Wilde Ganzen processes personal data and other data in accordance with the applicable legislation. This privacy statement sets out the considerations in this regard.


This privacy statement applies to the processing of personal information provided by donors, gifts, volunteers, collectors, participants, newsletter subscribers, job applicants, project applicants and relations (hereafter: Personal Data), as well as data obtained from visiting and using the websites of Wilde Ganzen.

Processing of Personal Data

Wilde Ganzen handles personal data confidentially and carefully. Wilde Ganzen collects personal data when you donate (online and otherwise), subscribe to the newsletter (your email address and permission for sending), visit Wilde Ganzen events and activities, if you apply for a job with Wilde Ganzen and if you register a project with Wilde Ganzen.

These data are processed for the purposes of:

  • Establishing and implementing your donation and/or membership;
  • Sending you the newsletter;
  • Recruiting volunteers and collectors;
  • Starting up fundraising projects;
  • To comply with legal obligations;
  • (direct) marketing purposes;
  • Handling disputes, questions and complaints;
  • Processing applications;
  • optimizing the functioning of the website; analyzing and improving our services;
  • analyzing donor data and creating donor profiles, with the aim of matching our fundraising campaigns as closely as possible to the wishes and behavior of our donors. We strive for appropriate communication to the right person at the right time and want to avoid as much as possible the pressure from communication channels and thus irritation of the donor and waste of resources. We do not use any special personal data and do not use the results for decisions that have legal consequences or significant impact on the donor.

Wilde Ganzen collects data such as (company) name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth and bank details, data relating to transactions, donations, participation data, or data that is relevant if you contact us or contribute financially to our objectives as a donor, volunteer, collector, job applicant or participant in one of our actions or events.

In addition to the personal data you yourself provide to Wilde Ganzen, we may collect, record and process data about your use of our website(s). This includes data about the devices you use, such as a unique device ID, the version of the operating system, and settings of the device you use to visit Wilde Ganzen, as well as data about the use our website, such as the time of day you visit us and the topics you view. We also look at how well our newsletter is read by tracking ‘opens and clicks’.

Sometimes Personal Data is validated by Wilde Ganzen or combined with information from external sources. This is how we keep our database up-to-date.

Facebook & Google

Wilde Ganzen makes use of the Facebook Conversion API and Enhanced Conversions by Google. The information we collect with these tools cannot be traced back to individual persons. The privacy of the user is thus guaranteed. We use these techniques to be able to advertise in a more targeted way. It enables us to approach people again who have already shown an interest in Wilde Ganzen campaigns or activities on other websites.

Wilde Ganzen uses the email address of its donors and relations for Custom Audience targeting via Facebook. Wilde Ganzen creates a Custom Audience by uploading email addresses of its members into a Facebook advertising tool. This group can then be linked to a specific Facebook campaign: only these Facebook users will see the campaign. Read more about Custom Audience targeting.

Your rights

We use your data in order to help you as best we can and/or to inform you in writing, by email or by phone about our activities. You can always and without cost gain insight into your data being processed by Wilde Ganzen and, if desired, have it changed or removed. If you wish, you can also receive your contact, address and bank details from us in a machine-readable format, for example because you wish to pass them on to another institution. You can also object to receiving specific information about our services that we send you by e-mail, telephone, post and/or SMS. You can report this to Wilde Ganzen, by sending an e-mail or a letter to info@wildeganzen.org or Wilde Ganzen, Piet Mondriaanlaan 14, 3812 GV Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

You may also ask us to delete your data from our database. It may happen that we are not always allowed to comply with this. For example, if you have been a donor to us, the tax authorities require us to keep agreements for 7 years. Also, if you ask us not to contact you with marketing again, we need to remember your name in order to exclude you from our future campaigns. If we do not comply with your request, we will of course inform you of the reason.


If you have signed up for our digital newsletter, each newsletter contains a link that allows you to unsubscribe.

How does Wilde Ganzen protect data?

For the protection of your personal data, Wilde Ganzen has taken physical, technical and organizational measures. Wilde Ganzen uses a secure server that is accessible only to persons authorized to have access. Any data you fill in on our online forms are sent encrypted. Wilde Ganzen involves third parties in the execution of its services. Insofar as these third parties process Personal Data in carrying out their services, they do so in the capacity of processors. All our processors are obliged to protect your Personal Data. We conclude agreements with all our processors in which we explicitly include this.

We do not keep data longer than necessary for the above purposes. We retain applicant data for up to 4 weeks after the end of the application process, or, if the applicant has given permission, for up to 12 months.


Wilde Ganzen uses cookies to make its websites more personal and user-friendly. A cookie is a simple small file that is stored on the hard disk of your computer. Below you can read which cookies we use and how you can make a choice.

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies ensure that our website functions correctly. Think for example of functionalities like the donation form.

Analytical cookies

Wilde Ganzen uses Google Analytics to collect information on, for example, the date and time of visits to our websites and the pages you view there. We use this data to improve our sites, to compile ‘traffic’ statistics (such as the times of day or days of the week when the websites attracts the most visitors) and to measure the popularity of the various sections of the site and cannot trace it back to a computer or individual.

You can install the ‘Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on’ to prevent our websites from forwarding information about your visits to Google Analytics.

Social media cookies

Through our websites we offer access to various social media such as Facebook and Google+. With the help of so-called social plug ins you can share our information with others or recommend it.

We also have buttons and widgets from the social networks Facebook and Twitter so you can easily share information about Wilde Ganzen on social media. These buttons are pieces of code from the social media themselves, and make use of a cookie. This cookie remembers that you are logged in so you do not have to log into Twitter or Facebook every time you want to share something. To see what social media platforms do with personal data you can read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter cookies are only placed if you are logged into Facebook during a visit to the Wilde Ganzen website and have given permission for this.

By installing a program such as ‘Disconnect’ for Chrome and Firefox, you can disable this function.

Personalization of advertisements

Wilde Ganzen uses retargetting from Google (Doubleclick) and Facebook for its websites. We use this technique to make the offer more interesting. Thus, it is possible to offer people who have already shown interest in Wilde Ganzen campaigns or activities on other websites relevant advertisements. The display of these advertisements on partner pages is done with the help of cookies and an analysis of previous user behavior.

Via the links below you will find specific information about refusing cookies for the most commonly used browsers:


If you have questions or comments about the privacy statement of Wilde Ganzen, you can address them to Wilde Ganzen, Piet Mondriaanlaan 14, 3812 GV Amersfoort or call 033-2045555.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Wilde Ganzen reserves the right to make changes to this privacy statement. Wilde Ganzen advises you to check the privacy statement regularly to see if changes have been made.


The Wilde Ganzen website has been put together with great care. Despite constant care and attention to the Wilde Ganzen website, it may occur that information published is incomplete and/or incorrect. Wilde Ganzen excludes all liability for damage, of whatever nature, that results from or is related to the use of the Wilde Ganzen website or to the temporary impossibility of consulting the Wilde Ganzen website. Wilde Ganzen may modify the website at its discretion and at any time. Wilde Ganzen is not liable for the consequences of these adjustments. Also in copying data or as a result of technical malfunctions and other circumstances, errors in the data may occur or data may appear incomplete, for which Wilde Ganzen cannot accept liability.

Wilde Ganzen’s website contains links to third-party websites. Wilde Ganzen is not liable for damage caused by the use of third-party websites. All rights, including all intellectual property rights to all content on the Wilde Ganzen website, remain at all times reserved to Wilde Ganzen. Use is not permitted without Wilde Ganzen’s express, written consent.