Privacy Policy

USAC is committed to protecting your personal data. In this privacy policy, we want to provide clear and transparent information about how we handle personal data.

We make every effort to safeguard your privacy and therefore handle personal data with care. USAC adheres in all cases to the applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). This entails that we in any case:

  • Process your personal data in accordance with the purpose for which it was provided. These purposes and types of personal data are described in this privacy policy;
  • Limit processing of your personal data to only those data that are minimally necessary for the purposes for which they are processed;
  • Asking for your explicit consent if we need it for processing your personal data;
  • Have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of your personal data;
  • Not pass on personal data to other parties, unless this is necessary for carrying out the purposes for which they were provided;
  • Are aware of your rights regarding your personal data, wish to make you aware of them and respect them.

As USAC, we are responsible for processing your personal data. If, after reading our privacy policy or in a more general sense, you have questions about it or wish to contact us, you can do so using the contact details at the bottom of this document.

Disclosure to third parties

We may provide the data you provide to us to third parties if necessary for the purpose for which it was provided. We never pass on personal data to other parties with whom we have not concluded a processing agreement. We make the necessary agreements with these parties (processors) to ensure the security of your personal data. Furthermore, we will not provide the data you have provided to other parties, unless required and permitted by law.

About the data processing

Below you can read how we process your data, where we store it, what security techniques we use and to whom the data can be viewed.

Webhosting –

We purchase web hosting services from processes personal information on our behalf and does not use your information for its own purposes. However, this party may collect metadata about the use of the services. This is not personal data. has appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent loss and unauthorized use of your personal data. is bound by confidentiality under the agreement.

Email and mailing lists – MailChimp

We send our email newsletters using MailChimp. MailChimp will never use your name and email address for its own purposes. At the bottom of every email sent automatically through our website, you will see the ‘unsubscribe’ link. You will then no longer receive our newsletter. Your personal data is stored securely by MailChimp. MailChimp uses cookies and other internet technologies that provide insight into whether emails are opened and read. MailChimp reserves the right to use your data for the further improvement of its services and to share information with third parties in connection therewith.

Retention period

USAC does not store personal data longer than necessary for the purpose for which it was provided or required by law.


We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data about you from unlawful processing.

Notifications of changes to our privacy policy

If we want to change our policy around privacy, it will be communicated to you by updating this page. If your personal data is processed in a different way than it was at the time you provided your personal data, we will let you know via e-mail. In all other cases, we will process your personal data in line with the purpose of the provision and in line with the privacy policy at the time of provision.

Rights regarding your data

You have the right to access, correct or delete the personal data we have received from you. You can also object to the processing of all or part of your personal data by us or one of our processors. You also have the right to have us transfer the personal data you have provided to yourself or on your behalf directly to another party. We may ask you to identify yourself before we can comply with the aforementioned requests.

Should we process your personal data on the basis of a consent given by you to this effect, you always have the right to withdraw this consent.


If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, please contact us directly. If we cannot work it out with you, we will of course find this very annoying. You always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Personal Data Authority, the supervisory authority in the field of privacy protection.


If you have any questions or comments in response to our privacy policy, please contact us.

Contact details

Princetonplein 9
3584 CC Utrecht

Personal Data Officer: Ab Actis, ab-actis@usac.alpenclub