Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

To give you the best service we will ask you for your contact details. Also, we like to know when, how long and with who you are planning to stay/live in Utrecht. To finalize any possible agreement or contract we need to have a copy of valid identification and a copy of a pay-slip or other proof of financial means.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are used for your convenience, they are sent to a specific address and stored there for an undefined period of time.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


All analytics, if any, are only used to check and enhance the performance of “Utrecht select” and is not shared or distributed.

Who we share your data with

All data needed to set up the rental agreement and/or contract are shared with the concerned landlord and/or owner. Al personal information and data is stored by “Utrecht select” and only shared with third parties after explicit permission from the holder.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

It is stored by “Utrecht select” and used for communication with you. Contact information will be shared with the concerned landlord and/or owner. Contact information will only be shared with other third parties after explicit permission.

Additional information

It is stored by “Utrecht select” and used for better service or legal documents. Information can be shared with the concerned landlord and/or owner. Information will not be shared with other third parties.

How we protect your data

All data and information are stored at a local machine with a backup at a controlled external server (cloud). Both with standard protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a breach, all involved persons will be notified. All passwords and codes will be updated and investigation to the breach will be started.

What third parties we receive data from

Concerned landlord(s) and/or owner(s) of the to be rented living space will receive personal data inclosed in the tenant agreement and rental contracts. Other third parties could be external agents and/or real-estate managers and/or company’s/persons who perform maintenance or other services for the building or the tenant.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

all information is hand-selected, no automated decisions or profiling are in place.