Dutch Game Awards

Dutch Game Awards are organized by Vereniging Dutch Games Association (‘DGA’). DGA is a Dutch company. We are active in the European Economic Area (EEA) and we keep our data on servers in the EEA, unless stated otherwise. We process your personal data when you use our services, applications, websites and software. We call this the “Service”. In this privacy statement we summarize when and how we collect, use and secure your personal data with regard to our Service.


We may change provisions of this privacy statement from time to time. If we do that, we will inform you of the changes. However, we also advise you to check for yourself from time to time whether the privacy statement has been changed.


There are a number of ways in which we can collect your personal data. In this section we explain which personal data we may collect from you. The personal data is sorted according to the different processing goals. The data retention period also differs depending on the processing goal. This period will also be mentioned below. Note that should there be any legal changes to the possible data retention periods, these legal changes will take precedent over the periods mentioned in this privacy statement.

3.1  Processing necessary for defending our legitimate interests

1. Improving our services: we retain this personal data up to 2 years after we collected the personal information.

  • a number to identify you on our services (user or session ID)
  • IP-address
  • visitor behaviour on our website
  • studies to improve the membership (name, company, membership and answers to questions)

2. Keeping the Service safe: we retain this personal data up to 6 months after we collected the personal information.

  • your IP-address
  • a number to identify your device on our services ( device -ID)
  • a number to identify you on our services ( user or session ID)
  • the operating system you are using
  • the time, date and place of login
  • credentials (if applicable)

We process this personal data on the basis of a weighing of interests. If you do not want to provide the data mentioned in 3.1.1. or 3.1.2  please let us know your reasons for objecting. We will take your reasoning into account and weigh it against our interests. If we come to the conclusion that you will need to provide your personal data, you cannot use our Service if you refuse to provide the personal data. More information about your rights can be found below under the heading ‘Your rights’.

3.2  Processing with your consent

Pictures and recordings at events

  • your name
  • the photo(s) and/or recording(s)

You are not obliged to provide this personal information to us. If you do not provide this personal information to us, this will not have any negative consequences for your use of the Service and you can continue to use the Service. We will only process this personal data if you have given permission for this and the data will only be processed once you have actually given your consent or have provided the personal data yourself.


We only share your personal data in the way, and with the parties, mentioned in this privacy statement.


We use other parties to help with the provision of the Service. It is possible that these third parties process your personal data. These third parties are referred to as “Processor” in this privacy statement. We conclude processing agreements with these processors. We use the following types of processors:

  • companies that provide storage of (personal) data and database management and maintenance;
  • research firms and providers of analytical software to improve our services (e.g. privacy-friendly Google Analytics that does not share personal data with Google);
  • hosting provider(s);
  • providers of customer management software;
  • providers of video software and storage.
  • Organizing Partners: Dutch Media Week

In some cases, the Processor may collect your personal data on our behalf. We contractually agree with the Processors that they may only use personal data that they obtain from us to enable the provision of the Service. Processors may not use this information for advertisement purposes.

If you provide additional information to these processors yourself, we are not responsible for this. It is wise to inform yourself properly about the Processor and his company before you provide your personal data.


We may also share personal data with others if you give us permission to do so. For example we can cooperate with other parties to offer you specific services or offers. If you register for these services or marketing offers, we may provide your name or contact details if they are necessary to provide that service or contact you. Before we do this, you will always be expressly asked for your consent.


We may also share personal data with third parties if this is:

  1. reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with our legal obligations;
  2. necessary to comply with legal requests from authorities;
  3. is required to respond to any legal claims;
  4. necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, our employees or the public;
  5. is required to protect ourselves or our users against fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful use of the Service.

We will immediately notify you if a government agency makes a request that relates to your personal data, unless we are not allowed to do so on the grounds of the law.


It may happen that we disclose, share or transfer your personal data when we transfer part of our business. Examples include (negotiations about) a merger, sale of parts of the company or obtaining loans. We will of course try to limit the impact for you as far as possible by transferring personal data only when necessary.


Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance for us. We have therefore taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data. These measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical and electronic measures designed to prevent unauthorized access, loss or misuse of personal data as far as possible.
  • We use TLS (Transport Layer Security) technology to encrypt sensitive information or personal data, such as account passwords and other identifiable information about payments.
  • SSL connection.
  • Where reasonably possible, backups of personal data will be made.
  • Sensitive information is only stored encrypted if possible.
  • Vulnerabilities in the software are dealt with as quickly as reasonably possible.

We would like to point out that absolute security for sending personal data via the internet or storing personal data cannot always be guaranteed. We advise you to take this into account when deciding whether or not to give consent for processing your personal data.


Our platform may contain links to other websites and services. In addition, our platform can also provide advertisements from third parties. Third party websites and services can collect and retain information about you. If you provide your personal data to third parties, then we are not involved. We have no control over this sites or the activities of the third parties. In that case, the privacy policy of the third party applies. We are not responsible for the content of the privacy policy of these parties and the way in which these parties deal with personal data. We encourage you to review their privacy and security practices and policies before you provide personal information to them.
We will make use of cookies when you visit our website. Cookies are small pieces of software that are installed on your device. Cookies can have several functions, below we will describe which cookies we use and for what purpose.
  • Functional cookies: these are cookies that are necessary for using the website. We don’t need your permission for these cookies.
  • Analytical cookies: these cookies are used for analytical purposes, such as tracking the number of visitors to our website, the links they click on and so on. We don’t need your permission for using these cookies, but we will provide you with the ability to opt-out.
  • Tracking cookies: these cookies are used to track your ‘behaviour’ on our website. By using these cookies we can make a digital profile of you and the way you use our website. We can also link that to the Services we provide to you. These cookies make use of your personal data and we need your explicit consent for using the cookies. You are free to refuse to let us install the cookies on your device.


You can check, update, change, correct or delete the personal data collected by us and you can request us to limit the processing of your personal data.

You can ask us to transfer the personal information we process about you to another entity. If you wish to do so, we request you to indicate which information you wish to see transferred. We will comply with such a request when it concerns information processed on the basis of article 3.2 or 3.4 of this privacy statement, unless this information also contains personal data about other persons or another reason prevents this.

When you wish to make use of the aforementioned rights, please contact us. Our contact details can be found in article 8 of this privacy statement.

We will review your request to see if the legal requirements have been met and to check if your request does not violate our legitimate interests. For example, we have a legitimate interest if we need the personal data to be able to provide our Service to others, to resolve disputes, to maintain the applicable terms of use, for technical and / or legal requirements and / or if required by the Service or law.

To access your own personal data, you must provide sufficient proof of your identity in the manner that we ask of you. If we are not sure whether you are the person whose personal data it involves, we may refuse your access to the personal data.

We will respond within 4 weeks to all your requests as described in this article. For complex applications, we can extend the period for a further four weeks. If we extend the term, we will notify you within 4 weeks of the submission of the request.

You have the right to file a complaint with the competent privacy authority about how we handle your personal data . For the Netherlands this authority is the Dutch Data Protection Authority, which you can reach at https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl. 


If you have questions, concerns or comments about this privacy statement or our data processing, please contact us via e-mail through contact@dutchgameawards.nl.

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