The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee handles your personal data with the utmost care.
What data we collect
We use your personal data on Marechaussee.nl for:
- Handling questions, complaints and requests (including the right to access)
- Data on website traffic.
The Ministry of Defence has a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) register. This includes a brief description of:
- the types of data that are processed;
- why these data are collected;
- what is done with the data;
- who is responsible for the processing of data.
Why we need your data
We will use your data to be able to meet your request. We ask for as little personal data as possible. This data is anonymised for data on website traffic.
How we process your data
Our own personnel handle your question, complaint or request. We do not share your data with third parties. If you use the 'Share this page' button, there is a possibility that the social media channel you are sharing on may add it to your profile as an 'interest'.
Your privacy rights
You can find information on your privacy rights on the privacy rights page.
How long we keep your data
As soon as we have answered your question, complaint or request, or processed your application, authorisation or registration, we delete your personal data from our systems. For the handling of questions, complaints and requests, a period of 10 years applies for requests under the Government Information (Public Access) Act. For objection, appeal and complaints this is 10 years. For more information, see the Defence Selection List (in Dutch). If you subscribe to Defence magazines, your data is retained until you cancel your subscription.
How we protect your data
The Ministry of Defence has taken measures to protect personal data. This is set out in detail in the Defence Security Policy. With regard to recently classified and/or vital Defence tasks, external organisations must meet the General Security Requirements for Defence Contracts 2019 (ABDO 2019). For more information, please contact the Military Intelligence and Security Service.
Personal data may be used for investigation
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee may pass on personal data for investigation purposes if criminal offences are committed or criminal statements are made via the site.
Data Protection Officer
The Ministry of Defence has an independent supervisor who oversees the proper processing of personal data in accordance with the applicable legislation and standards. This Data Protection Officer has the power to:
- request information;
- access all documents;
- access all locations where personal data are processed.
The Data Protection Officer is also responsible for the GDPR processing register. This is the register in which the notifications of registrations (processing of personal data) are entered at the Ministry of Defence.
The Data Protection Officer does not have any supervisory powers for the Defence Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD).
- Postal address
Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Data Protection Officer
PO Box 20701
2500 ES Den Haag
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a complaint?
Information on how to file a complaint can be found on the complaint about the use of personal data page.