Welcome to utz.org (hereinafter: the Website). On the Website you may find the possibility to post reviews, comments, photos, and other content; send e-mails and use other means of communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information. This document describes the privacy policy applicable to your use of the Website.

  1. Who manages the Website?
    The Website is offered by UTZ, which has its registered office at De Ruyterkade 6, 1013 AA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. UTZ is the data controller within the meaning of the Dutch Data Protection Act.
  2. Which personal data do we collect and process?
    We collect and process the personal data that you provide us, such as your (company) name, e-mail address, and telephone number.In addition to the information you provide us, we collect and process information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically generated. This information may contain: your IP address (the unique address of your computer which makes it possible to recognize your computer), type of browser, domain names, time of access and the pages that you visit.
  3. What are cookies and how do we use them?
    To facilitate your use of the Website, we use cookies that your browser stores on your computer. Cookies are small portions of information, which our server sends to your browser with the intention that this information is once again returned to our server during a subsequent visit. These small text files are stored on the hard disk or in the memory of your computer. Cookies may also be used in order to prevent a particular advertisement to be shown to you too often. Cookies cannot damage your computer or the files that are stored on your computer.Information is stored in the cookies (such as the settings of your PC and your preferences) in order to facilitate a subsequent use of the Website. In addition to your IP address, this information does not contain any name or address details. You can set your browser in such a way that during the next use of the Website you will not receive any cookies. In that case it may, however, occur that you will not be able to use all possibilities of the Website, or that you will not have any access to (certain parts of) the Website.
  4. For which purposes do we collect and process your personal data?
    We collect and process your personal data for the following purposes:
  • to facilitate your use of the Website;
  • to be able to adjust the Website to your wishes and needs;
  • to be able to prepare anonymised statistics about the use of the Website.
  1. How do we protect your personal data?
    We shall provide appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing and shall impose such security obligations on any data processor we shall enlist. For example, we, or our data processor(s), shall use servers that have been placed in a controlled, secure environment, protected against unauthorised access.
  1. How can you exercise your rights of inspection, correction, and deletion of your personal data?
    When you want to inspect the personal data that we have collected about you or when you want to change or delete the data because they are incorrect or incomplete, you can contact us via info@utzcertified.com or by ordinary mail. We will inform you within two weeks which personal data we are processing about you and whether we will comply with a request, if any, to correct or delete the data.
  1. What is the scope of our responsibility?
    The Website may contain hyperlinks to a website of another party. We do not have control over third-party websites, and a different privacy policy may apply to the use of these third-party websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability at all for (the operation and/or contents of) third-party websites. Our privacy policy relates only to (personal) data obtained via the Website.
  1. Can this privacy policy be changed?
    This privacy policy may be amended from time to time. All amendments will be published on this webpage.

Privacy policy version 1.0, 1 January 2016