Privacy Statement

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) handles your personal data with care. Personal data means data that can be traced back to a natural person, for example a name, home address or an e-mail address.

The protection of this data is regulated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Regulation helps to protect the privacy of the general public and also applies to personal data that is gathered via the Internet.

Processing of personal data

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) processes personal data in order to fulfil its duties as conferred under law; the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies. This can mean that the RvA shares data, including your personal data, with third parties for which it is responsible. These third parties are often natural persons who are requested by the RvA to undertake accreditation assessments on behalf of the Board of the RvA on the basis of their specific expertise.

Information about data processing

In principle, the RvA will inform you when it intends to process your data. The RvA will not inform you in the following cases:

  • You have personally provided your personal data to the RvA.
  • You already know which of your personal data is held by the RvA.

Personal data protection

The RvA ensures an appropriate level of protection for your personal data it holds, in line with the applicable legal requirements and guidelines.

Personal data retention period

The RvA does not retain your personal data that it processes for longer than is necessary for the purpose of the data processing or as required under the Dutch Public Records Act (Archiefwet).

Your rights

In the following situations you can submit a request via

  • You wish to know which of your personal data we process (Article 15 GDPR).
  • You wish to have your personal data rectified (Article 16 GDPR).
  • You wish to have personal data erased (not always possible, Article 17 GDPR).
  • You want us to perform limited processing of your personal data (Article 18 GDPR).
  • You wish to object (Article 21 GDPR). 

Cookie policy

If the RvA keeps data about your surfing behaviour on the website then that will be notified in advance. The data is only intended for improved harmonisation of the website to meet the needs of the user. Further information about our cookie policy can be found in our cookie statement.


For general questions about the privacy protection at the RvA please contact the Data Protection Officer via