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Plastic Soup Foundation is the publisher of: https://www.oceancleanwash.org/. Plastic Soup Foundation maintains this website, other URLs that represent this same website and supporting theme websites.

While the Plastic Soup Foundation has compiled the information on its websites with the greatest care, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind and cannot be held liable for the websites’ completeness, accuracy, and currency.

The https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/ website and other websites which the Plastic Soup Foundation compiles, and all the text and images and technical provisions are the copyright of the Plastic Soup Foundation. No part of these websites may be copied or reproduced and distributed in any way. This limitation also applies to printed matter, photocopies, videos, audios, film, saved computer files which may not be used in any other way than domestic usage. Permission to use any materials must be sought and obtained in writing from the editor.

Privacy Statement


The Plastic Soup Foundation (hereafter PSF) offers several services. For the proper functioning of these services it may be necessary to collect personal data or information and store it temporarily. Any personal data is collected, used and deleted with the greatest of care and in line with the law and regulations. The protection of personal data is essential to PSF. PSF is legally responsible for the processing of all personal data obtained through PSF websites, apps, PSF Webshop and other PSF services.

We are committed to ensuring that our services are transparent, personal and reliable. In that context, it is important that you know exactly what personal information PSF collects, how we use it and how you can exercise your privacy rights. This is described in more detail in this privacy statement.


If you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact:

Plastic Soup Foundation
Attn. Data Protection Department
Sumatrakade 1537
1019 RS Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Email address: gdpr[at]plasticsoupfoundation.org

What personal data does PSF collect? 

Depending on the type of service that you use or purchase, PSF may ask for the following personal data.

Orders on PSF Webshop, donors:

  • Contact and payment information (name, address, place of residence, date of birth, telephone number, email address, bank account number, customer/donor number where relevant).

Use of websites, apps and general online services:

  • Personal data (name, gender, home address, email address, telephone number and date of birth);
  • Interaction data (IP address, surfing behaviour on websites and apps, click behaviour, location data, cookie ID);
  • Information on taking part in regular promotions. These are data on taking part in contests, donations, auction and so on and information on birthdays or the birthday of someone else.

Subscribing to the PSF newsletter:

  • personal data (name, gender, home address, email address, telephone number).

For which purposes does PSF process personal data? 

  PSF processes personal data for the following purposes When do we use them?
1 Delivering your orders from the PSF Webshop If you place an order on the PSF Webshop, we need your name, email address, address, payment details and sometimes your telephone number. This allows us to deliver your order and keep you updated on the delivery. In some cases we share your personal data with third parties such as our payment provider and delivery services should it be necessary for an order. In these cases we only use selected trustworthy third parties and we make thorough agreements with them on issues such as security and confidentiality of personal data. If you purchase a product from the PSF Webshop. To carry out the agreement.
2 Becoming a donor If you register as a PSF donor, we save some information about you. This includes: your name, gender, email address, address, date of birth, payment details and telephone number. You can also sign up for the PSF newsletter. If you become a PSF donor.
3 Use of websites, apps and other online services We try to keep our services as interesting as possible for you. To this end, we use your data to improve your user experience of our website. If you use our online services.Based on permission or legitimate interest.
4 Newsletters If you have given permission, we use your details to mail our newsletter. We can thus keep you up-to-date on our activities, campaigns and news. You can always unsubscribe to our newsletter using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. After granting permission to subscribe to a newsletter.
5 Volunteers If you sign up as a volunteer at PSF, we save your name, email address and telephone number so that we can update you on particular campaigns. After voluntarily signing up as a volunteer
6 Service purposes We process your details to handle complaints and requests for information. If there are specific questions or complaints.
7 Following up legally required obligations Sharing personal data with third parties is sometimes mandatory on the basis of the law or a court decision, for example in the investigation of criminal offences or in connection with supervisory functions. If the law or the government obliges us to do so.

We will always ask your permission in advance before using your personal data for purposes other than those listed above.

How long does PSF keep personal data?

PSF does not retain personal data for longer than necessary for the above-mentioned purposes. The retention period for personal data depends on the purposes for which they are collected. Certain personal data that are required for fiscal purposes must be retained for seven years. Once your personal data are no longer needed, they will be anonymised or deleted.

For example, PSF will delete or anonymise your personal data within a reasonable period after receipt of a request to unsubscribe from the newsletter or to stop donations. This is subject to legal requirements and related retention periods.


Apart from the data that you provide PSF, data is also gathered through PSF websites and apps. The data is used for anonymous, statistical research as well as to align the websites to the preferences of our visitors. The latter is done partly through the use of cookies. Cookies are small, simple text files that your computer or mobile device saves when you visit our online services.

Insofar as PSF uses cookies to collect personal data, these are processed in accordance with the provisions in this privacy statement. You can set your preferences yourself when you use our websites and apps.

How does PSF protect personal data?

Personal data is only collected and used if this is legally permitted and the data is secured appropriately technically and organisationally against loss or any form of unlawful processing. To this end, PSF always uses a secured SSL connection during processes involving ordering or subscribing and the mailing of contact forms. PSF employees only have access to your personal data if this is necessary.

We make agreements on the security of your personal data with external third parties who process that data. If we use third parties to process personal data for us, we ensure that they also meet our security requirements. We do this, for example, through signing data processing agreements in which we specify the security measures to be taken and the use of the personal data.

How can you exercise your privacy rights?

The right to greater access to and correction or removal of personal data: The law applies different rights to persons whose personal data is processed and offers more means to check and control the processing of these personal data. You can request PSF at any time to inspect your data, change them or remove them permanently. To do so, contact us on gdpr@plasticsoupfoundation.org. State in the subject line that it is about privacy, and specifically a request for inspection, correction or removal. Please be aware that in some cases, PSF may ask for additional information, for example to confirm your identity.

The right to object: You have the right to object to the use of your personal data. If you inform us, through a certain media channel, that you do not wish to be contacted anymore, PSF will include you in a relevant file and your personal data will no longer be used for these purposes. Inform us accordingly on gdpr@plasticsoupfoundation.org. State clearly that the subject is privacy and specifically that you are using your right to object.

Changes to the privacy statement

PSF retains the right to change its privacy statement if there are good reasons for doing so. You are responsible for remaining up-to-date on the latest version of this privacy statement. The most current privacy statement is always available on www.plasticsoupfoundation.org. The date of the current version of our privacy statement is always given below the statement.

Last modified: 6 November 2018