Ridder privacy statement

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This website is maintained by Ridder and is processor of the personal data collected here. This privacy statement explains how Ridder handles the personal data of visitors to its website and the way in which that data is processed. This statement describes, among other things, which categories of personal data are collected, for what purpose those personal data are used, and to which categories of recipients personal data are provided. 


Ridder also places cookies through the website. If you would like to know more about the cookies that Ridder uses on this website, please click here. 


Information about Ridder 


The Ridder Group is made up of a number of group companies of Ridder Holding Harderwijk B.V., headquartered in Harderwijk, the Netherlands, and registered in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce under the number 8198943. Where Ridder is mentioned, the reference is made to the entire Group, unless otherwise determined. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact Ridder’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) by telephone on +31 341 416 854. You can also contact the DPO by e-mail. The e-mail address is dpo@ridder.com. 


The Ridder Group companies that process personal data in accordance with this privacy statement are: 


    • Ridder Drive Systems B.V.


    • Ridder Growing Solutions B.V.


    • Ridder Climate Screens B.V.


    • Global Growing Solutions (Canada) Ltd.


    • Ridder Corporation USA


    • Ridder (Shanghai) Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd.


    • Ridder France S.A.R.L.


    • HortiMaX Growing Solutions SL


    • HortiMaX SA de CV


The processing of personal data


Ridder processes the personal data that it receives from you through this website or other means. These are, for example, the data that you enter on the contact and/or application forms on this website. Ridder may process the following data:


    • Your or your company’s e-mail address


    • Your gender


    • Your or your company’s name


    • Your or your company’s address


    • Your place of residence or business


    • Your or your company’s phone number


    • Data included in your CV


If necessary for its provision of services, Ridder will transfer the personal data that you have provided to its group companies or to third parties, including possibly Google. In all other respects, Ridder will not make your personal data available or sell it to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to do so. 


Why Ridder needs this data (purposes) 


Ridder processes your personal data so that it can contact you by telephone and/or in writing (by e-mail and/or by post). This is done to answer any questions that you have asked, to inform you about Ridder’s current and future activities and promotions, to send you electronic newsletters, to send you advertising by post, for statistical purposes and for automated data processing. In addition, Ridder may use your personal data in relation to completing projects agreed with you and/or deliveries agreed with you. In so far as this is required by law, Ridder will ask for your consent before using your personal data for these purposes. 


Retention period 


Ridder does not store your personal data for any longer than is strictly necessary in order to fulfil the purpose(s) for which your data has been collected. If no other agreement is reached with you, your data will not be retained for more than one year. The storage and transfer of your personal data is protected using the techniques that are currently standard use and is in line with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). 


Registration website visits 


General data relating to visits to the Ridder website is retained, including the IP address of your computer, the time of your visit, language selected, pages visited and data sent by your browser. This data is used in order to analyse visitor patterns and click paths within the website. Ridder uses this data to improve the functioning of its website. This data is anonymized wherever possible and is never made available to third parties. 


Google Analytics 


Ridder uses Google Analytics to keep track of how users use its website and how effective the Adwords advertisements from Ridder are on Google search results pages. The data derived in this way, including the IP address of your computer, is transferred to Google and stored on their servers in the United States. Please refer to Google’s privacy policy for more information. You will also find the Google Analytics privacy policy there.


Google uses this data to monitor how our website is used, to provide reports on the website to Ridder and to provide advertisers with information about the effectiveness of their campaigns. 


Google may make this data available to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or insofar as these third parties handle data on behalf of Google. Ridder has no control over this. 


Ridder has not given Google permission to use the Analytics data acquired from Ridder for other Google services. 


Your privacy rights 


The General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: ‘GDPR’) establishes several rights with regard to your data privacy. You may ask Ridder to view your personal data (art. 15 GDPR), to rectify your personal data (art. 16 GDPR), or to erase your personal data (art. 17 GDPR). You are also entitled to ask Ridder to limit the processing of your personal data (art. 18 GDPR). Under certain circumstances you also have the right to transfer your personal data (art. 20 GDPR) and the right to appeal (art. 21 GDPR). You can submit a written request for this by sending an e-mail to dpo@ridder.com. 


Data will only be transferred in a secure manner. This makes it is possible to check that the personal data is sent to the right person. Ridder may need to ask you for some information in order to verify this. 


More information on when it is possible to exercise one or more of these rights can be found on the website of the Netherlands Data Protection Authority. If you wish to exercise one or more of these rights, you can contact us using the contact options mentioned above. 


In addition to these rights, you are also entitled to file a complaint with the Netherlands Data Protection Authority: autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl. 


Contact our Data Protection Officer 


Ridder has appointed a Data Protection Officer. The DPO can be contacted at dpo@ridder.com.




This privacy statement is subject to change. It is therefore advisable to check this privacy statement regularly. The current version of the privacy statement was last amended in December 2021.