Privacy and Cookie Statement

This is the Privacy Statement of, is a trade name of Amstel Housing. specializes in guiding the purchase of a (2nd) home abroad.

This Privacy Statement applies to all persons who have contact with, with the exception of its employees. In concrete terms, this means that this Privacy Statement applies to:

  • Customers, potential customers, clients, contractors and other relations of;
  • Visitors of the website or a domain name affiliated with this domain name.

All these persons collectively are hereinafter referred to as ‘you’ and ‘your’. The words ‘we’ and ‘us’ refer to A number of terms are explained at the beginning of this statement. These terms are capitalized further on in our Privacy Statement. takes the protection of your privacy very seriously and considers it important that your Personal Data is handled responsibly. In our Privacy Statement we explain how we guarantee your privacy. We naturally comply with all legal regulations (including the General Data Protection Regulation / AVG), will not use your Personal Data for purposes other than those described in this statement and protect your Personal Data carefully and adequately.

We advise you to read our Privacy Statement carefully.‍

The content of our Privacy Statement

  1. Glossary
  2. What personal data can we Process from you?
  3. For what purpose do we Process your Personal Data?
  4. On what grounds do we Process your Personal Data?
  5. Sharing your Personal Data with Third Parties
  6. Sharing your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
  7. How have we arranged our Security?
  8. Data Breach Protocol
  9. Retention periods
  10. Your rights
  11. Cookies we use
  12. Changes and Applicable Law

1. Glossary

‍Data subject: the person to whom the Personal Data being processed relates. In other words: the person whose personal information is being processed.

Controller: the person who processes data of Data Subjects for a specific purpose. In this Privacy Statement this is

Third Party(s): (legal) persons who are not a Data Subject or part of, such as: (legal) persons with whom shares Personal Data on the basis of an agreement. These Third Parties may be processors or co-Controllers.

Personal data: any data relating to an identified or identifiable person. In other words: all information that identifies or can be used to identify the Data Subject.

Process: everything that can be done with Personal Data, such as collecting, recording, storing, changing, retrieving, using, disseminating and destroying

2. We can Process this personal data from you

‍Below we explain which Personal Data can Process from you.

Information provided by yourself, such as: ‍

  • your contact details (name, address, place of residence, e-mail address, telephone number and how you wish to be addressed);
  • data that we receive from you during a telephone conversation;
  • data from an e-mail from you;
  • information that allows us to verify your identity;
  • other personal data that you actively provide, for example by using our (online) services, in correspondence and by telephone.

‍Information we received through our website, newsletters and emails:

  • information about which device you used to visit our website;
  • your surfing behavior on the website, such as:
    • which data/web pages you have viewed from us;
    • how you navigate through the website;
    • whether you open a newsletter or e-mail and which parts you click on;
    • the dates and times of your visit to our website;
    • the operating system you are using;
    • your browser type;
    • the internet address of the website that is being clicked through;
    • the geolocation;
    • the data you have downloaded from our website.

‍Information we have received from other sources, such as by:

  • information available from public sources that you appear to have made public, such as on social media and business websites;
  • data that we receive from third parties, for example when you have indicated to these third parties that you wish to share your data with We receive data from the following parties: Socialise (Belgium) and Second Home Beurs;
  • data from the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce and from the Land Registry.

3. Why do we Process your Personal Data?

‍We use your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to be able to contact you and respond to your questions; to verify your identity;
  • to improve (the security of) our services;
  • to inform you about news, developments, services and our products;
  • to evaluate, research and develop our services;
  • to approach you for newsletters, if you have registered for them; to create a personal account (online login option) for you. You can access our website by means of a username and password;
  • for internal quality purposes;
  • to operate, secure, customize and improve our website;
  • to be able to perform analyzes of data for statistical purposes;
  • for marketing/commercial purposes;
  • to comply with a legal obligation that rests on;
  • to handle your request for information and to handle complaints;
  • to be able to carry out satisfaction surveys.

4. ‍We Process Personal Data on these grounds

In order to be allowed to Process Personal Data, we need a legal basis from the GDPR.

We use the following grounds:

  • you have given your explicit permission (permission);
  • use is necessary to perform or enter into an agreement with you (agreement);
  • use is necessary to comply with a legal obligation (legal obligation);
  • in emergency situations: the use is necessary to protect a vital interest of you or someone else (legal obligation);
  • we have a legitimate interest in using it, unless your or a Third Party’s interest in privacy outweighs it.

‍ can invoke the following legitimate interests:

  • provide, improve, customize, support, research and analyze our services;
  • protecting your safety;
  • protecting the safety of customers and/or others;
  • quality purposes;
  • promote our IT management and improve security;
  • analyze and improve the services and content of our websites;
  • promoting the quality and safety of our services;
  • communicate with you and other relations of;
  • to prevent and counter fraud, unauthorized use, and violations of our terms and policies or other harmful or illegal activities.

5. Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties

‍We only share your Personal Data with Third Parties if this is necessary, for example because Third Parties carry out work on behalf of (agreement) or to provide you with services (after your explicit permission to share your personal data) and we only share your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. If a Third Party is engaged, will ensure that this Third Party maintains the same level of security and confidentiality as the level maintained by us. never sells your data to third parties. Your data will not be shared with third parties, other than to comply with legal and administrative obligations or to be able to carry out our business activities.‍ can use the following categories of Third Parties: ‍

  • Post and parcel deliverer
  • Printer
  • Website Administrator
  • Hosting provider
  • Marketing agency
  • Accountant
  • Online document processor
  • Automation service provider
  • Email/Newsletter processor
  • Estate Agents and Property Developers remains responsible for the Processing of your Personal Data. concludes processing agreements with Third Parties who perform work on behalf of, to ensure that your Personal Data is properly secured. may share your Personal Data with a Third Party, such as with a potential buyer or seller, due to a merger, acquisition or sale of (part of) its company. Of course we will inform you about this by e-mail and/or a clearly visible notice on our website and inform you about your rights in this situation. ‍

6. Sharing of Personal Data outside the European Economic Area

It may sometimes be necessary to transfer your Personal Data to Third Parties located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). In accordance with the GDPR, will only transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the EEA if:

  • the European Commission has decided that the Third Country guarantees an adequate level of protection.
  • appropriate safeguards are provided and you have enforceable rights and legal remedies.
  • you have expressly consented to the transfer, after being informed of the risks involved in the transfer.
  • the transfer is necessary for important reasons of public interest.

In situations where transfers your Personal Data outside the EEA, we take measures to ensure that your Personal Data remains properly protected.

7. Security

At we take not only privacy, but also security very seriously. That is why we try to make it as difficult as possible for unauthorized persons to gain access to our systems. We have, among other things, taken the following technical and organizational security measures:

  • we use antivirus software and security software;
  • our website has a firewall;
  • we make regular backups;
  • we work with secure passwords in a protected online environment;
  • we take measures to restore access to personal data in the event of an incident;
  • only persons who are authorized to do so have access to Personal Data, whereby as few persons as possible have access to the Personal Data;
  • persons working for have signed a duty of confidentiality, in which they undertake to observe complete confidentiality regarding all information (including Personal Data);
  • electronic transmission of Personal Data always takes place via a secure connection;
  • the website is secured via https;
  • we ensure that your Personal Data is only shared with Third Parties if we have agreed appropriate security measures with these Third Parties.

8. Data Breaches

If we are confronted with a data leak, we will investigate in accordance with our Data Leaks Protocol whether personal data has been lost or whether unlawful processing cannot be ruled out. If this investigation shows that personal data of a sensitive nature has been leaked or that for another reason there is a (significant chance of) adverse consequences for the protection of the processed personal data, we will inform the Dutch Data Protection Authority about the data leak.

9. Data Retention Periods never stores Personal Data for longer than is necessary for the purpose of the Processing. retains your Personal Data for as long as we deem necessary to provide services, enable you to use the website, comply with applicable law, resolve disputes with parties and otherwise as necessary to to enable us to conduct our business activities. If we no longer need your Personal Data in any way, we will no longer store your Personal Data. We will delete, destroy or anonymise your Personal Data at this stage, unless a legal retention period is laid down in legislation and regulations.

10. Your Rights

If your Personal Data is processed, you have a number of rights, which are set out below. You can exercise these rights by submitting your request in writing and addressing it to (contact details of are at the bottom of this Privacy Statement) or by sending an e-mail to our Data Protection Officer Laura van Wijnen at . checks your identity before your request can be fulfilled. will respond to your request as soon as possible, but no later than within one month.

1. Inspection of Personal Data
You can request us at any time to indicate which (categories of) Personal Data processes from you, for what purposes, from which source the Personal Data comes and what retention periods are used.
2. Changing Personal Data
‍You can contact us at any time to supplement or correct your Personal Data. In the unlikely event that has processed and/or provided incorrect Personal Data of you to Third Parties, will immediately rectify this. If has changed your Personal Data, will inform you of this.
‍3. Restrict Processing of your Personal Data
‍If you do not agree with the content of the Personal Data that keeps about you, you can in some cases submit a request to temporarily limit the processing of your Personal Data.
4. Withdraw consent
‍You can also withdraw your consent to the Processing of your Personal Data. After receiving your request, will immediately stop processing your Personal Data for which you have given permission. However, withdrawing your consent will not affect the Processing that has already taken place.
5. Right to transfer Personal Data (right to data portability)
‍You can request the Personal Data that stores about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form. After receiving the Personal Data, you are free to transfer this information.
6. Right to be forgotten
‍If you no longer wish to use the services of, you can submit a request to have all your Personal Data removed.
7. Right of objection
‍You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data by that is based on the principles of ‘legitimate interest of or of a Third Party’ and ‘performance of a task of general interest’. If bases itself on these principles, will weigh up your interests with regard to your privacy. The right to object gives you the option of requiring to weigh up the interests again.

8. Right to lodge a complaint or take legal action
‍We are committed to working with you to find a fair solution if you have a complaint or concern about our use of your Personal Data. However, if you believe that we have not been able to help you with your complaint or problem, you also have the option of submitting a complaint to the Data Protection Authority or to start legal proceedings.

11. Cookies and similar techniques uses cookies and similar techniques on its website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer.

We place cookies that are necessary for the functioning of our website. We also use analytical and tracking (marketing) cookies that do not infringe your privacy. More information about the cookies we place can be found in the Cookie Policy. A cookie is a file that is sent by our website and placed on the hard drive of your computer by your browser. The information stored in the cookie can be sent back to this website when you visit the website again.
We use cookies with a purely technical functionality so that we can be sure that our website works optimally. In addition, we use analytical cookies such as Google Analytics to study the behavior of our visitors and to improve the website on the basis of this. In addition, we sometimes also use tracking cookies (Facebook pixel). This allows us, for example, to show targeted advertisements to our target group.
Facebook Conversions API can use the Conversions API of Facebook/Meta. This way we can advertise in a targeted manner and see how these advertisements subsequently perform. itself collects data (events and other data) via the Conversion API. Via the cookie banner you give us permission or not to use the Facebook Conversion API.
Google Analytics places cookies from Google. This is done to see how you, as a visitor, use our website. We do this to be able to see how visitors use the website. Google itself will only share the information obtained with third parties if they are legally obliged to do so or insofar as third parties process the information on behalf of Google. To protect your privacy as much as possible, we have concluded a Processor Agreement with Google and the “sharing data” option is disabled. Your IP address is anonymized in the Google Analytics code.
Social media buttons
Our website contains social media buttons for Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. These buttons provide a link to our social media pages. This link possibility is realized by a code supplied by Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn themselves. This code places, among other things, a cookie. has no influence on how they place the cookies. Read the privacy statements of the relevant social media channels to find out what they do with the collected information.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other or third party websites, which may have a different Privacy and Cookie Policy than ours. We are not responsible for the collection, processing or disclosure of personal information collected through these “third party” websites. We are also not responsible for any information or content on these websites.
Disable and delete cookies
You can disable and delete cookies through your browser settings. You can find out how to do this in the help function of your browser.

11. Changes and Governing Law

‍We may change our Privacy Statement in the future. For example, because the law sets different requirements, because we are expanding our services, or because we think we should phrase it differently. The latest version of our Privacy Statement is always available on our website.

None of the provisions of this Privacy Statement is intended to create an obligation or agreement between and you. Dutch law applies to the provisions of this Privacy Statement and all disputes arising from it.

Would you like more information about the privacy law? On the website of the Authority for Personal Data you can obtain more information about this. This Privacy Statement has been drawn up with the utmost care. If you still see reason for an addition, we would be happy to receive it at .

‍Contact details
Westplein 12, 3016BM Rotterdam
KVK: 85046280

This Privacy Statement was drawn up on January 1, 2022 and last amended on February 24, 2023.

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