Privacy statement

This is the privacy statement of HISWA Symposium (hereinafter also referred to as “we”, “we” and “us”). Located at MCI Amsterdam B.V., Schipluidenlaan 4, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands. When you visit the HISWA Symposium website at (hereinafter: “the Website”), we will process various data about you. We do this for different purposes. Below you can read what data we process and for what purpose we do so. The term “processing” is also very broad. The law understands this to mean all actions from the moment of collection to the moment of destruction. The concept of processing also includes the temporary storage of your data.


We naturally take your privacy very seriously and will process and use information about you in a secure manner. Of course, in this privacy statement we also tell you what rights you have and how you can exercise them.


Why do we process your data?

We process your data for different purposes. Broadly speaking, we process your data in order to optimise your use and experience of the Website and to ensure that we can provide you with the products and/or services you have purchased.

To be specific, we process your data for the following purposes:

  • To make the Website function properly;
  • To improve the Website;
  • To offer a Website that is better tailored to you;
  • To send you (personalized) offers and information;
  • To send you our newsletter;


What data do we process about you?

Good working of the Website

In order for the Website to function properly, we use automatically generated information such as your IP address, type, version and language of your browser and/or the resolution of your display.


Website optimization

In order to improve the Website, we use certain information collected during your visit to the Website, such as: your IP address, the pages you visit on the Website and how long you stay on these pages, how you arrived at the Website, which computer system you use and the type and version of your browser.


Newsletter offers

If you choose, you will regularly receive by e-mail our newsletter with interesting promotions and offers. Would you like to unsubscribe from the newsletter? This can always be done via a link in the newsletter.


We will never provide your data to third parties for commercial purposes of these third parties, without your explicit permission.


What happens when linking via the Website?

The Website may contain hyperlinks that, when you click on it, will take you out of the Website and into another party’s website. We have no control over the content of other parties’ websites and over the products and/or services offered there. Nor do we know how your details are handled on those other websites. This Privacy Statement only applies to (personal) data obtained via the Website. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the websites of other parties and the way in which they handle your (personal) data.


We will provide your data to other parties?

HISWA Symposium can only provide your data to third parties as far as you have explicitly indicated in relation to a certain third party that you give your consent or as far as these data cannot be traced back to you personally (such as automatically generated information, not being your IP address).


Finally, HISWA Symposium may disclose your data to third parties if it is required to do so by law and/or regulations, if it is required to do so as a result of a lawsuit and/or if it deems it necessary to protect its own rights.


Rights of our visitors and customers

As a visitor or customer of the Website, you have the right to contact us with a request to tell you whether we are processing data about you. You can contact us via the contact form. Following the request, we will notify you in writing as follows:

  • what data we process;
  • for what purposes we process it;
  • where these data come from;
  • to whom we provide the data and for what purposes this happens.


You also have the right to ask us to correct, supplement, delete or block your personal data. You can make this request as:

  • the data is factually incorrect;
  • are incomplete or not applicable for the purposes of the processing;
  • whether to be processed in violation of the law.


Her nautical staff will inform you in writing within four weeks of your request whether they will comply with your request to improve, supplement, remove or protect. If HISWA Symposium does not comply with your request, it will indicate the reason for this.



HISWA Symposium will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your (personal) data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing.


Transmission to countries outside the EU

For technical and operational reasons, it may be necessary for your (personal) data to be transferred (to servers of) HISWA Symposium affiliates outside the European Economic Area. Because the regulations concerning the protection of privacy may not offer the same protection as within the European Economic Area, HISWA Symposium will use the EU standard contractual clauses to protect your privacy as much as possible. If this is not possible, HISWA Symposium will ask for your permission to transfer your (personal) data to countries without an adequate level of protection. You can revoke this permission at any time.



After reading this privacy statement, do you have any questions about the protection of your data while visiting the Website? Please feel free to contact us in writing, by phone or e-mail. This privacy statement is subject to change. These changes will be announced on the Website.

Cookie statement

This Cookie Statement describes the cookies that HISWA Symposium (hereinafter “we”, “we” and “us”) uses through the website (hereinafter “the Website”) and the purpose for which these cookies are used. HISWA Symposium is located at MCI Amsterdam B.V., Schipluidenlaan 4, 1062 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of (text) information that are sent to your browser when you visit a website and are then stored on the hard disk or in the memory of your computer, tablet or mobile phone (hereinafter: “Device”). The cookies placed via the Website cannot damage your Device or the files stored on it.


What cookies does HISWA Symposium use?

Functional cookies

HISWA Symposium primarily uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to provide you with the services and functionalities you have requested. For example, functional cookies remember that you are logged in, so that you don’t have to log in again on a subsequent webpage.


Analytics cookies

In order to collect statistics about the use and visit of the Website, HISWA Symposium uses analytics services. This data is analyzed by the provider of these analytics services and the results are provided to HISWA Symposium. In this way HISWA Symposium gains insight into how the Website is used and can use this information to adapt the Website and/or its services if necessary. If required by law, the analytics service may provide this information to third parties.


Social plug ins

The Website may provide access to various social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube and Google+. Using these so-called social plugins, you can share information on the website with others and recommend it. Through the social plugins, third parties place cookies on your Device. These may be cookies that are intended to optimise your user experience, but they may also include tracking cookies that are used to track your surfing behaviour across multiple websites and to build up a profile of your surfing behaviour.


Tracking cookies

HISWA Symposium uses third party cookies on the Website which can make you personalized offers based on your surfing behavior.


The website will place a cookie on your Device with a unique number. This cookie makes it possible to recognize your Device when you surf to another website, which is part of the same advertising network, after a visit to our website. This makes it possible for HISWA Symposium to show you advertisements on that other website.


The data collected in this way will only be used by HISWA Symposium for the purpose of showing you our advertisements on other websites and will not be linked to any other files.


Delete cookies

The permission you have given to HISWA Symposium to place and read cookies, can always be withdrawn by setting your browser not to accept cookies or by deleting all cookies already placed in your browser. Consult the help function of your browser to see how you can delete cookies.


You should be aware that deleting cookies may result in certain parts of the Website not working or not working properly anymore.


Refusing and deleting cookies only affects the computer and browser on which you perform this operation. If you are using multiple computers and/or browsers, you will need to repeat the above action(s) for each computer and/or browser.


Privacy Statement

The possibility exists that the information collected by means of a cookie contains personal data. If this is the case, the processing of this personal data is also subject to the Privacy Statement of HISWA Symposium. The Privacy Statement can be found on the Website.



If you have any questions about this Cookie Statement, please send us a message using the contact form.