Privacy policy VDL Groep

General

VDL Groep welcomes you to this website and appreciates your interest in our company and our products and services. VDL Groep places great importance on your privacy. We therefore feel it is important to inform you about how we handle your personal data. This privacy policy applies to all personal data provided by visitors to the websites of VDL Groep B.V. and its subsidiaries. For reasons of transparency, we have described in this privacy policy what we do with this information.

Types of personal data

The personal data processed by VDL via the website often concerns your contact details, such as a name and email address, a search you enter or a question you ask via the submission form. In addition, you can use the functions ‘Jobs, Working at VDL, Internships & training and Contact’ to search for vacancies, and these searches may also be saved and traced back to your IP address, for example,  as well as the information that a website visitor uploads or enters on the website. Of course we also process uploaded CVs and covering letters.

In addition, information about you as a visitor to this website, such as your IP address and your click behaviour, may be stored automatically. We often extract this information directly from your visit through the use of ‘cookies’. More information about this can be found in the cookie statement.

We would like to point out that if you visit the website as a business customer, we consider this information to be indirect personal data and we therefore guarantee your privacy.

Purpose of processing personal data

We process data you provide to VDL Groep via the website for general business purposes, such as providing information about certain products and services. We can then use the stored personal data to contact you. Your data may also be used for sending digital newsletters, if you have given your explicit consent for us to do so. We consider this form of contact to be in VDL’s legitimate interest.

In addition, the website is also intended as a means of submitting job applications, and job vacancies are also shown on the website. These processing activities are also considered to be in VDL's legitimate interest, as well as necessary for executing an employment contract or the associated preliminaries.

Receiving parties

The processing activities include, at a minimum, the transmission of personal data within VDL Groep. This website serves as the central point, and personal data is transmitted to the relevant entity that you wish to approach as a business customer or applicant. Of course these personal data will only be transmitted if there is a legitimate reason to do so and only to recipients for whom the personal data are relevant. In some cases your data may be shared with foreign VDL entities.

If VDL considers your use of the website to be unlawful, your personal data may be sent to a third-party recipient in connection with the relevant legal procedures.

Buttons are found on our website in various places that provide access to social media channels. If you use these social media buttons, such use is subject to the privacy statement of the social media provider concerned and they store your personal data from that point on. VDL has no influence on, and assumes no responsibility for, the use of social media buttons on the VDL website.

Retention period

VDL Groep does not retain you data longer than is strictly necessary. For the purposes described above, a retention period of 6 months is reasonable. VDL Groep may also retain anonymized data for statistical and analytical purposes. For personal data that we receive in the context of an application or the preliminaries thereto, VDL shall keep such information no longer than 4 weeks after the completion of the relevant procedure. If VDL has requested and obtained your consent, VDL may retain this application data for a maximum of one year.

Your rights

Because we process your personal data you have the right to:

  • Submit a request for access to your personal data
  • Submit a request to have certain data rectified or removed if the personal data are irrelevant or incorrect
  • Submit a request to restrict or object to the processing of personal data
  • Submit a request for data portability
  • Withdraw your consent

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact: AVG@vdl.nl. When considering all requests and your rights, VDL will balance the interests of all concerned and grant your request to the greatest extent possible. If you wish to withdraw your consent, for any reason whatsoever, we are obliged to comply with your request.

All personal data you leave on this website are provided voluntarily. However, it goes without saying that we are unable to contact you, provide information or process a job application if we do not have the correct personal data.

Changes and notifications concerning your privacy

If you have any questions or comments about our processing of your personal data, please contact us at AVG@vdl.nl. We will do our utmost to help you. If you wish to respond to this privacy policy or believe VDL Groep is not acting in accordance with this privacy policy, we ask that you contact VDL Groep at AVG@vdl.nl . If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive, you can always contact the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

This privacy policy was last amended on 25 May 2018 and is applied to VDL Groep B.V. (P.O. Box 8811, 5605 LV Eindhoven, The Netherlands). If VDL chooses to change this privacy policy, we will make it known on this page.

Cookies

To optimize the provided service, the website may place a limited number of ‘cookies’ on your computer. These are small information files that are saved on your computer. The cookies are used for purposes such as keeping track of the interaction with visitors to the website. In connection with this, we use the program Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google, Inc.  

You can control the use of cookies on your computer through your browser settings. Most browsers can be set to refuse cookies or to inform you when you receive a cookie. For instructions on adjusting your browser settings, please consult the instructions provided by the supplier of your browser. Changing the cookie settings in your browser will not restrict your use of the website in any way, but it may affect your use of other websites.