Purpose of data processing
When you visit our website, we only use your data for the purpose of our services. This means that the purpose of the processing is always directly related to the order you provide. We do not use your data for (targeted) marketing. If you share information with us and we use this information to contact you at a later time – other than at your request – we will ask you for explicit permission for this.
Your data will not be shared with third parties, other than to comply with accounting and other administrative obligations. These third parties are all kept confidential by virtue of the agreement between them and us or an oath or legal obligation. Data that is automatically collected by our website is processed with the aim of further improving our services. This data (for example your IP address, web browser and operating system) is not personal data.
Cookies and Google Analytics
A cookie from the American company Google is placed via our website as part of the "Analytics" service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is made anonymous as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Cookies from third parties
Like or share
Buttons are included on our website to promote ("like") web pages or to share them on social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. These buttons work by means of pieces of code that come from these social networks themselves. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on that. Read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your data that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymized as much as possible. The information is transferred to and through these social networks and stored on servers in the United States. These social networks adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
GDPR and our journalistic rights
The GDPR obliges Member States to establish exceptions or derogations from the GDPR for the processing of personal data for journalistic purposes. The processing of personal data for journalistic purposes only includes the following chapters and articles of the GDPR not applicable:
- Article 7, third paragraph (withdrawal of consent)
- Article 10 (processing personal data regarding criminal convictions/facts)
- Chapter III (rights of data subjects)
- Article 30 (register of processing activities)
- Article 33 to 43 (including obligation to report data breach, data protection assessment (PIA))
- Chapter V (transfers to other countries)
- Chapter VI (supervisory authority)
- Chapter VII (cooperation between supervisors)
These exceptions do not only apply to processing for journalistic purposes, but also to academic, artistic or literary forms of expression. The rights that individuals have under the GDPR are therefore largely inapplicable. If personal data is mentioned in a journalistic article, such as a first and last name, then that person has:
- no right to be forgotten: so you cannot be asked to delete the name
- no right of withdrawal: in case of permission for publication, that permission cannot be withdrawn
- no right to rectification
- no right of access to the processing of personal data by the medium concerned
- no right to object to the processing
- no right to data portability to receive from the medium the personal data they have
The provisions on the supervisory authority are also excluded. This means that the Dutch Data Protection Authority is not authorized to supervise, nor can it impose fines for any violations.
Special personal data
The processing of special personal data may only be processed if this is necessary for the journalistic purpose. A necessity test therefore applies to this data. Special data is data about a person's race, religion, health, political preference, sexual life, trade union membership and criminal history.
The other provisions of the GDPR do apply to journalism. These include the provisions relating to:
- security (Article 32)
- processors (Article 28)
- archiving (storage limitation article 5 paragraph 1 sub e)
- data protection by default settings (Article 25)
Cooperation with tax and criminal investigations
In some cases, Pitane BV can be held on the basis of a legal obligation to share your data in connection with government tax or criminal investigations. In such a case, we are forced to share your data, but we will oppose this within the possibilities that the law offers us.
Marinus van Meelweg 12
5657 AND Eindhoven
TEL: + 31852015170