Privacy statement Applicants

Kotug Smit Towage (Kotug Smit) attaches great importance to protecting the privacy and personal data of its job applicants. Protecting the privacy and personal data is an important part of the procedures for carrying out our recruitment and selection activities. Personal data is treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you as the job applicant about the manner in which Kotug Smit processes your personal data.

This privacy statement applies only to the personal data which you provide to Kotug Smit via the website and to the data gathered by Kotug Smit. This privacy statement has been drafted based on the situation on 25th of May 2018. This privacy statement may be amended due to changing legislation or modified business practices. Please visit this page regularly to keep informed of any changes. In no event are modifications announced in advance.

Gathering data

Kotug Smit gathers and processes information about you as the job applicant through the use of forms on the website Examples of the data gathered by Kotug Smit include contact information (name, gender, address, language, etc.), education (schools, courses, etc.) work history (former employers, references, etc.). In addition to the data that you as the job applicant provide to Kotug Smit, Kotug Smit collects data via social media and other publicly accessible sources, as well as automatically generated data about your surfing behavior on the website This information consists of your IP address, the date on which the personal data was filled in and cookies. The data gathered may be stored in one or more databases.

Use of data gathered

The personal data gathered is used by Kotug Smit for the sole purpose of enabling a responsible, effective and efficient recruitment and selection process. Personal data is gathered to help you as the job applicant get in touch with the people within Kotug Smit responsible for (potential) vacancies so that you can be matched with one or more vacancies.

Storage limitations

Kotug Smit stores the personal data of applicants only for a period of 4 weeks. The applicant is able to give his permission to prolonge this period for storage up to a maximum of 1 year. This permission can be given when uploading the personal data via the application form.

Use by third parties

Kotug Smit does not provide your personal data to third parties without your explicit prior permission. Kotug Smit, may, however, share your data with third parties if Kotug Smit considers this desirable for the application process, e.g. for carrying out an assessment. Data that cannot be traced back to you personally (such as automatically generated information other than your IP address) may be provided to third parties if necessary. Finally, Kotug Smit will provide your data to third parties if it is required to do so on the basis of legal provisions.

Links to other websites

The website may contain links to the websites of other parties or social media channels. Kotug Smit bears no responsibility whatsoever for the manner in which these parties treat your data. Please check whether the website you visited contains a privacy statement and read it carefully to see if you are in agreement with its content.


Please use our contact form on the page if should you have any questions to our ICT Manager or Webmaster about this privacy statement.