Ahhh, don’t we Dutch people live in a great country?
I had this once with the VNU (Nieuwe Revu to be exact). The send me a letter regarding a article I had on my website. The letter had the same content (do they copy those letters?). Remove or get sued. Now here comes the realy extremely funny part.
First of all: E-mail has no legal means in Holland (yet), so it can’t be used to build a case.
Second: If the E-mail doesn’t refer to a specific person or persons and you’re not registered at the Cambre of Commerce (KvK), you can put it right in the trashcan.
Third: If you get a letter at your home (like I did), just move your page outside of The Netherlands, because they have to sue you in that specific country.
Fourth: Make their lives like hell! You can do this by referring to the dutch law. Just let them tell you in writing how they got your address. If they can’t tell you, you can sue them. If they can, they probably had to get it somewhere else, which is another violation. You can ORDER them to remove your name, address and anything else they have on you from any archive they have. Be sure to tell them if you are ever again contacted by them, you’ll sue their butts of. Be aware you mention that you won’t exept Fl. 25,- administration costs (which they can legaly send you a bill for). If you mention this they have to inform you within 2 weeks (!) and no costs can be claimed.
I just LOVE this country.
Be smart and use they law against them…don’t be scared! And last but not least…NEVER ever sign, fax or email anything to them which states you’ll never do this again. Because next time you will be busted!
Dutch law referrals: Wet op Persoonsregistratie en Wet op de Privacy. Eventueel nog Wet op het Briefgeheim.
I did… hehehe