The Cultural Heritage Agency only uses personal data you provide for the purpose for which you provided it. On this page we briefly describe how we handle your privacy and what your rights are.

How do we handle your personal data?

The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands never stores your personal data for longer than legally permitted. In addition, we delete your personal data when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which you provided it.

The provision of personal data to other organizations only takes place when this is necessary by law or to perform a public task. We provide your personal data to third parties such as the Tax Authorities and the National Restoration Fund (NRF).

We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) and the AVG Implementation Act.

The Data Protection Officer of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science ensures that the processing of personal data within the Cultural Heritage Agency and other departments is in compliance with the AVG.

Your rights

1. Inspection, correction, removal and opposition

You can request the Cultural Heritage Agency to inspect, correct and delete your personal data. You can also object to the processing of your data.

You can submit your request via the application form for processing personal data (Dutch). Upon receipt, we will assess your request and inform you about the follow-up within one month.

2. Submit a complaint

If you are not satisfied with the use of your personal data by the Cultural Heritage Agency, you can submit a complaint. You can read more information on the page about our complaints procedure (Dutch). Data subjects can also submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

What you can do yourself

We advise you to handle your personal data carefully and confidentially and not to share it publicly. If you receive information from the Cultural Heritage Agency that is not intended for you, we ask you to inform us immediately so that we can take action. You can reach us via