H.O.G. Online privacy statement / disclaimer

Personal privacy and information security are a common concern for the H.O.G.®, its members and visitors to this website. This statement describes the H.O.G.®’s internet privacy and information security policies and measures.

The World Port Chapter collects and stores the following information about you when you visit the World Port Chapter website: name of the domain that gives you access to the Internet (e.g. hetnet.nl or skynet.be if you connect through those providers); the date and time you visit the website; and the Internet address of the website where you accessed our website. The Chapter uses this information to track the number of visitors to the various sections of the site. This allows the H.O.G. to better tailor the website to its members and prospective members.

The H.O.G. will not acquire identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. If you decide to send information about your e-mail address, registration or other personal information over the Internet, you do so of your own free will.

The World Port Chapter will not disclose personal information in its possession except in the following cases:

  • At your request, which may be oral, written, telephone, electronic or other means recognised by us;- To help the H.O.G. evaluate its programmes and continuously improve the quality of your experience on line and as a member;
  • When disclosure is required by law, such as in the case of a court order, subpoena, lawsuit or government investigation, or to protect and enforce our rights;- To companies that provide services to the H.O.G.® in connection with your membership, such as data processing firms and agencies or the processing of financial transactions;
  • To sister companies of Harley-Davidson® or carefully selected third parties for their own use to provide products and services or other capabilities to you, unless you have given us written notice not to do so; and
  • In connection with a quality review (due diligence) or financial audit (audit) of the Harley-Davidson Company.

Your use of and connection to our website indicates your understanding of and agreement with this privacy statement. If for any reason you suspect that information about your person or about your membership of the H.O.G. is inaccurate or if for any reason you believe that the H.O.G. has not adhered to these privacy principles, you can notify us by contacting the H.O.G. Customer Service.



The person responsible for this internet site and applications is the World Port Chapter (WPC).

Applicability of General Terms and Conditions

By accessing this internet site and applications (hereinafter: the website for short) of WPC and/or using the information offered on or via the website/application, you agree to the applicability of the General Terms and Conditions set out below.


The WPC reserves the right to amend the General Terms and Conditions in the interim, it is therefore wise to read the General Terms and Conditions regularly.


The WPC has compiled the website/application with the utmost care and attention. Although the WPC has tried to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information from reliable sources, it cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the information provided on or via the website/application. Information essential to the user should always be verified for accuracy by the user. Decisions made by the user on the basis of information on the website/application, are for his/her own account and risk. WPC is not responsible for third-party contributions on the website/application, such as participation in a forum, providing texts, images, photos and other visual materials, sound materials, ideas and concepts. The WPC is entitled to immediately remove such third-party information from the website/application. The provision on the website/application of hyperlinks to internet sites of third parties does not mean that the WPC recommends the products or services offered on or through these internet sites. The use of such hyperlinks is entirely at the user’s risk. WPC does not accept any liability for damages (such as direct, indirect, special, incidental, immaterial or consequential damages) arising in any respect from or related to the use of the website/application or the (in)accessibility of the website/application, including breakdowns, interruptions or errors in the electronic delivery of services requested through the website/application, or the content offered on or through the website/application, including third-party contributions or hyperlinks from or to third-party sites.

Copyright and intellectual property rights

The (intellectual) property rights relating to the content and design of the website/application, including the texts, data files, photos and other (still and/or moving) visual material, sound material, are vested in the WPC or its licensors. The user may only use the content of the website/application for personal and non-commercial use. This means that all other use is not permitted, unless prior written consent has been obtained from the WPC.

With regard to voluntary contributions (including the provision of texts, images, photographs and other visual material, sound material, ideas, etc.) provided to the WPC by users of the website/application in response to a call, a request or otherwise, the following conditions apply. By submitting the contribution, the user guarantees that he/she possesses all intellectual property rights, including copyrights, to the contribution and indemnifies the WPC against possible claims by third parties in this regard. The user grants the WPC by his/her participation the unrestricted right to publish and reproduce the contribution. Exercise of this right may take place through all possible forms of distribution, i.e. linear or on demand and regardless of the medium (current or to be developed in the future) over which it is distributed, including but not limited to telephone connections, cable and the Internet, to fixed or mobile devices such as TVs, PCs, handhelds, telephones e. d. and any other distribution of signals or recordings via fixed or mobile (broadcasting or tele) communication networks and services, including but not limited to the publication of the contribution on the website/application and the storage of the contribution in (electronic) databases and other files.

Technical Conditions

The website/application is only intended for personal consultation via normal browser visits. Linking and referring to pages of this website/application on the Internet is permitted in principle, however these links must lead visitors directly to the context, within which the WPC offers content. Video and audio streams may only be shown via a link to a page or an embedded player. Reproduction, inframing, republishing, editing or adding is not permitted. Similarly, circumventing or removing technical security features or enabling others to do so is not permitted.Use of the WPC logo for the purpose of linking or referencing is not permitted without written consent.

Privacy statement


To receive WPC Newsletters and to participate in some parts of the website/application, the registration of your personal data is necessary or desired. In addition, your data may be used to inform you about events. Your non-public data will not be disclosed to third parties or used for any other purpose outside these situations, with the exception of legal obligations to provide data to competent authorities if requested.


By applying or registering, you unambiguously consent to the registration of your personal data by the WPC.Persons under the age of 16 may only register with the consent of their parents or guardian.


Your data entered via the website/application are recorded in a data file. In order to best protect your personal data, this data is stored on secure (web) servers located in a secure computer room.


You may access your personal data at any time, by sending a written (via letter or e-mail) request to this effect to WPC secretary@worldportchapter.nl. WPC will then promptly provide you with an overview of your personal data held by WPC. If you are of the opinion that your personal data should be corrected, supplemented, removed or blocked, you can report this in writing (via letter or e-mail) to WPC. WPC will comply with your instructions as soon as possible, unless WPC is unable to do so. In that case, WPC will delete your personal data from its file(s).

Further data processing in addition to data provided by you yourself, data are also collected relating to visits to the website/application.All data are used for anonymous, statistical research, on the one hand, and to tailor the website/application as much as possible to our visitor’s preferences, on the other. The latter is done partly through the use of cookies. More information on cookies can be found below.


Cookie law

There has been a new law since 1 June 2012, the Telecom Act. As a result, every website/application is legally obliged to inform the user about ‘cookies’ and ask permission for their use. WPC’s website/applications also use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that remember your preferences while surfing and store them on your own computer. A cookie does not store your name, your address, your age or any other personal information. They only remember your preferences and interests based on your browsing behaviour.

What cookies does the WPC use?

The WPC’s website/applications use cookies. These are:

  1. Functional cookies
    Necessary cookies: In order to browse the sites properly, we sometimes use cookies. Your PC remembers the layout you have created. We do not need to ask your permission for these cookies.
  2. Cookies from external parties
    On the site, we use Facebook, Youtube, Hyves, Twitter, widgets and other social media. We find it practical and convenient to put the tweets and videos and reaction option on our sites via Facebook, for example. In turn, these external parties analyse click behaviour.

How can I disable cookies?

Disabling cookies only affects the computer and browser on which you perform this action. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you need to repeat this operation as often as necessary.

N.B. Disabling cookies may cause certain content and/or one or more functionalities on the website/application to become unavailable.

Forum Terms and Conditions

In addition to the General Terms and Conditions set out above, participants in discussion forums and other similar (parts) of the website/application are additionally subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • It is not allowed to post offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or otherwise inappropriate contributions, as interpreted by the WPC.
  • It is not allowed to post advertisements and/or commercial/promotional contributions.
  • It is not allowed to post personal information of others (such as e-mail addresses, private addresses and/or telephone numbers).
  • The use of offensive login names and/or signatures is not allowed.
  • Posts that, in WPC’s interpretation, do not comply with the forum conditions may be edited or deleted without warning.
  • Users who do not comply with the forum conditions may be removed from the forum.
  • Complaints regarding the operation and or content of a forum, should be made via personal correspondence to the WPC and not posted on the forum itself.
  • No correspondence about the forum conditions can be entered into with the WPC.