Privacy & Cookies information

This privacy policy sets out how Bob (RW) Groothuis uses and protects any information that you give Bob (RW) Groothuis when you use this website.

New GDPR regulations

Due to the new EU GDPR ( General Data Protection Regulation ) regulations need to inform you regarding the new privacy rules before the new GDPR is officially started on 25 May 2018.

Due to this new regulations need to mention this through this website.

How is your data protected?

* no info / e-mail address etc. will be shared with others

* if you are getting the newsletter its easy to unsubscribe just click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter

* strong security measurements due to a SSL certificate (more info please see here)

* extra security tools keeps this website even more secure

* Google Analytics removed

That info was never used to be analyzed, as of now (6 May 2018) the Google Analytics tools is completely removed from this website.


You can check (what is tracked) it yourself when using the free browser privacy tool called Ghostery.

The only one you see now is the Cookie control (shown as Civiuk) such cookie tool usage warnings are also needed by the EU law to warn visitors regarding cookie management. Wanted to use another Cookie warning tool called EU Cookie Law (because that one does not show up in Ghostery) but a pity that tool was not compatible with my current template (look of the website).

Below a screenshot of the Ghostery tool in action on the website.

Other Privacy & Cookies information

Bob (RW) Groothuis is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Bob (RW) Groothuis may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are ok with any changes. This policy is effective from November the 16th, 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

name and job title
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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