Privacy Statement of Unique Venues of Amsterdam

Unique Venues of Amsterdam is the association of cooperative convention and events locations in Amsterdam. It has its office at Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam.

This privacy statement applies to the processing of personal data by Unique Venues of Amsterdam. Unique Venues of Amsterdam attaches a great deal of value to safeguarding your right to privacy. Unique Venues of Amsterdam processes your personal data in accordance with the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act and the Dutch Telecommunications Act. The following subjects will be discussed in this statement:

  1. What personal data from you do we process and with what purpose?
  2. What do we do with your data?
  3. What options do I have to prevent the processing of my data?
  4. Cookies
  5. Click behaviour
  6. Unique Venues of Amsterdam and other websites
  7. Retention period
  8. Security of personal data and systems
  9. Amendment of the privacy policy
  10. Questions

What personal data from you do we process and with what purpose?

We collect data from you on a limited scale for various purposes, including (but not limited to): sending information and e-mails, acting as an intermediary in the creation of an agreement or transaction between you and an affiliated member or partner of Unique Venues of Amsterdam.

We collect the following personal data from you:

  • Name or company name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number

It is necessary to process these data in order to be able to offer, provide and invoice the agreed products and services such as those that Unique Venues of Amsterdam provides in the context of its activities or in which Unique Venues of Amsterdam acts as an intermediary.

We regularly send newsletters, to which you can subscribe. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will receive your name and e-mail address. When you agree to receive our newsletter we use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter, containing information on our organisation, services, special offers and news regarding our affiliated members and events. To send you the most relevant possible newsletter, it is possible that we have access to your online browsing, reading and purchasing behaviour on our own websites and other online communications, in order to be able to tailor the content of the newsletter to that behaviour. With every newsletter or offer, you can choose to opt out. This means that you will no longer receive offers from Unique Venues of Amsterdam after opting out.

You can contact us by sending an e-mail to . In order to be able to handle your questions, complaints or other matters and understand the history, we process your data and the nature of the question in our system. We will remove any special personal data, if possible.

What do we do with your data?

We only use the provided personal data for the purposes described above. Unique Venues of Amsterdam shares your data with our affiliated members and/or cooperation partners. By means of a cooperation agreement with Unique Venues of Amsterdam, these cooperation partners are also bound by our privacy conditions and the Dutch laws and regulations.

What options do I have to prevent the processing of my data?

You can ask us at reasonable intervals to provide information on all personal data that Unique Venues of Amsterdam has of you. You can request us to improve, supplement, change, block, transfer or remove these personal data by contacting us in writing or sending us an e-mail. Unique Venues of Amsterdam will respond to your request within no more than 4 weeks. If your data are used for direct marketing purposes, you can raise an objection to this, after which your personal data will no longer be used for this purpose. If you have subscribed to the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any point in time by means of the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter.


Unique Venues of Amsterdam uses cookies to collect information on its customers for targeted information purposes, including the provision of service information surrounding its services and targeted marketing activities surrounding the activities and events of Unique Venues of Amsterdam and third parties it has selected, if applicable. You are always entitled to block cookies. To do so, you can use your web browser's settings to block all cookies or only certain cookies. However, if you block cookies it is possible that some services will not be available to you or that the website will not function optimally.

Click behaviour

The Unique Venues of Amsterdam website keeps all general visiting details, without identifying the visitors. The purpose of this is to optimise the website’s layout. These data can also be used to place information on the website that is more properly targeted to the website's visitors.

Unique Venues of Amsterdam and other websites

The Unique Venues of Amsterdam website contains a number of links to other websites. In respect of these websites, Unique Venues of Amsterdam bears no responsibility for the way in which these parties handle your data.

Retention period

As soon as the personal data are no longer needed for the purpose of processing, these data will be removed, unless we are legally required to keep your data for a longer period of time. In that case, your data will be retained for the duration of the statutory retention period.

 Security of personal data and systems

Unique Venues of Amsterdam has taken appropriate technical and organisational measures in order to secure the personal data of users against loss or unlawful processing. The personal data are saved by Wordpress in a MySQL Database, in which the password of each user is encrypted on the basis of the password, a hash and a salt string, by means of Portable PHP password hashing (see

Access to the administrative portal by venue owners (members) is only possible with a login name and a password. There is also a plugin that blocks people who try to log in with an incorrect login name/password combination too many times. Any visitor to the website can request an offer via the website. This will automatically generate an e-mail which is sent to the applicable venue/venues, and the request will also be stored in the database of Unique Venues of Amsterdam. This will include the name, e-mail address and telephone number. It is not required to submit a telephone number.

To protect our systems and check for and prevent abuse or fraud, we save the access data of all of your visits to our websites in the form of log files. These log files consist of: 

  • The website from which you enter our website
  • The IP address
  • The time and date of access
  • The http status code
  • The information on the browser and the operating system you use.

Hostbeats (the hosting provider) stores the access data of each visitor in that way. The website itself also saves access data of members who want to log in and who use an incorrect login name and/or password.

Amendment of the privacy policy

This text and the ensuing principles can be amended by Unique Venues of Amsterdam at all times. Any modification will be reported on our websites. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit this page. The current privacy policy was most recently amended on 11 June 2021.

Do you have any other questions?

If you have any further question on the collection and use of your personal data or wish to raise an objection or express any other complaint, you can send an e-mail to You can also submit a complaint to the supervising authority, i.e. the Dutch Data Protection Authority.