Privacy statement

Bouter Cheese B.V. and its group companies within the meaning of section 2:24b of the Dutch Civil Code ("Bouter Group") respect your privacy. If you visit the Bouter Group website and/or contact Bouter Group via the website, Bouter Group will process your personal data. In this privacy statement we inform you how we will process and protect your personal data in that case.


Bouter Group uses functional and analytical cookies to keep track of visits to our site in order to investigate opportunities for further optimisation and security of its website. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer when you visit the website and stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable the server to recognise the browser again and keep track of what you have done in the past. The information you make available to us in this way is processed by us anonymously and is only used in accordance with the law and is done in a proper and careful manner. You can set your browser so that you no longer receive cookies. In that case Bouter Group does not guarantee that all services and functionalities of the website work properly.

What personal data does Bouter Group process when you contact Bouter Group via this website?

When you contact us via this website, Bouter Group processes the personal data that you send us, such as your name, contact details and other personal data that you include in a message to Bouter Group.

For what purposes does Bouter Group process your personal data?

In principle, Bouter Group only uses your personal data to respond to your message and/or to follow up on your message. Your personal data may be further processed if this is necessary to comply with any applicable laws and regulations or if Bouter Group has another legitimate interest to do so.

Who has access to your data?

Bouter Group provides your personal data to those responsible for carrying out the purposes described above. In this context, your personal data may be processed by (employees and contractors of) various group companies of Bouter Group. Bouter Group will not provide your data to third parties, unless it is required to do so by law or if Bouter Group believes in good faith that it has a legitimate (legal) interest in doing so.

How do we secure your data?

Bouter Group ensures that your personal information is provided with an adequate level of security, so that your personal information is protected and secured against unauthorised use, unauthorised access, alteration and unlawful destruction.      

How long do we keep your data?

Bouter Group will not retain your data longer than necessary for the purposes stated here above, taking into account our need to answer questions and resolve problems and to comply with legal requirements. This means that we may retain your data for a reasonable period after your last interaction with Bouter Group. When the data we collect is no longer required, we will destroy or delete it in a secure manner.

What privacy rights do you have?

You have the right to access your personal data, to request correction or deletion of your personal data, or to restrict the processing of your data. If you wish to exercise your rights, you can submit a specified request to this end, stating your name and contact details. Bouter Group will respond to your request within four weeks. In the event of a request for deletion, Bouter Group will delete the data concerned as soon as possible, unless and to the extent that Bouter Group is required by law to retain the data concerned. If the processing was based on your consent, the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of data prior to the time you withdrew your consent.

You should address your request to the entity ultimately responsible for the processing of personal data by Bouter Group, Koninklijke A-ware Food Group B.V.:

Royal A-ware Food Group B.V.
to the Legal Department
P.O. Box 22106
1302CC Almere

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your personal data by Bouter Group, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your own data protection authority or the Dutch Personal Data Authority. For more information, please visit 

What are the consequences if I do not want to provide my personal data?

Providing your personal data is not mandatory. However, if you do not provide certain personal data, you may not be able to visit all parts of the website and/or Bouter Group may not be able to respond to the messages you send to Bouter Group via the website.

Persons under 16 years of age

If you are under 16 years of age, please do not send us your personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address). However, if you would like to contact us in a way that would force you to send us your personal information, please ask your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

Changes to this privacy statement

Bouter Group is entitled to change the content of the privacy statement without informing you. The implementation of the change on the website is sufficient for this purpose. It is therefore advisable to consult this privacy statement regularly.

This privacy statement was last updated on the 10th of April 2020.