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Copyright notice / Intellectual Property Rights

Nederland Distributieland (“NDL”), Holland International Distribution Council (“HIDC”), the “NDL/HIDC” logo is a registered trademark of Vereniging Nederland Distributieland.

NDL/HIDC hereby authorizes you to copy materials published by NDL/HIDC on its website solely for non-commercial use within your organization to support NDL/HIDC products. No other use of the information is authorized. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copies you make of these materials shall remain subject to all copyright and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as the original.


Information on this website is provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, suitability for a particular purpose or non-infringement. As some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, the above exclusion of implied warranties may not apply to you.

Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. NDL/HIDC may also improve and/or change its products and/or programs at any time without notice.

Any comments or materials sent to NDL/HIDC, including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions and the like, regarding the content of any documents or other information (collectively “Feedback”), shall be deemed non-confidential. NDL/HIDC shall not be under any obligation whatsoever with respect to such Feedback and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, create derivative works and distribute the Feedback to others without limitation. NDL/HIDC shall moreover be free to apply any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such Feedback for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such Feedback.

The NDL/HIDC website may contain links or references to other websites. As the internet is maintained independently at thousands of sites around the world, the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons that may be accessed through this website may originate outside the boundaries of the NDL/HIDC website, and NDL/HIDC will have no control over such information. Therefore, NDL/HIDC shall have no obligation or responsibility regarding any content derived or obtained from, or accessed within, through or outside NDL’s/HIDC’s own website. Users agree not to add, alter, substitute or amend in part or in its entirety any information posted by NDL/HIDC on the NDL/HIDC website.

Under no circumstances shall NDL/HIDC or any of its contractors or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from any use of this website, or any other hyperlinked website, including but not limited to any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise.

Privacy statement

The NDL/HIDC website is at your service and is designed to provide you with useful information. Please note that when you visit,, or, we help you control your personal data on internet.

Below are the guidelines we apply in protecting the information you provide when visiting either of our sites.

NDL/HIDC requests only specific types of personal information. In select areas on both our websites, we ask you to provide necessary information that will enable us to enhance your visit to our site or to follow up with you after your visit. Participation is completely optional: the choice is entirely yours.

We will send you information about our services or about other services that we feel might interest you. Only NDL/HIDC (or members and other companies operating on behalf of NDL/HIDC and therefore subject to confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. If you no longer wish to receive such mailings, simply notify us by e-mail or by unsubscribing from the direct mailing. This way, you can indicate at your convenience that you no longer wish to receive information from us.

NDL/HIDC will not disclose your personal information to any outside organization for use without your prior consent. Your personal information (e.g. name, address and phone number) will not be given or sold to any outside organization for marketing or solicitation purposes without your prior consent.

NDL/HIDC aims to help you ensure that your personal information is accurate.

You may request the individual information that we have collected about you by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. You may correct factual inaccuracies in this information yourself or have them corrected by contacting [email protected]. NDL/HIDC cannot ensure or guarantee that any information you transmit to us is secure.

What else should you know about your privacy?

Third party websites and services accessible through both our websites have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of ours. NDL/HIDC is neither responsible nor liable for these independent policies or actions. You are solely responsible for protecting account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your personal information, NDL/HIDC cannot ensure or guarantee that any information you transmit to us is secure, and you do so at your own risk.

Liability for virus-infected software

While NDL/HIDC has exercised its discretion and best judgment and has taken all reasonable measures to keep the websites virus free, all liability is waived regarding persons, property damage and especially direct, indirect, immediate or subsequent pecuniary losses that may result from transmission or downloading of computer viruses. Liability is specifically excluded for hardware damage, loss of data, alteration of data or down time.

Technical access

NDL/HIDC assumes no responsibility for timely, trouble-free and uninterrupted access to internet. NDL/HIDC disclaims all liability for persons, property damage and especially direct, indirect, immediate or subsequent pecuniary losses.

Severability clause

If any article, section or provision of these terms of use is found to be invalid, the remainder shall remain fully valid and effective. Any terms that are null or void are in this case to be understood in such a manner that their intended purpose is still fulfilled as far as possible.

Applicable law and place of jurisdiction

These terms of use shall be construed, enforced and governed according to the laws of the Netherlands. The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court of The Hague, the Netherlands. If you access our websites you do so at your own initiative, and you are responsible for complying with applicable local laws and regulations.

If you have any additional questions, please contact NDL/HIDC at [email protected] or click on “contact“.


Cookies (i.e. small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) are used on,, and Most browsers permit you to refuse or accept tracking-cookies. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, check with the software manufacturer or your company’s technology help desk. Cookies are used to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors.

NDL/HIDC provides the content on this website subject to the aforementioned terms of use. We may periodically change these terms, so please check back from time to time. These terms of use were last updated on 3 November 2017. By accessing and using this website, you agree to these terms.

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