Vromans Leather

Privacy Policy


The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you about the personal data that we collect and process from you, and the purposes for which we use it. In addition, it explains what rights data subjects have with regard to their own personal data.  



Handelmaatschappij G.J.A. Vromans B.V. (‘Vromans’) is a true family business. It sells its products worldwide to manufacturing companies. Vromans respects your privacy and is committed to the careful, safe and lawful processing of your personal data. We therefore carefully collect, process and secure personal data. Vromans, considers Internet users privacy and data protection to be of paramount importance. 
This statement discloses the privacy policy for the Vromans web site. 
This statement does not extend to sites that are linked to or which are not part of the Vromans web site.
This privacy statement applies to all persons whose personal data Vromans processes, including employees, trainees, applicants, customers, agents, suppliers and contractors. This privacy statement may be amended from time to time. 

User information website

A ‘cookie’ is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to either accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. 
Vromans Website uses cookies to assign identification to your individual browser. This identifies your browser, but not you, to our servers every time you visit our network. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. Unless you voluntarily advise us, Vromans will never know who you are, even though we assign your browser a cookie. 
The information gathered through the use of cookies, allows Vromans to offer a quality Internet service and easily accessible online content to our users, and catalogue traffic patterns throughout the web site in a manner that provides personal privacy protection. We also keep track of your IP address to gather broad demographic information about you, such as your location and your Internet Service Provider. Vromans may also collect aggregate information on how our users are utilising the site. This might include information regarding traffic patterns through the site. 
For more information on cookies and their use please visit www.aboutcookies.org 

Use of personal data

Vromans processes personal data that has been provided by you or a third party.
Depending on your status and relationship with Vromans, we may process the following personal data:
  • name/address
  • company particulars
  • email address and telephone number
  • information that is stated on an ID certificate, such as date of birth and citizen service number (BSN)
  • login details for your customer account on our website
  • financial particulars, such as IBAN
  • customer particulars provided through the customer account or contact form on our website
  • CV and motivation letter
  • registration of working hours for our employees
  • information from an assessment carried out as part of an application procedure
  • data processed in camera images in our offices and production departments
  • data processed in photos
  • data from public sources such as the chamber of commerce and the land registry
  • technical data, such as the IP number and your surfing behaviour on our website
We do not always process all of the above data. Which personal data we process in a specific case depends on your individual relationship with Vromans and, of course, the purpose of the data processing. 
Vromans will not store the data for longer than is necessary. This means that we delete the data when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which the data was collected or processed. For example, if an applicant is rejected and his or her data is no longer required for future application procedures, the data will be deleted. This will only be different if laws or regulations require us to retain data for longer, or data is needed for other purposes, such as generating statistical data. In the latter case, the data will be anonymised as much as possible and only data that is necessary for the other purpose will be stored and processed. In connection with possible legal disputes, Vromans stores basic data from an employee’s personnel file for seven years after they leave our employment. With a view to tax legislation, salary administration information is stored for ten years.

Purposes and legel ground use

We process the above personal data for the following purposes:
Execution of an agreement
An important purpose for which we process personal data is the execution of agreements with our customers, agents, employees, contractors, suppliers, etc. For example, contact details of customers are necessary in order to be able to deliver our products and services in the best possible way. Personal data of our employees and self-employed persons working for us are also required in order to be able to carry out the employment or assignment contract with them, including salary administration.
Fulfilment of legal obligations
We are obliged to process certain personal data in accordance with various laws (including tax legislation). This may include, for example, the retention of a copy of proof of identity of an employee.
Account management and maintaining contact
Contact details can be processed to maintain contact with customers, suppliers and other business relationships. These contact details are used, among other things, for sending a newsletter and for when contacting the technical service and Customer Support. Personal data may also be obtained and processed through activities on social media, including by posting photographs. The processing of personal data in this context is necessary for the representation of the interests of Vromans.
HR and recruitment
We collect and process personal data for the recruitment of new employees, the completion of job application procedures, and the hiring of new employees. This may involve, for example, personal data that has been processed in a CV or an assessment report. Once we have hired someone, the personal data is required for the performance of the employment contract, such as for the development and assessment of the employees and the salary administration (see above: the execution of the agreement). The processing of personal data in the context of the application procedure is necessary in order to take measures prior to concluding an employment or assignment agreement.
In order to guarantee the security of our offices and production locations, personal data can be processed by means of, for example, camera images and access control. For security reasons, it is important that no unauthorised persons are present at the production site and in Vromans office. This is checked by means of the access control and the camera images. The camera images are also used to check whether the right vehicles are on Vromans premises and whether they are being loaded and unloaded safely. This data processing is necessary to protect the vital interests (security) of our employees, site, products and visitors, and may be necessary for the representation of the legitimate interests of Vromans.
Improvement of products and services
We may process personal data in order to improve our products and services. Examples include data entered on (digital) customer satisfaction forms. Customer data may also be processed into statistical data that is used to provide insights into the quality and effectiveness of our products and services. As much as possible, Vromans will process this data anonymously or encrypted. 

Finally, it is possible that personal data will be processed on the basis of the specific permission you have given for this. In that case, you have the right to withdraw your permission at any time. This can be done by sending an email to info@vromansleather.com, or by contacting us in another way.

Provision of personal data to third parties

We may provide personal information to third parties, such as government agencies, but also to service providers who assist us in the execution of agreements. Examples include consultants, IT service providers or the payroll administrator. Vromans has concluded processing agreements with these third parties, which include provisions on the security of personal data.

Data breaches

On discovering a (suspected) data breach, we will inform you as soon as possible about which privacy rights have probably been violated and must be reported in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. In addition, we are obliged to remedy or limit the consequences of the breaches as soon as possible. We will provide you with the necessary information regarding this upon request.
As far as possible, a notification will only be made to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (or an authority in another Member State) after prior consultation with you. If it is not possible to contact you within 72 hours of the data breach being detected, we will in any case report the data breach to the relevant authority. If you wish to make the report yourself, we will provide our necessary cooperation and, if necessary, we will also provide additional information to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (or an authority in another Member State) and/or the data subject. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, we record all data breaches that have occurred.

Your rights 

On the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, everyone whose personal data are processed with us has the right to:
  • access his or her personal data
  • correct, update, supplement, anonymise, block, limit or delete his or her personal data
  • object to the use of personal data
  • transfer personal data from us to another person or company
For the above requests, you should send an email to info@vromansleather.com.
If you are of the opinion that Vromans is processing of personal data infringes your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority or, if applicable, the authority of another member state of the EEA.

Contact details and questions

Vromans is established at Hogesteenweg 27 in Loon op Zand and is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 18115716. If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement, please contact via info@vromansleather.com