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Your privacy is very important to me. I will treat your personal information that you have provided to me at all times with confidentiality and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On this page you can read my Privacy Statement, which informs you on what personal data is collected and why, how it is collected and used, and how it will be stored.

By visiting my website, you agree to this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use that apply to my website. Please note that all information shared with me on my website is shared via a secure connection, also known as an SSL. This means that no one is able to access your information except for me and/or others that may help handle my business affairs. I will not pass on any of your personal information to anyone. Your information will not be passed on to third parties for commercial purposes or for any other reason without your permission first.

What personal information do we collect and why?

On my website I will collect personal information that you give to me and also data that is automatically collected. For instance, when you sign up for my blog or newsletter, or any other form on my website, you may be asked to enter your first and last name, and your email address. This way I can reach you through the applicable channel. When you purchase a product on this website, you will be asked to enter your first and last name, your address, and your email address. This is necessary so that the Dutch government knows you are a real person and what your residence is. When you purchase a product, you will check out using either PayPal or Mollie. These are both secure payment systems. They are necessary to make payments and invoicing possible via the internet. Your payment details are sent directly to these services from our secure payment environment, and that information is not shared with anyone other than the service and me.

When do we collect information?

Your personal information is not collected unless you volunteer it. For instance, your information is collected when you register on this website, place an order, subscribe to my newsletter, leave a comment, or enter your information through any other form on this website.

How do we use your information?

Your data will be used in various ways:

• To confirm and deliver products that you have purchased from this website, such as online classes.
• Upon registering on this website, you are asked to create a username and password. Your information is stored in a protected area of the website. I am not able to view your password, but can see your username and email address.
• To email you if you have subscribed to my newsletter or blog. You will receive regular emails with information and updates on new classes, freebies and give aways, and anything else that I think you would find valuable. You will only receive these emails if you have given me explicit permission by subscribing to my blog or newsletter.
• To send you information about courses that you have purchased and to support you in our online learning environment.
• To request feedback on our products or services.
• To get third parties to whom we may outsource work to such as technical, marketing or customer service support. It may be used to contact you for the delivery of our products, services, for problems or to solve any issues with our newsletters and/or membership program. These third parties are required to treat your data confidentially.

Third-party disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce this website’s policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Below follows a list of the third-parties that I work with to serve clients on my website. If you visit my site and click on any of my links or videos, information may be collected from you:

How long do we use your information?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow it). They enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

If you leave a comment on this website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select ‘Remember me’, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Please understand however that if you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

These links may sometimes be affiliated. I however have no control over how these third parties deal with the GDPR. Therefore I request and encourage you to read the Privacy Statement and Terms of Use of these third parties yourself when you visit these websites.

Requesting insight and customizing your information

If you have subscribed to my newsletter or other things that I share on my website, I will email you at the email address you sign up with to ensure that you are receiving all of the information promised to you. I use Mailchimp as my newsletter service. This means that Mailchimp will receive your data to ensure that you receive the newsletters. However, this information is confidential unless you give me permission to share it in anyway. I will use this data for as long as you are a newsletter subscriber. If at any time you would like to stop receiving newsletters, you can unsubscribe by clicking on ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email that has been sent out to you.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw the permission to process your data that you have given us. If you would like to do this, please contact me via this link.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

It is recommended that you read this Privacy Statement regularly as any changes to my website may result in a change to this statement.

Questions about the Privacy Statement

If you have any questions, at any time about this Privacy Statement, please contact me via this link. This Privacy Statement will be kept up-to-date according to the development in the Privacy legislation.

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