Privacy statement

When you visit my website, email me or get in touch in any other way, I receive personal data from you. It’s not a lot, but I do store and process these data of yours. In this privacy statement I explain why this happens, what will happen to your data and how you can edit or remove them.

Which personal data do I use?

When you get in touch with me, I process your personal data. This could be because you fill in the contact form, you leave a message, or because you call or email me, or when you hire me as a journalist, researcher or writer.

This means I’m processing the following personal data from you:

  • Name and surname
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Other personal data you provide, for example inmcorrespondence or by phone.

When you visit my website I also gather information from you that’s not personal, like:

  • The name of the browser you use
  • The operating system you use
  • The service provider that connects you to the internet

Why do I use these personal data?

Roughly there are two reasons why I need your personal data. The first reason is that I use it to get in contact with you. For example to be able to call you, email you or send you a letter. The second reason is that I use it to analyse the visitor behaviour on my website, in order to improve it further.

What I don’t do with your personal data

I do not sell your personal data, nor do I share them with others. I do not use them to create elaborate visitor profiles or to make decisions based on automated processing. This means I do not use any computer programs or systems that work without human interference.

With which third parties do I share your personal data?

Normally, I am the only one who has access to your data. However, there are some third parties that have acces to your data or to parts of it. This is only the case when the law requires so or when it is necessary for me to carry out my undertaking.

We are talking about the following third parties:

  • The website hosting service, for saving the data from the contact forms.
  • Google Analytics, to analyse the data from visitors of my website.

What do I do with cookies?

Plants of Wisdom uses functional and analytic cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is saved in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit my website.

Functional cookies make sure the website is working as it should be. They can also remember your preferences. These cookies are used to make the website function well and optimal.

Analytic cookies gather information about the behaviour of visitors on a website.

There also exist tracking cookings, that trace the surfing behaviour of visitors. They make it possible to advertise more accurately. These kind of cookies need a cookie statement, because they use personal data. Plants of Wisdom does not use these kind of cookies.

You can unsubscribe to cookies by installing your browser in such a way that it doesn’t save cookies. It is also possible to remove all information that was saved before in the settings of your browser.

What do I do with Google Analytics?

The analytic cookies are used by Google Analytics. This program gives me insight into questions like: what pages are viewed the most? How long does a visitor stay on a page? And which links are followed? This makes it possible to improve the website and offer information that is suitable. The information is saved by Google on servers in the United States and processed into reports on the functioning of the website. Here you’ll find more information on the privacy policies of Google Analytics.

Google may share this information with third parties when Google is legally required to do so, or when third parties process this information for Google. I don’t have influence on this. I do not use any other Google services in combination with Google Analytics.

For how long do I store your personal data?

I do not store your personal data longer than necessary to realise the goals for which I gather them. Which means: I store your personal data up to two years after the last, necessary formal contact.

There is one exception: as entrepreneur in the Netherlands I am legally required to store my administration, including invoices with address information, for seven years.

Do you want to have a look at your data, adjust or remove them?

Of course you are allowed to have insight in your personal data and you have the right to correct them or let them be removed. Please contact me through the contact form if you want to adjust your data. I will react within four weeks at last, probably faster, but it happens that I’m away for holidays or that there are other reasons why I am less accessible.

Are you younger than 16 years?

When you are younger than 16 old, you need permission from your parents or legal guardian to visit my website, or to make use of my services.

Word of thanks

In writing this privacy statement I gratefully used the example of De Schrijfster.

Credits header: 'Mandala 4' by Duncan Blackwood.

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