Commonland Foundation

Thank you for visiting our website (“Site”). As used herein, the terms “Commonland”, “our,” “we,” and “us” refer to the Commonland Foundation unless the context clearly provides otherwise. Commonland Foundation, with address at Kraanspoor 26, 1033 SE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the data controller with respect to any Personal Information that you provide to us via this Site.


We may update this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) from time to time without prior notice to you. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy periodically for any updates.


Commonland is committed to safeguarding and protecting your privacy in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the types of information we collect, what our purposes are for collecting information, and how you can reach us for further inquiries.


Information Commonland collects

We may collect either anonymous or personal information on the Site. Anonymous information refers to website use information that cannot be traced back to a specific individual, e.g., the total number of visitors to our Site (“General Information”). Personal information refers to specific information about you, e.g. name and email address (“Personal Information”).


Commonland may collect certain General Information automatically, including “site usage” information from all visitors to the Site. Such data is used only in the aggregate. General Information helps us to improve your experience. This type of General Information may be shared with third parties any time.


We collect the following types of Personal Information:

  • the names and email addresses of those who signed up for our newsletter (with consent);
  • the names, email addresses and emails of those who communicate with us via email;
  • survey information when volunteered by you;
  • aggregated information obtained from Google Analytics, on:

o the pages that are accessed or visited by users;

o demographic characteristics of our users.

How we use your personal information 
The information we collect is available to the members of our team, and will be used for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with ongoing information about Commonland and our activities;
  • to share our knowledge on holistic landscape restoration;
  • to help us research the needs of our stakeholders.


Sharing of information
The information we collect is not shared with or sold to other organizations (‘third parties’) for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you have requested or when we have your permission. We require such third parties to use your Personal Information in accordance with our directions and these third-party providers may not use your Personal Information for their own purposes without your specific consent.


From time to time, we may provide Personal Information in response to a court order, subpoena or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful. We may release Personal Information to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the countries where we operate when we believe that it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.


We may also transfer Personal Information if Commonland Foundation is acquired by or merged with another entity. In this event, we will notify you before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


Protecting your information

We acknowledge your trust and are committed to taking reasonable steps to protect Personal Information you provide online from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. We employ appropriate, physical, technical, and organizational measures to safeguard and secure your personal information and provide adequate levels of data protection. Notwithstanding the steps we have taken to protect your Personal Information, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information is under absolute security with the existing security technology. If you have any questions about security, you can contact us by sending an e-mail below under “Contact Us.”


Your choices and access to your Personal Information
If you are a user based in the EU, we only send you commercial emails when we have obtained your explicit prior opt-in consent (see below under “When and how do you get my consent?”). You may choose to opt-out of receiving emails from us by following the instructions contained in any of the e-mails or by contacting us at


If you would like to request a copy of your Personal Information, correct or update your Personal Information, or

have your Personal Information removed, please contact us by sending an e-mail to


When and how do you get my consent?
For personalized information, we ask for consent through a tick-box stating: “I agree with the terms and conditions”. This tick box will appear next to sign-up forms for our newsletter or surveys and ticking it is a necessary condition to continue with the survey or sign up for our newsletter.


Length of storage
We store Personal Information until one of the following conditions is met:

  • you unsubscribe from our newsletter list;
  • you explicitly ask us to remove the information.

Other websites

Our Site contains links to other websites, such as our partner’s websites or YouTube videos. Our Privacy Policy only applies to our own Site, so when you use these external links, please be aware of the privacy policies of these other websites.



Our Site uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. A cookie is a small data file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is stored on the device that you use to visit our Site. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze how you use this website or to embed videos. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies, through the pop-up screen on our Site, or by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. Opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.


We use the following types of third-party cookies:

  • Analytical cookies to collect anonymous web statistic and to record current session information, but we do not collect individual-based information.  We use Google Analytics to gather data on the number of people accessing our site, where they are accessing from, what pages they visit, and what technology they are using. Google Analytics cannot identify you personally but does allow us to understand our users as a group, for example by recording what browsers are being used. Analytics cookies may either be first party cookies or third-party cookies.
  • The YouTube movies embedded in our news section may contain third-party cookies. By agreeing to our cookie policy as shown by the button when you first arrive at our website, you agree to the collection of these cookies. Please note that Commonland has no control over the information collected by these third-party cookies, and we refer you to the relevant third party for details of their privacy policy.


Changes to Privacy Policy

If Commonland decides to change the Privacy Policy, it will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we might use or disclose that information. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be considered effective immediately after the changes are posted on this Site.


Contact Us

To send a complaint, remark, or question, please use the contact information below.


Data manager
Kraanspoor 26
1033 SE Amsterdam
The Netherlands


If you are of the opinion that Commonland has not handled a complaint satisfactorily, you can submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.