Privacy Statement

European and Belgian legislation, as well as Brussels ordinances, may change, and so may my privacy statement. Therefore, I recommend that you read through this fine print from time to time.

Because of privacy laws, I created a privacy statement for I encourage you to review these when you visit my website. This contains information about what I collect, why I collect it, and how you can exercise your rights.

Contact details:

Jochem Oomen
Brussels, Belgium

Collection of personal data collects personal data from you, such as the data you provide to me through the website, email, phone and WhatsApp. I process these because you use my services or because, for example, you comment under a blog post or sign up for the mailing list.

Below is an overview of the personal data processed:

  • first name;
  • possibly last name;
  • email address;
  • your website;
  • possibly your phone number;
  • IP address;
  • device type;
  • Other personal data you actively provide, such as in a comment you post or in correspondence;
  • data about your activities on the website (think browser type and language, referral and exit pages, operating system and other data).

If you buy photos through a private gallery, the following data will be stored:

  • first name;
  • last name;
  • the country where you live;
  • street and house number
  • zip code;
  • place name;
  • email address;
  • company and VAT number if applicable;
  • bank account;
  • company name if applicable.
Due to Belgian legislation, I am obliged to keep it up to date as soon as it comes to invoicing and maintaining a customer list.

Why do I store personal data? retains your personal data for these purposes:

  • As soon as you have a response posts under a blog on, your name, e-mail address, website (if any), your IP address and the content of the post will become visible to me. I keep this information until you delete your post or I delete it.
  • When sending a email, I will review your email address, name and the content of the email. I keep all emails for several years, in accordance with Belgian law.
  • If you sign up for the newsletter your name, e-mail address and IP address will be visible to me. With the newsletter, I send a message as soon as a new article is online. There is an unsubscribe button in every email, which allows you to unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter at any time. For sending newsletters, I use Laposta. Based in Zutphen, Netherlands, this company adheres to European regulations.
  • I use the statistics program Google Analytics to analyze your behavior on the website in order to improve the website and tailor its offering to your preferences. Tracking data through Google Analytics will be retained for 14 months.
  • To create invoices, I process your name, e-mail address, billing address, phone number, customer number and company and VAT number (Chamber of Commerce number in the Netherlands). I need this information to process payments. The Belgian tax authorities require these records to be kept for 5 years. After that, I will remove it. I invoice from Belgium, so these must comply with European directives.

I do not use your information for any purposes other than those described above. Thus, your data will not be passed on for commercial purposes and/or charities.

My website does not collect any special personal data such as information feed political opinions, ethnic background, religious beliefs, health, criminal records or other matters.


If you want to know what I keep about you, you can send me an e-mail requesting access to your personal data. Should there be any inaccuracies, you can request that these data be amended, supplemented, removed or blocked. In LaPosta, you can do this independently, there is a link at the bottom of each email to do so.

You can also request me to transfer your personal data or you can object to the processing of your personal data due to special circumstances. To make sure this is from you, send me a copy of your ID with the request. In this copy, black out your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip of numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and national register number (in the Netherlands, Burgerservicenummer or BSN). This is to protect your privacy.


Protection of personal data is super important to me and therefore I take the necessary measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you feel that your information is still not secure or there are indications of problems, please contact me at

I secure your personal information in the following ways:

  • Use of software to secure your privacy, such as a virus scanner and firewall
  • My computer and phone are protected with passwords
  • Your data is transmitted via a secure Internet connection. This is called TLS (previously SSL). If you look in the address bar, you’ll see “https” and a padlock.
  • I am the only person who runs this website, no one else can access it.
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) applies to this website

Special and/or sensitive personal data

I also attach great importance to the privacy of persons under the age of 16. It is not my intention to collect data from this target group unless they have permission from their parents or guardian. I just can’t check if a visitor is over 16. This is why I recommend that parents be actively involved in their children’s online activities. This way you can prevent data being collected from your child without your consent. If you feel that this did happen, please contact me at, then I will immediately delete the data.


On this website, I use functional, analytical and tracking cookies. These are small text files that are stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit the website. The cookies I use have a purely technical functionality. This ensures that the website functions properly and your preferred settings are remembered.

Via Google Analytics places cookies that record your browsing habits. When you visit this website for the first time, you will be informed about the cookies and asked to consent to their placement. You can opt out of this by setting your browser to stop storing cookies. You can delete previously stored information through your browser settings.

Finally, it contains also affiliate links. These are links to third-party products. They may place cookies in your browser. If you buy the product in question afterwards, I will receive a small commission from the third party in question. It won’t cost you anything extra. Read more About affiliate marketing in my disclaimer.

As soon as you click on a link to another website, you get to another website. There, my privacy statement no longer applies. I encourage you to consult the privacy statements of the relevant parties to see how they handle your data.

Social media buttons

On the blog and footer of you’ll find social media buttons that make it easy for both of us to follow a website or share blogs via social media. Most social media works with cookies, but this is their own policy. This, unfortunately, is something I cannot influence. Be sure to read the privacy statements of the relevant social media channels to know how they handle your information.

Filing a complaint

Don’t agree with the way I protect your data? You can do that by sending me an email and we’ll first see if we can solve it together. If we don’t get around to it, you can always do it online via the Data Protection Authority. This body oversees the protection of personal data in Belgium.


Do you have further questions about my privacy or cookie policy, the understanding and accuracy of the personal information you gave me through this website, or requests to delete old information? Then send an email to
European and Belgian legislation, as well as Brussels ordinances, may change, and so may my privacy statement. Therefore, I recommend that you read through this fine print from time to time.

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