Personal data that are collected via this site are used by the Tax and Customs Administration only for the purpose for which you left them. The Tax and Customs Administration thereby complies with the privacy legislation.

How does the Tax and Customs Administration handle your personal data?

Where your personal data are processed, it is stated exactly which data will be used for what purposes. The Tax and Customs Administration uses your personal data only for the purpose for which you left them. This means that if you fill in your name and address to forward a brochure, for example, these data are not used to send you other brochures, unless that is indicated. It also means that the Tax and Customs Administration does not use your data for other purposes, such as sending press releases, for example.

Data can however be used for detection if offences are committed via the site or punishable statements are made (and further exceptions as referred to in article 43 Personal Data Protection Act). Personal data are retained for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the data were collected. For all processing of personal data, only data that you have actively left behind are used.

What is the Personal Data Protection Act?

The Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) helps to protect the privacy of citizens. The Wbp is applicable to data that is processed via the web sites of ministries, among other things. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (College bescherming Persoonsgegevens) supervises the Personal Data Protection Act. View the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens - only available in Dutch).

What is personal data?

Personal data is information that is reducible to one person. An example of personal data is a name or a home address, but e-mail addresses can also be personal data.

Use of anonymous visitor information

For the measurement of web statistics we collect anonymous information about the use of this website. By analyzing the data collected, the site can be improved and we can further improve our service. The collected data will not be used for any other purpose or made available to third parties.

This concerns the following data: your IP address, the address of your Internet provider, the browser you use (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time and duration of your visit and which pages you view. Use is also made of cookies. A cookie is a file that is saved on your computer with which you can be recognised on subsequent visits to the web site. Cookies only contain a unique number and no personal data. does not use IP addresses and cookies to identify you personally. Cookies cannot be used to identify you on the web sites of third parties. If you object to the use of cookies, you can set this up in your browser.

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