Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., Yes!Delft B.V. and PAL Robotics, operating as joint-controllers (hereinafter: we), have created this privacy notice to explain how we use personal data that we collect in the course of your application for and participation in the stacking challenge (Challenge).

We recommend that you read this notice carefully to understand how we use your personal data. If you have any complaints or questions after reading this notice, please contact us at:


What types of personal data do we use and how do we use your personal data?

We collect the following personal data provided by you when you apply for and eventually participate in the Challenge:

  • Name;
  • Email address;
  • Phone Number
  • House address
  • City and country of origin
  • Resume
  • Motivation letter

We process this data for our legitimate interests to manage your application, to enable the selection process and – when you are selected – to facilitate your participation in the Challenge.

Who has access to your personal data?

Access to your personal data is limited to personnel on a need-to-know basis for the above-mentioned purposes.

We may share your personal data with third parties acting on our behalf (processors). In such cases, these third parties may only use your personal data for the purposes described above and only in accordance with our instructions.

We will only share your personal data with law enforcement officials, supervisory or other government authorities if we are legally obliged to do so or where this is necessary to protect our property or legal rights.   

How long will we keep your personal data?

We retain your personal data for a limited amount of time and we will delete or anonymize this information after it is no longer necessary for the above-mentioned purposes. Personal data of those who have applied but are not selected to participate in the Challenge, will be deleted within one month after the selection process is completed. Personal data of the persons participating in the Challenge will be retained for three months after the Challenge is completed, unless a longer or shorter retention period is required by law, is necessary in the course of legal proceedings or is otherwise needed for a particular purpose under applicable law.

What measures do we take to protect your personal data?

We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful processing by ensuring that:

  • your personal data is protected against unauthorized access or modification;
  • the confidentiality of your personal data is assured;
  • the availability of your personal data will be maintained;
  • vendors acting on our behalf have received instructions on how to protect your personal data;
  • personnel are trained to treat your personal data in a secure way; and
  • actual or suspected data breaches are reported in accordance with applicable law.

Where do we store your personal data?

We are organizations with a global reach. Your personal data may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. In some cases, your personal data may be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as contractual measures (Standard Contractual Clauses) to safeguard the protection of your personal data. You can contact us to obtain a copy of these Standard Contractual Clauses. 

What rights can you exercise regarding your personal data?

You can request to access, rectify, erase or restrict personal data that you have previously provided to us. You can also object to our use of your personal data, or, where we process personal data based on consent, withdraw your consent. Furthermore, you can request to receive an electronic copy of your personal data for the purposes of transmitting it to another company (data portability). We explain each of these requests below. In each case, please send an email to if you would like to exercise any of your rights. You are free to decide which of the joint-controllers you would like to contact. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.


You are entitled to request access to the personal data we hold about you and to learn details about what data we collect and for what purpose we use it.


We take reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate and complete. However, if you do not believe this is the case, you can ask us to update or amend it.


In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask us to erase your personal data, for example where the personal data we collected are no longer necessary for the original purpose. However, this will need to be balanced against other factors. For example, we may not be able comply with your request due to certain legal or regulatory obligations.

Restriction of processing

In certain circumstances, you are entitled to ask us to temporarily stop using your personal data, for example where you think that the personal data we hold about you may be inaccurate or where you think that we no longer need to use your personal data.

Data portability

In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask that we transfer personal data that you have provided to us, to you or to a third party of your choice.


You have the right to object to processing, on grounds particular to your situation and where the processing is based on our legitimate interests. Unless we have a compelling legitimate ground for the processing, we will no longer process the personal data on that basis when you file an objection. Note, however, that we may not be able to provide certain services or benefits if we are unable to process the necessary personal data for that purpose.

Withdraw consent

We may ask for your consent to process your personal data in specific cases. When we do this, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

You also may contact us about the processing of your personal data via or lodge a complaint with a data protection authority for your country or region, or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs.

This Privacy Notice was published on July 15, 2021.


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