Privacy and Cookie policy

Smidswater, located on Grote Markt 22-24, 2511 BG in The Hague, the Netherlands is responsible for processing personal data on its website. Smidswater seeks to make sure personal data of those visiting our website are processed with the utmost care and with due consideration of relevant privacy legislation. This Privacy and Cookie policy applies to the website, explaining how we are using personal data that we collect on this website.

Which data do we collect and how do we process it?

We can use any data that you provide via our website, for instance when you sign up to our newsletter, fill out our contact form or applied for a job online. The collected data includes:

  • Your first and family name
  • Your company name
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your LinkedIn profile (in case of a job application)
  • Your link to an online portfolio (in case of a job application)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (in case of a job application)
  • Your motivation letter (in case of a job application)

Your data can be used for the following purposes:

  • Customer service: to reply to any messages you may send us.
  • Marketing: to tailor the contents of our Website and offers on this website or on any of our other marketing channels to your personal interests.
  • To improve our Website: To analyse the use of our Website in order to improve our services, and to solve any problems on our.
  • Other purposes: to meet legislation, e.g. in terms of sales administration and to prevent fraud and money laundering.

Sharing data with third parties

In order to manage our Website and offer our products and services, we may exchange data with the following parties:

  • Service providers who need this data to deliver services or products to you or to us through our Website (e.g. payment or delivery services);
  • Advertising partners who help us make any offers available on our Website, advertisements or other marketing channels more interesting to you;
  • Independent debt collection companies, bailiffs or others, for collecting outstanding claims;
  • Investigative authorities, for meeting statutory commitments or court orders.
  • These parties may exist in the Netherlands, other member states of the European Economic Area or elsewhere in the world. We will only agree to data exchange provided we are fully convinced sufficient security measures have been taken by these parties. When storing any personal data outside the European Economic Area, we will make sure this data is sufficiently protected.

Our Website might include links to other websites. We cannot be held responsible for any privacy regulations, contents nor the security of these websites. Our Privacy and Cookie policy does not apply to these websites.

We will never exchange your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes. We will only do so with your prior consent.

Protecting your data

Your personal data is used with the utmost care. We have taken technical and organisational measures to guarantee maximum protection against loss or unlawful use.

Storage period

Any data you provide will be stored as long as is statutorily permissible or as long as we need to be able to deliver services on our Website in accordance with the existing legislation. We will take all measures reasonably required to destroy data or ensure their anonymity when they are no longer required for the aforementioned purposes.


Cookies are small (text) files which are sent along with the pages of this Website and are stored on your device. These files are used to simplify, complete or personalize the experience of this Website. Any information stored within these cookies can be sent back to our servers on your next visit.

Smidswater uses the following cookies:

  1. Necessary cookies These cookies allow our Website to run properly. They help us increase the security and support the basic functions of our Website.
  2. Functional cookies These cookies are used to save your preferences of the Website (e.g. user account, language or country and whether you have signed up to our newsletter).
  3. Analytic cookies Analytic cookies help us analyse how visitors use our Website. We monitor how many people have been to our Website and how much time they have spent on which pages. We are using Google Analytics with anonymous IP addresses. We have disabled data exchange with Google to make sure the latter cannot use these for its own purposes. We use any data that we receive through Google Analytics to improve the user experience of our Website.
  4. Social media cookies from third parties These cookies make it possible to use certain functionalities from social media websites. Examples include a ‘like-button’ on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter. Social media cookies are added by social media websites themselves. A social media cookie will be placed each time you decide to hit any social media button on our Website. For more information about these cookies, we kindly refer to these parties’ statements on their own websites.

Disabling/removing cookies

You may change your cookie settings at any time. In your browser, you may disable cookie storage or remove any cookies that might be stored already, however this might interfere with the functionality, speed or accessibility of some sections of our Website. How to change your cookie settings depends on the browser that you use. Please refer to the ‘Help Function’ of your browser.

Change cookie settings

In case you have given us permission to use cookies, we will store a cookie on your device to remember your choice in the future. You may withdraw your consent at any time, in which case you need to delete our cookies using your web browser settings.

The Help Function of your web browser should provide more information about this subject. Also, you may follow the links below to help you manage your cookie settings.

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Opera Adobe (Flash cookies)

Should you wish to disable the Google Analytics cookies specifically, we suggest you install the special ‘Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on’ by Google.

Because some cookies are required for our website to function properly, we cannot guarantee you will be able to use our Website as intended in case you choose to remove any of these cookies. Refusing commercial cookies does not mean ads will no longer be visible. It only means they are no longer adapted to your specific interests and that they will be repeated more often.