Purposes for the processing of your personal data
VSI treats personal data which it receives through its websites with due care and is dedicated to safeguarding any personal data it receives.
VSI processes your personal data, using only the data we need, for the following purposes:
- To tailor and improve our services and match your requirements;
- To process and respond to requests, enquiries and complaints received from you;
- To anticipate and resolve problems with any services provided to you;
- To keep you informed of our services, changes in our services and other services which may be of interest to you;
- To administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us;
- To technically and functionally manage, analyse and improve this website;
- To comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements.
Please note that the personal data you provide via this website may be processed outside the Netherlands and by countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It is important to be aware of the fact that legislation applicable to collection and storage of personal data may differ according to the jurisdiction of the country where it is being processed. For example, our servers or one of our service providers might be located in a country outside the EEA and therefore it will not have the same data protection laws, such as EEA national privacy legislation. If we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected in accordance with the provisions of the European Privacy Directive 95/46/EC.
VSI uses the following types of cookies:
- Functional cookies
These cookies may store your browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your means of connection to this website, such as the operating system and the Internet Service Providers utilized and other similar information. This information is used to technically facilitate the navigation and use of this website. In addition, functional cookies may be used to store personal settings, such as language, or to remember your information for next visits if so requested.
- Analytics cookies
This website also uses analytics cookies placed by Google Analytics (including Google Tag Manager) to measure the number of visits and the parts of the website that are the most popular among our website visitors as well as for benchmarking purposes. This information is used to provide aggregated and statistical information on the use of this website and is used to improve the contents of this website to enhance your user experience. VSI has followed the manual of the Dutch Data Protection Authority in order to ensure that Google Analytics is used in a privacy friendly manner. This means that we have instructed Google to remove the last three digits of your IP-address (“Anonymize IP”) and we have disabled the standard setting to share data with Google. Furthermore, VSI has concluded a data processing agreement with Google Inc. and VSI does not use other Google services in combination with the Google Analytics-cookies.
If you do not want to have cookies stored on your computer or want to remove cookies that have already been stored, you can arrange this via your browser settings.
Access by third parties
VSI observes a strict duty of confidentiality about your personal information. VSI does not share, sell, rent, lend or disclose any of the personal data you provide to us with any third party, other than with our direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates within the VSI group, without your consent, unless:
- We must do so by law because we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation;
- The interests of VSI require disclosure, for instance in order to recover money owed to us, to enforce or apply our agreements or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the VSI group, our customers, or others.
- Some of our businesses may be bought or sold. In this event, personal information would be transferred in order that the purchaser can continue to provide ongoing service to the affected customers.
Furthermore, VSI may instruct third parties, located inside and outside of the European Economic Area, to perform services on our behalf with respect to the processing of your personal data. These service providers will assist us in providing information and/or services to you and will need to know the information in order to verify or fulfill your transactions with us. VSI only provides the amount of personal information that is necessary for these third parties to complete the requested service or transaction. Your personal data is provided subject to agreements which state that the service providers must keep such information confidential, that the data is not to be used for its own purposes and that all information will be used in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, including strict provisions in the light of data security. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
VSI has taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data against loss, misuse, alteration and/or destruction. Although we exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your equipment and our systems, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the internet. If we become aware of any data security breach which results in unauthorized access or loss of your personal data, we will endeavor to inform you, except when this would undermine the related investigation into the cause and/or perpetrator of the data security breach or when refraining from informing you is necessary in order to protect our vital business interests.
Third-party websites and social media
Access, correction and deletion
We aim to keep information about you as accurate as possible. You have a right to access, correct and delete your personal data processed by VSI, as well as a right to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes. If you wish to access your personal data processed by VSI or have your data updated, corrected or deleted, please send your request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and complaints