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IRC accepts no responsibility or liability for the completeness, accuracy or reliability of any information contained in or downloaded from the website. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information on the website before relying on it and any reliance you place on it is done at your own risk.

Privacy Policy

Use of personal data

IRC attaches great importance to the adequate protection of your personal data. IRC handles personal data carefully and confidentially, it will be protected from loss, unauthorised access, or theft and will not be kept any longer than is necessary.

IRC will not use any personal data collected on this site for any purpose other than that specifically stated. IRC does not sell or pass on personal contact details to any organisation. If you agree to receive, or sign up for, further information from IRC, you will be offered an opportunity to unsubscribe from that communication. IRC will discontinue sending this information on your first request.

If IRC wishes to process personal data for another purpose, IRC will provide you with information regarding the other purpose of that further processing as well as other relevant information.

Information collection, use and sharing

IRC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via the contact form. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. IRC will only use the information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.

Your access to and control over information

You can contact us via email ( with as subject: My personal data) at any time to ask us the following:

  • See what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Have us delete any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our possible use of your data

We must provide the information free of charge unless we deem the request to be unfounded or excessive. In this event, we will explain why we have decided not to take action upon your request. To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.

If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for instance answer your query) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


In offering its services, IRC uses ‘cookies’. Cookies are small temporary files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer. These cookies do not contain any personal data, are not (directly) traceable to a living natural person, and are only used to make the website more easy to use. They are used to remember information between successive requests for a webpage. This site uses cookies only to facilitate browsing the website and to analyse the usage of the website.

We are not responsible for cookies placed by external parties such as Drupal (website software), SoundCloud, YouTube etc. We refer to the data protection and privacy practices of these organisations as published on their websites.

Usage statistics

IRC collects standard usage statistics (using Google Analytics) on its web server. This does not include personal data, but rather information which assists IRC in assessing the general usage patterns of its site and to optimise the use of its website. This information may include the IP address of your computer. IRC will not attempt to trace that IP address to you personally, nor will it allow that information to be tracked by outside agencies. The data collected via Google Analytics are deleted at regular intervals.

Third-party copyright

IRC has made every reasonable effort to locate, contact and acknowledge copyright owners of texts on our website. If any copyright owner is not properly identified or acknowledged, please inform IRC so that any necessary corrections can be made.

Third-party web sites

This website may contain links and references to third-party websites. These links are not under the control of IRC and IRC is not responsible for the content of any of the linked sites. We are also not responsible for the data protection and privacy practices of these organisations, including their website. IRC provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by IRC.

Reviews, comments, communications and other content

You may submit comments and provide other content as long as the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and as long as the content does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of irrelevant commercial messages. You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information.

By submitting information, you grant IRC a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub licensable right to reproduce, use, modify, publish, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By submitting information you also represent and warrant that the content is accurate; you own or have permission to use the content that you submit; and that use of the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

Disclaimer on reviews, comments, communications and other content

This site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. IRC does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this site or other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall also be at your own risk. Neither IRC nor its affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, for any damages resulting there from.

As a condition of use of this site, the user agrees to indemnify IRC and its affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of the user's use of this site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the user of these terms and conditions. If the user is dissatisfied with any material on this site or with any of the terms and conditions of use of this site, the user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site.


IRC reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the site or any contents in any respect. IRC shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.

IRC may at any time modify these Terms and Conditions and the new version will be posted on the website. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions.

This website is governed by Dutch law and EU privacy regulations.

These Terms & Conditions have been updated on 22 May 2018.

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