Privacy Statement

By using and connecting to the website [url] extensions (the “Website”), you hereby agree (i) to become a party to this agreement (the/this “Privacy Statement”) and (ii) that your counterparty is STICHTING BLOCKCHAIN NETHERLANDS, a foundation incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands (stichting), having its statutory seat and registered offices in (1012 TM) Amsterdam, the Netherlands at the address of Prins Hendrikkade 26, registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) under file number 74373463 (hereinafter referred to as: “BCNL”).

We at BCNL take your privacy and the security of your information seriously. We are committed to being responsible custodians of the information you provide to us and the information we use in the course of operating our business. Personal information (persoonsgegevens) entails all information about a specific person, this also goes for information that can be used to (indirectly) identify you or that we can link to you. By using this Privacy Statement, we at BCNL comply with and act in accordance with our obligation to inform the persons from who we use data, as is required under the General Data Protection Regulation (Algemene Verordening Gegevensverwerking or the “GDPR”). [1] We will only use your personal information (if any) as set out in this section of the Privacy Statement.


We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • providing access to our Website and/or our services and using them;
  • executing agreements with regard to our services;
  • obtaining insight into the usage of our Website and service, and to evaluate and improve them;
  • compliance with our legal obligations.

We will not process your personal data for purposes other than those mentioned above, unless: you have given permission in advance, the processing is necessary for the execution of the agreement that we have entered into with you, or if the processing is allowed or mandatory by law.


We may process the following data for the purposes stated in this Privacy Statement:

  • IP addresses;
  • cookie IDs;
  • technical data (insofar as this data can be traced back to you).

By submitting your personal data you agree to the transfer, storing and processing thereof. We will take all the necessary steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

BCNL will not share your personal data with any third party except when there is a legal obligation to do so, or when we sell (the majority of our) assets to a third party. To minimise the risk of obliged sharing of data, BCNL only stores the absolute minimum of data that is required.


The personal data that we collect from you will be transferred to and stored at a secure server administered by BCNL or a service provider appointed by BCNL We will take all the necessary steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the connection on your end of the connection and/or your data transmitted to and through our Website. You are responsible for selecting a trusted and secure network (service) provider. Therefore, any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent any unauthorized access.


We will keep your personal data no longer than is necessary in accordance with the (legal) basis and purposes stated above and/or to meet legal and regulatory requirements.


You have the right under the data protection laws to access and review the information we hold about you, subject to certain conditions. If you wish to make an application to access this information, please contact us. You also have the right to amend or update the information which we hold about you. To do so, or if you wish us to stop using your personal data, you can also contact us. Note that if we cannot use your personal data anymore, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our services.

Specific circumstances may arise because of which BCNL cannot (fully) execute your request as mentioned above. Such circumstances may include, amongst other things, compliance with a legal obligation to which BCNL may be or is subject(ed).

If you are of the opinion that we are not treating your personal information with an adequate level of precision and/or confidentiality, you also have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).


Our Website uses cookies, meaning that when you visit our Website, a small text file is sent and stored to your computer, tablet and/or mobile. Cookies are used to enable functionalities of the Website and to protect the Website against attacks (technical or functional cookies). Cookies can also be placed via third parties engaged by us.

Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the Website and/or app work properly and that your user preferences remain known. For example, cookies may be used to render fonts properly or to remember your usage session on the web server, so that you can view and use the Website.

Deleting cookies

Many cookies have an expiration date. If an expiration date is set, the cookie is automatically deleted when the expiration date arrives. You can also choose to manually delete cookies before the expiration date has passed. Consult the manual of your browser to find out how. Note that deletion of cookies may impact the functioning of our services and/or user experience in a detrimental way.


This Privacy Statement only applies to the Website and services of BCNL. It does not extend to websites or services from third parties that are (in one way or another) connected to our Website by means of hyperlinks. We cannot guarantee that third parties will handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. We recommend that you read the privacy and cookie statement of such third party websites or services before using them.


BCNL has the right to change the contents of this Privacy Statement at any time without any prior notice. Amendments to this Privacy Statement are published on the Website. Therefore, we advise you to consult the Website on a regular basis.


If terms in this Privacy Statement are or become partially invalid, you and BCNL will continue to be bound to the remaining terms. The invalid terms shall be considered as being replaced by terms that are valid and achieve so far as possible the intended effect of the invalid terms, taking into account the content and purpose of this Privacy Statement.


Notwithstanding the provisions in this Privacy Statement, you hereby waive your rights to annul and/or dissolve this Privacy Statement, or cause it to be annulled or dissolved, on any grounds whatsoever, including, but not limited to, pursuant to section 6:265 to section 6:272, and section 6:228 of the Dutch Civil Code (Burgerlijk Wetboek) that relate to the annulment or dissolving of this Privacy Statement on account of an error or to apply to a court of law to annul or dissolve this Privacy Statement. Furthermore, you waive your right to demand this Privacy Statement to be amended on any grounds whatsoever including, but not limited to, pursuant to section 6:230(2) or section 6:258 of the Dutch Civil Code.

This Privacy Statement, the execution thereof, and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with this Privacy Statement are exclusively governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands.

Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this Privacy Statement, including regarding the existence or validity of this Privacy Statement, the execution thereof, and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with this Privacy Statement, are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

[1] Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), to be found at the following website: