Privacy statement

Privacy and cookie statement

Last modified: May 25, 2020

1. Introduction

Welcome to the website of The Joe Project!

This privacy and cookie statement applies to the processing by The Joe Project of all personal data of visitors to its website. This privacy and cookie statement can be changed. You are therefore advised to consult this document periodically on our website.

2. Starting point for processing personal data

The basic principle is that the provision of personal data to The Joe Project is not mandatory. You always have the choice whether you want to enter personal data. However, in order to use some of The Joe Project's services, it is necessary to enter personal data. When data entry is requested, it is indicated which data is necessary to use the service and must therefore be filled in, and which data can be provided optionally. Without entering the necessary data, The Joe Project simply cannot provide the relevant services.

3. Types of data and purposes of processing

The Joe Project can process personal data when offering services. This includes information such as name, e-mail address and place of residence, as well as information about interests and opinions of you as a user of our website. Financial data, such as your bank account number, are also processed when you order products on our website. The Joe Project servers also automatically record certain information, such as URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit to our website.

The Joe Project collects and processes personal data through the website it operates for the following purposes:

  1. for the realization and execution of the agreement concluded with you and to offer, supply and adapt the agreed services, products and / or information to your needs and wishes.
  2. when it comes to a paid service, to invoice. Financial data is never published on a website by The Joe Project and is also not made available to third parties for purposes other than executing the agreement.
  3. to give you the opportunity to post and exchange information on the website.
  4. to send you a newsletter, service message or other electronic message. You can unsubscribe at any time from receiving such messages via the link in the e-mail or by sending an e-mail to with a clear mention.
  5. to analyze, maintain, secure and optimize its website and associated technologies.

The legal basis for the data processing as described above is the necessity for the execution of the agreement and for the representation of our legitimate interest in efficient business operations in relation to the limited impact this processing has on you as a data subject. The legal basis is also your permission, because you voluntarily provide us with your data. You can withdraw your consent for processing at any time. For the rest, The Joe Project only uses personal data when explicit permission has been obtained from the person concerned.

4. Sharing and disclosure of personal data

Personal data can be provided to third parties in the following cases, whereby these third parties may not process the data for their own purposes:

  1. The Joe Project can pass on obtained personal data to third parties insofar as this is necessary for the execution of the agreement in question for the purposes described above.
  2. when a third party processes personal data for the benefit of The Joe Project (for example, a hosting service provider), in which case this third party is subject to security and confidentiality obligations, in accordance with this privacy and cookie statement and applicable law.
  3. certain anonymized data, such as the number of users who searched with a certain search term, or how many users clicked on a certain advertisement. An individual user cannot be identified from these data.
  4. The Joe Project can share obtained personal data with legal entities that are the initiator of The Joe Project.
  5. on the basis of a legal obligation to the government or judicial authorities.

The following personal data can be published online, in the context of reviews, comments, etc.:

a. Name.

However, you can choose to anonymize your personal data when you make a written online contribution. Anonymisation afterwards is unfortunately not possible. You should assume that any personal data published online will be included in search engine results.

In principle, The Joe Project does not transfer personal data outside the EU.

5. Security

The Joe Project has taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to achieve a level of security that, given the state of the art, is sufficient to prevent unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or loss of personal data. For example, The Joe Project uses an encrypted connection on its website and your personal data is stored on secure servers. We have made clear agreements with any third parties involved in the processing of personal data about the handling and security of personal data. However, given the risks inherent in the use of the Internet and the ongoing development of new technologies, The Joe Project cannot guarantee that the data traffic between you and The Joe Project's servers will not be affected by third parties. The Joe Project accepts no liability for the possibility that personal data may become public through or because of errors in electronic traffic or due to unauthorized or illegal action by third parties.

6. Retention period

The basic principle is that personal data is not stored longer (in a form that makes it possible to identify someone personally) than necessary for the purpose of the processing with a maximum of 7 years. The Joe Project naturally adheres to the legal requirements and follows the guidelines as published by the Dutch Data Protection Authority as much as possible. In concrete terms, this means that if you have entered into an agreement with The Joe Project, we will keep your contact details for a reasonable period after the agreement has ended. We do this in case you want to use our services again in the near future and for the possibility to contact you about our services, unless you have explicitly indicated that you do not appreciate this.

7. Rights as data subject of data processing

When we process personal data of you (as a data subject), you have the following rights against The Joe Project as controller:

  1. Right of access: the right to view your personal data.
  2. Right to rectification: the right to correct and / or supplement your personal data.
  3. Right to restriction of processing: the right to have less data processed, of course insofar as this is not necessary for the execution of the agreement.
  4. Right to erasure (oblivion): the right to have your personal data erased, within the limits of our legal obligations to retain certain personal data.
  5. Right to object to automated decision-making and profiling. The Joe Project does not engage in automated decision making and profiling.
  6. Right to data portability: the right to transfer personal data.
  7. Right to object to data processing insofar as it is based on the looking after a legitimate interest.
  8. Right to always withdraw consent granted in case of processing based on consent.

If applicable, as a registered user you can adjust your personal details yourself in your personal profile page. If you have questions or requests regarding your privacy in relation to The Joe Project that cannot be resolved in this way, you can of course also contact The Joe Project in writing. You will then send an email, with your name, address, telephone number and a copy of a valid ID (you may make data such as a citizen service number and / or passport photo unrecognizable) to stating 'privacy’. You will receive an answer within a reasonable period.

In addition to the above rights, as a data subject you also still have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority ( when you think we are unlawfully processing data about you. We appreciate it if you, before you take that step, first contact us to see if we can resolve your complaint by mutual agreement

8. Cookies

Cookies are simple small text files that are sent along with pages of this website and are stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies cannot damage your computer or the files on your computer and do not install viruses etc. on your computer. You can disable these cookies via your browser, but this can negatively affect the functioning of the website.

Cookies allow the website of The Joe Project to recognize you when you visit it again. Cookies are used, for example, to keep track of the products you have placed in your shopping cart or to record the preferences you have set for a particular service or web page. The use of so-called adwords cookies is necessary for the processing of orders.

A cookie from the American company Google is placed via our website as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of how visitors use the website and to receive reports on this. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have allowed Google to use the obtained Analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP-address is emphatically not given.

You can decide whether you want to accept or refuse cookies and whether you want your browser to notify you when a cookie is placed. For this you need to adjust the settings in your browser. Since every browser is different, please refer to the 'help' menu of your browser to set your cookie preferences.

Our website includes buttons to promote or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that come from social media itself. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on that. Read the privacy statement of the relevant social media (which can change regularly) to read what they do with the (personal) data they process via these cookies.Would you like to know more about cookies and / or your options for optimizing your privacy?

9. The Joe Project and other websites

If you access another website via a link on The Joe Project's website, The Joe Project is not responsible for how the administrator of that website handles your personal data. We therefore advise you to always read the privacy statement of the websites you visit.