Paul de Ruiter

Privacy policy


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Privacy statement

Paul de Ruiter Architects attaches great importance to the privacy of its clients as well as that of all visitors to its website. We do everything in our power to safeguard your personal data, and we treat this data with the utmost care. We comply, in this regard, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we do with the information. The party in charge of processing the data is Paul de Ruiter Architects, Valschermkade 36 D, 1059 CD Amsterdam.

Data collected and purpose for its collection

Business relations
The personal data relating to our business relations is collected solely to help us offer our services efficiently and effectively.
The data is collected and processed for the following specific purposes:
- to enable us to offer our services;
- to enable us to enter into and maintain a working relationship with you;
- to enable us to send out invoices
- and administer payments;
- to enable us to inform you (with your permission) of our services and other activities (e.g. via e-mail and occasional newsletters)
We process the following personal data in particular: company name and address, contact person’s details (name, e-mail address, telephone number and function).

Website visitors
We collect certain non-personally identifiable information by default when you visit our website. This technical data is used solely for the management and optimization of our website. We process the following data in particular: the date and time of your visit, the type of browser you used when visiting us, the pages and sections of our website visited (including duration and frequency of visits per page and section, and the sequence of your visit), and the overall duration of the visit or session.

Occasional news updates
We send out occasional news updates to inform interested parties of our services and ongoing activities. Your e-mail address is only ever added to the list of interested parties with your explicit permission. Each news update includes a link with which you may unsubscribe. We do not provide third parties with the subscription list for these news updates; we do, however, use the list to compile our Christmas card list. We process only the following personal data: first name, surname, company name, e-mail address and telephone number.

Provision of data to third parties
Your data will only be provided to third parties with your prior permission, or if we are obliged to do so due to laws or regulations and/or as a result of a lawsuit.
Transmission of data to countries outside the EU
Your personal data will not be passed on to parties in countries outside the European Economic Area.

We do everything in our power to safeguard your personal data. We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unlawful collection/processing and/or loss. For example, a firewall and encryption measures are used to prevent access to your data by unauthorized third parties. The data is stored at locations that are both physically and technically secure. Only a select group of employees has access to the data, and the Paul de Ruiter Architects employees among them are bound by a confidentiality agreement.

We do not store personal data for any longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected, and we comply with all applicable laws and regulations in this regard.

Your rights
You have the right to view, amend, delete or limit the processing of data that we have collected at any time. You also have the right to request this information in a structured, standard and machine-readable form, and to hand this over to another organization.

If so required, please send a written request to the following address:
Paul de Ruiter Architects
Valschermkade 36 D
1059 CD Amsterdam

We shall endeavour to respond to your request within four weeks of its receipt.

Google Analytics
Our website employs Google Analytics cookies, and we have signed a data-processing agreement with Google. We opted, in this agreement, for a partial concealment of our visitors’ IP addresses. We do not use any other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies. And the option that allows for the sharing of data with third parties is disabled.

Third-party websites
Our website includes links to third-party websites. Paul de Ruiter Architects is not responsible for the way in which these third parties handle your personal data. We therefore advise you to read the privacy statements provided by these websites before using the sites.

Questions, comments or complaints
If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding this privacy statement, or in relation to the manner in which Paul de Ruiter Architects collects and processes your data, please contact us via the contact details below:

Paul de Ruiter Architects
Valschermkade 36 D
1059 CD Amsterdam

Telephone: +31(0)20 626 32 44

We shall endeavour to respond to your question, comment or complaint within four weeks of its receipt.

Paul de Ruiter Architects reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. All amendments will appear on this website. We encourage you to check this privacy statement on a regular basis to ensure that you remain up to date regarding its contents.