The information contained in this page is aimed at informing the reader about the data we collect, the reason why we do that and how we do protect it.

Who we are

Our website address is:
Email: contact (at)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Email address

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter or alternative service, email address and possibly other personally identifiable information may be requested. This information is consequently collected, and used solely to send you the Dutchgram newsletter, provide service, communicating with you, reacting to your requests, and improving our services. It will not be shared with third parties. It is stored permanently at sign-up, and it is deleted when you definitely unsubscribe.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


Dutchgram makes use of functional, analytical and tracking cookies. Cookies are small pieces of codes with little amount of data, used as anonymous unique identification data. Cookies are saved in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit the website.
This blog may use third-party code and software that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services – with solely technical functionality. You can accept or decline these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to decline our cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of this blog.
Cookies allow in fact a correct functioning of the website and the possibility to optimize it. They also allow to save your preferred settings, in order to improve your experience with our website.
At your first visit, we have immediately informed you about the use of these cookies and we have requested your approval to their use.

If you leave a comment on our site 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 visit our login page, 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.

Content from other websites

Embedded content

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


In this blog you will find multiple links to others websites. When you click on the link, you will be directly redirected there. Please note that we do not manage these websites, and thus we have no control or responsibility over the content, the privacy policy and the way they work. Thus we suggest you to check the privacy policy of these websites before starting surfing.

Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, Askimet. You can read the privacy statement of Askimet here.

We can hire external companies and individuals to improve our blog, to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services, or to help us analyze how our blog is used. These third parties have access to your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. They are, however, obliged not to disclose the information or to use it for other purposes. Links to privacy policies of services we make use of

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

How we protect your data

We use commercially worthy means to protect your data. But do not forget that no method via the internet or electronic storage is 100% safe and reliable, thus we cannot guarantee the absolute safety thereof.

Privacy for children

Our services are not meant for people younger than 13 years, and we do not collect deliberately personal information of such persons.
In case we realize that children younger than 13 did send personal information to us, we will immediately delete it from our servers. If you are a parent or tutor and you know that your child did share personal information with us, please contact us immediately so that we can take action.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive no additional data from third parties.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right of modifying this Privacy Policy at any time. We therefore advise you to check this page on regular basis, in order to be updated with the latest privacy policy.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any doubt, question or suggestion.

Last updated: 13/08/2019