The Netherlands Forum for Smart Shipping (SMASH!) is a collaboration of the initiators: Nederland Maritiem Land, TKI Maritiem, TKI Dinalog, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands Maritime Technology, KVNR, EICB, Municipality of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Amsterdam, Groningen SeaPorts, Maritime Delta, Innovation Quarter, TU Delft and MARIN.

SMASH! is responsible for the processing of personal data as shown in this privacy statement. SMASH! is committed to the protection of personal data. Our own and our relations. We therefore handle personal data with care. We do this in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has been in effect since May 25, 2018. You can read why we collect data and how we do this in this privacy statement.


Personal data that we process

SMASH! processes your personal data because you provide it to us yourself and / or because you use our services. We process the following personal data:


  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Employer / organization
  • Social media accounts
  • IP address
  • Information about your activities on our website
  • Internet browser and device type


Our website and / or service does not intend to collect data about website visitors under the age of 16, unless they have permission from their parents or guardian. However, we cannot check whether a visitor is older than 16. We therefore advise parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about children from being collected without parental consent. If you are convinced that we have collected personal information about a minor without this permission, please contact us via info@smashnederland.nl and we will delete this information.


For what purpose and on what basis we process personal data

SMASH! processes your personal data to:


  • To be able to reach you if necessary to perform our services;
  • To be able to send you our newsletter;
  • To be able to invite you to (information) meetings;
  • To inform you about changes to our services and products;
  • To perform services for you;


Improve our website and tailor the range of products and services to your preferences.


Automated decision-making

SMASH! does not make decisions about matters that can have (significant) consequences for people based on automated processing. These are decisions taken by computer programs or systems, without involving a person (for example, an employee of the forum).


How long do we keep personal data

Unless a different retention period has been explicitly agreed in writing, SMASH! personal data as long as the program is running. In this way, legal (retention) obligations are also met. Do you object to this? Send an email to info@smashnederland.nl.


Sharing of personal data with third parties

SMASH! shares your personal data with third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the aforementioned purposes and to comply with any legal obligation. We conclude a processor agreement with companies that process your data on our behalf to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data. SMASH! remains responsible for these processing operations.


Cookies on our website

SMASH! uses technical, functional and analytical cookies on its website. A cookie is a small text file that your computer, tablet or smartphone saves on your first and subsequent visits to this website. The cookies we use are necessary for the proper technical operation of the website and for your ease of use. They ensure that the website works properly and, for example, remember your preferred settings.


Do you not want cookies to be placed? Then you can easily disable cookies via your browser. Do you not want your click behavior to be tracked? Then you can download a plug-in that prevents this from the Google website. This setting then applies to all websites you visit, so not just smashnederland.nl. You can download the browser plugin here.


View, modify or delete data

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by SMASH! and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data we have about you in a computer file to you or to another organization specified by you. You can send a request for access, correction, deletion, data transfer of your personal data or request for cancellation of your consent or objection to the processing of your personal data to info@smashnederland.nl.


To ensure that the request for access has been made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your ID with the request. Make in this copy your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number