Privacy and cookie statement
This Privacy and Cookie Statement (“Statement”) will inform you on the use of any personal information of you that we collect when visiting this website. It also informs you of the procedures we have in place regarding the disclosure and protection of such information.
Please be informed that AAKO is highly committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and recommends reading this Statement carefully for more information on our procedures in place. If you have any questions about this Statement, please contact AAKO using one of the methods listed in the “Contact AAKO” section below.
Any information provided to or collected by AAKO is controlled ultimately by AAKO B.V., a company registered in The Netherlands under registration number 31009627, with registered address at Arnhemseweg 87, 3832 GK, Leusden, The Netherlands.
Our Website is not intended to be used by children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from such users. If we become aware that any user under 16 has provided personal information to us without consent from its parent or guardian, we will promptly delete such information.
Collection of personal information
AAKO will only collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations.
We may collect your personal information in various ways. In particular, we may collect information from you when directly and voluntarily provided to us, for example when filling out a contact form, through a newsletter subscription, registration for an event or filling out a survey. Types of information that AAKO may collect:
- name, gender, company name and job title
- contact information including company e-mail address
- demographic information such as postal code, professional preferences and interests
- other information relevant to the request and provided voluntarily
- Browser type
- Browser language
- IP address
- details of the web pages visited, including viewed webpages, links clicked and downloads
Purpose of collection
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- maintaining, improving and further securing the AAKO Website
- customising the AAKO Website according to your preferences
- compiling user statistics
- providing feedback on queries or comments
- suggesting products and services which may be of interest to you
- offering the opportunity to receive a newsletter or take part in promotions
We may communicate with you via e-mails or newsletters with information on AAKO, market information, information on our products, or services we believe could be of interest to you. We will only communicate with registered users. If you do no longer want to be a registered user, you may “opt out” by following the “opt out” instructions in the e-mail footer or newsletter (see below).
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable current and usual techniques to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
The AAKO Website uses “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that upon your permission is stored on your computer, tablet, phone or other device when you visit an AAKO Website that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
AAKO uses three different type of cookies which are the following:
|Type of cookie||Description||Purpose of use|
|Session cookies||Temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site||To allow you to carry information across pages of the AAKO Website and avoid having to re-enter information.|
To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the structure of our website
|Persistent cookies||Cookies that remain on your device for the time period specified in the cookie||To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (using a number, you cannot be identified personally) when you return to the AAKO Website.|
To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the structure of our website. We are not able to identify you personally using this method.
|Third party cookies||Cookies installed by third parties (further described below)||To track and collect certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics etc|
Third party cookies that are used on the AAKO Website:
|Google Analytics||For collecting statistics about the pages you visit, for example how long you are on any page or AAKO Website, how you got to the AAKO Website and what you click on, allowing us to improve the AAKO Website and increase performance. The collected statistics are anonymous and cannot identify who you are. Unless required by law, neither we nor Google will share our analytical data.|
In order to manage your cookie settings please access the “Help” function in your browser or visit the guideline instructions of your browser. Any of the following links may assist you for this purpose:
Links to other websites
Users may “opt out” of having their personal information used by AAKO for purposes as described in this Statement by informing us by postal mail, e-mail or telephone as outlined below, or by submitting an opt out form made available in the communication addressed to you.
Third party services
AAKO sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information and maintaining databases. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
In all instances we only ever pass your information to third parties to help our own marketing efforts. We will never sell your personal information or give third parties permission to use it for their own, separate purposes.
Other user rights
Users have the right to know what personal information Aako is storing about them. Users can also ask to rectify or erase personal information. All such requests can be submitted through postal mail, e-mail or telephone as outlined below.
This Statement was last updated on 28 May 2018. We may update this Statement from time to time. We recommend you to visit the AAKO Website regularly to be kept informed about AAKO’s use of your personal information.
AAKO will retain any personal information obtained through the AAKO Website for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Statement unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
AAKO can be contacted by using one of the following options:
By postal mail to:
3830 AE Leusden
By telephone to:
By email to: