Privacy Statement

Barenbrug respects the privacy of all its customers, business contacts and website users, and ensures that the personal information you give us is handled confidentially.


This document describes the policy that Barenbrug Holland B.V. (hereinafter referred to as 'Barenbrug', 'we', or 'our'), having its registered office in Nijmegen and registered with the Chamber of Commerce number 32063632, applies with regard to the collection, processing, use, storage and protection of personal data (hereinafter referred to as the 'Privacy Statement').

Barenbrug's core activities are seed multiplication, the development, maintenance and processing of agricultural and related products, and everything that this involves. Barenbrug also trades in the aforementioned products. This privacy statement applies to all of Barenbrug's business activities and services as well as to the website (and use thereof).

What personal data do we process?

Personal data refers to all information by which a natural person is identifiable or can be identified. A person is identifiable if that person's identity can reasonably be determined, directly or indirectly, without disproportionate effort. Directly identifying details include, for example, name, address and date of birth. Data that does not lead directly to an individual, but does do so with the help of other data, also comes under the definition of personal data. This might include an IP address, for example.


Business contacts
We process the personal data of employees of clients, growers, suppliers, distributors, consultants, and any other body with which we have a business relationship. The personal information about you that we might process includes:

  • basic information such as your job title or your first name, last name and initials;
  • contact details such as postal/residential address, telephone numbers or e-mail address;
  • financial information, such as your bank account number;
  • technical data, such as your IP address, the device on which you visit our website and the pages you view.


Contact form
If you fill in a contact form or want to make an appointment with us, we ask you to provide (as required fields) your first name, last name and your e-mail address. Depending on how you would like us to contact you, you will also have the opportunity to provide additional contact details (telephone number, address and postcode).


You can sign up for our newsletter via our website. To do so, we only ask you to give your first and last names and your e-mail address (required fields). At the bottom of each newsletter there is a link that you can use to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.


You can use our website to post a response or a review. In order to do so, we ask you for your name and e-mail address; your e-mail address will only be used to send you a response, if one is required.


Job applications
You can send us a job application, whether speculative or for a specific vacancy, via our website and in other ways. When this occurs, we process the following personal data:

  • surname, first name and initials;
  • address/postcode;
  • e-mail address;
  • phone number;
  • sex;
  • date of birth;
  • curriculum vitae (CV);
  • employment history.

This information is relevant for the completion of the application process and will be deleted no later than four weeks after the end of the application process, if you are not employed by us. With your express permission, Barenbrug may store your personal data longer for a longer period of time so that you can be considered for future vacancies.

Processing personal data


The purpose of processing personal data
Personal data that Barenbrug receives from you is used for the following purposes:

  • to be able to conclude agreements with you, and to be able to carry out and comply with these agreements;
  • to agree and/or carry out assignments or have assignments carried out;
  • to inform you about our services and other activities (for example via e-mail, newsletters and company magazines) and to keep you informed of special promotions;
  • to potentially conclude employment contracts or agency contracts with you (application procedure);
  • to comply with applicable laws and regulations;
  • to maintain financial records, and;
  • to be able to give you access to and enable you to use the website


In addition, your personal data can also be processed when this is warranted:

  • in the interests of national security;
  • for the prevention, detection and prosecution of criminal offences;
  • for important economic and financial interests of the State and other public bodies;
  • to protect the rights and freedoms of others;
  • to ensure compliance with legal provisions established for the purpose of the detection and prosecution of criminal offences or for important economic and financial interests of the State and other public bodies.


Basis for processing personal data
If you – for example – place an order with us, deliver a product, collaborate with us, request information, make an appointment with us, or fill in a contact form, we process your personal data in order to carry out an agreement.

It may also be the case that Barenbrug has a legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data – for example for direct marketing. However, in every situation Barenbrug will make a thorough balance of interests between safeguarding your privacy on one hand and Barenbrug's legitimate interest on the other. Your personal data will only be processed on the above basis if Barenbrug's legitimate interest weighs more heavily.

In all other cases, we will request explicit permission for the processing of personal data. If you have given permission for your personal data to be processed, you are free to revoke this permission at any time.


Recipients of your data
We may provide your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

  • those who are responsible for or necessarily involved in carrying out the agreement;
  • those who are responsible for or necessarily involved in communications with you;
  • others, if you have given your unambiguous permission for this;
  • others, if the data processing is essential to the fulfilment of Barenbrug's legal obligations;
  • others, if the data is being processed for statistical or historical purposes.


Barenbrug takes appropriate state-of-the-art technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss or unlawful processing of your personal data.

We handle your personal data with the greatest of care. Our employees are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data.

We take security measures to limit misuse of and unauthorised access to personal data. In particular, our network connections make use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This encryption system ensures that data sent between you and our systems over the internet is kept confidential.


Provision of data to third parties
We might share your personal data with third parties in order for specialist work to be carried out. Such work might include the handling of postal consignments, for example. We limit such sharing to an absolute minimum and require these third parties to handle your personal data with the greatest of care.

In addition, Barenbrug may provide your information to third parties if it has obtained your permission to do so or is entitled or obliged to do so by the applicable laws and/or regulations, by legal warrant or by court order.


Transfer to other countries
Your personal data will not be transferred to countries outside the EEA.


How long do we keep personal data?
We do not store your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which we have collected or processed it. Your personal data will not be stored longer than is required in order to comply with Barenbrug's legal obligation to retain such data.


A cookie is a small file of information that is stored on your device (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone or smartwatch) when you visit our website.

Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change your browser settings to refuse all cookies or to let you know when a cookie is sent. However, if cookies are disabled in your browser you may find that some features and services on our website (and on other sites) do not function properly.


Which cookies do we use on our website(s)?


Persistent cookies
The use of persistent cookies enables us to ensure that you don't need to repeat certain actions. They allow us to remember your preferences from a previous visit to our website. This saves you time and makes the website easier to use. You can delete persistent cookies using your browser preferences.


Session cookies
We activate session cookies during your visit to our site and they are automatically deleted as soon as you close the browser. Session cookies enable us to remember which parts of the site you have viewed during a visit and to tailor our services accordingly.


Google Analytics cookies
Google places cookies via our website as part of their Analytics service. We use this service to track visitor behaviour and to obtain reports on how visitors use our website. We can then use this information to improve our site. The purpose is thus not to retain personal data, but to keep track of your actions on the website.


Social media cookies
Our website contains buttons you can use to share our messages or web pages on social media. These enable you to 'like' things via Facebook or YouTube, or send a tweet using Twitter. These buttons work using small pieces of code that come from the social media platforms themselves. Cookies are placed via this code. We play no role in this. Barenbrug is therefore in no way liable for the manner in which these third parties respond to privacy legislation, and Barenbrug advises you to read the privacy policy of these third parties' websites in order to learn how such third parties handle your personal data.


Our own tracking cookies
We request a tracking cookie as soon as you visit our website. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, etc.; it is only used to match advertisements to your profile to ensure that they are as relevant to you as possible.

Rights of data subjects

If you object to your personal data being used for direct marketing purposes, you can register your objection – without needing to provide a reason – by sending an e-mail. Barenbrug will cease to use the data on first request.

In all other cases, you can make an objection to the processing of your personal data due to special personal circumstances by sending an e-mail. Within four weeks of receiving the objection, Barenbrug will make a decision as to whether this objection is justified. In that case Barenbrug will cease the processing. 


Correction, inspection, deletion, restriction and data portability
With regard to your personal data, you also have the right to:

  • correct it;
  • inspect it;
  • request its deletion, and;
  • transfer it.

You can also restrict the processing of your personal data and you have the right to prevent automated decisions.

If you wish to exercise these rights, you can send an e-mail. Barenbrug will contact you via e-mail within four weeks to let you know the extent to which it is able to fulfil your request. Corrections will be made if the personal data is factually incorrect, incomplete or not relevant for the purpose for which it was processed, or has otherwise been processed in contravention of the privacy regulations. Your rights may also be restricted when this is necessary in order to guarantee your protection, the rights or freedoms of others, or the enforcement of civil claims.


In conclusion, we inform you that you have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority regarding Barenbrug's processing of your personal data, if we have not handled or will not be handling your complaint satisfactorily.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy policy. This privacy policy is published on the website The most recent version of the policy can always be found here. This privacy policy was last updated on 27 June 2018.


Contact details

Barenbrug Holland B.V.

Robin van der Hoeven

Stationsstraat 40

6501 BH Nijmegen

the Netherlands


Tel: +31 24 3488100