The Eco-Schools methodology is used in 68 countries around the world. One organization per country has been designated to coordinate the programme. In The Netherlands, the program is owned by IVN Natuureducatie. The management is outsourced to Innovatie en Duurzaamheid BV, operating under the name SME. ‘Eco-Schools Nederland’ therefore does not exist as an independent organization. Wherever ‘Eco-Schools Nederland’ is appointed as a party, SME is the valid legal entity. For more information about SME, the website can be consulted: www.sme.nl.
There are situations in which your data is collected by Eco-Schools Nederland. It is therefore good to know what we do with that data. In this privacy statement you can read everything about the way in which you personal data is collected and taken care of.
Feel free to contact us if you do not feel comfortable about the use of your personal data.
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Personal data that we process
Eco-Schools Nederland processes your personal data because you use the services of Eco-Schools Nederland and/or because you provide them to us yourself, for example as a participating school.
Eco-Schools processes your name and e-mail address if you register as a contact person of a participating school or of an Eco-team. Schools can also upload their own pictures on the Eco-Schools Nederland website. Eco-Schools Nederland processes these pictures on an external server, this is necessary to make them visible on the website. However, the schools themselves are responsible for complying with privacy legislation regarding these pictures. Are the students recognizable in the picture? In that case, permission from parents and/or guardians is required.
Of course we can also remove data from the profile pages, you can submit a request for removing via
For what purpose do we process this data
There are various purposes for which Eco-Schools Nederland collects and processes your data:
- To make succesfully participating in the Eco-School Programme;
- To contact you if this is necessary to perform the service;
- For proof of the steps taken by the Eco-Team, so that it is visible to us how far the school has come with the Eco-Schools steps;
- To send the digital newsletter.
Eco-Schools Nederland only collects and processes personal data if you have given permission or if the data is necessary to provide the Eco-Schools services.
Sharing personal data
Eco-Schools Nederland only shares personal data with third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the agreement with you, or to comply with a legal obligation. Processing agreements have been concluded with third parties.
Retention period of personal data
Eco-Schools Nederland does not save your personal data longer than necessary to realize the purposes for which your data is collected. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
View, change or delete data
You can at any time request to access, correct or delete the personal data that Eco-Schools Nederland collects. Some of your personal data is accessible via the online working environment of Eco-Schools, which can be accessed via the website www.eco-schools.nl. To view other personal data, you can always send us an email via
Eco-Schools Nederland would also like to draw your attention to the fact that tou have the opportunity to file a complaint with the national supervisory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority. You can do this via this link.
Cookies and similar techniques
Eco-Schools Nederland only uses functional cookies and analytical cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit this website. The cookies that Eco-Schools Nederland uses are necessary for the technical operation of the website and your ease of use. They ensure that the website works properly and that Eco-Schools Nederland can optimize the website. You can delete all information that is previously saved in your browser settings.
Security personal data
Eco-Schools Nederland takes the protection of you data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or if there are indications of misuse, please contact us via
Change privacy statement
Eco-Schools Nederland reserves the right to make changes to the privacy statement. We advise you to read this statement regularly. You can always find the most recent version at www.eco-schools.nl. This page was last edited on November 5, 2021.