Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our websites and for your interest in our goods and services. We take the protection of your privacy and your personal data while using our website and / or our services, very seriously.

The privacy statement shall apply to all agreements to provide services, as well as for the visiting of our websites.

Within this privacy statement you will find information regarding the processing of your personal data while visiting our website or using our services. In order to provide the features and services of our website, it can be necessary for us to collect personal data about you. We explain below what data we collect, why this is necessary and what rights you have with regard to your personal data.

1. Responsibility and scope
Responsible for the processing of personal data on the website is AKKA Architects, registered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 56036043.

2. Definition
According to Article 4.1 of the General Data Protection Agreement (GDPR), ‘personal data’ means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular through the assignment to a means of identification such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific characteristics that reflect the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

3. Information usage

  • Nature and scope of data processing
    When using the website, we collect technically necessary data which, amongst other things, is automatically transmitted to our server:
    • IP address
    • Date and time of the request
    • Content of the request
    • Access status / HTTP status code
    • Browser type
    • Language and version of the browser software
    • Operating system

This is technically necessary in order to be able to show our website to you. We also use the data to guarantee the security and stability of our website.

  • Legal basis
    The legal base for the examination is article 6.1 GDPR.
  • Storage time
    If the abovementioned data is no longer needed to display the website, they will be deleted.

4. Data collection, purpose of processing and legal basis.

  • Nature and scope of data processing

    After a mandate has been accepted, we collect the following personal data about you if necessary

    • First name and surname
    • Address
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail addresses
    • Phone numbers
    • Payment details

    We only use this information to implement and fulfil our obligations under the contract with you.

  • Legal basis
    The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is the execution of the agreement with you on the basis of article 6 (1. B) GDPR.
  • Storage time
    The processed data shall be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the purpose of performing the contract. Even after the conclusion of the agreement, it may be necessary to store your personal data in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations. Further storage may take place in individual cases if required by law.

5. Newsletter

  • Nature and scope of data processing

    We want to inform you of updates by means of newsletters. By doing so, we need to collect and process personal data from you:

    • First name and surname
    • E-mail address
  • Legal basis
    The registration of the newsletter form in which you give consent.
  • Storage time
    AKKA Architects shall store this personal data from you as long as you want to receive the newsletter. You can, at all times, decide to revoke your consent. We will than delete your personal data unless there is a legal obligation to keep it for a certain period of time.

6. Rights of the parties concerned
You have the following legal rights towards us, with regard to your personal data.

    • Right to information
      You have the right to ask us if we are processing your personal data. If so, you can request information with regard to your personal data, as well as further information, for instance the processing purpose, the recipients and the planned storage duration.
    • Right to be forgotten
      You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data in case that the processing is not necessary. This is the case when, for instance, your personal data is no longer needed for the original purposes or when you have withdrawn your declaration of consent for processing your personal data.
    • Right of rectification of addition
      You have the right to ask us to correct your incorrect personal data. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you can request the addition of incomplete data.
    • Right to limitation of processing
      You have the right to request a limitation of the processing, for instance, in the case that you are of the opinion that your personal data is incorrect.
    • Right to data portability
      You are entitled to receive your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format.
    • Right of objection
      You have the right to object at any time to the processing of certain personal data relating to you for reasons connected with your particular situation.

7. Third parties
The personal data that you provide us with, will only be shared to third parties in case this is deemed necessary for the purposes as described above. We use third parties for, inter alia:

    • The implementation of and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation;
    • Financial administration;

We only share personal data with third parties if we have processing agreements with that third party. We make sure that these agreements, amongst other things, arranges certain measures with regard to the protection of your personal data. Furthermore, we shall not share your personal data with any other third parties unless we have your consent or a legal obligation to do so.

8. Automated decision-making
We do not use automated decision-making, such as profiling.

9. Third countries
For reasons of storage and processing, it is necessary that AKKA Architects shares some personal data with entities outside the European Economic Area. We use storage facilities within the United States of Amerika. For the processing of personal data within the United States of America, the European Commission has made an adequacy decision (Privacy Shield).

10. Data security
AKKA Architects has taken comprehensive technical and organisational security measures in order to prevent manipulation, loss or misuse of your personal data. Your personal data will be treated confidentially and is stored on protected servers. Security measures taken by AKKA Architects will, for instance, entail the following:

    • Consultancies of AKKA Architects are bound by confidentiality;
    • We use personal use identification and password for all our applications;
    • We make back-up copies of the data to prevent accidental damage or destruction to your personal data;
    • We test and evaluate our taken security measures;
    • Employees of AKKA Architects are informed about the importance of the protection of personal data.

11. Complaint
In the case that you are of the opinion that we are using your personal data unlawfully, or have used your personal data unlawfully, you have the right to file a complaint with the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens with the help of their website.

12. Modification
AKKA Architects has the right to alter this privacy statement at any moment and on any grounds whatsoever. We advise you to frequently check this document for updates.

13. Questions
In the case that you have questions or remarks about the processing of your personal data through the website or the usage of our services, please contact us through the e-mail address: letstalk@akkaarchitects.com.