Privacy statement

This statement explains which data Essenburgh Research & Consultancy collects when you use our website or contact us. We also make clear what we do with this information, why we collect it and how you can express any preferences about this.

1 Why Essenburgh Research & Consultancy collects data

The purpose of collecting and processing data from visitors or customers is twofold:

  • We need your customer data to tailor our training, consulting and research services and, if desired, to bring these to your attention.
  • We use data from visitors to our website to develop web statistics in order to optimize the website and services that we offer you.

Essenburgh Research & Consultancy only collects data that is necessary to meet your request(s). It will be explicitly stated on the relevant web page if we require data from you mandatory.


Visitors of our website

Our website tracks the pages visitors access. The aggregated data of all visitors helps us to improve the structure and content of our website. This data is anonymized.

We use HubSpot’s software to collect this data. We treat all data as confidential. The data are not lent, rented or sold to any third parties, nor made public in any way. Through this link, you will find the Privacy Policy of HubSpot.

When you visit our website, your browser is offered so-called cookies. Cookies are small files that contain data and are used to make our website function properly and to measure the use of our website. You can opt out of cookies or disable them through your browser, even essential ones, for example after visiting the website.

We use essential cookies to remember whether you prefer using a particular language or if you have dismissed a particular pop-up. These cookies are also required when you submit a form or download a whitepaper. Tracking cookies record your visit and click behaviour, or take effect when you have provided us with personal data on our explicit request, for example because you’d like to receive a brochure. Session cookies are only active for the duration of a session and keep track of how often you visit a particular page. The scheme shows cookies as they are used on the website of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy.

By using this Website, you agree to the use of your data as described in this Privacy Statement.

Our website may use content that is hosted on other websites. Think of social media, which can be embedded on our website. What third parties do with the cookies and personal data can be found in the privacy policy of the relevant service. We have no control over this.

Essenburgh Research & Consultancy may use the personal data it receives through its website to enable its direct marketing activities. If you do not appreciate this you can indicate this when submitting your personal data or in response to any promotional e-mail that you receive from us. We will then block the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.


3  Customers and clients

When you sign up for one or more of our services through our website, via e-mail or in any other way, we ask you to provide personal data.

We need this data to provide the requested service or assignment. In the event of contact prior to an assignment, we will only use your details to respond to your questions or comments or to provide you with a quote/offer when you’ve requested us to do so.

We will require extra information from you that will help us tailor our training, consulting and research services to your wishes. Essenburgh Research & Consultancy will handle this information with the utmost care. Your data will be protected and treated confidentially at all times. Access to this confidential information is only possible for those of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy who are directly involved in the execution of the agreement.

To continuously improve our services, we might ask you evaluative questions afterwards. We always ensure that your answers are anonymous, so they cannot be traced back to you as an individual. Company data is also treated confidentially.


Enabling third parties

When Essenburgh Research & Consultancy engages third parties or other external service providers, these are always directly involved in the performance of your assignment. In addition, we make use of third-party systems to carry out our services carefully and correctly. This includes:

  • A CRM system for clients and customers
  • A mailing system for our newsletters
  • A billing system
  • A system for online surveys
  • Security and hosting of our own servers
  • Website analytics

When we engage third parties, we always conclude a data processor agreement, in accordance with the legislation.


5  Data retention

Your data are stored by Essenburgh Research & Consultancy in the long term, but never longer than is necessary for carrying out our activities, unless we have to retain your data for longer because of legal or professional obligations.

Sending newsletters

Your data is stored for an indefinite period of time. You can unsubscribe whenever you prefer to do so via the link at the bottom of our newsletters or by sending an e-mail to

Contacting us

The moment you contact Essenburgh Research & Consultancy by e-mail, the data you’ve submitted, such as your name, company name and e-mail address, will be stored on the mail server. These e-mails are kept for at least two years, so that we can respond adequately in the case of follow-up questions or assignments.


We delete personal data within a reasonable amount of time after completing the assignment, unless the law or professional obligations oblige us to retain your data (for example, files that have to be archived by law).

Analysis and research

Data collected through the website are anonymous, and thus aren’t linked to your name, company or e-mail address. Evaluation data from training courses are also anonymous, which means this data cannot be traced back to you. These anonymous data are stored for an indefinite period. Where scientific research is concerned, if applicable, we comply with the Helsinki Declaration and the CCMO (Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects).



An employee who works on an assignment will process all the data that he/she receives confidentially. Only those who need data to perform the assignment are given access to this data (need-to-know principle). No physical copies of your personal data will be made without your agreement.

Personal data managed by Essenburgh Research & Consultancy or by previously mentioned third parties are protected by encrypted passwords and security software. The devices that are used to access your data are each secured and locked with a password and/or fingerprint.

In addition, your visit to our website is secured by an SSL certificate. This means that your connection with the website of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy is private. You can recognize this security measure by the green padlock next to the URL field in your browser.

Despite these precautions, Essenburgh Research & Consultancy cannot fully guarantee that there will never be an abuse of data, such as by hackers or other malicious individuals.

Essenburgh Research & Consultancy reserves the right to disclose data when this is legally required or when Essenburgh Research & Consultancy deems it justified to comply with a legal request/process or to respect the rights, property or safety of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy. In doing so, we always try to respect your right to privacy as much as possible.



We regularly check whether this Privacy Statement is still up-to-date. This statement is, for example, geared to the use of and possibilities on the website. Any changes and/or modifications to this website may lead to changes to this Privacy Statement. It is therefore advisable to consult this Privacy Statement on a regular basis.


Contacting Essenburgh Research & Consultancy

We offer all visitors and customers the opportunity to view, modify or delete any of the personal data that they have provided to us. For this purpose, please use the contact details below. You can also contact us if you want to update your data, remove yourself from our files or when you have questions about this Privacy Statement.

Essenburgh Research & Consultancy
Zuiderzeestraatweg 199
3849AE Hierden

This Privacy Statement may be modified at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Statement is published on this page.