Haarlemmer Houttuinen 23
1013 GL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Blankenstein 260
7943 PG Meppel
The Netherlands

Privacy Policy

At GMU B.V. (hereinafter GMU) we respect your privacy! Therefore, we process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) and other relevant laws and regulations. In this privacy policy, we will explain how we do this exactly and how we treat and protect your personal data as best as we can.

In summary, you can read in this privacy policy:

  • What personal data we collect from you and how;
  • For what purposes we collect these personal data;
  • With whom we share your personal data;
  • How long we (may) store your personal data;
  • How your personal data is protected. 

This privacy policy applies when you visit our website and in other situations in which we process personal data, such as when you register for the newsletter, for an event organized by us or when you apply for one of our vacancies.

This privacy policy was last updated on 22 February 2022.


1. What is personal data?

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data that we process may include:

  • Basic information, such as your first and last name, prefix and title;
  • Contact details, such as your email address, postal address and telephone number;
  • Personal data you provide to us to become a customer and to verify your identity in connection with applicable anti-money laundering regulations, such as your nationality, date of birth, country of birth, residential address, TIN number, bank account number and passport number;
  • Personal data you provide to us for attending events or meetings, such as access and dietary requirements;
  • Personal data that you provide to us in the context of a job application, such as your full name date of birth, address, telephone number, nationality, marital status and any other personal data specified in the application;
  • Any other personal data relating to you that you provide to us or that we obtain in relation to the purposes and on the basis of the grounds set out below. 

We collect this personal data because you have provided this personal data to us. The reasons for the data you provide may vary: for example, to contact us (using the contact form), to become a customer or to apply for one of our vacancies. However, if you are just a visitor to our website, we will not collect and store any (explicit) personal data from you. It is possible, however, that through cookies we store certain data, such as your IP address or language preference. You can read more about which cookies we use in our cookie policy. 


2. What are the grounds on which we may process and store your personal data?

At GMU we may process your personal data for the following purposes: 

  • To identify you, verify your identity and accept you as a customer;
  • To provide our services to you;
  • To comply with our legal obligations;
  • For marketing and business development activities, such as news updates, invitations to our events and other marketing communications that may be of interest to you;
  • To process your application or registration to one of our recruitment services and events.

In this case, we will process your personal data based on one or more of the following legal grounds:

  • Execution of a contract;
  • Compliance with a legal obligation;
  • Legitimate interest;
  • Your consent.


3. Do we share your personal data with third parties?

In some cases, we may also share your personal data with third parties. These may include: 

  • Third parties relevant in connection with the services we provide, such as financial institutions, supervisory authorities regulatory bodies and government agencies;
  • Third parties, in order to comply with legal obligations;
  • Third party suppliers in connection with the processing of your personal data for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, such as IT suppliers, communication service providers or other suppliers to whom we outsource certain support services.

We will only share your personal data with these third parties for the purposes and on the basis of the legal grounds set out in this Privacy Policy.

Third parties to whom we provide your personal data are themselves responsible for complying with privacy laws and regulations. We at GMU are not responsible or liable for the processing of your personal data by these third parties. 

Data processing outside the EEA 

In order to provide our services, it may be necessary for us to transfer your personal data to a recipient in a country outside the European Economic Area. In that case, we at GMU will ensure that the data transfer complies with applicable law. 

We at GMU are also aware of the EU Court of Justice ruling of 16 July 2020 with implications for the transfer of personal data. We are currently in the process of exploring how best to overcome this. We will do everything we can to find a suitable solution. When we have found it, we will inform you about it via this Privacy Policy.


4. How long do we keep your data?

Your personal data is stored in accordance with the AVG and other applicable laws and regulations. This means that your personal data will be kept until the end of the legal retention period, until the moment you inform GMU that you no longer wish to receive digital communication and/or information or until you request us to delete your data. 

Your personal data will also be deleted if:

  • It appears that your e-mail address is no longer in use (for example, in the case of error messages);
  • The consent on the basis of which your personal data is processed and/or stored is withdrawn by you;
  • The aforementioned legal basis on the basis of which your personal data is processed expires because, for example, your company ceases to exist, or you have had no contact with GMU for a period of 5 years (without prejudice to any legal obligations).


5. What are your rights?

When processing your personal data, according to the AVG, you have a number of rights. We would like to explain below what your rights are. If you would like to make a request based on these rights, please contact us at

The right to transfer your data 

If you no longer wish to use our services, you may choose to become a customer with another provider. There too, they will probably register certain data about you. To make this switch easier, the privacy law has established the right to 'data portability'.

With this data portability, your data can easily be taken to the other provider: you can have your data sent to you, after which you can use these data again with the other provider. You can also request us to forward the data directly to the other provider.

The right to have your data deleted

In addition to being able to take your data with you to another provider, you also have the right to have your data deleted if you are no longer a customer of ours. This is not possible during the period that you are a customer because we have to keep certain necessary data due to tax and legal obligations (such as registration for the tax authorities). Of course, you can have data that is not necessary removed at any time. 

The right to view your data

We are always talking about your personal data here, but what data is it really about? To gain insight into this, the privacy law provides the right to inspect your data. To get an overview of what personal data we have about you, you can send us a request to receive it. 

The right to have your data corrected

Is the information we have on you incorrect or incomplete? That is annoying, and we would like to solve this for you! In the event that this happens, you can make a request to supplement or correct your data. This is also called the 'right to rectification'. 

The right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing. Direct marketing occurs when we send you advertising mail at GMU without your consent. We are allowed to do this under certain conditions, but so you can always object. 

The right to withdraw your permission

If you have given GMU (explicit) permission to process your personal data, you can always let us know that you wish to withdraw this permission. If you do so, we may and will no longer process your personal data. 

The right to restriction of processing

In some cases, you can request us to restrict (temporarily or permanently) the processing of your personal data. Reasonable grounds for requesting restriction of processing include, for example, if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data or have lodged an objection to the processing of your personal data. 


Should you make a request under any of the above rights, we at GMU may ask you to identify yourself. We request this identification information to ensure that you are the person to whom the personal data in question belongs.


6. How do I contact you with questions?

If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal data, you can send a question or request to the data controller: GMU B.V. We will do our best to answer your request or question as best as possible!

Blankenstein 260
7943 PG Meppel
CoC: 66392179
+31 (0)85 888 7305

7. Where can I leave my complaints? 

If you are not well served or do not agree with the way we process your data, you can contact the Dutch Data Protection Authority. You can submit a complaint to this supervisory authority in the event of dissatisfaction. But, of course, you can always send us an email first!

GMU reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy. You are invited to consult the Privacy Policy regularly so that you are aware of any changes.


Cookie policy 

As stated in our privacy policy, we use cookies on our website. When you visit our website, we ask for your permission to place cookies by means of a pop-up. In this cookie policy we inform you about which cookies we use and the personal data that is being processed because of these cookies. Evidently, the General Data Protection Regulation and other relevant rules and regulations  also apply to the data processed by the cookies on our website. 

This cookie policy was last updated on August 11th, 2022.

1. Why does GMU use cookies? 

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, smartphone or other device by means of a characteristic string of characters when you visit our website (or app).

Cookies are necessary, among others, to make our website work more user-friendly and effective and to offer you a personalised user experience. However, cookies cannot cause damage by, for example, running programs or transmitting viruses. We are also not able to identify people by means of cookies. 

2. Can I decline cookies? 

Of course it is possible to decline the cookies on our website. But, be aware that if you decline cookies, it might be possible that our website does not function properly. 

There are a few ways to decline cookies: 

Decline cookies

First of all, you can decline cookies when you visit the website for the first time. By choosing "decline" in the cookie pop-up window, GMU does not place any cookies.

Disable cookies

Besides declining cookies, you can also change the settings in your browser to disable cookies. If you do so, the cookies will only be accepted if you explicitly agree with them. More information about how to disable cookies or how to receive a warning before a cookie will be stored, you can find in the manual of your browser. 

Delete cookies

Most cookies have a maximum validity period. When the expiry date of these cookies has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted. You can also choose to manually delete cookies before this date has passed. More information about manually deleting cookies can be found in the manual of your browser.

3. What type of cookies does GMU use? 

GMU uses first party cookies (cookies that are placed by ourselves) and third party cookies (cookies that are placed by third parties). 

With regard to their function, a distinction can be made between different categories of cookies. GMU uses the following cookies: 

Essential and necessary cookies

Essential cookies are necessary to navigate through the website, use basic features on the website and guarantee the security of the website. Because these cookies are necessary for the operation and security of the website, they cannot be disabled.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are mainly placed to offer you additional functions and personal settings on the website. By means of functional cookies we can provide you with services such as a chat tool or certain language settings. If you refuse these cookies, some of these features may not work properly.

Performance cookies and analytical cookies

Performance cookies and analytical cookies collect information about how you use our website, which pages you visit and, for example, whether errors occur when using the website. These cookies do not collect any information that would allow us to identify you as a person; all the information collected is anonymous and only used for analysing and improving our website and finding out more about the interests of our users. 

Advertising and targeting cookies

Advertising and targeting cookies are used to provide you with targeted advertisements or offers from third parties and to measure the effectiveness of these offers. These cookies do not store directly identifiable information, but are only based on unique identifiers of your browser and device.

4. How do I contact you with questions?

If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal data, you can send a question or request to the data controller: GMU B.V. We will do our best to answer your request or question as best as possible!

Blankenstein 260
7943 PG Meppel, Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 66392179
+31 (0)85 888 7305

5. Cookie overview





Essential/necessary cookies


This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.


Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.

Functional cookies


LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.


LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.


LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.


LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data centre selection.


LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.

Performance and analytical


Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.


The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.


Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.


A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.


YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.

Advertising and targeting cookies


This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.


Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.


YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.


A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.


YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.


YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.


Used in connection with data synchronisation with third-party analysis service.