Privacy Statement


Article 1. Whom is this statement

This statement relates exclusively to the website address:

This free website is an initiative of International Anti Crime Academy, based in the Netherlands.

International Anti Crime Academy (hereafter: IACA) is a private company that focuses on vocational training in the field of ​​digital investigations (OSINT & SOCMINT)


Article 2. Privacy

IACA takes privacy seriously. We process personal data about you by using our website, our services and also because you provide this information to us.

We do our best to process the information you have provided to us in a careful manner.

This privacy statement gives you a clear overview of what personal data we process, how we deal with these personal data and also explains as clearly as possible why we collect it.

Within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), IACA is a so-called responsible party.


Article 3. Personal data that we process

  • The personal data that we process from you are:
  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Other personal data that you actively provide for example in correspondence
  • Information about your activities on our website.
  • Internet browser and device type


Article 4. Special and / or special personal data that we process

Our website and / or services do not intend to collect data about visitors or persons under the age of 16. Unless they have permission from parents or guardians. However, we can not check if a visitor is older than 16. We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent.

If you are convinced that we have collected personal information about a minor without this consent, please contact us via our suggestion page and we will delete this information.


Article 5. Why and for how long

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To e-mail you if necessary
  • To analyze your behavior on the website in order to improve our website and to adapt it to your preferences
  • To prevent abuse

IACA does not store your personal data for longer than strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected.

Based on automated processing, IACA does not make decisions about matters that can have (significant) consequences for people. These are decisions taken by computer programs or systems, without a person in between.


Article 6. Sharing of data

IACA will not sell your information to third parties and will only provide this information if this is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

With companies that process your data in our order, we conclude a Data Processing Agreement to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data.


Article 7. Mapping website visits


IACA only uses anonymised functional cookies, these are cookies that do not infringe your privacy.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website.

The cookies we use are necessary for the technical operation of the website and your ease of use. They ensure that the website works properly and remember, for example, your preferences. We can also optimize our website with this.

What if you do not like cookies

You can opt out cookies by change the settings of your internet browser, so it does not store cookies anymore. In addition, you can also delete all information previously saved via the settings of your browser.

Entered information:

IACA can not view, monitor or store the information, queries and keywords you provide on this website.

Comments on the website:

When visitors leave comments on the contact form or forum, we collect the data shown in the response form, the IP address of the visitor and the browser user agent to help detect spam.

An anonymous string, created on the basis of your e-mail address (this is also called a hash), can be sent to the Gravatar service if you use it. The privacy policy page can be found here: After your response is approved, your profile photo will be publicly visible in the context of your response.


If you are a registered user and upload images to the site, you should avoid uploading images containing EXIF ​​GPS location data. Visitors to the website can download the images from the website and view the location data.


Article 8. Data collection when use contactform or leave comments on our forum


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we store a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and will be deleted as soon as you close your browser.

Once you log in, we will save some cookies in connection with your login information and display options. Login cookies are valid for 2 days and cookies for display options 1 year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will be saved for 2 weeks. Once you log out of your account, login cookies are removed.

When you change or publish a message, an additional cookie is saved by your browser. This cookie does not contain personal data and only contains the post ID of the article that you have edited. This cookie is expired after one day.

Embedded content from other websites:

Messages on this site may contain embedded (embedded) content (for example, videos, images, messages, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited this other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third party tracking and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including the interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website. The same applies when you visit another website via this site (for example, marketplaces, forums etc.)


Article 9. Google Analytics

Through our website a cookie is placed of the company Google. These cookies are part of the Analytics service. We use this service to investigate how you as a visitor use our website and Google makes clear reports about this.

Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. IACA has no influence on this. We have Google explicitly not permitted to use the obtained information for other Google services through the terms.

IACA has signed a Data Processing Agreement with Google. The information that Google collects is anonymized so that it does not infringe your privacy.

When you leave a comment on this website, the reaction and the metadata of that reaction will be kept forever. In this way we can automatically recognize and approve follow-up reactions instead of moderating them.

For users who are registered on our website (if applicable), we also store personal information in their user profile. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username can not be changed). Website administrators can also view and change this information.

Responses from visitors can be guided through an automated spam detection service.


Article 10. View, modify and delete

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your permission to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by IACA and you have the right to data transferability. This means that you can submit a request to us for the personal data. which we have of you in a computer file sent to you or another organization mentioned by you. You can request access to, correction, deletion, transfer of your personal data or request for cancellation of your permission or make objection to the processing of your personal data. If so, please send your personal details via our suggestion page.

With such a request, we ask you to send a copy of your proof of identity with the request. Make your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and citizen service number (BSN) black in this copy. This is to protect your privacy.

We respond as quickly as possible, but within four weeks, at your request.


Article 11. Complaints

IACA would like to point out that you have the opportunity to file a complaint with the national supervisory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority. This can be done via the following link: authority-personal data/tip-ons


Article 12. Data security

IACA takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not secure or that there are indications of abuse, please contact us via our suggestion page.


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