Privacy & Legals



Last updated: January 20, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.
  • Affiliate means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where “control” means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.
  • Application means the software image, named MonetDB, provided by the Company, with which You can start a virtual machine on a cloud infrastructure.
  • Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to MonetDB Solutions B.V., Science park 408, 1098XH Amsterdam.
  • Country refers to: Netherlands
  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Service refers to the Application.
  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.
  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.


Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

We do not collect Personal Data.

Usage Data

We do not collect Usage Data.

Use of Your Personal Data

Not applicable.

Retention of Your Personal Data

Not applicable.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Not applicable.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

Not applicable.

Law enforcement

Not applicable.

Other legal requirements

Not applicable.

Security of Your Personal Data

Not applicable.


Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.

If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.


Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

By email:




As of the Jul2015 version of MonetDB (released on Friday, August 28, 2015), the license of MonetDB is the Mozilla Public License, version 2.0. For all earlier license versions, the MonetDB Public License Version 1.1 applies.

The intellectual property and trademarks of MonetDB rests with MonetDB B.V. The code base is distributed under the liberal Mozilla open-source license Mozilla Public License, version 2.0 on an “AS IS” basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. It permits parties to redistribute, refine and improve it for both commercial and non-commercial purposes as long as proper attribution is given to its origin by reference to the License and inclusion of the quote:

This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file, You can obtain one at Copyright 1997 - July 2008 CWI, August 2008 - 2020 MonetDB B.V.

This license structure ensures that the MonetDB code-base can be freely used by the community without inflicting on the proprietary rights of commercial products derived from the software. Contributions of software should either comply with the MonetDB license or produce an amendment. Contributions to the MonetDB source code are required to be free of any IPR claims by third parties.

The IPR rest with MonetDB B.V. using the permissible license agreement for using the total system for whatever educational and economic venture. The COPYRIGHT and IPR on information shared rest at MonetDB B.V. unless an explicit disclaimer is included in such communications. Contributors wishing to include functionality may be required to sign an IPR release form. Answers to many questions about the license can be found in the MPL 2.0 FAQ.

The COPYRIGHT and IPR on the website, documentation, and logo(s) rest at MonetDB B.V. It may be referenced through URLs pointing directly to portions of the MonetDB website, but may not be copied in any form, including distributed in electronic form, nor traditional printing without the expressed approval of MonetDB B.V.

To promote the MonetDB technology you can freely use any of the logos shown below for inclusion in your web-sites. Any other use of the logo requires explicit approval of MonetDB B.V.

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Website privacy

The MonetDB website is monitored with Google Analytics to obtain a rough indication of the take-up of our offerings. Its aggregated information can be used to justify investments into its development and maintenance. When you visit our website, our servers automatically log your IP address and/or host name.