Privacy- and Cookiestatement


The OPEN Foundation, located at Baron de Coubertinlaan 7 in Zoetermeer, respects the privacy of all visitors to this website and those interested in the Knowledge Center Circular Knowledge (the Knowledge Center). Personal information that you may provide to us will always be treated confidentially. The personal information you enter on the website will only be used for the stated purpose, such as sending requested information. Processing of personal data is done in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (the AVG). This Privacy Statement describes how the OPEN Foundation handles your personal data.


The purpose of processing your personal data is:

  1. Processing the intake form for your application as a knowledge partner of the Knowledge Centre.
  2. Processing your submission to publish a publication on this website.
  3. Processing your question, complaint or comment and then responding to it.
  4. Analyzing your use of the website to improve the website.
  5. Registering and saving your registration for our newsletter and sending it to you.

Basis of the processing of the intake form

If your company wants to become a knowledge partner of the Knowledge Center and you meet the conditions, your company can fill in an intake form. On this intake form we ask for some personal data so that we can contact you about your application and, after possible acceptance of the knowledge partnership, register you as a contact person for your company as a knowledge partner of the Knowledge Centre. We only store the e-mail of the intake form, the intake form itself and the personal data entered on it in our administration. By submitting the intake form you agree to the processing of the information you provide.

Basis of processing of the submission of the publication

If you wish to have a publication added to the Knowledge Center database and you and the publication meet the conditions, you can submit the publication to the Knowledge Center accompanied by the submission form. With this submission we ask for personal data so that we can contact you about the submission and provide the correct information if the publication is placed. We only store the e-mail of the entry, the entry, the entry form and the personal data entered therein. By submitting the publication, including the submission form, you agree to the processing of the information you provide.

Basis of processing of requested information

If you have any questions, complaints or comments about the Knowledge Center, you can contact us by completing our contact form. We must process your personal data in order to respond to your incoming email. In order to provide you with a better service in the future, your data may be stored as well as the e-mail received by us. We only store the data provided by you, including but possibly not limited to name, e-mail address and telephone number. By using the e-mail address mentioned, you consent to the processing of the information provided by you.

Basis of processing on the website

When using the website, cookies may be used to ensure that you can use the website optimally. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. The cookies and thus your personal data are therefore only processed on this website with permission as referred to in Article 6 paragraph 1 sub a GDPR. However, we point out that in that case you may not be able to use all the options of this website. Read more about how this website uses cookies in the Cookie Statement.

Basis of processing when registering for the newsletter

If you want to stay informed about the developments and current events regarding the Knowledge Center in the field of e-waste, you can sign up for our newsletter. When registering, you must enter your name, e-mail address and the theme about which you wish to be informed. We must process this data in order to provide you with the information you require via the newsletter. By registering, you also give us permission to store your data and use it to send the newsletter. The data you provide will be kept until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can easily unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on ‘Unsubscribe’ in the digital newsletter or by sending an email to

Google Analytics

To ensure that the website is as user-friendly as possible, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are small files that are placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site.

This website uses Google Analytics cookies;

  • We have concluded a processing agreement with Google;
  • We have chosen to mask part of the IP address. Sharing data with third parties is disabled;
  • We do not use other Google services in combination with the Google Analytics cookies.

By using this website you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.


We have taken appropriate measures to prevent the loss or unlawful processing of your personal data. Your data will be treated confidentially at all times.

Retention periods

The intake forms of our knowledge partners are kept for as long as the knowledge partnership lasts. If the contact person is changed and old data must be removed, it is possible to anonymise the personal data or to create a new intake form. In the latter case, the e-mail, the intake form and the data in our administration will be permanently deleted.

The submission forms are kept as long as the publication is on our website. If personal data linked to a publication must be removed, this publication will in principle also be removed unless the personal data can be anonymised without contradicting the conditions for placing publications on the website of the Knowledge Centre.

For questions received at, they will only be kept for as long as the data is necessary. This may differ per case. We aim to evaluate the necessity of this data annually.

Your rights

Under the law you have the right to inspect your personal data and to correct or delete your personal data. We can do this or have it done at your request. You can submit a written request for this by post (Stichting OPEN, Baron de Coubertinlaan 7, 2719 EN Zoetermeer) or by e-mail (


Important information about cookies on Circulaire Kennis

In this Cookie Statement, the OPEN Foundation informs you about the cookies that can be placed when you visit Circulaire Kennis. Cookies are small files that are sent along with pages from a website to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The reason for this is that your browser will send this information back to the server on your next visit, so that you will be recognized as a user on your next visit to Circulaire Kennis. When using Circulaire Kennis, the OPEN Foundation can collect information about your use of Circulaire Kennis and related websites, for example by means of cookies.

First party cookies

When you visit Circulaire Kennis, your own Stichting OPEN cookies can be placed. Own cookies are made by or for us and are stored on your computer by the OPEN Foundation. Only we have access to these cookies and the information collected through the cookie. These are also referred to as ‘first party cookies’. Such cookies are used by us, for example, to automatically fill in search queries or participation forms.

Refusing and deleting cookies

You can set your browser in such a way that you will no longer receive new cookies during a subsequent use of Circulaire Kennis. The way differs per browser, if necessary consult the help function of the browser. In addition, you can refuse the cookies that are placed when using Circulaire Kennis, both individually and collectively via Here you can also see which of the aforementioned cookies are active on your browser. Here it is explained per browser how you can delete placed cookies.

If you refuse and/or delete cookies, you may not be able to use all the options of Circulaire Kennis or you may not have access to (parts of) Circulaire Kennis.

Please note: refusing and deleting cookies only affects the computer and browser on which you perform this action. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you must repeat the above action(s).


Our Privacy Statement applies to the personal data that we may process on the basis of the cookies it has placed.

Change of Privacy and Cookie Statement

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy and Cookie Statement. We publish every adjustment on this page.


If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data by us and our processor, you can ask them via