Privacy policy

1 Behind the website

1.1 My name is Henrike Dijkstra and I operate under the business name “Pencils and Stories.”
1.2 The Pencils & Stories business has been registered in the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) under number: 30245029
1.3 The website address for Pencils & Stories is:
1.4 For any questions regarding privacy you can contact me at
1.5 Visit the about page on for more information about me.

2 Why this policy?

2.1 This privacy policy explains how Pencils & Stories processes your data, what rights you have and what to do if you have a request related to your data.
2.2 Your privacy is important to me. I will only gather information from you that is necessary to provide you with a full functioning website, to enable comments on the pages and display the videos. I also want to see how many readers come to the website, where they come from and at which pages they arrive. I have anonymized the data where I can and in the cases I can’t I will make sure I have sufficient protection around your data.
2.3 If a new version of this privacy policy is released, it will replace all previous versions.
2.4 The website may contain links to other websites which may operate under another privacy policy. When you leave you will do so at your own discretion.

3 What control do you have over your own data?

3.1 Please be aware that if you disable any cookies and scripts in your browser you might not be able to use the website in its entirety.
3.2 If you do use all cookies and scripts on the website, please be aware that any articles on this site may include embedded content (embedded Youtube videos for example). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. This means that 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.


4.1 When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

5 Email list forms

5.1 I use Mailerlite as my email service provider. Their forms are GDPR compliant and I keep a record of your consent to me using your email address. You also need to confirm your subscription on the list. If you don’t confirm your subscription I will remove your data from Mailerlite. Email list consent may be revoked at any time. There is an unsubscribe link in any email I send you. I usually removed the data from those who unsubscribe to me at least once a month.

6 Cookies

A cookie is a little file of text that a website can place on your computer or device that stores any previously used information like your name, if you have been on the site before, etc.
6.1 If you have a WordPress account and you log in to this site, WordPress 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.
6.2 When you log into, it 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.

7 My promise

7.1 I will not share your data with any third party that is not necessary to provide you with the services here on the site.
7.2 For any third party I use for the running of this website, like my hosting provider, Jetpack and Mailerlite, I have a data processing agreement with these services in place.
7.3 You can request deletion of your data at any time by sending an email to Please include your name and email address so I know what to look for to delete.
7.4 I will never sell your data.

8 Data protection

8.1 I protect your personal data by ensuring my WordPress website stays up to date.
8.2 I have strong passwords and a system in place that ensures those login credentials stay safe. Where I can I use two factor authentication and/or fingerprint based technology.
8.3 I have backup software in place using Jetpack so I can not easily lose your data. (Never say never but it’s very hard to lose the website, and with it, the data)
8.4 I have a data breach protocol in place as specified by the GDPR privacy rules.

9 Your rights

As a resident of the EU and/or as a user or customer of Pencils & Stories, you have the following rights:
9.1 Right to information
The user of the website can ask what data is being processed and why.
9.2 Right to access
The user of the website can ask to view their information and request a copy of the personal data.
9.3 Right to rectification
The user of the website can ask for the personal data to be modified if they believe the data is not up to date or accurate.
9.4 Right to withdraw consent
The user of the website can withdraw their previously given consent for processing of their personal data.
9.5 Right to be forgotten / right to erasure
The user of the website can ask for the deletion of their data.
9.6 Right to data portability
The user of the website can ask me to transfer their personal data. I can provide you your data, or you might ask me to transfer it to another controller. (If reasonable) In that case, the data must be provided in a machine-readable electronic format.
9.7 All these requests can be made by contacting me through
9.8 Complaints about how Pencils & Stories handles data can be made at the Dutch Data Protection Authority:

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