Privacy Policy

This is the Netherlands Business Council’s (“”) privacy policy (“Policy”). This policy applies to activities the Netherlands Business Council (NBC) engages in on its website and activities that are "offline" or unrelated to the website. This privacy policy informs you how the Netherlands Business Council in the UAE protects the rights of individuals in terms of their privacy. collects certain anonymous data regarding the usage of the website. This information does not personally identify users, by itself or in combination with other information, and is gathered to improve the performance of the website. The anonymous data collected by the website can include information such as the type of browser you are using, and the length of the visit to the website. You may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the website, which may include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information can be gathered when feedback or e-mails are sent to when you register for services, or make purchases via the website. In all such cases you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information.  The NBC processes personal data for the purpose of  providing member services, communicating with our members and other stakeholders and performing other tasks consistent with our Articles of Association.  
The personal data controller is the Netherlands Business Council in Dubai. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or how we use your personal data you can contact us by post or email

What information do we collect?
NBC primarily collects information directly from our members or others who have expressed interest in the organization. Information stored typically includes name, company, business sector, position, gender, telephone numbers, address, and email address. Comments can be stored if the situation requires, for instance, in relation to our events. If data is not collected from the data subject directly, data is collected via referrals or from websites. We do not collect any sensitive personal data.
 All credit/debit cards details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented, or leased to any third parties. will not pass any debit/credit card details to third parties.

How do we use personal information? may use non-personal "aggregated data" to enhance the operation of our website or analyze interest in the areas of our website. Additionally, if you provide with content for publishing or feedback, we may publish your user name or other identifying data with your permission. may also disclose personally identifiable information to respond to a subpoena, court order, or other such request. may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or as otherwise required by law. Your personally identifiable information may be provided to a party if files for bankruptcy.

The purposes for which your data is collected and used may include (without limitation) one or more of the following:
•    for membership registration requests
•    for providing you with the information or services you have requested (in particular: newsletters, invitations, correspondence, surveys, and public announcements)
•    for being able to contact you regarding various events relating to the NBC or any other communication likely of interest to you.
When do we share personal data?
Only NBC is the recipient of your personal data. Neither NBC nor any of our subcontractors, sells the personal data of users of our site.

How do we store and secure personal data? takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, ( cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online. 

Access is limited to authorized personnel within NBC only. We are taking appropriate measures to prevent and minimize the risks of unauthorized access to personal information. Where we have given the user a password or log-in that enables you to access certain restricted parts of our website, you are responsible for doing everything you reasonably can to keep these details secret. However, the Internet is not a totally secure medium and we shall not be responsible for any unauthorized use, distribution, damage, or destruction of personal data.  All electronic transactions entered via the website will be protected by encryption technology.

Use of cookies and other technologies
Cookies are small bits of data cached in a user’s browser, utilizes cookies to determine whether or not you have visited the home page in the past and to identify when the user has logged in. NBC also uses Google Analytics to track the activity on our website but it is not used for profiling or tracking specific individual’s data. If you do not want your usage to be tracked by Google Analytics, please follow its’ opt-out instructions through the link (
Other websites is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third-party’s privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Please be aware that our sites may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those Web sites linked to our site is not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

How long do we keep your personal data for?
NBC promotes a privacy-aware culture that is respectful of and is sensitive to the rights of its external contacts’ data. If the personal data is no longer required by NBC for the reason that it may not be useful for the purposes previously mentioned, we will no longer continue to retain that information. 

Your rights in relation to personal data
You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you (right of access) and to be informed about how we use your personal information (right to be informed). You also have the right to amend any information that is not correct (right of rectification) as well as the right to ask us to stop using your information (right to restrict processing). If you want, you can ask us to remove any or all personal information from our records (right to be ‘forgotten’) and to object to any processing in marketing purposes (right to object).

Please note that although our site may contain links to websites of our partners, we can not accept liability for their privacy policies and please make sure to read them before submitting any personal data.

How to contact us?
To stop receiving our newsletters, you can simply click the unsubscribe button on the bottom of the email.  To stop receiving any other messages, please contact us with information about what you wish to opt out of. 
If you do not consent to NBC processing your personal data according to the above mentioned, please contact us via


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