Privacy statement Waterschap Rijn en IJssel

Published on 23 November 2018

The website is a website of Waterschap Rijn en IJssel. In this privacy statement, the Rijn en IJssel Water Authority (the Water Authority) informs you how it deals with your personal data (personal data). For the Water Authority, the protection of your personal data is very important. The Water Authority may make changes to this privacy statement. The Water Authority therefore advises you to read this statement from time to time, so that you know how the Water
Authority processes and protects your data.

How does the Rijn and IJssel Water Authority handle your personal data?

We process your personal data as described in the General Data Protection Regulation (GPC) and specific laws and regulations. The legal basis for this is: consent, agreement, legal obligation, vital interest, general interest or execution of public authority.

Personal data processed by the Rijn and IJssel Water Authority

The Rijn and IJssel Water Authority only processes personal data that are necessary for the proper performance of the statutory Water Authority duties. These are mainly name and address details. In addition, the Rijn en IJssel Water Authority also processes other personal data. Examples are telephone numbers, email addresses, citizen service number (BSN) and IBAN numbers.

Special and/or sensitive personal data

In addition to ordinary personal data, the Rijn en IJssel Water Authority also processes special personal data. Special personal data are data that are given extra protection by law because of a possibility of infringement of someone's privacy.

Processing purposes/ lawful storage

We process your Social Security number if we have a legal basis for this. The legal bases are: consent, agreement, legal obligation, vital interest,

Retention period

Personal data may not be legally stored longer than necessary for the purposes for which they were collected. The Rijn en IJssel Water Authority will not retain the personal data collected for longer than strictly necessary, or legally regulated, in order to achieve the purposes for which the data were collected.

Sharing with third parties

The Rijn en IJssel Water Authority will only pass on your data to third parties if there is a legal obligation to do so. We conclude a processing agreement with organisations that process your data
on behalf of the Rijn and IJssel Water Authority in order to guarantee the security and confidentiality of your data. The Rijn en IJssel Water Authority remains responsible for these processing operations.


The Rijn and IJssel Water Authority will take appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access and other undesirable handling of personal data.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to access, correct or delete your personal data. If you wish to do so, you must submit a written or request to the Rijn en IJssel Water Authority. It is important that you can identify yourself and demonstrate that the data you wish to view, correct or delete are actually yours. It is not permitted to view the data of other persons.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on a PC, tablet or mobile phone by an internet page. These cookies are used to improve the functioning of the website and we also use these cookies to collect information about your visit. We use this information to track how you use the website and to compile reports on the website activity. We do this through Google Analytics and Facebook. A cookie cannot spread viruses. We will not place cookies without your permission, unless it is a so-called functional cookie, which is a cookie that is necessary to provide an explicitly requested service, or to enable communication.

Data Protection Officer

A Data Protection Officer (FG) has been appointed at the Water Authority. The FG checks whether the Water Authority complies with all rules that apply to privacy. The FG also advises the Water
Authority on the correct handling of personal data and the protection of personal data. The FG does this independently. The Water Authority cannot give instructions on how to carry out this work. You can submit a complaint to the FG if you think that the Water Authority is not handling your personal data in the correct manner. This can be done via the contact form on this website.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us via the contact form on this website. For more information about the Rijn en IJssel Water Authority Privacy Policy, please contact the Administrative Legal Department, which can be reached via the general telephone number of the Water Authority +31 314 369369.