Privacy policy

The Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Raad voor de leefomgeving en infrastructuur, Rli) treats your personal data with the utmost care.

Rli will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which you provided them.

Rli processes your personal data in order to be able to contact you by telephone or e-mail if this is necessary in order to provide our services.

Which types of personal data do we collect and for which purposes?

  • We collect personal data when you order a publication. For this purpose, we collect your name and address. This data is deleted as soon as you have received the order. We only share the data with the publisher or printer that sends you the publication. We conclude a so-called ‘processor agreement’ with these parties.
  • We collect personal data in order to process feedback concerning the content of the Rli website and questions about our activities, publications and organisation.
  • Rli has engaged the external service provider MailChimp to send its newsletters. This company is located in the United States. Consequently, personal data are transmitted to a country outside the EU. Rli has concluded a processor agreement with MailChimp, which is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. This means that sharing personal data with MailChimp is permitted.

Retention of personal data

Personal data are not retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. Whenever we process personal data, we will only use data that you yourself have actively provided to us. When you enter your name and address in order to ask a question or order a publication, for instance, these details will not be used to send you any other information, unless indicated otherwise.

Processing of personal data

Rli processes your personal data because you make use of our services and/or because you yourself have provided the data to us. Rli will not pass on your data to third parties, and will only disclose them if necessary for the performance of our agreement with you or to fulfil a statutory obligation. We conclude a processor agreement with companies that process data on our behalf, in order to ensure that your data is treated with the same level of security and confidentiality that Rli would apply. Rli remains responsible for these processing activities.

Viewing, correcting and deleting data

You have the right to view, correct or order the deletion of your personal data. You also have the right to object to or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data by Rli, and you have the right to data portability. ‘Data portability’ means that you can request us to send a computer file containing the personal data that we possess about you to you, or to an organisation named by you. Please send an e-mail to if you wish to submit a request to view, correct or delete your personal data, if you wish to submit a request for data portability, or if you wish to object to or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Please note that you also have the right to submit a complaint to the national supervisory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

What are personal data?

Personal data is any information that can be traced back to an individual person, i.e. from which that person’s identity can be derived. We process the following personal data:

Via the contact form on the website:

  • Name (first name and surname)
  • E-mail address
  • Any other personal data actively provided by you in your communications with us

By post and telephone:

  • Name (first name and surname)
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Any other personal data actively provided by you (e.g. in correspondence or by telephone)

How we secure your personal data

Rli makes every effort to protect your data, and takes appropriate measures to prevent any abuse, loss, or unauthorised access, disclosure or alteration. If you are concerned that your data is not properly protected or if there are indications that data is being abused, please send us an e-mail at

Use of cookies

Rli uses functional and tracking cookies on this website. The tracking cookies used meet the applicable requirements as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR replaced the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens, WBP) on 25 May 2018. The full text of the GDPR may be consulted here [PDF file, 1.1 MB].