Privacy Policy

Section 1:  Who We Are 

We are Smart City Hub. We are registered in the Netherlands with the Dutch chamber of commerce (“Kamer van Koophandel”) under the name of “Contact Media BV” with the corresponding registration number 58890149.

You can access the register of the Dutch chamber of commerce through their website.

We can be contacted through the “Contact” page on our website. 



Section 2: Your Permission 


By accepting the request, accompanied with the offer to keep you up to date on Smart City Hub and a referral to this privacy policy, to link on LinkedIn with Arnoud van Gemeren, you grant permission to Smart City Hub to collect your personal data for our newsletter. 


When refusing to grant this permission, your personal data will not be collected and you will not be put on the mailing list of Smart City Hub. This mailing list is used solely for the purpose of distributing our newsletter. As a consequence, you will receive any newsletter from Smart City Hub. 


You have the right to inspect the personal data we collected of you. You have the right to rectify any personal data we collected of you. You have the right to have your personal data deleted. To access any of these rights, send us a request to inspect, rectify or delete your personal data through the “Contact” page on our website. 


You can withdraw your permission at any moment. After this, your personal data will be deleted from our system.


Section 3Collection of Your Personal Data
We collect your personal data for the purposes of distributing our newsletter and the optimization of our website. No other purposes will be served with the collection of your personal data. 


Smart City Hub uses the cookie associated with Google Analytics. The data we collect through our cookies can be found on the following link: 


The data we collect as a consequence of your granted permission is: 

a) Your email address as shown on your LinkedIn page. 

b) Your first and last name as shown on your LinkedIn page. 

c) Your job title as shown on your LinkedIn page. 

d) The name of the associated company as shown on your LinkedIn page. 

e) Your city of residence as shown on your LinkedIn page. 


We may also process any correspondence data, meaning any information contained in or relating to any correspondence you sent us. 


We collect your personal data through accessing your LinkedIn page, once you have granted permission, through any correspondence you sent us and through the use of our cookies. 



Section 4: Providing Your Personal Data to Others 

We store the data mentioned in 3.2 in our data management system. We do not provide this data to others.  


We use the MailChimp service for the processing of the data as mentioned in 3.3. This means that your personal data will be shared with MailChimp in the way that is specified in their privacy statement. Besides the use of this service, we do not share any of the personal data mentioned in 3.3 with third parties.


Section 5: Retaining Your Personal Data 

Any of your personal data that we processed for a beforementioned purposes will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that specific purpose. 



We will retain your personal data as follows: 

  1. All information as mentioned in 3.2 will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year and a maximum period of 5 years, starting at the date of collection. 
  1. All information as mentioned in 3.3 will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year and for as long as you are a member of our LinkedIn group, starting at the date of collection. 



It is not possible for us to specify in advance for which periods we will retain your personal data in some cases. In such cases, the period of retention will be based on criteria in which insight can be requested from Smart City Hub through stating such a desire when using our contact form. This insight will be given. 


Notwithstanding the abovementioned provisions of this section (Section 5), we may retain your personal data when retention of this data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are as a company subject. 



Section 6: Amendments 

This policy may be updated from time to time through the means of publishing a new version on our website. 


You should check the privacy policy occasionally to ensure you are up to date with our policy and any changes to it. We may not send any separate messages by email or by any other means on updates or significant changes to this policy. You are responsible for staying up to date with the policy changes by visiting our website. 



Section 7: Your Rights under Data Protection Law 

The law applicable to this privacy policy is the Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General  

Data Protection Regulation).  



The abovementioned Regulation will be referred to as “GDPR” from now on. 


Your principal rights under the GDPR are: 

a) the right to access to your personal data;
b) the right to erasure of your personal data;
c) the right to rectification of your personal data;
d) the right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
e) the right to object to the processing of your personal data;
f) the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in this case the Dutch DPA; 

g) the right to withdraw consent. 


A full overview of your rights can be found in the GDPR.