Privacy Statement Games Monitor 2018

Dutch Game Garden collects data through a questionnaire via Survey Monkey with the sole purpose of using it to compile information for the Games Monitor 2018 for the Netherlands. We will treat this information carefully. In this document you will find the measures we have taken to protect your data. This specific information concerning the Games Monitor is an addition to our general privacy policy which can be found here.

Personal data

‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.

Collecting data for the Games Monitor

With the sole purpose of compiling the Games Monitor 2018 we collect data from Dutch game companies through the use of a questionnaire. For collecting the data we use Survey Monkey. Survey Monkey’s international headquarters are based in Dublin, Ireland. They have taken extensive measures to ensure they are GDPR compliant. More information on Survey Monkey’s security measures can be found here.

Cooperation in the Games Monitor research is voluntary. You can stop the questionnaire at any given moment.

At Dutch Game Garden only a limited number of employees have access to the original data collected through Survey Monkey. Through Survey Monkey we collect Personal Information of companies. Directly identifiable personal information will be replaced by pseudonymized data as soon as possible. The original data in Survey Monkey will only be saved during the duration of the research to keep track who has already filled in the questionnaire. This is done to prevent double counting one company if more than one employee accidentally fills in the questionnaire.

All data analysis will be done with this pseudonymized data only. Dutch Game Garden will only publish statistical information when data are not directly recognizable or traceable to a single natural person or company.

Dutch Game Garden will never provide recognizable or traceable data to third parties. We have taken measures against theft, loss or misuse of personal data.


Dutch Game Garden protects your data with technical and organizational measures. The most important ones are:

  • When you fill in a Games Monitor questionnaire these data are processed in a secure environment. Only authorized employees who need the data for the analysis for the Games Monitor have access to this data.
  • As early as possible in the process we will delete individual information from data. This means that the research data do not contain names, addresses, email addresses or other personally identifiable information.
  • All Dutch Game Garden personnel involved in the Games Monitor research is bound by confidentiality policies of the organization. Due to the sensitive nature of the Games Monitor research they have signed an additional confidentiality statement.
  • Dutch Game Garden only uses the data for statistical and research purposes. Use for fiscal, administrative, control or judicial purposes is legally excluded. We will not use the data for marketing purposes.

Retention of Personal information

For the Games Monitor research we have different files containing data. Below you will find an overview of these different types of information, the way we use them and how long we will keep the information:

  • List of Dutch game companies: based on our knowledge and using public available information we have compiled a list of companies we think are active in the Dutch Games industry. This list is the basis for our research and contains personal information (for instance addresses and websites). We keep this list stored in a safe environment until a next edition of the Games Monitor research will be done to make comparison possible.
  • Survey Monkey data will be kept during the Games Monitor 2018 research period and will be deleted after the research has been published.
  • Anonymized data (tables and figures) in the Games Monitor publication (in print and online) fall outside the scope of this privacy policy.