Privacy Statement NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre

Introduction
NVC (founded in 1953) is the association of companies addressing the activity of packaging throughout the supply chain of packaged products. The NVC membership, projects, information services and education programme stimulate the continuous improvement of packaging.
Careful handling of personal data is an important element of our current and future functioning as an association. Personal data are therefore carefully processed and secured. Personal data are not sold by us or made available to third parties. We comply with the law and regulations regarding the protection of personal data, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), taking effect from 25 May 2018.

Responsibility for the handling of personal data
The NVC is responsible for the handling of your personal data. This means that the NVC determines the purposes and means for the processing itself and that it is responsible for compliance with the legal requirements.

Reasons for handling your personal data
If you request information via our website and / or register with us, request a service or contact us by telephone, we will record your personal data.
The NVC processes your personal data for various purposes. The NVC only processes the necessary personal data.

The following targets apply to the processing of personal data by the NVC:
- to be able to contact you;
- to send you information;
- to enter into and execute (membership, training, participation and other) agreements.

We also use your personal data for relationship management and activities to enhance our database of (employees of) member companies and other potentially interested parties at NVC and to inform them about our activities.

We try to take your preferences into account. If you do not appreciate the information from NVC, you can send a note stating 'blocking' to: NVC Netherlands Packaging Center, PO Box 164, 2800 AD Gouda, The Netherlands.

If you no longer wish to receive newsletters regarding the activities of the NVC, you can use the unsubscribe option that is included in every newsletter that the NVC sends.

Legal justification for handling personal data
According to the legislation, the NVC may only process personal data if one of the legal basics applies.
The NVC uses the following legal grounds for the processing of personal data:

  • in the context of the formation and / or performance of an agreement;
  • to comply with the law (including accounting treatment, tax obligations and obligations in connection with court orders or other mandatory laws and regulations);
  • in connection with the legitimate interests of the NVC, whereby the NVC ensures that the impact on your privacy is as limited as possible. For example, personal data are processed in connection with:
  • making studies, models and statistics;
  • the exercise and defense of the rights of the NVC, for example in disputes;
  • the management of member data or support thereof, including the creation of segments and profiles for the management of members or for the detection of members' needs.

Website and Cookies
The website records visitor data such as the number of visitors on a web page. The purpose of this is to optimise the layout of the website.
You can deactivate cookies in your browser without this having far-reaching consequences for your use of the website. The result, however, may be that certain parts are less or no longer accessible to you.
On the website you will find links to other websites, for example in the online NVC Buyers’ Guide or as background information for selected (packaging) news items. Although these websites have been selected with care, we cannot accept responsibility for the use of your data by those organisations. Read the Privacy Statement, if available, from the website you are visiting.

Protection of personal data
The NVC has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing.

The NVC has established an information security policy and taken physical, organisational and electronic measures with due observance thereof.

Exchange of personal data

The passing on and receiving of personal data within the NVC
The NVC can exchange your (personal and company) data within the association.
The NVC ensures that European data protection standards are applied to personal data.
The NVC cannot be held liable if persons or companies have to provide personal data to local authorities, in accordance with applicable legal obligations.

The passing on and receiving of data outside the NVC
The purpose of processing your personal data may involve sharing personal data with other organisations. Insofar as there is no explicit consent or legal obligation, this exchange of information will only take place on the basis of the execution of the agreement between you and the NVC or if the NVC has a legitimate interest for this.

No commercial use
The NVC will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make your personal and business data commercially available to third parties for non-NVC activities, except as described in this privacy statement or with your prior consent.

Correctness of the personal data provided
By communicating your personal and company data you guarantee that these are correct and complete. The NVC can deny you access to the NVC activities temporarily or definitively when communicating false identities, incomplete or incorrect data.

Storage of personal data
The NVC does not store personal and company data for longer than necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data are processed, and in any case as long as specific regulations require.

Your privacy rights
You are entitled to inspect your personal and company data. You have the right to request correction, limitation or deletion of your personal and company data and you can also request the transfer of your data. Finally, you can object to the use of your data.

If the processing of your data is based on permission, you can withdraw it at any time. You can send your written requests or questions regarding privacy-related matters to:

NVC Netherlands Packaging Center
PO Box 164
2800 AD Gouda
The Netherlands

You will receive an answer as soon as possible.
You are also entitled to submit a complaint about the use of your data with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA).
Would you like to know more about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Check wetten.overheid.nl (in Dutch).

Changes
We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Statement. Therefore, check the Privacy Statement regularly for an update of our privacy policy.

Questions
If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact the NVC association office in Gouda, the Netherlands.

Last update: 24 May 2018