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Privacy & Cookies - IMAP NETHERLANDS

We want to inform you about how we process your personal data.
IMAP Netherlands handles your personal data in accordance with the applicable privacy legislation.

To whom does this Privacy Statement apply?

This Privacy Statement applies to everyone for whom IMAP Netherlands processes personal data.

An overview of the most important categories is listed below:

  • visitors to our website;

  • IMAP Netherlands’ clients (and their employees);

  • recipients of IMAP Netherlands newsletters and other mailings;

  • IMAP Netherlands’ prospects;

  • employees of other IMAP International partner firms;

  • people involved in a transaction in which IMAP Netherlands’ acts as corporate finance adviser;

  • suppliers (and their employees);

  • third parties that communicate with IMAP Netherlands’;

What personal data does IMAP Netherlands process?

IMAP Netherlands processes personal data that you have provided to us, personal data generated during your visit to our website and while reading newsletters, and personal data we have derived from other sources.

Provided to IMAP Netherlands by you:

  • Contact details and other personal data that are necessary for handling your case;

  • Personal data you provide to IMAP Netherlands in the context of events, seminars, meetings and newsletters for which you have registered.

  • Data concerning your visit to our website;

  • Data concerning the device you used to visit our website, for example your IP address;

Personal data received from other sources:

  • Personal data received from public online sources such as company websites, Mergermarket, and social media platforms such as LinkedIn;

  • Personal data obtained from the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce or Company info;

  • Other personal data relating to you that we obtained in handling cases via (inter alia) clients and market studies.

Why does IMAP Netherlands process your personal data?

IMAP Netherlands uses your personal data for several purposes:

  • To provide corporate finance services performed by our consultants for our clients;

  • To comply with our statutory obligations such as obligations under the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme, WWFT);

  • To contact and communicate with you;

  • To perform marketing activities, such as sending newsletters and other forms of marketing communications that may be of interest to you;

  • To secure, use and improve our website. For a more comprehensive explanation of this, see the section on ‘cookies’.

  • To improve the quality of our services;

  • To conduct customer satisfaction surveys.

The protection of your data

IMAP Netherlands has taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing. People who have access to your data or files on IMAP Netherlands’ behalf have a duty of confidentiality. IMAP Netherlands uses technological and operational security standards that are generally accepted in the sector in order to protect personal data from being lost, misused, altered or destroyed. If you have any questions about the protection of your personal data, or if there are indications of misuse, please contact us on +31 (0)10 235 88 50.

Engaging third parties/ sharing data with third parties 

In certain cases it may be necessary for IMAP Netherlands to give third parties access to personal data. A non-exhaustive overview is provided below:

  • Third parties, such as regulators and other organizations, in order to comply with our statutory obligations;

  • External suppliers in connection with the processing of your personal data for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement, such as ICT suppliers, suppliers of communication services or other suppliers to whom we outsource certain support services.

The transfer of your personal data to the abovementioned third parties will only take place for the purposes mentioned in this Privacy Statement.

Third parties to whom we provide your personal data may themselves be responsible for complying with privacy legislation. IMAP Netherlands is neither responsible nor liable for the processing of your personal data by these third parties. To the extent that a third party processes your personal data as a Processor of IMAP Netherlands and therefore acts at the request and on the instructions of IMAP Netherlands, IMAP Netherlands concludes a processing agreement with such third party which meets the requirements set out in the Regulation.

Data outside the European Union

In order to provide our services, it may be necessary for IMAP Netherlands to transfer your personal data to a recipient in a country outside the European Union. In that case IMAP Netherlands ensures that such data transfer is in accordance with the Regulation.

Purposes for the processing of personal data

IMAP Netherlands may process personal data for a number of purposes. The data processing may be necessary to perform a contract for the provision of corporate finance services or to comply with a statutory requirement. In some cases we will ask for your explicit consent, for example for the use of certain cookies, or, if you are not a client, for receiving commercial communications.

Data may also be processed in connection with a justified interest of IMAP Netherlands, for example for the purpose of internal administration, effective communications, quality improvement or direct marketing for clients and active contacts of IMAP Netherlands. In the latter case, an opt-out is always offered.

Retention period

IMAP Netherlands will not retain your personal data any longer than is necessary for achieving the purposes stated in this Privacy Statement or for complying with statutory retention periods.

Your rights

You have the right to ask IMAP Netherlands to correct, supplement, delete or block your personal data if it is incomplete, incorrect or is being processed in contravention of any statutory provision. You also have the right to request IMAP Netherlands to inform you of any personal data it holds relating to you. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters, emails or invitations to seminars or events, you can unsubscribe at any time and at no cost by sending an email to

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. IMAP Netherlands will discontinue the processing if it is required by law to do so. IMAP Netherlands will continue with the processing if there are justified imperative grounds to do so that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms.

Complaints procedure

At IMAP Netherlands we attach great value to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our customers with the services we provide. That is why we regularly survey customer satisfaction levels and use the results to further improve our services. If you feel that aspects of our services could be improved, please bring it to the attention of your IMAP Netherlands consultant. We will take all the steps necessary to resolve the matter to your satisfaction. If you still feel the matter has not been resolved, you can use our complaints procedure. For more information on this option, please contact us via

In addition, you have at all times the right and the option to submit a complaint about IMAP Netherlands’ processing of personal data to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Statement is subject to change

IMAP Netherlands reserves the right to amend or alter this Privacy Statement if, for example, there are changes to the processing or if legislation changes. If there are substantial changes, IMAP Netherlands will notify you of this. Nothing in this Privacy Statement is intended to create any obligation or cause any agreement to be concluded between IMAP Netherlands and any visitor to this Internet site or to provide any information in that context.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Manage cookie preferences

Cookie Settings You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.




Internet Explorer:

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.


This document was last updated on May 24th 2018 - IMAP INTERNATIONAL

IMAP Inc, ("IMAP") is made up of different legal entities and partnerships registered in different jurisdictions, some of which are limited liability entities.

Where we process your personal data during your website visits, IMAP Inc. Sucursal en España is responsible for processing your personal data. 

IMAP does not act as controller in the following situations:

Personal data processed in connection with a contractual relationship or upon entering into a contractual relationship with a specific IMAP company. In this case, the person responsible for personal data is the IMAP contracting company, which is the company with which you or your employer have entered into or will contract.

Personal data collected at the physical location of an IMAP country company. In this case, this national company is the person responsible for the personal data.
You can access the privacy policy of the national IMAP companies by visiting their local website, available at team & offices in the navigation menu.

For websites of other providers to which links are referenced, the privacy and security policies of the owners of the external website apply.


This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") governs the collection, storage and use of personal data collected on when you subscribe to receiving content (publications, marketing materials, event invitations and news) about the IMAP companies. 


We believe that the responsible use of personal information collected when you subscribe to receiving content is critical to our business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this Policy. 


The data controller within the meaning of the applicable regulations is IMAP Inc, Sucursal en España, Balmes 114 5º, 08008 Barcelona.

In case of questions related to this Policy please refer to our Data Protection Officer at 


Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data which has been anonymized such that a person's identity is removed.

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data. The categories of personal data which we process include:

Contact Data such as names, job titles and other identifiers together with addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
Technical Data including internet protocol (IP) addresses, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. This may also include information about how you use your website and our services.
Marketing Data includes marketing and communication preferences and data used for networking and business development such as employment history, role and information about personal interests

To receive our publications, marketing materials, event invitations and news about IMAP you may be required to complete a subscription.

This information you provide in the subscription enables us to process your subscription. If you do not provide this information, we will regrettably be unable to process your subscription/event registration. Furthermore, you will not be able to attend our events or receive information from us in accordance with the areas you are interested in unless there is a legitimate interest of IMAP in which case your subscription is not required.

The legal basis for processing your data for the purpose specified in this section is the consent given in accordance with section 6 of this Policy, as well as the legitimate interest of IMAP.

IMAP has a legitimate interest in contacting existing and potential clients and business contacts with information about our services and other news which we believe may be of interest to you, as well as event invites.

In our legitimate interests of providing the best service and developing our business, we will process information in order to:

provide you with a personalized service
provide you with information on market trends and opportunities
improve our services
keep our site and systems safe and secure
understand our clients and their business objectives
update and enhance client records
defend against or exercise legal claims and investigate complaints
inspection procedures; and
understand the effectiveness of our marketing.
We will carry out analytics to improve our services as set out above.

You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for our legitimate interests. You can unsubscribe from any email marketing using the links provided in the emails we send to you or by contacting us at


The personal data you provide in relation to receiving our publications, marketing materials, event invitations and news is processed with your explicit and unequivocal consent. Additionally, to understand what areas are of interest and how we can improve our content, we process your personal data related to your interaction with the e-mails we send to you. We do this for statistical/performance purposes. You provide this consent by clicking "Subscribe to newsletter" on the subscription.

You can opt out of receiving electronic communication from us and of processing your interactions with us at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the communication you receive from us or by contacting us at In such a case, we will stop using the data for electronic communication or measurement of interactions. Such withdrawal does not affect the legality of the operations for processing of your personal data prior to it. You may still receive e-mails directly from IMAP staff and employees you are in touch with based on the legal grounds applicable for the case (e.g. performance of a contract).


In accordance with the relevant provisions, you have the right to access, amend, delete, port your data, restrict and object the processing of your personal data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at Your request will be analyzed and answered within one (1) month from receipt by us, in accordance with the law.

Should you wish to make a complaint regarding how we have processed your personal data, please contact us at


As an international group we share information between our offices, a list of which is available here and is updated as necessary, and your personal data is made available to them. Some of these offices are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the laws in these countries may not provide the same level of protection as in countries within the EEA. However, all our offices at all times will ensure a level of data protection at least as protective as that required in the EEA. We may also instruct third party suppliers to perform services such as software support, e-marketing campaigns, hosting our website, etc. on our behalf. In such cases we take the necessary contractual steps to ensure the adequate protection of your personal data. Your personal data will not be given to other third parties, apart from in limited circumstances such as when we host a joint event with a third party and you register to attend it. In such cases, you will be informed in advance that this is a joint event and if you register to attend it, your contact data will be shared with the other event organizers.

Forwarding the communication you receive from us: To improve your experience, we personalize the e-mails we send you and all links within them. If you decide to forward these e-mails to other recipients, they will be able to see some of your personal data, respectively your basic contact details and preferences from these links. We encourage you to request permission to forward the communication from recipients in advance.


We only keep your information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes of delivering the content you have registered for or subscribed to. If you no longer wish to receive such content and unsubscribe or you withdraw your consent to processing your data for that purpose, we will block your data within our system and no longer use the data for electronic communication. Our obligation relating to data retention periods may be specified in sector-specific legislation. Some statutes provide for mandatory retention periods which require us to delete personal data after the lapse of the data retention period.


Keeping your personal data secure is of utmost importance to us. We take appropriate technical and organizational measures according to industry standards to keep your information secure and protect it from unauthorized use or damage, both online and offline. For security reasons we cannot disclose these measures in details.


We have the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy.



Cookies​​​ Policy


What is a cookie?​

A cookie is a file downloaded onto your computer/tablet/smartphone when accessing certain websites and applications. Among other features, cookies enable information on the browsing habits of users or their equipment to be stored and recovered and, depending on the information contained and how the equipment is utilized, they can be used to recognize users.


What types of cookies do the website and application of IMAP use?

a) Depending on the entity managing them:

Own cookies: These are cookies sent to the users' terminals from a device or domain managed by IMAP from which the service requested by the users is provided.

Third-party cookies: These are cookies sent to the users' terminals from a device or domain not managed by IMAP, but by another company that processes the data obtained through the cookies. The section "Use of cookies" shows which entities establish cookies on this website.
b) Depending on how long they remain activated:

Session cookies: These are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while users access our website.

Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookies in which the data continues to be stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a defined period (ranging from a few minutes to several years) by the party responsible for the cookie.
c) According to the purpose for which they are processed:

Analysis cookies: These are cookies processed by us or third parties, which enable us to quantify the number of users and analyze their use of the service offered. For this, their browsing on our website or application is analyzed to improve our offer of products or services.

Technical cookies: These are cookies processed by us or third parties, which enable users to browse via our website and use the various options and services available, such as plug-ins to exchange social contents, user authentication or identification, and multimedia device sessions.

Personalization cookies: These are cookies processed by us or third parties, which enable users to access the service with certain general characteristics predefined depending on a series of criteria on their terminals, such as the pre-established language of the website.

Deactivation or removal of cookies

You can enable, block or remove the cookies installed on your device by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer/tablet/smartphone.

For further information on Internet Explorer click here
For further information on Google Chrome click here
For further information on Firefox click here
For further information on Safari click here
For further information on Opera click here
Use of cookies

On this website we also use third-party cookies to analyze browsing information, enable content-sharing on social networks and play videos hosted on other websites. The following links show the cookies policy of each of these companies: 

Google Analytics and Youtube:

By browsing on our website or accessing our application, you accept the use and installation of cookies.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by removing the cookies installed on your device by configuring the browser options, as described in the section on "deactivation or removal of cookies." However, this might affect the features of the website or application, making your user experience less satisfactory.​​​​​

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