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Privacy Policy


KRE supports the protection of your rights to privacy as a fundamental element of the governance of professional kitesurfing worldwide and the relations involved with its members. Both from a corporate and employee level, KRE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of privacy and security in the way in which it conducts business. With regard to the privacy of any personal information, KRE pledges to conduct their business according to the following principles in compliance with Netherlands laws. These standards apply to use by KRE around the world, and include each of the jurisdictions that KRE operate.

Personal Information is information about you that identifies you or information by which your identity can be reasonably determined. This Privacy Policy illustrates in general terms how KRE protects the privacy of your personal information under applicable laws of the Netherlands. The principles set out in this KRE Privacy Policy will apply to any personal information you provide to KRE and to information, which KRE collect about you from other sources (e.g. World Kiteboarding League events or your sponsors).

There may be specific principles detailed here which may apply to certain situations of disclosure of information to KRE. They will be detailed by their specific headings.


If KRE requires personal information, it is generally collected directly from you. Personal information is usually collected during the course of its relationship with you, and may be provided by you in correspondence (e.g., letter, form, email, through the KRE website or by entering competitions, events, promotions or membership application), or by your giving KRE such information in person. Generally, the type of personal information KRE collects about you include matters relevant to the primary purpose for the information being collected, such as:

• Your full name;
• Your sex;
• Mailing address;
• Telephone number;
• Interests;
• E-mail address;
• Age;
• Nationality;
• Bank details; or
• Next of Kin.


KRE is careful to recognize any valid requests from individuals to suppress their names from use for any reason and have various systems and procedures in place to ensure this suppression is provided efficiently when requested by the relevant individual. Any such requests should be made by contacting KRE directly on the contact details at the foot of this Policy.


KRE is compliant with the laws of the Netherlands and operates within the requirements of any relevant privacy law or regulation around the world.


KRE will only use the information for the following purposes or as required by law:

• to provide you with information about KRE Events, promotions, functions or entries;
• to notify you regarding KRE event or membership issues;
• to be able to respond to questions or comments you have;
• to enable you to enter contests or events that we promote or conduct;
• to pay you prize money or other applicable payments;
• to assist in administration matters relating to insurance;
• to administer all KRE events and tours efficiently;
• to contact you for discipline purposes as stipulated in the KRE rulebook; or contact you urgently for any reason deemed necessary.

In some circumstances, KRE collect personal information about you from a third party source (e.g., if KRE run a competition or event in conjunction with a third party co-promoter and you provide your personal information to it). As a general rule KRE will attempt to ensure any third parties from whom it get personal information about you comply with the privacy law requirements of the Netherlands and have advised you that it will or may be passed on to us
and/or we will take reasonable steps to contact you and ensure that you are aware of the purposes for which we are collecting your personal information.


If you provide personal information to KRE about someone else, such as your agent or next of kin, you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose that information to KRE and that it can collect, use and disclose such information for the purposes described above without being required to do anything else under relevant privacy laws (which may include laws of a country they are from or in which they reside). You should take reasonable steps to ensure the individual concerned is aware of the contents of this Privacy Policy as those matters relate to them. You should ensure that the information disclosed has been approved by the individual as being true and correct.


KRE may engage third party contractors to perform services, which involve the contractor handling personal information that KRE holds. For example, KRE may engage third party contractors to maintain and monitor its customer and user databases. In these situations, KRE restricts it to using any of you personal information for the purpose permitted under this Privacy Policy. All contractors having access to your personal information will also be bound by a confidentiality provision in their respective contract that protects use of that personal information.

In limited circumstances KRE may provide your personal information to third parties such as co-sponsors or promoters of KRE events. In such circumstances, KRE will take commercially reasonable steps to ensure you are aware that this may be the case when the information is collected unless otherwise permitted herein.


Each KRE Entity (i.e., affiliates of KRE) may disclose personal information to other KRE Entities, which will use and disclose the information only for the purpose for which it was originally collected and as described above. The contact details below are applicable to all KRE Entities. All KRE Entities are aware of and are committed to this KRE Privacy Policy.


KRE management ensures that relevant information is disseminated in a timely and appropriate way throughout the organization and between the KRE Entities. KRE uses a variety of resources to stay informed about developments in legislation and regulation, including any advances in methods of ensuring security and integrity of information held. We provide the use of various mechanisms to its employees ensuring that KRE policy and procedures comply with and surpass accepted practices where KRE operates.


If you request, KRE will provide you with access to the personal information it holds about you (unless there is an exception which applies under applicable laws, such as employee records or if it may put the health or life of an individual at risk). KRE will process your request in a reasonable time. Note that KRE may recover a reasonable cost of providing you with such access.

In the case that KRE refuses to provide you with access to such information, we will provide you with reasons for the refusal and inform you of any exceptions relied upon under the applicable laws.


KRE will take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. If any of the personal information KRE hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact KRE immediately and KRE will correct any incorrect information.


Personal information the KRE holds is stored either in hard copy documents or as electronic data. KRE protects any personal information in any form from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification and disclosure.

Physical security is maintained over our paper and electronic data stores and premises, such as locks and security systems. KRE maintains computer and network security; for example, KRE use firewalls (security measures for the internet) and other security systems such as user identifiers and passwords to control access to our computer system.


When you visit the KRE Website (below), you can browse the site and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site, KRE may use “cookies” to track your visit. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or reject them. It should be noted that should you choose to reject all cookies, it may be more difficult navigating through web sites.


Should you need to contact KRE as directed in a clause above or if you have an issue or question on this policy, you can contact KRE at:

Kiteboarding Riders Events
Schapenburg 1
4317ML Noordgouwe