Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated in February 2023 (represented by: PortXL Netherlands B.V., PortXL International B.V. and Stichting PortXL, hereinafter: “PortXL”) is strongly committed towards protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal data. This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains what kind of personal data PortXL processes, how PortXL processes it and for what purposes.

PortXL complies with laws and regulations that apply to us, including the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/ EC) OJ L 119, 4.5.2016. And following revisions) – GDPR

PortXL supports the notion,that you should be in control of your personal data. PortXL outlines below the best practices and efforts designed for processing activities and your rights with regard to your data (using clear and plain language).

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Our purposes and legal basis for processing personal data

Personal data is data that can be used to identify or contact an individual person. Which of your data PortXL may process and why, depends on how you choose to interact with PortXL and the context in which you provide information to PortXL.

In general PortXL processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • to enable you to contact PortXL and request services;
  • to invite start-ups and scale-ups to an introductory meeting;
  • to invite start-ups and scale-ups to selection days;
  • to invite mentors to the activities of the programs;
  • to connect the start-ups and scale-ups with the mentors;
  • to connect the start-ups and scale-ups with PortXL’s corporates;
  • if you have subscribed to PortXL’s newsletter, to send you electronic messages to keep you up to date about PortXL’s commercial developments and offers;
  • to send you invites for program events; and/or
  • to prepare or engage in agreements with start-ups and scale-ups (where necessary).

Personal data

PortXL asks for personal data as defined in Article 4(1) GDPR, for example when your start-up or scale-up is invited for selection days. The personal data that PortXL collects is provided by you, collected automatically, publicly available and/or is provided by third parties to PortXL.

Legal Basis

PortXL’s processing activities are based on a number of legal grounds. PortXL collects and processes your personal data after obtaining your consent, to comply with legal obligations, based on its/and/or your’s or both legitimate interest as set out in the purposes above.


You have the option to receive PortXL’s newsletter with information about developments (about PortXL’s company) and services. Each newsletter has the option to unsubscribe. When you subscribe to PortXL’s newsletter, your subscription will remain active until you unsubscribe.

Contact form

To enable you to contact PortXL with a question or request, there is a contact form on this website. Any information that is provided by you, will be used to respond to your question.

Retention period

PortXL will retain your personal data for as long as PortXL deems it necessary to enable you to use PortXL’s services, to comply with applicable laws, to resolve disputes with any parties, and otherwise if necessary to allow PortXL to conduct our business. All personal data PortXL retains will be subject to this Privacy Statement.

If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data PortXL processes about you, please contact PortXL via the contact details provided below.

Third parties

PortXL can engage third parties to which PortXL may disclose or transfer your personal data. In case these third parties process your personal data while performing services for PortXL, PortXL will be responsible for processing your personal data as a controller. For processing your personal data as described in this Privacy Statement, PortXL may disclose your personal data to the following parties:

  • PortXL’s accountants and advisors;
  • partners of PortXL.

Where applicable, PortXL has agreed upon a data processing agreement with the relevant third party as mentioned above.

PortXL will not disclose or transfer your personal data to third parties for commercial purposes. Only if the law obliges PortXL to do so, PortXL may provide your personal data to regulators and/or (tax) authorities. In all cases PortXL will take appropriate measures to guarantee confidentiality and security of your personal data as much as possible.


PortXL has in place appropriate (technical) and organizational measures, to protect the confidentiality and security of information with regard to your personal data. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place, designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

PortXL reserves the right to change this policy. PortXL may periodically change, modify, add, remove or otherwise update this Privacy Statement from time to time by posting a new Privacy Statement on this website. PortXL recommends consulting this Privacy Statement regularly, so that you are aware of these changes.

Your rights with respect to your data

Under the GDPR, you have the right to (request PortXL):

  • access to your personal data;
  • have PortXL correct your personal data, for example if your personal data is not accurate;
  • have PortXL erase your personal data (if it is no longer needed);
  • restrict PortXL from processing your personal data;
  • revoke your consent for processing;
  • an electronic copy of your personal data (data portability);
  • object to processing your personal data; and

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact PortXL via the contact details as stated below. PortXL may ask you to provide proper proof of your identity in order to prevent identity theft and the wrong party accessing your data.

National supervisory authority

In accordance with EU privacy laws and regulations, you have the right to report a complaint with the national supervisory authority. You can contact the Dutch Data Protection Authority here (‘Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens’).

Questions and contact details

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and Policy, the way PortXL process your personal data or if you wish to submit a request to exercise your rights or if you have any other privacy related question please contact PortXL:

Company name: PortXL Netherlands B.V., PortXL International B.V., Stichting PortXL


Telephone: +31 6 4004 7381


Address: PortXL Innovation Dock, Scheepsbouwweg 8, 3089 JW Rotterdam