The communications of Groningen Seaports (website and contact App) provide general information about Groningen Seaports and/or other subjects. We compile this information with the greatest care, but cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Groningen Seaports accepts no liability whatsoever for inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided. References made via communications of Groningen Seaports to sites and other external sources not maintained by us are intended purely as information for the visitor. Although Groningen Seaports is extremely selective about the linked external sources, we are unable to vouch for their content and function, or for the quality of any products or services offered in them. The recipient/user of the Groningen Seaports communications in question is not permitted to reproduce or distribute them or make them available in return for payment to third parties without the express written consent of Groningen Seaports.


  1. General
    The communications of Groningen Seaports (website and contact App) are the property of and are managed by Groningen Seaports. Groningen Seaports respects your privacy and ensures that the personal information you provide is always treated confidentially and in keeping with the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act.
  2. Processing of personal data
    Personal data is defined as data that can be used to establish your identity. Groningen Seaports differentiates between (1) personal data that you actively provide to us and (2) personal data that is automatically passed on to us for technical reasons. Personal data that you actively provide to us includes the name, contact details, preferences and other information that you have provided to us (e.g. for a registration procedure). Also, during visits to the Website and when using the app, some technical data is automatically sent by your equipment to our computers, such as the IP address you are using, the operating system, the web browser and (in some cases) the most recent website page that you have visited.
  3. Purposes of data processing
    The personal data that Groningen Seaports processes in the context of the communications of Groningen Seaports is used exclusively for the following purposes:
  1. to provide the offered services (such as using the App to send information in accordance with your preferences, the publication of comments and responses that you have given us for publication purposes, etc.);
  2. to contact you;
  3. to inform you about new products and/or offers of Groningen Seaports (possibly tailored to the areas of interest that you have expressed);
  4. to analyse and improve the service of Groningen Seaports (including the measurement and analysis of statistical data concerning the use of the communications of Groningen Seaports);
  5. to conduct market research for Groningen Seaports.

Storage period
Groningen Seaports will not retain your data for any longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected and processed.

Use of Google Analytics on the website and in the App
The website makes use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use of cookies (text files that are placed on your computer) to help the website to analyse how users make use of the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to keep records of how you use the website, to draw up reports on the website activity for website operators and to offer other services concerning website activity and internet usage. Google may pass this information on to third-parties if Google is legally obliged to do so or if these third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not combine your IP address with other information held by Google. You can refuse cookies by selecting the relevant settings for that purpose in your browser. That may however prevent you from making use of all of the facilities offered by our website. If you do not want your website visit to be analysed by Google Analytics, you can easily download a tool that blocks Google Analytics at http://www.dzw.gr/c1e3e. By making use of the website you give permission for Google to process the information in the manner and for the purposes described above.

The App
The App, like the website, is used to provide general information about subjects and events concerning Groningen Seaports. However the App offers a number of functionalities in addition to the website. You will need to register (once only) to make use of this extra functionality. The personal data that you provide when registering is processed in accordance with the purposes provided for in paragraph 3 of this Privacy Statement. Once you have registered, you can use the App:

  1. to easily filter information on the basis of your own preferences so that you only receive information about the subjects you are interested in;
  2. to respond to information offered in the App and share this response with other users of the App;
  3. to easily share the information provided in the App with others.

The settings/preferences that you configure in the App are saved on our server. You can change these settings in the App at any time. By using the App you agree to this processing of your data. Any reasons/comments that you send with the App are stored on the computers of Groningen Seaports. For the further processing of personal data involved in making use of the App (such as statistical usage data), reference is made to the information provided in this regard in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Privacy Statement.

  1. Amendments
    This Privacy Statement can be amended. Groningen Seaports will announce these amendments in its communications. Groningen Seaports may process your personal data for purposes that are not yet laid down in this Privacy Statement. In that case we will contact you before using your data for these new purposes in order to inform you of the amendments to our regulations for the protection of personal data and to give you the opportunity to refuse to allow your data to be used for these purposes.
  2. Questions and the right to view and correct your data
    If you have any questions about how Groningen Seaports processes your personal data or if you wish to view or make any amendments to your personal data, please contact the Sales Support department on telephone number +31 (0)596 640 400, or send an email to salessupport@groningen-seaports.com.