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Definition and Your Legal Rights
Under EU law, any data that can be used to identify people is considered personal data. It doesn’t matter whether you are an EU citizen or not. You own all data that is collected about you within the European Union. You have the legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, the right to demand correction or deletion, and the right to withdraw your consent for their further use.
You can contact us when you want to exercise your rights. Please use our contact form. Dutch law (‘Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens, Wbp) prevents us from sharing personal data with anyone but the owner of that data. Therefore, we require proper identification before sharing personal data with you.
Collection of personal data
When you use our contact form, you will be sharing personal data with us. We will have your name, your email address and your IP address. The form will use that information to email us your message, allowing us to reply directly to you.
As an extra precaution we have made sure that no data submitted through our contact form will be stored in our database. Your communication with the site is encrypted through SSL (the little green lock in your browser’s the address bar).
You will also be sharing your personal data with us when you comment on one of our entries. We use these data for moderation purposes. We collect your name, your email address, your IP address and any optional data like your website URL. Other users won’t be able to see your email or IP address; the only people who can see it are our site administrators.
We won’t use the data you submit to our website for anything else than moderation and won’t share it with third parties. Ever.
We will never send any newsletters to anyone without their explicit consent. When you sign up for our newsletter, you will be sharing your personal data with us. We collect your first and last name, your email address and the IP address you used when you signed up. We can also see where you signed up for our newsletters: via our site, via Patreon or via our Contact Form.
It is also possible for you to fill out additional data like your sex and your birthday. We use this data for demographics. We may use your birthday to send out goodies on your birthday in the future as well.
If you want to unsubscribe from our newsletter, you can do that by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter.
We use Google Analytics to see how people are using our site in order to improve user experience. This service stores cookies on your computer.
Another Google service, YouTube, stores cookies when you watch videos embedded on our site. Google can share this information with other parties when ordered to do so by law or when third parties work for Google. We have no control over this. We don’t allow Google to use the information for other services than their Analytics service.
When you donate, you will be sharing personal data with us. When you use iDEAL on our site, it will store the amount donated, your payment ID, your transaction ID and the exact time of your donation in our database. Your name, banking data and other sensitive data will not be stored on our site. We use Stichting Mollie for our iDEAL payments; your personal data will be stored there. We can connect payment and transaction IDs to your name and IBAN over there. This information will be processed in our financial administration. You can find Mollie’s privacy statement on their website.
It’s also possible to donate using the PayPal button. In that case, no data will be stored in our database. You will be transferred to PayPal directly via a secure connection. PayPal will process your payment for us at their site. We can see the amount you’ve donated, your name and transaction ID in our PayPal account. We use this information for our financial administration. Read PayPal’s privacy statement.
We make sure to treat your data carefully and won’t keep it longer than the mandatory statutory period dictates. Dutch law requires us to keep our financial records for seven years.
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