Privacy policy in Dutch and English

Our Privacy policy specifically in Dutch
Artikel 11. Privacy

11.1 respecteert de privacy van de online bezoekers aan haar website en is de enige eigenaar van de informatie die via deze website wordt verkregen, tenzij anders aangegeven. Deze informatie wordt door niet verkocht, gedeeld of verhuurd aan derden op een andere wijze dan als vermeld in deze privacyverklaring.

11.2 Informatie waaruit de identiteit van een online bezoeker aan de website van kan worden afgeleid, wordt vrijwillig door de bezoeker verstrekt. Deze informatie kan binnen (en merken) worden gebruikt met als doel de bezoeken aan onze websites zo eenvoudig en plezierig mogelijk te maken. Daarnaast zal deze informatie mogelijk worden gebruikt voor analyse en het verschaffen van informatie over het productportfolio van De afnemer geeft hier uitdrukkelijk toestemming voor. is gerechtigd informatie over een bezoeker in bijzondere gevallen openbaar te maken, wanneer er reden is aan te nemen dat het openbaar maken van die informatie nodig is ter identificatie van, in contact te komen met of een proces aan te spannen tegen iemand die al dan niet opzettelijk de rechten of de eigendom van, andere gebruikers van haar website of anderen die daarvan schade kunnen ondervinden, benadeelt of daaraan schade toebrengt. is gerechtigd informatie over gebruikers vrij te geven wanneer wij te goeder trouw van mening zijn dat de wet dit vereist.

11.3 verzamelt niet-persoonlijke informatie over onze online-bezoekers teneinde het totaal aantal bezoekers van de website te kunnen vaststellen, alsmede het gebruikte type Internetbrowser en besturingssysteem. Persoonsgegevens kunnen op verzoek van de online bezoeker worden verwijderd voor zover dit voor geen onevenredige inspanning of kosten vergt.
Artikel 12. Intellectuele eigendomsrechten
12.1 Tenzij uitdrukkelijk schriftelijk anders is overeengekomen, berusten de volledige auteursrechten en alle overige rechten van intellectuele en industriële eigendom met betrekking tot de door geleverde zaken of diensten, zoals merkrechten, modelrechten, octrooirechten, sui generis databankrechten, etc., uitsluitend bij en/of haar leveranciers.
12.2 Partijen verbinden zich om voldoende maatregelen te treffen om geheimhouding te verzekeren met betrekking tot elkaars gegevens van vertrouwelijke aard waarvan zij bij de uitvoering van de overeenkomst kennis nemen.
12.3 De intellectuele eigendomsrechten met betrekking tot de website van, waaronder programmatuur, zoekmethoden, teksten en beelden berusten bij Het is niet toegestaan, zonder schriftelijke toestemming vooraf door, informatie te kopiëren en/of te bewerken.
Afnemers en bezoekers van website dienen alle intellectuele en industriële eigendomsrechten die rusten op de door geleverde diensten en producten geheel en onvoorwaardelijk te respecteren.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature.
When ordering or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.
Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the “Do we use ‘cookies’?” section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
To quickly process your transactions.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the “How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?” section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and ‘members-only’ content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.

How do we protect visitor information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.

Do we use “cookies”?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term “outside parties” does not include Ruffles & Co C.V.. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please let us know by modifying your preferences in the “My Account” section. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.

To delete all of your online account information from our database, sign into the “My Account” section of our site and remove your shipping addresses, billing addresses & payment information. Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to service that transaction and for record keeping.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Changes to our policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on August 6, 2003.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.

Online Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.