Netherlands Polar Data Center

Privacy & Cookies


Your privacy is important to the Netherlands Polar Data Center (hereafter referred to as ‘NPDC). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that NPDC collects, and the ways in which NPDC uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

NPDC may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Name;
  • Working address;
  • Telephone numbers;
  • Mail address;
  • Password for NPDC account;
  • any other information that you send to NPDC.

Using personal information

NPDC may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • create metadata records and submit these to the Global Change Master Directory to create a centralized data repository;
  • send you communications about the NPDC.

Where NPDC discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, NPDC may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

NPDC will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

NPDC will store all the personal information you provide.

Communication between the user and server is protected by encryption technology. Passwords are never stored in plain text and can at no stage be read or retrieved by NPDC staff or its sub-contractors.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that NPDC collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which NPDC operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

NPDC may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.
NPDC is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact NPDC

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or NPDC’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

  • by email to info[at]npdc.nl; or
  • by post to Landsdiep 4, 1797SZ Den Hoorn, Texel, The Netherlands.


About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to NPDC's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

NPDC uses a session cookie on the website to enable the use of forms and login functionality.

Third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

  • The Twitter block on the front page can set cookies
  • On pages where maps are displayed cookies from Open Street Map can be set.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies can have a negative impact upon the usability of this website.


This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.contractology.com.