Privacy Policy

WTS World Tax Service B.V. (hereinafter “we”, “us” or “WTS”) processes personal data as a data controller in the meaning and according to the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereafter: ‘the European Regulation’)

1. The subject of data protection is personal data

Personal data protected by the European Regulation is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data that we process may include: your first and last names, prefix, title, contact details like your email address and phone number, your IP address, data related to your visit to our website, other personal data you may provide to us to attend a seminar or other event or that you may provide us or that we may obtain in relation to the purposes and grounds on which personal data is collected, processed and stored.

2. Collecting, processing and using personal data

As a rule, WTS shall only collect, process and use personal data to the extent permitted or prescribed by the European Regulation or other legal provisions or to the extent that you have consented to this as a user of our websites or otherwise.
WTS will not store your personal data any longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the personal data was given or to comply with relevant laws and regulations.
Processing your personal data will be done by us based on performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, a legitimate interest or your consent.
We may process your personal data to provide our services, to comply with legal and regulatory rules, for marketing aims or to generate statistics regarding the use of our website.
We have taken appropriate measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized or unlawful processing

3. Automatic collection, processing and use of data during your visit to our website

When you visit our website, it is not necessary for you to actively enter information about yourself. However, we shall collect specific data, either anonymously or by using a pseudonym, in order to evaluate your usage behaviour. In addition, cookies are used on our website. Cookies are small data packets created by our web server and filed on the hard drive of your computer to enable your computer to communicate with the server.

3.1 General right of objection

You may exercise your right to reject cookies at any time. Should you wish to do this, you can adjust your browser accordingly without prejudice to the other opt-out opportunity set out below. Please refer to the Help function on your browser for details on how to do this.
If you do not accept cookies, you may be unable to use the full range of functions on our websites.

3.2 Types of cookies

The following types of cookies are used on our websites:
• Session cookies
To improve presentation and navigation; these become invalid after you leave our websites.
• Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), uses cookies to analyse your use of websites.
The information about your use of these websites generated by the cookie shall be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. Before being transmitted, your IP address shall be truncated to the last octet in the European Union or European Economic Area. The complete IP address shall only be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google shall use this information on our account in order to evaluate your website usage, compile reports on website activity and render additional services for WTS Group associated with website and internet usage.
The (truncated) IP address transmitted by your browser by using Google Analytics shall not be linked to other Google data.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and resulting from the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of data by Google, by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available under:
Please note that by following this link, you will leave the WTS website. We shall not carry out any processing of the data concerned.

4. Collection, processing and use of data manually entered by you on the website

If you request publications or press releases from us via this website, register for seminars or otherwise wish to contact us, we require you to enter specific information about yourself. You can provide this information manually at the appropriate place on our website. In principle, we shall collect, process and use this data only for the required purpose, for example for processing your requests and/or for sending the respective publication. If, in exceptional circumstances, data is collected, processed and used for other purposes, this will only be carried out based on your consent.

5. Transmitting your data to third parties

Where required, we shall pass on personal data to companies outside WTS, taking into consideration data protection requirements. In principle, we shall not transmit personal data collected via this website to countries outside the European Union or European Economic Area. Anything else shall only come into question in the instance explained in Point 3.2.

6. Your rights to information, correction, blockage and deletion

You may demand information at any time from WTS as the responsible company regarding the data stored about you, the purpose of storing the data and its origins.
You shall also reserve the right to correct, block and delete your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Please direct any requests in this regard to us by email at


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