Privacy Policy

In the context of the GDPR coming into effect on May 25, 2018, the Privacy Statement of is below. Thanks to R. Snijders from Vakblog, Karin Winters and Martha Pelkman for their advice and assistance. If you want to use this text, or parts of it, you are free to do so.

PERSONAL DATA THAT IS PROCESSED can process personal data about you, because you provide it to me yourself when filling out a contact form on the website. can process the following personal data:

• Your first and last name;

• Your email address;

• Your IP address.


I at process your personal data to be able to contact you if you request it.


I do not store your personal data longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected. Your data will not be kept for longer than one year.

WORDPRESS DATABASE, SERVER LOGS AND EMAIL ADDRESS is a so-called self-hosted WordPress weblog. The data that this self-hosted blog stores is processed in a database. This database is hosted by my web host Ultimately, is responsible for the content of this weblog. can only view this data indirectly and only with my permission.

Server logs are also kept, which can be used in case of emergency in case of (fatal) errors, either by the server or otherwise.

In addition, I have created an e-mail address, linked to my domain name. A copy of this is also – although short-term – stored on the server of my web host ( The moment I request e-mails via my mail client on my computer, those e-mails are deleted from the server. And they remain safe on my password-protected computer until you object to this.

Third parties, such as, have concluded a processing agreement with me from


I only provide your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.


General visitor data is kept on this website, including the IP address of your computer and the time of retrieval and data that your browser sends. This data is used for analyzes of visit and click behavior on the website. uses this information to improve the functioning of the website. This data is anonymized as much as possible and is not provided to third parties.


To measure how successful this blog is, the statistics function is also used to keep track of how many visits are made to the pages and posts of this blog. The date, time and the requested page/url, information such as the browser used, the website that brought a visitor to or search terms used are registered. This is done anonymously and cannot be traced back to individual visitors via IP addresses.


Because the statistics of are limited in terms of reports, a cookie from the American company Google is placed via as part of the Analytics service. uses this service to keep track of and to receive reports on how visitors use the website. For the processing of the collected data, a data processing amendment has been signed with Google to which the European Data Protection Directive applies. Google is not allowed to use the obtained Analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data. As of May 25, 2018, this privacy policy applies to Google (Analytics).

If you want to block all data processing by Google Analytics, you can do so via a browser plugin. For website owners, however, this means that they have less or no insight into the visits to their site. While I respect everyone’s choice for privacy, I would like to ask that you consider this in your decision. I write the blog posts on for those who want to read it and the fact that I know it is read ensures that new blog posts keep coming.


As far as is now clear in the Telecommunications Act and the bill of October 2014 regarding the amendment of Article 11.7a, the so-called Cookie Act, all cookies used by fall under the exceptions for which no permission is required.

By using and clicking through to third-party services, such as share buttons from,,, and, cookies from other parties may also be placed on visitors’ computers/devices. has no further influence on this.


More information about enabling and disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using the Help function of your browser. There are also tools such as to gain insight into which cookies are placed, including the option to block them.


It is not necessary to create an account if you want to respond to blog posts on It is necessary to enter a name (may be an alias) and an e-mail address. Optionally, a link to a website can be added to a comment.

The e-mail address or your IP address are never visible to other visitors, because they are only visible in the administrative interface of The e-mail address will only be used if the administrator must/wants to contact the commenter by e-mail. The IP and/or e-mail addresses received will not be published, sold or otherwise distributed.


You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data, as you have provided yourself in the comments on blog posts. WordPress is able to bundle all data collected on, linked to your e-mail address, and to send it to the e-mail address in question. Let me know from which email address I should check this and you will receive a zip file by email.


I take the protection of your data seriously and take appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. This site uses a reliable SSL Certificate to ensure that your personal data does not fall into the wrong hands.

The (security) updates of my iMac, iPad and iPhone are installed automatically when I use them. I also make sure that I install new versions of WordPress and the updates of various plugins – on average within a few hours.

If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of misuse, or if you would like more information about the security of this site and collected personal data, please contact thru my contact page.


I can be reached as follows:

Name: Irene van Putten, established in Haarlem

E-mail address:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Statement.


May 21, 2018