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Privacy policy

In some cases it is necessary to collect and (temporarily) store your personal data for the proper functioning of the Start Beter Drugs Beleid website of Stichting Beter Beleid .

Stichting Beter Beleid extremely values the protection of your privacy and the security of your personal data. We will only process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Personal Data Regulation (also known as AVG in the Netherlands) and other applicable laws and regulations. No personal data will be shared with third parties, unless this is necessary for our services, if there is a legal obligation or if you give us explicit permission to do so.

Who does this privacy statement apply to?

This privacy statement applies to visitors to the website of Stichting Beter Beleid.

Which personal data does Start Beter Drugs Beleid use?

Personal data is all the data that can be traced back to a person, i.e. your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, photos and your videos, but also digital data such as IP addresses and mobile phone IDs.

Start Beter Drugsbeleid processes the following categories of personal data:

  • Contact details: These are the details you entered to sign the petition,  your name and e-mail address.
  • Click behavior and cookies: Click behavior is data about your visit to the website via cookies. Cookies are small files that remember your preferences while surfing our website and are stored on your own computer. This way your browser can be recognized again and we can measure the use of the website. We only process these personal data if you have given permission for this when visiting our website. 
  • Device data:  Device data such as IP-address, device identifier, screen resolution, browser type and version and operating system.
  • Usage data: This includes data about the web pages that have been visited.

For which purposes does Start Beter Drugs Beleid process personal data?

The data is only used to indicate that you agree with the petition. If the petition is presented to the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer), your name will appear on that petition. Your e-mail address is not mentioned.

Contact Form

The contact form on this website gives you the opportunity to easily send us a message. Therefore we know your name and e-mail address. We will not do anything with these data, other than use it to reply to your the message you sent us.

Start Better Drugs Beleid on social media

Start Beter Drugs Beleid has a number of social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can post comments or “likes” to posts on these social media accounts. Start Beter Drugsbeleid processes general information such as the number of reactions or “likes” to a message to make an analysis of the reach of the website and in order to improve the campaign to better connect with the audience.

To reach as much audience as possible, Start Beter Drugsbeleid likes to keep you informed by posting advertisements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Provision of data to third parties

Your personal data will only be collected and used if this is permitted by law and the data will be secured appropriately. We ask for personal data as few as possible.

Your personal data will be treated confidentially and will only be processed for submitting the petition.  These personal data will not be provided to third parties without your explicit consent, unless one of the following situations occurs;

  • Necessary for our services:
    In some cases, sharing personal data is necessary for the performance of our tasks and for our services, for example when a supplier performs certain tasks on behalf of Start Beter Drugs Policy. In these cases, we only engage reliable selected parties to process personal data on behalf of Start Beter Drugsbeleid. We have made arrangements with these parties about security and confidentiality of personal data.
  • Statutory duty or court decision:
    Sharing personal data with other parties is sometimes mandatory on the basis of the law or a court decision, for example in the detection of criminal offenses.

Links to other websites

Sometimes you will find links to other websites on this website. Start Beter Drugsbeleid is not responsible for the use of your personal data by those organizations. We advise you to read the privacy statements of those websites.

Your rights / review request

You can request Start Beter Drugsbeleid at any time to review, limit, change or delete your personal data. Send this request to

Your signature of the petition cannot be changed

In order to process your request, Start Beter Drugsbeleid needs to confirm your identity. If possible, your identity can be confirmed by a combination of i.e. IP-address and e-mail address or another combination of data. For major requests, we will ask you to do this by sending an additional copy of your passport, identity card or driver’s license. We hereby explicitly request that you make your passport photo unrecognizable and your Citizen Service Number (BSN) illegible. You can read how to do this on the website of the Dutch government (Rijksoverheid). After confirming your identity, the copies will be destroyed immediately.

Update privacy statements

We reserve the right to make changes to the privacy statement. Therefore, frequently check the privacy statement for an update of our privacy policy.