This is the privacy statement of Afternote B.V. In this statement we explain how we deal with personal data. The fact that we process personal data is registered with the Dutch Data Protection Board under registration number 1534136.

Collected personal data
Afternote will not collect more data then strictly necessary regarding your role, and for purposes to make the Afternote service better.

In case you can share personal information with others through a third party website, you acknowledge that the terms and conditions and privacy policies of those third party website apply. Afternote cannot guarantee that the terms and conditions, and privacy policies of those website are of an equal level as Afternote's terms and conditions, and privacy policy. Therefore you use the functionality of those third party websites on your own risk.

Collection of IP addresses and browser data
Afternote will not transfer personal data to third parties, for example advertisers. It is necessary for Afternote to collect your IP address for your interaction with various parts of the Afternote website. Your IP address is the identifier for your computer when you are using the internet.

For instance, Afternote collects and stores your IP address when you log into the Afternote website. As part of our security for Afternote, Afternote uses this information when we attempt to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. We store your IP address for security and audit purposes. Your IP address will not be used by us or released to any third party except in the case of security, inappropriate behavior or fraud issues, such as unauthorized access to your or our computer systems or fraudulent transactions. Afternote reserves the right to use your IP address to report breaches to the authorities (police).

We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with better and more customized service and with a more effective website.

A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our webpage servers. The most important function of cookies is to distinct one user from the other. A cookie also ensures that when you logged in, you remain logged in while using the website.

Afternote uses cookies for two different purposes. We allocate a cookie to each Internet browser that visits the Afternote website. This cookie does not allow us to collect personally identifiable information about you. We use this cookie:

  • to allocate an Afternote identification number to your Internet browser (but we cannot identify you from this number);
  • to determine if you have previously visited the Afternote website;
  • to identify pages you have accessed;
  • and for security purposes.
  • ook enkele andere functionaliteiten op deze website maken gebruik van cookies die niet van Afternote afkomstig zijn. Denk hierbij aan de integratie met Twitter en Facebook. Met betrekking tot die cookies gelden de algemene voorwaarden en privacy policies van derden.

Most of the Afternote website operates by using this type of cookies. Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of the Afternote website, it is required that you accept cookies.

Afternote also uses cookies for secure services (that is, an area where Afternote uses encryption) on the Afternote website. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including for security and personalization reasons. If your browser is configured to reject all cookies you will be unable to use secure services on the Afternote website that require cookies in order to participate. In accordance with the Dutch Law (based on a EU directive) we ask you to opt in for those cookies the moment you visit our website for the first time.

Notice: the rejection or deletion of cookies only affects the computer or browser o nor in which you execute the rejection or deletion. In case you make use of multiple computers or browsers, you have to repeat the rejection or deletion for every computer or browser.

Emails and communications

Service emails
The Afternote team does not like spam and will never send you unsolicited emails. But there are some emails that we will need to send you to provide you with a good service. A full list of the types of emails you will receive to help you use the Service most effectively are shown below:

  • Activation email - contains a unique link to activate the account and to verify your email address.
  • Reset emails - contains a unique link allowing you to reset your password or your secret question or answer for your account.
  • Service e-mails - if we need to notify you about changes to the service.
  • Closure email - if you submit a request for your account to be closed, you will receive an email requesting confirmation of the closure with a unique link to close your account. The same email is sent within three months. If no reply is received, your account will be closed after three months.
  • Support request - if you send a support request, you will receive a response via email.

Information emails
As well as these Service Emails, you can also opt to receive what we call Information emails. This is news about or are new features on Afternote. Information emails genuinely help you make the most of the website. A list of the types of emails you will receive to help you use the Service most effectively are shown below:

  • Invitation emails - inviting you to become a trustee for someone. These emails contain a link to connect and you can either confirm or reject the invitation to connect.
  • Reminder emails - remind you about completing your registration, or your pending trustee invitations.
  • Afternote news or new features - we use this regular email newsletter to notify you about what's new on the website, ask your opinion, and tell you about services you might not be using yet. We only send an email newsletter when there is something worthwhile to tell you about.

Email Preferences
If you decide you no longer want to receive Afternote news or new features you can easily opt out via the newsletter.

Transfer to countries outside the EU
Due to technical and operational reasons it might be necessary to process your personal data with companies within the European Union which companies have a parent company in the United States.

However, we will always take appropriate measures to ensure that your data is protected as well as possible. If your personal data for instance is processed by company which has parent company in the United States we will make sure that the company is "Safe Harbor Principles" certified.

A company within the EU can only outsource procession of personal data to a company outside the EU if that the country is established in is a country that has an adequate level of protection regarding processing personal data. The United States does not meet the requirements of a country that has an adequate level of protection regarding processing of personal data. However, if a company in the United States adheres to the "Safe Harbor Principles" they are deemed safe, therefore those companies do meet the EU legislation.

Access and correct your personal data
At any time you can access your personal information store on Afternote by logging on to Afternote using your personal Afternote credentials. On the Afternote website it is
possible to modify and or delete your personal settings and personal data.

Acceptance and Changes to Privacy Statement
You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Afternote website indicates your acceptance of the Afternote website Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement.

This is the current Privacy Statement. It replaces any other Privacy Statement for the Afternote website published on the Afternote website to date. Afternote may at any time modify the Privacy Statement by publishing the modified Privacy Statement on the Afternote website.


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Afternote B.V. does not guarantee that any sent emails or other electronic messages, including but not limited to mobile text messages, are received and processed, and accepts no responsibility for the consequences of late or non-receipt or processing thereof.

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