Privacy Statement: Ecosystem Restoration Communities

Version 2.3 This document was last modified on 19 April 2024

We are aware that you put your confidence in us to treat your information securely. We therefore see it as our responsibility to protect your privacy. On this page, we will let you know what data we collect when you use our website, why we collect this data and how to improve your user experience. This way you understand exactly how we work.

This Privacy Statement applies to all the activities of Ecosystem Restoration Communities. Ecosystem Restoration Communities is represented by Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (Stichting E.R.F.), a not-for-profit foundation in the Netherlands. You should be aware that Stichting E.R.F. is not responsible for the privacy policy of other sites and sources. By using this website, you indicate that you accept the privacy policy.

Stichting E.R.F. respects the privacy of all users of its site and ensures that the personal information you provide to us is treated confidentially.

Our use of collected data

Use of our services

When you sign up for one of our services, we ask you to provide personal data. This data is used to perform the service. The data is stored on Stichting E.R.F’s  own secure servers or that of a third party such as our donation-platform, our Knowledge Exchange Hub, or payment service providers. We will not combine this information with other personal information available to us.

You can always request to receive the GDPR Registry if you want more details by emailing us.


When you send email or other messages to us, we may save those messages. Sometimes we ask you about your personal information relevant to the relevant situation. This makes it possible to process your questions and answer your requests. The data is stored on Stichting E.R.F.s own secure servers or that of a third party (such as Google, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox). We will not combine this information with other personal information available to us.


We collect data for research in order to gain a better understanding of our website visitors, so that we can tailor our services to this.

This website uses “cookies” (text files placed on your computer) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website can be transferred to Stichting E.R.F.’s own secure servers or that of a third party. We use this information to track how you use the website to draw up reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet usage. We do not use this information to approach you, or have you approached by third parties.


We do not collect or use any information for purposes other than the purposes described in this Privacy Policy unless we have obtained your consent in advance.

We collect your data to process your payments and to send you newsletters or supporter-related e-mails. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we only use your data for this newsletter. 

We will not use your data for direct marketing, except for a one-time transmission of our newsletter if you have registered as a member through our website.

Third parties

The information is not shared with third parties except web applications that we use for the benefit of our website and supporter registration. This data will only be used for the purpose of the application and will not be further distributed. Furthermore, in some cases the information can be shared internally. Our employees are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data.

If you want to know more, you can request a copy of our GDPR registry via email. 


This Privacy Statement is tailored to the use and capabilities on this site. Any modifications and/or changes to this site may lead to changes to this privacy statement. It is therefore advisable to consult this privacy statement regularly.

Choices for personal data

We offer all visitors the possibility to view, change, or delete all personal information provided to us at the moment.

Customise/unsubscribe service newsletter

At the bottom of each mailing you will find the possibility to customise your data or to log you out.

Customise/unsubscribe communication 

If you want to customise your data or get yourself out of our files, you can contact us. See contact details below.

Turn off cookies

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to reject all cookies or indicate when a cookie is shipped. However, some features and services, on our and other websites, may not function correctly if cookies are disabled in your browser.

Retention period

We keep your data for 2 years after your last contact. Then we will destroy it.

Questions and feedback

We regularly check that we comply with this Privacy Statement. We maintain a processing register in which we have recorded all the actions we do with personal data. You can request to see this processing register. If you have any questions, please contact us:

Stichting E.R.F.
Veldhofstraat 36a 7213AM Gorssel, The Netherlands
Email us