Facebook may link the recognition features it holds for various browsers and devices. If Google and Facebook have generated a separate recognition feature for your laptop, desktop PC, smartphone and/or tablet, these recognition features can be linked to one another as soon as you use a Google or Facebook service with your log-in details. This allows Google and Facebook to run our marketing campaigns across multiple devices in a targeted manner. However, this will only be done if you have given your consent for Google and Facebook to process your data in the past. You can always change your ad settings and object to this form of advertising by deactivating personalised ads at and Please note these settings may not affect all devices and browsers. You can also find more detailed information at


We also use Google Tag Manager on our website to provide personalised online ads based on your interests and location. When running marketing campaigns for our products, Google Tag Manager allows us to reach out to people who have visited our website by placing targeted ads on the websites of our advertising partners. This form of advertising is anonymised. Advertising is displayed on our partners’ websites via Google Tag Manager, which bases its results on cookie technology (“DoubleClick cookies”) and your previous visit to our website. Your data shall be collected and stored by Google. Our advertising partners shall not receive any information about the data stored on cookies. Cookies store the IP address of your computer and an ID number used by Google to calculate how often you have visited each page. No other personal data shall be stored alongside your IP address. Data stored on cookies shall not be combined with other personal data to create user profiles. This data shall be processed with your consent in accordance with Article 6.1 a) of the GDPR. You can manage your Google ad settings at Your data shall be processed legally until you revoke your consent.


To protect your data against unwanted access, we use encryption on some of our sites. Your details will then be passed between your computer and our server and vice versa via the Internet using 128-Bit TLS encryption (Transport Layer Security). You will notice this by the lock symbol on your browser status list (which will show as locked)


We run an official Facebook page at on the basis of Article 6.1 f) of the GDPR. We shall never collect, save or process the personal data of our page users, nor shall we process any other data or arrange for this to be done. Any information you share on our Facebook page (e.g. comments, videos or pictures) shall never be used or processed by us for other purposes. Facebook uses so-called “web-tracking methods” on this page. Please be informed that Facebook may use your profile data to analyse your habits, personal relationships and preferences, etc. We have no control over how Facebook processes your personal data. You can find more information at