Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy of De Groot en Slot B.V., hereafter referred to in this text as 'De Groot en Slot'.
De Groot en Slot respects your privacy and observes the regulations laid down in the applicable legislation with regard to the way personal details are processed (the Dutch act enforcing the protection of personal details - WBP). The following paragraphs contain a general description of the kind of information that is collected on the website of De Groot en Slot and the way it is processed by De Groot en Slot.

Personal details
De Groot en Slot only collects and process personal details, including the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other information if this information has been supplied voluntarily to De Groot en Slot via the website. These details, for example, are the details that must be completed on the forms and contact forms on the website. De Groot en Slot processes the personal details in order to improve the level of service provision and the content of the website, for example by updating the material on the website, by providing the information you have requested and by asking your opinion about our products and services in general and for internal purposes.

Third party use of personal details
Under no circumstances will De Groot en Slot sell or rent your personal details to third parties. However, De Groot en Slot may sometimes decide to make your personal details available to carefully selected third parties, such as distributors and other companies with whom De Groot en Slot works closely, for example in order to provide you with the information you requested. In some cases De Groot en Slot may be obliged by law to provide personal details.

Other details
If you visit our website to read, consult or download information, we will collect and store details, such as the domain name and the host computer used by you to access the internet, the IP-Address (Internet Protocol) of the computer you are using, the date and time you visited our website, and the internet address of the website which linked you directly to our website. We use this information, which remains anonymous, to track the frequency of visits to our websites and to further optimise our websites.

The website of De Groot en Slot use so-called ‘cookies’. A cookie is a simple small file with information that is saved on your computer's hard disk. However, these cookies do not contain personal details and are only employed to make it easier for you to use the website. Our website use this cookie to recognise you when you revisit our sites. Cookies are used to make your use of the site all the more pleasurable. If you have deactivated the use of cookies in your browser, you can still visit most parts of the website.

We recognise our responsibility to protect the details you have provided us with. De Groot en Slot uses various forms of technical security to protect your personal details, including secure servers, password protection and firewalls. 

The website of De Groot en Slot may also offer you access to chatrooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups. Please be reminded that the personal recognisable details you leave on these sites may be available for other users and that you should exercise caution before deciding to make your details available.

Links to other sites
The pages on the website of De Groot en Slot offer users the opportunity to click onto websites of other companies. De Groot en Slot can, however, take no responsibility for the way the other party on these websites handles your personal details. For this reason, we recommend that you always enquire about the privacy policy of these other websites or ask them for a further explanation of their policy concerning the use of personal details, as this may differ from that observed in the privacy policy of De Groot en Slot.

Special information for parents
Although the website of De Groot en Slot are not specifically aimed at children, the policy of De Groot en Slot is aimed at compliance with legislation regarding permission required from parents or guardians before the personal details of children under a certain legally stipulated age are used or made available.

If you have any questions or remarks about our privacy policy, please contact De Groot en Slot via If you wish to view or change your personal details, please contact us in writing, enclosing a copy of your identity document, at:

De Groot en Slot B.V.
Attn.: Communications & PR
Postbus 28
1720 AA Broek op Langedijk
The Netherlands

De Groot en Slot retains the right to make changes to its privacy statement from time to time. Therefore, please regularly check the latest version of the De Groot en Slot Privacy Policy. This version is dated 1 July 2007.