Privacy Policy

Version: May 2018

The Usenetter B.V. website - Usenet.Pro - (operating under the name Usenet.Pro) is committed to ensuring that your data is processed correctly.  We, therefore, deal with personal data that we receive with the highest possible care, under the requirements of the law.  You can rely on that.

This statement explains how we safeguard your privacy. This means, among other things, that we:

Clearly state the purposes for which we process personal data.

We do this through this privacy statement;

Limit the collecting of personal data to personal data that is necessary for legitimate purposes only;

First ask you for explicit permission to process your personal data in those cases in which your consent is required;

Take appropriate technical and organizational (security) measures to protect your personal data and demand the same from parties that process personal data on our behalf;

Respect your right to offer, correct, or delete your personal data on your request.

We recommend that you read this statement carefully.

No rights can be derived from the Usenet.Pro website in any way. Usenet.Pro accepts no liability for any harmful consequences of the use of the websites or of information that is available on the websites.

Privacy declaration

We respect the privacy of visitors of the websites and ensure that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially. Processing of personal data is done following the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GVA, the Dutch GDPR) and the Telecommunications Act.

Who is responsible?

Usenet.Pro is the 'Processing Manager' in the sense of the Dutch AVG (GDPR) for the processing of personal data in the following situations:

The processing of personal data after a customer has created (placed) an order and/or customer account.

The processing of personal data in the context of the customer relationship with Usenet.Pro, or potential customers with whom Usenet.Pro has made contact or wishes to make contact;

The processing of personal data of visitors to the website(s) of Usenet.Pro;

The processing of personal data of recipients - who have given their permission for this in an unambiguous way - for promotions, newsletters and commercial e-mails from Usenet.Pro; 

The processing of all other personal data relating to persons who contact Usenet.Pro or whose personal data Usenet.Pro processes. 

A different policy applies to partners, employees, temporary workers, temporary workers, student interns, and applicants of Usenet.Pro.

What kind of personal data does Usenet.Pro process?

Usenet.Pro processes personal data that you provided to Usenet.Pro, personal data generated during your visit to the website and/or reading newsletters and/or personal data that you have provided to Usenet.Pro for placing an order and/or personal data that Usenet.Pro was allowed to derive from other sources, such as business Social Media platforms. It concerns the following types of personal data: 

Personal information provided by you:

Personal data obtained through or generated by our website, electronic newsletters, commercial e-mails, or related technologies:

Personal data obtained from other public sources such as social media platforms and public registers:



Usenet.Pro uses your personal data for various purposes:

Executing the agreement in which you gave Usenet.Pro an order to deliver products. 

Compliance with legal obligations.  

Maintaining contact with you.  Your contact details are kept in our customer system and can be used for sending newsletters, updates, and sending information that you have requested from us.

Improving our product and service information and carrying out targeted marketing campaigns.

Conducting and analyzing customer satisfaction surveys.  

Creating user statistics from the Usenet.Pro website. 


Grounds of the processing of personal data 

Usenet.Pro processes the personal data based on one of the legal grounds mentioned in article 6 paragraph 1 AVG. The following grounds are specifically applicable:  


If we have requested your consent to process your personal data and you have given your consent, you will always have the right to withdraw this consent.  

Implementation of the agreement

If you give us an order to provide our services, we process personal data if and insofar as this is necessary for the execution of the order.

Legal obligation

Justified interest

Usenet.Pro, for example, uses your contact details to keep you informed via newsletters and commercial e-mails. 


Usenet.Pro uses service providers (processors) to process personal data: they process personal data on behalf of Usenet.Pro. Usenet.Pro enters into a processing agreement that meets the AVG requirements with these processors.

For example, Usenet.Pro works with ICT service providers that provide software (software as a service) or hosting services. Other ICT service providers offer us support in keeping our systems safe and stable. We also use third-party services for sending newsletters and commercial e-mails.

Sharing of personal data with third parties

Sometimes it is necessary to share your personal data with third parties. This may be necessary for the execution of the agreement, depending on the circumstances of the case. There are also legal obligations that require personal data to be passed on to third parties.

In certain cases, personal data are provided to third parties.

If a court decision requires us to provide personal data to third parties, we will have to comply with this.

Personal data can also be provided to third parties, in the event of a reorganization or merger of our company or the sale of (a part of) our company.

Transfer outside the (European Economic Area) EEA

In some instances, it is necessary to pass on personal data to parties located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Depending on the circumstances of the case, this may be necessary for the execution of your purchase agreement. 

Storage period

Usenet.Pro retains personal data it processes no longer than is necessary for the processing or as is required by law.


Usenet.Pro ensures appropriate security of the personal data that it holds, following the applicable requirements and guidelines. 

Questions or complaints?

Any person can exercise certain rights concerning his or her personal data based on the AVG. In some instances, you have the right to inspect, rectify and delete personal data. In certain cases you may also object to the use of your data or request that this use is restricted. In some instances, you can even request your data and take it to another party. For all these questions please contact us via [email protected].

Use of cookies

We use cookies on our websites.  The first visit to the website will ask for your explicit consent to the use of cookies via a message on the screen. A cookie is a file that is sent along with the pages from this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. We use cookies to remember your settings and preferences, such as the language of the website.

You always have the option to remove cookies from your hard disk. Also, you can disable cookies via your browser. See for example this explanation by the Consumers' Association for an explanation.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track how users use the website and how effective our Adwords ads are with Google search result pages.  The obtained information, including the IP address of your computer, is transferred to Google.  Google stores this on servers in the United States.  Read the Google privacy policy for more information, as well as the specific Google Analytics privacy policy.

Google uses this information to keep track of how our websites are used to provide reports on the websites to us and to provide advertisers with information about the effectiveness of their campaigns. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this.  We have not permitted Google to use the obtained Analytics information for other Google services.

Social Media Cookies

If we use so-called tracking cookies, we ask permission for this via our website.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

Usenet.Pro reserves the right to amend or change this 'privacy statement' at any time and for any reason.

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