The privacy of visitors to DutchAmsterdam (‘Dutch Amsterdam’) is important to us.
Therefore we want to let you know what types of personal information we and third parties receive and collect when you visit dutchamsterdam.nl or dutchamsterdam.com — and how we safeguard your information.
On this page we let you know what kind of information is collected when you visit this website, how and why it is used, and how you can manage your own data.
DutchAmsterdam meets the requirements of the European privacy law called General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR).
Terms and Conditions/Disclaimer
DutchAmsterdam.com – Who we are
DutchAmsterdam is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company is registered with the Kamer van Koophandel, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, under registration number 62798995.
DutchAmsterdam operates a number of websites. On this website, the term ‘DutchAmsterdam’ refers to the website at https://dutchamsterdam.nl, also accessible at https://www.dutchamsterdam.com.
DutchAmsterdam is an online business operated from a private home in Amsterdam.
We do not have a visiting address.
How to contact us
The best and fastest way to contact us is via our contact form.
Our postal address is listed on the same page — though we prefer to be contacted via the form.
If you wish, you may email us at privacydutchamsterdam.nl instead.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
DutchAmsterdam does not store personal data, or so-called personally identifiable information (PII).
Dutch Amsterdam collects two kinds of information:
- Anonymous information via Cookies, and/or
- Information you decide to provide (e.g. when contacting us via our Jetpack-powered Contact Form)
In addition, several third party services also collect information. See below for details.
Requesting Your Data
GDPR gives a person the right to request all of the personal data a given firm, in this case DutchAmsterdam, has on him or her. People also have the right to have companies correct their data, or to instruct companies to delete it altogether.
DutchAmsterdam does not store any personally identifiable information, so while you’re welcome to contact us, we can not send you what we do not have.
Information collected by third-parties
The services DutchAmsterdam uses to enhance the functionality of the website, and to provide our visitors with a good user experience, may collect certain types of information.
DutchAmsterdam is provided to you free of charge. In order to pay the bills the website carries advertisements. Advertisers may also collect certain types of information.
Below we list which services and advertisers we use.
DutchAmsterdam has no control over the data collected and used by these services and advertisers. You must contact them directly. We have provided links to their privacy- and/or cookie policies.
The DutchAmsterdam website runs on WordPress software, which is published by the WordPress Foundation.
A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to a user’s browser from a website’s computers and stored on a user’s computer’s hard drive or on a tablet or mobile device (collectively, “Computer”). A Cookie stores a small amount of data on your Computer about your visit to the Site.
Plugins are small programs that enhance or extend the functionality of WordPress.
The companies that provide these plugins have their own data collection, data storage, and privacy policies.
Below we list those plugins that collect, transmit, and/of store various types of anonymous and/or personally identifiable information.
The DutchAmsterdam website runs on WordPress software. We use a plugin called Jetpack. It is published by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.
Note: WordPress.com (Automattic) is a blogging platform that uses a modified version of WordPress (WordPress Foundation). These are two separate entities.
Jetpack enhances several aspects of the website. The following information, provided by Jetpack, pertains to the various modules integrated in the DutchAmsterdam website:
Data Used: If image view tracking is enabled, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Image views.
Our primary contact form is provided by Google Forms. See Google’s Privacy Policies.
Note: DutchAmsterdam uses your email address only to reply to your message. Your email address (and other information you provide) is not used in any other way. We do not share it with others — unless compelled by law enforcement.
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Post likes.
Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (
jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
More about Jetpack Cookies
Askimet is a spam-detection and removal service. It is part of Automattic.
Data Used: Akismet — a spam-detection and removal service — is enabled on parts of the DutchAmsterdam website. This means means that the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
Note that nowadays, we primary use a contact form provided by Google Forms.
iThemes Security keeps our website safe from the bad guys.
You’ll no doubt have noticed that finding information on DutchAmsterdam is incredibly easy and fast. That’s because our site search is powered by Algolia.
Server Log Files
SiteGround, the company that hosts our website, collects and stores information that your browser automatically places in “server log files”. This includes (but is not limited to) the following information:
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
– IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
SiteGround collects this information for the limited and legitimate purpose of detecting and preventing fraud and unauthorized system access, and ensuring the security of their systems and our websites.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Google Analytics shows us where our visitors come from, and how they interact with the site. No personally identifiable information is shared. In other words, we won’t know who you are, but we’ll know how many people found dutchamsterdam.nl via, say, a search engine, another website, or a social media app.
You can use this browser add-on to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.
DutchAmsterdam is provided to you free of charge. We can only continue to publish this website by displaying advertisements and using affiliate programs.
Google Adsense displays personalized and non-personalized ads on our website.
Non-personalized ads (contextual ads) try to match content of the pages they display on.
How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services (and how you can control your information).
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. As a destination website, DutchAmsterdam has selected Booking.com’s affiliate program to offer hotels and other accommodation in Amsterdam and beyond.
GetYourGuide allows people to book tours, excursions, activities and ‘skip-the-line’ tickets to museums and other tourist attractions around the world.
DutchAmsterdam is an Amazon.com affiliate. When you visit Amazon.com via a link on this website we receive a small commission on each item you purchase — at no additional cost to you.
Pfft! Did you read this far? Honest, we had to write all that stuff in other to comply with privacy laws.
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