Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Statement of Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts, located in Veldhoven, registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 40236061.

Voorwaarts respects the privacy of visitors to its website, especially the rights of visitors regarding the automated processing of personal data. For full transparency with our customers, we have formulated and implemented a policy regarding these processes, their purpose, and the options for data subjects to exercise their rights as effectively as possible.

For additional information about the protection of personal data, you can visit the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority:

Until you accept the use of cookies and other tracking systems on the website, we will not place non-anonymized analytical cookies and/or tracking cookies on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet.

By continuing to visit this website, you accept the following terms of use.

The current version of the privacy policy available on the website is the only version applicable as long as you visit the website until a new version replaces the current version.

Article 1 – Legal provisions

Website (hereinafter also “The website”):

Article 2 – Access to the website

Access to the website and its use is strictly personal. You shall not use this website, as well as the data and information provided on it, for commercial, political, or publicity purposes, nor for any commercial offers, and especially not for unsolicited electronic offers.

Article 3 – Content of the website

All trademarks, images, texts, comments, illustrations, (animated) images, videos, sounds, as well as all technical applications that can be used to operate the website, and more generally all components used on this site, are protected by law by intellectual property rights. Any reproduction, repetition, use, or adaptation, in any way, of the whole or only a part thereof, including the technical applications, without the prior written permission of the responsible party, is strictly prohibited. If the manager does not immediately take action against any infringement, this cannot be interpreted as tacit consent or the waiver of legal action.

Article 4 – Management of the website

For the proper management of the website, the manager may, at any time:

  • Suspend, interrupt, or limit access to a certain category of visitors to the entire or a part of the website.
  • Remove all information that may disrupt the functioning of the website or violate national or international legislation or violate internet etiquette.
  • Temporarily make the website unavailable to perform updates.

Article 5 – Responsibilities

The manager is in no way responsible for failure, malfunctions, difficulties, or interruptions in the functioning of the website, as a result of which the website or any of its functionalities is not accessible. How you connect to the website is your own responsibility. You must take all appropriate measures to protect your equipment and your data, including from virus attacks on the internet. You are also responsible for the websites and the data you consult on the internet.

The manager is not liable for legal proceedings against you:

  • For the use of the website or services accessible via the internet.
  • For violating the terms of this privacy policy.

The manager is not responsible for any damage you, third parties, or your equipment may suffer as a result of your connection to or use of the website. You shall refrain from taking any action against the manager as a result of this.

If the manager becomes involved in a dispute due to your use of this website, he is entitled to recover all damages he suffers and will suffer as a result.

Article 6 – Data collection

Whether knowingly or unknowingly, you share personal data with Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts. We find it important to handle this data with care. Therefore, we have outlined in this Privacy Statement how we handle your personal data and what rights you have. Below is an overview of the personal data we process:

  • First and last name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Address details
  • Phone number (landline and/or mobile)
  • Email address
  • (Bank) account number

Your data is collected by Voorwaarts. Personal data means: all information about an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more elements specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.

Article 7 – Your rights regarding your data

Pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 2, sub b GDPR, everyone has the right to access and rectify or erase their personal data or restrict the processing concerning them, as well as the right to object to the processing and the right to data portability. You can exercise these rights by contacting us via

Each request must be accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document, on which you have signed, and indicating the address at which we can contact you. Within 1 month of the submitted request, you will receive a response to your request. Depending on the complexity of the requests and the number of requests, this period may be extended by 2 months if necessary.

Article 8 – Processing of personal data

In case of a violation of any laws or regulations, of which the visitor is suspected and for which the authorities require personal data collected by the administrator, this data will be provided to them after an explicit and motivated request from those authorities, after which these personal data will no longer be subject to the protection of the provisions of this privacy statement.

If certain information is necessary to access specific features of the website, the controller will indicate the mandatory nature of this information at the time of requesting the data.

Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Registering as a member of Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts
  • Registering as a member of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Union (KNGU)
  • Signing up for activities of and/or on behalf of Voorwaarts (e.g., camp, internal competitions)
  • Handling your (membership fee) payments
  • Organizing (sports) activities of Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts

Article 9 – Commercial offers

You may receive commercial offers from the administrator. If you do not wish to receive these anymore, you can send an email to the following address:

Your data may be used by partners of the controller for commercial purposes. If you do not wish this, you can send an email to the following address:

If you come across any personal data during your visit to the website, you should refrain from collecting or any other unauthorized use, as well as any act that constitutes a violation of the privacy of those person(s). The administrator is in no way responsible in the situations mentioned above.

Article 10 – Data retention period

Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts will not retain your personal data longer than strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected.

  • Membership: If you become a member during the term of the membership. If you do not become a member, your data will be deleted as soon as possible within 6 months.
  • Administration: During the term of the agreement and up to 2 years thereafter. Then only in the financial administration for 7 years.
  • Contacting after termination of membership: For inviting former members to events such as a reunion or special events and activities. Maximum 10 years, as long as consent has not been withdrawn. Upon request, data can be deleted or the retention period can be extended.
  • Camera images and sound: The primary purpose is sports technical support. The images are displayed on-site for visual feedback and analysis. Image material under the management of Gymnastics Association Veldhoven is not shared with third parties unless explicit consent is obtained from all athletes appearing in the footage.

The data collected by the website administrator will be used and stored for the duration as determined by law.

Article 11 – Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on the hard drive of a computer when visiting our website. A cookie contains data so that the visitor can be recognized on each visit to our website. It is then possible to tailor our website specifically to you and facilitate login. When you visit our website, a banner appears informing you about the use of cookies. By further using our website, you accept its use. Your consent is valid for a period of thirteen months.

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

  • Functional cookies: such as session and login cookies for keeping session and login information.
  • Anonymous Analytical cookies: to gain insight into visits to our website based on information about visitor numbers, popular pages, and topics. This allows us to better tailor communication and information provision to the needs of visitors to our website. We cannot see who visits our websites or from which PC the visit takes place.
  • Non-anonymous Analytical cookies: to gain insight into visits to our website based on information about visitor numbers, popular pages, and topics. This allows us to better tailor communication and information provision to the needs of visitors to our website.
  • Tracking cookies: such as advertising cookies intended for displaying relevant ads. Personal interests can be deduced from information about visited websites. This allows organizations to show targeted ads to their website visitors. Tracking cookies make it possible to create profiles of people and treat them differently. Personal data is typically processed with tracking cookies.

More specifically, we use the following cookies:

  • Google Analytics anonymized (analytical cookies)
  • Google Analytics (analytical cookie)
  • Facebook (tracking cookie)
  • Google Adwords (tracking cookie)

When you visit our website, cookies from the controller and/or third parties may be installed on your equipment.

For more information on the use, management, and deletion of cookies for each operating system, we invite you to consult the following link:

Article 12 – Images and offered products

No rights can be derived from the images that belong to the products offered on the website.

Article 13 – Applicable law

Dutch law applies to these terms. The court of the residence of the administrator has exclusive jurisdiction for any disputes regarding these terms unless a legal exception applies.

Article 14 – Provision of personal data to third parties

Without your consent, Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts will only provide your personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the agreement we have with you, unless Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts is legally obliged to provide your personal data to these third parties.

Article 15 – Access, correction, and deletion of personal data

You have the right to request Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts for access to your personal data (unless the association is not obliged to provide this access under the General Data Protection Regulation) and to have your data supplemented, deleted, or shielded. You must identify yourself in such a request. If you wish to have your data deleted, Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts will pass on this deletion to all other organizations that have received the relevant data from us.

Article 16 – Security of personal data

Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts takes appropriate measures to secure your personal data against loss, unauthorized access, publication, and unlawful processing. We ensure that only necessary people have access to your data, that access to personal data is shielded, and that our security measures are regularly checked.

Article 17 – Minors

If you wish to register as a minor, you must obtain explicit consent from your parent or guardian.

Article 18 – Amendment of the privacy policy

Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts periodically adjusts its privacy policy to keep it up-to-date. The most recent version of our Privacy Statement will always be included on the website. We therefore recommend consulting the Privacy Statement regularly. In the case of significant changes, the association will do everything possible to inform you by email and through the website.

Article 19 – Contact

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or if you want to request access, correction, and/or deletion of your personal data from Gymnastics Association Voorwaarts, you can contact us via the contact details below:

Controller: Tavita van Galen


Article 20 – Complaint about the processing of your personal data

Of course, we are also happy to help you further if you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data. Under the GDPR, you also have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) regarding our processing of your personal data. You can contact the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens for this purpose.