Privacy statement and disclaimer

The goal of this website is to provide information about Energy Challenges and its services. The information, as can be found on this website, is solely meant for general information purposes. By approaching this website and/or using the information offered, you agree with this disclaimer. Information can also be found on how Energy Challenges handles the processing of personal information. We want to emphasize that we handle personal information with utmost care.

Energy Challenges, adress: Nijenborgh 6, 9747 AG Groningen.

General

Although we take utmost care in collecting and maintaining the information provided on the website, Energy Challenges cannot guarantee that this information is complete, up-to-date, and/or accurate. Energy Challenges does not take accountability for possible damages arising from using, trusting, or acting based upon this website-provided information.

This website and its contents are protected under copyright law and other intellectual property laws. Except for personal and non-commercial use, nothing of this website or its contents can be multiplied, saved in electronic databases, or made public in any way, be it electronic, mechanical, by photocopies, tapes, or any other possible way without up-front permission from Energy Challenges.

Links

This website contains numerous external links. Energy Challenges can, however, not be held responsible for: the content of these third-party web pages, the privacy protection of these websites, the possible services offered on these websites, or for damages and losses that occur from using these external links.

Privacy

Energy Challenges respects the privacy of the visitor and will see that the communication and data exchange with the visitors of this website happens as safe as possible. Energy Challenges processes personal information in the context of its services under the General regulation information protection (AVG). Energy Challenges is responsible for the processing of personal data, this data, via the website are: First- and last namee-mail address. This way, it is possible to reach out using the contact form. Besides, Energy Challenges manages information of participating schools, foundations, partners, and persons of contact: school nameaddresswebsiteand telephone number. Children’s names are not known at Energy Challenges unless a personal certificate for participation in Energy Challenges is provided.

Energy Challenges processes your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Sending our newsletter
  • E-mailing you, if necessary, to carry out our services
  • Informing you about changes to our services and products
  • Answering your questions using the contact form

Our website and/or service do not have the intention to collect data on website visitors under the age of 16. Unless they have the permission of their parents or caretaker. We can, however, not check if a visitor is older than 16. We advise parents to be involved with the online activities of their children, to prevent the collection of information of children without parental agreement. If you are convinced that we have collected personal information of a minor with parental agreement, contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will delete this information.

Energy Challenges stores your personal data no longer than necessary to realize the goals for which the data was collected. We use the following storing periods for the following categories of personal information: NAW-data participants: as long as the participation > NAW-data partners: as long as the cooperation runs. Energy Challengessolely provides information to third parties and only when this is necessary for the execution of our agreement with you, or to satisfy lawful obligations. Currently, Energy Challenges uses the systems: Dropbox, Trello, Whatsapp, Laposta, Google Analytics, and Antagonist. In all of these systems, personal data can be stored/consulted. Energy Challenges does what it can to design these systems AVG-proof.

Changing- or deleting data

You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information. This also applies to images used on our website, in our newsletters, or other promotional materials. You also have the right to retract your permission to process personal information or object to the processing of your personal information by Energy Challenges and you have the right to data transferability. This means that you can request us to send an electronic file of your personal information to an organization of your request. You can request access, corrections, deletion, data transferability of your personal information, or request permission/ objection to the process of your personal information by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To be sure that the access request is done by you, we ask for a copy of your identity card or passport to be sent along with the request. Blacken your photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the stroke of numbers on the bottom of the passport), passport number, and Citizenship number (BSN) in this copy. This is to protect your privacy. We respond as soon as possible, within four weeks, to your request. Energy Challenges wants to point out that you also have to possibility to submit a complaint to the national overseer, the Authority on Personal information. That’s possible via this link.

Energy Challenges takes the protection of your information very seriously and takes fitting measures to prevent the misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwished publication, and illicit changing of your information. If you are under the impression that your data is not well protected or if there are any signs of misuse, please contact our customer service via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Energy Challenges has taken the following measures to protect your personal information:

  • Security software, like a virus scanner and a firewall
  • TLS (previously SSL) We send your data via a secured internet connection. This is shown in the address bar by ‘https’ and the padlock in the address bar

Cookies

Energy Challenges uses cookies when offering electronic services. A cookie is a simple small file that your browser stores on your computer when visiting a page of the website. We use cookies to save your settings and preferences. You can disable these cookies in your browser, see Elaboration by the Consumers union for more information.

Google Analytics

The American firm Google places cookies via our website, as part of the “Analytics” –service. Energy Challenges uses this service to keep track of- and obtain reports on how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google has the legal obligation to do so, or if third parties process the information in Google’s name. Energy Challenges cannot influence this process.

Questions?

Any questions on what you read above? Feel free to ask them via the Contact page.