Privacy statement

Herman Rutgers takes privacy very seriously and will process and use information about and from data subjects in a secure manner. In the Privacy Statement below, we explain what data we process and for what purpose. In addition, this privacy statement states your rights regarding our processing of your personal data. We recommend that you read this privacy statement carefully. For questions, please feel free to contact

Who is Herman Rutgers?

Herman Rutgers consists of the private limited company Herman Rutgers Executive Search, with offices in (1076 AN) Amsterdam at Parnassusweg 8 H, registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 34313476 and the private limited company Herman Rutgers Interim Search, with offices in (1076 AN) Amsterdam at Parnassusweg 8 H, registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 66782090.

How does Herman Rutgers use your data?

We will only use your information to contact you, not for advertising purposes. Below you will find an overview of the purposes for which Herman Rutgers processes personal data about you. In each case it has been indicated which data Herman Rutgers uses for that specific purpose, what the legal basis is for being allowed to process that data and how long the data is kept by Herman Rutgers.

Service, customer management and financial administration

Purpose: Selecting and contacting professionals for permanent or interim positions.
Data: The CV and all information provided during the in-person and/or telephone interview including information on terms of employment and/or interim rate.
Basis: Unambiguous consent.
Retention period: As long as necessary for this purpose.

How do we obtain your personal data?

Herman Rutgers holds data about you because you yourself have actively provided it to us by email, by phone and/or in a personal conversation. Herman Rutgers does not use an online registration form or online contact form on its website.

Cookie permission

Everything Herman Rutgers does is designed to provide our website visitors with the best possible information. To do this, we use so-called cookies. Below is a description of what cookies are:

Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics pixel, but we have made the information measured by it completely anonymous. Your IP address is anonymized by default and we do not share this information with third parties, including Google itself. We do not create profiles based on user behavior for marketing purposes and we do not track data across multiple devices. Learn more about how Google handles your data here.

What are your rights?

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of rights regarding your data and its processing:


If you would like to see the personal information that is recorded about you at Herman Rutgers, you may request to see it.


If you wish to make changes to the personal data you have seen as a result of a request for inspection, you can make a request to Herman Rutgers. You may request that Herman Rutgers amend, correct, supplement, delete or block your information.

Limiting processing

You also have the right, subject to conditions, to request Herman Rutgers to restrict the processing of your personal data.

Right to object

If a particular processing is based on the “legitimate interest” of Herman Rutgers or a third party, you have the right to object to that processing.

Data transfer

You have the right to obtain your personal data from Herman Rutgers. Herman Rutgers will provide this in a structured and common form that can be easily opened in other common digital systems. This way, you can also transfer your data to another provider.

Revoke consent

In all cases where the basis for a particular data processing is your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. This has no consequences for the past, but it does mean that we may then no longer process that data. Herman Rutgers may no longer be able to provide you with certain services as a result.

Comment by Herman Rutgers

A request can be sent to Herman Rutgers will grant your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than one (1) month after Herman Rutgers receives such a request. If Herman Rutgers denies your request, we will indicate in our response why the request is denied.

Recipients of personal data

Data can be submitted to:

  • Processors, which in our case are:
    • OTYS; our recruitment software that runs the database and our mail system.
    • IBEO; our accounting software.
    • CV-OK; our pre-employment screening partner.

We have entered into a processor agreement with the above-mentioned processors. Herman Rutgers may be obliged to provide your data to a third party, for example on the basis of a legal obligation.

Can this Privacy Statement be changed?

This Privacy Statement is subject to change. We therefore recommend that you regularly review the Privacy Statement for any changes.

Where can you go with complaints and questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and how Herman Rutgers uses your data, please send an e-mail to Also, if you have a complaint about the way Herman Rutgers processes your data, you can send an e-mail to In addition, you can always contact the competent national privacy regulator. In the Netherlands, this is the Personal Data Authority.