Privacy Statement

25 May 2018

This website is managed by the Almere City Marketing Foundation on behalf of the Municipality of Almere. The Municipality of Almere and the Almere City Marketing Foundation are jointly responsible for data processing. The Municipality of Almere is the point of contact for matters relating to this privacy statement. Your privacy is very important to us. We therefore comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that your data is safe with us and we will always use it appropriately. The Municipality of Almere has a general Privacy Statement. The statement below is supplementary to this general statement and explains specifically what we do with the information that we obtain about you at the website.

If you have any questions or would like to know exactly what information we store about you, please contact the Municipality of Almere.

Sending newsletters
You will only be added to the list of subscribers to our newsletter with your permission. The newsletter provides news, tips and information about our products and services.

To send the newsletter, we use your e-mail address and name. We do so on the basis of your permission. We save this data until you cancel the subscription. 

You can cancel the newsletter subscription at any time. Every newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. 

Sharing with third parties
We work with certain companies with whom we may share the abovementioned personal data. 

We share data with the following parties, who will use it for their own marketing purposes: 

  • Almere City Marketing

We would like to send you advertising material for offers and new products or services. We do so:

Via social media
You can object to this advertising at any time. You can block us or use the unsubscribe option.

Sharing data with other companies or organisations
With the exception of the parties mentioned above, we will never share your personal data with other companies or organisations, unless we are legally obliged to do so (for example, if the police require us to do so in relation to a suspected crime). 

Your personal data will not be shared in countries outside the EEA. 

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small files in which we can store information so that you do not have to keep entering it. However, they also allow us to see that you have revisited our website.

When you visit our website for the first time, we display a message explaining cookies, and requesting your approval for us to install them.

You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but then some aspects of our website will no longer work properly.

We have made agreements with other companies that install cookies about their use. However, we do not have full control over what they do with the cookies themselves, so please see their privacy statements in addition to ours.

Which cookies can be installed?
We can install functional, analytical and tracking cookies. Functional cookies ensure that the website works properly. Analytical and tracking cookies enable us to analyse the traffic on the website, to record and optimize the effectiveness of advertisements, and to track surfing behaviour across different websites.

• Session cookie. Retention period: active session

• Google Analytics. Retention period: 2 years
• Google Analytics. Retention period: 1 day
• Google Analytics pixel. Retention period: active session

• Facebook. Retention period: 1 day
• Facebook. Retention period: active session
• Facebook. Retention period: 3 months
• Google DoubleClick. Retention period: 1 year 
• Google DoubleClick test cookie. Retention period: 1 day
• Google pixel. Retention period: active session

Changes to cookie statement
This cookie statement may be changed. We recommend that you regularly check whether our cookie statement has changed.

We keep statistics about the use of our website. We use them to improve the website, for example so we only show relevant information.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to keep track of the way visitors use our website. We have entered into a data processing agreement with Google, which contains strict agreements about the data they are allowed to store. We have not given Google permission to use the Analytics information they obtain for other Google services. We have instructed Google to anonymise the IP addresses. 

Security of personal data is very important to us. We ensure that the personal data we keep on you is properly secured. We continually update our security, and pay close attention to what can potentially go wrong. For more information, please see the municipality’s general privacy statement. 

How long do we keep your personal data?
We only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or used and/or as long as required by law.

Changes to this privacy statement
If we make changes to our website, we will of course revise our privacy statement. Please always note the date above and check regularly for new versions. We will do our best to inform you of any changes.

What are your rights?
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to know what personal data we store on you. See the contact details below.

If you would like to know more about your rights and how you can exercise them, please see the municipality’s general privacy statement.

Please note that you must always clearly state who you are, so that we can be sure we do not change or delete the wrong person’s data.

To submit a complaint
If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer Paul Korremans on 14 036 or at Your complaint will be treated confidentially.

You can also submit a complaint to the Dutch privacy regulator, the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Contact details
Municipality of Almere
Stadhuisplein 1, 1315 HR Almere
Postal address: PO Box 200, 1300 AE Almere
Tel. 14 036

You can contact us to exercise your privacy rights, for example if you would like to know what personal data we have about you.