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Empower takes your privacy seriously. We strive to safeguard your privacy and at the same time make our service as personal as possible. We request that you carefully read the following privacy statement before providing your personal data.


  1. Identity

This page contains the privacy statement of the company Empower Psychotherapie established at Ubbo Emmiussingel 19, 9711 BB Groningen and registered in the Commercial Register under number 57326819, hereinafter called Empower.


  1. Personal Data Protection Act

Empower handles the data of users and visitors of its digital services such as mobile applications, web tools and websites with care. Personal data will be handled and secured with care. Empower in all cases complies with the Personal Data Protection Act. If you have a relationship with Empower you will have the option of viewing your personal data after a written request. If the overview provided by Empower contains inaccuracies, you can put in a written request to Empower for changing or deleting the data. You can have your data changed and altered by sending an email to Empower. Timely inform Empower in case of a move.


  1. Data and Purpose

For the purpose of our service provision, we can both directly and indirectly collect and record personal data of or about the user. Empower will not collect more personal data than is reasonably required to perform the assignment and/or for the described purposes. Empower will not store the personal data in a form that makes it possible to identify the person in question for longer than is required for the purposes for which it is collected or processed. The purpose of processing the user’s personal data is to collect and process personal data to optimise our service provision. The data of the user will not be used for other purposes than described above.


  1. Visiting Details and Cookies

General visiting details can be recorded for the digital services, such as the most requested pages. This allows Empower to optimise the set-up of its digital services. Empower also uses so-called cookies in the provision of its services. A cookie is a simple, small file that is stored on the hard drive of a pc, laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. Empower uses temporary cookies. These cookies do not contain personal data and are only used to make using the website easier. You can reject the use of these cookies, but this can limit the functionality and ease of use of our digital services.


  1. Third-Party Cookies and Google Analytics

Services of third parties can also be used for marketing and analysis purposes on Empower’s digital services. These can also install cookies (‘third-party cookies’) to display region-specific or theme-specific banners during browsing. You can deactivate allowing ‘third-party cookies’ in the settings of your browser. Take into account that this could influence the functionality of other websites than Empower’s website. For instance, Empower can use Google Analytics to analyse how users use the website. The data obtained in this way, including the address of your pc, laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. (IP address), will be transferred to and store by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this data to keep a record of how our website is used, to provide reports on the website to us and to be able to offer advertisers data on the efficacy of their ad campaigns. Google can provide this data to third parties if Google is obliged to do so by law or insofar these third parties process the data on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this.


  1. Links to Other Websites

If you follow an external link by which you leave the website and are taken to another website you must realise that Empower has no control over and influence on the content of that other website. For this reason, Empower does not accept any liability for that content unless Empower had knowledge of the fact that the content of that other website was unlawful. In such cases, Empower will investigate that link and block it, if necessary. The conditions of use and privacy statements of such linked websites can deviate from the conditions and the privacy statement that apply to Empower’s website. Empower recommends you read these as well to give you insight into how they collect, use and share data that relates to you.


  1. Data Protection

Empower ensures that personal data is handled confidentiality and with the utmost care. All personal data is stored securely in Empower’s administration. This database is only accessible to Empower’s employees or our suppliers in so far it is required for their job. Empower makes all reasonable efforts to secure its systems against loss and/or against any form of unlawful use and executes fitting technical and organisational measures to this end in which, among other things the current state of technology is taken into account. However, Empower is not liable for the loss of data, damage to files, unlawfully gained access to computers or files, viruses distributed through ads or other unlawful programs or files or any other consequences of the provision of data to Empower.


  1. Data Provision to Third Parties

We do not provide the personal data to third parties with the exception of:

  • institutions involved in financial processing;
  • third parties employed by us in the context of Empower’s service provision and for which you have given your explicit permission.
  • an obligation by law;
  • any necessary action required for the protection of the visitor’s or our rights.


In these cases your personal data will only be provided, however, if the third parties in question have guaranteed the confidentiality and security of the data.


  1. Security

Securing the log-in and payment screens and payment of Empower services is a process of constant optimisation. Security uses the so-called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Provision of incorrect data is a punishable offence. Abuse will be reported to the authorities.


  1. Applicable Law

This website and privacy statement are governed by Dutch law. All disputes resulting from or related to this privacy statement will exclusively be presented to the competent court in the Netherlands. If versions of the privacy statement in other languages contain discrepancies or lead to differences in interpretation, the Dutch version takes preference. Should you have any questions regarding Empower’s privacy policy, please contact the contact address mentioned on the website.


Empower reserves the right to alter the privacy statement. Be sure to regularly check the website for an update. If you have any questions regarding your personal data or Empower’s methods with respect to privacy, then please send an email to Empower.


Version November 2015